The Daily Populous

Friday July 13rd, 2018 evening edition

image for Snarling orange 'Trump baby' blimp flies outside British parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - A blimp depicting Donald Trump as an orange, snarling nappy-wearing baby flew outside the British parliament in London on Friday, launched by critics of the U.S. president who are demonstrating throughout his visit to the country.

Trump, who arrived on Thursday, said he would avoid London as much as possible to avoid the protests.

But some Britons see Trump as crude, volatile and opposed to their values on a range of issues.

Around 1,000 people gathered to watch the blimp launch in Parliament Square, with organizers of the stunt wearing red boiler suits and baseball caps emblazoned with “TRUMP BABYSITTER”.

Demonstrators float a blimp portraying U.S. President Donald Trump, next to a Union Flag above Parliament Square, during the visit by Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in London, Britain July 13, 2018.

Wearing a t-shirt with the word “RESIST” on it, she said it was great that the blimp had “touched a nerve” with Trump.

It hovered around 10 meters off the ground, next to the Westminster parliament building and near the River Thames. »

Cancer cells engineered with CRISPR slay their own kin

Authored by

To capitalize on that ability, researchers engineered these roving tumor cells to secrete a protein that triggers a death switch in resident tumor cells they encounter.

Previous research has used circulating tumor cells to deliver cancer-killing viruses to noncirculating tumor cells, for example.

First, researchers hunted for a protein that could trigger cell death in many types of cancer cells. »

UK passes 1,000 hours without coal as energy shift accelerates

Authored by
image for

Britain has been powered for more than a thousand hours without coal this year, in a new milestone underscoring how the polluting fuel’s decline is accelerating.

The country passed the threshold of 1,000 coal-free hours in the early hours of Friday.

Throughout the whole of 2017 there were 624 coal-free hours, up from 210 hours in 2016. »

Norwegian hospitals refuse to assist in circumcisions

Authored by
image for

At least two hospitals in Norway are breaking Norwegian law by refusing to help parents who wish to have their sons circumcised, a Norwegian paper revealed.

The ban is in violation of Norwegian law, which requires public hospitals to offer ritual circumcision services either through their own facilities and staff or through a contractor, the newspaper reported.

However, the hospitals told Aftenblad that their policy is part of their regional health departments’ guidelines. »

Keeping It in the Family

Authored by

It is, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, in Yamanashi, Japan: a hot-spring hotel called Nisiyama Onsen Keiunkan, which has existed since the year 705.

Japan is home to the world’s oldest lots of things.

Firms run by adopted heirs, research shows, outperform those run by “blood” heirs—and both adopted and blood heirs outperform nonfamily firms. »