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Total lunar eclipse 2019: 'Super blood wolf moon appears over the UK'

Skygazers in parts of the UK lucky enough to be under clear skies have been treated to the astronomical spectacle of a "super blood wolf moon". The rare phenomenon, caused in part by a lunar eclipse, makes the surface of the moon appear a reddish hue while seeming brighter and closer to earth than normal. Catching a glimpse of the curiously-titled event will be down to luck for those wrapping up and heading out early, as many parts of the country were covered by cloud on Monday morning. Met Offi...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Moon, Northern Ireland, Met Office, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter


Total lunar eclipse 2019: Super blood wolf moon appears over the UK

Skygazers in parts of the UK lucky enough to be under clear skies have been treated to the astronomical spectacle of a "super blood wolf moon". The rare phenomenon, caused in part by a lunar eclipse, makes the surface of the moon appear a reddish hue while seeming brighter and closer to earth than normal. Catching a glimpse of the curiously-titled event will be down to luck for those wrapping up and heading out early, as many parts of the country were covered by cloud on Monday morning. Met Offi...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Moon, Northern Ireland, Met Office, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter


North Sea rocks could act as large-scale renewable energy stores

Rocks in the seabed off the UK coast could provide long-term storage locations for renewable energy production, new research suggests.
Tags: UK, Science


Lunar eclipse 2019: How to view the super blood wolf moon in the UK

The Moon has begun turning a deep red this morning as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The Moon began 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 which stops solar rays reaching the lunar surface. Specta...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


Britain's only satellite-launching rocket to go on display after 48 years in the desert

Britain’s only rocket to successfully launch a satellite into orbit is to finally go on display 48 years after it crashed into the Australian desert. The Black Arrow was launched in 1971 from the Isle of Wight, delivering the Prospero satellite, but the programme was shut down soon after, with the money diverted to build Concorde. Now space technology firm Skyrora has brought the rocket home and is to display it in Penicuik, Midlothian where the company is based. The rocket casing came down in S...
Tags: UK, Science, Britain, Edinburgh, Daniel Smith, Sutherland, Prospero, Southern Australia, UK Space Agency, Ray Wheeler, Penicuik Midlothian, Penicuik, Skyrora, Graham Turnock, Black Arrow, The UK Space Agency


Lunar eclipse 2019: How to view today's super blood wolf moon in the UK

The Moon will turn red in the early hours of Monday morning as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The Moon will 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 which stops solar rays reaching the lunar s...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


Lunar eclipse 2019: How to view the super blood wolf moon in the UK

The Moon will turn red in the early hours of Monday morning as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The Moon will 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 which stops solar rays reaching the lunar s...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


Could flexitarianism save the planet?

Scientists say a drastic cut in meat consumption is needed, but this requires political willIt has been known for a while that the amount of animal products being eaten is bad for both the welfare of animals and the environment. People cannot consume 12.9bn eggs in the UK each year without breaking a few.But the extent of the damage, and the amount by which people need to cut back, is now becoming clearer. On Wednesday, the Lancet medical journal published a study that calls for dramatic changes...
Tags: Food, UK, Science, Environment, Life and style, Farming, Veganism, The meat industry, Lancet


Super blood wolf moon 2019: How to view Monday's total lunar eclipse in the UK

The moon's usual gleaming white hue will transform into a deep blood red on January 21 during the next total lunar eclipse - and the last total lunar eclipse Britain is expected to experience for 10 years. Most of North America, South America and areas of west and north Europe will be able to witness the space event occur later this month, while the remainder of Europe and Africa will see the end of the eclipse. From the science behind the blood moon to whether we'll be able to see it in...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean


Some Alzheimer's sufferers never develop symptoms, study shows, and keeping active may be the secret

Alzheimer's disease does not need to bring memory loss or confusion if sufferers keep themselves fit and strong in later life, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 456 elderly people who were enrolled in a memory and ageing project until their deaths, and then looked at their brains to find out who was suffering from clinical dementia. Surprisingly many who had clear signs of Alzheimer’s disease in their brains had shown no symptoms before their death. Those who appeared protected agai...
Tags: UK, Science, Britain, Kenneth Rockwood, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Dalhousie University Canada, Carol Routledge


Hitachi debacle strengthens Franco-Chinese hand in UK nuclear

Hitachi's decision to freeze its $28 billion nuclear power project in Britain strengthens the hand of France's EDF and its Chinese partner in talks with the government on how to finance new reactors. Funding new nuclear plants has become critical as Hitachi became the second Japanese firm to say its British nuclear power project had hit the buffers over financing. The two projects would have covered about 13 percent of Britain's power needs.
Tags: UK, Science, France, Britain, EDF, Hitachi


Watch Japan Launch a Meteor-Shower-Making Mini-Satellite and More Tonight!

A Japanese Epsilon rocket will launch a suite of seven experimental satellites this evening (Jan. 17), including one little cubesat that will test out creating artificial meteors. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is set to launch the Epsilon-4 rocket from Japan's Uchinoura Space Center at 7:50 p.m. EST (0050 on Jan. 18 GMT), with a webcast starting 25 minutes before launch. You can watch it live here at Space.com, courtesy of JAXA. This is the fourth Epsilon launch -- the ro...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, Earth, JAXA, Epsilon, Sarah Lewin, Facebook Original, Uchinoura Space Center, RAPIS, Axelspace, Amit Katwala


‘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


Hitachi halts UK nuclear project as energy supply crunch looms

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Hitachi Ltd put a $28 billion nuclear power project in Britain on hold on Thursday, dealing a blow to the country's plans for the replacement of aging plants. Hitachi's UK unit Horizon Nuclear Power failed to find private investors for its plan to build a plant at Wylfa in Anglesey, Wales, which was expected to provide about 6 percent of Britain's electricity. "We've made the decision to freeze the project from the economic standpoint as a private company," H...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Britain, Hitachi, Anglesey Wales, Wylfa, Hitachi Ltd, Horizon Nuclear Power, Tokyo Reuters Japan


Hitachi freezes UK nuclear project as energy supply crunch looms

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Hitachi Ltd decided on Thursday to freeze a 3 trillion yen ($28 billion) nuclear power project in Britain, dealing a blow to UK plans for the replacement of aging plants. Hitachi's UK unit Horizon Nuclear Power failed to find private investors for its plan to build a plant in Anglesey, Wales, which was expected to provide about 6 percent of Britain's electricity. "We've made the decision to freeze the project from the economic standpoint as a private company,...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Britain, Hitachi, Anglesey Wales, Hitachi Ltd, Horizon Nuclear Power, Tokyo Reuters Japan


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


Wi-Fi at 35,000 feet – it's coming, whether we like it or not

It was not so long ago that Wi-Fi at 35,000 feet was a pipe dream, leaving technophiles frustrated and everyone else eternally grateful. But the dawn of internet access in the sky is now and well truly behind us as more and more airlines equip their fleets with the technology. Last week low-cost Norwegian became the latest to announce that passengers on its long-haul flights would be able to browse the internet, send emails and generally while away the hours, from this year, with half its fleet ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, US, Gogo, Emirates, Ryanair, Dubai, Airlines, Etihad, Skytrax, Virgin America, Wi Fi, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, AirCell, British Airways BA


British Kids From the 1960s Had Some Really Dark Predictions for the Future

Some of the most interesting predictions for the future don’t come from expert futurists or well-financed think tanks, they come from average kids. Today, we have video from the 1960s that features kids talking about their own vision for tomorrow. And it’s depressing as hell.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, War, Bbc, Britain, Automation, Nuclear War, Predictions, Brexit, 1960s, Nukes


UK summons Iran's ambassador over British-Iranian aid worker

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Monday summoned Iran's ambassador in London over jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the BBC reported. (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Michael Holden)
Tags: UK, Science, London, Iran, Bbc, Jeremy Hunt, Guy Faulconbridge, Reuters British Foreign, Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe


Can a pill really cure adult acne?

Teenage spots are one thing, but tackling them alongside the wrinkles and dryness that come as part of ageing? That feels like a double blow. And it’s one that plenty of us are suffering: a 2015 UK study found a 200 per cent rise in the number of adults seeking acne treatment over a year, with women five times more likely to be affected due to hormonal changes during menstrual cycles, pregnancy and contraception use.  But now help could be at hand.According to new research from the University of...
Tags: UK, Science, Harley Street, University of Pennsylvania, Lowe, Nick Lowe, Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation, John S Barbieri, Nick Lowe Acclenz Advanced Action Spot Gel


Levels of inflammatory marker (CRP) linked to housing type and tenure

Levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a chemical associated with inflammation and stress, may be linked to housing type and tenure in the UK, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.
Tags: UK, Science, CRP


Technology use explains at most 0.4 percent of adolescent wellbeing, new study finds

Study finds only 0.4 percent of wellbeing in adolescents is associated with technology use.Most definitive study to date, using data from 300,000 adolescents and parents in the UK and USAComparatively, eating potatoes has nearly as negative effect and wearing glasses has a more negative effect on adolescent mental health then screen use. Novel methodology to remove bias from data analysis revealed that problems in data analysis choice and selective reporting is a 'endemic' problem in technology ...
Tags: UK, Science


Duke of Cambridge 'deeply saddened' by death of British cancer expert who died after yellow fever vaccination

The sudden death of a British cancer expert was met with shock and sadness by the Duke of Cambridge and colleagues who said that he had inspired a generation of scientists and doctors. Professor Martin Gore, 67, suffered total organ failure on Thursday morning following a vaccination against yellow fever. Prof Gore an oncologist who had worked at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital for more than 35 years,  was known internationally for his work on skin, ovarian and renal cancers and had pioneered wo...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Britain, NHS, Cambridge, Royal Family, Duke, Duke Of Cambridge, Gore, South Pole, Martin, Francis Crick Institute, Martin Gore, James Larkin, Marsden


Weekly Roundup, Friday 11 January 2019

Bet you don’t know what this is, where it is, and what it does (did)? See final item. Good morning It has been an exciting week, with our “next generation” daily news curation service taking shape behind the scenes.  Part of this is a new and more active Twitter feed. If you’re on Twitter, please do follow our new Twitter account, @TheTvlInsider.  If you were following our earlier Twitter account, feel free to unfollow that one, and please now follow our new @TheTvlInsider account. The new Twit...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, UK, Science, London, Trains, Disney, Siri, Tech, Aer Lingus, Karen, David, Atlantic, Britain, Heathrow, Gatwick


High fibre diet can cut risk of early death by one third: Lancet study

A diet rich in fibre can cut the risk of early death by up to a third, a study published in The Lancet suggests. The analysis, which tracked dietary habits for nearly 40 years found that those who ate plenty of foods like fruit and vegetables, wholemeal bread and pasta, and high fibre breakfast cereals, had far lower rates of major diseases. Overall, those eating such foods saw their risk of early death reduced by up to 30 per cent, the study found. High intake appeared to reduce incidence of he...
Tags: UK, Science, University of Otago New Zealand, Jim Mann, UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition


Super blood moon lunar eclipse: How to view the spectacle from the UK this January

The moon's usual gleaming white hue will transform into a deep blood red on January 21, during the first total lunar eclipse of 2019. Most of North America, South America and areas of west and north Europe will be able to witness the space event occur later this month, while the remainder of Europe and Africa will see the end of the eclipse. From the science behind the blood moon to whether we'll be able to see it in the UK, here is everything you need to know about the total lunar eclip...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Earth, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


Complete list of dates for every full moon in 2019, including January's Wolf Moon

Stargazers should keep their eyes on the skies near the end of January for the first full moon of 2019, which is dubbed the Wolf Moon. This full moon will not only be a supermoon (meaning it appears bigger and brighter to the naked eye) but also coincides with a lunar eclipse in the UK. The spectacular sight, which will fall on January 21, is expected to peak in the UK in the early hours of the morning - which means stargazers will have to set their alarms to be able to catch a glimpse of the ph...
Tags: Asia, UK, Science, London, US, America, Earth, Canada, Moon, Mars, Prince Of Wales, Houston, North America, Pluto, Daily Telegraph, Black


Quantum: Handover for fully flexible satellite

UK engineers complete the build of a novel software-defined telecoms satellite called Quantum.
Tags: UK, Science


Hormone replacement tablets raise risk of deadly blood clots for menopausal women, study shows

Older menopausal women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) should be offered patches before pills, experts have said, after a study showed oral drugs raised the risk of a deadly blood clot. Although previous research has shown a link between HRT and clots it was unknown if it applied to all types of medication. Now a major study by the University of Nottingham which looked at the medical records of nearly 500,000 women in Britain has shown that the risk only applies to those taking tablets....
Tags: UK, Science, Britain, NHS, Imperial College London, HRT, University of Nottingham, Helen Stokes Lampard Chair of the RCGP, Yana Vinogradova, University 's School of Medicine, Channa Jayasena


New study finds HRT tablets may increase the risk of serious blood clots

New UK research has found a link between hormone replacement therapy (HRT) tablets and a higher risk of rare but serious blood clots known as venous thromboembolism or VTE. Carried out by researchers at the University of Nottingham, the new large-scale study looked at the HRT prescription records of 80,396 women aged 40 to 79 years who developed blood clots and compared them to those of 391 494 women who did not.
Tags: UK, Science, HRT, University of Nottingham



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