More snow forecast as parts of Europe battle worst snowfall in decades

Parts of Europe have been hit by the worst snowfall in decades, with dozens dead in the last month alone. In Austria, thousands were trapped on a ski resort overnight, while several others escaped an avalanche without injury. More snow is forecast over the weekend, although it is not expected to be as heavy as…

Snow brings parts of Germany and Sweden to standstill

Parts of Europe have been brought to a standstill as snow made driving conditions perilous. Trains were at a standstill on Friday in Germany and Sweden and schools were shut. The Red Cross helped drivers stuck on a motorway in the southern German state of Bavaria and a nine-year-old boy was killed by a falling…

Snow brings parts of Europe to standstill

Image copyright EPA Image caption Hundreds of people around the Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden were cut off by heavy snow Heavy snowfalls brought chaos to parts of Germany and Sweden on Friday, leaving roads blocked, trains halted and schools shut. The Red Cross helped drivers stuck on a motorway in the southern German state of…

Rolls-Royce is stockpiling parts as Brexit chaos threatens ‘national crisis’

Companies and industry groups in Britain issued strident warnings against further political turmoil Wednesday after a challenge to Prime Minister Theresa May’s leadership underscored the strength of opposition in her own party to her government’s plan for Brexit. Underscoring the high stakes for business, a major UK manufacturing firm confirmed it has activated contingency plans….

‘Sci-fi’ plane with no moving parts flies successfully

A team of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created the first ever plane to take flight without moving parts. It uses electroaerodynamic propulsion to fly which is greener and quieter than traditional aircraft. Is this the future of aviation? Source link

China postpones lifting ban on rhino and tiger parts after outcry

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rhinos and tigers are both endangered in the wild China has said it is postponing its easing of a ban on the trade of tiger bones and rhino horn, following a wave of protests from environmental groups. Rhinos and tigers are both endangered in the wild and China had…