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Tim Sandle

Editor-at-Large based in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. Joined on Oct 1, 2011
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Compounding pharmacy meningiits case owners arrested

Two co-founders along with 12 other former employees of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy, linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people, have been arrested. One charge is second-degree murder.

British badger cull misses target

London - Fewer than half the required number of badgers have been killed in this year's controversial cull in, according to the British Government.

Italian movie star Virna Lisi has died

Italian screen star Virna Lisi, famed in the 1960s for appearing opposite stars like Frank Sinatra, has died at the age of 78.

Parent's video of school nativity play pulled offline

Abercynon - The parents of four year-old Emmi-Rai Homes were ordered to remove a video recording of their child in school Nativity play. This was because it broke the school rules relating to child protection.

New tips for keeping healthy on cruise ships

London - With the festive season fast approaching and the drop in temperatures, many people look forward to winter sun holidays, including cruises. Some new advice has been issued to help people stay healthy while enjoying a cruise ship holiday.

Mixed results for hospital acquired infections in England

London - The number of cases of hospital acquired infection in English hospitals has slowed down, meaning fewer people are contracting pathogens like MRSA from the clinical setting. However, rates of C. diff are up.

WHO reveals high risk TB countries

The estimated rate of tuberculosis (TB) per 100,000 people, compiled from World Health Organisation (WHO) data for each country (2013), shows a rise. There are some interesting geographical findings.

Seed munching monkeys aid forest regrowth

The dispersal of tree seeds by New World primates is essential for the continuation and regeneration of the world’s forests, according to new research between primatologists and plant geneticists.

Vultures developed resistance for their horrifying diets

Copenhage - One question that has puzzled scientists is how vultures can live on a diet of carrion that would at least trigger severe food-poisoning, and probably kill most other animals.

Vegetable oil extract destroys gut pathogen

To combat infection by a common gut pathogen, scientists have develop a nanoparticle treatment that is based on vegetable oil. The researchers are claiming that the treatment is safe.

Apple 1 sells for $365,000

New York - A fully operational Apple 1 computer has been sold at auction for $365,000. The computer was sold at auction house Christie's in New York.

Researchers find shift work triggers obesity and ill-health

London - New research has found that there are higher rates of obesity and ill-health in shift workers when compared with the general population.

No 'human rights' for chimpanzees

New York - A U.S court has ruled that a chimpanzee is not entitled to the same rights as people and does not have be freed from captivity.

First color image of Comet 67P, and it's gray

The first color image from the Rosetta spacecraft shows that Comet 67P has been released by the European Space Agency and, somewhat disappointingly, it is grey.

Lewis Hamilton is BBC sports personality of the year

Lewis Hamilton has been voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014. This is an annual award where television viewers vote for the outstanding sports star of the past twelve months.

Super K computer in action

Tokyo - The University of Tsukuba and Fujitsu recently won the 2014 HPC Challenge, which evaluates computing power. The university has released a video with the computer in action.

Christmas at Kew Gardens in London Special

London - Kew Gardens in London is holding a special event in the run-up to Christmas. Each evening the gardens are lit up along a mile-long walkway. As visitors wander through there are various entertainments, food, drink and plenty of Christmas cheer!

James Bond movie script stolen

In a script worth of a British secret agent it would appear that an early version of the script for the new James Bond film has been stolen by hackers.

Europe revises its stance on GM crops

A new agreement in the European Union allows genetically engineered crops to be approved without member-state votes. This represents a U-turn for before all member states needed to agree. The new policy will allow several GMO foods to enter the market.

Seeing into cells with super-res microscopy

Philadelphia - New super-resolution microscopy allows scientists to see the make-up of cells in more detail than ever before. This allows the observation of many biological structures not resolvable in conventional fluorescence microscopy.
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