Half of life on Earth has vanished since we arrived on the scene

Half of life on Earth has vanished since we arrived on the scene

There’s a lot less life than there once wasCris Bouroncle / AFP / Getty Images The amount of living matter on Earth has fallen by half since the beginning of human civilisation. This is one of the staggering facts from the most comprehensive global census of the mass of living organisms yet done. “Many things […]

Salvaged plastics imitate bizarre and beautiful sea life

Salvaged plastics imitate bizarre and beautiful sea life

Mandy Barker By Richard Webb THE creatures of the deep take on bizarre and beautiful forms: the straggly jellyfish, the striated oyster in its shell, the gelatinous un-form of the blobfish. But give this image (also featured on our cover) more than a passing glance and you will see that these are not natural creations. […]

From luxury to life behind bars: What Bill Cosby faces in prison

From luxury to life behind bars: What Bill Cosby faces in prison

(Reuters) – Bill Cosby, used to the high life as one of America’s biggest stars, will likely see his entourage of aides replaced by an inmate paid pennies to help the legally blind comedian navigate life behind bars after he is sentenced for sexual assault. FILE PHOTO: Actor and comedian Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery […]

Kim Wall murder: Danish inventor Peter Madsen given life sentence

Kim Wall murder: Danish inventor Peter Madsen given life sentence

Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his submarine. Madsen had planned to kill Ms Wall, 30, either by suffocating her or cutting her throat, the Copenhagen court heard. Her dismembered remains were found by Danish police at sea […]

Kim Wall murder: Danish inventor Peter Madsen given life sentence

Kim Wall murder: Danish inventor Peter Madsen given life sentence

Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his submarine. Madsen had planned to kill Ms Wall, 30, either by suffocating her or cutting her throat, the Copenhagen court heard. Her dismembered remains were found by Danish police at sea […]

Nawaz Sharif barred from contesting elections, holding public office for life: Pakistan SC

Nawaz Sharif barred from contesting elections, holding public office for life: Pakistan SC

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been disqualified from holding public office for life and is ineligible to contest elections. According to the Pakistani Supreme Court, disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution of Pakistan is for lifetime. Reading out the historic verdict on Friday, the five-member Pakistani Supreme Court bench observed that […]

Michael Imperioli learns from life after 'The Sopranos'

Michael Imperioli learns from life after 'The Sopranos'

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Every actor dreams of extreme success, but there is also a downside: That you will forever be known as the character you played. FILE PHOTO: Actor Michael Imperioli, who plays Detective Louis Fitch in the new television series Detroit 1-8-7, poses as he attends the show’s premier in Detroit, Michigan September […]

Convicted pedophiles face life sentences under Duma proposals

Convicted pedophiles face life sentences under Duma proposals

The Russian lower house Committee for Family, Women and Children has approved calls to hold a vote on introducing life sentences as possible punishment for sex crimes against children. If passed, the bill would change the current situation in which the maximum punishment for sex crimes against persons under 14 years of age is 20 […]

Falling bricks leave woman fighting for her life in east London

Falling bricks leave woman fighting for her life in east London

A woman has been left with life-threatening injuries after being struck by falling bricks that tumbled from a crane at an east London building site. The victim is in a critical condition after she was hit by debris from a pallet of bricks that dropped from a Tower Hamlets construction site on Tuesday. Witnesses say […]

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