Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff Falls Short In Bid For U.S. House Seat

June 21, 2017

… fiance can be within walking distance of Emory Universitys medical school, where she is a student. But the reasons for the outcome do little to make the results in Georgia any less devastating for Democrats and the so-called resistance movement to Trump, which spared no expense in the race. They are also likely to question why the party bothered expending so much energy on Georgias 6th District rather than a host of other special elections, including Tuesdays race for South Carolinas 5th …


Ageing research ‘guinea pigs’ mark 70-year anniversary – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… individuals together to celebrate what they have contributed to ageing science. “From the start of the Lothian studies, almost 20 years ago, I’ve made sure that the participants see their basic results before we report them. “Of course, it’s also a happy occasion in which to have a good blether and to swap the pleasures and pains of growing older.” The project has been funded by Age UK. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsLetClicks PRO (Gold) …


Economics not sex was behind this cruel Chinese practice, according to new research

A woman with three-inch bound feet. The Chinese practice of binding feet started in the 7th century, and was thought to occur to cater to men's sexual tastes. The practice stopped in the early 20th century.Image: Getty Images Bound feet the cruel Chinese practice of reducing a normal foot to 10cm (3 in.) stubs were once part of a stereotypical East Asian allure. The results of the practice, in which the toes of girls as young as four were broken and bound to the sole of the foot with cloth, …

May 27, 2017

China, the King of Coal, Is Getting Gassy

With factories and power plants across China burning half the world’s coal, the government’s latest targets for using more natural gas to ease the country’s worsening air pollution seemed too ambitious. Though gas remains a small and  The results are encouraging analysts to upgrade their demand forecasts and may signal the government is on track to reach its goal of getting as much as 10 percent of its energy from gas by 2020. It’s also bolstering the outlook …

May 25, 2017

Why Humans Love Robots Like People

… the bleeding hearts among us are susceptible to anthropomorphizing, think again. Robots such as the TALON 3B find and defuse land mines in war zones. Often, this results in the robot blowing itself up, losing limbs and other parts. This is the purpose of such robotsbetter a machine lose an arm or a life than a human. But the officers and cadets working with the robots dont necessarily feel this way. An Army colonel put an end to a military exercise in which a persistent TALON robot lost all but …

May 21, 2017

‘Fat but fit is a big fat myth’ – BBC News

In this study, researchers at the University of Birmingham analysed data of millions of British patients between 1995 and 2015 to see if this claim held true. They tracked people who were obese at the start of the study (defined as people with a body mass index of 30 or more) who had no evidence of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes at this point. They found these people who were obese but “metabolically healthy” were at higher risk of developing …

May 17, 2017