Chirp to arms: musicians record album to help conserve endangered birds

The black catbird’s song was worked on by the Belizean group the Garifuna Collective, led by another keen birder-cum-musician, Al Ovando. “My concept was to pay homage to many of the birds that have disappeared and to call for these birds to be protected,” the 44-year-old songwriter said. “I wanted to honour the birds of […]

Rangers’ Leclerc joins sidelined Kluber with shoulder injury

“You just can’t replace guys like with that kind of ability,” Daniels said. “Corey was obviously going to be a big part of our rotation, and we still feel good about the rotation. Jose hadn’t thrown early like we believed he’s capable of, but we were counting on him to pitch high-leverage innings.”

Flores homers to get Giants going in 9-2 win over Rangers

After a strikeout and a deep flyout in his first two at-bats, Flores hit a 2-2 pitch from Minor into the left field stands to put the Giants ahead 4-2 in the fifth. It was the first home run allowed by a Rangers starter this season and came following consecutive one-out singles by Tromp and […]

India’s IL&FS says aims to resolve nearly 60% of debt despite pandemic delays

“This is the game plan we have given considering the risks, to the best of our judgment,” IL&FS’ non-executive chairman Uday Kotak said. “Therefore we are putting out transparently things as we see today, and our reasonable estimate of how things look as we go forward.”

Save the parasites! Conservationists say the creatures are essential for the environment and should be protected before they go extinct

‘We need to recognise that there will be a diversity of responses among parasite taxa and not take for granted that every parasite is dwindling toward extinction or about to cause a major outbreak,’ Wood said.    

Nasa’s next Mars rover is brawniest and brainiest one yet

An instrument the size of a car battery will covert atmospheric carbon dioxide into oxygen, an essential ingredient for rocket propellant and breathing systems. Another instrument, zapping rocks with lasers to identify organic molecules and minerals, carries samples of spacesuit material.

Prince William whisks his family away to childhood holiday spot on the Isles of Scilly for a ‘quick staycation break before George and Charlotte return to school’

Scobie and Duran claim to have spoken to more than 100 sources including ‘close friends of Harry and Meghan’s, royal aides and palace staff (past and present)’ for the book, with all the information having ‘at least two sources.’