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Month: May 2024

Scientists develop cheap and quick spit test for prostate cancer

Scientists have developed a spit test that could “turn the tide” on prostate cancer worldwide by spotting the disease earlier, detecting where men are at high risk and sparing others unnecessary treatment. The number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer…

The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live review – Andrew Lincoln is back!

Like many, I had to remove myself from The Walking Dead’s viewership around the time Negan took his bat to the heads of two long-running characters whose identities and deaths had been relentlessly teased by producers all through the sixth…

Fin Smith edges Northampton to victory over Saracens to reach Premiership final

The champions are gone; the league leaders march on. It was a choke tackle at the end that finally finished Saracens off, initiated by none other than Courtney Lawes, playing his final match at Franklin’s Gardens. With it Northampton thwarted…

Global cricket set for its biggest stage yet with ambition to break America

Spread across six Caribbean countries and the United States of America, where some folks believe sits gold in them thar hills, the men’s T20 World Cup that whirs into life in Dallas on Saturday night may well be cricket’s most…

The week around the world in 20 pictures

Badiana, Senegal A man in a traditional outfit performs a dance outside the house of Oumar Dieme (not pictured), an elderly Senegalese tirailleur who has has been invited to take part in carrying the Olympic flame through France before the…

‘Game-changing’: Vermont becomes first state to require big oil to pay for climate damages

Vermont has become the first state to enact a law holding oilfirms financially responsible for climate damages, after the Republican governor, Phil Scott, allowed it to pass without his signature late on Thursday. Modeled after the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund…

England bowler Brydon Carse banned from all cricket for 303 bets on matches

The Durham and England bowler ­Brydon Carse has been banned for three months, with a further 13 months suspended, after accepting charges of breaching cricket’s anti-corruption rules by placing 303 bets on a variety of cricket matches over a period…

John Burnside, author of Black Cat Bone, dies aged 69

John Burnside, author of Black Cat Bone and The Asylum Dance, has died aged 69 after a short illness. He died on 29 May, his publisher has confirmed. Though mainly known for his poetry, the Scottish writer wrote in many…

Texas sees snowploughs in May as ‘DVD-sized’ hailstones strike state

Just as people start bringing out their shorts for the start of summer, one Texas town had to reach for something rarely seen in late May: a snowplough. Parts of the state saw a dramatic 50F temperature drop on Wednesday…

Men and other mammals live longer if they are castrated, says researcher

Whether it is the fountain of youth or the elixir of life, men have travelled the world looking for the key to increasing their longevity. They should be looking a bit closer to home, according to one leading researcher –…