Fiorella Borg

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Tax meat to cut methane emissions, say scientists

Meat should be taxed to encourage people to eat less of it, so reducing the production of global warming gases from sheep, cattle and goats, according to a group of scientists.<p>Several high-profile figures, from the chief of the UN's climate science panel to the economist Lord Stern, have previously …

Does Japanese Shunga turn porn into art?

Near the entrance to the exhibition, a medium-sized image depicts a Japanese woman in loose, sensuous clothing that parts to reveal a cheeky flash of pale leg. Other paintings leave less to the imagination; they are replete with pubic hair and sex toys and gravitationally implausible scenes of …

Boxing Day sale shopping tips

It's sales time. But before you head out into the fray, arm yourself with these tips - and tales - from our fashion team. A bargain will be yours in no time.<p>Jess Cartner-Morley<p>My sales bargain was a pair of Valentino "Rockstud" ballet slippers, the slightly pointy leather ones with the triangular …

Christmas leftovers: recipe ideas from chefs and food writers

The turkey has been ravaged, the last roast potato fought over, and the family are sprawled on the sofa in an advanced state of postprandial somnolence … but using up the leftovers has only just begun. 2013 was the year that food waste hit the headlines, and Christmas is no exception. Each year we …

High winds and heavy rain lash UK and Ireland again

Heavy rain and gales of more than 100mph have returned to Britain – just days after the last storm caused Christmas misery for tens of thousands of people.<p>The Met Office issued yellow and amber weather warnings, indicating "severe or hazardous weather" with potential to "cause danger to life or …

Why I'm still fighting for my dad Tony Nicklinson's last wish

For most families, December will have been consumed with planning for Christmas and New Year. For us Nicklinsons, something else has loomed large: the fact that we are taking our right to die battle to the supreme court.<p>On the 16th, we sat in front of 9 of the UK's most senior judges and argued why …

Antarctic mission on ice as rescue ship is forced back

Cape de la Motte, East Antarctica: the Xue Long appeared as a dot on the horizon, against a bright blue sky, to the starboard side of our ice-locked ship just after dinnertime on Friday evening, local time.<p>After two days of intense blizzards, with biting cold that had forced us to spend all our …

When stars sneeze

If you could watch over thousands of years, you’d find that the star is having a sneezing fit. It’s firing off rapid releases of super-hot, …

A Scientific Miracle: Theories of Mary's Virgin Birth

<i>Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 1:18</i><p>Merry Christmas, scientists! It's that time of year again when all rational human beings shake our …

The Most Amazing Images NASA Took of Earth From Space This Year | WIRED

NASA's fleet of satellites and its astronauts aboard the International Space Station took a slew of incredibly beautiful images of Earth this year. …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …