Month: July 2016

Hope for 'end of Aids' is disappearing, experts warn

Efforts to combat Aids in Africa are seriously faltering, with drugs beginning to lose their power, the number of infections rising and funding declining, raising the prospect of the epidemic once more spiralling out of control, experts have warned. The…

New species of Pacific beaked whale confirmed

Scientists have confirmed that a mysterious, unnamed species of beaked whale roams the northern Pacific Ocean. Sightings of the creature, which has a bulbous head and a beak like a porpoise, had been reported by Japanese fishermen, who call them…

Bee Sperm Havoc Leads To Less Honey

Leading insecticide cuts bee sperm by almost 40%, study shows Discovery provides possible explanation for increasing deaths of honeybees in recent years, according to scientists Previous studies have shown how neonicotinoids reduce the number bumblebees queens produced. Photograph: Richard Becker/Alamy…

People run from floods in Nepal – video

Amateur video shot on Tuesday shows floods in Butwal, a village in the the Rupandehi district of Nepal, after flash floods and landslides swept through villages, killing at least 58 people over two days. In Butwal, local residents run away…

Jason Weingart's storm chasing – in pictures

Encountering lightning storms and erratic tornadoes are all in a day’s work for Jason Weingart, who has been chasing massive storm systems across America since 2009. Danger is unavoidable in the storm-chasing business and Weingart contends with lightning bolts containing…