Month: January 2018

Europol head fears loss of UK influence after Brexit

Britain will lose influence on cross-border policing and security after Brexit, the outgoing head of Europol has told the BBC. Rob Wainwright steps down in April, after nine years, as talks begin on what happens once the British flag leaves the Europol boardroom table. “There will be a loss of influence, there’s no doubt about …

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New Study: Change Is Good Even Later in Life For Heart Health

It seems it truly never is too late to adopt an active lifestyle and reap the health benefits. New research from cardiologists at UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources is showing with a specific fitness regimen, individuals having had more sedentary lifestyles can undo the damage caused to their hearts. This comes from the heart’s …

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Google Flights will now predict airline delays – before the airlines do

Google is rolling out a few new features to its Google Flights search engine to help travellers tackle some of the more frustrating aspects of air travel – delays and the complexities of the cheaper, Basic Economy fares. With the regard to delays, Google Flights won’t just be pulling in information from the airlines directly, …

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UK ‘Nowhere Near Ready’ To Recycle Its Own Plastic

The UK is presently “nowhere near ready” to create the number of recycling plants required should the Government decide that all plastic waste must now be recycled on home soil, says compliance specialist Ecosurety. It says the country will therefore need to continue to export its plastic waste overseas and/or incinerate it in the near …

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Health Foundation awards largest ever grant to healthcare improvement institute

A new research institute is hoping to create a world-leading asset for the NHS by improving the science behind healthcare organisation and delivery. The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute (THIS Institute), led by the University of Cambridge, follows the principle that efforts to improve care should always be based on the highest quality evidence. Some evidence will be …

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Major (positive) ramifications for US space industry if Falcon Heavy Launch goes according to plan

As the head of the recently established National Space Council, Vice President Mike Pence is the most important person in the United States when it comes to determining space policy. In this role, Pence oversees the development of US military, civil, and commercial space efforts. The Trump administration has come into office at a time …

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Small modular reactors ‘crucial’ to power sector decarbonisation, report finds

Small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) will be a crucial technology in the UK’s bid to decarbonise its power supply, a new report has concluded. Published today, Policy Exchange’s ‘Small Modular Reactors: The next big thing in energy?’ report finds that SMRs will be necessary to offset the limitations of renewable energy sources as the UK’s …

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