Thomas Becket: Alpine ice sheds light on medieval murder

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Ancient air pollution, trapped in ice, reveals new details about life and death in 12th Century Britain. In a study, scientists have found traces of lead, transported on the winds from British mines that operated in the late 1100s. from https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52095694

Number word sequences

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I was idly musing about number sequences, and the Lychrel algorithm. If you don’t know about this, there’s a good Numberphile video on it: basically, take any number, reverse it, add the two, and if you get a palindrome stop, and if you don’t, keep doing it. from https://www.kryogenix.org/days/2020/01/19/number-word-sequences/

The Far Side

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Uncommon, unreal, and (soon-to-be) unfrozen. A new online era of The Far Side is coming! from https://www.thefarside.com

Doctors are the best hospital managers, study reveals

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That report, by Sir Roy Griffiths, led to the introduction of general management of hospitals in place of decision-making by consensus and organisation by administrators. from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2011/jul/19/doctors-best-hospital-managers-new-research

NHS staff shortages put ‘cancer survival rates at risk’

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Progress on treating cancer has stalled in Scotland because of staff shortages and a lack of funding, according to a parliamentary report. The Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Cancer found that 18% of cancer patients in June were not seen within the six-week target. from https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-50454018

Cecconoid’s Camera Setup

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Cecconoid’s an old school game, with an old school aesthetic, which means big fat chunky pixels on super high-resolution displays. Uh Oh. from https://triple-aye.com//2019/10/27/Cecconoid-Camera-Setup.html

High levels of two hormones in the blood raise prostate cancer risk

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Men with higher levels of ‘free’ testosterone and a growth hormone in their blood are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to research presented at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference. from https://www.ncri.org.uk/ncri-blog/high-levels-of-hormones-raise-prostate-cancer-risk/