Day: September 25, 2017

World’s botanic gardens contain a third of all known plants

World’s botanic gardens contain a third of all known plants

The world's botanic gardens contain a third of all known plants - housing almost half those in danger of being wiped out, according to new research. At least 30 per cent are conserved outside their original ecosystem in these floral paradises. And they include 41 per cent of all those ...

10 amazing Musk ideas that will change the world forever

10 amazing Musk ideas that will change the world forever

SpaceX, PayPal and Tesla Motors. Is there anybody’s name that comes to your mind? Well, the name of this intelligent and successful person should have popped up straight away! Yes, Elon Musk! With already great success with Tesla, here are many more ideas from this genius which could work out ...

Is Philip Hammond v Theresa May a battle about Brexit realities?

Hammond refuses to endorse May days before Tory party conference

Chancellor Philip Hammond repeatedly refused to endorse Theresa May as the Conservative leader that will take the party into the next election just days before the Conservative Party Conference gets underway. Speculation over Ms May's future is rife in the run-up to the conference after reports emerged that 30 Tory MPs ...

Can John McDonnell beat the Tories on economic credibility?

John McDonnell: Education is a gift not a “commodity to be sold”

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has issued a bold statement to the Conservative's at this year's Labour Party Conference, saying education should be a gift from one generation to the next and not a commodity to be sold. The MP for Hayes and Harlington reiterated Labour's pledge to scrap tuition fees in today's ...

If superheroes worked in the real world what would they do?

If superheroes worked in the real world what would they do?

This wonderful infographic from PeopleVox will take you through which Job role your favourite superheroes would do if they all worked as a team in a warehouse. For example, Spiderman would be a perfect box packer, he is super fast at picking and packing thanks to his fancy acrobatics. Ant ...

How Wembley is set to become the new Stratford

How Wembley is set to become the new Stratford

In the five years since the 2012 Olympics Stratford has managed to achieve something very few hosts before could; it has become an area of lasting transformation and a focal point for the emergence of East London as a cultural, residential, retail and employment hub. What was once a  brownfield site is now ...

Warehouse REIT buys four industrial estates from Hansteen

Warehouse REIT buys four industrial estates from Hansteen

Warehouse REIT buys four industrial estates from Hansteen - Warehouse REIT says that, following its admission to AIM on Wednesday 20 September 2017, the board has announced its first pipeline acquisitions, which follows the initial Tilstone Portfolio purchase for GBP108.85 million. The pipeline assets described in the prospectus included four multi-let ...

PREVIEW: Le Guess Who? Festival 2017

PREVIEW: Le Guess Who? Festival 2017

Festivals follow many formats. The large outdoor type is arguably the most familiar, covering meadows, farms and abandoned complexes outside of the smog and strains of the city. There are the micro events that shrink into one building or room for a day or less, often referred to as one ...

Songs of the Sea: Exploring the Soundscape of The Red Turtle

Songs of the Sea: Exploring the Soundscape of The Red Turtle

“I thought that it would be a challenge, but a very exciting challenge.” The first draft of celebrated animator Michaël Dudok de Wit’s script for his debut feature, The Red Turtle, did contain some dialogue; “between 15 and 20 lines, which I had written totally believing they were necessary at ...

Can John McDonnell beat the Tories on economic credibility?

Can John McDonnell beat the Tories on economic credibility?

By Benjamin Jenkins At the Labour Party Conference this week John McDonnell is keen to demonstrate Labour’s economic credibility and the alternatives the opposition would offer in power. The big headlines so far have been about his vow to renationalise rail, water, Royal Mail and energy industries with "market value ...

Film Review: On Body and Soul

Film Review: On Body and Soul

Filmmakers have always enjoyed bringing us unlikely love stories. Whether it is Annie Hall, Harold and Maude, Her, or even Beauty and the Beast there are plenty of films that have shown how love can blossom in the most challenging of environments and circumstances. With On Body and Soul, the ...

This house could be yours for £35,000 – but there’s a catch

This house could be yours for £35,000 – but there’s a catch

House-hunters could snap up this three storey property for as little as £35,000 but it comes with a catch - as there's a TREE growing through the middle of it. The neglected building in King Street, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, has been sitting empty since it closed its doors as a funeral ...

Merkel odds-on to form Jamaica Coalition

Merkel odds-on to form Jamaica Coalition

Angela Merkel is odds-on to piece together a so-called ‘Jamaica Coalition’ in the wake of her underwhelming victory in Sunday’s German federal elections. Merkel will enter her fourth term as Chancellor with just one third of the vote and she is now expected to partner with the yellow FDP party and the ...

Naked ‘human canvases’ spotted in London today

Naked ‘human canvases’ spotted in London today

A troupe of naked ‘human canvases’ has been spotted in London today. The human canvases, created by award-winning body paint artist Sarah Attwell, were commissioned to highlight Britain’s disconnect with the art world. According to new research one in six Brits say they have never set foot in an art gallery, with ...

This is how long a woman’s career is set back by having a baby

Having a baby sets a woman's career back six years, according to a study of mothers. Researchers found becoming a mum can lead to missed promotion opportunities, issues caused by staff, management or procedural changes in the workplace as well as the fact new mum's arrive back at work with ...

Fish have “complex personalities’ suggests new study

Fish have “complex personalities’ suggests new study

Fish have "complex" personalities, according to new research. Scientists studied how tiny guppies behaved in various situations, and found complex differences between individual fish. The researchers tested whether differences could be measured on a "simple spectrum" of how risk-averse or risk-prone guppies were. But they found variations between individuals were ...

Mother and son sex shop becomes first UK vendor of sex robots

Mother and son sex shop becomes first UK vendor of sex robots

A mother and son who run an adult shop have become one of the first official vendors in the country - of sex ROBOTS. Tracey Whitmore and her son Christopher have gained the second licence in the country to sell 'realist' kinky robots - for a whopping £3,500. The mother-and-son ...

Moon crash site of first European lunar mission located after 11 years

Moon crash site of first European lunar mission located after 11 years

The site where Europe's first lunar mission crash-landed on the Moon 11 years ago has finally been located using CSI-style techniques. A detailed "Crash Scene Investigation" have revealed the last resting place of the European Space Agency’s first lunar mission, SMART-1. The spacecraft was sent into a controlled impact with ...

This pub owner is giving away a million lunches for FREE

This pub owner is giving away a million lunches for FREE

A pub owner has launched the ultimate meal deal by giving away a MILLION lunches - for free. Craig Harker, 30, is using a cashback promotion from a new payment app to fund the "biggest giveaway ever". He has vowed to hand out one million 'parmos' - a chicken dish ...

urBeats3: We still want wired earphones

urBeats3: We still want wired earphones

In its latest event at the Steve Jobs Theaters in Cupertino, Apple unveiled a dazzling array of new products. While iPhone 8 & iPhone X had center stage along with the next generation of Apple Watch and Apple TV, they quietly launched the next iteration of the urBeats lineup, since ...

Top innovations in operator technology

Top innovations in operator technology

When it comes to garage and entrance door operators, there are some great ways to add comfort and safety to your set-up. As well as needing a garage door or entrance gate that looks exquisite, it is important that new innovations are being developed constantly to make them an essential ...