Rapid seed dispersal by hornets facilitates reproduction of agarwood plants

Rapid seed dispersal by hornets facilitates reproduction of agarwood plants

Hornets consume and move fresh fruits of Aquilaria sinensis. Credit: ZHU Renbin Aquilaria sinensis (family Thymelaeaceae) is the main source of Chinese agarwood. It is a vulnerable evergreen tree native to lowland forests in southern China. Its fruit matures during the June-August hot season. However, most of its fruit dehisces on sunny hot-dry afternoons, exposing … Read more

Doctor Who actor Ncuti Gatwa shows off his bulging biceps and ripped physique

In shape: Ncuti Gatwa treated his fans to a shirtless workout video as he worked up a sweat in the gym on Thursday

Doctor Who actor Ncuti Gatwa shows off his bulging biceps and ripped physique during a gruelling workout By Brenda Dennehy For Mailonline Published: 10:33 EDT, 30 June 2022 | Updated: 10:33 EDT, 30 June 2022 Ncuti Gatwa treated his fans to a shirtless workout video as he worked up a sweat in the gym on … Read more

Backdoor is being installed in Microsoft’s IIS web server, warn Kaspersky researchers

Backdoor is being installed in Microsoft's IIS web server, warn Kaspersky researchers

Threat actors are installing a backdoor into installations of Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS) Windows web server that isn’t being caught by some online file scanning services, say Kaspersky researchers. They also warn IIS servers must undergo “a complete and dedicated investigation process” for possible compromises. Dubbed SessionManager, the backdoor is a malicious native-code IIS … Read more

Evolutionary trees based on anatomy may be wrong

Evolutionary trees based on anatomy may be wrong

The evolutionary relationships of Earth’s many living creatures have big implications for a range of fields within biology and ecology. It is therefore very important to map these relationships as accurately as we can. However, we cannot definitively confirm whether the evolutionary trees we build are correct — so scientists still grapple with how they … Read more

Louis Theroux reveals his wife Nancy Strang told him he was drinking ‘quite a lot’ during lockdown

Alcohol: Louis Theroux has revealed that his wife Nancy Strang warned him that he was drinking 'quite a lot' during the Covid-19 pandemic

Louis Theroux has revealed that his wife Nancy Strang warned him he was drinking ‘quite a lot’ during the Covid-19 pandemic. The documentary filmmaker, 52, admitted he drinks ‘more than’ he is ‘supposed to’ as he opened up on his alcohol intake while appearing on Thursday’s Loose Women. He explained that his director wife, who … Read more