News archive from 12 August 2017, page 3

Flexible batteries that can be printed directly onto FABRIC could soon make for high-tech military clothing...

Researchers have created technology that overcomes one of the biggest hurdles related to wearables - how to power them. In an effort to eliminate the need for cumbersome battery packs that limit the shape and size of wearables, researchers have...

 

Is bottled water RUINING your teeth? We test pH levels of seemingly innocent brands - and the results may...

It is widely known that soda, beer and coffee are bad for your teeth. Bottled water, however, seems harmless. But dentists warn that is not always the case.  Some of the most popular brands of bottled waters have dangerous pH levels and lack essential...

 

Trappist-1 could be 9.8 BILLION years old: Scientists say the nearby star system may be twice as old as our...

The nearby Trappist-1 star system could be up to twice as old as our own, a new study has found. Researchers now estimate the star at the heart of Trappist-1 is between 5.4 and 9.8 billion years old, spurring new questions on the orbit stability of...

 

Tired? Cracked lips? Brittle nails? You could be lacking in the ‘wonder vitamin’ – and carbs, stress and...

We’ve all had it drummed into us that we need vitamin D, the so-called ‘sunshine’ vitamin, for healthy bones and a strong immune system. But there’s another vitamin you probably never think of that’s crucial for energy, mood and brain power – vitamin...

 

Danger of the 'weekend warrior' trend: Study warns only rich people can afford to cram all their exercise...

Only people with higher incomes can afford to be 'weekend warriors' in the gym - but they still face health woes from their sedentary work life, a study warns. Experts are observing more people cramming all their week's exercise into two days, since...

 

HALF of America's black and Hispanic citizens are dehydrated because they don't have access to...

Black and Hispanic adults in the US have higher rates of dehydration than whites due to a lack of access to safe, clean tap water, researchers say. Public health professors have been scrambling to identify other communities at risk of chemical...

 

Massive tyre fire in Aintree sends smoke billowing into the air across the city

A massive fire in Aintree has sent thick plumes of black smoke into the air across the city tonight. Reports were made to the fire service shortly before 11pm that flames could be seen coming from an industrial estate on Wareing Road. On Twitter...

 

Hope for families of children with 'childhood Alzheimer's' as clinical trials show groundbreaking drug...

Scientists believe they have found a drug that could treat a rare disease that is often referred to as childhood Alzheimer's.  Results of a small clinical trial have shown promise to treat the neurogenerative condition that typically kills those...

 
Antarctica fruitcake: 106-year-old dessert 'left by Capt Scott'

Antarctica fruitcake: 106-year-old dessert 'left by Capt Scott'

Ice-covered Antarctica is one of the earth's most hostile natural environments. But a new find by the Antarctic Heritage Trust suggests it's no match for a 106-year-old British fruitcake. Conservators found the elderly cake on Cape Adare, and believe...

BBC, 01:01 in World News
 

'His ability to follow instructions puts him streets ahead': Aston Merrygold 'has been signed up' for...

Former JLS star Aston Merrygold has reportedly been signed up for the forthcoming fifteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing. While he is yet to be officially confirmed by BBC bosses, Aston, 29, is in line to be the sixth celebrity contestant confirmed...

 

Pregnant Ferne McCann 'visits ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins in jail ahead of his nightclub acid attack...

Ferne McCann has reportedly visited her ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins in jail ahead of his alleged nightclub acid attack trial. The former TOWIE star, 27, has allegedly been to see the 25-year-old scaffolder and businessman at HMP Thameside in south...

 

Stealing the show! Harper Beckham looks lovely in summery maxi dress on breakfast outing with dad David and...

With a fashion designer mother it's no surprise Harper Beckham already has a flair for summer chic. The six-year-old stole the spotlight from her famous dad David and her brothers Romeo, 14 and Cruz, 12, on Friday as the family stepped out for...

 

'I'd s**g Colin!' Kate Beckinsale admits she'd romp on-screen lover Farrell in VERY saucy confession...

She may have been promoting her new movie The Only Living Boy In New York of late.  But Kate Beckinsale, 44, took time out of her busy schedule to play a VERY saucy game of 'Marry, S**g, Kill' during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy...

 
The weird and wonderful world of pub games

The weird and wonderful world of pub games

"As long as there were pubs and inns there were always games," says historian and 'doctor of darts' Patrick Chaplin. While his PhD is in the social history of that pursuit, the world of pub pastimes is far from restricted to the dartboard or...

BBC, 01:09 in Regional
 
Bomb shelter sales BOOMING in US as fears of WW3 soar amid North Korea tensions

Bomb shelter sales BOOMING in US as fears of WW3 soar amid North Korea tensions

US President Donald Trump has threatened to unleash "fire and fury like the world has never seen”, while North Korea retaliated by saying it was preparing for a strike on the US-territory of Guam. Earlier this week, owner of Atlas Survival...

 


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