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‘Blood Moon’ lunar eclipse next week will be the last in Britain for 10 years

The Moon will turn red next week as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The eclipse will happen in the early morning of Monday January 21 when the Moon start to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It  is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow whic...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Earth, Britain, Moon, Sun, Visual China Group

Molecular machinery that makes potent antibiotic revealed after decades of research

Scientists at Rutgers and universities in Russia, Poland and England have solved a nearly 30-year mystery -- how the molecular machinery works in an enzyme that makes a potent antibiotic. The findings, which appear in the journal Molecular Cell, provide the tools to design new antibiotics, anticancer drugs and other therapeutics.
Tags: England, Science, Rutgers, Russia Poland

Upskirting Set to Be Criminalized in England and Wales, Thanks to Viral Facebook Post

A year and a half after Gina Martin began a campaign against taking invasive photos, the British Parliament’s House of Lords has approved legislation that would make taking upskirt photos a criminal offense punishable of up to two years in prison, in England and Wales, reports the BBC.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, UK, England, Science, Wales, Bbc, Sexual Harassment, Viral Facebook Post, Gina Martin, Upskirting, British Parliament 's House of Lords

Here's the 1 Way We Can Avoid Climate Catastrophe, Scary Report Says

How can humans limit catastrophic climate change? We can phase out fossil-fuel emitters -- such as coal-burning power plants, jet-fuel-slurping planes and gas-thirsty automobiles -- once they reach their retirement age, a new study finds. And we need to start doing that now, the researchers said. If society actually did that, we'd have a 64 percent chance of limiting the average global temperature rise to 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) above preindustrial levels, said study l...
Tags: England, Science, Smith, University Of Leeds, University Of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Nature Communications, Christopher Smith, Live Science, Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science, Donald Wuebbles, Wuebbles, Ways to Destroy Earth Photos of Melt

Welsh farmstead is rare medieval hall house, experts confirm

New dating technique used to prove Llwyn Celyn farmhouse is medieval marvelA Welsh farmhouse that was once in such poor condition that rainwater ran through its rooms is in fact an exceptionally rare 600-year-old medieval hall house, it has been confirmed, after conservation experts used a groundbreaking new dating technique originally developed by climate change scientists.Llwyn Celyn, which lies in the Black Mountains on the border of England and Wales, was completed in 1420, an analysis of it...
Tags: England, Science, Wales, UK News, Culture, Architecture, Heritage, Archaeology, Owain Glyndŵr, Black Mountains

Welsh farmstead is in fact rare medieval hall house, experts confirm

New dating technique used to prove Llwyn Celyn farmhouse is medieval marvelA Welsh farmhouse that was once in such poor condition that rainwater ran through its rooms is in fact an exceptionally rare 600-year-old medieval hall house, it has been confirmed, after conservation experts used a groundbreaking new dating technique originally developed by climate change scientists.Llwyn Celyn, which lies in the Black Mountains on the border of England and Wales, was completed in 1420, an analysis of it...
Tags: England, Science, Wales, UK News, Culture, Architecture, Heritage, Archaeology, Owain Glyndŵr, Black Mountains

Britain's Failing Nuclear Plan Poses Huge Question for Power

“If we don’t take these long-term decisions now, we will be committing a serious dereliction of our duty to the future of the country,” the then prime minister said in a speech at Confederation of British Industry’s annual dinner. Almost 13 years later, just one plant is under construction -- the Hinkley Point project being built by France’s state power company in southwest England. Reports on Friday said Japan’s Hitachi Ltd. has decided to halt work on the Wylfa project in North Wales.
Tags: Japan, England, Science, France, Britain, Hinkley Point, Confederation of British Industry, Hitachi Ltd

Trove of Decapitated Skeletons in England Sparks Archaeological Mystery

Archaeologists are trying to figure out why so many bodies at a 1,700-year-old site in Suffolk, England, were buried alongside their decapitated heads. Read more...
Tags: England, Science, Romans, Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Suffolk England, Skeletons, Skulls, Burials, Ancient England, Decapitations

Decapitated Skeletons, with Heads Between Their Legs, Unearthed in Roman Cemetery

The discovery of a Roman cemetery in England has archaeologists scratching their heads, mainly because about 40 percent of the bodies buried there are missing theirs. Well, not missing, exactly. Of the 52 skeletons discovered in the fourth-century A.D. cemetery, 17 had been decapitated. And almost every head was resting between its owner's legs or feet. It's unclear why these decapitations happened, but "this appears to be a careful funeral rite that may be associated with a particula...
Tags: England, Science, Israel, Roman, Gaul, Suffolk England, Peachey, Great Whelnetham, Roman Cemetery, Andy Peachey, Archaeological Solutions

Anti-vaccine movement is powered by ‘hysteresis’, study reveals

A new study explores society's relatively poor vaccination coverage through the lens of hysteresis, a phenomenon that describes how systems are dependent on their history.The results show how 'imperfect vaccines' and episodes of public confusion can result in sharp drops in population-wide immunization rates, and how it can take years for those rates to recover.By promoting an individual's choice to get vaccinated as an altruistic behavior, societies might be able to reach vaccination goals soon...
Tags: Math, England, New York, Science, Medicine, Wales, Innovation, Vaccines, Royal Society B, Andrew Wakefield, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Fu, Xingru Chen

Britain's best winter beaches for treasure hunts

From sandy windswept strands to pebble-strewn coves and mud-slicked bays, we have a fantastic range of beachcomber beaches along our nibbled coast. And winter is the perfect time for scavenging, with post-stormy days yielding plenty of washed-up wonders. Everything natural on the beach tells a story – so this is a great way to entertain children on a winter weekend, helping them to uncover the secrets of these botanical playgrounds, and understand more about our island’s marine heritage. Tangled...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, Bbc, Atlantic, Britain, Cornwall, Bournemouth, Kent, North Yorkshire, Cumbria, HARRIS, Walton, Wight, Herne Bay

Scientists Find the 'Missing' Dark Matter from the Early Universe

Dark matter, it seems, has been clinging to galaxies for a very long time. Most galaxies that existed 10 billion years ago had about as much dark matter as galaxies do today, contradicting earlier studies that suggested less dark matter lurked around galaxies in the early universe. "Dark matter was similarly abundant in star-forming galaxies in the distant past as it is in the present day," said Alfred Tiley, an astronomer at Durham University in England and lead author on the new study.
Tags: England, Science, Durham University, Alfred Tiley

How a poor Victorian woman changed the way we do dinosaur science

Lyme Regis is an almost obnoxiously gorgeous town in Dorset in the west of England, perched atop the cliffs of the world-heritage listed Jurassic Coast. Thanks to a campaign set off by a local 10-year-old girl and her mother, the people of this town is raising funds to erect a statue to their famous citizen Mary Anning. As an expert on paleontology, I think this is a brilliant idea. Mary Anning was born in 1799. Her family was poor – and somewhat tragic. She was named after an older sister who h...
Tags: Startups, England, Science, Dorset, Mary Anning, Syndication

5 things to know about DNA tests before you send your spit

This Christmas, plenty of people will find DNA tests under the tree.  They're easy to use — just send 23andMe, Ancestry, or one of their competitors your spit, and in exchange you're promised a detailed breakdown of your heritage. For a little extra cash, you can learn about your genetic health risks, too.  23andMe and Ancestry are privately held companies that don't disclose sales numbers. But ads for them are all over the internet these days. Last year, Ancestry claimed it sold ...
Tags: Asia, England, Science, Africa, Bloomberg, Philippines, Italy, Denmark, Npr, GlaxoSmithKline, Ancestry, U S Food and Drug Administration, Golden State Killer

One in five women diagnosed with ovarian cancer too late for treatment, new research shows

One in five women (20 percent) in England are too ill to treat by the time they receive their ovarian cancer diagnosis, according to new data. The charity Target Ovarian Cancer warned that delays in diagnosis are common in ovarian cancer and can leave too many women reaching hospital cancer specialists when it is too late. These delays, which include women not recognising the symptoms, gaps in GP knowledge, and delays in getting the right diagnostic tests, can mean women are too ill by the time ...
Tags: UK, England, Science, NHS, Public Health England, Linda, Poole Dorset, Richman, National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service, Emma Richman, Devastatingly Mum, Andy Nordin, British Gynaecological Cancer Society, East Kent Gynaecological Centre, Annwen Jones

Scientists investigate upsurge in polio-like illness in children

Health authorities in England are investigating an increase in cases of a rare polio-like illness in children, an outbreak of which has been puzzling doctors in the United States. So far in 2018, there have been 28 cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) in England, the majority of which have been reported since September. Normally authorities would expect to see just a "handful" of cases of the disease in the UK, said Public Health England (PHE). AFP affects the nervous system, causing one or mo...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Cdc, US, United States, Pakistan, Public Health England, Phe, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Afp, National Center for Immunization, Mary Ramsay, Nancy Messonnier, Public Health England PHE AFP, Astudy

Look at These Incredible Dinosaur Footprints Found in England

A trove well-preserved dinosaur footprints has been uncovered on a beach in southern England. Dating back to the Cretaceous Period, the prints still show traces of skin, scales, and claws.Read more...
Tags: England, Science, Dinosaurs, Fossils, Paleontology, Dinosaur Footprints

Shareholders call on ExxonMobil to set greenhouse gas reduction targets

A number of institutional investors in ExxonMobil Corp have said they will file a shareholder resolution which calls on the world's largest oil company to set targets for lowering its greenhouse gas emissions. The call, led by the New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF) and the Church Commissioners of England (CCE), comes in the wake of shareholder moves at other major energy firms seeking to make them more responsive to climate change and its impact on the business. The statement re...
Tags: England, Science, ExxonMobil, Exxon, ExxonMobil Corp, CCE, New York State Common Retirement Fund NYSCRF

2000-year-old figurine of a horned Celtic fertility god found in Roman settlement 

A rare 2,000-year-old figurine of a horned Celtic fertility god has been discovered in a Roman settlement in Cambridgeshire showing how the continental invaders allowed the ancient British beliefs to continue during their occupation. The two inch metal charm, dating from the second century AD, depicts a faceless individual, holding a ‘torc’ or neck ring, and is thought to represent ‘Cernunnos’, the Celtic god of nature, life and the underworld. It was found by archaeologists in farmland at the N...
Tags: England, Science, London, Britain, Celtic, Jesus, Cambridgeshire, Roman, Celts, Marc Antony, Oxford Archaeology East, National Trust 's Wimpole Estate, Ermine Street, Lincoln and York, Stephen Macaulay, Shannon Hogan National Trust Archaeologist

The costs and trade-offs of reforming long-term care for older people

New research reveals the costs and trade-offs of reforming long-term care for older people in England. The report comes ahead of a long-awaited government Green Paper on Social Care. It shows that a £36,000 lifetime cap on care costs for older people (similar to that recommended by Dilnot in 2011) would cost £3.6 billion by 2035, and that rolling out a minimum level of social care to all older people with high needs and limited resources would cost a similar amount.
Tags: England, Science, Dilnot

Stonehenge Archaeologists Furious at Construction Crew Accused of ‘Smashing’ a 6,000-Year-Old Platform

Archaeologists at Stonehenge have accused a highway construction company of drilling through a 6,000-year-old platform at Blick Mead — an ancient settlement about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) east of England's famous stone circle. According to the BBC, the digging was part of a plan to construct a 1.8-mile (2.9 km) tunnel below Stonehenge, which was approved several years ago to ease traffic around the popular historic site. Highways England, a government-owned company in charge of the construction...
Tags: England, Science, Bbc, David Jacques, Blick Mead

Climate change offers sparkling prospects to English winemakers

With climate change pushing up temperatures, English winemakers are rubbing their hands as their sparkling wines start to give top champagnes a run for their money. Strolling through the Pinglestone vineyard in Hampshire, southern England, under a pale autumn sun, winemaker James Bowerman is smiling broadly. This year's temperatures have taken Vranken-Pommery, the prominent French champagne house that bought the estate in 2014, by surprise.
Tags: England, Science, Hampshire, Pinglestone, James Bowerman

Thriving Plateau Region That Slipped Beneath North Sea 8,000 Years Ago Reveals Its Secrets

A vast plateau of land between England and the Netherlands was once full of life before it sank beneath what is now the North Sea some 8,000 years ago. To do this, they've hauled up cores of sediment from the bottom of the North Sea in an area called Doggerland. It's named for the shoal called Dogger Bank in the southern part of the North Sea, which in turn is named for a type of medieval Dutch fishing boat called a dogger.
Tags: England, Science, Netherlands, North Sea, Dogger Bank

Skin cancer rates far higher than previously thought, according to new national database

Data from a newly established UK skin cancer database, the largest of its kind in the world, has revealed that there are over 45,000 cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas every year in England, 350 percent more than previous estimates suggested.
Tags: UK, England, Science

Elaborate Burials Uncovered at Fifth-Century Anglo-Saxon Cemetery

Archaeologists working in eastern England have discovered a previously unknown Anglo-Saxon cemetery dating back some 1,600 years. At least 20 graves have been uncovered, including many lavish burials belonging to women. Read more...
Tags: England, Science, Graves, Cemeteries, Anglo Saxon, Burials, Anglo Saxon History, Fifth Century Anglo Saxon Cemetery

Weatherwatch: radar in Cumbria sheds light on extreme rainfall

Mobile device is gathering data that could ultimately feed into more detailed local forecastsThe hamlet of Seathwaite in Cumbria is the wettest inhabited place in England, with an average of 3,552mm of rain a year. Meanwhile, the town of Ambleside, a 10-mile stomp over the fells from Seathwaite, receives an average of only 2,061mm of rain a year. So why do clouds empty themselves over poor old Seathwaite, and how does Ambleside dodge so many showers?Scientists may soon have the answer to questio...
Tags: Weather, England, Science, Technology, Environment, UK News, Flooding, Cumbria, Seathwaite, National Centre for Atmospheric Science

Poorest dying nearly 10 years younger than the rich in 'deeply worrying' trend for UK

The gap between the life expectancy of the richest and poorest sectors of society in England is increasing, according to new research from Imperial College London.
Tags: UK, England, Science, Imperial College

Aftermath of EU referendum linked to rise in antidepressant prescribing in England

Antidepressant prescribing in England rose relative to other types of drug in the immediate aftermath of the results of the European Union referendum in June 2016, when Britons voted in favor of Brexit, reveals research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.
Tags: England, Science, Eu, European Union, Brexit

Western lifestyle may cause blood pressure to rise with age

Study of remote communities in Venezuelan rainforest sheds fresh light on hypertensionA western lifestyle might be the reason blood pressure tends to rise with age, according to a study of remote tribal communities.Hypertension is a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and in many developed countries, including the UK, the likelihood of developing increases with age. More than a quarter of adults in England have high blood pressure, with recent figures showing the proportion rises to 58% ...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, Americas, Life and style, Society, World news, US news, Health & wellbeing, Venezuela, Ageing, High Blood Pressure

More adults using complementary and alternative medicine in England but access is unequal

Use of practitioner-led complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as acupuncture, massage, osteopathy and chiropractic treatment, rose from 12 per cent of the population in 2005 to 16 per cent of the population in 2015, according to a survey led by researchers at the University of Bristol. However, access to these treatments was unequal, with women, those who are better off and those in the south of England more likely to use CAM.
Tags: England, Science, University of Bristol However

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