The good dog who is bad at sniffing out bombs

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright CIA Image caption Lulu’s experience training as a sniffer dog was tweeted by the CIA This is Lulu, the Labrador who joined the CIA as one of their newest recruits. Her mission: to sniff out explosives. But weeks into her training programme Lulu just wasn’t making the grade. A life at the United [...]

Old banger v diesel: Which is more toxic?

Warren Fyfe

Reporter Tom de Castella and his dad each bet that the other’s car was more harmful to the environment. It was a petrol-fuelled old banger up against a 2009 diesel. But when Tom found someone to do the test, he also discovered that some brand new cars were dirtier than either, in one crucial respect. [...]

‘Death Island’: Britain’s ‘concentration camp’ in Russia

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Aleksey Suhanovsky Image caption Marina Titova lays a carnation in memory of her great-great-uncle who died on Mudyug When British soldiers were sent to Russia after the Russian Revolution their main enemies were the Germans – their opponents in World War One – but they also found themselves fighting and imprisoning Bolsheviks. In [...]