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More than half of British adults visited church in past year

Most Britons think government should help pay for upkeep of churches as part of UK history and heritage, survey finds<p>More than half of British adults have visited a church in the past year, despite falling numbers of those who define themselves as Christian, and six in 10 say the government should …

Exposed: photography's fabulous fakes

Phoney engagements, flying surrealists, faux Instagram celebrities, dubious family portraits … a short history of performance photography<p>In 1840, Hippolyte Bayard, a pioneer of early photography, created an image called Self-Portrait as a Drowned Man. Bayard had just perfected the process of …

French Government

Stranded whales provide new clues on the threats to sea creatures’ survival

Ocean giants lying dead on North Sea coasts is a sad event, but it gives marine scientists a valuable chance to detect man-made dangers<p>A body washes up on a beach in eastern England. Then another. And another. Soon, people living in two coastal communities have five deaths on their hands.<p>Things …

North Sea

Ravens can imagine being spied on, study finds

Scientists find capacity for abstraction not necessarily uniquely human in study of ravens’ behaviour when hiding food<p>Ravens can imagine being spied upon by a hidden competitor, showing a capacity for abstraction once thought to be exclusively human, according to a new study.<p>Scientists have shown …

Little blue penguins from Australia 'invaded' New Zealand

Australian little blue penguins, also known as fairy penguins, colonised an area in New Zealand, wiping out local penguins about 500 years ago, researcher say<p>They might be the cutest invaders ever. It seems a population of little blue penguins in New Zealand are Australian invaders who colonised …

Revealed: how ethnic minority graduates lose out on jobs

A groundbreaking study identifies significant disparities in life chances among UK students<p>Ethnic minority graduates in Britain are much less likely to be employed than their white peers six months after graduation – and many can expect to earn less for years afterwards.<p>This dramatic divergence in …

Plastic now pollutes every corner of Earth

From supermarket bags to CDs, man-made waste has contaminated the entire globe, and become a marker of a new geological epoch<p>Humans have made enough plastic since the second world war to coat the Earth entirely in clingfilm, an international study has revealed. This ability to plaster the planet in …

Pollution

World's oldest tea remains discovered on ancient trade route

Residues found in burial pits near tomb of Han dynasty emperor Liu Qi shows plant was being transported along Silk Road route over 2,000 years ago<p>The tomb of a Chinese emperor who lived more than 2,100 years ago has yielded the oldest remains of tea, said researchers who used it to re-date part of …

Silk Road

Flexible working helps women succeed but makes men unhappy, study finds

Researchers find women with flexible arrangements more likely to be promoted but men with flexible work feel discouraged, judged and that their career has been jeopardised<p>Women with flexible work arrangements are more likely to succeed and enjoy promotions, while men with similar working …

People aged 40-59 are least happy and most anxious, report finds

Pressures of looking after children and ageing parents could be taking major toll on this age group, ONS study suggests<p>“Don’t grow up – it’s a trap!” goes one wry birthday card message. According to a report, this could be right.<p>Middle-aged people are the least happy, have the lowest levels of life …

Self-improvement

Most British eggs safe for pregnant women, report says

Almost 30 years after salmonella scare, advisory body says vulnerable groups can eat lightly cooked or raw lion-brand eggs<p>Pregnant women should be told they can safely eat runny eggs, almost 30 years after the salmonella crisis, a report says.<p>British eggs with the red lion mark carry such a low …

Not being a morning person may come down to genes, study suggests

Researchers find that early risers tend to be healthier in mind and body after mapping dozens of genetic variations against people’s sleep habits<p>Whether you are a night owl or an early bird, don’t bother fighting the impulse because it’s probably in your genes, a study has suggested.<p>Scientists have …

Scientists warn of last chance to rid Madagascar of invasive toxic toad

New report says there is a ‘diminishing window of opportunity’ to completely eradicate the Asian toad, which poses a threat to biodiversity, human health and the economy<p>Madagascar must wipe out an invasive, toxic toad immediately to save the country’s unique wildlife from disaster, scientists have …

Nigeria ain't broke, it just needs to fix its tax system | Kenny Oleru

There’s no point praying for a hike in the global oil price if you’re giving away billions in tax breaks to energy firms<p>Nigeria has lost billions of dollars because of a 10-year tax break given to Shell, Total and Eni, three of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies.<p>That staggering $3.3bn …

Zika virus: first case contracted in US was sexually transmitted, say officials

Officials in Texas have reported the first case of Zika contracted in the US mainland, and said that the virus was sexually transmitted. If confirmed, the case would be only the second documented example of the virus being passed between humans through sexual contact.<p>Officials at the Centers for …

Public Health

What is holding back the growth of solar power?

Solar sector needs better power storage, grid infrastructure and government support to meet bullish growth predictions<p>Sixty years ago, the price of solar panels was astronomical. At a cost of $1,910 (£1,350) per watt in today’s money, the only practical use for them was in space on the US Vanguard …

Solar Panels

Here is the weather forecast for the next five years: even hotter

Long-range forecast predicts generally upward temperature trend, possibly interrupted by La Niña event in 2017<p>Global temperatures will continue to soar over the next 12 months as rising levels of greenhouse gas emissions and El Niño combine to bring more record-breaking warmth to the …

Weather