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Science Centre roof ‘melts’ as Scotland nears hottest June day record

Scotland is enjoying another day of blazing heat and is approaching record temperatures last seen in 1893. BBC forecasters say the June record of 32.2C in Ochertyre in Perth and Kinross in 1893 could be broken, with Glasgow one of the main hotspots. Temperatures have triggered speed

Online Social Proof 101: Solutions, Systems, And Strategies

As many marketing mavens know, social proof refers to a component of the advertising process in which a brand attains greater and greater levels of legitimacy and influence based on the fact that it has a large, growing audience and customer base. In a certain sense, social

Top Reasons LEDs Are Better Than CFLs

Everyone across the planet uses light bulbs in some way. They help us in more ways than can be counted and most people truly take for granted how much we depend on them. There are also many different kinds, styles and watts of bulbs available on the

Brian De Palma: Hollywood director writing Weinstein ‘horror film’

De Palma, who directed the horror movie Carrie and the crime film Scarface in the 1970s and 80s, is “following it very closely”, he told AFP news agency. Mr Weinstein has been indicted on charges of rape and other counts of sexual abuse after handing himself in

Pedro Sánchez is sworn in as Spain’s new prime minister

Spanish Socialist Pedro Sánchez has been sworn in as the country’s new prime minister by King Felipe after the ousting of conservative Mariano Rajoy. Mr Sánchez, who is an atheist, took the oath to protect the constitution without a bible or crucifix – a first in Spain’s

Trump’s Blocking of Critics on Twitter Violates Constitution: US Judge

A US judge in New York on Wednesday ruled that President Donald Trump may not legally block Twitterusers from his account on the social media platform based on their political views. Trump has made his @RealDonaldTrump Twitter account an integral and controversial part of his presidency, using it to promote his agenda, announce

Week in pictures: 12 – 18 May 2018

Palestinians run for cover from tear gas during clashes with Israeli security forces near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip on 14 May. Image copyrightJANE BARLOW/PAImage captionAuction house staff at Bonhams in Edinburgh, pose with a replica Ryder Cup. The cup, presented to Sergio Garcia

North Korea’s state media plays down Kim’s nuclear pledge

North Korea’s state media is playing down Kim Jong-un’s pledge to pursue denuclearisation, made at a summit with South Korea, raising the stakes for Donald Trump’s upcoming talks with the young leader. Eliminating the nuclear weapons that North Korea claims could hit US cities is Washington’s core objective in talks

Kanye West defends pro-Trump sentiments in new song

The track Ye vs. The People sees the star trading lyrics with fellow-rapper T.I., who takes him to task over his support of Donald Trump. “You representin’ dudes who seem crude and cold-hearted,” argues T.I., adding that West is emboldening “white supremacy”. But the star stands his

Melania Trump, Clintons and Obamas attend funeral of Barbara Bush

Around 1,500 guests attended the largest Episcopal church in the US on Saturday, for the private funeral of Barbara Bush. The wife of the 41st president, George HW Bush, and mother of the 43rd, George W Bush, died on Tuesday at her Houston home. She was 92. First