Scientists say certain bacteria are more abundant in marathon runners after race
From go-faster stripes to energy gels, athletes have long sought ways to boost their performance. Now researchers say bacteria might also offer a boost.
Scientists say they have found that certain species of bacteria in the gut appear to be more abundant in marathon runners after a race. They also claim that when such bacteria were transferred into mice, the creatures showed an enhanced athletic performance.
European court of justice decision is blow to nationalist Law and Justice government
Poland’s lowering of the retirement age for judges breaches EU law, the European court of justice has said, in a victory for civil society campaigners seeking to preserve democratic values.
The ruling from Europe’s highest court, released on Monday, is a blow to Poland’s nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) government, which has drastically increased control over the judiciary in recent years.
Archaeological dig will be first at building where thousands of Wellington’s men were treated
A group of 25 British and Dutch military veterans are to join the first ever excavation of the main field hospital established by the Duke of Wellington during the Battle of Waterloo.
The former soldiers, sailors and RAF personnel will work with archaeologists, led by Prof Tony Pollard of Glasgow University, to explore the farm buildings of Mont-St-Jean, where thousands of wounded soldiers received primitive first aid as shot and shell rained down on them.
Heat could hit 35C in London while festivalgoers should enjoy warm and dry conditions
Rain and thunderstorms will give way to sunshine and warmth in time for the Glastonbury festival this weekend, according to the Met Office.
The June washout will continue on Monday and Tuesday, with severe weather warnings for rain and thunderstorms covering large parts of the UK. However, hot air moving in from continental Europe will bring drier, sunnier and warmer conditions, and by Saturday parts of London could reach 35C (95F).
Trump tells Tehran ‘no nuclear weapons and no further sponsoring of terrorism’, and tweets that Fed ‘doesn’t know what it’s doing’
Hello and welcome to Monday’s live politics coverage. Donald Trump has been busy tweeting, telling Iran he has two “very simple” requests: “No nuclear weapons and no further sponsoring of terror.”
In an early-morning flurry, Trump also told other countries to protect their own Gulf oil shipments, and claimed the US has only limited interest in the region.
China gets 91% of its Oil from the Straight, Japan 62%, & many other countries likewise. So why are we protecting the shipping lanes for other countries (many years) for zero compensation. All of these countries should be protecting their own ships on what has always been….
Our article about later-in-life virgins generated a huge response – much of it from readers who had finally found love, or started having sex, in their 30s or later. From the woman who lost her virginity six months ago, to the thirtysomething who no longer feels alone, here is what you told us
When Preeta read, in last week’s Guardian, about Jim from East Sussex – who, at 35, had never been kissed and was considering paying for sex to lose his virginity – she could have been reading about her husband. She read the paragraph aloud to Owen. “The resemblance was uncanny,” Owen says.
When Preeta and Owen met, they were in their 30s and neither of them had had sex before. In August, they will have been married five years.