Since the world learned of Morrissey's new autobiography the news has been filled with reports of this. At one point it seemingly appeared that the book would not be published, after a dispute between Morrissey and the publishers Penguin. Now that it has been released, the information contained has slowly begun to emerge and fans of the singer will be interested to hear of these revelations.
It's been no secret that vinyl has been making a steady return and new figures today compound this fact. LP sales have accounted for 0.8% of all album sales in the UK and have doubled since last year to around 550,000. Compare this to 2007, when sales of vinyl records accounted for a tiny 0.1%, it is quite incredible to witness the resurgence of this format.
A recent dig in Wiltshire has thrown up evidence of toad bones that were likely to have been 'cooked and eaten'. At the Blick Mead site, near Amesbury in Wiltshire, 'charred bones of a small animal' were found and following analysis, they were proven to be that of a toad's. Dated to around 7596BC - 6250BC, the evidence suggests that the British were eating frogs legs 'eight millenia' prior to the French.
A British hacker has recently claimed a $100,000 prize after revealing to Microsoft the loopholes that are present within their operating system. Mr Forshaw, the expert who works for Context Information Security, worked to expose the potential gaps in Microsoft's system and updates are now currently underway. It has been reported that 'the glitches found were so serious that Microsoft will not reveal the specifics of the hack until all their software has been updated'.
A singer who seems to have been commanding the net of late, Miley Cyrus' new 'Wrecking Ball' video has sparked a wave of criticism. The latest high-profile critic to stand up against this is Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox. Defending the role of women in pop music, Lennox took to Facebook to say how she was 'disturbed and dismayed by the recent spate of overtly sexualised performances and videos'.
A recent study held at Lake Garda, Italy, has highlighted the growing levels of tiny plastic particles that are found to be contaminating the ecosystem. The plastic was found to be in the lake's bed, sediment and the many crustaceans which claim the water as their home. The problem has previously been focused on the world's oceans but this research into lakes has been 'lacking'.
The escalating bee problem has been well documented of late and. at long last, something tangible is being done on the Hebridean islands of Colonsay and Oronsay. From January on, the islands will become havens for the British black honeybee (Apis mellifera mellifera) making it an offence to keep any other species. It is hoped that this will help preserve the honeybee and the situation will be closely monitored.
Research into the depths of the Suriname rainforest have yielded potentially 60 newly discovered species. Among the collection, scientists discovered six frogs and eleven fish that are believed to have been previously unknown. The rainforest is one of the most remote on Earth and is situated in the upper Palumeu River, near the Brazil border. The three week expedition has proved to be highly productive and it is expected that research will reconvene in this area.
We recently discussed the tiny village of Kivalina, Alaska, as potentially being the first casualty of climate change and now a couple seeking asylum in New Zealand are looking like the first 'climate change refugees'. The pair, from the Pacific nation of Kiribati, have claimed that they were forced to move due to rising sea levels. Kiribati is in fact 'one of the lowest lying nations on Earth' and it was noted by the male that "there's no future for us when we go back to Kiribati".