Ginger Baker dies at 80

Ginger Baker has died. The british drummer, best known for his time with the power trio Cream, was 80. Baker’s family said on Twitter that he died Sunday: “We are very sad to say that Ginger has passed away peacefully in hospital this morning.” Baker wielded his blues power and jazz technique to help break open popular music and become one of the world’s most … Continue reading Ginger Baker dies at 80

UK weather: heavy showers are coming

UK is braced for three days of heavy showers. Dozens of flood warnings and alerts have been issued. Severe weather warnings are in place for northwest England, parts of Wales and the South West, with “persistent” rain forecast on Sunday – while further warnings have been issued for Monday and Tuesday. More than 30 flood warnings – meaning flooding is expected and immediate action is … Continue reading UK weather: heavy showers are coming

Sinead O’Connor: “Prince attacked me and other women”

Was Prince really so mean? Sinead O’Connor has accused the musician, deceased in 2016,  of attempting to “beat her up” and leaving a female member of his band with broken ribs. “Prince tried to beat me up,” she told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain. “It was a very frightening experience. He summoned me to his house one night and I foolishly went alone. He was uncomfortable with the fact I wasn’t a protégé … Continue reading Sinead O’Connor: “Prince attacked me and other women”

Worst and best UK airports

Belfast International is the UK’s worst airport for 2019, according to an annual survey by consumer group Which? Passengers passing through Northern Ireland’s busiest airport expressed frustration over long queues, crowds and poor shopping options. It received a customer approval rating of just 42%, scoring one star in the categories of seating, staffing and queuing at security. A spokeswoman for the airport acknowledged it had … Continue reading Worst and best UK airports

How does apes’ memory function?

New research suggests the working memory of chimpanzees operates similarly to the working memory of humans. Several studies have detailed the impressive long-term memory of chimpanzees, but less is known about how the ape’s working memory functions. To test chimpanzees working memories, researchers presented chimps with a lineup of small, opaque boxes. The chimps watched as food rewards were placed inside some of the boxes. … Continue reading How does apes’ memory function?

Theresa May’s farewell speech

I am about to go to Buckingham Palace to tender my resignation to Her Majesty the Queen and to advise her to ask Boris Johnson to form a new administration. I repeat my warm congratulations to Boris on winning the Conservative leadership election. I wish him and the Government he will lead every good fortune in the months and years ahead. Their successes will be … Continue reading Theresa May’s farewell speech