Saturday, March 23, 2019

Industrial

Environmental Audit Committee’s report proposes a “producer responsibility” scheme in which producers would pay a 1p charge per garment to improve clothing collection and recycling in order to address textile waste | Aspioneer

Tackling throwaway culture will take far more than a 1p tax

Clothing in Britain is increasingly characterised by a high volume/low value approach to business. Judging by past precedent, consumers will discard some 680m items of...
Previously, when researchers studied cancer, they used to take a piece of the tumour and analyse it as a whole without understanding the life history of each tumour | Aspioneer

Researchers develop a new DNA sequencing technique to analyse cancer cell’s...

A new DNA sequencing technique lets scientists track genetic errors in individual cancer cells. For the first time, they can reconstruct a tumour’s life...
The recent trend of mindful eating has once again thrust Fletcherism into the spotlight | Aspioneer

How eating mindfully can transform your physical and mental health

In recent years, mindfulness – defined as “a mental state or attitude in which one focuses one’s awareness on the present moment” – has become embedded...
Your DNA has become a valuable commodity. Companies such as 23andMe may charge you for an analysis of your genetic profile, but they make their real money from selling that data on to other companies | Aspioneer

Personal DNA test for research, but what about privacy risks?

Your DNA has become a valuable commodity. Companies such as 23andMe may charge you for an analysis of your genetic profile, but they make...
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The Retail Summit, 2019

Digital disruption and a change in consumer expectations are driving a profound transformation in retail. A new generation of retailers are delivering...
SpaceIL’s Beresheet – Hebrew for “In the Beginning” – will become the first privately funded mission to launch from Earth and land on the moon, and the first spacecraft to propel itself over the lunar surface after landing by “hopping” on its rocket engine to a second landing spot | Aspioneer

Israel’s Beresheet is the first private spacecraft to head to the...

“Moon of Israel” is an epic 1924 film from the golden era of silent movies, and helped launch the directing career of Michael Curtiz,...
The British high street is a horror story just now | Aspioneer

Consumerism in the millennial era

Christmas may seem like a distant memory, but retailers won’t forget it in a hurry: it was the worst on the UK high street since 2008. Marks...
Five easy ways to be healthier in 2019 based on evidence | Aspioneer

Five easy ways to be healthier in 2019

It’s the start of a new year and there is no doubt that 2019 will be as saturated with nutritional nonsense as 2018. From...

Birth of first gene-edited babies broadens the ethical debate about human...

The media is buzzing with the surprise news that a Chinese researcher, Jainkui He, has created the world’s first genome-edited twins. He did this, ostensibly, to provide resistance...

Taking antibiotics for cold and flu is a bad idea

Winter is well and truly on its way. For many, this conjures up images of log fires, mistletoe and festive feasts. But it can...

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