Claire Hammond

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Futuropolis: Building A Bionic Human

We have the technology (or at least some of it)<p>Could humans one day scrap our flesh-and-blood limbs for bionic ones? High-tech prosthetics are improving in leaps and bounds, so bionics seemed like the perfect topic for the fourth episode of our Futuropolis podcast. In the past few years, …

So — You Think You Want to Be a Freelance Proofreader?

By Jan K., The Proofer<p>How many times have you thought to yourself that you would be a good proofreader? You have a decent working vocabulary, you are …

Employment

David Cameron: a Labour victory would cost a million jobs

Election 2015: Prime Minister launches business manifesto with warning about Ed Miliband<p>One million British jobs will be put at risk if Ed Miliband wins next month’s election, David Cameron will say, as he faced criticism from a senior Conservative over his negative campaign tactics.<p>Unveiling the …

Ukip manifesto 2015 - the key points

The main highlights from the UK Independence party’s list of policy pledges<p>Ukip’s 76-page manifesto, called Believe in Britain, has been unveiled Nigel Farage in the Essex constituency of Thurrock. The key points are:<p>Related: UKIP manifesto 2015 - the full pdf<p><b>Rowena Mason analysis</b>: the simplicity …

Pubic Bacteria May Help Catch Sexual Assaulters

Forensic tracking via microbiome<p>For decades, DNA testing has been the standard test used to identify sexual assaulters. Authorities try to gather samples of DNA from hairs or bodily fluids found on objects at the crime scene like clothing or bedding. Sometimes victims have their attacker’s DNA on …

Microbiome

What Happens When We Stuff Ourselves At Holiday Time?

The biology of having just one more slice of pie<p>On a Sunday that’s usually a week or two after “Western” Easter, my parents set up an electric spit to roast a whole lamb in their suburban Massachusetts backyard. We welcome guests to our Greek Orthodox Easter celebration with a kiss on both cheeks; …

Trick-Or-Treating

Medical Inhalers To Track Where You Are When You Puff

Every breath you take, they'll be watching you<p>Tracking miles run and calories eaten was just the beginning. An inhaler made by Propeller Health, used for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, records the time and location each time a patient takes a puff of medication.<p>The inhaler’s …

Diagnose An Ear Infection With A Smartphone Accessory

Now ear this<p>Is there anything that's worse than having a child who <i>might</i> be suffering from an ear infection? (Other, of course, than being said child.) A new device hopes to make those cases easier to diagnose by taking advantage of the powers of your smartphone.<p>Like the Peek Portable Eye Exam Kit, …

Medical Technology

World First: Man Controls Two Prosthetic Arms With His Mind

Doctors wired them right into his nerves<p>Until recently, losing both arms in an accident would probably have meant the end of a patient's two-fisted grip. Not so for Leslie Baugh, the first shoulder-level double amputee to wear and control two complex, mind-controlled prosthetic limbs.<p>Baugh isn't …

Johns Hopkins Hospital

A Sticky Sensor That Attaches To Internal Organs

Capable of measuring electrical activity when affixed to rats' hearts<p>Eww, what's that on this guy's hand? It's a sticky sheet designed to attach electronic sensors onto organs in the body. See how the sheet holds up a 100-yen coin?<p>A team of researchers based at several Japanese universities made …

Nature Communications

Promising Results For Experimental Ebola Vaccine

Studies of more potent versions of the vaccine are already underway<p>An experimental vaccine against Ebola has shown promising results in volunteers in Uganda. The study, published today in <i>The Lancet</i>, is the first to report an Ebola vaccine candidate to be both safe and effective in an African …

Disease