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Nobel laureate joins another exclusive club

Nobel laureate joins another exclusive club

Science
A UK molecular biologist who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2017 is to join another elite grouping. Dr Richard Henderson has been made a Companion of Honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The order is a special award held by only 65 people at any one time. Dr Henderson, who lives in Cambridge, won the Nobel for helping to develop cryo-electron microscopy - a technique that allows the intricate structures of biological molecules to be imaged. King George V established the Order of the Companions of Honour in 1917. It recognises people who have made an extraordinary contribution to British life over a long period. The molecular biologist will keep company with the likes of author JK Rowling, DNA profiling pioneer Si...
Fancy another Clancy? Abbey's little sister Elle launches fashion career

Fancy another Clancy? Abbey's little sister Elle launches fashion career

Entertainment
NC BEAUTY: Elle Clancy modelling the new collection for Faith, in Debenhams But Elle Clancy, 18, says sibling Abbey is the biggest inspiration behind her new fashion career.Posing in her first major campaign for Faith at Debenhams, the Liverpudlian looks every inch the striking figure you’d expect with such enviable genes.However, Elle admits a mystery illness a couple of years ago nearly ruined her good looks forever.She explains: “I was quite unwell. It was a really stressful time and I felt terrible. I put on two stone and it was such a struggle to lose it.“My skin flared up really badly and my hair started to fall out. I didn’t know why or what was happening to me.”Luckily, Elle ma...
Another email about privacy and data? Here's why

Another email about privacy and data? Here's why

Technology
"Updates to our privacy policy", "Stay connected", "Data law changes": You have probably had lots of these emails recently from various companies and organisations - but what's it all about? It's to do with a huge shake-up of data protection laws, with a tougher European standard soon kicking in and companies worried about the potential for huge fines.The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means many groups who currently send you emails need to confirm you consent to them using your personal details.For example, if you are still okay to receive marketing information and promotions.It means consent can no longer be assumed. Pre-ticked boxes that you have to uncheck are now banned; as is hiding consent in the middle of long chunks of legal text.Some companies who ...
Aussie coach quits in another tearful news conference

Aussie coach quits in another tearful news conference

World
Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann has tearfully resigned - just hours after disgraced former captain Steve Smith broke down before the world's media.Lehmann will quit after the current Test series in South Africa after three players were sent home for ball-tampering.The Australian coach was cleared by Cricket Australia of having a role in the cheat scandal but told a news conference "it's the right time to step away".He said: "I'm ultimately responsible for the culture of the team and I've been thinking about my position for a while."Despite telling media yesterday that I'm not resigning, after reviewing Steve and Cameron's hurting it's only fair that I make this decision."This will allow Cricket Australia to complete a full review into the culture of the team and allow them to imple...
Another season, another historic low for Arctic wintertime sea ice

Another season, another historic low for Arctic wintertime sea ice

Science
March 23 (UPI) -- The maximum extent of the Arctic's wintertime sea ice, reached last week, marked another historic low. According to the latest analysis, it was the second lowest since satellites began tracking the phenomenon 39 years ago.Every year, the Arctic's sea ice grows in the winter and shrinks in the summer, reaching two extents, a maximum and a minimum. In recent years, both extents have been increasingly small.Just ahead of the official end of winter, the Arctic sea ice reached its maximum extent on March 17, a grand total of 5.59 million square miles, 448,000 fewer square miles miles than the average maximum extent measured between 1981 and 2001.This year's maximum extent measure just 23,200 more square miles than last year's record low maximum extent.The four smallest maximum...