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May, 2016

 

Virgin Australia Reveals Its New Sleek Business Class Cabin

Virgin Australia Reveals Its New Sleek Business Class Cabin Virgin Airlines has long been in the forefront of offering sleek and comfortable accommodations to its passengers and just revealed its newest business class cabin on Virgin Australia. Called The Business, the new setup will be available on flights that fly to Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi. Onboard passengers will be able to get up from their seats and mingle at the onboard bar and lounge making 15-hour flights a little less painful. When it comes time to catching some shut-eye, there willRead More


First osmosis power plant goes on stream in Norway

First osmosis power plant goes on stream in Norway The world’s first prototype osmotic power station came on stream this week. Sited on the banks of the Oslo fjord in southern Norway, it generates electricity using the natural process that keeps plants standing upright and the cells of our own bodies swollen, rigid and hydrated. Osmosis occurs wherever two solutions of different concentrations meet at a semipermeable membrane. The spontaneous passage of water from dilute to concentrated solutions through the membrane generates a pressure difference that can be harnessed toRead More


Spring Has Sprung In The Arctic … But It’s Way Too Early For It

Spring Has Sprung In The Arctic … But It’s Way Too Early For It One of the coldest places on Earth is already starting to see signs of spring — a good month or two before it should, according to researchers. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday that Barrow Observatory, located 320 miles north of the Arctic Circle, just reported the earliest snowmelt in 78 years of recorded history. “It looks like late June or early July right now,” David Douglas, a research biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey,Read More


Naked bike rider spotted in quiet Suffolk village

Naked bike rider spotted in quiet Suffolk village A naked cyclist was spotted riding through a leafy Suffolk village yesterday, sparking a widespread hunt for the helmeted individual. The man rode through the town of Crowfield yesterday morning at around 10am, despite some rather brisk weather. A runner told the East Anglian Daily Times: “I was out for a run with my wife on one of our favourite routes from Crowfield to Helmingham and back. “It was the final mile, on the Ipswich Road, on the approach to Crowfield village,Read More


Official advice on low-fat diet and cholesterol is wrong, says health charity

Official advice on low-fat diet and cholesterol is wrong, says health charity Urging people to follow low-fat diets and to lower their cholesterol is having “disastrous health consequences”, a health charity has warned. In a damning report that accuses major public health bodies of colluding with the food industry, the National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration call for a “major overhaul” of current dietary guidelines. They say the focus on low-fat diets is failing to address Britain’s obesity crisis, while snacking between meals is making people fat. Instead,Read More