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SpaceX is launching 60 Starlink satellites tonight in a global high-speed internet gambit. Watch the rocket lift off and deploy its payload live.

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, plans to launch 60 of its first of 12,000 internet-providing Starlink satellites on Thursday night. Starlink may cover much of Earth in high-speed, low-lag internet access, even before it's complete. If the weather cooperates, the five dozen spacecraft will launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket between 10:30 p.m. and midnight ET from Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX plans to broadcast live video of the launch attempt — its third in two weeks — startin...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Congress, Youtube, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Federal Communications Commission, Jeff Bezos, US Air Force, Musk, Falcon, University College London, Cape Canaveral Florida, Gwynne Shotwell


A self-styled archbishop's conspiracy theory claiming that drinking bleach is a cure for autism was seen by millions on YouTube, and blamed for 2 deaths

Business Insider uncovered a network of YouTube videos promoting Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), which proponents claim can be used to "cure" conditions from autism, to cancer, to malaria. The US Food and Drug Administration has warned that the substance generates chlorine dioxide, an industrial bleach whose effects if ingested include nausea, vomiting and life-threatening severe dehydration.  The FDA is not aware of any evidence MMS is effective in treating the illnesses and conditions its ad...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Youtube, US, Trends, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Mms, Republic Of Ireland, South America, Fda, South Pacific, Abc News, Food Standards Agency, Vanuatu


Elon Musk just revealed new details about Starlink, a plan to surround Earth with 12,000 high-speed internet satellites. Here's how it might work.

Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX plans to launch 60 internet-providing satellites on Thursday evening. The plan for Starlink, as the project is called, is to put a network of nearly 12,000 internet satellites in orbit, which could move internet data about 50% faster than existing fiber-optic cables. Starlink could bring cheap, fast internet to remote areas, airplanes, ships, and cars, plus make international teleconferencing and online gaming nearly lag-free. Financial institutions would also...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, London, Fcc, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Alaska, Federal Communications Commission, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Falcon, University College London


Elon Musk says SpaceX will broadcast 'kind of weird' video of Starlink's first 60 satellites as they shuffle into orbit tonight

SpaceX plans to launch 60 internet-providing Starlink satellites into orbit tonight. Elon Musk, the rocket company's founder, said the deployment of the satellites — the first of nearly 12,000 planned for launch — "will look kind of weird." Musk said the Starlink deployment process will be broadcast on live video about an hour after launch. The spacecraft are slated to launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket between 10:30 p.m. and midnight ET tonight from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Visit Business Insi...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Fcc, Congress, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Earth, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Blue Origin, University College London, Handley, Cape Canaveral Florida


Modern humans split from Neanderthals far earlier than thought: study

Scientists seeking to unlock the mysteries of human evolution have in recent years relied on increasingly sophisticated DNA techniques that provide "molecular clocks" to date the remains of our ancient ancestors. The study by Aida Gomez-Robles from University College London proposes that the two species' last common ancestor may have lived 800,000 years ago, entering a debate that is hotly contested among anthropologists. The new timeline is between 200,000 to 400,000 years earlier than curren...
Tags: Science, University College London, Homo, Aida Gomez Robles


Modern humans diverged from Neanderthals much sooner than believed: study

Neanderthals and modern humans diverged at least 800,000 years ago, significantly earlier than currently thought, according to new study based on analyzing how the teeth of ancient fossils evolved instead of relying on genetic techniques. The proposed new timeline is around 300,000 years earlier than current estimates, and would in turn mean that Homo heidelbergensis, another extinct human species, cannot be the last common ancestor between our species and our Neanderthal cousins, as many anthr...
Tags: Science, University College London, Homo, Aida Gomez Robles


SpaceX is launching 60 Starlink satellites tonight as part of a global high-speed internet gambit — watch the rocket launch live

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, plans to launch 60 of its first of 12,000 internet-providing Starlink satellites on Wednesday night. Starlink may cover much of Earth in high-speed, low-lag internet access, even before it's complete. If the weather cooperates, the spacecraft will launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket between 10:30 p.m. and midnight ET from Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX plans to broadcast live video of the launch starting 15 minutes before lift-off of the rocket. ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Congress, Youtube, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Federal Communications Commission, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, US Air Force, Musk, Falcon, University College London, Cape Canaveral Florida, Gwynne Shotwell


End To Aids In Sight As Huge Study Finds Drugs Stop HIV Transmission

The Guardian reports: An end to the Aids epidemic could be in sight after a landmark study found men whose HIV infection was fully suppressed by antiretroviral drugs had no chance of infecting their partner. The success of the medicine means that if everyone with HIV were fully treated, there would be no further infections... "It's brilliant -- fantastic. This very much puts this issue to bed," said Prof Alison Rodger from University College London, the co-leader of the paper published in the L...
Tags: Tech, Lancet, University College London, Michael Brady, Terrence Higgins Trust, Alison Rodger


AIDS drugs prevent sexual transmission of HIV in gay men

After eight years of follow-up of the so-called serodifferent couples, the study found no cases at all of HIV transmission within couples. The study proves, the researchers said, that using antiretroviral therapy to suppress the AIDS virus to undetectable levels also means it cannot be passed on via sex, the researchers said. "Our findings provide conclusive evidence for gay men that the risk of HIV transmission with suppressive ART is zero," said Alison Rodger, a professor at University Colle...
Tags: Science, University College London, Alison Rodger


HIV cannot be sexually transmitted if positive partner is undergoing effective treatment, scientists say

People with HIV undergoing effective treatment cannot pass on the virus through sex, scientists have said, claiming the"pandemic" could be in sight.  Researchers tested 1,000 gay male couples - one HIV positive and taking antiretroviral drugs to suppress the virus and the other HIV negative - and found no cases of transmission over eight years. Experts said the results were a "powerful message" that should be shared widely. Dr Michael Brady, medical director at HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust...
Tags: Science, University College London, Michael Brady, Alison Rodger, HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust, Anna Maria Geretti


HIV cannot be sexually transmitted while undergoing effective treatment, scientists say

People with HIV who are undergoing effective treatment cannot pass on the virus through sex, scientists have said, claiming the end of the pandemic could be in sight.  Researchers tested 1,000 gay male couples - one HIV positive and taking antiretroviral drugs to suppress the virus and the other HIV negative - and found no cases of transmission over eight years. Experts said the results were a "powerful message" that should be shared widely. Dr Michael Brady, medical director at HIV charity Terr...
Tags: Science, Eastern Europe, University College London, Michael Brady, Alison Rodger, HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust, Anna Maria Geretti


End to the HIV pandemic in sight, say scientists, after study finds treatment stops sexual transmission of virus

People with HIV who are undergoing effective treatment cannot pass on the virus through sex, scientists have said, claiming the end of the pandemic could be in sight.  Researchers tested 1,000 gay male couples - one HIV positive and taking antiretroviral drugs to suppress the virus and the other HIV negative - and found no cases of transmission over eight years. Experts said the results were a "powerful message" that should be shared widely. Dr Michael Brady, medical director at HIV charity Terr...
Tags: Science, Eastern Europe, University College London, Michael Brady, Alison Rodger, HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust, Anna Maria Geretti


AIDS drugs prevent sexual transmission of HIV in gay men

After eight years of follow-up of the so-called serodifferent couples, the study found no cases at all of HIV transmission within couples. The study proves, the researchers said, that using antiretroviral therapy to suppress the AIDS virus to undetectable levels also means it cannot be passed on via sex, the researchers said. "Our findings provide conclusive evidence for gay men that the risk of HIV transmission with suppressive ART is zero," said Alison Rodger, a professor at University Colle...
Tags: Science, University College London, Alison Rodger


Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure, episode one review: a fine study of how music gives hope to those with dementia

Having aving recently witnessed the amazing uplift music can give dementia patients, I instantly bonded with Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure (BBC One) and its wonderfully positive message about how music can help people living with this devastating and ever more common condition. In the first of two parts, McClure – star of Line of Duty – set up a choir in her home town of Nottingham, teaming up the Open University and neuroscientists from University College London conducting a three-year ...
Tags: UK, Science, Bbc, Nottingham, Jasper, Jordan, Iris, Open University, Lola, University College London, Daniel, Julie, Rae, McClure, Vicky McClure


A video game aids in research on Alzheimer's disease

Sea Hero Quest is a spatial navigation video game that can be played on cell phones, tablets and virtual reality applications, developed by scientists at the CNRS, at University College London, and the University of East Anglia. A new study based on the data collected from the game has shown that poor spatial orientation as an indicator can help in early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, even prior to the appearance of any clinical signs.
Tags: University College London, CNRS, University of East Anglia


The return of Cthulhu -- the small sea critter

Researchers at Yale, Oxford, the University of Leicester, Imperial College London, and University College London have identified a 430-million-year-old fossil as a new species related to living sea cucumbers. They named the creature Sollasina cthulhu, after H.P. Lovecraft's tentacled monster, Cthulhu.
Tags: University College London


Middle-aged treated like "second class citizens", with 25% of over-50's poorly treated in shops and hospitals

Age discrimination leaves people feeling like “second-class citizens” charities say, as a survey reveals that a quarter of people over 50 claim they have been unfairly treated in shops, restaurants and hospitals. Ageism also appeared to be linked to poorer health among those it affected, the study shows, with reported victims of age discrimination more likely to suffer health problems, or develop them over time. The findings have been published in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, which ...
Tags: Science, University College London, Ansari, Sarah Jackson, The Lancet Public Health, Chris Radburn Chris Radburn


Middle-aged treated like 'second class citizens', with 25 per cent of over-50's poorly treated in shops and hospitals

Age discrimination leaves people feeling like “second-class citizens” charities say, as a survey reveals that a quarter of people over 50 claim they have been unfairly treated in shops, restaurants and hospitals. Ageism also appeared to be linked to poorer health among those it affected, the study shows, with reported victims of age discrimination more likely to suffer health problems, or develop them over time. The findings have been published in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, which ...
Tags: Science, University College London, Ansari, Sarah Jackson, The Lancet Public Health, Chris Radburn Chris Radburn


At 71, She’s Never Felt Pain or Anxiety. Now Scientists Know Why.

Scientists discovered a previously unidentified genetic mutation in a Scottish woman. They hope it could lead to the development of new pain treatment.
Tags: News, Scotland, University College London, Genetics and Heredity, Anxiety and Stress, Pain-Relieving Drugs, Jo Cameron, Opioids and Opiates, The British Journal of Anaesthesia


Surrey creates innovative lab test to develop easy-to-swallow medicine for children

Scientists at the University of Surrey and University College London have revealed an innovative in vitro method that can help to develop easy to swallow medicine for children and older people.
Tags: Science, Surrey, University College London, University of Surrey


Book Review: Abortion Rights: For and Against

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law. Abortion Rights: For and Against. By Kate Greasley & Christopher Kaczor. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 260 p. Includes a bibliography and index. ISBN: 9781316621851 (paperback) $33.95. R...
Tags: Law, Book Reviews, University College London, Loyola Marymount University, Cambridge University Press, Kaczor, Canadian Law Library Review, Christopher Kaczor, Canadian Association of Law Libraries, Kate Greasley, Don Marquis, Kate Greasley Christopher Kaczor Cambridge, Greasley, Judith Thomson, Nancy McCormack, Law Library Review


Your work schedule could put you at risk for depression, study says

The study in the the British Medical Journal was by researchers from University College London and Oregon State University.
Tags: British Medical Journal, University College London


Tons of Pressurized Oxygen Could Be Hiding Out in Earth's Molten Iron Core

BOSTON -- Earth's vast magma oceans, roiling deep beneath our feet, seem to be pumping oxygen into the planet's liquid core. And that oxygen is shaping earthquakes and volcanoes all over our planet.That's the conclusion of a body of research University College London physicist Dario Alfe presented Tuesday (March 5) here at the March meeting of the American Physical Society. Though it's impossible to observe oxygen in the Earth's core directly -- thousands of miles of hot rock...
Tags: Science, Earth, University College London, BOSTON Earth, Dario Alfe, Alfe, Ocean Hidden Beneath Earth


Gene editing could end HIV, scientists hope, after second patient is 'cured' using rare mutation

Genetically editing HIV patients to stop the virus attaching to their immune system could be the horizon after a British man was ‘cured’ of the disease using mutated stem cells. In 2016 a man dubbed ‘The London Patient’ received stem cells from a donor with natural immunity to HIV at Hammersmith Hospital, and yesterday doctors announced he has been free of disease for 18 months. Natural immunity occurs in some people through a gene mutation which stops the growth of a little docking arm on the o...
Tags: Science, Berlin, Britain, Cambridge, University of Cambridge, University College London, International Aids Society, Queen Mary University of London, Timothy Ray Brown, Ravindra Gupta, Hammersmith Hospital, Prof Gupta, Eduardo Olavarria, Anton Pozniak


Scientists Report a Second Person Has Been Cured of HIV (slashdot)

Scientists have reported that an HIV-positive man in Britain has been cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor. This is the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of HIV; the first was an American man, Timothy Brown, who became known as the Berlin patient when he underwent similar treatment in Germany more than a decade ago. According to HIV experts, Brown is still HIV-free. Reuters reports: Almost three years after receiving bone marro...
Tags: London, News, Germany, Berlin, Britain, Cambridge University, University College London, Reuters, Brown, Gupta, Hodgkin, Timothy Brown, BeauHD, Ravindra Gupta


Pancake Day 2019: The meaning behind Shrove Tuesday and why we eat pancakes to celebrate

Get your eggs, flour, milk and butter ready: Pancake Day is today. But why do we apparently need to use up our basic foodstuffs every year? From the best and quickest pancake recipes, to the tradition of pancake tossing and where the day originated, here is everything you need to know about Pancake Day. When is Pancake Day 2019? It's today - Tuesday, March 5th. Why is pancake day on a different date each year? Pancake Day has been celebrated by Britons for centuries.  Known also as Shrove Tu...
Tags: England, News, France, Scotland, US, Britain, Paris, Guinness World Records, Jesus, Ash, Iceland, Smith, Taylor, Rochdale, Buckinghamshire, Victoria Moore


Second HIV patient reportedly cured after bone marrow transplant

A second HIV patient is reportedly clear of the virus after undergoing a bone marrow transplant during cancer treatment. The operation is so arduous, and HIV-resistant doners so dare, that the procedure isn't likely to become commonplace. But the second result will focus resources on the cure's mechanism of action in hopes of developing a more accessible treatment. Prof Ravindra Gupta from University College London and lead author of the paper on the successful treatment of the London patient, p...
Tags: Post, London, News, Berlin, University College London, Ravindra Gupta


Scientists Report a Second Person Has Been Cured of HIV

Scientists have reported that an HIV-positive man in Britain has been cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor. This is the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of HIV; the first was an American man, Timothy Brown, who became known as the Berlin patient when he underwent similar treatment in Germany more than a decade ago. According to HIV experts, Brown is still HIV-free. Reuters reports: Almost three years after receiving bone marro...
Tags: London, Germany, Berlin, Tech, Britain, Cambridge University, University College London, Reuters, Brown, Gupta, Hodgkin, Timothy Brown, Ravindra Gupta


For second time ever a patient has been cured of HIV, scientists report

The New York Times reports that a team of scientists plan to announce tomorrow that a patient in London has been effectively cured of HIV.The cure reportedly was the result of a bone-marrow transplant that came with a genetic mutation that naturally blocks HIV from spreading throughout the body.This approach isn't quite practical to implement on a large scale, but the knowledge gained from it will likely help scientists develop more scalable approaches. None In 2007, Timothy Ray Brown became the...
Tags: Science, London, China, Berlin, Aids, Hiv, Medical Research, New York Times, Netherlands, Innovation, Times, Seattle, Anthony Fauci, University College London, The Associated Press, Hodgkin


H.I.V. Is Reported Cured in a Second Patient, a Milestone in the Global AIDS Epidemic

Scientists have long tried to duplicate the procedure that led to the first permanent remission 12 years ago. With the so-called London patient, they seem to have succeeded.
Tags: London, News, Immune System, Stem Cells, Viruses, University College London, Bone Marrow, Infections, American Foundation for Aids Research, Transplants, Nature (Journal, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Your-feed-science