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The Jim Henson Company Is Making an 'Office Meets Harry Potter' Fantasy Comedy With Christoph Waltz

A rudderless young man begins to suspect something’s a little off about the London firm where he’s just landed an entry-level gig—and he’s not wrong. For instance: one of the middle managers is secretly a shape-shifting goblin. That’s the set-up for The Portable Door, a book series set to become a movie with some very…Read more...
Tags: Science, London, Office, Guy Pearce, Christoph Waltz, Jim Henson Company, Tom Holt, The Portable Door


AccuWeather's 2020 Europe spring forecast

The wait is over. AccuWeather's annual spring outlook for Europe is here. The widespread lack of cold air across Europe this winter will continue into the spring, as much of the continent faces above-normal warmth.Severe weather, building drought and periods of stormy weather will also be in the cards for many countries from March through May.Windstorms are not expected to be a major concern as the storm track shifts farther north, with only glancing blows for Ireland and northern parts of t...
Tags: Europe, Science, London, Greece, France, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Spain, Ukraine, Ireland, United Kingdom, Paris, Italy, Portugal, Poland


A Chinese film director and 3 family members died from the novel coronavirus after they self-quarantined in their home

Before he died, the director sent his goodbye to his friends including his son in London: "Farewell to those I love and to those who loved me!"
Tags: Science, London


Coronavirus live updates: Wuhan uses 'dragnet' to identify infected residents – latest news

Campaign comes as UK prepares an evacuation flight for passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Follow the latest news and updates hereApple warns of iPhone shortages amid factory shutdownUK trying to contact passengers who left MV WesterdamVirus causes mild disease in four out of five patients, says WHOWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?Share your experiences 5.58am GMT HSBC, the international bank based in Hong Kong and London, has reported a fall 30% fall i...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Business, Japan, UK, Science, London, China, Economics, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Hsbc, Tokyo, Wuhan, Justin McCurry


Heathrow airport hit by delays following coronavirus-related concerns

Public Health England guidelines result in as many as eight flights being caught up in checks or delaysCoronavirus - latest updatesAs many as eight flights at Heathrow airport were said to have been caught up in delays or checks as a result of government health officials responding to coronavirus-related concerns over passengers feeling unwell.United Airlines confirmed that staff in London had been providing assistance to a flight from San Francisco which had landed at Heathrow following reports...
Tags: Science, London, San Francisco, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Air transport, Microbiology, Heathrow, Public Health England, Heathrow Airport, United Airlines, Coronavirus outbreak


Thousands of people could be exposed to the coronavirus on the London Underground, doctors warn after the city finds its first case

The London Underground could provide a "network" to allow rapid spread of coronavirus, say medics. The ninth UK case was confirmed in London today.
Tags: UK, Science, London, London Underground


London just confirmed its first coronavirus case. One map shows where the outbreak has spread around the world.

Cases of the coronavirus has been reported in 25 countries outside of China, with 13 cases in the US.
Tags: Science, London, China


Coronavirus: first case confirmed in London as major tech event in Barcelona cancelled – latest news

Latest update on coronavirus outbreak, including WHO press conference and first case in London Mobile World Congress axed after firms quit over virus fearsMan linked to UK outbreak released from hospitalF1’s Chinese GP called off due to coronavirusShare your stories 8.06pm GMT Senior scientific figures have played down the significance of the confirmation that a case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the UK’s largest population centre. Dr Michael Tildesley, associate professor in mathemat...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, Science, London, China, Barcelona, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Who, University of Warwick, Coronavirus outbreak, London Mobile World Congress, Michael Tildesley


Coronavirus: first case confirmed in London as major tech event cancelled – latest news

Latest update on coronavirus outbreak, including WHO press conference and first case in London Mobile World Congress axed after firms quit over virus fearsMan linked to UK outbreak released from hospitalF1’s Chinese GP called off due to coronavirusShare your stories 7.27pm GMT Today marked the first cancellation of MWC in its 33-year history. Due to take place on the week of 24 February in Barcelona, the gathering of 100,000 of the world’s mobile industry is the largest and most important of...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Japan, UK, Science, London, China, Barcelona, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Who, Public Health England, Hove, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: first case confirmed in London as 83 quarantined in Wirral test negative – latest news

Two UK prisoners also given all clear as Steve Walsh, thought to have caught the virus in Singapore, discharged from hospitalMan linked to UK outbreak released from hospitalF1’s Chinese GP called off due to coronavirusWHO chief says threat of virus is greater than terrorismShare your stories 6.28pm GMT Prof Robert Steffen from the Ebola emergency committee says there is no room for complacency when it comes to tackling the Ebola outbreak. He says the “global solidarity” mentioned by Ghebreye...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, Science, London, China, Singapore, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Steve Walsh, Ghebreyesus, Robert Steffen, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: new UK cases are 'closely linked', official says – live news

UK government declares virus an ‘imminent threat to public health’ as death toll inside China jumps to 908 with more than 40,000 infectionsNumber of UK confirmed cases rises from four to eightSixty more cases on cruise ship as ‘depression sets in’How to protect yourself from coronavirusShare your stories 4.45pm GMT In the same statement, PHE revealed that two of the four new cases of coronavirus are healthcare workers. Doyle added: “Two of these new cases are healthcare workers and as soon a...
Tags: UK, Science, London, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Brighton, Public Health England, Doyle, Coronavirus outbreak


A massive storm battering the UK helped a British Airways plane from New York to London smash the record for the fastest subsonic transatlantic flight

The Boeing 747 took four hours, 56 minutes to travel from New York to London, as a storm battered the UK.
Tags: UK, New York, Science, London, Boeing, British Airways


Eternygen presents data demonstrating INDY inhibition as novel therapeutic option in NASH

Study to be presented at 3rd Global NASH Congress in London, U.K., February 10, 11. Data shows, for the first time, that INDY inhibition attenuates diet-induced NASH and mINDY inhibitors may be a novel therapeutic option. In a murine NASH model, a small molecule INDY inhibitor reduced transaminases, hepatic injury, steatosis and inflammation, and improved glucose metabolism and body composition compared to vehicle-treated mice
Tags: Science, London, Nash, 3rd Global NASH Congress, U K February


Himalayan glacier shows evidence of start of Industrial Revolution

Human beings altered one of the highest peaks in the Himalayas hundreds of years before a person ever set foot there, new research has found. The study, publishing today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, indicates that the byproducts of burning coal in Europe in the late 18th century made their way to the Dasuopu glacier in the central Himalayas, some 6,400 miles as the crow flies from London, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
Tags: Europe, Science, London, Himalayas, National Academy of Sciences, Dasuopu


Storm Ciara fast-tracks plane flying from JFK to Heathrow in under 5 hours, breaks record

There aren't many things that can ruin the day quicker than hearing a storm might affect your flight, that is until you find out it could actually speed it up. Storm Ciara made travel conditions tricky, if not dangerous, across northwest Europe, but the storm also helped a Boeing 747 beat the transatlantic flight record on Sunday.Typically storms delay flights, and Storm Ciara was no different, but the passenger plane traveling from New York to London made the trip in 4 hours and 56 minutes ...
Tags: Europe, England, New York, Science, London, France, Germany, Bbc, United Kingdom, Heathrow, Jfk, Boeing, Accuweather, British Airways, Ciara, Atlantic Ocean


OneWeb: London start-up launches first big batch of satellites

The UK-based firm launches 34 spacecraft for its broadband internet mega-constellation.
Tags: UK, Science, London


Psychology: High volumes of mental health-related tweets associated with crisis referrals

Referrals to two mental healthcare providers in London for patients requiring urgent help were significantly greater on days with a higher than average number of tweets discussing topics around mental health, according to a study published in Scientific Reports.
Tags: Science, London


The Word “Robot” Originated in a Czech Play in 1921: Discover Karel Čapek’s Sci-Fi Play R.U.R. (a.k.a. Rossum’s Universal Robots)

When I hear the word robot, I like to imagine Isaac Asimov’s delightfully Yiddish-inflected Brooklynese pronunciation of the word: “ro-butt,” with heavy stress on the first syllable. (A quirk shared by Futurama’s crustacean Doctor Zoidberg.) Asimov warned us that robots could be dangerous and impossible to control. But he also showed young readers—in his Norby series of kids’ books written with his wife Janet—that robots could be heroic companions, saving the solar system from cosmic supervilla...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Technology, London, College, History, Star Trek, Mit, Futurama, Literature, Metropolis, Jordan, Eastern Europe, Penn State, Facebook Twitter


Europe risks squandering its global advantage in deep tech innovation

Miles Kirby Contributor Share on Twitter Miles is the managing director of AV8 Ventures and is based in London. He is focused on investments at Seed and Series A. It’s a somewhat crude yardstick by which to measure innovation in deep tech, and the result perhaps reflects historic bias as much as it does actual leadership in innovation — but Europe leads every other continental region when it comes to the number of Nobel laurea...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Europe, Science, London, Stanford, Tech, Cambridge, Talent, Eth Zurich, Tel Aviv University, Universities of Oxford, Deep Tech, AV8 Ventures, Miles Kirby Contributor Share on Twitter Miles


Coronavirus ‘is being weaponised as a way to be openly racist’

Chinese people resident in Britain report feeling dehumanised by the public reaction to them in the wake of the outbreakDr Zhou* had just arrived at Gatwick airport last week when a British couple physically recoiled as she entered a lift. “The woman looked at me, quickly turned to her husband and told him ‘they should wear their masks’,” she said. “They assumed I didn’t understand English, that I was ‘fresh off the boat’ and that I probably had coronavirus.” Humiliated, Zhou – a scientist who w...
Tags: Science, London, China, Race, UK News, World news, Britain, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Gatwick, Slovenia, Coronavirus outbreak


5,974 coronavirus cases in China top SARS as evacuations begin

By KEN MORITSUGU BEIJING  — Countries began evacuating their citizens Wednesday from the Chinese city hardest-hit by a new virus that has now infected more people in China than were sickened in the country by SARS. The number of confirmed cases jumped to 5,974, surpassing the 5,327 in mainland China during the SARS outbreak in 2002-2003. The death toll rose to 132, which is still lower than the 348 people who were killed in China by SARS. Scientists say there are still many critical questions to...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Japan, Science, London, News, Australia, Washington, China, Sport, World news, Beijing, Britain, Soccer, United States, Alaska


Virus cases in China top SARS as evacuations begin

By KEN MORITSUGU BEIJING  — Countries began evacuating their citizens Wednesday from the Chinese city hardest-hit by a new virus that has now infected more people in China than were sickened in the country by SARS. The number of confirmed cases jumped to 5,974, surpassing the 5,327 in mainland China during the SARS outbreak in 2002-2003. The death toll rose to 132, which is still lower than the 348 people who were killed in China by SARS. Scientists say there are still many critical questions to...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Japan, Science, London, News, Australia, Washington, China, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Beijing, Britain, Soccer, United States


Smart single mother bees learn from their neighbors

Solitary female bees inspect other nests for signs of danger before making decisions on where to build their own, a new London-based study suggests.
Tags: Science, London


New insight into how cannabidiol takes effect in the brains of people with psychosis

Researchers from King's College London have shown that cannabidiol (CBD) alters the brain activity in people with psychosis during memory tasks, making it more similar to the activation seen in people without psychosis during the same tasks.
Tags: Science, London, King s College


In a 'Dangerous and Sinister Step,' London Police Start Using Live Face Recognition Tech

The dystopian nightmare begins. Today, London’s Metropolitan Police Service announced it will begin deploying Live Facial Recognition (LFR) tech across the capital in the hopes of locating and arresting wanted peoples. Read more...
Tags: Science, London, Surveillance, Facial Recognition, Metropolitan Police Service, Surveillance State, Live Facial Recognition LFR


Scientists recreate sound of Egyptian mummy's voice from 3,000 years ago

Researchers in Berlin claim to have succeeded in re-creating the sound of the voice of an Egyptian person who died 3,000 years ago, and was entombed as a mummy. The scientists say they managed to mimic the mummy's voice (well, the voice of the living person the mummy used to be) by recreating portions of the vocal tract using medical scanners, 3D printing and an electronic larynx. Excerpt: In a paper published Thursday by the journal Scientific Reports, the authors say the technique allow...
Tags: Post, Science, London, News, Berlin, Associated Press, Sound, Mummies, Ancient History, Royal Holloway, Nesyamun, Scientific Reports the authors, David M Howard


New tool assesses risk of depression in adolescence

A study involving researchers from King's College London, has developed a predictive tool that can recognize adolescents who are at high or low risk of depression in young adulthood.
Tags: Science, London, King s College


Barometric pressure in London 'highest in 300 years' at least

High pressure at Heathrow Airport reaches 1,049.6 millibars - a record for the UK's capital.
Tags: UK, Science, London, Heathrow Airport


In Montreal, Egyptian Mummies, in 3-D, Have Secrets to Share

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives is the new exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, done with the collaboration of the British Museum. We have a good macro-understanding of ancient Egypt through its architecture, art, economics, and culture from the early dynastic period (3100 b.c. to 2686 b.c.) to the Roman period (30 b.c. — the fall of Antony and Cleopatra — to a.d. 395). Elusive, though, are the particulars of everyday existence such as life span, health, diet, aging, and ...
Tags: New York, Science, London, Boston, Britain, Egypt, House, Montreal, Vermont, Cleopatra, Walt Disney, Luxor, Antony, Maurice Denis, Roman Empire, Karnak


Weekly Roundup, Friday 17 January 2020

Narrow winding cobblestone streets, ancient buildings, boutiques, wine stores, and restaurants galore all combine to make the town of St Emilion one of our favorites in the Bordeaux region.  We’ll visit it during our May tour. Good morningI’ve continued to update some of the content on the older pages on the website, and earlier this week made a start on updating the airline policies and fees for checked baggage.  This is difficult to keep on top of, because not only are airlines constantly in...
Tags: Travel, Google, New York, Science, London, Montana, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Miscellaneous, US, Newsletter, Ukraine, David, Britain



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