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 […]

Vertical video sheds its black bars on YouTube, Android app adds dark mode

The YouTube desktop site was designed for 16:9 video, with videos in any other aspect ratio—most commonly 4:3 for old TV material or 9:16 for vertical smartphone video—padded with black bars until they fit the 16:9 box. In a change that Google is currently rolling out, those black bars are now being scrapped, and the […]

Meghan Markle sheds Dior dress for green ensemble worth over £2,200 for Ireland visit

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, slipped into a slinky green ensemble to arrive in Dublin. Meghan wore the country’s national colour in a predictable move. Women with diplomatic roles such as Kate Middleton and Melania Trump often take to this tactic when visiting foreign countries. Meghan’s outfit appeared to consist of a simple long […]

Weight loss: ‘Bum belly’ man sheds SEVEN stone thanks to giving up THIS unhealthy habit

Mark Johnson, 38, managed a whopping seven stone weight loss off his 23 stone heavy frame after feeling ashamed by his holiday photos. Before and after pictures show his transformation from fat to fit – including getting rid of belly fat after losing a foot from his waistline. The impressive slimmer from Watford, who works in […]

Andre De Grasse sheds more rust, places 6th in 200m season debut

Canada’s Andre De Grasse was able to shed more race rust in his 200-metre season debut on Friday, while fellow Canadian and relay teammate Aaron Brown continues to look in mid-season form. De Grasse finished sixth in the eight-man field in 20.46 seconds at the season-opening Diamond League in Doha, Qatar, one week after clocking […]

RT sheds light on Skripal saga inconsistencies ahead of OPCW report (VIDEO)

The world has been quick to blame Russia for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, despite no evidence being presented. As the OPCW prepares to isse a report on the matter, RT digs into the controversial issues of the saga. Ever since Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in the UK town of Salisbury on […]

Shed of the Year 2018: Owners making as much as £5,000 from their garden SHEDS

The annual Shed of the Year competition showcases the very best of garden sheds across the country, and this year’s competition is no exception. Cuprinol, who host the competition, have noticed a trend in entrants making money from their sheds. The impressive entries from around the UK showcase shed owners practising everything from beekeeping to […]

Weight loss: Mum sheds almost HALF her body after ditching her crisp addiction

HOTSPOT MEDIA Mum Kellie White lost half her body weight But, after getting stuck in a fairground ride due to her size, she realised she needed to ditch the junk food after her eating had spiralled out of control. In April 2014, she underwent a gastric bypass operation and now Kellie has shed 9st and […]

Ancient DNA sheds light on what happened to the Taino, the native Caribbeans

Enlarge / Reconstruction of a Taino village in Cuba. (credit: Michal Zalewski) The Caribbean was one of the last parts of the Americas to be settled by humans, although scientists don’t agree on when the first settlers arrived or where they came from. Some argue that people probably arrived from the Amazon Basin, where today’s […]

Weight loss: Woman sheds a massive ten stone by cutting THIS from her diet

Carli Jay, 30, from Surrey, crept up to a size 24 after she consumed twice the 2500 recommended allowance of calories for an adult man every day. At her heaviest she weighed 20 stone, but changed her lifestyle after she received a frightening warning in February 2014, when she woke up one morning and discovered […]