Early Supper Associated With Lower Risk of Breast and Prostate Cancer

Early Supper Associated With Lower Risk of Breast and Prostate Cancer

Having an early supper or leaving an interval of at least two hours before going to bed are both associated with a lower risk of breast and prostate cancer. Specifically, people who take their evening meal before 9 pm or wait at least two hours before going to sleep have an approximate 20% lower risk of those types of cancer compared to people who have supper after 10pm or those who eat and go to bed very close afterwards, respectively.

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Work less, get more: New Zealand firm’s four-day week an ‘unmitigated success’

Work less, get more: New Zealand firm's four-day week an 'unmitigated success'

The New Zealand company behind a landmark trial of a four-day working week has concluded it an unmitigated success, with 78% of employees feeling they were able to successfully manage their work-life balance, an increase of 24%. Two-hundred-and-forty staff at Perpetual Guardian, a company which manages trusts, wills and estate planning, trialled a four-day working week over March and April, working four, eight-hour days but getting paid for five.

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Revolutionary glass building blocks generate their own solar energy

Revolutionary glass building blocks generate their own solar energy

There’s a new building block in town, and it generates its own clean energy. Researchers from Exeter University developed new glass blocks that are embedded with small solar cells. Not only do the blocks generate energy, but they also provide thermal insulation and allow natural light to enter buildings.

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Microsoft teases ‘all-new Xbox hardware’ announcement for next month

Microsoft teases ‘all-new Xbox hardware’ announcement for next month

Microsoft is planning to attend Gamescom in Germany next month, and the company has new hardware to announce. The software maker is planning to hold a live stream for new features, news, and most importantly “all-new Xbox hardware and accessories” on August 21st. Microsoft doesn’t offer up any further hints in its blog post on exactly what new hardware will be announced, but it’s unlikely to be a next-generation Xbox console. Microsoft’s next Xbox console is reportedly arriving in 2020.

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Meat and dairy companies to surpass oil industry as world’s biggest polluters

Meat and dairy companies to surpass oil industry as world’s biggest polluters

Meat and dairy companies are on track to be the world’s biggest contributors to climate change, outpacing even the fossil fuel industry, according to a new report. To arrive at this conclusion, non-profit organisations the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and GRAIN conducted an analysis of the planet’s 35 largest meat and dairy companies. They found that broadly speaking the companies were being secretive about their emissions data and few had set hard targets intended to deal with their pollution.

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‘No rush’ on N Korea denuclearisation – Trump

'No rush' on N Korea denuclearisation - Trump

US President Donald Trump says there is "no time limit" for North Korea to denuclearise and that there is no need to rush the process. It marks a shift in tone from Mr Trump who previously said nuclear disarmament would start "very quickly". Last month, the US president and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held historic talks and pledged to denuclearise the Korean peninsula.

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Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook data was accessed from Russia, MP says

Cambridge Analytica's Facebook data was accessed from Russia, MP says

The now infamous Facebook data set on tens of millions of Americans gathered by a Cambridge University scientist for a firm that went on to work for Donald Trump's 2016 campaign was accessed from Russia, a British member of parliament tells CNN. Damian Collins, the Conservative MP leading a British parliamentary investigation into online disinformation, told CNN that a British investigation found evidence that the data, collected by Professor Aleksandr Kogan on behalf of Cambridge Analytica, had been accessed from Russia and other countries.

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Amazon workers on strike as Prime Day kicks off

Amazon workers on strike as Prime Day kicks off

This Monday is Amazon Prime Day, and like every other year, that means you'll have the chance to get a great deal on some dongles. But this year, unlike every other year, Prime Day means you'll also have the chance to stand in solidarity with workers protesting working conditions at Amazon fulfillment centers. On Monday, while you were shopping for Echoes, 1,800 Amazon workers went on strike in Spain, and "thousands" more are set to strike on Tuesday in Germany, according to the Washington Post.

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