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Study finds killer bees’ aggression comes from genetics of European insects

Killer bees are known to chase people when agitated and experts have now found the root of this insect’s aggression. A new study into the African hybrid honey bee reveals it was the mixing of European genetics that led to this invasive species’ hostility. Researcher first bred South African honey bees with those in Europe […]

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How can I avoid a knee replacement? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions 

I have osteoarthritis in both knees and have been taking anti-inflammatory medication and trying to exercise, but the pain is persistent and I am now unable to walk any distance.  Please can you advise of alternatives to knee replacement surgery? I am 67 and in good health. Mr P. Pope, by email. It sounds as […]

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Experts warn Melbourne could echo Singapore’s second wave with COVID-19 cases due to social housing

Melbourne is at risk of echoing Singapore‘s deadly coronavirus surge if it doesn’t successfully contain the  outbreak in the cramped public housing towers, experts have warned.  In the early months during the pandemic, Singapore was praised for containing the virus by using a strict regime of testing and contact-tracing. However, the Asian city-state saw sharp […]

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Meghan Markle is the ‘center of Prince Harry’s world’ says body language expert

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are a ‘solid couple’ with mutual ‘appreciation and respect’ and ‘physical connection as well as an emotional one,’ a body language expert has claimed.  The 35-year-old royal and his wife, 38, made a rare public appearance since their move to LA, speaking out together with young leaders from the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust in […]

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RICHARD KAY: Prince Andrew’s silence is ruinously damaging his mother

They haven’t quite ruined her summer, but it’s been close. Day after day, news of exasperating royal behaviour has thudded on to the nation’s breakfast tables to the despair of the Queen. Prince Harry’s staggeringly misjudged swipe at the Commonwealth and his assertion that it must acknowledge past wrongs over empire and race. His wife Meghan’s […]

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Kanye West shares photo of his shelters in progress as part of his ‘2020 vision’

Kanye West shared a photograph of his homeless shelters being rebuilt, almost a year after having to tear them down because he didn’t have the right permits for them, as part of his 2020 ‘vision’.  The rapper shocked the world by announcing last week that he was running for president. He has since been endorsed […]

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Disney actor Sebastian Athie who starred in O11CE dies at 24

Disney actor Sebastian Athie died at the age of 24 over the weekend. The star, who was born in Mexico, was best known for playing Lorenzo Guevara on the teen Argentinian TV series O11CE, which aired on Disney Channel Latin America, and was also dubbed into English as it went by the name Disney 11. […]

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Norman Conquest made pork more popular, remains show

The Norman Conquest of 1066 did little to change the English diet — but pork did become more popular in its aftermath, archaeologists have discovered.  Researchers from Bristol, Cardiff and Sheffield Universities studied human remains, animal bones and ceramic cookware from Oxford around the time of the invasion. The team found evidence only for short-term […]

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Amanda Kloots thanks family after death of Nick Cordero

Nick Cordero’s heartbroken wife Amanda Kloots has shared a video capturing how her family supported her over the last 95 days as he fought for his life in the hospital.  The beloved Broadway star, 41, who starred in works including Rock of Ages, and Waitress, died on Sunday in Los Angeles after spending more than […]

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Apple files patent for tech that verifies identity without passport

First it stored a credit card, then car keys and now the iPhone could replace a physical passport or driver’s license. Apple filed a new patent that describes using the smartphone as a form of digital identifier that allows users to setup a verification for the documentation. Users upload their information into the system, which […]