‘ Who knows what we’ll find next ?’ Journey to the heart of Mozambique’s hidden forest

Since it was identified on Google Earth in 2005, the woodland of Mount Mabu has amazed scientists with its unique wildlife. Jeffrey Barbee joins explorer Professor Julian Bayliss on the first journey to its green heart The soggy boots of the team slide backwards in the black dirt as they struggle up towards the ridge…

Why is the US banning kratom, the virtually harmless herb? | Marc Lewis

It acts on opioid receptors, hence the panic. But since some heroin users take it to ease withdrawal, its proscription could have some very harmful effects indeed Just this morning I got an email from a head shop Id dropped into on my last trip-up to San Francisco. I didnt recall leaving my email address,…

Sergei Skripal: Russia links attempted murder to deaths of Kremlin adversaries

Embassy issues provocative tweet as Cobra meeting hears that case involves 250 counter-terror police and 200 witnesses Russia stepped up its war of words with Britain on Saturday as its embassy in London connected the attempted slaying of double agent Sergei Skripal to the deaths of three exiled adversaries of the Kremlin. The provocative move…

The six speeches Trump should borrow from at the Republican convention | Rupert Myers

There are many lesser figures The Donald could help bring to a wider audience in his address on Thursday. This Martin Luther King guy, for instance Donald Trump was understood that sometimes authenticity and originality are best expressed through the language of well-known statements made by other people. His wife Melania snuck in a few…

Russian snoop assault: Trump supports UK ‘all the way’

US president concurs Moscow must provide answers over poisoning as May prepares reprisals Donald Trump has given Theresa May his full support for her strategy of tackling Russia over the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal, saying he is” with the UK all the route “. The US president’s backing came in a phone call…

Passengers don’t want overweight flight crew, say Aeroflot officials after suits

Airline representatives claim clients prefer it partly on basis of employees appearance, after tribunal repudiates complaints Representatives of the Russian airline Aeroflot have said it is reasonable for female flight attendant to face financial penalties if they are deemed to be overweight. At a press conference on Tuesday following two recent suits, two Aeroflot representatives…

Russian nation TV alerts ‘traitors’ not to settle in England

After Salisbury poisoning, host says there have been too many strange incidents in recent years Russian state television has alerted “traitors” and Kremlin critics that they should not settle in England because of an increased risk of succumbing in mysterious circumstances. ” Don’t prefer England as a place to live. Whatever the reasons, whether you’re…

Alcohol causes one in 20 demises worldwide, says WHO

Report detects 13.5% of deaths among people in their 20 s are linked to alcohol Alcohol is responsible for more than 5% of all deaths worldwide, or around 3 million a year, new figures have revealed. The data, part of a report from the World Health Organization, shows that about 2.3 million of those deaths…