News archive from 8 February 2018

Gig ticket prices have doubled since 1990s

Gig ticket prices have doubled since 1990s

Average ticket prices for big arena gigs have doubled since the late 1990s, the BBC has found. Taking inflation into account, prices have risen by 27%. BBC 5 live's Wake Up to Money studied data from the National Arenas Association, which tracks...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 

Trial date for Barrow driver accused of failing to provide a sample of breath

Sonia Diane Cappa, 41, of Greenhill Close, Barrow, denied the charge at South Cumbria Magistrates' Court today (7). The incident allegedly took place on January 23 in Barrow. Cappa will return to the court on March 29 for trial.

 

Climate change-driven collapse of rainforests 307 million years ago spurred mass extinction among Earth's...

Climate change that occurred 307 million years ago caused some species to perish and others to thrive, according to a new study. The research, from the University of Birmingham, suggests some species of tetrapods - vertebrates that have four feet -...

 

Security researcher discovers troubling flaw in Amazon's Key device that could let ANYONE into your home...

The security behind Amazon's Key device has been called into question again.  A researcher discovered a way to break into a home that's protected by Amazon Key, a device that lets deliverymen enter your property, using an app to unlock your door,...

 

Pornhub, Twitter and Reddit ban AI-generated fake porn, slamming users who upload content featuring...

Several top web firms are taking action against users who spread fake porn videos of celebrities on their sites, also known as 'deepfakes.' Pornhub, Twitter and Reddit have all banned the AI-generated porn from being posted on their platforms, saying...

 

A positive attitude could protect you from dementia: Study finds people who embrace ageing are 50% LESS...

People who don't dread the aging process are less likely to develop dementia, new research claims. The study found there was a nearly 50 percent lower risk of developing dementia for people with positive attitudes towards growing older, compared to...

 

HPV vaccine has stalled cancers in Finland: Study claims none of the women who got the shot 15 years ago...

All of the women who received the first HPV vaccine in Finland 15 years ago are cancer-free, a new report claims. The preliminary Finnish data are a huge endorsement for the shot, suggesting it is incredibly effective at preventing HPV-related...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Health
 

Healthy gym fanatic, 33, set to lose all his fingers and toes after catching the FLU - despite getting the...

A man is set to lose his fingers and toes today after a month-long battle with the flu. Joei Smith, 33, was told he had just 24 hours to live when he arrived at the ER in Dallas, Texas on December 29. Smith, a self-confessed 'gym head', had got the...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Health
 

Why detoxing is bad for you: Doctor explains the disgusting side effects of trendy cleanses

Many people go on a detox diet for a health and beauty boost, to kick-off a weight-loss program, or to remove unspecified 'toxins' from the body. However, health experts have been warning for years that trendy detox cleanses are not only ineffective,...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Health
 

Are your New Year's goals slipping away? Have more sex and walk around the house naked! Personal trainers...

Studies show that 80 percent of people abandon their New Year's resolutions come February 1. But it may not be too late get back to the grind for the rest of the year, experts warn. Daily Mail Online asked two top personal trainers their advice for...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Health
 

'I don't want to attempt suicide': 51-year-old cancer patient begs for assisted dying to be legalised so...

A 51-year-old terminal cancer patient has made a heartbreaking plea urging the British Government to legalise assisted dying. Sarah Jessiman, from Rugby, is battling breast cancer and said she is 'terrified' of the sort of death she may have to face....

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Health
 
Cavs vs Timberwolves LIVE stream: How to watch Cleveland against Minnesota online or on TV

Cavs vs Timberwolves LIVE stream: How to watch Cleveland against Minnesota online or on TV

The Cavaliers are in serious need of putting a good run of wins together after they blew a 21-point lead last night in a 116-98 defeat to the Orlando Magic. They have only won seven of their last 21 matches and have a worse record than any of the top...

 
Nate Diaz: Summer super fight talks revealed

Nate Diaz: Summer super fight talks revealed

A fight between Diaz and the UFC's welterweight champion was first mooted in late October, when it was alleged they were offered the opportunity to lock horns with one another at UFC 219.  That notion was quickly denied by UFC president Dana White,...

 
MPs travel to US on fake news mission

MPs travel to US on fake news mission

Members of the UK's Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee are in Washington to grill Facebook, Google and Twitter about fake news on their platforms. The hearing will question senior executives about possible Russian meddling in the British...

 
Facebook moderator: I had to be prepared to see anything

Facebook moderator: I had to be prepared to see anything

This article contains descriptions of child sexual abuse and other acts readers may find disturbing. "It's mostly pornography," says Sarah Katz, recalling her eight-month stint working as a Facebook moderator. "The agency was very...

 


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