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July

GOOD
NEWS

TWEET
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TWEET
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Life-extending drinks (and beliefs), Ireland rights
its wrongs and female pundits win the World Cup

Food

Technology

LIVER LONGER LIFE

PATH TO SAFETY
Think a connected fridge
is peak "smart" tech?
You're wrong. Coming
to a half-mile stretch of
Colorado concrete is an
Integrated Roadways
smart pavement, which
detects when and where
a car has driven off the
road. It then alerts the
emergency services and
helps shorten response
times. Hope it's not rolled
out at a pedestrian pace.

Gay rights
IRELAND SAYS SORRY
Ireland has officially
apologised to homosexuals
punished before the ban
on same-sex activity was
lifted in 1993. During the
darkest days of the ban
between 1962-1972, there
were an astonishing 455
convictions. Taoiseach
Leo Varadkar, who
is gay himself, said:
"We cannot erase
the wrong that was
done, but we have
learned as a society
from their suffering."

Equality
GREAT SCOTT
OK, VAR (video assistant
referee) might have had
a worse World Cup than
Lionel Messi and Cristiano
Ronaldo combined but, in
happier news, feminism
and equality have played
a metaphorical blinder.
How so? Well, it's largely
thanks to studio pundits
Alex Scott and Eni Aluko,
who have shone for the
BBC and ITV respectively.
Clichés and stock lines?
Not on their teamsheet.
The duo have proved
nothing quite beats doing
research, having good
knowledge, preparing
properly and oozing
charisma, rather than
leaning on tired 'banter'.
It wasn't all that long ago
football punditry was still
very much seen as a job
for the boys. Thanks to
Scott and Aluko's on-point
insight, such a notion now
seems as laughable as a
VAR-awarded penalty.

Long considered tea's
unhinged cousin, new
research has found coffee
might be good for your
liver. Emily Hu, a doctoral
student at Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public
Health, poured over the
results of more than 14,000
subjects tested over 26 years,
and those who drank three
or more cups a day enjoyed
a 21% lower chance of
suffering from liver-related
illness. Let's all celebrate
with a pint. Of coffee.

Health
GOD 1-0 ATHIESTS
If you're religious, get ready
to gloat: belief in a higher
power can help extend your
life. An Ohio State team, led
by doctoral researcher Laura
Wallace, chalked one up for
deities, as Wallace explains:
"Religious affiliation had
nearly as strong an effect
on longevity as gender." No
word on coming back from
the dead, though...

BA LA N CE July 2018

Environment
THE EARTH MOVED
News of the earth rising
would usually send
folk into frenzied terror
normally reserved for
B-movies. However, this is
a positive. Land beneath
the west Antarctic ice
sheet is rising at a rate of a
whopping 41mm per year,
which should prevent
further ice loss and prove
vital in the war on climate
change, especially as
this sheet is responsible
for a quarter of earth's
melting ice each year. "It's
a game-changer," says
Terry Wilson, Professor
Emeritus at Ohio State's
School of Earth Sciences.
"We previously thought
uplift would occur slowly
over thousands of years.
Our results suggest this
may only take decades."
Maybe Hell is on course
for that cold snap after all?

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