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Biodegradable Silk-Based Clingfilm Could Cut Food Waste Around The World

Scientists have invented a new silk-based alternative to clingfilm they claim can preserve food without refrigeration for more than a week. Biomedical engineers, from Tufts University in America, say the edible, biodegradable silk solution is so thin it is virtually invisible to the eye.  They hope the material will be beneficial to the environment and…

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Shop Stocked With Litter Opens In the Forest Of Dean To Fight Scourge Of Rubbish

A shop stocked purely with litter has opened in Gloucestershire in a bid to encourage people to drop less rubbish. The “CON-venience” store is stocked with litter from collected from the floor of the Forest of Dean, to demonstrate the quantity and permanence of litter that is dropped. Decades-old crisp packets, drink cans and bottles…

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How Three Same-Sex Couples Chose Between Sperm Donation, Surrogacy And Adoption

For same-sex couples, starting a family can be a complicated process.  Although in the 21st century it has become easier for homosexual couples to become parents, they’re still faced with the tricky decision of choosing the best route to bring a baby into the world. There are around 20,000 dependent children living in same-sex couple families,…

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Jamie Oliver’s Wife Gives Birth To Their Fifth Child And He Praised Her For Being ‘Unbelievably Composed’

Jamie Oliver’s wife Jools has given birth to the couple’s fifth child together. The 41-year-old chef shared a photo of his newborn son in the early hours of Monday 8 August 2016. “And then this just happened guys,” he wrote on Instagram. “IT’S A BABY BOY 😀.” Oliver praised his wife for being “unbelievably composed” and…

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Parents Can Be Trained To ‘Improve Life’ For Children With Autism Using Communication Skills

Parents can help improve the symptoms and behaviour of children with autism, by learning how to interact and understand them more effectively, a study has shown. This new form of therapy is said to offer a “potential breakthrough” in care for millions of families.  Parents were given intense communication training to teach them ways to interact with…

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