Receive up-to-the-minute news updates on the hottest topics with NewsHub. Install now.

Search results

71-80 results from 1000 for query «scientists»

March 14, 2018 2:51 PM From a cheeky schoolboy posing next to his sisters, to 'floating in space': The extraordinary life in pictures of Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was one of the world's most acclaimed cosmologists, a medical miracle, and probably the galaxy's most unlikely superstar celebrity. After being diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease in 1964 at the age of 22, he was given just a few years to live. Yet against all odds Professor Hawking celebrated his 70th birthday nearly 43 1

March 14, 2018 12:42 PM Jeremy Corbyn Tells Theresa May To Listen To Stephen Hawking's NHS Warnings

Renowned physicist had been sharply critical of government. The prime minister said the government had put 13,900 more nurses on NHS wards. “We are providing record levels of funding,” she said. “We are putting more money into the NHS but what you need to do that is to ensure you have a strong economy,” May said. She added that a Labour government would 35

March 7, 2018 3:22 PM The drug capitals of Europe: Barcelona tops the list for cocaine use and Amsterdam for MDMA, reveals an analysis of wastewater (and where do you think the worst for crystal meth is?)

Barcelona is the cocaine capital of Europe, scientists today revealed. The Spanish city, famous for its glorious weather, topped the charts in an analysis of drug-use across the continent. Just one British city made the list of the 10 worst offenders for cocaine use, with Bristol coming in at sixth. London did not feature in this year's list, compiled 100

March 5, 2018 6:23 PM 'Russian Spy' critical after exposure to 'substance' in Salisbury

Sergei Skripal and a woman are found "unconscious on a bench" at a Wiltshire shopping centre on Sunday afternoon. Sergei Skripal, 66, was convicted in Russia of passing state secrets to Britain. He was later given refuge in the UK as part of a spy swap. He and a woman in her 30s, who is believed to be known to him and is also critically ill, were found 29

March 5, 2018 9:15 AM HOW IS 'TEST TUBE MEAT' GROWN IN A LABORATORY?

'Test tube meat' is a term used to describe meat products grown in a laboratory. They are made by harvesting stem cells from the muscle tissue of living livestock. The cells, which have the ability to regenerate, are then cultured in a nutrient soup of sugars and minerals. These cells are then left to develop inside bioreactor tanks into skeletal muscle 16

February 22, 2018 11:08 PM Tears could diagnose Parkinson's: Scientists discover protein differences accurately predict the neurological disorder

Shedding tears could help tell if you have Parkinson's disease, a new study found. Biomarkers could be simply detected in tears enabling doctors to diagnose the neurological illness that affects one in 500 people. Scientists found there were minute differences in the levels of a particular protein shed in tears. The test could help detect the disease 95

February 22, 2018 5:43 AM The terrifying alien creatures of the deep: 'Fish zombie' and gruesome sea cucumbers are among a Russian fisherman's latest horrifying catches

They may look like something out of 'Alien', but these terrifying sea creatures live far closer to home than the monsters in Ridley Scott's 1979 film. The mysterious deep-sea beasts were captured by a fisherman off northwest Russia, in an area that scientists describe as the ocean's 'twilight zone'. Roman Fedortsov has become an online celebrity for the incredible 82 1

February 20, 2018 7:01 PM We are evolving an 'ultimate hangover' gene that may stop us from becoming addicted to alcohol

Humans may be evolving an 'ultimate hangover' gene to protect against alcoholism. That's according to a new study that looked at a variant of a gene that makes booze intolerable to the body. Scientists claim this gene variant is being favoured by evolution - and, in time, could stop us from drinking alcohol in the future. The study, published in the journal 93

February 18, 2018 11:57 AM Monstrous black hole captured inside a giant 40-light-year-wide 'space doughnut'

A group of researchers, using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array aka ALMA telescope, have captured a monstrous black hole inside a giant 40-light-year-wide "space doughnut". The giant void is a supermassive black hole located at the centre of spiral galaxy M77. Scientists have seen the centre of this galaxy, located 47 million light-years 92

February 16, 2018 6:38 PM Voracious supermassive black holes much bigger than thought are wiping out entire galaxies

Nasa has found that the biggest black holes are expanding far quicker than previously thought. The rate that 'supermassive' black holes - huge celestial bodies at the centre of large galaxies - are growing outstrips the pace at which their galaxies can form new stars. This means that many of the universe's biggest black holes are far larger than first 88