Missing microbes ’cause’ childhood cancer

Missing microbes ’cause’ childhood cancer

Image copyright SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Our modern germ-free life is the cause of the most common type of cancer in children, according to one of Britain’s most eminent scientists. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia affects one in 2,000 children. Prof Mel Greaves,...
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Russian agency offers fake TripAdvisor restaurant reviews ahead of World Cup

Russian agency offers fake TripAdvisor restaurant reviews ahead of World Cup

A Russian marketing agency has offered to help restaurants in cities hosting the soccer World Cup use fake reviews to bump up ratings on review site TripAdvisor, the agency’s owner has confirmed. Story continues below Marketing company Bacon Agency says...
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Comcast boosted in battle for Sky

Comcast boosted in battle for Sky

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sky is at the centre of a bidding war US cable TV giant Comcast appears to have gained the upper hand in its battle to take control of Sky. The firm’s £22bn bid for Sky...
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Italy’s populist government proposes law professor for PM post

Italy’s populist government proposes law professor for PM post

Italy’s 5-star and League propose law professor for PM Read more US tightens Venezuela sanctions after ‘sham’ election Read more Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up Read more Veiled French union leader sparks another secul...
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Donald Trump to give speech on MS-13 gang in New York

Donald Trump to give speech on MS-13 gang in New York

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to New York on Wednesday for a speech on immigration. New York Rep. Pete King’s office says they’re expecting the president to travel to Bethpage, on Long Island, to discuss efforts to...
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Italy populist government pact: Candidate for prime minister named

Italy populist government pact: Candidate for prime minister named

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lawyer Giuseppe Conte (at right, with Luigi Di Maio) is the preferred choice of the populists for PM Law professor Giuseppe Conte has been named as the choice of the Five Star Movement and...
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Pope Francis’ ‘God made you like this’ comment praised by LGBT community

Pope Francis’ ‘God made you like this’ comment praised by LGBT community

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ reported comments to a gay man that “God made you like this” have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis’ desire to make gay people feel welcomed and loved in the...
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The East Coast May Be On the Brink of a Hop Renaissance

The East Coast May Be On the Brink of a Hop Renaissance

For years, whenever anyone asked Bryan Butler, a scientist with the University of Maryland’s School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, why the school wasn’t doing work with hops, one of the elemental ingredients for brewing beer, he would give the...
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FTSE 100 surges to a fresh record high

FTSE 100 surges to a fresh record high

Image copyright Getty Images London’s main index, the FTSE 100, has surged to a fresh record high for the second time in less than a week. The FTSE 100 index closed over 1% higher at 7,859.17, comfortably above its previous...
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DR Congo launches first Ebola vaccination programme

DR Congo launches first Ebola vaccination programme

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has launched an Ebola vaccination programme in a bid to stop the latest outbreak of the deadly viral disease from spreading. The first wave of immunisations targetted healthcare staff in the northwest of the country...
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