Pizza is the world’s favourite takeaway meal but Chinese is top in Britain and America

A reworked world map has revealed the most popular takeaway choices around the globe – and it’s pizza that’s the runaway winner. On the map – generated using Google search data – country names have been supplemented by their residents’ most-searched-for takeaway cuisine. Pizza is top in 44 countries, including India and Germany, while Chinese … Read more Pizza is the world’s favourite takeaway meal but Chinese is top in Britain and America

Two babies ‘caught’ cancer from their mothers during childbirth

Two children in Japan ‘caught’ cancer from their mothers, in a rare medical phenomenon, new case reports.  They likely inhaled cancer cells from their mothers, each of whom unwittingly had cervical cancer.  The children each developed lung cancer years later.   A baby has to pass through the mother’s cervix during childbirth and doctors think that … Read more Two babies ‘caught’ cancer from their mothers during childbirth

Millipede swarms disrupting Japan’s trains for 50 years only emerge every eight years, study finds

Scientists have determined the swarms of thousands of millipedes that infest parts of Japan aren’t random. The arthropods, which gather in clusters so large they can delay train traffic, are on a unique eight-year life cycle. This makes the ‘train millipedes’ the only other periodical animal besides cicadas, and the only non-insect. Researchers uncovered the … Read more Millipede swarms disrupting Japan’s trains for 50 years only emerge every eight years, study finds

New mutant strain of coronavirus is discovered in Japan

ANOTHER mutant strain of COVID is discovered in Japan – as experts warn it’s similar to highly contagious UK and South Africa variants Unseen strain found in Japan after plane passengers tested positive for virus Four men and women, in their teens to 40s, were found to have the new strain  They had arrived at … Read more New mutant strain of coronavirus is discovered in Japan

New mutant strain of coronavirus is discovered in Japan

New mutant strain of coronavirus is discovered in Japan – as health officials say it has similarities to highly-contagious variants in Britain and South Africa Unseen strain found in Japan after plane passengers tested positive for virus Four men and women, in their teens to 40s, were found to have the new strain  They had … Read more New mutant strain of coronavirus is discovered in Japan

Japan declares state of emergency in Tokyo less than 200 days before start of the Olympics

Japan declares state of emergency in Tokyo less than 200 days before start of the Olympics as city struggles to keep coronavirus under control… with deaths having DOUBLED in under two months Tokyo has been put in a month-long state of emergency after a Covid-19 spike The city recorded a daily record of 2,447 new … Read more Japan declares state of emergency in Tokyo less than 200 days before start of the Olympics

Japan declares state of emergency in Tokyo less than 200 days before start of the Olympics

Japan declares state of emergency in Tokyo less than 200 days before start of the Olympics as city struggles to keep coronavirus under control… with deaths having DOUBLED in under two months Tokyo has been put in a month-long state of emergency after a Covid-19 spike The city recorded a daily record of 2,447 new … Read more Japan declares state of emergency in Tokyo less than 200 days before start of the Olympics

The world’s most powerful passports for 2021 revealed with Japan No1 and the USA and UK seventh

Japan has the world’s most powerful passport for the fourth year in a row, a new global ranking for 2021 has revealed. Citizens of the country can visit 191 countries around the world visa-free. The Singaporean passport remains in second place on 190 countries. Despite Brexit, the UK passport has moved up the ranking from … Read more The world’s most powerful passports for 2021 revealed with Japan No1 and the USA and UK seventh

IOC member Dick Pound says athletes should be priorities for Covid vaccine

IOC member Dick Pound says athletes should be priorities for Covid vaccine to ensure delayed Tokyo 2020 can go ahead… just weeks after Olympics chief Thomas Bach insisted they wouldn’t be able to jump the queue! IOC member Dick Pound says Olympic athletes should get a Covid vaccine soon Tokyo 2020 was delayed last summer … Read more IOC member Dick Pound says athletes should be priorities for Covid vaccine

The best places to visit in 2021, from Japan during the Olympics to Antarctica for the solar eclipse

After nine months of ever-changing rules and disruption, many of us will be happy just to travel somewhere safe, sunny and hassle-free this year. In fact, 2021 promises to be a bumper one for great things to see and do with plenty of new openings, anniversaries and sports and cultural events planned. With fingers firmly … Read more The best places to visit in 2021, from Japan during the Olympics to Antarctica for the solar eclipse