News archive from 6 February 2018

'Winning was more important than the law': Waymo claims Uber boss decided 'to cheat' to get ahead of rivals...

Two tech giants racing for a lead in autonomous driving clashed Monday in court as former Google car unit Waymo's lawyer argued that Uber's boss deliberately chose 'to cheat' to get a leg up on competitors. The accusations flew in the opening day of a...

 

Will your next phone have a screen made of DIAMONDS? Firm claims new type of shatterproof glass could be...

Shattered phone screens could soon become a problem of the past.  A U.S. smartphone components manufacturer is in the process of developing the first-ever screen to be made out of diamonds.  Akhan Semiconductor, which is working with a phonemaker to...

 

Earth's first flowers may have emerged up to 256 million years ago: New study on fossils and genetic data...

Researchers from the UK and China have discovered that flowers evolved between 149 and 256 million years ago. They analyzed genetic data on flowering plants and evidence from fossils to come up with the new time frame. Their work goes against two...

 

The REAL reason hangovers get worse with age: You're partying less at 42 than 24 - and your increasing body...

The hated hangover is only a little less mysterious to scientists than to the rest of us, but evidence - and experience - suggest that it does get nastier with age. Research suggests that our hangovers start getting noticeably worse at age 29, but the...

 
John Mahoney: British-born Frasier actor dies aged 77

John Mahoney: British-born Frasier actor dies aged 77

The British-born actor John Mahoney, best known for his role as Martin Crane in the US sitcom Frasier, has died aged 77, his manager says. Mahoney died on Sunday while in hospice care in Chicago, TMZ reports. Mahoney played the unpretentious, blunt...

BBC, 00:02 in World News
 
Head lice warning: FIVE common signs of nits - are you infected?

Head lice warning: FIVE common signs of nits - are you infected?

Nits are blood-sucking parasites that live in human hair. They are easily spread, and can be difficult to remove. “Head lice are usually visible in the hair and on the scalp, especially during brushing,” said Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children...

 
Doctor Foster season 3 spoilers: Star drops bombshell for surprise return ‘It’s up to me’

Doctor Foster season 3 spoilers: Star drops bombshell for surprise return ‘It’s up to me’

Season two of the BBC drama carried through its hordes of fans with a gripping storyline that ended up with an incredibly upsetting finale for fans everywhere. Doctor Gemma Foster’s (played by Suranne Jones) obsession with her cheating husband Simon...

 
Call The Midwife season 7: Sister Julienne star teases 'dark' Nurse Trixie showdown

Call The Midwife season 7: Sister Julienne star teases 'dark' Nurse Trixie showdown

The 65-year-old star has played one of the Nonnatus House nuns for the entire duration of the BBC drama’s seven seasons, but she still believes her character is an enigma.  As Nurse Trixie’s (Helen George) descent into alcoholism comes to a head once...

 
Emmerdale spoilers: Will Bob and Brenda split? Tony Audenshaw drops worrying hint

Emmerdale spoilers: Will Bob and Brenda split? Tony Audenshaw drops worrying hint

Viewers recently saw Bob Hope (played by Tony Audenshaw) cheating on his wife Brenda Walker (Lesley Dunlop). The affair with Brenda’s friend Laurel Thomas (Charlotte Bellamy), came to light during the inquest of the murder of Emma Barton (Gillian...

 
Coronation Street: Ken Barlow star William Roache on leaving soap ‘I’m falling to bits'

Coronation Street: Ken Barlow star William Roache on leaving soap ‘I’m falling to bits'

Working on Coronation Street since 1960, the 85-year-old Ken Barlow actor recently discussed leaving the soap, and the thought of retirement. Speaking to this week’s Radio Times, William said: “No! I never think about [retiring]. I enjoy what I’m...

 
A third of pugs ‘suffer from potentially deadly problem with legs’

A third of pugs ‘suffer from potentially deadly problem with legs’

As adorable as they are, a disturbing number of pugs are suffering from a potentially deadly walking condition. A new study conducted in Sweden has found that up to a third of pugs suffer from gait abnormalities, which may be far more serious than...

Metro, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Gillian Anderson’s quest to find modern day Suffragettes

Gillian Anderson’s quest to find modern day Suffragettes

One hundred years ago today, British women were given a voice. For the first time, many mothers, daughters and sisters could have a say in how their country was run. When Emmeline Pankhurst founded the Women’s Social and Political Union in 1903, it...

Metro, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Congestion is costing us all thousands of pounds each

Congestion is costing us all thousands of pounds each

Drivers wasted an average of 31 hours stuck in rush hour traffic last year – at a cost of over a thousand pounds each. Britain is the world’s 10th most congested country, new figures from Inrix have revealed, costing the typical motorist £1,168. This...

Metro, 00:04 in Hot News
 

The Yorkshire Post says: Lost in Munich – the legacy of the ‘Busby Babes’

from THE DEPTHS of despair 60 years ago when Manchester United lost, amongst others, South Yorkshire-born players Tommy Taylor, David Pegg and Mark Jones in the Munich air disaster, the club rose from the ashes, in part, because it never lost its...

 

Leeds study ‘could personalise’ type 2 diabetes treatment

A new health partnership in Leeds will evaluate the benefits of a test which can help predict whether someone is likely to develop type 2 diabetes. The test, developed by US biotech company SomaLogic, measures protein indicators or biomarkers in a...

 


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