Back to work, Prince Harry and Meghan to delay honeymoon

Back to work, Prince Harry and Meghan to delay honeymoon

LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will delay heading off for their honeymoon, instead attending a birthday party for his father Prince Charles just days after marrying in a ground-breaking ceremony that blended the modern with the traditional. After a day that saw the couple exchange vows in a medieval chapel at Windsor […]

Sober in Sin City: Hedge funds focus on work at Las Vegas event

Sober in Sin City: Hedge funds focus on work at Las Vegas event

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – A hedge fund industry gathering in Las Vegas this week was far less decadent than those of the past, as big money investors focused less on gambling and champagne-soaked “Sin City” celebrations and more on the grind of vetting fund managers. Hedge fund managers and investors meet at the Context Leadership […]

Bioengineering team's 'circuit' work may benefit gene therapy

Bioengineering team's 'circuit' work may benefit gene therapy

Top Story Researchers have designed genetic “circuits” out of living cellular material in order to gain a better understanding of how proteins function, with the hope of impacting synthetic biology and gene therapy. The team engineered a custom microRNA-based system by stitching together pieces of genetic material taken from a variety of living organisms, including […]

Results community's echolocation might work like gorgeous surveillance sonar

Results community's echolocation might work like gorgeous surveillance sonar

Top Story New research suggests that the Egyptian fruit bat is using similar techniques to those preferred by modern-day military and civil surveillance. The results could inspire new directions for driverless cars and drones. While most other bats emit high-pitched squeals, the fruit bat simply clicks its tongue and produces signals that are more like […]

Australia’s A$60 million plan for Great Barrier Reef won’t work

Australia’s A$60 million plan for Great Barrier Reef won’t work

imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock The Australian government’s new plan to save the Great Barrier Reef won’t work, say environmental groups. On Monday, the government pledged an extra A$ 60 million in funding to protect the natural icon. Most of the funding will go towards removing crown-of-thorns starfish, which eat coral, and preventing farm run-off from entering the reef. […]

English town tried to ban swearing, but it didn’t f***ing work

English town tried to ban swearing, but it didn’t f***ing work

A town council that planned to ban swearing in public places has been forced to scrap the plan after a backlash from police and civil liberties groups. In particular, the police said the law would be “unenforceable.” Rochdale Council in Greater Manchester revealed a proposal earlier this year for a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), […]

Why setting ‘safe’ limits for environmental damage won’t work

Why setting ‘safe’ limits for environmental damage won’t work

Did the dodo’s extinction affect ecosystems elsewhere?Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images By Stuart Pimm It is such a seductive idea at a time when environmental worries seem to be multiplying rapidly. So long as we keep the impacts of human activity within set limits we can carry on as we are without jeopardising the ability of Earth’s […]