Monthly Archives: October 2015

Cuppa coffee from Northern Ireland?

Image caption Johnsons Coffee Company have been roasting beans in Lisburn for over 100 years Northern Ireland-grown coffee could become a reality, if an experiment by local producers is a success. Lisburn-based coffee-maker Johnsons, along with landscape gardener, David Patterson,…

Do crabs feel pain?

Image copyright Thinkstock A Korean supermarket in London has shocked customers by selling live crabs wrapped in plastic. The shop’s methods have been criticised as cruel. But do crabs actually feel pain? For some seafood enthusiasts it’s important that crab…

Afghan quake: Continents collide

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The quake was centred in northern Afghanistan, in the Hindu Kush mountain range Very large but mercifully deep: this appears to be the view of scientists analysing the deadly earthquake in Afghanistan. Initially measured…