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Jo Whiley: My sister has finally been offered a vaccine but it’s too late – she’s in hospital fighting for her life

Jo Whiley: My sister has finally been offered a vaccine but it’s too late – she’s in hospital fighting for her life

Entertainment
Radio broadcaster Jo Whiley says her younger sister has finally been offered a coronavirus vaccine but it could be too late, as she is already "fighting for her life" after catching the virus in her care home.Whiley's sister Frances, 53, has diabetes and learning difficulties, which both put her at higher risk from COVID-19. But last week, Whiley said she had been offered a vaccination before Frances, saying she "desperately" wished her sibling had been offered one first. Image: Frances is 'fighting for her life' against COVID-19. Pic: Twitter/Jo Whiley Whiley, a radio DJ and TV presenter, said it had been "the worst week of our lives" after Frances tested positive for COVID-19 following an outbreak at her care home in Northamptonshir...
Mystery of butterfly flight finally cracked by scientists

Mystery of butterfly flight finally cracked by scientists

Technology
Scientists believe they have finally cracked the mystery of how butterflies fly despite their "unusually short, broad and large wings" compared to their body size.A new study published in the Journal of the Royal Society finds that the key is not in the downstroke, when the butterflies' wings push them forward, but in the upstroke when the wings clap together. "When the wings clap together at the end of upstroke the air between the wings is pressed out, creating a jet, pushing the animal in the opposite direction," the researchers say.[embedded content] The theory about wing claps to explain butterfly flight was first proposed in the 1970s but has only just been proven by Swedish scientists at Lund University.The researchers caught six wild butterflies in the meadows around Stensoffa, in ...
Adobe Flash Player is finally laid to rest

Adobe Flash Player is finally laid to rest

Technology
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Wham’s Last Christmas finally hits number one – 36 years after original release

Wham’s Last Christmas finally hits number one – 36 years after original release

Entertainment
Wham's Last Christmas has finally topped the UK charts - 36 years after its release.Written and produced by George Michael, it was kept off the number one slot by Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas? when it was first released in 1984. But, on the fourth anniversary of the death of the band's co-founder, the song has hit the top spot after being streamed 9.2 million times in the last week. :: Subscribe to the Backstage podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, SpreakerIn doing so, it set a new record for the longest time taken for a single to reach number one, beating the 33 years, four months Tony Christie's (Is This The Way To) Amarillo took when it hit the top in 2005. ...
Travel changed after 9/11; Here’s how it will look after the Covid-19 pandemic finally recedes

Travel changed after 9/11; Here’s how it will look after the Covid-19 pandemic finally recedes

Finance
Robert Kneschke / EyeEmThe coronavirus has devastated economies around the world and disrupted life in ways that were unimaginable just a few months ago. The world will never be the same. But at some point, industries will start coming back online and people will start going out again.We asked travel industry experts for their thoughts on what will restore confidence for people to begin traveling once the Covid-19 pandemic finally recedes. In the latest installment of our series "The Next Normal," we look at where and how we'll actually travel once we're willing to hit the road again.***A road trip to a national park or other attraction in a neighboring state.A week-long stay at a sanitized vacation rental property nearby.How does that sound? Your next outing might be booked thro...