The vets following in the footsteps of their childhood heroes

Peter Wright and Andrew Routh (Image: DURRELL WILDLIFE TRUST ) When Peter Wright and Andrew Routh arrived at Liverpool University to study veterinary science in 1974, they were both very clear about who had inspired them to work with animals. Peter’s role model was James Herriot, the Yorkshire vet who became a household name thanks […]

Princess Eugenie shares emotional Instagram post about her difficult childhood illness

Princess Eugenie, 28, had a privileged upbringing, being a member of the Royal Family with the title of princess. However, it didn’t stop her from suffering from one uncomfortable illness, scoliosis. Taking to her Instagram account the bride-to-be uploaded a picture of her X-ray, hoping to raise awareness for the spinal disease. Eugenie suffered from […]

Fogle's triumph… Everest was his childhood dream

He said: “It has been an extraordinary journey to achieve a childhood dream. I also could not have done it without the support of my family.” His teammate Victoria Pendleton, the double Olympic cycling gold- medallist, tweeted congratulations. Victoria, 37, was forced to pull out of the climb during the acclimatisation phase after suffering a […]

Wealthy childhood ‘increases risk’ of dying from asthma

But new research suggests that deaths from the respiratory disorder among children and younger adults in England was more common in affluent areas. One possible explanation is that cleaner homes increase the risk of childhood allergies. Some scientists think a lack of early childhood exposure to germs increases the chance of allergic diseases and that […]

‘No more DACA deal!’ Trump rules out legal status for childhood arrivals

Donald Trump has said there will be no deal to give legal status to migrants who came to the US as minors. In a series of tweets on Sunday, he also told Republicans to take the “nuclear option” and eliminate the Senate filibuster. READ MORE: Trump suggests American military may pay for US-Mexico border wall […]

The NASA astronaut whose DNA changed after a year in space talks about his underachieving childhood, his identical twin and fellow astronaut brother, and how leaving Earth changes people for the better

Sarah Jacobs/Business Insider Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly had four missions in space, including a 340-day trip aboard the International Space Station in 2015-2016. On our “Success” podcast, he describes himself as a distracted kid who figured out his life later than his identical twin brother Mark, who also became an astronaut. He shared some […]