“I don’t miss being an athlete”, says JESSICA ENNIS-HILL

“Being an athlete you’re constantly under pressure to perform and have got to meet goals all the time,” explains Jess, 32, who lives in Sheffield with her husband Andy, a construction site manager, and their children Reggie, four, and 11-month-old Olivia. “I’ve been doing bits of commentary with the BBC and sometimes for a second […]

EPA docs don’t show any scientific evidence for Scott Pruitt’s climate claims

Enlarge / Scott Pruitt during his confirmation hearings. (credit: Aaron P. Bernstein / Getty Images) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not been able to offer any scientific evidence for statements made by the agency’s former Administrator Scott Pruitt when he went on CNBC in March 2017 and said that carbon dioxide was not known to […]

‘I don’t deserve to be compared to Satan’ – Italy’s Salvini responds to Catholic critics

Euroskeptic Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has hit back at critics, after a Catholic magazine depicted him as Satan for his anti-immigration policies. “Vade Retro Salvini”, read the front cover of Famiglia Cristiana, a popular Catholic weekly. The cover depicted a hand resting on Salvini’s forehead, while the title was a play on the […]

High blood pressure: How should I measure BP readings? – Don’t use this machine

High blood pressure is diagnosed through repeated measurements over the course of several days. These are taken using machines wrapped around the wrist or arm, among others. However, one machine could be better than another. “Don’t use the wrist monitor as they’re pretty unreliable,” said Graham MacGregor, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Queen Mary University, […]

Ajit Pai gets message from his hometown ISP: Don’t hurt us small ISPs

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks about improving rural connectivity during an Agriculture Department forum on April 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Alex Wong ) A broadband provider from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s hometown says one of his latest plans could prevent it from purchasing spectrum needed to bolster its […]

How to delete old tweets so you don’t get fired

This past Friday, Disney shocked fans of the Marvel Comic Universe with a stunning announcement that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director James Gunn had been fired from the project after decade-old offensive tweets of his had been uncovered. Regardless of the controversy surrounding how the tweets were unearthed (by right-wing troll Mike Cernovich) […]

‘We don’t trust Putin. We never will’: Nikki Haley distances herself from Trump on Russia

Getty Images Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, made clear the US’s firm position against Russia, but admitted communication between the two countries “are things that have to happen.” “We don’t trust Russia, we don’t trust Putin, we never will,” Haley said. “They’re never going to be our friend. That’s just a […]