‘Part of your body’: Japanese scientists reveal on-skin display..
The researchers from the University of Tokyo and Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) showcased their work at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. The display consists of a one-millimeter-thick rubber sheet embedded with some 400 micro-LEDs that can be stretched and twisted without breaking the circuit.
The device can be worn on the skin for a week without causing irritation, during which time its wireless communication module can transmit medical data to doctors from their patients, which is particularly useful for elderly or disabled patients who have difficulties using existing devices….
Averaging at 177 cases a day, child sex crime allegations including rape and grooming are at a record high in the UK, the NSPCC has warned.
Figures compiled from Freedom of Information requests submitted to police forces across Britain found there were a total of 64,667 sex crimes against children under the age of 18 reported in 2016/17 — a rise of 15 per cent from the previous year.
Almost 14,000 of the cases involved alleged offences against children aged 10 or under, while 2,788 were allegedly carried out against children aged four or under.
NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless said: “This dramatic rise is extremely concerning and shows just how extensive child sexual abuse is.
“These abhorrent crimes can shatter a child’s life, leaving them to feel humiliated, depressed or even suicidal….
A state of emergency is declared in many parts of New Zealand as Cyclone Gita makes landfall and divides into two storms!
As Cyclone Gita approaches the country central New Zealand is bracing for heavy rain and high winds.
Dozens of schools and some roads have already been closed on the West Coast and Nelson today. Westland District Council Emergency Operations Centre activated this morning at 11am.
Grey District has followed Buller and Christchurch in declaring a state of emergency.
Grey District Council says the move is a precaution at this stage as the predicted weather is showing the worst is still to come.
State Highway Six is closed from Hokitika to Franz Josef, with an update due at 9 am tomorrow Morning.
The storm is expected to intensity from 6pm and last for at least 12 hours with the wind intensity significant from 4pm through to 10pm. Gale force southeast winds are currently hitting South Westland especially Hari Hari and Whataroa.
Rainfall totals are expected to be in the range of 90mm to 120mm.
A state of emergency is declared in many parts of New Zealand as Cyclone Gita makes landfall and incredibly is set to split into two storms later today….
Measles cases surge 400% across Europe due to ‘vaccine supply issues’
Reports of the disease, which can cause inflammation of the brain and pneumonia, reached an all time low in 2016. But the WHO has released new data revealing a sudden rise in measles cases.
More than 20,000 cases of measles, for which there is no specific medication, were documented in Europe during 2017. The countries worst affected were Romania, with 5,562 new cases, along with Italy and Ukraine, which experienced a combined total of 9,773 potentially fatal measles reports.
“Every new person affected by measles in Europe reminds us that unvaccinated children and adults, regardless of where they live, remain at risk of catching the disease and spreading it to others who may not be able to get vaccinated,” said Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO regional director for Europe….
New blood and urine test can detect autism in children
Researchers from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, studied 38 children that were diagnosed with so-called autism spectrum disorders (ASD), as well as a control group of 31 other children aged between five and 12. Analysis of blood and urine samples from the two groups were fed into a machine-learning algorithm, which helped produced a mathematical equation to distinguish between the children who had ASD and the healthy controls.
“Our discovery could lead to earlier diagnosis and intervention,” Dr Naila Rabbani, the leader of the study, said in a statement. “We hope the tests will also reveal new causative factors.”
— RT (@RT_com) December 30, 2017
Autism disorders mainly affect social interaction, and can include a number of behavioural problems, including speech disturbances, compulsive behaviour, hyperactivity, anxiety and a difficulty adapting to new environments….
3 men arrested for ‘cannibalism’ after violent Paris brawl
The three suspects, all Cape Verdeans, argued with a fourth man about money in the commune of Clichy-sous-Bois in eastern Paris at around 6:00 pm on Sunday, Le Parisien reports. The row quickly escalated into a brawl, during which, the suspects allegedly bit the victim’s left ear and lower lip, apparently swallowing bits of his flesh. Their victim managed to fight off his attackers, injuring one of them on the ankle before police and passers-by intervened.
‘Canterbury Cannibal’ moves to US: ‘He’s here, but I cannot tell you why’, Washington County Sheriff says https://t.co/GaaqqdssFh….
I want to drink your blood: Vampire bat’s genetic secrets revealed
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – If you want to know how vampire bats can survive on a diet that — as everyone knows — consists exclusively of blood, the answer is simple. It’s in their genes.
Scientists on Monday said they have mapped for the first time the complete genome of a vampire bat, finding that this flying mammal boasts numerous genetic traits that help it thrive on an exotic food source that offers nutritional disadvantages and exposes it to blood-borne pathogens.
The researchers compared the genome of the common vampire bat, scientific name Desmodus rotundus, to genomes of bat species that eat nectar, fruit, insects and meat. They also examined microbial DNA from its droppings.
Nine injured in collision between train, truck near Keila
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a tractor-trailer and an Elron passenger train collided at the Kulna crossing on the outskirts of Keila in Harju County. Nine people were transported to the hospital, of which the engineer and truck driver are in critical condition.
Rescue workers had to cut the truck driver out of his vehicle, the impact of which caused the passenger train to partially derail, a North Prefecture spokesperson told ERR.
In addition to the engineer and truck driver, some passengers on the train sustained injuries as well. No deaths have been reported….
All the prophecies the bible said will happen in end times, are happening or almost complete at present