News archive from 9 June 2013, page 4

Capturing secrets of nature with a camera trap

Capturing secrets of nature with a camera trap

The use of "trail cameras" or "camera traps" has become an increasingly important research tool in nature study in recent years by providing a convenient means to monitor the occurrence of animals in a particular area. The concept...

 

North Sea cod ‘recovering’ from overfishing

NORTH Sea cod stocks are recovering after decades of overfishing, according to new research, with estimates sugg

 
Rock Ness: Drugs warning issued by police

Rock Ness: Drugs warning issued by police

POLICE in the Highlands have issued a warning about potentially dangerous drugs circulating, as thousands of music fans, bathed in warm sunshine, descended on Dores on the banks of Loch Ness for the annual RockNess festival. An estimated 30,000 people...

 
‘Pop-up town’ plan for Edinburgh Fringe

‘Pop-up town’ plan for Edinburgh Fringe

IT IS billed as the party that never ends in a pop-up town for up to 8,000 revellers that will be "not for the faint- hearted." Scotland on Sunday can reveal that organisers of huge "hangover hospitals" set up for Munich's beer...

 

Doctors urged to back free school music lessons

SENIOR doctors are to be urged to back calls for the Scottish government to provide free music lessons for primary school children because of the health benefits of learning a musical instrument. The pleas will be made at the British Medical...

 
Samantha Spiro: 'I have friends in therapy and I am jealous'

Samantha Spiro: 'I have friends in therapy and I am jealous'

'I'm a bit all over the place': Samantha Spiro photographed at the Globe theatre, London. Photograph: Karen Robinson Samantha Spiro suggests, when we meet on a summer afternoon at the Globe theatre, that rehearsal is a form of therapy – the unpicking...

Guardian, 00:17 in Showbiz
 
ULTIMATE THE BEST BET AT PERTH

ULTIMATE THE BEST BET AT PERTH

THE best bet of the day is at Perth in the form of the well-handicapped ULTIMATE (Nap). Brian Ellison's charge plied his trade over hurdles last winter but after eight defeats he returned to the flat and was given a sharpener at Southwell. Back over...

Daily Star, 00:19 in Sport
 
The G8 summit is a real chance to clean up the mess that is international tax law

The G8 summit is a real chance to clean up the mess that is international tax law

Lough Erne Golf Resort in Northern Ireland prepares to host the G8 summit on 17-18 June. It's a chance to seriously tidy up international tax law, says business secretary Vince Cable. Photograph: Peter Morrison/AP Leaders from the world's richest...

 
Syria is bleeding to death and the west stands by

Syria is bleeding to death and the west stands by

A house in Homs after a rocket attack by Assad's forces. Photograph: Emma Suleiman/ Demotix/Corbis Sceptics about humanitarian intervention in Syria hit you with what they regard as a killer question: "Where do you stop?" If the...

 
Westminster's world heritage status at risk as Unesco condemns plan for skyscrapers

Westminster's world heritage status at risk as Unesco condemns plan for skyscrapers

Unesco’s world heritage committee is concerned that views of Westminster will be marred by the development of a series of skyscrapers. Photograph: Alamy London's irresistible desire to build upwards threatens to end the internationally recognised...

 
Cheap credit has inflated the markets, and we could be in for a crash landing

Cheap credit has inflated the markets, and we could be in for a crash landing

Click to enlarge. Photograph: Observer During the past four centuries, there have been five occasions when major credit bubbles have led to stonking crashes. Tulip mania in 17th-century Holland was the first; the South Sea bubble in the 18th century...

 
Scotland's stand over CIA torture flights must be seen through

Scotland's stand over CIA torture flights must be seen through

Aberdeen airport is one of those which may have been used as a CIA refuelling stop. Photograph: Scott Campbell/AFP/Getty Images Perhaps the big moments that will define the Scottish independence referendum debate have still to occur. Certainly, the...

 

There's a right way to deal with hecklers. Then there's Michelle Obama's…

Illustration: David Foldvari Michelle Obama had a tough gig last week. She was heckled at a fundraiser by a campaigner called Ellen Sturtz, who explained that: "As the first lady was talking about our children's future and ensuring that they have...

 

New to nature No 105: Austeruseus faroensis

A faeroensis. Illustration by Stine Elle The Faroes, located south-east of Iceland in the north-eastern Atlantic, consisting of 18 small islands and a total land area of less than 1,400 sq km, seem unlikely candidates as the centre of biodiversity for...

 
Rachel Kushner: 'I know what it feels like to crash a motorcycle at 140mph'

Rachel Kushner: 'I know what it feels like to crash a motorcycle at 140mph'

'I was very precocious when I was young': Rachel Kushner. Photograph: Lucy Raven Rachel Kushner's second novel, The Flamethrowers, has just been published to great acclaim. It's set in the New York art world of the 70s, and in Italy, where Reno, the...

 


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