Record temperatures mean ancient forts become visible in fields

Record temperatures mean ancient forts become visible in fields

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales FOR archaeologists, the UK’s current heatwave is more than just an excuse to kick back and soak up some rays. When the ground is baked by days of sun, markings that indicate the location of ancient settlements begin to emerge in the parched terrain. In […]

Wall St. gains as small-cap Russell 2000 hits record

Wall St. gains as small-cap Russell 2000 hits record

(Reuters) – Retail and technology stocks led Wall Street higher on Wednesday and the small-cap Russell 2000 hit a record peak, even as a rise in U.S. bond yields to an almost seven-year high suggested more competition for equities and investors fretted over geopolitics. Smaller companies continued this year’s trend of outperforming their larger rivals […]

Record low Arctic ice linked to freak weather in US, Europe

Record low Arctic ice linked to freak weather in US, Europe

By Colin Barras Another year, another climate record broken. But don’t let this one wash over you. Arctic sea ice is usually at its most extensive in early March, which marks the end of the Arctic winter – but this year’s winter ice cap is the smallest recorded in almost 40 years of monitoring. The […]

Police are lacking to record thousands of violent offenses, as well as rape

Police are lacking to record thousands of violent offenses, as well as rape

Thousands of crimes including rape and domestic abuse are going unrecorded every year by police forces in England, it has been revealed. Critics say too many victims are being let down. Three forces were singled out for their “inadequate” crime recording by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS). Thames Valley […]

Good news: Demand for coal is plummeting towards a record low

Good news: Demand for coal is plummeting towards a record low

iStock/Getty Images Plus By Andy Coghlan Coal is in the pits, despite US President Donald Trump’s promise to rekindle the world’s dirtiest energy source. A new report on global coal demand from the International Energy Agency reveals that global demand for coal slumped by 4.2 per cent over the past two years. That nearly equals […]

Tax plan optimism propels Wall Street to record highs

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street hit record closing highs on Monday as optimism increased about the likelihood of lower corporate tax rates as the Republican tax bill moved closer to passage. The Nasdaq surpassed the 7,000-point mark during the session but closed below that level. The Republican-controlled U.S. Congress is expected to begin voting […]

New study provides 18-year water use record

New study provides 18-year water use record

Top Story Irrigation for agriculture is the largest use of fresh water around the globe, but precise records and maps of when and where water is applied by farmers are difficult to locate. Now, a team of researchers has discovered how to track water used in agriculture. In a recent paper, researchers detail their use […]

Wall Street hits record highs; tax plan hopes fuel optimism

Wall Street hits record highs; tax plan hopes fuel optimism

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks hit record closing highs on Friday and the S&P 500 posted a sixth week of gains after the U.S. Senate passed a budget resolution, lifting hopes that President Donald Trump’s tax-cut plan may move forward. Shares of General Electric (GE.N) reversed an early drop of 6.3 percent to end […]