Vodka was invented by Poles

For several centuries beverages differed significantly compared to the vodka of today invented in the 8th century, as the spirit at that time had a different flavour, colour and smell and was used originally as medicine, as it contained very little alcohol about 14 per cent, as this amount can be attained by natural fermentation.…

Behavioural genetics: Intellectual capacity, introversion or extraversion, shaped by our inherited DNA differences

“Genetics is the most important factor shaping who we are”  write Robet Plomin a behavioural geneticist at King’s College London  recognised globally for his research into the genetics of intelligence. “ It explains  more of the psychological differences between us thane everything else put together, the most important environmental factors, such as our families and…

Unilever trumps Nestle to buy GSK’s Horlicks unit

GlaxoSmithKline has entered into exclusive final negotiations to sell its Indian nutrition business to Unilever ending several months of auction process for the£3.28bn ( $4bn) unit that includes the prized India’s Horlicks malted drink brand. The Anglo-Dutch consumer company beat a rival bid from Swiss food and beverage group Nestle which was eyeing up to…

“Psychiatrist” with fake degree worked 22 years in NHS

3,000 foreign doctors are being investigated and checked after Zholia Alemi 56, from New Zealand faked her qualifications after dropping out of Uni in the first year and managed to get work in the London and Northern NHS as a psychiatrist for 22 years.  She used the “Comonwealth Route” to get a job and faked…

Fire fighting drones are here

A drone weighing abut 121lbs (55kg) tethered to the ground with a hose, that can wash buildings and fight fires is being developed in Latvia. The  Aerones Drone company says it can clean buildings 20 times faster than human beings and fly higher than firefighter ladders can reach. With the advent of 5G mobile connectivity…

Restaurant Group to buy Wagamama for £559m

Columbia Threadneedle Investments, which owns 7.7 per cent of Restaurant Group said it cannot support the proposed takeover of Asian themes casual dining group Wagamama,  because of the high valuation and the economic backdrop. The Restaurant Group, who owns Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito uinveiled what CEO Andy McCue called a “ Transformational” acquisition of…

There is time for everything we do

A three-minute video made by Samay, a NP~S student from Bangalore, India,  won him a  £195,000 ( Rs 1.8 crores) worth prize money, his science teacher £36,000 and his science school lab  a grand of £100,000. Samay’s sense of unflappable curiosity make him one of the budding young scientist to make us understand how and…

Rude foods

    A beer belly fanny pack or a Marseille-made bottle of Fanny, a popular pastis aperitif, in a French super market, or cock soup from Iceland supermarket, Vergina beer from Greece Chilly Willy ice lollies are all rude foods and drinks.  

Alternative medicine

  Ayurvea therapies and practices, evolved over several millennia, is a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian Subcontinent. According to Hindu mythology and Sushruta’s compendium, Dhanvantari, Hindu god of Ayurveda, incarnated himself as a king of Varanasi and taught medicine to a group of physicians, including Sushruta. The therapies are based on…