Grenfell Tower: Fire brigade interviewed by police

Image copyright PA Media The London Fire Brigade has been interviewed under caution by police investigating the Grenfell Tower fire. The fire service said it voluntarily gave an interview “as a body, rather than an individual” in relation to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said she recognised […]


Climate change: Germany’s conservatives mull doubling air travel tax

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow to reduce your carbon footprint when you fly Germany’s ruling conservatives have proposed doubling taxes on domestic flights, as part of a wider package to cut CO2 emissions. The decision was taken by the leadership of the Christian Democrats (CDU), who form a coalition with the […]

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Turkey says three million could return to safe zone in Syria

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Turkey is hosting more than 3.6 million Syrians who have fled the civil war Turkey’s president has said that up to three million Syrian refugees could return to their country to live in a “safe zone” in the north. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the zone – which is already […]

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Indonesia haze: Why do forests keep burning?

Image copyright Bjorn Vaughn Image caption Many parts of Indonesia are burning Almost every year, a smoky haze blankets the South East Asian region – signalling the return of forest fires in Indonesia. For many in this region, grey skies and a lingering acrid smell are not unfamiliar, but 2019 has already brought with it […]


Wasps: If you can’t love them, at least admire them

Image copyright NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM Image caption Wasps, bees, sawflies and ants all belong to a grouping of insects known as Hymenoptera – and Gavin Broad is an enormous fan Want to know the best way to kill a cockroach? Well, first inject some powerful neurotoxins directly into its brain. This will make the bug […]


Research on postmen’s testicle warmth wins Ig Nobel

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The researchers used probes to measure the left and right testicles of 22 postmen and bus drivers Research measuring if there is a difference in temperature between the left and right testicles is one of the winners of this year’s spoof Nobel prizes. Fertility experts Roger Mieusset and Bourras […]