United 777 despite engine failure landed safely with no injuries

United Airlines flight 328, Boeing 777, plane bound for Honolulu, suffered an engine failure but returned safely to Denver airport. The jet carrying 231 passengers and 19 crew on board, was able to do an emergency landing at Denver airport, without any injuries. Police in the town of Broomfield posted pictures of  front of an…

Power to Optimise our DNA

Walter Isaacson’s famous biographer of Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, and Ben Franklin discusses the life, career, and ethical implications of scientist Jennifer Doudna, cocreator or CRISPR and the 2020 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. New technology has the power to optimise our DNA, transform medicine, and allow us to cure…

Fancy drinking your Coca-cola from paper bottle

Coca-Cola is to test a paper bottle as part of a longer-term bid to eliminate plastic from its packaging entirely and has set a goal of producing zero waste by 2030. The Paper Bottle Company or PABOCO is a Danish firm behind the innovative development of the paper-based container, 100  per cent recyclable,  which is…

Wonder Drug for Weight loss

A weekly injection of semaglutide, along with a special diet and fitness would suppress appetite and has led some people to lose more than a fifth of their body weight, according to a major international trial. The study conducted on 2, 000 people revealed an average 15kg weight loss during the 15-month trial. Scientists said…

Weetabix in a pickle over Heinz baked beans

Weetabix shared pictures on Twitter of Heinz baked beans slathered over a couple of its cereal biscuits. The tweet has since been shared thousands of times. The caption read: “ Why should bread have all the fun when there’s Weetabix? Serving up @ HeinzUK Beanz on bix for breakfast with a twist. #ItHasToBeHeinz#HaveYouHadYourWeetabix”. Google, YouTube,…

Ensure chip shortage does not affect you

Qualcomm, which makes processors and modem that power any of the leading smartphones and other consumer gadgets,  what the resurgent car industry was facing called “ Chipageddon.” When the supplies run short, it halts manufacturing chips, as gamers struggled to buy new graphic cards, Apple had to stagger the release of its iPhones 12 Pro…

DR Hart on his bike adminstering Astrazencavaccine

Dr Ollie Hart, of Sloan Medical Centre in Sheffield, is on a bike to administer Covid-19 vaccine to his patients. Our centre may be closed this week but we’ve been catching up on people who can’t get in. Here’s the impact of one vail of Astazenecavaccine.  He is a clinical lead our local GP Neighbourhood…

Great Plague of 1665-1666

The worst outbreak of plague in England since black death of 1348, is the great plague of 1665-1666 when London lost roughly 15 per cent of its population, as 68, 596 deaths were recorded in the city, the true number could be over 100, 000. In late 1664,  a bright comet was to be seen…