The Daily Populous

Sunday September 8th, 2019 morning edition

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UK researchers have discovered Jo Cameron's, now 71, remarkable abilities are apparently down to a previously unreported genetic mutation.

Melissa Whiteley, an 18-year-old engineering student from Hanford in Stoke-on-Trent, fell ill at Christmas and died in hospital a month later.

Demand for nurses was 19 per cent higher between July and September 2017 than the same period two years ago.

They also found a second gene, which had previously been written off as “junk DNA” with no useful purpose.

It now appears this gene, which they dubbed “Faah-Out”, controls the Faah gene and in Ms Cameron switches it off.

“The implications for these findings are immense,” said Dr Devjit Srivastava, the Raigmore pain consultant who diagnosed her.

Ms Cameron said she would "be elated if any research into my own genetics could help other people who are suffering,”. »

‘Joker’ Wins Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival, Roman Polanski Takes Runner-Up Prize

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Todd Phillips’ dark supervillain origin story “Joker” has come up trumps at the Venice Film Festival, taking the Golden Lion from a jury headed by Argentine auteur Lucrecia Martel.

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Whether the film achieves critical consensus or not, the top prize in Venice validates the artistic legitimacy of an unusual commercial-prestige crossover item, and will significantly bolster “Joker’s” awards-season strategy. »

Amber Rudd: Work and pensions secretary resigns and quits Tories as Boris Johnson’s government plunged into further chaos

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Amber Rudd has sensationally quit the cabinet – and the Conservative Party – accusing Boris Johnson of misleading the country over wanting to avoid a crash-out Brexit.

The MP’s resignation comes two days after Boris Johnson’s brother resigned from government.

After nine years of austerity, we need a Labour government that will invest in our communities and public services. »

Why politically incorrect speech works in politics

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Using politically incorrect speech can help people appear more authentic, according to new research.

The study, which includes nine experiments with almost 5,000 people, will appear in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

They found that most people, whether they identified as moderate liberals or conservatives, viewed politically incorrect statements as more authentic. »