Lefty language

By | September 29, 2016

Image copyright Reuters/AP A feature of the fight for control of the Labour Party over the past year has been a fair amount of finger-pointing, with leader Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters decried as “Trots” and “anarcho-syndicalists” and his critics branded “Blairites” and “neoliberals”. What do all these terms mean? Socialism Image copyright Hulton/Getty Image caption A commitment to socialism… Read More »

South African teen wins Google prize for orange peel innovation

By | September 29, 2016

Image copyright Google Image caption Kiara Nirghin hopes that the results of her experiment will benefit farmers A 16-year-old South African schoolgirl has won the grand prize at Google’s science fair for using orange peel to develop a cheap super-absorbent material to help soil retain water. Kiara Nirghin beat students from around the world for a $50,000 (£38,000)… Read More »

Could 3D printed hair follicles help with hair loss?

By | September 29, 2016

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Billions of pounds are spent on hair loss treatments every year Hair follicles created by a process similar to 3D printing could one day be used as implants, L’Oreal has said. The cosmetics firm is partnering with a French bio-printing company called Poietis, which has developed a form of laser printing for cell-based… Read More »

Metallica interview: 'We've earned our grey hair'

By | September 29, 2016

In an exclusive interview for BBC 6 Music, Metallica discuss their new album, Hardwired … to Self-Destruct. Image copyright VIRGIN / EMI Image caption Metallica (L-R): Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo and James Hetfield Metallica unveiled their 11th studio album, Hardwired … to Self-Destruct, at Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios in New York on Tuesday night. Eight… Read More »

Testing decision

By | September 29, 2016

Ninety per cent of people in the UK who know their child will be born with Down’s syndrome have an abortion – so there are concerns a new, highly accurate test to identify babies with the condition, will lead to even more terminations. “The doctor said to us: ‘I’m sorry, I’m so sorry.’ The nurse on duty cried.… Read More »

Simon Weston biopic in the pipeline

By | September 29, 2016

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Simon Weston was made a CBE in March for his charity work A biopic of Falklands War veteran Simon Weston is to be made by a London-based company whose recent output includes a drama about Winston Churchill. Jonathan Teplitzky, director of that film and 2013’s The Railway Man, is attached to direct… Read More »

Young women 'high mental health risk'

By | September 29, 2016

Image copyright Thinkstock Young women have emerged as a high risk group for mental health problems, according to new data released by NHS Digital. The Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing found that one in five women reported a common mental disorder in 2014, compared to one in eight men. Young women also have high rates of self-harm… Read More »