Michael Fish MBE, the iconic British TV weatherman, has completed a B.A.S.E. jump from a London tower block to raise awareness of climate change.
Fish, who is 68 years old and, made the freefall jump from the rooftop, landing by parachute on the ground more than 200 feet below. Fish trained with experienced urban B.A.S.E jumpers prior to the jump.
Piglets dying while their mothers look on unable to help, crippled chickens dying on the floor of vast sheds, terrified cows desperate to escape the slaughterhouse and sheep being killed while their young still suckle are just some of the shocking scenes from a new Animal Aid film showing conditions inside British farms and slaughterhouses. The film will be screened on the side of a specially converted ambulance, dubbed the Meat Wagon.
Controlling a toy robot with your mind. Brain researcher, Nick Ramsey, of the UMC Utrecht, has managed to get study subjects to do just that. It forms the basis of a brain-computer interface that will allow paralyzed people to control a computer.
In the study, subjects had to lie still in a powerful, 7T MRI scanner, while the computer screen showed them what a toy robot's camera could ‘see'. The subjects did not move, but had to keep their eyes focused on a single point.
A viral meningitis warning has been issued after Chelsea and England footballer, Daniel Sturridge, has been hospitalised with suspected viral meningitis this week. The Meningitis Trust is urging people to look out for the symptoms and act quickly if they suspect the disease as the summer months are considered ‘peak season' for viral meningitis, with the majority of cases happening during this time.
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How to avoid bisphenol-A, the compound used in consumer food storage plastics now linked to obesity and diabetes. Authors of "The ONE Diet" reveal their top tips for minimizing your exposure to BPA
A recent report published in PLoS ONE on February 8th 2012 shows bisphenol-A (BPA) widely used in food grade plastics and food-can linings stimulates the body to store excess fat and puts us at greater risk of becoming obese and developing diabetes.