Hit the road Jaсques! Yellow Vests caused millions in damage to French roads, operator claims

French road operator VINCI Autoroutes says it has become the latest victim of the nationwide Yellow Vest protests. It claims weeks of rallies and attacks on highways and facilities resulted in tens of millions of euros in damages. The company reported on Sunday that the wave of demonstrations had affected some 250 of its sites […]

Vitamin D deficiency: The amount of weight gain that may be caused by ‘sunshine’ condition

VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms include feeling tired, excessive sweating and having a general feeling of weakness. But you could also be at risk of the condition, and may need to add more vitamin D foods or supplements to your diet, if you’ve put on weight. How much weight gain could be a sign of a […]

Strictly Come Dancing 2018: Shirley Ballas says bizarre ROYALTY mistake caused name gaffe

Last weekend’s edition of Strictly Come Dancing was an explosive one as the series trialled its first Lindyhopathon in a bid to give the remaining contestants a chance to win extra points. Chaos ensued on the BBC show as things started to go wrong with the carefully planned set up for the dance extravaganza. And […]

New study sheds more light on what caused Millennium Bridge to wobble

Enlarge / London’s Millennium Bridge had issues with excessive shaking and swaying when it first opened in June 2000. (credit: Alberto Pezzali/NurPhoto/Getty Images) When London’s Millennium Bridge first opened in June 2000, the city was alarmed to discover that the motion of crowds of pedestrians crossing it gave rise to significant shaking and swaying. Londoners […]

Steve Bannon caused the New Yorker festival to go down in flames on Twitter

Sean Gallup/Getty Images The New Yorker announced that Steve Bannon, who embraces the label of “racist,” would headline its 19th annual The New Yorker Festival. New Yorker staff members, journalists, and prominent celebrities quickly attacked the decision on Twitter. Within hours, several top celebrities had announced they would not attend the festival. The New Yorker […]

Scientists say ‘sonic attacks’ on US embassies may have been caused by Cold-War era microwave weapons

Scientists say microwave signals may have caused brain injuries to 33 US officials and their family members at embassies in Cuba and China. The saga began in 2016 when 24 US diplomats and their family members fell ill after being exposed to what US officials claim was some form of “sonic attack.” Since then, more […]

Asthma: How developing the condition as an adult could be caused by your job

Asthma is a common lung condition which causes breathing difficulties. The main symptoms are wheezing, breathlessness, tightness around the chest and coughing. Many people first develop asthma when they are children, but it is possible to also develop it as an adult. According to Asthma UK, one in 10 cases of asthma in adults is […]