• Study: Trump's tweets lead to bad news coverage

    President Trump has said that Twitter allows him to eschew a press corp he routinely decries as dishonest. But those tweets have led to plenty of bad headlines, and poor marks from the American public. A study released on Wednesday by Pew Research Center found that most stories that included one of Trump's tweets "were more likely than others to have an overall negative assessment of him or his administration." Fifty-four percent of stories containing a Trump tweet carried a negative assessment from the journalist who wrote the story. Only 7% had a positive assessment, while 39% had neither. At first blush, those numbers might appear to give credence to Trump and his supporters, who believe that

  • His Dark Materials has an 'equel'

    La Belle Sauvage: The Book Of Dust Volume One, is the "equel" to the hugely successful His Dark Materials trilogy. Here, its author Philip Pullman, reads a snippet.

  • Hanks: 'It's all got to change' after Weinstein

    Hanks: 'It's all got to change' after Weinstein Tom Hanks talks to the BBC about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, saying there will now be a "sea change" in Hollywood.

  • Have the Manics made their final album?

    Manic Street Preachers won the Inspiration award at Wednesday's Q Awards, 25 years after releasing their debut album, Generation Terrorists. Michael Sheen presented the award, paraphrasing the lyrics to Design For Life, saying: "Libraries gave us power and this band gave us power!" But speaking to the BBC, bassist Nicky Wire said he "didn't know" whether the band would ever release another album. "I'm in a funny place," he said. "I've kind of given up listening to music." "There's lots of good music out there - St Vincent is great, Wolf Alice I really like - but I just listen to Radio 4." Wire, who is the Manics' chief lyricist, said the band might have "overdone it" with their last two albums,

  • Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka'oir tie the (diamond-studded) knot

    (CNN)Just like his proposal, naturally Gucci Mane's wedding was so "Icy." The rapper married his love of seven years, model and beauty/fitness entrepreneur Keyshia Ka'oir live Tuesday on BET as part of their 10-part wedding special series "The Mane Event." The couple are hip hop royalty and their lavish $1.7 million wedding was billed as the wedding of the year. There were diamonds everywhere (the bride reportedly walked down the aisle on them and the groom wore a diamond-studded bow tie) and everyone, including the guests, wore white to the event, which was held at the Four Seasons in Miami. There was even a white carpet instead of red to greet all the celebrity guests, many of whom were interviewed

  • Mesh implants ban rejected by government

    The government has rejected a call for an inquiry and a ban on surgical mesh implants across the UK. It follows a debate on the matter by MPs in the House of Commons. A number of women from Northern Ireland were among those who travelled to London to hear the debate take place. The women said they had been left in chronic pain after they were given mesh or tape implants, which are used to treat organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. Use of the devices to treat those conditions has already been suspended in Scotland. MPs had brought the concerns of hundreds of constituents, almost all of them women, who suffer severe pain and discomfort from the devices after they damaged their internal organs.

  • Protein 'can stop viruses developing'

    Researchers at the University of the West of Scotland have discovered a protein that can stop viruses developing. The team had already established that the same protein can suppress cancer. Now the fight is on to fully understand how it works in the hope of turning the laboratory research into a treatment. The protein is called Hira. Technically it is a histone chaperone complex, but it is easier to understand in terms of what it can do. Three years ago Dr Taranjit Singh Rai and colleagues at the Beatson cancer institute and Glasgow University reported that Hira could suppress the uncontrolled division of cells that causes cancer. So far, so exciting. But in the course of that research Dr Rai