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The Earth has been mysteriously slowing down for 50 years - now scientists think they know why

Planet Earth has begin spinning at a slower rate, making the days longer, and scientists are struggling to understand why. In general, there are processes to point to that have lengthened the Earth’s day from its approximately 86,400-second length.

08/08/2022

Show gardens ‘prioritising which plants to look after’ during dry spell

Britain’s most famous gardens are prioritising which plants to look after to cope with the “increasingly challenging” spell of dry weather. Three of the 10 driest parts of England are Kew Gardens, in south-west London, the Cambridge University…

08/08/2022

Chilies and turmeric boost 20-minute shrimp stir-fry

The cooks at Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street love shrimp for its plump texture, mildly briny sweetness and weeknight ease

08/08/2022

In dry California, salty water creeps into key waterways

Charlie Hamilton hasn't irrigated his vineyards with water from the Sacramento River since early May, even though it flows just yards from his crop.

08/08/2022

‘Like a rocket’: Why one couple bought an electric car and how it’s faring so far

“I like the fact they accelerate like a rocket,” said Graham Corner. “My wife is less impressed by that.”

08/08/2022

Former coal town comes together in face of Kentucky floods

The town of Fleming-Neon was trying to move beyond an economic disaster when a natural one knocked it back down

08/08/2022

Family of teenager with leukaemia appeals for people to join stem cell register

The family of a teenager with leukaemia from Northern Ireland is urging people to sign up to the stem cell register, as a transplant is his only chance of survival.

08/08/2022

Students can be confident grades ‘fairly demonstrate skills’

Scotland’s Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville said while exams returned for the first time since 2019 ‘it wasn’t a return to normality’.

07/08/2022

Bird fossil collection bequeathed to Scottish museum

The collection of items dating back from 54 to 56 million years ago is believed to contain many species which are new to science.

07/08/2022

New project brings feathered friends to care home residents

A new project has brought a host of feathered friends to the windows of care home residents in Co Armagh. The Lough Neagh Partnership has teamed up with two care home groups to trial the project where feed boxes are placed across the grounds to…

07/08/2022

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