Bag end: why we’re calling time on plastic waste

As the public turns against plastic, the race is on to find sustainable alternativesAfter pulling plastic straws out of turtles’ nostrils while working at a Brazil nature reserve, shocked British student Chan’nel Thomas realised something had to chang

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Key design change stymied cost, schedule of bridge in deadly Florida collapse

Construction of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people in the Miami area was behind schedule and millions over budget, in part because of a key change in the design and placement of one of its support towers.


Hearst Ventures: A Media Giant's Pipeline to the Future

Hearst’s investments help it get an around-the-corner look at early-stage companies that may emerge as change agents in the years ahead.


Why it’s finally time to delete Facebook

WHO even uses Facebook anymore? The social network is the pits – its central News Feed clustered with viral videos that no one watches, or at the very least keeps muted. And every change it makes only serves to exacerbate the problem. The solution is si

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How to banish acne: Social media star makes one small lifestyle change and rids acne for good

Amy Saunders' change in diet has transformed her skin [Media Drum World] Amy Saunders, 27, saw her skin flare up when she was just 11 years old, following a family holiday to the Caribbean. After returning home from the trip, Amy hoped her skin would re


Facebook's data scandal: If you want to protect yourself throw out your computer

Legislators reacting to the publicity may try to impose new laws that may cost Facebook, but they probably won't change much


Postgrad news in brief: Trump’s travel ban deters international students

International applications to US graduate schools have declined for the first time in more than a decade. Plus, Hull university honours anti-apartheid activist Wiseman Khuzwayo with a £65,000 scholarship Related: How exercise prescriptions could change


Poland's Path To Tackling Climate Change: 40% Fewer Emissions, $26 Billion Annual Savings by 2050

Poland is a lynchpin for European climate efforts and is at a crossroads between unprofitable domestic coal, Russian natural gas, and clean energy. New analysis shows choosing clean energy can cut Poland's emissions 40% and save $26 billion by 2050.

United Kingdom

Mum bludgeoned 17 times with a screwdriver by her husband reveals she still LOVES him and wants him in her kids’ lives

SHADEAN McPherson woke up to a screwdriver punching down on her again and again – the first of 17 blows over the course of a few seconds which would change her life forever. Above her was her husband of 12 years and the father of her two children, h


Inflation driven down by cheaper petrol and recovery from vegetable shortage

The squeeze on household finances eased slightly in February, as consumer price inflation (CPI) - the measure of how prices change for shoppers - grew by 2.

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Climate change could create 143M migrants

Tens of millions of people in some of the world's poorest areas could be displaced by climate change in just a few decades, the World Bank has warned in a report.

United Kingdom

What date is Easter 2018, why does it change every year and how is it decided?

THE Easter holiday dates change each year, so it is important to keep track – especially as careful diary planning can often secure you extra time away from the office. While the dates for Christmas and Valentine’s Day are fixed and easy to remember


California regulator proposes regulating Uber like tour buses, limos

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc should be classified as the same type of transportation as limousines and tour buses, a California regulator said on Monday in a proposal that could change how the ride-hailing company is regulated in its ho


Stuart Broad could drop to first change quickie as England rethink new ball formula

STUART BROAD will not feel offended or snubbed if the new ball is taken away from him this week. Captain Joe Root is set to break up the record-breaking partnership of Broad and James Anderson for the pink ball First Test against New Zealand starting on T


India most vulnerable country to climate change - HSBC report

LONDON (Reuters) - India is the most vulnerable country to climate change, followed by Pakistan, the Philippines and Bangladesh, a ranking by HSBC showed on Monday.


China's New PBOC Chief Promises Quick Change

China’s new central-bank chief, Yi Gang, promised to implement changes quickly, saying “there will be a series of reform and opening-up measures” during the next three weeks.


Can China's New Central Banker Restart Reforms?

The new head of the People’s Bank of China has pedigree as an advocate of free-market reforms. But with Beijing reasserting the role of the state sector in China’s economy, he will find it hard to pursue real change.

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Ribena has customers in UPROAR over drastic change to the original recipe in a bid to cut the sugar content in the drink

Ribena comes under fire for new recipe [Getty] Ribena have been blasted by loyal customers for changing their recipe.  The Suntory Group, who create the popular soft drink, made drastic changes to the blackcurrant squash in February in a bid to les

United Kingdom

When do the clocks go forward in 2018, what date will they change back again and what British Summer Time?

TWICE every year our clocks change by one hour – with people either gaining or losing an hour of their precious sleep. The changes allow for longer daylight hours in the summer and a whole hour extra in bed when autumn arrives. But just what is the


In the Seychelles, coral reefs face climate change threat

Beneath the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean island nation of the Seychelles, a fight is growing to save the coral reefs that shelter a range of creatures, from tiny invertebrates to the sprawling octopus, from climate change.


How to get out of debt in eight steps – and get advice for free

MILLIONS rely on credit to plug gaps in their finances. Last week, the financial regulator warned that debt levels in the UK are very close to their September 2008 peak – at the high of the credit crisis. A number of households are in “so deep


Joey Logano on tire rule change: "NASCAR had to do something"

When 13 cars failed to clear pre-qualifying inspection on Friday in time to get on the track, it produced an interesting quandary.Because of NASCAR’s rule that you must start the race on the tires with which you qualified, the cars that did not particip


Berejiklian makes change at the top as Coalition tries to dampen water scandals

NSW government says Simon Smith will leave Department of Industry and be replaced by Simon DraperThe Berejiklian government has made changes to the leadership at the very top of the department responsible for water policy following scandals over the admin


Smoke alarm rules to apply to all homes in Scotland

A change in the law will mean all properties will require a minimum number of alarms.

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