The Daily Populous

Tuesday December 10th, 2019 night edition

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Boris Johnson has been criticised after using a private jet to fly from Doncaster to Darlington - a journey that takes less than an hour by train.

Doncaster and Darlington are connected by a direct train route that takes 53 minutes, but the prime minister instead opted for a 25-minute flight.

Opposition parties criticised the "unnecessary and environmentally damaging" journey, while environmental groups called it "absurb and unacceptable".

Mr Johnson has often talked up his party's green credentials and last month claimed that there was "nothing more conservative than protecting our environment".​.

Mr Johnson was expected to use the plane for a second flight, from the north east to the Midlands, later in the day.

It’s impossible to see what benefit could come from flying over such a short distance rather than using a train, or even campaign bus.

Conservative officials said the decision to fly had been taken because of the prime minister's tight schedule. »

Man who had transplant finds out months later his DNA has changed to that of donor 5,000 miles away

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It’s the goal of the procedure, after all: weak blood is replaced by healthy blood, and with it, the DNA it contains.

Even more surprising to Long and other colleagues at the crime lab, all of the DNA in his semen belonged to his donor.

Tens of thousands of people get bone marrow transplants every year for blood cancers and other blood diseases including leukaemia, lymphoma and sickle cell anaemia. »

HAART for HIV: Understanding Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

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Shortly following the discovery of HIV in 1981, a variety of therapies using one drug were introduced to people living with HIV.

Despite initial success, these “monotherapies” proved to be ineffective in slowing the progression of the virus.

In other words, HIV mutated (changed) into a form that no longer responded to the individual drugs. »

Russia banned for four years to include 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup

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Russia has been handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada).

Wada's executive committee made the unanimous decision to impose the ban on Russia in a meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Monday.

It comes after Russia's Anti Doping Agency (Rusada) was declared non-compliant for manipulating laboratory data handed over to investigators in January 2019. »

In a Split Second, Clothes Make the Man More Competent in the Eyes of Others

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Participants were then presented with half of the faces wearing “richer” upper-body clothing, and the other half with “poorer” clothing.

Regardless of these changes, the results remained consistent: Faces were judged as significantly more competent when the clothing was perceived as “richer.”

The paper, “Economic status cues from clothes affect perceived competence from faces,” first appeared online Dec. 9 in Nature Human Behaviour. »