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Millionaire crowns first winner in 14 years – can you guess the final answer right?

Millionaire crowns first winner in 14 years – can you guess the final answer right?

Entertainment
A history and politics teacher has been crowned as the first winner of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? in 14 years.Donald Fear, 57, now plans to spend some of his £1m prize money on a motor home to holiday across the UK. The father of four, who lives in Telford, correctly answered the final 15th question about the death of a famous pirate in 1718 (scroll down to see the question).Mr Fear, who has been married to his wife Debs for 33 years, is the sixth champion in the ITV programme's 22-year history.The streak runs in the family as his elder brother Davyth won £500,000 as a contestant on the same programme last year. ...
Scientists have the answer to a tadpole mystery

Scientists have the answer to a tadpole mystery

Science
Scientists have discovered how to identify frogs from their tadpoles in a step towards saving amphibians from extinction.Conservation efforts to protect the breeding grounds of endangered frogs has been hampered by the difficulty of telling tadpoles apart.Now researchers have solved the puzzle for frogs living in Vietnam's remote forests.Their work on Asian horned frogs will help stop amphibians being lost.Some survive only in small areas of forests which are fast being altered or destroyed. Benjamin Tapley, curator of reptiles and amphibians at international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London), said: "These frogs occur in some of the most exploited forests on Earth and are suffering from rapid habitat loss an...
Could this be the answer to social distancing at work?

Could this be the answer to social distancing at work?

Technology
A beeper has been invented to ensure workers stay two metres apart - activating whenever a colleague wearing one comes too close.Pathfindr believes its product could help workplaces attempting to protect their staff against the threat of COVID-19, with many companies struggling to ensure that social-distancing guidelines are adhered to. The Health and Safety Executive has told Sky News it has received about 5,000 concerns about business premises since the pandemic began - including 676 last week.Based in Norfolk, Pathfindr normally provides internet-based technical solutions for industry, but has now switched production to focus entirely on the beepers. Image: The device uses radio waves to measure distance Ben Sturgess, the company's...
Climate change: Big lifestyle changes are the only answer

Climate change: Big lifestyle changes are the only answer

Science
The UK government must tell the public small, easy changes will not be enough to tackle climate change, warn experts.Researchers from Imperial College London say we must eat less meat and dairy, swap cars for bikes, take fewer flights, and ditch gas boilers at home.The report, seen by BBC Panorama, has been prepared for the Committee on Climate Change, which advises ministers how to cut the UK's carbon footprint.It says an upheaval in our lifestyles is the only way to meet targets.The government has passed a law obliging the country to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050.It is "going further and faster than any other developed nation to protect the planet for future generations", a government spokesperson told BBC Panorama. ...
Minecraft Earth: Minecraft’s answer to Pokemon Go

Minecraft Earth: Minecraft’s answer to Pokemon Go

Technology
Minecraft Earth is the new augmented reality version of the famous building game coming later this year.Made famous by Pokemon Go, augmented reality games allow players to bring real and virtual worlds together. Newsbeat has been among the first to see the new title in action and has spoken to the team behind it. Is this really what fans of the franchise want? Is it just a gimmick? What can fans expect?Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Technology