Health

Hospital waiting times worsen again

Image copyright Getty Images Hospital performance in England has sunk again – with new record worst waits in A&E and for hospital operations, NHS figures show. Just 81.4% of A&E patients were seen in four hours in November – the lowest rate since the target started in 2004. The numbers waiting for treatment, such as […]

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Technology

Humans ‘sole culprits’ in US parrot extinction

Image copyright Marc DuràImage caption The genome comes from a specimen held in a private collection in Spain A genetic study of the US’s only native parrot appears to confirm its extinction was down to humans alone. Scientists sequenced the genome of a stuffed Carolina parakeet held in a private collection. The colourful bird’s DNA […]

Climate change: Stalemate at UN talks as splits re-appear

DNA may hold clues to extinct animal lifespan

Denman Glacier: Deepest point on land found in Antarctica