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Dissecting the words to match… airport codes

Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:35:56 +0000

I have recently stumbled upon a fun (and rather good for time-wasting!) tool allowing you to see where your name would take you if it was spelled using the world’s international airport codes. splits your name and surname into chunks and places markers on the map based on the best matching codes. If you … Continue reading Dissecting the words to match… airport codes

Blind student sees light at the end of the tunnel.

Tue, 29 Apr 2008 20:00:25 +0000

An 18-year-old British man has had his failing eyesight improved by cutting edge gene therapy. Steven Howard from Bolton, near Manchester, suffers from a rare form of blindness called Leber’s congenital amaurosis. The condition is the result of a faulty gene which prevents sufferers from manufacturing rhodopsin, a light-absorbing pigment which is a vital component … Continue reading Blind student sees light at the end of the tunnel.

Brain benefits from a daily cup of coffee

Thu, 03 Apr 2008 14:28:27 +0000

People have long been in two minds about whether having a cup every day is actually beneficial or not – certainly, having too much caffeine has always been agreed to be risky. Well, lately a number of new studies have shown that the effects of drinking coffee in moderate amounts can have a number of … Continue reading Brain benefits from a daily cup of coffee

Royal Mint reveals sparkling new coins

Thu, 03 Apr 2008 01:12:28 +0000

Royal Mint has unveiled new designs for British coins which have not changed in appearance in over 40 years, since decimalisation April 1968. Described as one of the biggest events in British History, the new coins, which can be seen here combine modern designs with traditional elegance. They were announced as the result of a … Continue reading Royal Mint reveals sparkling new coins

BBC newsreader cracks up on air

Fri, 28 Mar 2008 15:46:14 +0000

BBC Radio 4’s newsreader Charlotte Green has caused hundreds of comments being sent in as she started laughing on air whilst presenting this morning. The well-known 50 year old reader, who incidentally has also been voted to have the “Most Attractive Female Voice on National Radio”, was discussing an ancient recording of the human voice … Continue reading BBC newsreader cracks up on air

Hope for arthritis sufferers

Mon, 24 Mar 2008 13:11:46 +0000

A new ‘smart drug’ for treating rheumatoid arthritis has received extremely positive results in two separate trials published this week in The Lancet. Medical schools at the University of Vienna and the University of Yokohama have studied rheumatoid arthritis sufferers over a wide age range being treated with tocilizumab, a drug developed by pharmaceutical giants … Continue reading Hope for arthritis sufferers

Should deaf parents be able to choose deaf children?

Fri, 14 Mar 2008 19:34:47 +0000

New legislations regarding IVF treatment have recently made it impossible for parents to choose an embryo with a genetic defect when a healthy one is available. Most people would regard this as an important and beneficial move but a recent case has sparked much controversy over the issue. A set of deaf parents, who see … Continue reading Should deaf parents be able to choose deaf children?

Biggest earthquake in England in 25 years

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 11:46:30 +0000

At approximately 1am this morning, an earthquake shook many homes all across the country. The earthquake, which measured 5.3 on the Richter scale, is the most intense one experienced in 25 years, with much damage being caused to buildings as well as injuries caused to residents. The British Geological Survey have said that the earthquake’s … Continue reading Biggest earthquake in England in 25 years

The Drugs Don’t Work?

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 10:41:51 +0000

Sales of Morrissey albums will soar, the poetry of Leonard Cohen will top the bestsellers lists, black will become (if possible) more fashionable. No, it’s not the Eighties coming back, it’s a new piece of research saying that, if you’re depressed, you may need to live with it and not rely on pills to feel … Continue reading The Drugs Don’t Work?

House Husband Happiness?

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 22:20:32 +0000

Valentine’s Day has been and gone and left in its wake the treacley-sweet feeling of how nice it is to be in love. But for many couples, the post-Valentine’s match report can actually leave them questioning just how happy they really are. Fortunate then, that a new study from the University of Texas suggests a … Continue reading House Husband Happiness?