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First evidence of deep-sea animals ingesting microplastics

Scientists working in the mid-Atlantic and south-west Indian Ocean have found evidence of microfibers ingested by deep sea animals including hermit crabs, squat lobsters and sea cucumbers, revealing for the first time the environmental fallout of microplastic pollution.

Academy boss says grammar plans may leave children behind

The chief executive of one of the largest chains of schools in England says the plans for more grammars risk leaving most children behind. Source: BBC

Lake brownification, eutrophication decrease the content of essential fatty acids in fish used in...

Eutrophication and brownification change phytoplankton community structure and decrease the production of essential omega-3 fatty acids in lakes. Perch growing in oligotrophic clear-water lakes contain 1.5-1.9 times more essential omega-3 fatty acids than those grown in eutrophic and brown-water lakes.

Advancing non-animal testing methods: First set of novel knowledge tools published

An adverse outcome pathway, or AOP, is a highly structured way of describing a toxicological process which can lead to an adverse health effect in humans or wildlife, caused by an unsafe exposure to a chemical substance. The first five adverse outcome pathways have now been published by experts. The AOPs are novel knowledge management tools in toxicology and are useful for supporting risk assessment to human health. They are also valuable for helping to avoid animal testing through the use of alternative methods.

President Obama, world leaders mourn Israel’s Shimon Peres

World leaders and the people of Israel said farewell Friday to former Prime Minister Shimon Peres. President Obama offered a moving tribute and said Peres' dream of peace in the Middle East is not over. Holly Williams reports from the funeral in Jerusalem.

US election 2016: Trump berates Alicia Machado on Twitter

Donald Trump attacks a former beauty pageant winner who criticised him for alleged sexist and misogynistic remarks as "disgusting" in a Twitter outburst. Source: BBC

What to Cook: What to Cook This Weekend

Learn about the strange history of chicken tetrazzini and get prepped for apple season.

Vows: A Union Built in and on Stages

The shy piano player and the budding vocalist took their time in building a life together.

Low fashion

As market research shows that women of all ages prefer flat shoes, it raises the question whether high heels have fallen out of fashion in favour of trainers and flats. Source: BBC

10 things

There's a cure for garlic breath, and more news nuggets. Source: BBC

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Syria war: UN Security Council approves 30-day ceasefire

Some of the biggest jihadist rebel groups, and their associates, are not covered by the truce. Source: BBC

Vicar of Dibley actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53

Dawn French and Hugh Grant among co-stars to pay tribute to the "loving" Vicar of Dibley actress. Source: BBC

La Casa Blanca acuerda divulgar el memo demócrata

La Comisión de Inteligencia de la Cámara de Representantes dio a conocer el sábado un memorando demócrata en forma redactada que busca refutar las acusaciones republicanas sobre abusos en la vigilancia realizada por el FBI Fuente: Cnnenespanol.com