September 15, 2019

Director to oversee delayed Edinburgh children’s hospital delivery

The health secretary appoints Mary Morgan after it emerged the £150m facility would be delayed for another year.
September 15, 2019

Taking paracetamol while pregnant could cause ADHD in kids, study says – The Irish Sun

Taking paracetamol while pregnant could cause ADHD in kids, study says  The Irish SunMUMS taking paracetamol whilst pregnant could cause hyperactivity and attention problems in kids, a new study warns. Scientists at Bristol University found a...
September 15, 2019

Dorset chef says women could solve the curry crisis

Dorset chef Sarah Ali Choudhury wants to encourage more women to work in Indian restaurants.
September 15, 2019

Illegal work practices ‘far too common’ says think tank study

Many workers report not receiving paid holidays or wage slips, says the Resolution Foundation.
September 15, 2019

Pet Shop Boys bring a pop masterclass to Hyde Park

The band rattle through their biggest hits... with a little help from their friends.
September 15, 2019

Take a look inside Walmart’s newest health clinic that’s just the start of its push into healthcare

Walmart on Friday opened up its first Walmart Health center in Dallas, Georgia. The location is located next to a Walmart Supercenter, with a separate door for those looking to use the health services.  The new clinic is...
September 15, 2019

Lewisham chicken shop fight victim named as Omar Smith

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the 34-year-old died in Lewisham.
September 15, 2019

Watford 2-2 Arsenal: Hornets cancel out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s double

Watford fight back from two goals down at half-time to draw at home to Arsenal in Quique Sanchez Flores' first match since being reappointed.
September 15, 2019

NASA astronauts are preparing for the Moon in a big water tank

NASA astronaut candidates have to meet a long list of criteria before the space agency decides they're fit to carry out important duties in space. When astronauts return to the Moon in the near future, they'll be met with challenges that few space travelers have ever endured, and NASA wants to make sure they're ready for life on another world. In a new blog post, NASA highlights one of the tools at its disposal for preparing future Moon explorers: the Neutral Buoyancy Lab located at the Johnson Space Center. In a massive water tank, astronauts experience simulated low-gravity, and they wear much more than your average swimmer. When it comes to simulating low gravity here on Earth, our options are very much limited. NASA's massive water lab is about as good as it gets, and while it's not exactly a one-to-one simulation of the Moon's low-gravity environment, it's close enough that astronauts get a good idea of what challenges await them when they arrive on the lunar surface. NASA explains:
NASA astronauts wear weighted vests and backpacks to simulate walking on the Moon, which has one-sixth the gravity of Earth.  Astronauts Drew Feustel and Don Pettit are among those training in the massive pool, which is used primarily to train astronauts for spacewalks aboard the International Space Station.
As you can see from the image, an entire team of divers aids in the simulated exercises, and the astronaut is equipped with boots and gloves that match closely with what they'll be wearing during Moonwalks. NASA is currently expecting to have crewed missions ready for travel to the Moon as soon as 2024. The mission's launch date, which was mandated by the Trump administration, shortened the timeline for a return to the Moon dramatically, and there are still plenty of experts who believe NASA will fall short of the goal and have to push things back a bit. In any case, the astronauts chosen for the missions will be ready for the Moon whenever the rockets are ready to fly.
September 15, 2019

Ashes 2019: England level series after beating Australia in final Test

England end their memorable summer by earning a 2-2 draw in the Ashes with a 135-run defeat of Australia in the fifth Test.