News archive from 4 December 2012, page 16

200m year old 'hairy microbe' discovered trapped in the prehistoric cocoon of a leech high in the mountains...

A hairy microbe more than 200million years old has been found inside the prehistoric cocoon of a leech.The discovery of the primitive "ciliate' on Antarctica is extremely rare since most are soft-bodied and just dissolve when they die. It was...

 

Magnitude 5.8 quake rattles Anchorage, Alaska

The quake, relatively shallow at a depth of 33.1 miles (53 km), was widely felt in Anchorage, according to Guy Urban, a geophysicist for the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska. "Some people in Anchorage said some...

 
Children take over school for the day

Children take over school for the day

It was pupil power at one village primary school this 
week. Children from Mill Lane Junior and Infant School in Hanging Heaton stepped into the shoes of staff for the day. They took charge with the roles of headteacher, deputy head,...

 

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft enters new layer of the solar system scientists hadn't known was there

NASA's long-running Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new layer of the solar system that scientists hadn't known was there, researchers say. Scientists have dubbed this region the "magnetic highway' and say it's the last stop before interstellar...

 
It’s a close shave for teachers

It’s a close shave for teachers

MUSTACHIOED schoolmasters waved goodbye to their facial furniture this week at the end of Movember. The 10 Heckmondwike Grammar School teachers grew taches in support of men’s charities as part of Movember. And the plucky professors even gave pupils...

 
Did taking antibiotics weaken my muscles?

Did taking antibiotics weaken my muscles?

I took the antibiotic amoxicillin for a chest infection last December. Over the following weeks, I developed excruciating pain in my groin, which travelled down to my right leg and ankle. I believe I was allergic to the antibiotics, which somehow...

Daily Mail, 04:25 in Health
 
Son charged with dad’s murder in Elkesley

Son charged with dad’s murder in Elkesley

Headland Avenue, Elkesley. THE son of an Elkesley man who died early on Sunday morning has been charged with his murder. Gary Talbot, 39, was arrested after his father, Charles Talbot, 64, sustained serious head injuries just after 5am at their home...

 

Australian motorcycle gang challenges criminal law in court

Leaders of the Finks, whose motto is "Attitude with Violence", have asked Australia's highest court to overturn laws they say are draconian and threaten civil freedoms. Under the laws, police in tropical Queensland state have sought to have...

 
Can draining blood cut cholesterol and ward off cancer?

Can draining blood cut cholesterol and ward off cancer?

There may soon come a day when a visit to the GP involves having blood drained from your body - not for a blood test but to help reduce your risk of disease. It seems astonishing, but bloodletting - long-regarded as a gruesome and misguided practice...

Daily Mail, 04:50 in Health
 
DAVE GROHL CREDITS THE BEATLES WITH INSPIRING HIS ROCK CAREER

DAVE GROHL CREDITS THE BEATLES WITH INSPIRING HIS ROCK CAREER

DAVE GROHL has branded THE BEATLES "the most important rock band of all time" and credits the Fab Four with inspiring his music career. The Foo Fighters star has written an open letter praising the band to coincide with the release of a new...

 

Japan candidates hit streets in first national vote since Fukushima disaster

In a sign that last year's nuclear crisis still weighs on Japan's national psyche, both former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader, and Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda kicked off the campaign in the...

 

Vote on new look for Daventry play area

CHILDREN and parents can have their say on how the new play area in Daventry town centre will look. Earlier this year hundreds of schoolchildren gave their thoughts about what equipment they thought should go in a new play area to be built on the New...

 
Global slowdown, austerity to constrain UK economy - BCC

Global slowdown, austerity to constrain UK economy - BCC

The BCC revised down its gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecasts for 2013 and 2014 to 1.0 and 1.8 percent respectively from 1.2 and 2.2 percent, also citing weak household consumption. Economists polled by Reuters last month predicted similar...

Reuters, 05:07 in Business
 

Typhoon Bopha slams Philippines south, destroys homes, one dead

"There goes my house," Landring Ceballos, a fisherman in Davao Oriental province told reporters as he watched in horror as winds lifted his makeshift house and dumped it in the sea. There was only one confirmed death, but local media said...

 

Bank trainees are honoured

More than 100 bank trainees including staff from Sheffield were honoured at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London during the first HSBC Apprentice Graduation ceremony. Workers at the graduation, held to mark completion of their training, were...

 


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