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Pink Moon: Europe illuminated by lunar light show News

Image caption The moon is seen above Windsor Castle on Tuesday evening. Stargazers have enjoyed the emergence of what is known as a pink moon in the night skies of Europe. Despite its name, there is not any noticeable colour difference to the full moon - due to reach a peak in the UK at 03:55 BST on Wednesday. The pink supermoon name is a northern Native American reference to an early-blooming wildflower and is first seen across North America ... Full story

Coronavirus: How do you celebrate a religious festival while social distancing?

Image caption Passover is one of the most important festivals in the Jewish calendar. The evening of 8 April is the beginning of Passover, one of the most important religious festivals of the Jewish calendar. Jewish families and their friends would usually gather together to eat a special meal called a Seder, read religious texts, sing and tell stories. It's a time when Jews remember how Moses led their ancestors out of slavery in Egypt. But ... Full story

money and death threats - BBC News

Image caption Russian billionaire Sergei Pugachev met Alexandra Tolstoy when she was hired to teach him English. They would stay in his chateau in the south of France and had homes across the world. It was an idyllic life, beyond anyone's imagination. Countess Alexandra Tolstoy, an aristocratic English woman, had her own fairy tale come true when she fell in love with the man of her dreams in 2008, an oligarch and one of Russia's richest men, ... Full story

'I'm out of hospital, but I have to remember to breathe'

Image caption Ria Lakhani on the day she was discharged from hospital. Breathing is perhaps the most natural of reflexes. Who has to remember to breathe? Ria Lakhani does. In recovery at home, after a severe case of Covid-19, the sales executive is learning something that most of us never give a second thought to. "It used to be such a natural action but now I have to remember how to inhale and exhale," she says. In self-isolation, she still ... Full story

What’s life like when you're on furlough? - BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Coronavirus: Three perspectives on furloughing. "It really is a bit of a sticking plaster. Yes, you've got 80% of your income, but we don't know how long that's going to last. Although I'm grateful to be in this position - it's unsettling.". Olivia Webb works for a recruitment firm. She was put on furlough after her company lost business almost overnight as a result of the coronavirus ... Full story

Twitter boss pledges $1bn for relief effort - BBC News

Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter and payment app Square, has said he will donate $1bn (£810m) towards efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. According to Mr Dorsey, the donation represented approximately 28% of his wealth. He made the announcement on Twitter, writing that the "needs are increasingly urgent". Mr Dorsey did not lay out exactly where the funds would be sent to help in the battle against Covid-19. In the US there is a ... Full story

The impossibility of home-schooling a nation - BBC News

When UK schools closed their doors amid the coronavirus crisis a couple of weeks ago, a second - and for some, horrifying - epidemic started to spread: that of home schooling. Children returned home laden with homework packs or, in some cases, full online timetables and parents made uneasy transitions into teachers of maths, English and science. Feelings of incompetence machine-gunned kitchen tables - ricocheting into darkly comic social media ... Full story

Here Are My 30 Favorite Things I Ever Bought on Amazon

Out of all the things I've purchased on Amazon (and there have been a LOT), these 30 items are my favorites that I'd buy over and over again in a heartbeat. The list ranges from no-tie elastic shoelaces that speed up my kids’ morning routine to slim laundry baskets that fit small spaces perfectly, but all the purchases share a common purpose: to make life a little easier and more enjoyable. By being the perfect solution to a specific problem ... Full story


Matt Reeves Talks THE DARK KNIGHT and BATMAN RETURNS. Taking on The Batman is no mean feat. With 80 years of history, multiple smash movies adapted from his adventures, and a current Hollywood landscape that is built on the billions of dollars comic book movies bring in every year, the pressure is on. But when I spoke to Matt Reeves about his new sci-fi series Tales from the Loop , the director’s enthusiasm for Batman, his upcoming take on the ... Full story

What the powerful full pink moon in Libra means for your sign| Well+Good

Photo: Getty Images/Jakkapan Jabjainai EyeEm. First things first: April’s gentle-sounding full pink moon isn’t actually pink. It gets its nickname because it occurs around the time the wildflower moss phlox blooms , and moss phlox is, as you can probably guess, pink. That said, this specific full pink moon brings loads of powerful energy: It reaches its peak tonight, at 7:34 p.m., PDT, and it’s the first full moon of spring. It’s also a ... Full story