US & World

Russia's Vladimir Putin wins by big margin

[ad_1] Exit polls in Russia’s presidential election predict the return of Vladimir Putin for another six-year term. A Russian state exit poll gave him 73.9% of the vote, easily defeating his closest competitor. The result – which had been widely predicted – is a marked improvement from his victory of 2012. But some election observers […]

Health

Men with low sperm counts at increased risk of illness, study suggests

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Men with low sperm counts are more likely to have a number of health issues that put them at increased risk of illness, new research suggests. A study of 5,177 men found those with low sperm counts were 20% more likely to have more body fat, higher blood pressure and […]

More evidence essential oils 'make male breasts develop'

Living healthy in Qatar: Why's it hard?

TV anchor Andrea McLean: 'Give menopausal women M badges'

Science/Nature

Glorious mud

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Continuing a tradition popularised by the Victorians, “mudlarkers” scour the foreshore of the Thames in search of historical treasures. Two thousand years of human history are revealed by the low tide on London’s largest archaeological site and we spoke to the foreshore’s mudlarkers about their favourite finds. At around 5am […]

Science/Nature

Footage of first polar bear cub born in UK in 25 years

[ad_1] The “confident and curious” cub was born at Highland Wildlife Park in Kincraig, Scotland. [ad_2] Source link

Science/Nature

Changing environment influenced human evolution

[ad_1] Image copyright Human Origins Program, Smithsonian Image caption Olorgesailie Basin: the dig site spans an area of 65 square kilometres Humans may have developed advanced social behaviours and trade 100,000 years earlier than previously thought. This is according to a series of papers published today in Science. The results come from an archaeological site […]