Tuesday, 22 October, 2019

Author: Elizabeth Morris


Scientists developing techniques to count great whales from space say the largest ever recorded mass stranding event was probably underestimated. The carcasses of 343 sei whales were spotted on remote beaches in Patagonia, Chile, in 2015 – but this survey Read more…


The US space agency has unveiled the prototype for a new spacesuit that could be worn by the next astronauts on the Moon. Nasa chief Jim Bridenstine shared a close-up look at the next-generation suits for the agency’s Artemis programme. Read more…


Christian Dior has become the latest foreign brand to apologise to China after it used a map that Beijing sees as misrepresenting its territory. The French luxury brand was criticised on Chinese social media after an employee reportedly used a Read more…


The government has dropped a plan to use strict age verification checks to stop under-18s viewing porn online. It said the policy, which was initially set to launch in April 2018, would “not be commencing” after repeated delays, and fears Read more…


The International Monetary Fund has warned that risks to global financial stability remain high. In its latest economic assessments, the IMF says lower interest rates are encouraging financial risk-taking. It also says leading economies should be prepared for co-ordinated use Read more…


Tesla has been given the green light to start manufacturing its cars in China. The electric carmaker, which is run by billionaire Elon Musk, is building a $2bn (£1.5bn) factory in the eastern city of Shanghai. Tesla plans to build Read more…


The pound has soared after a Brexit deal was agreed between UK and EU negotiating teams. Sterling surged more than 1% against the dollar, climbing above $1.29, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK and EU had agreed a Read more…


The author Malorie Blackman has announced she’s writing her autobiography, to be published by Stormzy’s Merky Books imprint. Merky Books is part of Penguin Random House, which has already published the writer’s Noughts and Crosses series. Stormzy is known to Read more…


A painting of the Mona Lisa hangs above a fireplace in a London flat in the 1960s. Is this picture not only by Leonardo da Vinci, but also an earlier version of the world famous portrait that hangs in the Read more…


Earlier this week, former Disney-star-turned-porn-director Bella Thorne announced that she would be working with the pornography-sharing site, Pornhub, to keep it free of “revenge porn”. This is the story behind that announcement. Bella Thorne starts crying. One of her dogs, Read more…