Frogs, whales and snakes created for threatened species Bake Off competition

Frogs, whales and snakes created for threatened species Bake Off competition The online contest by the Australian government was aimed at raising awareness about the country’s vulnerable plants and animals. This growling grass frog was named...

Trump wants Sessions to investigate op-ed writer

Trump wants Sessions to investigate op-ed writer The president told reporters the New York Times opinion piece critical of his leadership is a national security issue. Donald Trump (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart) Donald Trump says attorney general Jeff...

FTSE 100 pulled lower by miners on trade fears

FTSE 100 pulled lower by miners on trade fears Investors are waiting for the outcome of a consultation on US tariffs. Mining stocks dragged the FTSE 100 lower (Xstrata/PA) London’s top-flight stocks stumbled for the fourth session...

New font remakes the alphabet from leading brand logos

New font remakes the alphabet from leading brand logos A is for Adobe now. The font has been created by New York-based digital studio Hello Velocity (Hello Velocity) A new type of font has been created by...

Duterte says defiant Philippine senator will not be arrested without warrant

Duterte says defiant Philippine senator will not be arrested without warrant The decision failed to ease tensions between the president and Antonio Trillanes IV. Antonio Trillanes IV (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided not...

Watch as tiny puppies are transformed into tough police dogs in web series

Watch as tiny puppies are transformed into tough police dogs in web series Canada’s Winnipeg Police are putting out episodes on YouTube and they are compulsive viewing. The five puppies arrived on April 5 (Winnipeg Police...

Musk smokes ‘legal’ marijuana joint during live comedy podcast

Musk smokes 'legal' marijuana joint during live comedy podcast   Elon Musk. Photo: Reuters Tesla's Elon Musk provoked another twitter storm yesterday by briefly smoking marijuana on a live web show with comedian Joe Rogan. The 47-year-old billionaire...

Tesla stock plunges after Elon Musk ‘smokes marijuana’ during web interview

Tesla stock plunges after Elon Musk ‘smokes marijuana’ during web interview The company also lost its accounting chief after a month in the job on a day of turmoil Elon Musk (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)CEO Elon...

Wildfire keeps major California highway closed for third day

Wildfire keeps major California highway closed for third day The US Forest Service said the blaze around Interstate 5 is now covering 38 square miles. Embers fly above a firefighter (AP Photo/Noah Berger) A blaze that shut...

Hedgehogs face up to ‘perfect storm’ as they flee countryside

Hedgehogs face up to 'perfect storm' as they flee countryside   Researchers have said hedgehogs, which are increasingly having to move to urban areas, are now present in just a fifth of the countryside (stock picture) Hedgehogs...

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