Geography of Inequality from Seattle to Baltimore – Winner and loser cities

Famed writer and activist Upton Sinclair published a novel titled “ A Story of Ford-America” in 1937, where he blasted the callousness of a company worth “a billion dollars” that underpaid its workers while forcing them to engage in repetitive and sometimes dangerous assembly line labour. Eighty years later, the market capitalization of Amazon.com has…

US, Brazil leads the coronavirus deaths

Countries with the most recorded Coronavirus deaths No. Country Deaths Deaths per 100k population 1 US 555,000 170 2 Brazil 332,000 159 3 Mexico 204,000 162 4 India 165,000 12 5 UK 126,000 190 6 Italy 111,000 184 7 Russia 99,000 69 8 France 97,000 145 9 Germany 77,000 93 Source: John Hopkins University, Gov.Uk…

Life supporting real story

During pandemic doctors and nurses have been applauded as saviors by the grateful public, even though they have been flying blind lacking the knowledge or resources to tackle Covid-19. Jim Down, a critical care consultant at University College London Hospitals, tells the story of one intensive care team struggling to fend off the first wave,…

Space X’s Starship rocket blows up after landing

Elon Musk’s SpaceX  Serial Number 10 (SN10)  50m-tall has managed to land one of its Starship prototypes at the end of a high-altitude test flight, in Boca Chica, Texas, but fire developed around its base and eight minutes later SN10 blew itself apart on the landing pad. Elon Musk says the new Starship will do…

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…

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…