Tag: England

Bee Swarm Takes Over London Street

ENGLAND (KFXV) — A bee swarm passing through London, England looks like something out of a movie. The woman who recorded it said this happened during rush hour. Videos show people on the street watching the scene while others were trying to escape the bees. Transport for London posted on one of their twitter accounts: “Greenwich #beetime the pedestrian crossing on Greenwich one way system is partially obstructed by bees. Please approach with...

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Stone Age cannibals: Hunting each other not worth the hassle

BY MALCOLM RITTER NEW YORK (AP) — You know those snacks that are OK if they’re handy, but not worth the bother if you have to go track them down? Our Stone Age forerunners may have felt the same way about eating each other. Neanderthals and prehistoric members of our own species occasionally practiced cannibalism and explaining that is a scientific challenge. Generally, it has been attributed to factors like starvation, violence between groups or ceremonial practices following a death. Now a new study suggests they were probably not hunting each other just for food. That’s because “we are...

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It’s all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds

Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more often, new research suggests. Even people who get less exercise than recommended have less risk than folks who don’t break a sweat at all. "If someone is completely inactive, the best thing they can do is even getting out and taking a walk," said Hannah Arem, a health researcher at George Washington University. For people who think they don’t have enough time for...

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First Virus-hunter In Space Will Test DNA-decoding Device

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first virus-hunter in space is all set to conduct some cosmic, new DNA research. Newly arrived space station astronaut Kate Rubins will attempt to complete the first full-blown DNA decoding, or “sequencing,” in orbit with a pocket-size device that should be delivered next week. “We’re really interested in how this works in microgravity. It’s never been done before,” she said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, four days after arriving at the International Space Station. She said the benefits of DNA sequencing in space are huge. She noted it also...

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Legend, Pitt Among Stars Taking New Power Role: Tv Producer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The actor’s longtime lament: “What I really want to do is direct.” The revised version: “I want to produce.” More entertainers are getting the chance to play the role of producer as the expanding universe of cable channels and, especially, online platforms make for big opportunities on small screens. With motivations ranging from passion projects to career advancement, stars – and even their journeymen counterparts – are getting into the game. “Actors need to produce because they need to control material and be ahead of the business,” said Roy Ashton, the Gersh Agency’s head of...

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