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Meet Kamille: The stockbroker who writes hits for Little Mix and Jess Glynne

>Meet Kamille: The stockbroker who writes hits for Little Mix and Jess Glynne

Gene-edited farm animals are on their way

Gene-edited farm animals are on their way

Scientists have created pigs that are immune to one of the world’s costliest livestock diseases. The team edited the animals’ DNA to make them resist the deadly respiratory disease known as PRRS – a move that could prevent billions of pounds in losses each year. However, consumers have traditionally been reluctant to eat genetically altered […]

Astronauts eject UK-led space junk demo mission

Astronauts eject UK-led space junk demo mission

Image copyright SSC Image caption Artwork: The RemoveDebris mission will trial the net method of capture A UK-led project to showcase methods to tackle space junk has just been pushed out of the International Space Station. The RemoveDebris satellite was ejected a short while ago with the help of a robotic arm. The 100kg craft, […]

Rover test: What’s it like to ride a rocket to Mars?

Rover test: What’s it like to ride a rocket to Mars?

Media captionShake test on a robot destined for Mars: A rocket launch is very violent So, if you spend a billion euros on a space mission, you better be sure it can survive the rocket ride off Earth. This video shows a model of Europe’s upcoming Mars rover being shaken to simulate the violent first […]

Cases of cancer in elderly to surge by 2035, report says

Cases of cancer in elderly to surge by 2035, report says

Image copyright Getty Images The number of elderly people in the UK diagnosed each year with cancer is set to rise by 80% in less than 20 years, a report predicts. Cancer Research UK estimates that by 2035 about 234,000 over-75s will get cancer each year – up from 130,000 now. The charity also said […]

Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed painkillers ‘shortened 456 lives’

Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed painkillers ‘shortened 456 lives’

Media captionHundreds of lives were cut short due to prescribed opioids at Gosport War Memorial Hospital More than 450 patients died after being given powerful painkillers inappropriately at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, a report has found. An independent panel said, taking into account missing records, a further 200 patients may have suffered a similar fate. […]

Drug ‘reduces hearing loss’ after childhood cancer treatment

Drug ‘reduces hearing loss’ after childhood cancer treatment

Image copyright Philly Simpkin Image caption Ollie struggles to hear in big crowds and has to sit at the front of the class Ollie, 12, wants to learn to play the drums but he can’t after losing some of his hearing following cancer treatment when he was only a few months old. Now scientists have […]

Charlie Gard’s parents want ‘Charlie’s Law’

Charlie Gard’s parents want ‘Charlie’s Law’

When Charlie Gard died, his parents said their son would make a difference to people’s lives for years to come. Chris Gard and Connie Yates have spent the months since his death developing ‘Charlie’s Law’. They have worked with doctors, ethicists and politicians to try to find a way to avoid other families being taken […]

Cough syrup recall over mould risk from ingredients

Cough syrup recall over mould risk from ingredients

Image copyright MHRA Parents are being urged to check bottles of own-brand blackcurrant cough syrup because of a problem with one of the ingredients. This could cause mould to grow, which could make children unwell or cause a reaction, medicines experts said. No cases have been identified so far but eight products are being recalled […]

Charlottesville organiser plans Washington DC rally

Charlottesville organiser plans Washington DC rally

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jason Kessler organised the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia The organiser of last year’s “Unite the Right” event in Charlottesville has won approval to hold a rally in Washington DC. Jason Kessler’s application for a “white civil rights rally” has been approved for 11-12 August by the […]