Majestic Dalmatian Pelican wins British Ecological Society’s photography competition 

A panoramic shot of a flying Dalmatian Pelican and a wolf killed in a fight for dominance were just two of the images that won an annual photo competition. The British Ecological Society’s photography competition drew entries from ecologists and students around the world, including all kinds of plants and animals. The stunning photos celebrate … Read more Majestic Dalmatian Pelican wins British Ecological Society’s photography competition 

Inhalers will be given to at-risk Covid patients to prevent hospitalisation

Inhalers will be given to at-risk Covid patients as part of major UK trial to see if a steroid used to treat asthma can prevent hospitalisation The steroid, called budesonide, is being added to the Principle trial  Trial aims to find drugs that stop mild cases in at-risk patients deteriorating Budesonide is used in inhalers and … Read more Inhalers will be given to at-risk Covid patients to prevent hospitalisation

Climate change could bring the start of Autumn forward by almost a week

The start of autumn could begin a week sooner in the future due to climate change causing trees to capture more carbon and drop their leaves earlier in the year.  For decades scientists expected temperate trees would shed their leaves gradually later in the year – making autumn later as average temperatures rise worldwide. Early … Read more Climate change could bring the start of Autumn forward by almost a week

Environment: microfibre filters in washing machines needed to protect marine life, charity says 

Slowing the tide of ocean plastic: Microfibre filters should be fitted to all washing machines by law to protect sea life, environmental charity says Microfibres are tiny plastic threads released when clothes are machine washed Experts estimated that 165,000 tons of synthetic fibres enter the ocean annually The Marine Conservation Society is calling for microfibre filters … Read more Environment: microfibre filters in washing machines needed to protect marine life, charity says 

Narcissists classed as key workers thrived because it made them feel like ‘heroes’

Narcissists classed as key workers during the Covid pandemic thrived because it made them feel like ‘heroes’ and ‘gave them a chance to shine’ Essential workers were hailed for their work during the coronavirus pandemic   But a study found those who were narcissistic particularly enjoyed their role  Being labelled as a hero made them feel special and … Read more Narcissists classed as key workers thrived because it made them feel like ‘heroes’

Mild and persistent Covid symptoms lead to worse overall health long-term than going to ICU

Coronavirus patients with persistent but mild symptoms who are left to recover at home more likely to be suffering with bad health three months later than those with more serious conditions who were treated in hospital, a study has found.  Researchers at the Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands assessed 124 patients several weeks … Read more Mild and persistent Covid symptoms lead to worse overall health long-term than going to ICU

Neanderthals: our distant relatives could grasp a hammer but would have struggled to pick up a coin

Neanderthals could grasp a hammer but would have struggled to pick up a coin because the joints in their thumbs made precision grips more challenging than ‘power squeezes’  By Ian Randall For Mailonline Published: 16:29 GMT, 26 November 2020 | Updated: 16:29 GMT, 26 November 2020 The thumbs of Neanderthals would have meant they could … Read more Neanderthals: our distant relatives could grasp a hammer but would have struggled to pick up a coin

Best Black Friday headphones deals on Amazon

If you want to improve your music listening experience without spending a ton of money, then Black Friday is the perfect opportunity to upgrade your headphones.  But with so many brands out there promising to make your music sound clearer, eliminate background noise and transform your hands-free calls, it can be confusing to know which … Read more Best Black Friday headphones deals on Amazon

Black Friday deals: 41% off Beats Solo Pro headphones at Amazon

The Beats Solo Pro headphones are 41% off in the Amazon Black Friday sale (that’s a huge saving of £110) By Emily Scrivener For Mailonline Published: 14:31 GMT, 26 November 2020 | Updated: 14:46 GMT, 26 November 2020 Black Friday may officially start tomorrow, but Amazon has kicked things off early with thousands of deals … Read more Black Friday deals: 41% off Beats Solo Pro headphones at Amazon

Why Covid-19 patients with diabetes or heart disease are more likely to die from coronavirus

Why Covid-19 patients with diabetes or heart disease are more likely to die REVEALED: Virus latches onto cholesterol molecules to gain access to cells, study shows Researchers studied the role of cholesterol in coronavirus infection   Found the presence of high cholesterol is linked to increased infection of cells  Believed the coronavirus binds to cholesterol and hijacks a lift … Read more Why Covid-19 patients with diabetes or heart disease are more likely to die from coronavirus