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Post40Bloggers - unhappy woman and vitamin pills
For Linus Pauling, it all started to go wrong when he changed his breakfast routine. In 1964, at the age of 65, he started adding vitamin C to his orange juice in the morning. It was like adding sugar to Coca Cola, and he believed – wholeheartedly, sometimes vehemently...
Post-40 Bloggers - EU and British flags re referendum
Remember the school playground when everyone got the joke but you? You laughed along anyway praying no-one would ask you to explain it since only a dolt wouldn't get it, right? The UK referendum on 23 June 2016 is a bit like that, where everyone has taken a side...
Post-40 Bloggers - students cheating SATS
A "rogue marker" leaked a test the day before it was taken on Tuesday by children aged 10 and 11 in England, the Department for Education has said. The Sats answers had been mistakenly published on Monday on a password-protected website for test markers, schools minister Nick Gibb told MPs. He...
Google driverless car, photo credit Google/EPA
Regulators in California have published draft proposals designed to pave the way for the public to start using self-driving cars on the roads. However, the cautious recommendations from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will, initially at least, insist on a fully licensed driver being behind the wheel, ready...
Sugar-free Victoria Sponge
As a widow of someone who had Type 1 diabetes and the mother of a teenager who has Type 1 diabetes, I know first hand the complications that arise from not regulating blood sugar properly. In that quest, sugar substitutes and sweeteners become a staple, but how do you...
The Great British Bake Off Illustrator, Tom Hovey, photo credit BBC
How did you get the job of the GBBO illustrator? It was a case of being in the right place at the right time. I moved to London to seek fame and fortune but I had no job to go to, so a friend managed to get me a job...
Older woman in hospital bed
MPs have rejected plans for a right to die in England and Wales in their first vote on the issue in almost 20 years. In a free vote in the Commons, 118 MPs were in favour and 330 against plans to allow terminally ill adults to end their lives with...
Piece of artwork
Now science is proving what we have suspected all along, that drawing is not only enjoyable but good for you as well. A study sponsored by the BBC series Trust Me, I’m a Doctor concluded that in terms of improving memory, the adult participants who engaged in a life-drawing...
American pancakes
A big fan of the thin pancake (or crepe) we have in the UK, I was never really interested in those fluffy, flying saucer pancakes I would see on people's plates in my late husband's native country of America. That was until I tried a forkful when out to breakfast one...
Pupils texting on mobile phones
Banning mobile phones from schools has the effect of giving pupils an extra week's education over the course of an academic year, researchers say. The study, published by the London School of Economics, looked at schools in four English cities and found test scores increased by more than 6% in...
Haggis Burns supper
A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns. The suppers are normally held on or near the poet's birthday, 25 January, sometimes also known as Robert Burns Day (or Robbie Burns Day or Rabbie Burns Day or Burns Night), although they may in...
Personal DNA
The personal DNA test detects a range of gene variants - a personal DNA test that has sparked controversy in the US has launched in the UK. The UK's Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) says the 23andMe spit test, which is designed to give details about a person's...