Dad's agony as eight-month-old son becomes youngest Brit treated for suspected coronavirus Man Utd star Odion Ighalo 'quarantined' and banned from training ground over deadly bug fears Hospitals to set up “assessment pods” to keep suspected victims away from A&Es Twelve schools placed on infection alert as panicked parents pull kids out of class Super-spreader Stephen Walsh is out of hospital as dozen others at risk are traced London's congested transport network and 8.9million population will make it a nightmare to track down potential victims who should be tested. … [Read more...] about First coronavirus case confirmed in London as woman diagnosed with deadly bug brings total in UK to nine
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Beasts that could come back from extinction Meet the ancestors We once shared the planet with other human species, like the Neanderthal, with whom we even interbred. Many of us still carry Neanderthal DNA. But we are also prime suspects in their extermination. What would it be like to confront the relations we once wiped out? Scientists are growing homo sapiens-Neanderthal hybrid brain matter in the lab to examine the differences between them and us. … [Read more...] about Germany: Mini-dinosaur fossil discovery hailed as ‘sensation’
Aside from the suspicious mauling of a koala at LA Zoo and an incident in 2015 when he startled maintenance workers checking under a porch near his territory, P-22 has barely been seen in the seven years he has lived in Griffith Park. But that has not stopped him becoming a celebrity. P-22 has made front page news, and even has his own day, 22 October, dedicated to him by decree of LA City council. Not since the Incas built their capital Cusco in the shape of a puma has the animal been so revered. … [Read more...] about Can there be a Hollywood ending for the ‘Brad Pitt of mountain lions’?
Mumbai is India’s richest city and home to a human population of around 20 million, but it also contains one of the largest protected urban forests in the world. The Sanjay Gandhi national park (SGNP) spans 104 sq km - the size of 30 Central Parks - and is home to more than 1,000 species of plants and animals. Here in Chuna Pada, a tribal hamlet of 40 houses inside the park’s boundary, seeing a leopard is not a scandal but a routine, and residents receive a visit from the big cats several times a week. … [Read more...] about The leopards of Mumbai: life and death among the city’s ‘living ghosts’
Writing in a scientific paper titled 'Infections on Cruise Ships', disease expert Dr Vivek Kak, from Jackson, Michigan, said: 'The isolated environment of a cruise ship, with close interaction between a vast [group] of individuals, increases the risk of a passenger being exposed to various respiratory secretions and, potentially, to infectious respiratory viruses. … [Read more...] about Evacuation flight carrying 32 British and European passengers evacuated from the coronavirus-riddled Diamond Princess takes off with less than HALF of the 78 UK nationals trapped on the cruise ship as officials admit some have refused to get on plane