Prof Hopper told Nine News: "If one is predisposed to certain symptoms, the other one is likely to experience the same thing because of their genetics. But that doesn't mean twins are more susceptible to contracting or dying from coronavirus. … [Read more...] about Twins more likely to die from coronavirus if their sibling has, scientists find
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'The most important thing for me is not weather he is sent to a mental hospital or jail, it's just that he remains off the streets (and) he is never let out,' said Vegard Groslie Wennesland, a survivor of the attack, before the verdict. … [Read more...] about I wish he’d got 21 years for each of his 77 victims: Mother of teenager slain by Breivik attacks sentence that could see him free in a decade
Like many other countries, Italy records only the deaths of people who have tested positive for the virus. However, ‘there has not been massive screening in care homes, so we do not know the exact number of Covid-19 cases and related deaths there’, says Eleonora Perobelli, a researcher in long-term care and government policy at SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan. … [Read more...] about Is Britain REALLY the sick man of Europe? We’ve had the most deaths but figures reveal there’s more to the story than meets the eye
Don’t You Want Me was to crown the breakout year for electronic pop music – Soft Cell had hit the top of the charts in the same year as the Human League, but Tainted Love had the sneaky advantage of being a cover. Depeche Mode were bubbling up in Basildon, OMD had released the arch yet sumptuous Architecture and Morality, but with 2m record sales, the 1981 Christmas No 1 under its belt, and a US No 1 to boot, Don’t You Want Me is arguably the first synth-pop smash hit. … [Read more...] about The 100 greatest UK No 1s: No 7, The Human League – Don’t You Want Me
I've worn a light beard (light due to genetics rather than taste) for much of my adult life now, and I'd have to admit that I grew it at first with a vague, possibly ridiculous sense of counter-cultural defiance. I felt, (and probably still do feel, a little) that it gave me a tiny extra bit of gravitas, a manly, grown-up demeanour. It also serves as an excellent addition to one's deep-in-thought face. … [Read more...] about To beard or not to beard?