News archive from 15 March 2018

Why do movie posters feature so many ‘headless women’?

Why do movie posters feature so many ‘headless women’?

While conversation still swirls around Hollywood and the inequality that lies within, a very smart woman has put together a very, very long list of movie posters that feature ‘headless women’. And when you notice the amount and the nature, it’s really...

Metro, 00:02 in Showbiz
 
Concern at rising infant mortality rate in England and Wales

Concern at rising infant mortality rate in England and Wales

More babies are dying within a year of being born, in a “disturbing reversal” of several decades of the NHS’s success in reducing infant mortality. Health professionals, charities and midwives voiced serious concern at the trend in England and Wales,...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 

Ashton Kutcher landed in hospital after following Steve Jobs's fruitarian diet

Christian Bale is rumoured to have lived on coffee and one apple a day to achieve his emaciated physique in The Machinist. But not everyone is suited to unorthodox diets, as Ashton Kutcher discovered after adopting the late Steve Jobs's fruitarian...

 
Papua New Guinea earthquake: death toll rises as disease threat grows

Papua New Guinea earthquake: death toll rises as disease threat grows

The official death toll following Papua New Guinea’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake has risen to 145 but still has further to climb, officials have said. Almost three weeks after the earthquake struck the provinces of Hela and Southern Highlands, some...

 

MPs call for unpaid shifts to be illegal

Some MPs and lawyers have called for a blanket ban on unpaid shift work. Companies can currently invite prospective employees to do trial shifts with the carrot of a job at the end. But there has been a six-fold increase over three years in complaints...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 
Lessons about risks of gambling piloted in British schools

Lessons about risks of gambling piloted in British schools

Lessons about the risks of gambling have been trialled in secondary schools in an attempt to address high levels of gambling among school-age children. Around 25,000 children in the UK are currently classed as problem gamblers, with one recent survey...

Guardian, 00:12 in Learning
 
Putin’s hit list: Dead Russian was ‘number one target’ in UK as tensions with Moscow SOAR

Putin’s hit list: Dead Russian was ‘number one target’ in UK as tensions with Moscow SOAR

Nikolai Glushkov was the “number one” target over his alleged involvement in a fraud linked to the airline Aeroflot. There were fears last night that Vladimir Putin could target the remaining 21 business people, described by the Kremlin as “fugitives...

 
Assassination of Gianni Versace: Is THIS how Lee Miglin really died? Fans spot huge ‘flaw’

Assassination of Gianni Versace: Is THIS how Lee Miglin really died? Fans spot huge ‘flaw’

The BBC Two series chronicles the tale of how the 27-year-old serial killer came to shoot fashion designer Versace (played by Édgar Ramírez) on that fateful day in Florida in 1997 on the steps of his home. Yet going back across three months,...

 

Report claims Tesla has been manufacturing FLAWED Model 3 parts, adding to production delays as they must...

Production of Tesla’s more affordable Model 3 sedan has been hit with numerous delays over the last few months, causing the firm to push back its targets on more than one occasion. And, according to a new report from CNBC, this could be in part...

 

53 trainee engineers wanted in Cumbria for Openreach

The announcement follows news that Openreach will accelerate plans to build more ultrafast Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) broadband across the country. The 53 Cumbria roles, part of more than 3,500 being recruited across the UK during the next 12...

 

Disney will pull its content from Netflix and launch its own 'family oriented' streaming service in 2019

Disney said today it has created a new unit for its streaming video and international businesses as the company retools its traditional media operation for a world rapidly embracing online video. Kevin Mayer, the company's chief strategy officer, was...

 

Is Elon Musk planning to start his own 'intergalactic media empire'? SpaceX boss posts cryptic tweets amid...

Billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk is already dabbling in the electric car, solar energy, aerospace, tunneling and neuroscience industries.  As if those aren't keeping him busy enough, Musk may now have his sights on entering the media industry.  The...

 

Doctors are using IPHONES to look inside brains during surgery because they are lighter and easier to use...

Brazilian doctors have successfully uses smartphones to perform more than 40 surgeries. The mobile devices are being used to help surgeons perform minimally invasive procedures like neuroendoscopy, a neurosurgical operation in which surgeons look into...

 
MPs warn of 'poisonous air' emergency costing £20bn a year

MPs warn of 'poisonous air' emergency costing £20bn a year

MPs have demanded an end to the UK's "poisonous air" in an unprecedented report from four Commons committees. The Environment, Health, Transport and Environmental Audit committees want a new Clean Air Act, and a clean air fund financed by...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 

WP Nel savours a frontline start for Scotland after two years of injury hell

No Championship title on the line, alas. Nothing but pride and honour to play for. Yet, to WP Nel, Saturday's match in Rome will mean everything. Given all the suffering he's endured, the most nuggety competitor in international rugby will be entitled...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Sport
 


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