Flood destroys home of Christian leader claiming natural disasters are God’s punishment on homosexuality.

Flood destroys home of Christian leader claiming natural disasters are God’s punishment on homosexuality.

A flood of “near biblical proportions” has destroyed the home of a Christian lobbyist who claims that natural disasters are God’s way of punishing homosexuals. Tony Perkins, president of the controversial Christian organization Family Research Council and his family narrowly escaped in a canoe. Mr Perkins’s has a long history of...

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Bad diet during pregnancy may cause ADHD

Bad diet during pregnancy may cause ADHD

Indulging in a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy increases your child’s risk of developing ADHD. Research published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry explored how a mother’s prenatal nutritional choices impact a gene closely linked to behavourial problems commonly found in children, including Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD). Scientists...

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Snails could be the key to saving the Great Barrier Reef

Snails could be the key to saving the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef might have found an unusual saviour in the form of giant sea snails. Whilst the human damage to the world’s largest reef gets the lion share of the coverage, the coral eating Crown-of-thorns starfish were responsible for 42% of lost coral cover in Australia between 1985-2012...

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Half of Met officers ‘live outside London’

Half of Met officers ‘live outside London’

Over half of the officers working for the Metropolitan Police Service live outside of the capital, with some officers commuting from as far as Cornwall and even the south of France figures show. Of Scotland Yard’s 18,179 borough officers, 8,896 live in the capital, according to research by the Policy...

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Scientists stumble upon the animal that gave us the common cold

Scientists stumble upon the animal that gave us the common cold

A shock discovery reveals that camels gave us the, now ubiquitous, common cold. A group of German Scientists happened upon the bizarre discovery when researching a similar, but far more deadly, virus called Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS). Like MERS, the common cold is a coronavirus and both originated in...

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Caught Live at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016, Part 2

Caught Live at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016, Part 2

It’s said there’s something for everyone at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and, looking at this year’s programme, it’s easy to agree. Family-friendly shows are a big part of the appeal for parents attending the Fringe, but this year several acts aimed at adults have turned the clock back to childhood...

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