According to Europol, the thefts of rhino horns and heads from museums in Portugal, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Sweden and the UK, as well as the latest Ipswich Museum rhino-horn theft, were all conducted by an Irish criminal gang - a mobile Organised Crime Group - which has a background in smuggling, drug trafficking, and money laundering.
Despite the fact that entrepreneur and daredevil Richard Branson is yet to realize his much-hyped Virgin Galactic dream of making a sub-orbital flight, the billionaire has now proposed the exploration of the depths of the Pacific in the Virgin Oceanic single-seater submarine, which he launched back in April.
The UK Environment Agency, in partnership with Suffolk Wildlife Trust, the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) and Suffolk Biodiversity, is setting up safe havens, or ‘arks,’ for the white-clawed crayfish, which is one of the most threatened native wildlife species in the country.
"At this level of risk, women may wish to consider having their ovaries removed after having children, to prevent ovarian cancer occurring” were the words of Professor Nazneen Rahman, head of genetics and epidemiology, when he revealed that about one in 70 woman is at risk of developing ovarian cancer, and one in 11 among women who carry a faulty copy of a gene called RAD51D.
British scientists are claiming that diabetes can be reversed with the help of the EndoBarrier - a sleeve implant which they have developed and which looks like a "giant sausage skin"!
According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, the controversial Google Street View service is being put to a good use in the UK --- with the Internet search giant having initiated a new campaign to raise funds for the restoration work on the historic pioneering computing and wartime code breaking site – the Bletchley Park.