Netflix series Stranger Things season 3 sees the Hawkins crew enjoying the more normal aspects of growing up - romance, friendship, the sunshine - but threats lurk behind every corner as a result of the evils in the Upside Down. … [Read more...] about Stranger Things 3 end credits scene explained: What just happened?
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons What is ICAN? The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons came to life only ten years before winning the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Officially formed in Vienna on the sidelines of a nuclear non-proliferation conference, the non-profit functions as a global umbrella organization that unites groups working towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons. ICAN has 468 partner groups in 101 countries. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump confirms US will pull out of nuclear arms pact with Russia
PULLING OUR LEGS Great news for fans of slightly twisted, gleefully brutal cringe-comedy: seven years after the end of Pulling, Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly are making a new sitcom. Their pilot, The Circuit, deals with a dinner party gone hideously wrong. … [Read more...] about The populist: items of interest this week
Patients were recruited from around England and all injected with a copy of the single gene responsible for causing blood to clot, which they were missing at birth. The treatment given at a low dose in the first two patients did not work. But the 13 subsequently treated at a higher dose have all stopped their regular injections. More than a year on, 11 of them have levels of the blood clotting protein Factor VIII that are at or near normal. … [Read more...] about Leap forward towards gene therapy cure for haemophilia A
Having arrived by train and bicycle – the sort of transport option that gets the CAT seal of approval – I was greeted with the sight of a funicular railway that takes visitors up the steep hill to the entrance (naturally, it’s powered hydraulically using water from a small reservoir). My lodging for the duration was a room in an eco-friendly building, and meals were taken at CAT’s vegetarian/vegan cafe, where the helpings were plentiful and the ingredients either grown on site or sourced as locally as possible. … [Read more...] about Build your own tiny house on a short break in Wales