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Putting More Than Meat To The Test

By Alexander Baron

Last Friday I met with Barry Honeycombe, he of More Than Meat fame. Over cappuccino and small talk he passed me a refrigerated bag containing four of his five kitchen creations and begged me to test them. It’s a horrible job, but somebody has to do it. First up Friday afternoon was the jumbo sausage […]

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Chinese Army Uses “Laser Guns”

By Tim Sandle

Some members of the Chinese Army have been equipped with laser guns by the Chinese governement. No, this isn’t Star Wars but is a real weapon based on laser light. As you may know, Laser is an acronym for LIGHT AMPLIFICATION by STIMULATED EMISSION of RADIATION. This laser issued to the army personnel is not a weapon […]

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Nanoscale Light Reflectors Inspired By Fish

By Tim Sandle

A new method designed to improve the reflection of light has been inspired by a rarely seen ocean dweller. Researchers have been studying the reflective layering in the skin of ribbonfish, which are capable of reflecting light across a broad range of wavelengths. This effect gives them a silvery, metallic appearance. Ribbonfish are found in the Atlantic, […]

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Unofficial Half-Life: Opposing Force Expansion to Launch in February

By Matthew Adams

Half-Life is the hit valve game series that revolutionized first-person shooters. The original Half-Life and its sequel are among the finest games of their genre. As of yet, Valve has not announced any plans to launch a Half-Life 3; but an independent developer has won over the company’s approval for a Prospekt expansion to the […]

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Pharma Company Faces Court Action Over Pill Suicide

By Tim Sandle

Drugs giant GlaxoSmithK is set to face a trial in the U.S. over a suicide of a patient, in relation to one of the products produced by the British-based company. The case concerns the suicide of a man from Illinois, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing has found out. The man to a generic version of an antidepressant developed […]

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London Breaches Air Pollution Limit In One Week

By Tim Sandle

London has surpassed its air pollution cap – for the year – in one week! This is because parts of the UK capital have exceeded the recommended hourly limits for nitrogen dioxide pollution. Nitrogen dioxide is an irritant gas; one source is fuel combustion. At sufficiently high concentrations it can cause inflammation of the airways. Nitrogen […]

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Watch Out For This Scam

By Alexander Baron

If you have logged on to a certain website of late, SaveFrom.net for example, you might instead have been redirected to a page which displays this dire warning (pictured below). Don’t be fooled! In the first place, the computer accessing this message was not in the US; the telephone number given may be an 0800 […]

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Future Pandemics Pose Major Risk

By Tim Sandle

A future pandemic, relating to a viral or bacterial outbreak, poses a major risk to human society according to an alarming new report. The report is titled “The Neglected Dimension of Global Security: A Framework to Counter Infectious Disease Crises”, and it has been produced by an independent think-tank called Commission on a Global Health […]

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China’s Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical Company Warned

By Tim Sandle

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned a Chinese drug manufacturer called Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical, about its operational conduct. The company works with better-known  ‘big pharma’ names like Pfizer, Sanofi, Merck and Eli Lilly. The warning relates to serious data integrity violations, apparently occurring over a few months. Such were the FDA concerns, […]

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Most Powerful Supernova Ever Detected

By Tim Sandle

Astrophysicists have detected the most powerful supernova ever, 200 times powerful than a typical supernova. The light, Science News reports, from the exploding star is around 570 billion times as bright as the Earth’s Sun. It is thought the particular star collapsed into a highly-magnetized neutron star, a very rare event, called a magnetar. […]

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