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The government's response to obesity and diabetes is insulting

With diabetes already consuming 10% of NHS resources and one child in four too heavy, the need to do something is urgent<p>Theresa May during her leadership campaign to become prime minister said she wanted to tackle health inequalities. As prime minister she could help protect the next generation …

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SpaceX's Triumphant Falcon 9 Makes Its Proud Return to Dry Land

Cranes gingerly lifted the rocket of its barge at Port Canaveral.<p>A little less than a week after its successful landing on a barge, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has come ashore at Port Canaveral, where a series of cranes lifted the spent first stage back onto dry land. It's a heck of a sight to …

Newly Discovered State of Matter Could Be a Breakthrough for Quantum Computing

Quantum spin liquids seem to defy the laws of nature.<p>Physicists have finally detected the existence of a mysterious new state of matter known as quantum spin liquid in a real material.<p>This new discovery is not only exciting in its own right, it presents vast possibilities for the future of quantum …

Astronomers Discover The Biggest Object in The Universe So Far - The BOSS Great Wall

It's 1 billion light-years long.<p>As if staring up at the night sky didn’t make us feel small already, astronomers have recently announced the …

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University of California

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute, with colleagues in China, have developed a new, regenerative medicine approach to remove congenital cataracts in infants, permitting remaining stem cells to regrow functional lenses.<p>The treatment, which …

Hubble sets 'new cosmic distance record'

<b>The Hubble Space Telescope has spied the most distant galaxy yet.</b><p>It is so far away that the light from this extremely faint collection of stars, catalogued as GN-z11, has taken some 13.4 billion years to reach us.<p>Or to put that another way - Hubble sees the galaxy as it was just 400 million years …

What Not Sleeping For A Week Does To Your Brain And Body

Sleep deprivation can be torture -- and that's why it's been used as an interrogation technique.<p>We know that sleep deprivation isn't good for our health. But taken to the extreme, sleep deprivation completely erodes the mind and body, and could eventually lead to death. For this reason, it's been …

China to relocate 10,000 people to make way for telescope

<b>China is preparing to relocate nearly 10,000 people to make way for the world's largest radio telescope.</b><p>Residents will be moved from their homes in the south-western province of Guizhou to prevent interference with the telescope's electromagnetism.<p>The project's lead scientists told China's state …

Florida 18-Year-Old Arrested For Allegedly Operating Fake Medical Practice

"He's not out doing drugs, he's not out trying to rob nobody. He's trying to do something constructive."<p>An 18-year-old Florida man has been arrested for allegedly operating a fake medical practice.<p>Malachi A. Love-Robinson is accused of seeing patients at his New Birth New Life Medical Center and …

Why you really should get excited about gravitational waves

By William Njobvu <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>It's a 100-year-old unsolved mystery, the only bit of Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity that's never been proved.</b><p>Until now.<p>The secret of the universe has been revealed, in the form of gravitational waves (we'll explain them in a minute).<p>"It's the first …

This computer can tell what people are thinking instantaneously

A new computer program can decode people's thoughts almost in real time, new research shows.<p>Researchers can predict what people are seeing based on …

Apple is developing charging tech that works from a distance

Apple wants you to be able to charge your iPhones and iPads even from afar, and it's developing the wireless technology to make that a reality, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. Cupertino is reportedly working with partners both in the US and in Asia to conjure up a way to beam power to its devices from …

This device could improve everything from self-driving cars to brain surgery

The researchers have developed the world's first portable, 64-channel wearable brain activity monitoring system, which comes with a dry-electrode wearable EEG headset and a software suite to interpret and analyse the data.<p>EEG is a technology that involves attaching numerous small sensors to the …

Gene editing tech named Science magazine’s Breakthrough of the Year

The technique lets us edit just about any piece of DNA in a living cell or organism.<p>CRISPR, a genome-editing technology that has been progressing …