Peter Brewer

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Report urges one-drug lethal injection to avoid botched US executions

An injection of chemicals used to execute death row inmates can cause such excruciating pain that veterinarians are banned from using them to put down animals, according to one of the most thorough reviews ever undertaken of the administration of the death penalty.<p>The report, endorsed by a range of …

Abu Hamza trial: hate preacher says British wife persuaded him to turn to Islam

Former London strip-club manager and bouncer describes how English first wife ‘pushed’ him to study Islam, after taking witness box in New York terrorism trial<p>He is best known for his incendiary hate sermons and praise of Osama bin Laden, but Abu Hamza has told his US terrorism trial that it was …

Unlocking the mysteries of the Earth's twin, Kepler-186f, and other exoplanets

Astronomers have recently discovered Kepler-186f, a planet of similar size to the Earth orbiting its star within its so-called "habitable" zone. We ask Dr Giovanna Tinetti from University College London to explain why such planets are causing so much excitement.<p><b>What is an exoplanet?</b><p>A planet that is …

Top universities 'no help to happiness in later life'

American graduate survey finds happiness and well-being in life and work are not connected to top university attendance<p>Studying at an elite university will make you no happier in later life, according to a survey in the United States.<p>A poll of nearly 30,000 American graduates conducted by <b>Gallup and</b> …

Britain to face 72 hour onslaught - all regions BRACE for 60mph GALES and RAIN

Tomorrow will mark the start of a 72 hour deluge of torrential rain[GETTY]<p>All regions are braced for a “torrid” time this weekend with gusts of up to …