BBC Four

  • Behind-the-scenes archive documentary following Queen’s Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon as they record their sixth album News of the World and embark on a groundbreaking tour of North America.
  • As the band announced plans to record their next album, the expectation was it would be another production extravaganza, but Freddie, Brian, Roger and John already had other ideas.
  • With a self-imposed limit on studio time and produced entirely on their own for the first time, this stripped-back album took the fans and press by surprise and demonstrated Queen’s ability to transcend fashions.
  • To mark the 40th anniversary of the release of the News of the World album, the footage has now been carefully restored and revisited to compile this hour-long portrait of a group setting out to take the next step on their remarkable journey to becoming one of the biggest bands…
  • Revisiting many of the cities they had performed in 40 years previously and including many of the songs from that 1977 album, they prove that despite the tragic loss of Freddie Mercury over 25 years ago, Queen can still rock the world.

Follow Queen as they record their sixth album News of the World and tour North America.
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Child cancer survivor fights for better treatment

  • Vicky Forster beat leukaemia as a child.
  • Now she works as a scientist, trying to change the lives of children with the same disease.
  • Some of her team’s most recent work led to the publication of a clinical alert, advising doctors that a combination of drugs sometimes used to treat leukaemia may have a toxic effect.
  • BBC Health Check speaks to Vicky Forster as part of 100 Women science week.

Vicky Forster beat leukaemia as a child. Now she works as a scientist, trying to change the lives of children with the same disease.
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Ex-Trump aide Mike Flynn ‘offered $15m by Turkey for Gulen’

  • Image copyright – Reuters – – – – – Image caption – – Mr Flynn denies discussing anything illegal – – – – A former top White House aide was reportedly offered $15m (ÂŁ11.5m) to help forcibly remove a Muslim cleric from the US and deliver him to Turkey.Ex-national security…
  • The matter is said to have emerged in a justice department probe into alleged Russian meddling in the US election.Mr Flynn quit his post after misleading the White House about meeting a Russian envoy before President Donald Trump took office in January.The alleged plot to remove the cleric, Fethullah Gulen,…
  • NBC reported that federal investigators are also looking into whether Mr Flynn tried to push for the return of Mr Gulen to Turkey during his time as White House national security adviser.Mr Flynn’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the BBC.
  • Mr Flynn Snr was the first aide in Mr Trump’s White House to resign, after only 23 days on the job.The retired lieutenant general had admitted lying to Vice-President Mike Pence about a meeting with the Russian ambassador in which the lifting of US sanctions was discussed.Mr Flynn also failed…
  • Investigators are also looking into the actions of his son, Michel Flynn Jr, who worked closely with him at Flynn Intel Group.NBC News and The Wall Street Journal also reported that Mr Flynn and the meeting participants had discussed a way to free Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab, who is…

Michael Flynn’s lawyer strongly rejects reports that he was promised millions of dollars by Turkey.
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Smartphone obsession is like the obesity epidemic, psychologist says

Your smartphone obsession looks a lot like the obesity epidemic, MIT psychologist says

  • “You have to eat, and people need to learn how to make good food choices,” Turkle, an MIT psychologist and author of “Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other,” told Business Insider.
  • Over the past couple decades, Turkle has become a leading voice in the ways technology has been tearing at our social fabric.
  • The way much of technology is designed mirrors the food industry, Turkle said.
  • According to Turkle, the result is a society that craves its technology at all times, regardless of whether it interferes with social lives or goals, such as getting a restful night’s sleep.
  • Without any oversight that regulates how tech companies design their apps, people are left to rely on willpower alone, Turkle said.

Sherry Turkle, a psychologist at MIT, argues the way tech companies hijack people’s attention mirrors the way food manufacturers load products with sugar.
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Stanford study helps surgery patients make difficult heart valve choice

Stanford study helps surgery patients make difficult #heart valve choice:

  • More than a decade ago, when my dad needed heart valve replacement surgery, he faced a difficult decision that he discussed at length with his surgeon.
  • Like a majority of the more than 50,000 people in the United States who undergo either aortic or mitral valve replacement surgery each year, he wasn’t sure which choice was best.
  • Joseph Woo, MD, senior author of the study who performs these surgeries regularly, explains what the results could mean in the press release I wrote: – – By examining patient records obtained from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development databases, Woo and his colleagues compared the long-term…
  • The results of the study, Woo said, are particularly relevant today because of a recent trend toward younger patients choosing biological valves, primarily because they don’t want to deal with a lifetime of taking blood thinners.
  • Previously: Looking at aortic valve replacement without open heart surgery, Mysteries of the heart: Stanford Medicine magazine answers cardiovascular questions, Ask Stanford Med: Answers to your questions about heart health and cardiovascular research and Major advancement for once inoperable ailing heart valves – – Photo of Richard White courtesy of Tracie White

More than a decade ago, when my dad needed heart valve replacement surgery, he faced a difficult decision that he discussed at length with his surgeon. The
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The postcards helping a little girl recover from cancer

  • Image copyright – Mel Stocks – – – – For most of her life, Jessie Stocks has been surrounded by four grey walls and machines in Sheffield Children’s Hospital.It is the only world the two-year-old has known for the last 17 months after being diagnosed with leukaemia.Now her mum, Mel,…
  • Image copyright – Mel Stocks – – – – – Image caption – – Postcards have been sent from as far away as Florida and New Zealand – – – – Mel, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, said: “It’s already had a massive impact on Jessie.
  • Image copyright – Mel Stocks – – – – – Image caption – – Mel wants to teach her daughters about the different countries around the world – – – – Jessie had a bone marrow transplant last year but suffered complications which has meant she has been unable to…
  • Image copyright – Mel Stocks – – – – – Image caption – – Macy and Jessie have received more than 500 postcards – – – – Mel says her daughters have received around 500 postcards and letters in the post since the appeal was launched.One woman also donated a…
  • Postcards can be sent to Jessie and Macy Stocks at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Postcards are being used to decorate the room of Jessie Stocks who has been in hospital for 17 months.
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Genetically Altered Skin Saves A Boy Dying Of A Rare Disease : Shots

  • CMR Unimore/Nature – – – hide caption – – – – – toggle caption – – – – – CMR Unimore/Nature – – – – – – – Researchers grew sheets of genetically altered skin cells in the lab and used them to treat a boy with life-threatening epidermolysis bullosa….
  • De Luca used a virus to insert a healthy gene into cells taken from the boy’s skin.
  • Rafi Kopelan, 10, has epidermolysis bullosa, which causes painful blisters of the skin and mucous membranes.
  • Courtesy of Brett Kopelan – – – hide caption – – – – – toggle caption – – – – – Courtesy of Brett Kopelan – – – – – – – Rafi Kopelan, 10, has epidermolysis bullosa, which causes painful blisters of the skin and mucous membranes.
  • Peter Marinkovich, Jean Tang and colleagues at the Stanford University School of Medicine are using the same approach as De Luca, and they have treated seven children using smaller patches of skin.

An inherited disease called epidermolysis bullosa destroyed the 7-year-old’s skin. Scientists grew new skin in the lab without the genetic flaw, and replaced 80 percent of his skin. He is thriving.
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9-year-old with cancer wants cards for his last Christmas

WF StuCo made Christmas Cards for Jacob Thompson in Maine. Story can be found here —

  • But Jacob has Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, and doctors told his family in early October he probably only had a month to live.
  • So they’ll celebrate Christmas early this year, and Jacob wants people to celebrate with him by sending him cards, his mother, Michelle Simard told CNN.
  • An early Christmas – – Artinyan said the family decided to “fast-forward” Christmas to give Jacob one last celebration.
  • But before his improvised Christmas celebration takes place in early November, Jacob asked for cards from anyone around the world who wanted to share his Christmas spirit.
  • “We’d like people to live life like a penguin, and by that we mean dive into life, find warmth among friends, stay cool and just give to others,” said Artinyan, referring to Jacob’s favorite penguin poem, “Advice from a Penguin.”

(CNN) Nine-year-old Jacob Thompson is your average kid. His obsessions include Minecraft and Legos, and he’s a huge “Star Wars” fan.
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Major Breakthrough: Scientists At MIT Have Trapped Cancer Underneath A Bowl

Major Breakthrough: Scientists At MIT Have Trapped Cancer Underneath A Bowl

  • After decades of research, we’re officially closer than ever to finding a cure for one of the most deadly disease on earth: Scientists at MIT have made a major medical breakthrough and have trapped cancer underneath a bowl!So much yes!
  • This could be the end of cancer as we know it!The miraculous development was reportedly made last week, when five scientists in MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research stood together and corralled cancer into a corner while one of their colleagues ran to the kitchen to get a bowl…
  • After finding an empty glass tupperware that one had brought their lunch in a few days prior, they stuck it over cancer and held it firmly in place.While there’s some disagreement in the scientific community about whether cancer should be squished or just left alone and starved to death, scientists…
  • “Now that we have trapped cancer under a bowl, we’ve taken every precaution to prevent its escape,” said Dr. Michael Walden, lead researcher of the MIT lab, who emphasized that cancer had tried to get out through a crack in the bottom but could not.
  • Now that cancer is trapped, let’s just hope that scientists can slide a piece of paper underneath the bowl, flip it over, and get the lid on before it escapes so they can keep cancer there for good!

Well, this is officially the best news you’ll read all day! After decades of research, we’re officially closer than ever to finding a cure for one of the most deadly d…

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Watch: Ex-serviceman who became face of demonetization protests actually supports note-ban

Watch: Ex-serviceman who became face of demonetization protests actually supports note-ban

  • The Opposition is observing ‘Black Day’ while the BJP is celebrating ‘Anti-Black Day’ to mark the first anniversary of the announcement of the exercise by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • The BJP workers celebrated the first anniversary of demonetisation by billowing party flags, praising slogans of Prime Minister Modi and by cutting a cake.
  • Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter and thanked people for supporting the government in eradicating corruption on the first anniversary of demonetisation.
  • “I bow to the people of India for steadfastly supporting the several measures taken by the government to eradicate corruption and black money,” the Prime Minister said.
  • The Youth Congress members at midnight staged a protest against Prime Minister Modi’s note ban move in front of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in Delhi.

Watch: Ex-serviceman who became face of demonetization protests actually supports note-ban – Embarassment for opposition?
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