Phyllis Wade

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Rate of species decline 'no longer within safe limit' for humans, experts warn

Animal and plant species are declining so quickly that world biodiversity loss is no longer within a “safe limit” and could start to threaten much of …

What Would It Take to Make You Do Something About Climate Change?

Things are looking bleak, but how bad does it have to get before we'll actually take action?<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>Bad news if you like living on Planet Earth. According to a report from the Committee on Climate Change, things are looking pretty bleak on the environmental front. …

Tom Hiddleston: Taylor Swift relationship 'not a publicity stunt'

Tom Hiddleston put to rest any remaining questions about the legitimacy of HiddleSwift on Thursday.<p>“We are together and we’re very happy,” he told …

Emoji Gender Equality Is Finally Here!

Women: Whenever you get particularly discouraged about making less money than men, or the fact that there’s still no federal paid maternity leave policy, just be thankful that at least we’ve reached gender equality in emoji land. If you recall, back in May, Google proposed 13 new female emoji in a …

Why France has become a prime target for terrorists

John Schindler, the national-security columnist for The New York Observer, tweeted after the attacks: "Jihadists with Balkan small arms were shooting up France in 1995 ... got no idea why anybody is surprised."<p>Attackers used guns and bombs at several sites across Paris in November, including the …

See what it would be like to land on Pluto in this new NASA video

One year ago Thursday, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close-up views of Pluto, when it flew past the dwarf planet in a faraway part …

Cat Café seeks volunteers to come and meet its cats before it opens to the public

A Cat Café in Manchester is recruiting volunteers to come and hand out with its cats, giving staff a dry run before it officially opens its doors later this month.<p>In a Facebook post the café’s managers said: “We are looking for 30 people to take part in our staff training week. This will mean you …