US news

by

Tom Petty: US rock musician dies aged 66

Frontman of the Heartbreakers died on Monday night in Los Angeles after he suffered a cardiac arrest Tom Petty, the rock musician whose hits included American Girl and I Wont Back Down, has died in California aged 66 after suffering cardiac arrest. Petty was reportedly rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica hospital after being found

by

Facing poverty, academics turn to sex work and sleeping in cars

Adjunct professors in America face low pay and long hours without the security of full-time faculty. Some, on the brink of homelessness, take desperate measures There is nothing she would rather do than teach. But after supplementing her career with tutoring and proofreading, the university lecturer decided to go to remarkable lengths to make her

by

How to tell if you damaged your eyes during the eclipse

Use this simple test to find out if viewing the eclipse through a kitchen colander has blinded you Hospitals around the country were inundated with people arriving at their emergency departments to see if they had sustained eye damage as a result of watching the .

by

Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals

Exclusive: Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health. Scores of tap water samples from more