Why look for life in ‘alien oceans’ on distant moons?

Voyager: Two NASA spacecraft on tour Sounds of Earth for alien ears In the event the probes encounter life on their endless journey, they have these shiny gold discs along for the ride. The records contain pictures and sounds of people, animals and nature on Earth. In case the aliens don’t own a record player, […]

Inside the life of Pablo Escobar’s first-born son who was brought up by an MI6 spy working to infiltrate the cartels

Phillip says: “It was only when I was 24 that Pat told me the true story. By 1989, Escobar was losing his grip on his drug empire and ­retaliated the only way he knew how — by exacting more bloody revenge.

Great new treats in and out of the supermarket

For all of you screaming at me to include more supermarket chocolate I bring news of great joy! Sainsbury’s has launched five new single-origin bars. My favourite is, surprise, the 55% Peruvian dark milk. It’s described as smooth and fruity, but it’s far more creamy than fruity. It’s such a good, affordable (all the bars […]

Meghan and Harry latest news: Duchess’ dad Thomas Markle ‘given up on reunion’ and Queen ‘scolded’ Prince over aide row

If using an onion, heat olive oil over a medium heat and cook until soft. Stir in the courgette, water and bouillon cube and season to taste. Cover the pot and cook on a low heat for four hours, stirring regularly. The courgette should easily fall apart. Cook the rigatoni in a separate pot with […]

Meghan and Harry latest news: Duchess’ ‘proud feminist’ biography cut and Queen ‘scolded’ Prince over aide row

If using an onion, heat olive oil over a medium heat and cook until soft. Stir in the courgette, water and bouillon cube and season to taste. Cover the pot and cook on a low heat for four hours, stirring regularly. The courgette should easily fall apart. Cook the rigatoni in a separate pot with […]

Mr Modi, let a Dalit girl break the coconut at Ram temple

Mind you, my friend and his father (who too was an engineer in a government department) claimed the benefits of reservations meant for scheduled caste students and employees. They got their engineering seats in university and perhaps some benefits in their departmental promotions on account of the reservation policy in government service and employment rules, […]

Bryan Callen announces ‘leave of absence’ from podcast amid sexual misconduct allegations

“But I also believe in due process, and we live in a very strange time where anybody can make an allegation against you and you are guilty until proven innocent,” he said. ”It’s just a fact that social media and the press alone can act as judge, jury and executioner… [so] when something like this happens, […]

Channing Tatum takes the trash out from on-again girlfriend Jessie J’s house wearing flashy gold MC Hammer pants

In wake of their most recent break-up, an insider added: ‘Jessie and Channing really care for each other. You only need to look at the gushing posts they made about each other during their relationship to see that. 

I exposed the Rochdale scandal – Three Girls should be a catalyst for progress

There have been a number of welcome changes to the law since the Rochdale grooming scandal saw nine men convicted of child abuse offences in 2012. Police forces have been ordered to treat child sexual abuse as equivalent to terrorism and the home secretary has admitted this crime is “not going away”. But the best […]

Yes, there’s a major problem with rape prosecutions. But it’s not that women are lying

But police failure to disclose relevant evidence across all types of case, not just those involving rape, is well-documented. Meanwhile, there are serious problems in the way that police officers, even those trained within specialist units, investigate sex crimes. The concerns about the handful of false allegations, often known as women “crying rape”, are not […]