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'Bluebelt' should be created around coast to protect marine life, say conservationists

Nearly 50 areas of the sea should be given official protection to establish a ‘bluebelt’ around England and Wales, safeguarding some of the most …

It’s time to get real about conservation

To protect endangered species from extinction, the ecological community must become more politically involved, argues Aaron M. Ellison.<p>How can …

Britain becoming more segregated than 15 years ago, says race expert

Prof Ted Cantle, who wrote report after 2001 race riots, identifies trends of ‘more prejudice, intolerance and mistrust’ in schools and workplaces<p>British society is increasingly dividing along ethnic lines – with segregation in schools, neighbourhoods and workplaces – that risks fuelling prejudice, …

Eight captive dolphins are going from Baltimore to a first-of-its-kind ocean sanctuary

Eight dolphins that have spent their entire lives within the confines of the National Aquarium in Baltimore will soon be headed to North America's …

Climate Change Helped Spark Syrian War, Study Says

Research provides first deep look at how global warming may already influence armed conflict.<p>A severe drought, worsened by a warming climate, drove Syrian farmers to abandon their crops and flock to cities, helping trigger a civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, according to a …

Scientists crack mystery of shrimp packing such a punch it can split your thumb

By Ben Guarino<p>, Reporter<p>In tropical shallows the world over, a peculiar sort of creature scurries along the sea floor, unassuming except for the fact that it sports one of the most powerful biological appendages known to science — its spring-loaded claws. The mantis shrimp, which typically grows no …

University of California

Forget lunch, it's time to pull on your Lycra to seal the deal

Nearly half of all British workers are now too busy even to leave their desks for lunch, according to new research. Yet restaurant reservation service Bookatable’s survey also found 40pc of respondents said that lunch with prospective clients is the most important factor in sealing a business …

Warcraft loses box-office battle as The Conjuring 2 scares US audiences

The critically lambasted video game adaptation makes just $24.4m while the Enfield-set sequel becomes the biggest horror opening since the 2013 original<p>Video game adaptation Warcraft: The Beginning has delivered a lacklustre result in its opening US weekend, making just $24.4m.<p>Related: Duncan Jones …

Box Office

The World Nears Peak Fossil Fuels for Electricity

The way we get electricity is about to change dramatically, as the era of ever-expanding demand for fossil fuels comes to an end—in less than a …

Buoys Off New South Wales Slammed by Record Setting Wave

“The cliffs in Vaucluse are roughly 60 meters high. This is by far one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen. This shot is a trigger-lapse of the …

10 Of The Biggest Branches Missing From The Animal Kingdom

The animal kingdom’s real genetic diversity tends to be locked up in small and easily overlooked little critters whose evolutionary journeys were …

List-Worthy

José Mourinho set to face doctor Eva Carneiro at employment tribunal

• Former Chelsea doctor’s constructive dismissal case to open on Monday<br>• Tribunal could overshadow start of Mourinho’s job at Old Trafford<p>José Mourinho’s first public act as the Manchester United manager could be to defend himself in the employment tribunal brought by the former Chelsea first-team …

Soccer

Beijing's silent prayer on Brexit vote - better in than out

BEIJING (Reuters) - While some world leaders have trumpeted support for Britain to stay in the European Union in this month’s referendum, China has kept a low profile. But with an important stake in the economic consequences, Beijing also quietly wants the “remain” camp to win.<p>A British Union flag …

China

Astronomers Might Have Just Solved a Key Mystery About the Origin of Life

If a massive solar storm struck the Earth today, it could wipe out our technology and hurl us back to the dark ages. Lucky for us, events like this …

As the UN tightens the net around illegal fishing, now is the time to act

Illegal fishing robs the world’s oceans of 26m tons of seafood annually. Now, a new international treaty aims to make it tougher for thieves<p>In the time it takes you to read this sentence, nearly 10,000 lbs of fish will be stolen from the world’s oceans. Illegal fishing, which accounts for up to 26m …

Biodiversity

This Christian is Selling Child-Beating Sticks (But He Doesn’t Want the Internet to Find Out)

May 18, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p>It was a decade ago when <b>Steve Haymond</b>, a fundamentalist Christian, wrote on his Biblical Child Training website about the …

School Teaching Creationism With Video From Islamic Sex Cult

An Ohio school district is using a video made by a Holocaust-denying Muslim to undermine evolution in science class.<p>Youngstown, Ohio, students are …

‘Faith Schoolers Anonymous’: Whistle-blowers’ shocking details about life in UK ‘faith’ schools

In a series of shocking revelations marking the launch of <i>Faith Schoolers Anonymous</i>, a new service for pupil whistle-blowers, bloggers from a range of …

Whistleblowers

The great leap upward: China's Pearl River Delta, then and now

The Pearl River Delta has witnessed the most rapid urban expansion in human history – a predominantly agricultural region transformed into the world’s largest continuous city. By revisiting the sites of rare archive images of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Macau from the 1940s through 1990s, …

Boy told he can’t ride bus to school with other children because he doesn’t go to church

A pupil in Telford has been told that he cannot ride a council-run bus to school along with his classmates because ‘he’s not Catholic’, it has been …

Religion

See Earth’s temperature spiral toward 2C rise - graphic

Climate change,Climate change,Natural disasters and extreme weather,Meteorology,Environment,Science,World news<p>Climate Central: A new graphic shows Earth’s temperatures spiralling toward the 2C global warming limit<p>The steady rise of Earth’s temperature as greenhouse gases accumulate in the …

Climate Change

Why Did the Genetic Code of All Life on Earth Suddenly Stop Evolving?

Around 3,000 million years ago, something stopped the genetic code from growing.<p>All life on Earth exists thanks to a universal genetic code. This biological rulebook tells our cells how DNA should be translated into life-supporting proteins, without which we couldn't survive.<p>Even though the genetic …