The attacker who detonated an explosive device which killed 22 people in the Manchester terror attac deliberately targeted a ‘security soft spot,’ an expert has said. Will Geddes, CEO of security consultants ICP told Metro.co.uk that the attack would have been carefully planned to cause maximum harm
Extra police are to be deployed on the streets of London in the wake of the Manchester terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena which has killed 22 people. Security has been tightened at music and sporting events in the wake of the attack – with Manchester United football stars
The first victim of the Manchester terror attack has been named – a teenager called Georgina Bethany Callander, aged 18. Georgina had tweeted the American pop singer on Sunday saying, ‘So excited to see you tomorrow’. The 1st Manchester victim identified is Georgina Callander.
No terror group has yet officially claimed responsibility for the Manchester terror attack – but supporters of Isis have celebrated the attack online.
Today’s atrocity is not the first Manchester terror attack – with a bomb in 1996 razing the heart of its shopping district to the ground in one colossal blast. The city’s centre was devastated in June 1996 after the Provisional IRA detonated the biggest bomb since the Second World War on Corporation
All of the major political parties have suspended campaigning after the Manchester terror attack which killed 22 people last night. Prime Minister Theresa May is to chair an emergency Cobra meeting in London today after the suspected terror attack. Mrs May, Jeremy Corbyn and other politicians have
Mancunians from taxi drivers to home owners have stepped in to help victims of the Manchester Arena blast – with the Holiday Inn reportedly sheltering dozens of lost children. Many other hotels said they would offer free rooms to those affected by the blast – in partciular children separated from their
Researchers in El Salvador got volunteers to rate people’s faces in terms of attractiveness – and found that people tended to pick faces which looked like their own families. Researchers asked 260 male and female volunteers from different areas of El Salvador and Malaysia which faces they found most
Professor Stephen Hawking has said that the human race needs to develop technologies to find a new planet to live on – or face annihilation. Professor Hawking spoke at an announcement event for next month’s Starmus festival in Norway – a combination music and science event at which Hawking will speak
In two years time, when you fly into London City airport, air traffic controllers won’t be watching your flight approach from a window – they’ll be 70 miles away. The airport says says an array of digital tools will improve their awareness of situations and efficiency, allowing for quick decision-making
Are political parties using Facebook to ‘buy’ elections? It’s also made it extremely hard to keep track on what political parties are promising in their adverts – and to whom. The adverts are based on what Facebook knows about people – which could include anything from where they live to what car they
Whether non-believers describe themselves as atheists, agnostics or something different, they behave differently from believers – in a surprisingly large number of areas. American research by Pew showed that atheists are more likely to be left-wingers, and more likely to support ‘progressive’ measures
BBC Future reports this week that sometimes our eyes take in more information than what is processed by our visual cortex – the part of the brain responsible for what we ‘see’ consciously. The BBC reports on a 2013 study on a man – referred to as ‘TN’ – who had working eyes, but a damaged visual cortex
Adult ADHD is surprisingly common – with recent University of Barcelona research suggesting that up to two-thirds of young ADHD sufferers find that their disorder persists into adulthod. New research from JAMA psychiatry came up with a list of questions to help doctors diagnose adult ADHD, IFLScience
Jogging bores were right all along, it seems – going for a run DOES clear your head, and there’s solid science behind it. Harvard Medical School’s blog Mind and Mood says, ‘Aerobic exercise is the key for your head, just as it is for your heart,’ – pointing to two recent studies which suggest that aerobic
From this week, Twitter users have been greeted with a message inviting them to share personal data with advertise – to ‘personalise’ their experience. It’s something most internet users are familiar with from Facebook – and just like on Facebook, there’s a way to see the data Twitter is so keen to
The icy wasteland of Antarctica is turning green with new plant life – and it’s all due to global warming, new research has claimed. There are still no trees on the continent – but plant life such as moss and flowering plants has begun to flourish. Dr Matt Amesbury, of the University of Exeter, said
A Norwegian management expert says that most studies show that the best managers are those who care about their employees – and trust them to do their own jobs. Speaking to Science Nordic, Professor Øyvind Lund Martinsen, head of the Department of Management and Organization at BI Norwegian Business
Animal rights activists claim that a dog meat festival notorious for caged animals – some of them stolen pets – being clubbed to death has been banned from selling meat. An estimated 10 to 20 million dogs are killed for meat each year in China – but the Yulin festival has come to symbolise the cruelty
A new scientific paper by Edward Dutton of the Ulster Institute for Social Research in the UK, and Dimitri Van der Linden of the Rotterdam University in the Netherlands suggests an answer. The authors suggest that the reason could be explained if religion is considered an instinct – one which intelligence
The Spice Girls sang, ‘If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends’ – and it turns out the pop group had a point where marriage is concerned. Husbands who don’t like their wife’s friends – or feel that they interfere with their relationship – in the first year of a relationship face a greater
For more than a decade, batteries have been the Achilles heel of smartphones – meaning users have to leave their phones charging overnight, and top up mid-afternoon. Israeli start-up StoreDot claims will start production of its FlashBattery next year. The revolutionary new battery technology could
Conservationists are battling to save a rare porpoise which is facing ‘imminent extinction’ – with only 40 specimens surviving. The vaquita porpoise is a tiny snub-nosed porpoise that lives in the Gulf of California – and Mexico’s government has enlisted three trained dolphins to try and save the animal
cientists have brought coma patients - and even patients in a vegetative state - back so they could communicate with their families.