News archive from 10 November 2016

Swifter than a swift: Brazilian bat clocked at over 100mph becomes the fastest flier in the animal kingdom

Weighing just 11 grams, the Brazilian free-tailed bat might not seem like much compared to some of the world’s fastest animals. But, this small winged mammal can hit speeds of more than 100 miles per hour in horizontal flight, making it the fastest...

 

Forget bricks, researchers say 'smart soil' injected with GM bacteria could be used to grow the first homes...

Genetically engineered bacteria injected into Martian soil could one day be used to grow the foundation for buildings on the red planet. Scientists and architects have teamed up to create a new material known as ‘biocement,’ using engineered cells to...

 

Scottish national bird flying high as numbers soar

Scotland’s unofficial national bird has achieved ‘favourable’ conservation status for the first time in more than 30 years, according to the latest national survey. A new census, carried out last year, shows the population of golden eagles has risen...

 
Scouts and Guides at lower risk of mental illness in later life – study

Scouts and Guides at lower risk of mental illness in later life – study

Joining the Scouts or Guides in childhood appears to help lower the risk of mental illness in later life, a study suggests. Children who participate in the organisations – which aim to develop qualities such as self-reliance, resolve and a desire for...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
Premier League side ready to strike January deal with Man United - Reds are keen too

Premier League side ready to strike January deal with Man United - Reds are keen too

The Dutchman has had a disappointing time since moving to Old Trafford from PSV Eindhoven in 2014. He struggled under Louis van Gaal and has been anonymous for Jose Mourinho. “He struggled under Louis van Gaal and has been anonymous for Jose...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 
UK 'flash crash' trader Navinder Sarao pleads guilty in US

UK 'flash crash' trader Navinder Sarao pleads guilty in US

A trader who operated from his parents' home in London has pleaded guilty in the US to helping trigger a 2010 Wall Street "flash crash". Navinder Sarao, 37, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and spoofing. Sarao, from Hounslow, who was shackled in...

BBC, 00:10 in Regional
 
Michael Buble's son Noah starts chemotherapy for liver cancer as his family say he is a little warrior

Michael Buble's son Noah starts chemotherapy for liver cancer as his family say he is a little warrior

Michael Buble ’s son Noah has started chemotherapy for what is believed to be liver cancer , it has been reported. And doctors say the three-year-old has a 90% chance of surviving the disease after his four-month course of treatment. Noah, who was in...

 

Craig Hignett reveals which Hartlepool United striker has staked a first-team claim in Checkatrade loss

Hartlepool United boss Craig Hignett says striker Rhys Oates has furthered his first team claim, despite Pools loss to Rochdale. In fact, the gaffer picked the young frontman, recently returned from a loan spell at Conference Gateshead, as one of very...

 

China Stocks-Factors to watch on Thursday

* PREVIOUS TRADING SESSION MOVES * Shanghai->HK daily quota used 46 pct * SSEC -0.6 pct, CSI300 -0.5 pct, HSI -2.2 pct * CNY official close 6.7777 per dollar * FTSE China A50 -0.8 pct, BNY Mellon ADR China Select Index -0.8 pct SHANGHAI, Nov 10...

 
New home for Burton Rugby Club moves a step closer

New home for Burton Rugby Club moves a step closer

Burton Rugby Club's planned move to a new home has moved a step closer after an engineering firm was appointed to undertake the project. Peel Croft in the town has been the home of the club for more than 100 years, but will be replaced by a brand new...

Burton Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 
Banks promise to increase support during branch closures

Banks promise to increase support during branch closures

High Street banks have promised to give more support to those customers who are affected by plans to close local branches. Banks say they are altering guidelines and will inform people more promptly and put better trained staff in place. The decision...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 
Why do we love and hate different tastes?

Why do we love and hate different tastes?

Why do people like one type of food and really dislike another? How much are our responses to food, including putting on weight, influenced by genetics? And could the taste of food be chemically re-engineered to appeal to particular groups, such as...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 
Important moments in the fight for equal pay

Important moments in the fight for equal pay

The pay gap between men and women in the UK currently stands at 13.9%, according to the Fawcett Society, which campaigns for women's rights. Or to put it another way, the society calculates that on average for every £1 a man earns, a woman earns a...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 
Mosul battle: 'Iraqi forces' tortured and killed villagers

Mosul battle: 'Iraqi forces' tortured and killed villagers

Men dressed in Iraqi federal police uniforms are reported to have tortured and killed residents of villages south of Mosul, Amnesty International says. Evidence gathered by the group suggests up to six people from the Shura and Qayyarah sub-districts...

BBC, 00:16 in World News
 
The women in El Salvador starting businesses to escape domestic abuse

The women in El Salvador starting businesses to escape domestic abuse

Claudia Aguillon and a dozen other women in aprons are learning how to make an aubergine and brown sugar pastry at a cookery class in Santa Ana, the second-largest city in El Salvador. When Claudia, 26, masters the recipe she will add it to the menu...

BBC, 00:17 in Business
 


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