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Fair Price For Farmers?

By Tim Sandle

Over the past few years, in many countries including notably the UK, supermarkets have driven down the prices paid to farmers for meat, vegetables and milk. This has been partly due to consumers seeking a given price for goods (where smaller grocery stores are attempting to undercut the big players); cheaper food imports; and the […]

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Being Popular Results In Fewer Head Lice

By Tim Sandle

Being popular and the center of the social scene counts in the monkey world (perhaps in a similar way to human societies). At least this is so on the basis of head lice. Female monkeys that are popular and attract the greatest interest from male monkeys tend to be groomed frequently. As a consequence […]

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The Immortalist

By Alexander Baron

A Russian multi-millionaire, a Japanese robot maker, a former gang member paralysed from the shoulders down…what do these men have in common? The rich man wants to live forever; the man in the wheelchair is helping map the human brain which may lead to it; and the scientist hopes to upload his mind to one […]

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Using Bacteria To Power A Robot

By Tim Sandle

Bacteria can be used to power a micro-sized robot by propelling it in a certain direction. This is remarkable enough, but now engineers and microbiologists have managed to fully control the direction and avoid obstacles on the way. The devices in question are called “bio-robots” and they are essentially a computer chips coated with motile […]

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The Reason Why Maria Sharapova Is In Trouble

By Tim Sandle

Maria Sharapova is in trouble for taking a medication that, on 1st January 2016, was banned. The reason for the ban is because the medication is potentially performance enhancing. The tennis star is facing a ban of up to four years. In the meantime she has lost top class sponsors, like including Nike and Porsche […]

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Why Criminals Are Afraid of Classical Music

By Enza Ferreri

Apparently, many young people, especially those with an antisocial disposition, dislike classical music so much that Bach, Beethoven and Mozart can even be played to discourage young hooligans from intimidating, harassing and robbing store customers. This experiment has been tried and has succeeded over many years in several locations. The earliest occurrence I could find […]

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Omega-3 May Help Depression in Heart Patients

By Tim Sandle

A new study indicates that patients with heart disease coupled with depression may benefit by taking supplements of omega-3 fatty acids. This will not necessarily be as effective with all patients. The effectiveness of taking omega-3 supplements depends upon the starting levels of omega-3 fatty acids in a heart patient’s blood. To show the connection, […]

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Warning Over Eyedrop Bottles

By Tim Sandle

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers about the risk of loose safety seals around eye-drop bottles. This relates to products that may have loose plastic safety seals or tamper evident rings below the bottle cap (sometimes called the ‘collar’) that may fall onto the eye when the product […]

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Would Trump Be Bad For Black America?

By Alexander Baron

The endorsement of Donald Trump by some elements of the black church may have come as a surprise to many people, but realistically he needs to win a reasonable percentage of the black vote if he is going to have any chance of becoming the President. The fact that Pastor Scott and other blacks who […]

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Are Smart Glasses Making A Comeback?

By Tim Sandle

A few years ago Google launched its smart glass eye wear with usual fanfare “the latest much have technology” receives. Called Google Glass the eyewear would allow users to read text message, play recordings and, to the dismay of some, make video recordings. The product didn’t take off and Google subsequently ditched the consumer wing […]

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