China says it will carry out its first Mars exploration in July or August

China‘s first mission to Mars is set to launch in July or August as the country sprints to become a major space power in the global race, the programme director has revealed. The Tianwen-1 spacecraft will be carried by a Long March-5 rocket this summer and is expected to reach the red planet in February, … Read more China says it will carry out its first Mars exploration in July or August

Police carry bags of clothes and a carpet from flat where Louise Smith, 16, was last staying

Mourners have been laying flowers at the site where a body was discovered in Hampshire during the search for missing 16-year-old Louise Smith.  Today the teenager, who vanished on May 8, was described by family friends as a ‘charming young girl who had her whole life ahead of her’.  Investigating forensic officers have also been … Read more Police carry bags of clothes and a carpet from flat where Louise Smith, 16, was last staying

Boris Johnson refuses EU’s own ‘mini-embassy’ in Northern Ireland to carry out customs checks 

New Brexit border row: Boris Johnson refuses EU’s request for their own ‘mini-embassy’ in Northern Ireland to carry out customs checks Checks will be made on some items entering the country from Britain next year Infrastructure will expand at ports and traders will fill in electronic declarations The Government called on Brussels to ‘respect the … Read more Boris Johnson refuses EU’s own ‘mini-embassy’ in Northern Ireland to carry out customs checks 

Mosquitoes that can carry diseases could be common in Europe by 2030

Mosquitoes carrying diseases such as dengue, zika and yellow fever could be common throughout parts of Europe by 2030 due to global warming, a study warns.  Changes to traditional rainfall patterns and soaring temperatures will make more parts of the world viable homes for the mosquitoes. The insect, known by the scientific name Aedes aegypti as well … Read more Mosquitoes that can carry diseases could be common in Europe by 2030

Invasive grey squirrels carry a parasite that makes their native red cousins sluggish

Invasive grey squirrels carry a parasite that makes their native red cousins sluggish and threatens to further reduce their numbers, a study has found. Scientists say that the parasite — carried only by the greys — causes red squirrels to forage for food less efficiently and makes competition from the greys harder to face. The problem … Read more Invasive grey squirrels carry a parasite that makes their native red cousins sluggish