Wine: Scientists reveal why cheese goes so well with vino

We all know that food is best paired with wine to delightfully complement the flavours of a meal.  Now, French scientists have proved that the reverse is also true – fats in food interact with compounds in wine to make the drink taste better. The researchers explored how lipids – fatty molecules abundant in cheese, … Read more

Incredible map reveals details British dinosaurs on small tropical islands

A new map showing the location of a series of small tropical islands 200 million years ago in the area that is now Bristol sheds new light on how British dinosaurs lived.  University of Bristol researchers examined hundreds of pieces of data including historic literature describing the region as being like the Florida Everglades. The … Read more

International Space Station passes across the moon in stunning photo 

A once in a blue moon shot! Astrophotographer captures stunning photo of the International Space Station as it passes across the lunar surface The orbiting space science laboratory had been reorientated for a spacewalk An astrophotographer captured the ISS image in Sacramento, California  The image shows the ISS as it transits the moon early on Monday … Read more

Cuttlefish ‘delay gratification’ and pass the ‘marshmallow test’ in US experiments

In an amazing show of self-control, cuttlefish can resist the impulse to eat a morsel of food if it means getting to eat two morsels later on, a new study shows.  In experiments, the marine molluscs passed a variation of the ‘marshmallow test’ – originally used in the 1970s to measure a child’s ability to … Read more

SpaceX is set to launch its Starship SN10 rocket TODAY for its first high altitude test of six miles

SpaceX is set to launched its Starship Serial Number 10 (SN10) for its first high-altitude test, marking the third prototype to take the journey. The Elon Musk-owned company confirmed the ‘hop’ on its website saying the event could kick off ‘as early as Wednesday, March 3,’ but official road closure documents show from 9am to … Read more

Global CO2 emissions need to decrease tenfold, scientists warn

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions still need to decrease tenfold to avoid a climate emergency, scientists warn, despite a global fall in 2020 due to Covid-19. An international team of experts has performed a ‘global stocktake’ of humanity’s progress towards the Paris Agreement – which aims to keep the global average temperature rise to well below … Read more

Nature: World’s oldest-known wild bird gives birth to her 40th youngster at age 70

The world’s oldest-known wild bird, a 70-year-old Laysan albatross called ‘Wisdom‘, has hatched another chick — making this at least the 40th youngster she has reared. The septuagenarian seabird gave birth again last month on the breeding habitat of Midway Atoll, a tiny island in the north Pacific, some 1,300 miles from Hawaii. Wisdom was … Read more

Virgin Media is DOWN | Daily Mail Online

Virgin Media is DOWN: Service crashes across the UK leaving frustrated Britons unable to make or receive calls The cause of the outage is unknown but started around midday Appears to be a nationwide outage which affects cable and mobile internet  By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline Published: 13:02 GMT, 3 March 2021 | Updated: 13:30 GMT, 3 … Read more

Netflix is DOWN: TV and film streaming service crashes for frustrated viewers across the UK 

COST OF EACH STREAMING SERVICE PER MONTH Service Price per month Disney+ £7.99 Netflix (standard package) £9.99 Amazon Prime Video £7.99 Now TV (Entertainment pass) £9.99 Licence fee £13.13 Total £49.09 Disney+ As detailed above, Disney+ will now be £7.99 a month for new subscribers or £79.99 a year. However, those who signed up last … Read more

Astrophotographer captures stunning photo of the ISS as it passes across the moon 

A once in a blue moon shot! Astrophotographer captures stunning photo of the International Space Station as it passes across the lunar surface The orbiting space science laboratory had been reorientated for a spacewalk An astrophotographer captured the ISS image in Sacramento, California  The image shows the ISS as it transits the moon early on Monday … Read more