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What's the best car for older drivers?

That’s my late mom’s 2000 Toyota Echo, with her 45-year-old vintage license plates. It’s a four-generation car; she drove it into her 90s, then I drove it for a few years and now my daughter drives it with her brand…

Ban driven grouse shooting 2019 Day 6

We’re now on Day 6 and the e-petition calling for a ban of driven grouse shooting is over two thirds of the way towards a Westminster Hall debate. Here’s a map of where those signatures come from; Here are constituencies…

Which constituencies are already over the line?

If you need to get 100,000 signatures across 650 Westminster parliamentary constituencies then if each of them raised 154 signatures that would do! The Wild Justice e-petition calling for a ban on driven grouse shooting, led by Chris Packham, is…

Brain molecule identified as key in anxiety model

Boosting a single molecule in the brain can change ‘dispositional anxiety,’ the tendency to perceive many situations as threatening, in nonhuman primates, researchers have found. The molecule, neurotrophin-3, stimulates neurons to grow and make new connections.

Pseudo-Science Doxxing: The Latest Travesty In Consensus Science Enforcement

The latest travesty in consensus ‘enforcement’ published by Nature [Communications]. Abstract: We juxtapose 386 prominent contrarians with 386 expert scientists by tracking their digital footprints across ∼200,000 research publications and ∼100,000 English-language digital and print media articles on climate change. Projecting…

Paul Leyland – Cistogaster globosa

Paul writes: If this was a bird, rather than a fly, I would expect to look out of my kitchen window and see half a dozen people with scopes and binoculars walking up and down the field path, all hoping…