Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Economy

Social media companies are losing public trust as ‘traditional’ media regains it, report finds

‘The public wants action on key issues related to online protection, and to see their concerns addressed through better regulation,’ says CEO of Edelman UK A new report has found people’s trust in social media...

Facebook plans major changes to news feed

Facebook is to change how its news feed works, making posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent. Instead, content that sparks conversations among family and friends who use the site will be emphasised, explained...

Renewable energy now makes up nearly third of all electricity generated in UK

Latest government figures show ‘record high’ for electrical power produced from sources like wind and solar. Electricity generation from renewable energy has reached a “record high”, according to new government statistics. The third quarter of 2017...

Wage squeeze continues for British households

Wage growth fell behind inflation for a seventh month in a row, according to new employment figures. The Office for National Statistics said average weekly wages rose by 2.3% in the three months to October,...

Health warning over salt content in vegetarian sausages

Popular vegetarian sausages are so salty that one portion contains more than half a pizza, research has warned. Meat-free sausages including some made by Linda McCartney and Quorn contain significantly more salt than the level...

How “bomb cyclones” can let us peer deep inside the Earth

Powerful storms on our planet’s surface can produce tremors that are helping geologists to see what the Earth’s interior might be like. Given its location on the Atlantic seaboard of North America, Maine is no...

Tokyo Grand Slam 2017: Inside the world’s most spiritual sport

In an unassuming Tokyo tower block sits the headquarters of a sport at a spiritual crossroads. A stone's throw from the Japanese capital's space age domed baseball stadium, and in the shadow of a nearby...

Budweiser reveals plan to brew beer for Mars

The Space Race: Will people or beer be first to land on Mars? Although we haven’t actually set foot on Mars yet, one beer company has us covered when we do. In March, the brewing company...

Parents should limit children’s screentime to 90 mins a day to prevent obesity

Scientists have found links between prolonged periods of exposure to screens and obesity in children. Children who spend prolonged periods of time using technology are more prone to obesity, a new study suggests. A group of...

Bali volcano: Airport shut for second day as Mount Agung spews more ash

Bali’s international airport has been shut for a second day as Mount Agung continues to spew towering columns of volcanic ash. Indonesian authorities have renewed warnings and told citizens living near the volcano they may...