Health: More than 99 per cent of pheasants sold for food contain TOXIC lead shot

Toxic lead shot can still be found in more than 99 per cent of pheasants shot for food, despite a commitment last year for hunters to begin using safer alternatives. Experts from England and Scotland dissected wild common pheasants bagged during the recent October to February shooting season, finding shot in 180 of the 276 studied. Of these, … Read more

Unemployment rises to 5.1 per cent as ‘furlough extended’

Unemployment has risen again to a five-year high of 5.1 per cent as Rishi Sunak prepares to extend the huge furlough scheme for months more. Official figures showed that in the three months to December the rate went up by 0.1 per cent compared to the equivalent period to November. The increase – hitting younger … Read more

Expert suggests huge 82 per cent plunge in cases in just six weeks could be down to herd immunity

What is ‘herd immunity’?  Herd immunity is the indirect protection from an infectious disease that happens when a population is immune either through vaccination or immunity developed through previous infection. Effectively, it means that once people have some form of immunity, it reduces the ability of a disease to spread among the population. Therefore someone … Read more

Expert suggests huge 82 per cent plunge in cases in just six weeks could be down to herd immunity

What is ‘herd immunity’?  Herd immunity is the indirect protection from an infectious disease that happens when a population is immune either through vaccination or immunity developed through previous infection. Effectively, it means that once people have some form of immunity, it reduces the ability of a disease to spread among the population. Therefore someone … Read more

First black hole ever detected in 1964 is 50 per cent BIGGER than first thought

A supermassive black hole 7,200 light years from the Earth is aroud 50% larger than originally suspected, a new study has revealed. Named Cygnus-X-1, it was the first black hole confirmed by astronomers, after first being discovered in 1964 when two Geiger counters were sent to space on a rocket. Its final confirmation as a … Read more

Policing: Placing people who do NOT look the same in line-ups can improve accuracy by 10 per cent

Is THIS the key to improving eyewitness identification? Placing people who do NOT look the same in police line-ups can improve accuracy by 10%, surprising study reveals US and UK researchers recruited 19,732 volunteers to play the role of eyewitness Each participant was shown a video of a faked crime, followed by a photo line-up The … Read more

Policing: Placing people who do NOT look the same in line-ups can improve accuracy by 10 per cent

Is THIS the key to improving eyewitness identification? Placing people who do NOT look the same in police line-ups can improve accuracy by 10%, surprising study reveals US and UK researchers recruited 19,732 volunteers to play the role of eyewitness Each participant was shown a video of a faked crime, followed by a photo line-up The … Read more

Amazon has reduced the latest Blink Outdoor HD security camera by 25 per cent

Amazon has slashed the price of the latest Blink Outdoor HD security camera by 25% By Emily Scrivener For Mailonline Published: 11:34 GMT, 8 February 2021 | Updated: 11:34 GMT, 8 February 2021 If you’re looking to invest or upgrade your home security system, then hot-foot it over to Amazon where the Blink Outdoor wireless HD … Read more