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Johnson reveals first 100 days plan with election a week away

Johnson reveals first 100 days plan with election a week away

Business
With just a week to the general election, Boris Johnson is already confidently - if not complacently - talking about his plans for the first 100 days of a majority Tory government.With opinion polls still suggesting a comfortable lead for the Conservatives, the prime minister has announced plans for a Commons vote on Brexit, a Queen's Speech and a post-Brexit budget. Labour has responded by claiming a Tory victory would mean more austerity, privatisation and tax giveaways, while the Liberal Democrats have denounced Mr Johnson's promises as fantasy. ...
Supergirl star Melissa Benoist reveals she’s a ‘survivor of domestic violence’

Supergirl star Melissa Benoist reveals she’s a ‘survivor of domestic violence’

Entertainment
Supergirl actress Melissa Benoist has revealed she suffered domestic abuse at the hands of a former partner.The 31-year-old star of the CBS series, who is also a passionate domestic violence campaigner, shared a video on Instagram on Wednesday with the caption, "Life Isn't Always What It Seems". Benoist did not identify her abuser in the emotional clip, but revealed she is a "survivor of domestic violence". The actress, who married her Supergirl co-star Chris Wood in September, said of her former abusive partner: "He was a magnanimous person, who didn't really give you a choice not to be drawn to him."He could be charming, funny, manipulative, devious. He was younger than me, his maturity obvious. Advertisement ...
Elon Musk reveals why Cybertruck window smashed

Elon Musk reveals why Cybertruck window smashed

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device Elon Musk has revealed why the windows of Tesla's Cybertruck broke during an embarrassing launch incident. He blamed the mishap on the order in which a demonstration had taken place.The vehicle was first struck with a sledgehammer in what appeared to be a successful demonstration of its armour body's strength.But this had caused an unseen crack, Mr Musk revealed, which had subsequently led to the windows smashing when they had been hit with a steel ball.The futuristic vehicle was unveiled on Thursday in Hawthorne, California, where its stainless steel, angular design drew a mixed response from the audience. Responding to a fan on Twitter, Mr Musk said the incident could have been easily avoided. Th...
Elon Musk reveals why windows of Cybertruck smashed

Elon Musk reveals why windows of Cybertruck smashed

Technology
Elon Musk has blamed poor planning as the reason why the supposedly unbreakable windows of Tesla's Cybertruck smashed during a botched launch event.The much-hyped unveiling suffered a mishap when the windows splintered twice despite Mr Musk bragging about the strength of the glass on the futuristic, stainless steel-skinned vehicle. The firm's chief executive told an audience in California on Thursday: "You want a truck that's really tough, not fake tough. ...
Supercomputer simulation reveals how galaxies evolve

Supercomputer simulation reveals how galaxies evolve

Technology
A new simulation from a NASA supercomputer has revealed how galaxies evolve by eating the gas spread through space around them.When stars reach the end of their life cycle they can explode as a supernova, blowing gas formed of elements made inside the star back into space. This gas and dust collects into enormous clouds which can eventually collapse, leading to anywhere between dozens to tens of thousands of stars forming almost simultaneously. Image: A supercomputer simulation reveals how galaxies eat stars. Pic: NASA Without showing the light from the stars themselves, the NASA simulation depicts gases moving in and out of an evolving galaxy over 13 billion years.It shows gases in a range of colours, from purple to yellow, to indica...