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Sleep in Mary, Queen of Scots Bed for 7,500 Pounds a Night!

...land grant, has removed the dry rot, added central heating and created 11 suites, including the Lady's Bower, where guests can sleep in the 500-year-old bed said to have been used by Mary, Queen of Scots. The current Duke, who created the Lennoxlove Limited Trust to support the restoration, said he believe...

Free Your Necktie and Stop Global Warming

...olving wearing warmer clothes in winter to save on heating costs, never gained popularity, but Cool Biz was a hit. Japan claimed that loosening of men's ties had kept 460,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere....

Death Rates Will Rise Because of Global Warming

...rs suggest that this is because the use of central heating is widespread, whereas fewer people have air-conditioning in their homes. They say: Central heating, which constitutes an important adaptive mechanism against cold, is almost universal in the US and this may explain why the US population seemed ful...

Flash-heating Inactivates HIV in Breast Milk: Study

...irus. The researchers hope that this technique - heating a glass jar of expressed breast milk in a pan of w...t milk. This study shows that an easy-to-implement heating method can kill the HIV in breast milk," said Kiersten Israel-Ballard, a doctoral candidate at UC Be...

Sun Bathing Reduces Sperm Count

...g cautious, as there is some evidence that scrotal heating can have an effect on DNA quality in sperm, Sheffield University fertility expert Dr Allan Pacey said....

Our Medieval Ancestors Were More or Less Similar to Us Than Previously Thought

...nd so survived. Small doorways are more to do with heating efficiency than anything else, said Payne. However, the bones of children were found to be different from todays. Ten-year-olds measured on average 18 cms or 7 inches shorter than today. Also puberty was delayed beyond 15 and children continued t...

Fate of France's Cheeses in Doubt as Producers Cite Health Risks

...om bacteria in milk that has not been subjected to heating or "microfiltration." "This was an extremely difficult decision to take. 'Lait cru' Camembert is in our genes," said Luc Morelon, communications director at Lactalis -- the world's biggest manufacturer of dairy goods. "So why did we do it? Becaus...

Now, a Kettle That Will Give a Cup of Tea in Just Three Seconds

...ient to fill a mug. This is drawn through a spiral heating element and emerges, piping hot, from the spout. If 220ml is excessive, users can press the button once more to exterminate the flow. If more is required, they can keep their finger on the button until the machine has produced enough. The Tefal k...

Bio-latrine Cleans Up Kenyan Slum and the Environment

... bathing, washing clothes or cooking. Energy for heating is hard to come by in Kibera and most of the slum's more than 500,000 residents use charcoal, which costs about 30 cents for a small bundle. But the bio-latrine gives the impoverished Kenyans an alternative energy source that is cheaper than charco...

Norwegian Glacier Shrinks and Marine Life Poisoned as the Globe Warms

.... Still, U.N. climate experts says the Arctic is heating up faster than the rest of the planet because of global warming, threatening human livelihoods and species such as polar bears that depend on sea ice for hunting seals. They say dark sea water and land, once exposed, soaks up more heat than ice and...

April Showers Bring May Flowers – And Plenty of Pollen, To

...s sell them). ? Change the air filters monthly in heating and air conditioning systems, and/or install an air purifier. ? Keep windows and doors closed during heavy pollen seasons. ? Rid your home of indoor plants and other sources of mildew. ? Use antihistamine and decongestants as necessary and as tole...

Latest IPCC Report Highlights Need for Integrated Climate/human Behavior Models

...itioning, architectural changes for more efficient heating and cooling, better forecasting and warning systems for extreme events, and increased water usage. Larger-scale issues could vary from switching to renewable energy sources to attempts at "geoengineering". The large-scale movement of people away from...

Charity To Cancer Patient’s Rescu

...osts, the costs of additional clothes, wigs, extra heating costs and child care. Hence she feels that if charities don’t help these people, the situations are sure to get worse. Macmillan's research suggested that as patients are not getting proper access to the financial benefits which they are entitled t...

A Sweet Step Toward New Cancer Therapies

...duced into the mass spectrometer and fragmented by heating until the weakest bonds break. "It's the 'shake-it-til-it-breaks' approach," Hakansson said. Together, the masses of the various fragments provide a sort of fingerprint that reveals the genetic blueprint from which the protein was built—information...

Hookah Could Be as Harmful as Cigarettes

...icals from the charcoal or wood fragments used for heating the tobacco, such as carbon monoxide or metals, it added. Hookah bars and cafes have gained popularity in recent years, often springing up in large cities and near colleges. The sweetened, flavored tobacco makes smoking hookah less irritating than ...

Insulating Houses Improves Health and Wellbeing

...o suffer from wheezing or colds, and spent less on heating their houses. Adults and children in insulated houses were half as likely to take days off work or school than those in houses without insulation. The authors conclude that “interventions of this kind which focus on low-income communities and poor...

Specially Treated Prawns for Seafood Allergy Sufferers

...ng hidden reactive amino acid residues. Subsequent heating then destroys the exposed residues. 'Radiation and heat seems to be a promising method for reducing the immunoreactivity' say the researchers. Samuel Lehrer of Tulane University in New Orleans, USA, is already working on removing allergens from pra...

Olive Leaf Juice Could Be Edible Oil Antioxidant

... (200 ppm) on the stability of sunflower oil under heating conditions (180 degrees Celsius, five hours per da...e formation of peroxides in the oil as a result of heating also decreased with increasing olive juice concentration, said the researchers. "In fact, the pero...

Over 50s Most Concerned About Global Warming

...nd spending on items such as holidays abroad, home heating and food. The report shows that the baby boomers have a carbon footprint of 13.52 tonnes/capita per year compared with the average UK citizens of 11.81 tonnes. Carbon intensive activities, such as high car dependence, holidays abroad and eating out...

FDA Warns of Deadly Results of Skin-numbing Creams

...se, covering the skin with a wrap, or the use of a heating pad can all increase the skin temperature. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that the amount of the drug that can pass through the skin and enter the blood differs from person to person and is not easily defined. Those considering having a cos...

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