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Ultra-processed foods ‘linked to cancer’

A link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers. They classified foods including cakes, chicken nuggets and mass-produced bread as "ultra-processed". A study of 105,000 people hinted the more of such foods people ate, the greater their risk of cancer. A lot of caution is being expressed about the study, [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Health|0 Comments

Blockchain engineers are in very high demand

Demand is off the charts for blockchain talent, and the capital is waiting to back it up. More than $3.7 billion has been raised through ICOs in the United States alone. Blockchain-related jobs are the second-fastest growing in today’s labor market; there are now 14 job openings for every one blockchain developer. And as Nick [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

European Union economy records fastest economic growth in a decade

The EU economy grew at its fastest rate in 10 years in 2017, registering a 2.5% increase on the year before. It is the highest annual growth since 2007, when the economy expanded by 2.7%. The bloc of 28 countries put in a strong performance in the final quarter of the year, growing 0.6%, mainly [...]

By | February 14th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

Not encouraging and enabling to people to stay home with the flu kills over a thousand per year

In the 2009 H1N1 pandemic alone, estimates suggest that around 5 to 7 million more people got the flu from someone who came to work sick, and that an additional 1,500 people died. It is also more costly in lost productivity and other costs to require people to work while sick. Some employers have, of [...]

By | February 14th, 2018|Health|0 Comments

Cheap and capable drones and missiles means foreign interventions will no longer all be low-risk

The US and its allies may never actually face China in a shooting war, but sophisticated Chinese drones, missiles and weapons systems are proliferating. The perception that you will enter a low-risk environment when intervening overseas, now needs to be questioned. China has a growing role as a source of sophisticated weaponry. Western air forces [...]

By | February 14th, 2018|Military|0 Comments

Bill Gates to Apple: Help investigators access phones or risk regulation

Bill Gates rarely shied away from confronting Apple when he was Microsoft’s CEO, and new comments to Axios today suggest that he has a new issue with Cupertino: unbreakable encryption. Without mentioning Apple’s name, Gates raised the prospect that the company might be on the wrong side of the encryption debate, specifically when it comes [...]

By | February 14th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

Express delivery: use drones not trucks to cut carbon emissions, experts say

Stolaroff and his colleagues spent three years studying the environmental difference between quad copters, a type of drone and diesel-powered delivery trucks in the US. In new research published in Nature Communications, they found that within the 4km (2.5 mile) range of current battery-driven delivery drones, the airborne devices consumed less energy per package and [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Business, Environment, Transport|0 Comments

UK inflation still at 3% despite fall in food prices

UK consumer price inflation remained at 3% in January, the same level as in December. The rate, as reported by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), is close to November's six-year high of 3.1%. Most economists were expecting a small fall in the CPI to 2.9%. Last week, the Bank of England indicated interest rates [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Business, UK Affairs|0 Comments

Ten gigabit home broadband tested in UK

Broadband speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) have been tested in a home in the former Olympic village in east London. Broadband operator Hyperoptic conducted the test, claiming it is the first time such speeds have been brought to a UK home using an existing ISP network rather than a dedicated line. [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

Chinese Scientists Make Hemostatic Gauze That Reduces Blood Loss 60%

Scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed non-blood-absorbing hemostatic gauze after repeated experiments. Compared with traditional medical gauze, this new achievement can diminish blood loss by about 60 percent, Science and Technology Daily reported. Collaborating with Professor Shao Longquan from Southern Medical University, Zhao Ning and Xu Jian from laboratory of Polymer Physics [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Health|0 Comments