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Royal Botanic Garden seeks respect for world's fungus

Royal Botanic Garden seeks respect for world's fungus

Technology
The scientists at the renowned Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are trying to correct an injustice: They don't believe fungus gets the respect it deserves. That's one reason behind the release Wednesday of their "State of the World's Fungi" report, touted as the first ever global look at the way fungi help provide food, medicine, plant nutrition, lifesaving drugs — and can also spread death and destruction at an alarming pace. The focus on fungi is designed to call attention to potentially vital new uses now being studied — including possible deployment of a fungus that "eats" plastic and degrades it quickly, and one that may clean up radioactive waste — and to warn that climate change is threatening fungi habitat in various parts of the Earth. Director of Science Katherine...
'Extraordinary moment': Stars' royal wedding snaps

'Extraordinary moment': Stars' royal wedding snaps

Entertainment
Friends of Prince Harry and his new bride Meghan have been sharing their photos of the big day in Windsor. Quantico actress Priyanka Chopra was among the stars posting images from Saturday including of their outfits and the groups they were in.On Instagram she thanked her good friend, the new Duchess of Sussex and her prince. Chopra wrote: "Every once in a while there is a moment when time stands still.. that happened today.."You my friend.. were the epitome of grace, love and beauty. Every choice made at this wedding by you both will go down in history, not just because it was your wedding but because this incredible wedding stood for change and hope."Both things that the world needs desperately. Thank you for being the perfect picture of all things good.. seeing your unio...
Victoria Beckham dares to bare in PEEPHOLE cleavage dress at Royal wedding

Victoria Beckham dares to bare in PEEPHOLE cleavage dress at Royal wedding

Entertainment
Fashion icon and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, 44, opted for dark colours, despite sunny temperatures. She was seen hand-in-hand with husband David, 43, wearing a navy cape dress and matching hat.Never one to shy away from the spotlight, while the attire looked formal at first glance, on closer inspection the garment had a daring cleavage slash right down the centre.Meanwhile, David looked dapper as ever, beaming away beside his wife while their brood – Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper – appear to have been left at home.The showbiz duo are no stranger to buddying up with the Royals, having also been to Prince William and Kate Middleton's big day in 2011. PA DARING: Victoria Beckham dress feature...
Royal wedding 2018: Who's paying?

Royal wedding 2018: Who's paying?

Business
From choosing the cake to the flowers and even the chair-covers, anyone who's ever planned a wedding knows it can be eye-wateringly expensive. But when it comes to royal weddings - with all the VIPs, security and extra extravagance - the bill runs into millions.So what do we know about the expected cost of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, and how much will the taxpayer be paying towards it?Security costThe wedding will be held in Windsor. And crowds in excess of 100,000 people are expected to descend on the town.Invitations have been sent to 600 guests, with a further 200 invited to the couple's evening receptionOn top of that, 1,200 members of the public will attend the grounds of Windsor Castle.Managing these sorts of numbers requires substanti...