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Conservationists call for Protection for UK's 17 Marine Megafauna

According to conservationists, a stretch of coastline of Yorkshire is among the locations around Britain which should be protected in order to preserve marine wildlife.

The Wildlife Trusts, an organisation made up of 47 local Wildlife Trusts in the UK, has recognized about 17 areas which... read more

Carnival to update Onboard Internet Service

On Monday, British-American registered cruise company Carnival announced that it is going to update its onboard Internet Service to offer its customers a 10-fold increase in speed. Carnival is the world's largest cruise company in terms of revenue and passengers handled.

The company's... read more

Swarms of Harlequin Ladybird invade various parts of England

Several people in Britain have reported swarms of ladybirds in their gardens and homes. It is the harlequin ladybird, a foreign species that is behind this invasion.

Harlequins are being blamed for munching on the native species and spreading all over the shores.

This situation has... read more

Portsmouth's Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation

A new study by the researchers from the UK and Italy has revealed that dark matter, the cosmic scaffolding on which the universe is built, is being slowly erased by dark energy.

The researchers examined data from a number of astronomical surveys and tested different models of dark energy... read more

Research Suggests Living in Space may lead to Infertility

A novel research unveiled that weaker 'micro' gravity and high level radiation may destroy sperm cells and lead to infertility.

Experiments were carried out on mice in which they were left with hind legs suspended in a way that imitated microgravity and the result was rats became... read more

2014 Golden Joysticks awards: 'Dark Souls II' named Game of the Year

At the recently-held 32nd Golden Joysticks awards ceremony in London, 'Dark Souls II' bagged the Game of the Year award; while Hideo Kojima received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 'Dark Souls II' is a game on par across all gaming platforms; thanks largely to the fact that it boasts a... read more

Diageo reports 1.5% decline in first quarter organic net sales

Diageo, the world's largest spirits company, has been affected by ongoing weakness and currency fluctuations. The company has reported a 1.5% decline in the first quarter organic net sales.

But the maker of Johnnie Walker whisky and Smirnoff vodka is not losing hope and expects that its... read more

EE to Launch Novel TV Service

EE is going to provide a novel TV service in which it will merge smartphones, tablets and TV into a single service. Combination of live, on-demand and recorded television and smartphones and tablets services will be offered in the new EE TV service.

Over 70 Freeview channels, the BBC... read more

Virgin Galactic to take Civilians to Space

Richard Branson, owner of Virgin Galactic, has announced that his British commercial spaceflight company near completion of its testing phase and almost ready to take civilians into space.

Branson said that he will not announce any dates, but his company might be soon ready to transport... read more

RBS Head Philip Hampton to become GlaxoSmithKline Chairman Next Year

After serving as a chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland for five years, Sir Philip Hampton has planned to step down to take up the same position at British pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

GSK announced that Mr. Hampton would replace Christopher Gent, who has chaired the... read more

EDF faces Fine of £3m for Breaching Complaint-Handling Rules

Ofgem, energy industry regulator, has slammed EDF for violations of complaint-handling rules. EDF has been forced to pay £3m for making its customers face long waits when they tried to contact the call centre and not recording the complaints properly.

EDF has been ordered by Ofgem to pay... read more