Protected River Lugg was 'bulldozed' in 'wildlife crime'
The Herefordshire Wildlife Trust says the damage caused was a "crime against the environment".
bbc | Top Stories | 7 mins ago
Hundreds of Google workers condemn firing of AI scientist Timnit Gebru
More than 1,000 researchers also sign letter after Black expert on ethics says Google tried to suppress her research on bias
theguardian | World | 15 mins ago
'I commuted to work on the Tube at 9am and and it was so relaxing'
'The Underground looks very different under the new Tier 2 restrictions', says reporter Jacob Phillips
mylondon | UK | 21 mins ago
A Jewish doctor who treated a patient with Nazi tattoos says the pandemic has tested his compassion
The immense stress the pandemic has placed on health care workers like Dr. Taylor Nichols has made it increasingly difficult to do their jobs.
reddit | World | 24 mins ago
U.K. Grants Five Passports a Minute to Hongkongers as China Tightens Grip
The U.K. is granting the most special travel documents to Hong Kong residents since the 1997 handover, bolstering predictions of a mass exodus as China tightens its grip over the former British colony.
reddit | Politics | 26 mins ago
‘Black Panther’ Star Letitia Wright Responds After Anti-Vax Video Post
British-Guyanese actor Letitia Wright, star of “Black Panther” and Steve McQueen’s “Mangrove,” has responded to extensive backlash after she posted a controversial ant…
reddit | Entertainment | 29 mins ago
Durham police consider new evidence Cummings perverted course of justice
Documents allege former aide perverted course of justice in relation to rose garden statement about journeys
theguardian | Politics | 32 mins ago
Covid-19: Care home vaccinations to start 'within two weeks'
The medicines regulator says doses will have to be delivered to homes within 12 hours of unpacking.
bbc | Top Stories | 33 mins ago
Britain Says It Will Cut Emissions 68% By 2030, But Experts Ask How
The U.K. has announced that it will cut carbon emissions 68% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, upping the country's climate ambitions considerably. What sort of action will be required to match the bold words?
reddit | UK | 37 mins ago
Amazon Is Facing an Unprecedented Union Vote in the Right-to-Work South
Workers at Amazon’s new Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse have filed for a union election. They’re taking on one of the most virulently anti-union companies in the United States.
reddit | Technology | 37 mins ago
December’s stunning Geminid meteor shower is born from a humble asteroid
Most meteor showers arise from comets, but the robust Geminid shower comes from an asteroid, Phaethon, which scientists are still trying to figure out.
reddit | Science | 37 mins ago
Bats are carrying other coronaviruses that could transmit to humans, says Wuhan’s expert virologist
Dr Shi Zheng-Li is known as ‘Bat Woman’ for her ability to hunt down viruses from SARS to Covid-19
independent | World | 39 mins ago
Google Fiber rolls out insanely fast 2Gbps service in two lucky US cities
The company tested the service in Nashville, Tennessee, and Huntsville, Alabama, earlier this year.
reddit | Technology | 48 mins ago
Brexit trade talks put on ‘pause’ as negotiators in London and Brussels say ‘significant divergences’ remain
Brexit trade talks have been paused after negotiators in London and Brussels failed to reach an agreement, insisting that “significant divergencies” still remain.
independent | UK | 1 hrs ago
U.S. Department of Justice opens investigation into Louisiana prisons over inmate release dates
The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a statewide civil investigation into Louisiana's inmate release practices, the agency announced Thursday.
reddit | World | 1 hrs ago
The Squad demands new relief checks as part of Covid stimulus
Many coronavirus aide programs are weeks away from expiring and Congress doesn’t have a new deal in place
independent | World | 1 hrs ago
Brexit Will Leave ‘Global Britain’ Internationally Redundant. News this week that the European Union is proposing a “once-in-a-generation” global alliance to meet the “strategic challenge” of China fired the starting gun on the post-Donald Trump era.
Now that Brexit Britain is isolated on the international stage, it will be down to America and the European Union to lead the liberal, democratic alliance, says Mike Buckley
reddit | Politics | 1 hrs ago
Dutch populist Baudet wins vote to remain party leader
Members of a Dutch right-wing populist party have voted overwhelmingly in support of its leader, who stood down last month and then returned amid criticism of the way he handled accusations of extreme views among some members of the party’s youth w ...
independent | UK | 1 hrs ago
Computational imaging during videogame playing helps provide new insights into the neural underpinnings of emotions in human brain. It supports theoretical accounts of emotions as transient states emerging from embodied and action-oriented processes which govern adaptive responses to the environment
A computational analysis of brain activity reveals that emotions involve transient synchronization among brain networks associated with different functions, and supports theoretical accounts of emotions as multi-component states grounded in embodied ...
reddit | Science | 1 hrs ago
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independent | World | 1 hrs ago
Pardon probe centered on clemency effort for psychologist
A California psychologist convicted of tax evasion was at the center of a mysterious investigation into whether White House officials were illegally lobbied to obtain a presidential pardon
independent | World | 1 hrs ago
Holyrood’s MSPs reject ‘wholly inappropriate’ pay rise
Westminster MPs, however, are still in line for a pay hike of £3,300
independent | UK | 1 hrs ago
'Where is the fairness?' Fiji's British Army veterans fight for a life in UK
Taitusi Ratucaucau served 11 years in the Royal Logistics Corps, only for his contract to be terminated and his life left in limbo
theguardian | World | 1 hrs ago
German drivers let off parking fines with tickets that read 'Ho ho ho...that was close!'
Scheme is intended to help local retailers struggling because of the coronavirus
telegraph | Top Stories | 1 hrs ago
Glencore's chief Ivan Glasenberg to step down from trading firm
Move marks shift away from management team which floated the company in 2011
theguardian | Business | 1 hrs ago