Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ scientific legacy – BBC News
Jun25

Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ scientific legacy – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRichard Sabin: “We actively use this data for marine conservation purposes now” It’s a curious thing to see a group of early whale foetuses up close – to see beings so small that have the potential to become so big. But what really strikes you, especially in those initial developmental stages, is how familiar the forms look. How like an early human...

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UK’s first heart pump targets 2018 clinical trial – BBC News
Jun24

UK’s first heart pump targets 2018 clinical trial – BBC News

“It is the first British pump to be built for this purpose: to treat blood which is flowing through the pump extremely gently and not to do any damage to the blood. “There are other pumps that have been built that do cause some damage to the blood and, as a result, patients have adverse events that diminish the impact of the implantation and the treatment. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCalon...

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Men, we need to talk about sperm | Geeta Nargund
Jun23

Men, we need to talk about sperm | Geeta Nargund

Stories of older celebrity fathers belie the truth. There is a male biological clock, and we have to break the taboo around it Infertility has for far too long been treated as an all-female issue. Yet in about one in six couples in this country who are experiencing problems conceiving, it is the mans infertility that is the problem. So why is it in my fertility clinic practices both NHS and private I meet men every week who have no...

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8 Ways To Sleep Better When It’s Blistering Hot Outside
Jun22

8 Ways To Sleep Better When It’s Blistering Hot Outside

As a result, she developed some creative tricks to cool down her kids before bedtime, like dampening and freezing a teddy bear that they could take to bed. Cooler temperatures actually help your bodyproduce more melatonin, the powerful hormone that work to make you feel sleepy, she explained. So sleeping in a hot room where its nearly impossible to cool down will be an obstacle to a good nights rest. The effects of poor sleep are...

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Hanok homes: South Korean architects look to the past in their push to modernize
Jun21

Hanok homes: South Korean architects look to the past in their push to modernize

(CNN)South Korea may be known for its sharp focus on the new, but architects — and their increasingly sophisticated clients — are looking to the past for inspiration. “Historically, the prevalent view was that the hanok was useless — it was blocking development and economic progress,” says Hyumgmin Pai, an architectural historian at Seoul National University who curated South Korea’s award-winning...

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Nasa’s Kepler telescope finds 10 Earth-like planets: ‘We are not alone’
Jun20

Nasa’s Kepler telescope finds 10 Earth-like planets: ‘We are not alone’

Rocky worlds discovered by Kepler telescope are right distance from their parent stars for water to pool on the surface Astronomers have added 219 candidates to the growing list of planets beyond our solar system, 10 of which may be about the same size and temperature as Earth, boosting their chances of hosting life. Scientists found the candidates in a final batch of Nasas Kepler Space Telescope observations of 200,000 sample stars...

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