Britain’s obsession with beef impacting Amazon rainforest wildfires

Britain has an obsession with timber, leather and beef from Brazil, according to wildlife charities, who claim it is ‘having a heavy impact’ on rainforest wildfires.  Brazil, home to two-thirds of the Amazon rainforest, is one of the riskiest countries from which the UK imports key agricultural commodities, say the WWF and RSPB.  In a … Read more Britain’s obsession with beef impacting Amazon rainforest wildfires

Wild BISON will roam British woodland for the first time in thousands of years

Four wild bison will be released into woodland in Kent by spring 2022 as part of a plan to naturally boost Britain’s wildlife habitats.   The European bison will live in a cordoned-off area of Blean Woods near Canterbury, close to the University of Kent campus.  Although they are thought to have grazed here thousands of … Read more Wild BISON will roam British woodland for the first time in thousands of years

Apple releases iOS 14 public beta for users to test -but it may be riddled with bugs 

Apple releases iOS 14 public beta for users to test ahead of the official fall launch – but it may be riddled with bugs Apple unveiled its iOS 14 on June 22 at the Worldwide Developers Conference  Thursday the firm released  first public beta of its new iOS 14 for users to test This allows users … Read more Apple releases iOS 14 public beta for users to test -but it may be riddled with bugs 

California park officials spot nearly a dozen condors in teh area for the first time in 50 years

California condors disappeared from Sequioa National Park 50 years ago, never to be seen again – until now. Park officials announced the return of the majestic scavenger after spotting nearly a dozen in the area on May 28. The bird has been roaming North America for thousands of years, but is now critically endangered due … Read more California park officials spot nearly a dozen condors in teh area for the first time in 50 years

Robotic crib automatically rocks crying babies back to sleep

The bot that rocks the cradle! Robotic smart crib will automatically coax crying babies back to sleep without parents needing to wake up in the middle of the night A San Francisco tech firm will release a new smart crib in September It will automatically detect when a baby wakes or cries in the night … Read more Robotic crib automatically rocks crying babies back to sleep

TikTok is DOWN! Users around the world report video likes have reset to zero

TikTok is DOWN! Users around the world report video likes have reset to zero and some fear this is the end of the app TikTok seems to be down for tens of thousands of users across the globe The outage occurred around 2pm ET with over 17,000 users reporting issues It appears all video likes … Read more TikTok is DOWN! Users around the world report video likes have reset to zero

TikTok is DOWN! Users in the US and UK report video likes have reset to zero

TikTok is DOWN! Users in the US and UK report video likes have reset to zero and some fear this is the end of the app TikTok seems to be down for tens of thousands of users in the UK and US The outage occurred around 2pm ET with over 17,000 users reporting issues In … Read more TikTok is DOWN! Users in the US and UK report video likes have reset to zero

Human teeth evolved 400 million years ago in a ‘strange armoured fish’

Human teeth ‘first evolved 400 million years ago’ in a bizarre armoured fish, according to new X-ray analysis of a fossil.  Palaeontologists have used the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), the strongest X-ray source in the world, to ‘digitally dissect’ the primitive jawed fish. The teeth, belonging to the extinct ‘acanthothoracid’ fish, were discovered near … Read more Human teeth evolved 400 million years ago in a ‘strange armoured fish’

Covid-19 pandemic has cost the world’s economy $3.8TRILLION

The coronavirus pandemic and measures to slow its spread cost the global economy $3.8 trillion (£3 trillion), and put 147 million people out of work, a new study shows. In the first work to attempt to quantify the impact of the pandemic, researchers from the University of Sydney created a detailed model of the global … Read more Covid-19 pandemic has cost the world’s economy $3.8TRILLION

NASA proposes using Venus to slingshot the first crewed Mars mission to save fuel and time

First stop Venus! NASA proposes using the planet to slingshot the first crewed Mars mission to save fuel and time NASA is eyeing the 2030s for the first crewed mission to Mars Now, scientist propose astronauts do a fly by of Venus along the way Astronauts could use Venus’s gravity to slingshot the craft towards … Read more NASA proposes using Venus to slingshot the first crewed Mars mission to save fuel and time