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UK police say 1,065 climate protesters arrested in last week

LONDON (AP) — British police say more than 1,000 people have been arrested since mass climate change protests began in London one week ago.
Tags: UK, Science, London, Ap


UK police say total of climate activists arrested passes 750

More than 750 climate change activists blocking roads at some of London's most famous landmarks have been arrested over the last six days, police said on Saturday, up from a Friday total of 682. The protests, organized by climate group Extinction Rebellion, have for several days disrupted travel through parts of central London, including at Marble Arch and Waterloo Bridge. The activists had also blocked the Oxford Circus shopping district, but by 1700 GMT the roads had been cleared by police a...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Waterloo Bridge, Marble Arch


Notre Dame fire: UK ready to share conservation expertise

Stonemasons, archaeologists and craftspeople standing by to go to Paris to aid restorationFrance will need an army of specialists to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral and the UK is on standby to send over architects and archaeologists, conservators and craftspeople.Stonemasons and carpenters, as well as authorities on stained glass and drying out saturated buildings, are ready to cross the Channel to share their expertise on conservation and salvage.
Tags: UK, Science, France, UK News, World news, Architecture, Paris, Archaeology, Craft, Notre Dame, Notre Dame Cathedral


UK police say total of environment activists arrested passes 700

More than 700 climate change activists blocking roads at some of London's most famous landmarks have been arrested over the last six days, police said on Saturday, up from a total given on Friday of more than 682. The protests, organized by climate group Extinction Rebellion, have for several days disrupted travel through parts of central London, including at Oxford Circus, Marble Arch and Waterloo Bridge. Extinction Rebellion has called for non-violent civil disobedience to force the British ...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Waterloo, Oxford Circus Marble Arch


Porn Regulators Powerless Against Horny British Teens

On Wednesday, the UK government announced that starting July 15, porn providers online would be required to roll out age verification systems on their websites, only allowing those 18 and older to access their content. But one should not underestimate the will of the horny—porn, uh, finds a way, and adult content…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Porn, Vpns


Bone which increases arthritis risk on the rise, scientists find, as better nutrition could be to blame

A bone which increases the risk of arthritis is increasingly prevalent among humans, scientists have found, as they reveal better nutrition could be to blame. The fabella, a small bone in the knee once lost to human evolution, has made a surprising resurgence over the last century. The bone, which linked to knee problems and pain, is buried in a tendon behind the knee, and was once rare in humans. It is thought of as pointless by doctors, yet those who have arthritis appear more likely to be in ...
Tags: UK, Science, Imperial College London, Michael Berthaume, Imperial 's Department of Bioengineering, Berthaume


Housework could keep brain young, research suggests

Even light exertions can slow down ageing of the brain, activity-tracker data indicatesEven light activity such as household chores might help to keep the brain young, researchers say, adding to a growing body of evidence that, when it comes to exercise, every little bit helps.The findings mirror upcoming guidance from the UK chief medical officers, and existing US guidelines, which say light activity or very short bouts of exercise are beneficial to health – even if it is just a minute or two a...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, US, Society, World news, Mental Health, Dementia, Ageing


NASA astronauts snap stunning photo of UK from the International Space Station

NASA has revealed an image of the UK, taken by astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) on February 26 [Author: Jamie Harris, Shivali Best]
Tags: UK, Science, Nasa, International Space Station, International Space Station ISS, Jamie Harris, Shivali Best, Jamie Harris Shivali Best


The Best Personal Trainer Might Be a Dog

Your dog could very well make for a decent fitness coach, according to a new study out Thursday. It found that adults in the UK who owned a dog were fourfold more likely to get the recommended amount of weekly exercise as non-owners. The boost in exercise, however, might not necessarily be as dramatic for dog owners…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Dogs, Pets, Exercise


Genetic variants that protect against obesity could aid new weight loss medicines

Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. The team say the discovery could lead to the development of new drugs that help people lose weight.
Tags: UK, Science, University of Cambridge


The Internet Is About to Get Less Horny and That Sucks

The UK government is going to remarkably puritanical lengths to make sure the youth can’t look at online fucking. On July 15, porn companies will be required to have age-verification systems to make sure that anyone consuming their content online is 18 or older. If they don’t implement these checks on their websites,…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, War On Porn


Even moderate intake of red meat raises cancer risk, study finds

People more or less keeping to NHS guidelines at higher risk than those who eat littleEating even the moderate amounts of red and processed meat sanctioned by government guidelines increases the likelihood of developing bowel cancer, according to the largest UK study of the risks ever conducted.The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) suggests anyone who eats more than 90g of red or processed meat per day should try to cut down to 70g or less, because of the known link with bowel cancer. ...
Tags: Health, Meat, Food, UK, Science, Cancer, Society, UK News, Medical Research, NHS, Bowel Cancer, Department of Health and Social Care DHSC


Achieving sugar reduction targets could cut child obesity and healthcare costs

Reducing the sugar content of certain foods by 2020, in line with UK government policy targets, could cut child obesity and related illness, and save the NHS in England £286 million over 10 years, suggests a study published by The BMJ today.
Tags: UK, England, Science, NHS


Eating red meat just once a day increases bowel cancer risk by a fifth

Eating red meat just once a day increases your risk of bowel cancer by a fifth, a study by Oxford University suggests. The research based on almost half a million British men and women found that even moderate consumption of ham and bacon was linked to an increased chance of developing the disease. Scientists recommended cutting intake of red and processed meat to no more than twice a week, in light of the findings. Bowel cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the UK, with around 23,0...
Tags: UK, Science, World Health Organisation, University of Oxford, Oxford University, Tim Key, Department Of Health, International Journal of Epidemiology


Ecuador Claims It's Been Hit With 40 Million Cyberattacks Since Giving Up Julian Assange

Ecuadorian officials claim the country has suffered some 40 million cyber attacks since it allowed UK police to forcibly remove Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from their embassy in London, according to Agence France-Presse.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Technology, London, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Espionage, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, Agence France Presse Read


UK police arrest more than 100 in climate change protests

LONDON (AP) — Police say they have arrested more than 100 people after climate change protesters blocked major bridges and intersections in central London, bringing traffic to a standstill. The group Extinction Rebellion is organizing a week of civil disobedience against what it says is the failure to tackle the causes of climate change. On […]
Tags: Business, UK, Science, London, News, Ap, Nation


Statins failing adequately to reduce cholesterol in 'half' of patients

Statins are failing adequately to reduce cholesterol in more than half of patients, a major review has found. Experts have called for an end to “blanket” prescribing and for better methods of predicting which patients will respond to the drugs after new figures showed millions are not meeting the official cholesterol reduction target. The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice) stipulates that patients should see a reduction in “bad” low-density cholesterol of at least 40 per cen...
Tags: UK, Science, Oxford, University of Manchester, University of Nottingham, Stephen Weng, Márcio Bittencourt, University Hospital Sao Paolo


Antibiotic resistance gene transmitted between pets at a UK animal hospital

A gene that enables bacteria to be highly resistant to linezolid, an antibiotic that is used as a last resort for treating infections in humans, has been found in bacterial samples from cats and a dog at a small-animal hospital in the UK for the first time. The new research is being presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16, 2019).
Tags: UK, Science, Amsterdam Netherlands


UK Legislation Could Create a Parallel Internet for Kids

Internet privacy laws are coming fast and furious in the EU. For those who also feel Online has impaired their sense of time or ability to form new memories, GDPR passed less than a year ago, widely-protested copyright directives passed a vote last month, and the UK put forth broad measures to regulate social media…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Children, Eu, Coppa, Dark Patterns


Public Wi-Fi Kiosks in the UK Are Turning Into Public Censorship Machines

A telecommunications company, free Wi-Fi service, police departments, and local councils in the UK have developed and deployed a new system that aims to identify suspicious behavior on free Wi-Fi kiosks in the nation and then automatically block related calls.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Public Wi Fi, Public Wi Fi Kiosks, Public Censorship Machines


Whole Earth peanut butter recalled from supermarkets for not displaying 'contains nuts' warning

Shoppers buying peanut butter are almost certainly aware it contains nuts. But a brand of the spread was withdrawn because it did not display a “contains nuts” warning on the jar, sparking disbelief and hilarity from social media users. Whole Earth 3 Nut Butter, which is available in most supermarkets priced about £2.50, is being recalled because its makers have breached rules which state there has to be a nut allergy warning in English on the jar. The jar makes it plain on the label that it con...
Tags: UK, Science, Wiltshire, Food Standards Agency, Natasha Ednan Laperouse, Celia Marsh, Robin Simmonds, Kim Ellis


UK's Ministry of Defence linked to Airbus 'drone crash' in Australian outback

An Airbus aircraft was involved in an incident during an experimental flight for the UK's Ministry of Defence in a remote part of Western Australia last month. With details only beginning to emerge now, a spokeswoman for Airbus said one of its aircraft was involved in an incident during an experimental flight for the UK's defence department. She told ABC News the test flight on March 15 was “interrupted earlier than planned due to adverse weather conditions.” "We are working hard on prep...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Science, Ministry Of Defence, Airbus, Abc News, Perth, Western Australia, Wyndham, The Telegraph, Zephyr, Airbus Defence and Space, Malcolm Davis, Wyndham Airbus, Wyndham East Kimberley


Colombia experience could help reduce UK knife crime and street violence

A leading public health expert says the UK should learn lessons from systematic violence reduction work in Cali, Colombia, to tackle rising rates of knife crime on British streets. The work in Colombia resulted in significant reductions in homicides between 1995 and 2018.
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Columbia experience could help reduce UK knife crime and street violence

A leading public health expert says the UK should learn lessons from systematic violence reduction work in Cali, Columbia to tackle rising rates of knife crime on British streets. The work in Columbia resulted in significant reductions in homicides between 1995 and 2018.
Tags: UK, Science, Columbia, Cali Columbia


George Alagiah says he thought he was 'the guy who made it' before bowel cancer returned

George Alagiah has revealed that he thought he was "the guy who made it" before his bowel cancer returned. The BBC newsreader, 63, underwent 17 rounds of chemotherapy to treat advanced bowel cancer in 2014 before returning to presenting duties in 2015. His cancer later returned and the presenter underwent further treatment. In a new podcast, In Conversation With George Alagiah, he speaks candidly about his treatment and living with the disease. He reveals that he has a mantra, which he repeats e...
Tags: UK, Science, Bbc, George, Jeremy Bowen, George Alagiah, Deborah Alsina, Alagiah, Matthew Wiltshire


IBS: do you have it, and what are the treatment options?

If you’re reading this from the loo, where you have been sitting for 15 minutes, you may already have an inkling about the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It’s the hidden condition that affects at least 1 in 10 of us in the UK, leaving us clutching our stomachs in agony and cursing certain foods.  Unsurprisingly, problems with your gut can affect your mood – and it can be made even worse if you don’t fully understand the problem. That’s why we have created this comprehensive guide to under...
Tags: UK, Science, Cook, NHS, Telegraph, IBS, Reid, CBT, Claire Irvin, Alison Reid


Baby with DNA from three people born in Greece

Experimental IVF, which involves extra egg from female donor, criticised by UK expertsA baby with DNA from three people has been born in Greece following a controversial fertility treatment.The baby boy, weighing 2.9kg (6lb), was born on Tuesday and both he and his mother, who is 32, are said to be in good health. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Science, Greece, Biology, World news, Genetics, Fertility problems


Strength training for the lungs: why heavy breathing could be a shortcut to improving your health

Do you need to strengthen the muscles you breathe with? According to the latest research, the answer is a resounding yes. Just five minutes of “strength training” for the lungs could improve everything from heart health to your memory – and it could even be a more effective tool for lowering blood pressure than aerobic exercise. This week, the preliminary results of a clinical trial of 50 subjects trying a breath workout known as “Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training” (IMT) were presented by the...
Tags: UK, Science, NHS, Boulder, University Of Arizona, London School Of Economics, IMT, University Of Colorado, Dane Vishnubala, Vishubala, Dr Jet Khasriya, GPDQ Khasriya


UK study shows most patients with suspected urinary tract infection and treated with antibiotics actually lack evidence of this infection

New research presented at this week's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16, 2019) shows that only one third of patients that enter the emergency department with suspected urinary tract infection (UTI) actually have evidence of this infection, yet almost all are treated with antibiotics, unnecessarily driving the emergence of antimicrobial resistance.
Tags: UK, Science, Amsterdam Netherlands


These Rocks Look Like They Could Topple at Any Moment. They Hold 1,000 Years of Earthquake Secrets.

Stacks of perfectly balanced large rocks in Israel's Negev Desert appear to defy gravity, but a good shake could send them tumbling. So, researchers are examining them to learn about earthquakes that have struck this region over the past millennium.By evaluating the age and stability of the rocks, researchers have determined that the largest earthquake that struck the faults underlying the Negev over the past 1,300 years was likely not that big -- no greater than a magnitude 5.0."If a strong...
Tags: UK, Science, Israel, Vienna, PBR, Dead Sea, Negev, American Geophysical Union, Ben Gurion University, Negev Desert, Finzi, Arava Institute, European European Geosciences Union, Dead Sea Transform DST, Israel Yaron, Yaron Finzi



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