News archive from 4 September 2018

Need a hand? Bizarre backpack give you an extra set of arms that can be controlled remotely

Getting an extra pair of arms is now as easy as putting on a backpack.  Researchers at the University of Tokyo and Keio University created a telepresence robotic system called 'Fusion' that has a head and two arms that are controlled remotely.  The...

 

From penny press to Snapchat: Parents fret through the...

When Stephen Dennis was raising his two sons in the 1980s, he never heard the phrase 'screen time,' nor did he worry much about the hours his kids spent with technology.  When he bought an Apple II Plus computer, he considered it an investment in...

 

Texas mother claims $20 bottles of French spring water CURED her son's eczema and food allergies

A Texas boy was diagnosed at just six months old with such severe eczema that his skin would flake off at even the softest touch - but his mother claims that expensive French spring water cured him.  Aidan Moffett, now 14, also suffers from a wide...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Health
 
MPs to probe Carney over extension of Bank of England role

MPs to probe Carney over extension of Bank of England role

The governor of the Bank of England will be quizzed over his future when he appears before a parliamentary committee on Tuesday. Mark Carney is reportedly in talks with the Treasury about extending his term at the helm of the central bank. But a...

BBC, 00:03 in Business
 
The race to make the world's most powerful computer ever

The race to make the world's most powerful computer ever

Quantum computers have long been touted as incredibly powerful machines that will be able to solve hugely complex computational problems much faster than any computer we have available today. But no-one can agree on the best way to make them. Who will...

BBC, 00:03 in Business
 
Andy Murray will miss Davis Cup to concentrate on return to full fitness

Andy Murray will miss Davis Cup to concentrate on return to full fitness

Andy Murray has decided to continue work on his slow and difficult return to full fitness rather than play for Great Britain in the Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan, which starts in Glasgow a week on Friday. It cannot have been easy for Murray, who...

Guardian, 00:05 in Sport
 
How do I find out my heart age?

How do I find out my heart age?

You can learn your heart age by visiting this page on the NHS website, where you answer 16 questions about your health and lifestyle. You have be over 30 and not have a history of cardiovascular disease to take the test. Almost four-fifths (78%) of...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
UK health crisis: why are so many of us heading for an early grave?

UK health crisis: why are so many of us heading for an early grave?

That almost four in five adults in England have a “heart age” older than their actual age is both a truly shocking statistic and at the same time barely surprising. It is alarming from a health point of view, because “heart age” is a very good marker...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Four in five adults at risk of early death, heart-age test shows

Four in five adults at risk of early death, heart-age test shows

Four out of five adults have hearts that are more damaged than they should be for their age, putting them at greater risk of early death, a major study has shown. The disclosure prompted calls for Britons to ditch their unhealthy lifestyles and...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 

Cameron Meyer wins stage two as Alessandro Tonelli takes race lead in the Tour of Britain  

Italian Alessandro Tonelli claimed the overall lead in the Tour of Britain despite losing a sprint finish to Australian Cameron Mayer on the second stage. Tonelli, of the Bardiani-CSF team, took a six-second time bonus on the line which meant he...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Birmingham is getting 5G mobile first - here's how it could change the way we live and work

New 5G mobile technology - which will transform industry, health services and boost online video streaming and gaming - is coming to the West Midlands first. The 5G mobile connectivity will be as fast as home fibre, will be ultra reliable and secure...

 
Chemnitz protests: Thousands attend free anti-racism concert

Chemnitz protests: Thousands attend free anti-racism concert

Around 65,000 people have attended a free concert against racism in the eastern German city of Chemnitz. The town has seen far-right rallies and counter-demonstrations after two migrants were identified as suspects in the fatal stabbing of a...

BBC, 00:09 in World News
 
Four in five adults at risk of early death, heart-age test shows

Four in five adults at risk of early death, heart-age test shows

Four out of five adults have hearts that are more damaged than they should be for their age, putting them at greater risk of early death, a major study has shown. The disclosure prompted calls for Britons to ditch their unhealthy lifestyles and...

 
In Nigeria this baby kit bag is saving mothers' lives

In Nigeria this baby kit bag is saving mothers' lives

"Sometimes I just really hope that one day our work will no longer be needed." says Adepeju Jaiyeoba, the Nigerian founder of the Brown Button Foundation. Seven years ago Adepeju, or Peju for short, ditched her well-paid job in law to train...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 
Japan killed 50 whales in Antarctic protected area, data shows

Japan killed 50 whales in Antarctic protected area, data shows

Japanese whalers have killed more than 50 minke whales in an Antarctic marine protection area this year, WWF has revealed. The disclosure comes on the opening day of the International Whaling Commission’s annual meeting in Brazil, which Japan is...

 


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