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First attempt at human head transplant announced

Italian neurosurgeon Dr Sergio Canavero announced the details of his plan to perform the first transplant of a human head.

Travel Warnings for South Korea as MERS Virus Spreads

Hong Kong and Macau have issued warnings against travelling to South Korea after a seventh person died from the virus. 

In Hong Kong the Security Bureau announced a 'red' travel alert which is the second highest, which urges people to avoid non-essential travel to South Korea. Macau also announced a travel alert, and said it would require people entering local healthcare facilities to wear masks as a precaution against MERS.

Acting Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said security and health officials had been in talks with travel agencies to discuss the latest situation in Korea.

“The Security Bureau has agreed that if the issue of public health affects Hong Kong people’s health, [it] can use this travel alert system to issue a clearer message for the [travel] industry to follow,” she said.

In South Korea, more than 2000 people have been quarantined and all confirmed cases of the virus have been traced back to the original patient.

By Fiona Carty


LSD: A medicinal drug for the future?

Recent studies have sought to investigate the medicinal advantages of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and have uncovered evidence of the drug as advantageous in the treatment of depression, addition, and schizophrenia amongst other mental illnesses.

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 Criticised

Monday night in London saw the release of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2015, in the face of heated criticism of the voting system employed. Criticism levelled has included accusations of arbitrary and corrupted judging, government-funded meals and trips for journalist, and parties with vested interests comprising a third of the voting body. Additionally, there is no requirement ...

Pharrell buys a $7 Million Mansion in Hollywood and it looks familiar…

Singer Pharrell Williams has just bought a steel and glass mansion in the Hollywood Hills for $7.14 million. Various sources have begun drawing similarities with this newly bought Pharrell’s property to the mansion that was introduced to us in the film Crazy Stupid Love, in which the actor Ryan Gosling takes Emma Stone home for the first time. Here are some images that ...

Britain set for a big heatwave

Britain’s weather is about to go head to head with the hot weather conditions in countries such as Turkey, Morocco, and Portugal. Weather Forecasters have revealed that rain and gale-force winds will give way to plenty of hot sunshine, with this week’s temperatures predicted to soar past 28C (82F). The Mediterranean style weather, which will begin this Wednesday, is completely ...

Brits believe in crazy myths about the weather

About a third of Brits have confessed to believing that it rains when cows lie down. Michael Fish, the BBC weather presenter, has revealed that approximately 79% of British people believe in weather myths. The 31% of people who took part in the survey informed that they genuinely thought when cows lie down it means it’s going to rain, although ...

‘Major milestone’ in cancer treatment

“In the 20 years that I’ve been in practice, I consider this a major milestone,” said Dr Julie Brahmer of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, leader of the study involving the cancer-treating drugs.

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