More than half of all Earth’s ocean life died off 444 million years ago because it ran out of oxygen

A bad time to be alive’: More than half of all Earth’s ocean life died off 444 million years ago because it ran out of oxygen, study shows Researchers studied samples of black shale from the Murzuq Basin in LibyaThey used this and existing data to build a model of ancient ocean oxygen levelsIt suggested severe oxygen … Read more

Emily Atack reflects on being in lockdown alone insisting ‘Instagram-perfect isolation isn’t real’

Emily Atack has shared further thoughts about being single in lockdown in a column for Grazia magazine. The comedienne and actress, 30, lamented not being able to indulge in her usual wine and cheese-filled Sunday routine with pals and that those conveying ‘Instagram-perfect isolation’ are not being truthful to their followers. Insisting that she can’t … Read more

NYC hospital removes blood, enriches it with oxygen and returns it to Covid patients

Doctors at a Brooklyn hospitals are removing coronavirus patients’ blood from their bodies, rejunvenating it with oxygen, and returning it to the patients in an experimental bid to help those on ventilators.  The procedure is known as ‘ECMO’ –  extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.  As critically ill coronavirus patients flood into their hospitals, doctors have noticed a … Read more

Let us entertain you! Event’s top 100 things to do on lockdown

Frank Skinner in fabulous form and more riveting Radio shows  1. Cracking castaways, from Hitchcock to Beckham  Over 2,000 Desert Island Disc shows are available online, featuring conversation and the musical choices of great names from sport, science, politics and showbusiness. Take your pick from Alfred Hitchcock and Stephen Hawking to Mary Berry and David … Read more

Single mother, 48, unearths 500-year-old coin in her back garden worth over £2,500

Gold digger! Single mother, 48, unearths 500-year-old coin in back garden worth £2,500 after playing around with her son’s metal detector… and she lives in MONEYFIELDS Amanda Johnston, 48, was using her son’s metal detector in her back gardenShe discovered the rare 22-carat, 16th century  Henry VII Fine Gold Angel coinSimilar coins have fetched in … Read more

Oceans are capturing twice as much carbon as previously thought

A biological ‘pump’ that distributes carbon to the bottom of the ocean via tiny plankton is operating twice as rapidly as previously thought, a new study claims. US scientists say that the level of carbon that is distributed to the ocean floor depends on how much sunlight a microscopic type of plankton gets. This phytoplankton, … Read more

British science journal Nature apologises for naming the coronavirus after the Chinese city of Wuhan

British scientific journal Nature apologises for naming the coronavirus after the Chinese city of Wuhan ‘which may have fuelled racist attacks across the world’ The science journal apologised for ‘associating’ the virus with China and WuhanIn an editorial, the publication wrote: ‘That we did so was an error on our part’ They said the link had … Read more

Inside Amy Jackson’s ultra-modern home

Inside Amy Jackson’s ultra-modern home: Lavish London pad boasts home gym, a palm tree-lined terrace, an outdoor pool and elegant decor By Eve Buckland For Mailonline Published: 12:18 BST, 14 April 2020 | Updated: 14:18 BST, 14 April 2020 Advertisement She is in lockdown with her baby son Andreas, seven months, and fiancé George Panayiotou in … Read more

Women told NOT to have IVF amid the coronavirus outbreak by fertility watchdog

What is the coronavirus?  A coronavirus is a type of virus which can cause illness in animals and people. Viruses break into cells inside their host and use them to reproduce itself and disrupt the body’s normal functions. Coronaviruses are named after the Latin word ‘corona’, which means crown, because they are encased by a … Read more