Topic filter : Scientist

Most trending topics in Business & Finance ( last 24 hours ):
Apple State Pension Pension Pension Age Retailer Supermarket Brexit NatWest Profit Annual Profit Mobile Phone Retail Sector Stock Market FTSE 100 Share Index Investor Google YouTube Advertiser AT&T Verizon Corruption Co-op Leverage Multinational Organisation For Economic Co-operation And Development Bribe High Street Mortgage Buy To Let Tax Return Stake Loss Royal Bank Of Scotland Shareholder Decline In Profit Travel Complaint Employee Private Equity

Socially Most Trending News

....It knows where people get on and off and it can start to see patterns in the data - for instance, someone who uses the system during the day but not at peak times is likely to be a student or a retired person, someone who has one day a week when they don't use the network may work from home that day, someone who takes a brief diversion along their usual route may be dropping off a child at nursery. "The data can be used to inform future expansion, whether we need to add a bus route or increase the frequency of trains, to alleviate capacity issues by informing people about the most crowded times and places and generally helps us to understand customers better," said Gabriel Goulet Langlois, a data scientist at TfL. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
Total Trend count
190
Most trending on :
174 15 1

Latest Finance News related to Scientist

Urban spies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
....It knows where people get on and off and it can start to see patterns in the data - for instance, someone who uses the system during the day but not at peak times is likely to be a student or a retired person, someone who has one day a week when they don't use the network may work from home that day, someone who takes a brief diversion along their usual route may be dropping off a child at nursery. "The data can be used to inform future expansion, whether we need to add a bus route or increase the frequency of trains, to alleviate capacity issues by informing people about the most crowded times and places and generally helps us to understand customers better," said Gabriel Goulet Langlois, a data scientist at TfL. ...
Torrey Canyon disaster – the UK's worst-ever oil spill 50 years on image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 08:00:33 AM
.... The government, led by prime minister and Scilly Isles holidayer Harold Wilson, unleashed RAF bombers to sink the wreck and released thousands of tonnes of detergent that proved toxic to marine life. “The cure was worse than the malady,” said Stephen J Hawkins, a scientist at the Plymouth-based Marine Biological Association, which studied the spill’s impact on wildlife and habitats. ...
Tim Berners-Lee calls for tighter regulation of online political advertising image
....“We urgently need to close the ‘internet blind spot’ in the regulation of political campaigning,” he said, writing in an open letter marking the 28th anniversary of his invention. The 61-year-old British computer scientist described how political advertising has become a sophisticated and targeted industry, drawing on enormous pools of personal data on Facebook and Google. ...
Shell’s sale of dirty tar sands assets cleans up debt and spruces image image
.... The sands are a glutinous, bitumen-addled mix when extracted from the ground and a huge amount of energy is need to turn them into synthetic crude oil. Leading scientists have warned that exploiting tar sands would be “game over” for tackling climate change, and Shell has faced shareholder rebellions in the past over the risks it faced from exploiting the carbon-intensive oil. ...
Budget 2017: £2bn for social care and tax rise for self-employed image
Nestlé to remove 10% of sugar from all snacks in UK and Ireland by 2018 image
....In November, Nestlé announced it had made a key breakthrough in food science that would allow it to reduce sugar by up to 40%. It claimed its scientists had found a way to “structure sugar differently”. ...
Patagonia and The North Face: saving the world – one puffer jacket at a time image
.... The small Canadian brand Arc’teryx produces a high-end line called Veilance, which promises “minimalist style with total performance”, and looks as if Prada made high-tech outdoor gear, with prices to match. Canada Goose, whose “Arctic luxury apparel” is worn by scientists at the South Pole, offers a “Kensington” Parka priced at £850. ...
Nimble entrepreneurs seek solutions to air quality crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 07:30:06 AM
.... “Inventions to reduce pollution exposure have a rapidly growing market, but are also in a competitive marketplace,” Dobbing adds. According to Dr David Green, an environmental scientist at King’s College London, the best way of reducing high concentrations of particles and gases is to stop them getting into the atmosphere in the first place. ...
Drugs disaster image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:10:46 AM
.... . Until the 1970s, scientists kept discovering new antibiotics: when bacteria evolved resistance to one type, we could introduce another. ...
Toy company Lego to produce Women of Nasa set image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 03:17:55 PM
.... . The Danish toy company is making a new set of five figurines, based on real female scientists, engineers and astronauts. ...
Dyson shrugs off Brexit fears with massive UK expansion plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:19:58 PM
.... The world outside Europe is expanding faster than Europe, and that is the same for Dyson,” he said. The tycoon said that Britain is a “great place to do business” due to the low rate of corporation tax, the skills of engineers and scientists, and the decline in the value of the pound against the dollar and euro. ...
‘Shell knew’: oil giant's 1991 film warned of climate change danger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:45:19 AM
.... It warned of extreme weather, floods, famines and climate refugees as fossil fuel burning warmed the world. The serious warning was “endorsed by a uniquely broad consensus of scientists in their report to the United Nations at the end of 1990”, the film noted. ...
UK robotics research gets £17.3m pledge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 07:42:08 AM
....But the government was criticised last year for its support of the UK tech scene. As part of the new digital strategy, computer scientist Prof Dame Wendy Hall and tech CEO Jerome Pesenti, former chief data scientist at IBM, have been asked to review the UK's artificial intelligence sector. ...
Searching for Genghis image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 12:30:54 AM
.... DigitalGlobal eventually acquired the firm. It's an example of how increasingly complex, high-resolution satellite images are being offered to wider audiences - amateurs, scientists, businesses, governments - via cloud platforms that can handle and share these huge digital files. ...
Tax barrister plans to take Uber to court over alleged £20m black hole image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 03:00:09 PM
....In an email to staff on Monday Kalanick said: “The company is hurting. ” He revealed that 85% of employees in engineering, product management and scientist roles were men – slightly more than at Facebook and Google, and the same as Twitter. ...
Uber hires Eric Holder to investigate sexual harassment allegations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 03:06:50 AM
....Uber has hired the former US attorney general Eric Holder to investigate allegations of sexual harassment after an engineer went public with claims that she repeatedly faced sexism and discrimination at the ride-sharing company. In a staff email shared with the Guardian on Monday, Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, said Holder would conduct an “independent review” and also revealed that women made up only 15% of the company’s workforce in engineering, product management and scientist roles. ...
The Econocracy review – how three students caused a global crisis in economics image
.... That professional defensiveness has done them no favours. When Michael Gove compared economists to the scientists who worked for Nazi Germany and declared the “people of this country have had enough of experts”, he was shamelessly courting a certain type of Brexiter. ...
Quinoa genome unveiled in search for hardy crop to feed world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 01:42:16 AM
. The near-complete genome of quinoa was unveiled on Wednesday by scientists who say the grain cultivated centuries ago by Incas in the Andes could help feed a hungry world. ...
New breed of members' club blurs lines between business and pleasure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 07:20:20 AM
....“People build businesses together because of what we call creative collision,” Lewis explains. “[When] you’ve got a copywriter, a web designer, and a rocket scientist [sitting together], they will start to build cool stuff. ...
Shell begins huge task of decommissioning Brent oil rigs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 07:01:20 AM
.... Just five exemptions have been issued by Ospar for 124 installations decommissioned since the rules came into force in 1998. “This is a test case, so we want to see that expression of international law enforced, and not at the first point of challenge for there to be backtracking,” said Doug Parr, chief scientist at Greenpeace. ...
Sir Andrew Witty nears his last Glaxo goodbye image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 07:00:07 AM
....There’s an old City joke about a long-term investment merely being a short-term one that went wrong. It may be a bit of a stretch to adapt that crack to economic forecasting, but no matter: the dismal scientists are hardly in a position to complain about a touch of cavalier extrapolation. ...
Quitting EU regulator 'would leave UK waiting longer' for new drugs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 07:00:48 AM
....The ABPI is lobbying several Whitehall ministries, including Hunt’s Department of Health and David Davis’s Department of Exiting the European Union, to try to ensure the UK retains some form of membership of the EMA. Britain already has its own drugs regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulator Agency (MHRA), which is part of an EMA-led pan-European network of 36,000 national regulators and scientists. ...
Can post-Brexit London survive as Europe's cultural and financial capital? image
.... There are almost 400,000 students at the capital’s 40 universities and educational institutes, giving a combined turnover of more than £7bn. Its art and design colleges are renowned across the world, while in the area of life sciences, London’s dominance was cemented with the recent opening of the Francis Crick Institute in King’s Cross, which, when fully operational, will employ more than a thousand scientists and become the largest biomedical laboratory in Europe. ...
Globalisation has made the world a better place | Jim O'Neill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 10:07:59 AM
....La Serena is also near one of the world’s best stargazing sites, which attracts leading astronomers from around the globe. In fact, Chile hosts much remarkable collaboration among the world’s scientists, in part because it is just north of the Antarctic – long a site for scientific and environmental cooperation. ...
Robotics, Trump and Brexit turn up the heat amid the snow of Davos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of January 2017 03:59:30 PM
....Environmental issues are as important as ever this year, with campaigners worried that the Trump administration will scrap US commitments to tackling global warming. A group of scientist are setting up an “Arctic Basecamp” summit in Davos, to lobby delegates about the dangers of climate change. ...
Jetpack to work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 12:11:26 AM
....In Copenhagen, half of all city residents get to and from work or school via bike, helping with the city's goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025. Traffic jams have fascinated scientists for decades, and there is even a branch of maths - jamology - devoted to their study. ...
One blunt heckler has revealed just how much our economists are failing us | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... The economic crisis and the crisis in economics aren’t about technicalities. They are about whose economy, whose recovery and whose GDP the social scientists and journalists are discussing. ...
Tech's bad bromance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 12:18:10 AM
.... . While "bro culture" might be blamed for failing to retain the few women who do work in tech fields, the reality is there aren't many trained female computer scientists to recruit in the first place. ...
Economists have completely failed us. They’re no better than Mystic Meg | Simon Jenkins image
.... The true reason is that Project Fear, the Treasury-orchestrated attempt to frighten voters into the remain camp, consumed the political and intellectual establishment. It blighted the judgment of social scientists. ...
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg takes up challenge to tour US image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 11:42:36 PM
....He added that the road trips would help him to make "the most positive impact as the world enters an important new period". "My trips this year will take different forms - road trips with [wife] Priscilla, stops in small towns and universities, visits to our offices across the country, meetings with teachers and scientists, and trips to fun places you recommend along the way," the statement continued. ...
Greatest invention? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 12:29:31 AM
.... . In truth, scientists still do not fully understand the long-term impact on the environment of converting so much stable, inert nitrogen from the air into various other, highly reactive chemical compounds. ...
Obama bans oil drilling 'permanently' in millions of acres of ocean image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 06:35:18 AM
.... . President Obama is heeding advice from scientists warning that humans have already discovered three times more fossil fuels than we can burn without risking the climate. ...
European commission guilty of 'negligence' over diesel defeat devices, says draft report image
....The commission ignored evidence of emissions test cheating from its own science body, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), partly out of a desire to “avoid placing burdens on industry”, according to the draft report seen by the Guardian. Brussels should have alerted EU states to the suspicions of its scientists and requested information on steps being taken to deal with vehicles that emitted more nitrogen oxide (NOx) in real-world situations than in tests. ...
Tsipras’s spending spree may be relief to Greeks but it won’t end crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 04:00:26 PM
.... And that, say analysts, is one that at 42, with much of his political career still before him, Tsipras may well elect to exploit. “All scenarios are open, including fresh elections,” says professor Dimitris Keridis, who teaches political scientist at Athens’ Pandeion University. ...
The tech industry won't save us – or the planet – from Trump's excesses | Kate Aronoff image
.... There’s nothing inherent to an uptick in clean energy that means we’ll start digging up less fossil fuels. As climate scientists have been warning for years, that’s exactly what we need to do. ...
Squid may become favourite UK meal as seas become warmer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 02:37:46 AM
. The traditional British fish supper could be replaced by the likes of squid as the waters around the UK's shores grow warmer, say government scientists. ...
Publishers rush out Trump and Brexit books to traumatised readers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 04:18:48 PM
.... “We were originally planning to publish in March but it’s moved to late April in order to consider and analyse Trump’s win,” said a spokesperson. Also out in April, from Macmillan int he UK and Riverhead Books in the US, is The Knowledge Illusion by cognitive scientists Steven Sloman and Phillip Fernbach. ...
Global school rankings image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 12:02:06 AM
....Chinese students excel at content knowledge in science. But it is equally important to be able to "think like a scientist", and Chinese students perform less well in this - although still better than most countries in the west. ...
Nestlé says it can slash sugar in chocolate without changing taste image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 01:12:40 PM
.... The new process is said to make sugar dissolve faster so that even when less is used, the tongue perceives an identical level of sweetness. It plans to patent the process, discovered by its scientists, which it says will enable it to significantly decrease the total sugar in its confectionery products. ...
Nestle says will cut sugar in chocolate by 40% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 10:51:21 AM
....Nestle says it is patenting the findings, and it would start using the new sugar across its range from 2018. Its scientists altered the structure of sugar so that it dissolves more quickly. ...
Siemens' £310m Hull plant will take windfarm technology to new level image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 12:06:25 AM
.... The factory is expected to build hundreds of the blades each year. “This is a fine example of the new jobs and investment that people across the UK can expect to see if the government backs offshore wind in its industrial strategy and emissions reductions plans,” said Dr Doug Parr, Greenpeace chief scientist. ...
Laser vision image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 12:15:23 AM
.... . Theodore Maiman developed the world's first laser in 1960, although other scientists had patented designs earlier than this. ...
Japan Fukushima nuclear plant 'clean-up costs double' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 01:40:54 PM
....4 earthquake hit Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures. Japan's scientists said this was a strong aftershock of the massive 2011 quake. ...
Lessons from Mars image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 12:41:38 AM
....Similar farming systems where plants are stacked up on shelves to save space and grown from seeds are already common in Asia, and are beginning to become more popular in the US and UK. Dr Gioia Massa, a Nasa scientist working on food production, says many of the lessons the space agency is learning could be applied in urban plant factories and other agriculture settings, with the potential to increase the amount of food grown in less space. ...
Costain: 'Time to build new engineering talent pool' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 05:14:26 AM
....It says the solution is to attract a new wave of engineers, including ex-military personnel and young offenders. "New blood" could also come from among data scientists, social scientists and planners, it suggests. ...
Radical reform of tax system is needed, says Sage boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 08:25:11 PM
.... . She said she wanted the UK to become the "the global go-to place for scientists, innovators and tech investors" and also promised more research into how small companies can be helped to grow. ...
May obscures workers-in-boardrooms U-turn with verbal gymnastics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 02:51:29 PM
....We will see only a green paper on industrial strategy this year, not a white paper. In the meantime, we have May’s ambition for the UK to be “the global go-to place for scientists, innovators and tech investors” with no clarity on the key question of how that unremarkable goal sits with the plan to reduce levels of immigration. ...
'Just about managing' families to be £2,500 a year worse off by 2020 – study image
....In her first speech to the CBI’s annual conference, the prime minister will announce increases in government investment in research and development worth £2bn a year by 2020 and an “industrial strategy challenge fund” to back priority technologies. She will also announce a review of current research and development tax incentives to ensure the global competitiveness of the UK as a home for scientists, innovators and tech investors. ...
Google boss on £1bn UK investment image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 06:06:00 PM
.... . Mr Pichai said the UK was still an attractive place to do business after the Brexit vote because it was open and connected and had a healthy marketplace for scientists. ...
Dirty Danube: looming pollution threats to the world’s most international river image
....Looking out over the Danube river as it passes through central Budapest, Gabor Farkass, director of Hungarian Plastics Association, bemoans his local authority’s careless attitude to recycling . “There are some sad pictures coming out in the media, because [scientists] check the riverbed, they check inside fish and birds, and they find a load of plastic,” he says. ...
Living in a broadband ‘not-spot’? Try using the church spire to get a signal image
.... Yet, after further delays, we were told that to proceed we’d have to pay between £15,000 to £50,000 for the village and, after receipt of this amount, it would take up to a year to get connected. “I don’t think you have to be a rocket scientist to read between the lines with BT – they don’t want the business. ...
Heston's food for thought image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 12:02:05 AM
....And could the taste of food be chemically re-engineered to appeal to particular groups, such as the elderly?. A unique summit of some of the world's leading chefs and top scientists put our complicated relationship with food under the microscope. ...
How nosey insurers use Facebook and your weekly shop to keep tabs on you image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of November 2016 06:59:09 AM
....This is the new world of big data and insurance, where social media websites are vast sources of valuable information just waiting to be plundered. “Insurers have been recruiting data scientists, and I think it is very likely they are already using information from social media websites to set premiums,” says Gary Frost, managing director of 51zero, a software consultancy specialising in data gathering and analysis for financial services firms. ...
'Super power' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of November 2016 12:19:01 AM
....Sally Wilkie, a Rise project manager, adds that the organisation works to offer participants all the help they need, including matching them with a mentor. While most people might think that living with a mental illness could only ever be a hindrance to running your own business, Dr Sean Kidd, a clinical scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, disagrees. ...
Admiral to price car insurance based on Facebook posts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 12:01:04 AM
.... The technology uses social data to make a personality assessment and then, judging against real claims data, analyse the risk of insuring the driver. Yossi Borenstein, the principal data scientist on firstcarquote, said its algorithm looked for correlations between social media data and actual claims data. ...
The crooked 'landlords' who are finding new ways to cheat desperate renters image
.... They made an inquiry and got an email from “Andreas” which included a tenancy agreement and proof of identity. He had also added a link to a Research Gate profile, the professional network for scientists. ...
Fur real? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of October 2016 11:04:37 PM
....The mink are kept at a fur farm belonging to Aarhus University in Denmark. The senior scientist, Steen Moller, showed me around one of the sheds. ...
How hackers handle stolen login data image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of October 2016 01:16:30 AM
....The worst part is the uncertainty that comes in the wake of the warning - do you panic now or later?. Computer scientist Jeremiah Onaolapo and colleagues from University College London decided to find out how quickly criminals react once they get access to an online account. ...
Marmite: A potted history of the British-born spread image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 14th of October 2016 09:12:16 AM
.... But what is the story behind this most British of brands? . The product that has been loved and hated around the world for more than 100 years was actually discovered by chance by a German scientist called Justus Liebig. ...
Lights, camera... cloud image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of October 2016 11:01:24 PM
....These cloud-based services - Google-owned Zync and Rayvision are two others - and their "pay-for-what-you-use" business models, are giving smaller studios the chance to compete with the biggest companies in the world. "A lot of businesses like the scalability of the cloud," says Simon Robinson, chief scientist at The Foundry, a firm that makes software tools for the film industry. ...
Foreign workers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of October 2016 02:33:31 PM
....Mr Lanyado's company currently has a staff of 10, but he said he would refuse to reveal how many of them were from outside the UK, "on principle". "If I was an outstanding foreign engineer, doctor, nurse, teacher or scientist, I'd be thinking twice about ever working in the UK," he said. ...
Farm subsidies: Payment to billionaire prince sparks anger image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 02:25:57 AM
.... His stallion Frankel is said to be worth over £100m for breeding. Greenpeace chief scientist Doug Parr told BBC News: "The subsidy system is utterly broken. ...
Google, Facebook, Amazon join forces on future of AI image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of September 2016 10:29:35 PM
....The win - in one of the world's most complex board games - was hailed as a defining moment for AI, with experts saying it had come a decade earlier than anyone had predicted. DeepMind now has 250 scientists at its King's Cross headquarters, working on a variety of projects, including several tie-ins with the NHS to analyse medical records. ...
Saving honey bees image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of September 2016 11:06:42 PM
. The plight of the honey bee is a major cause of concern for the world's scientists, environmentalists and the food industry, not to mention beekeepers. ...
Zuckerberg and Chan aim to tackle all disease by 2100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of September 2016 07:32:40 PM
....He outlined three principles that will guide the couple's investments:. Ms Chan added that they had already committed $600m to creating a new research centre called the Biohub, which will bring together engineers, computer scientists, biologists, chemists and other innovators. ...
Polymer £5 notes to enter circulation today image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 06:26:20 AM
....The Bank spent around £70m on the research, development and printing of the new banknotes and Cleland’s team of 140 staff have been working for years to develop its cutting edge security features, which include a see-through window. Bank scientists have made counterfeit versions to assess how easily the fivers could be copied, and have tested how the notes react in washing machines and in machines full of grit. ...
1,400 scientists attend Belfast livestock conference image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of August 2016 05:11:09 AM
. More than 1,400 scientists are in Belfast this week for a major farming conference worth almost £3m to the local economy. ...
Brexit: Government guarantee for post-EU funds image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 12:23:14 PM
. EU funding for farmers, scientists and other projects will be replaced by the Treasury after Brexit, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said. ...

Britain will cover cost of billions in EU subsidies for farming, science and deprived areas after Brexit, Chancellor announces
 image
....25 per cent, the first cut for seven years and unveiled a package of measures worth up to £170billion to boost the economy. In the wake of the EU referendum, senior scientists warned that £1billion of EU funding was at risk. ...

Scientists reveal the secret to a coffee without the spillage: the claw grip
 image
....But the best way of avoiding a stained shirt is to hold it from above with a claw-like grip. The scientists say that by holding the cup at the side – for instance with a handle – we exacerbate the force at which the coffee hits the inside of the cup and so maximise the odds of a spill. ...
Related to :

Billionaire property tycoon Christian Candy to build private garden on road despite neighbours' objections
 image
....But their objections appear to have been dismissed by the planning department at Camden Council, which has recommended the project gets the go ahead. Sir Colin Blakemore, a high-profile neuroscientist who live near the proposed site, previously described the plans as a "misrepresentation of history. ...

Dogs are not a man's best friend - they are too selfish to help you, University of Portsmouth study finds
 image
. They are considered by many to be a man’s best friend, but scientists say dogs are actually selfish creatures who will play with owners, but not help them. ...
Related to :

Brain-robot training triggers 'surprise' improvement in paralysis
 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 04:10:57 PM
.... The regime included controlling the legs of a virtual avatar via a skull cap, and learning to manipulate the exoskeleton in the same way. But scientists believe the treatment is reawakening the brain’s control over surviving nerves in the spine, offering hope to others who have suffered spinal cord injuries and strokes. ...

20 funny quotes on why it’s OK to be lazy – for #NationalLazyDay
 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 04:43:34 PM
.... Who knew?. The study, by scientists from Florida Gulf Coast University, found people with a high IQ rarely get bored, leading them to spend more time lost in thought. ...
Related to :

£60 pillows that 'prevent flat head syndrome' are putting babies at risk of cot death, scientists find
 image
....The NHS advises that, to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (cot death), babies should sleep flat on their back in a clean cot with no blankets, pillows or toys, as clutter increases the possibility of  suffocation or overheating. The pillows - ranging in price from £10 to £60 and sold by both high street and internet stores - contradict these rules, scientists have said. ...

Zika virus infection in the womb linked to severe joint condition in new study
 image
....Because this latest research, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on Tuesday, was an observational study looking back at cases of arthrogryposis, it could not draw definitive conclusions on whether Zika is a direct cause. But the scientists, based in Recife - the Brazilian city at the centre of the Zika epidemic - said the condition might be related to the way Zika affects the brain and the way motor neurons carry signals to an unborn baby's muscles. ...

Page rendered in 1.8899 seconds.