First bones with living cells acted like BATTERIES for fish 423 million years ago, study reveals 

While our bones act as a support structure for our body, millions of years ago they behaved like batteries to help ancient fish travel long distances. A team of German paleontologists analyzed bone structures of a 423 million-year-old jawless, armored extinct species that showed the creature’s bone cells dissolved some of the tissue to supply … Read more

Scarlett Johansson confronts the demons of her past in the newly released trailer for Black Widow

A new trailer for the upcoming superhero film Black Widow was released on Marvel Entertainment’s official YouTube channel on Saturday. The clip shows Scarlett Johansson’s character confronting her tumultuous past and mending her old relationships, all while being pursued by an unstoppable villain. The forthcoming feature was helmed by Berlin Syndrome director Cate Shortland and … Read more

Keanu Reeves takes a stroll in Berlin ahead of the start of physical production on John Wick 4

Keanu Reeves was spotted in Berlin, ahead of the start of production on the fourth installment of the John Wick franchise on Friday. The 56-year-old actor appeared to be enjoying the crisp springtime air as he took a shared stroll with another crew member.  The upcoming feature’s cast and crew are currently prepping to begin … Read more

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron call Vladimir Putin to discuss getting the Sputnik jab into the EU

Germany and France were negotiating with Vladimir Putin to supply Russia’s coronavirus vaccine to the EU.   German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron were on a video call with the Russian president on Tuesday night.  The leaders discussed ‘cooperation’, which would see the Sputnik jab made used in the European Union once regulators give … Read more

Chemicals from plastic packaging are migrating into our FOOD

Chemicals and pieces of plastic produced through the use of packaging are migrating into food and harming plants and soil ecosystems, scientists warn.  Ecologists from the Free University of Berlin contributed one of three evidence-based essays exploring the problem of microplastics and how best to tackle them. The German team, led by Matthias Rillig, they … Read more

German hospitals ban AstraZeneca jabs for under-60s over blood clot fears

Berlin and Munich have banned AstraZeneca jabs for under-60s over blood clot fears a day after Canada also stopped administering the vaccine to under-55s. The suspension was taken as a ‘precautionary measure,’ Berlin’s health minister said, ahead of a meeting later today of 16 state representatives.  Earlier the prestigious Charite hospital in Berlin announced it … Read more

Top German hospital bans AstraZeneca shots for women under 55

Berlin and Munich have banned AstraZeneca jabs for under-60s over blood clot fears a day after Canada also stopped administering the vaccine to under-55s. The suspension was taken as a ‘precautionary measure,’ Berlin’s health minister said, ahead of a meeting later today of 16 state representatives.  Earlier the prestigious Charite hospital in Berlin announced it … Read more