Lifestyle 

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms? Five natural ways to ease pain in the knee, hip and hands

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the joints as if they were foreign tissues.  There are other types of arthritis but osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the two common forms of the condition in the UK.  The symptoms of arthritis you experience will vary depending on the type you have.  The NHS lists the following symptoms:  Joint pain, tenderness and stiffness  Inflammation in and around the joints  Restricted movement of the joints  Warm, red skin over the affected joint  Weakness and muscle wasting  While doctors…

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Top Stories World 

North Korea WARNING: Kim to RAMP UP threat against Trump with new NUCLEAR tests

North Korea has refused to shut down its nuclear weapons development programme despite repeated warnings of economic repercussions from the international community. Leader Kim Jong-un could now seek to further fan World War 3 concerns with new nuclear and missile test to showcase North Korea’s military might. Dr Matthew Kroenig said: “I think more tests are likely inevitable, unfortunately. “Kim Jong-un would like to have a demonstrated ability to hold the United States homeland at risk with the threat of nuclear war.” The North Korean leader has been engaged in…

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Science 

Weird dim star isn’t due to alien megastructure – it’s just dust

It’s not aliens. It’s never aliens.MARK GARLICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Leah Crane If there ever was an alien megastructure orbiting Tabby’s Star, it has long since crumbled to dust. The dips in the weird star’s light are almost definitely caused by a ring of dust, not a huge opaque object between us and the star. In 2015, a team of astronomers led by Yale’s Tabetha Boyajian saw the light from the star KIC 8462852 suddenly and repeatedly dip in brightness. The star, nicknamed Tabby’s star after Boyajian, dimmed by up…

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Lifestyle 

Weight loss: Man loses impressive 8.2 stone – shredding belly fat and gaining six-pack

Weight loss in the new year goes hand in hand with a wave of healthy living. But if you can make a lifestyle change to bring about a healthier waistline you could see belly fat drop off quickly – and stay off.  One man is sharing his story in pictures on social media website Imgur; people share pictures for weight loss inspiration.  User Elara760 has posted a series of pictures of himself from 2016, where he is sporting a decidedly rounded figure.  The user explained he is male, aged 22…

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Sport 

Barcelona star Aleix Vidal trolls Cristiano Ronaldo after El Clasico rout

Barcelona stuck three past Real Madrid at the Bernabeu and emphasised their dominance at the top of La Liga with the win. The Catalan side are now 14 points clear of Real in the table thanks to second-half goals from Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Aleix Vidal. The right-back could not resist trolling Cristiano Ronaldo after the final whistle and was snapped mocking the Real star in Barca’s post-match snaps. Andres Iniesta and Suarez both shared the photo of the team enjoying the victory and Vidal can be seen imitating…

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Space 

ABS picks Jim Simpson as CEO

WASHINGTON — Jim Simpson, a former Boeing executive who helped arrange an all-electric satellite purchase with fleet operator ABS in 2012, will become ABS’s new chief executive, the company announced today. Simpson joined Bermuda-based ABS on Dec. 18, spokesperson Ivy Lui told SpaceNews, succeeding Tom Choi, the operator’s co-founder, who remains an ABS Board member and shareholder. After a 35-year career at Boeing, Simpson retired, then moved to Aerojet Rocketdyne where he worked for two years as senior vice president for strategy and business development. His focus there included propulsion…

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Space 

Senate committee blocks controversial Ex-Im Bank chairman nominee

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — The Senate Banking Committee rejected the White House’s controversial nominee to chair the board of the Export-Import Bank while approving four other board nominees, a step towards allowing it to start financing aerospace deals again. The committee, meeting in executive session Dec. 19, voted 13 to 10 to block the nomination of former congressman Scott Garrett to chair the bank’s board. Sens. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) jointed the committee’s 11 Democratic members to keep the committee from advancing the nomination to the full Senate…

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Lifestyle 

Weight loss: Lose weight FAST before Christmas with simple at-home exercise plan

We’re on the last of our six weeks series! Congratulations if you’ve followed every week and put the work in – by now you should be enjoying feeling fitter, leaner and in great shape in time for Christmas. This last circuit for this week is a challenging one designed to get your heart rate up for short spells and challenge the body’s major muscle groups – two crucial elements of fat burning! If you want to continue this type of workouts and maintain the fitness you’ve gained over the last…

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Technology 

2018 Chevrolet Equinox review – Roadshow

“This is it. The moment of truth,” I thought as I pressed the start button of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. The day before, I set up the Teen Driver system to monitor my behind the wheel antics. It was now time to view my report card. Forward collision avoidance braking: zero. ABS Active: zero. Go me! Look how safe I am! Except I had 48 Overspeed Warnings, 28 Forward Collision Alerts and (sorry, Mom) 154 Tailgating Alerts. In my defense, I had set the speed warning to go off at…

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Science 

Black holes that shred stars burp out cosmic rays and neutrinos

Shredded to piecesChandra X-ray Observatory Center/NASA By Mika McKinnon White dwarf stars shredded by black holes could explain showers of high-energy cosmic rays and neutrinos we see on Earth. Cosmic rays and neutrinos are part of the rain of subatomic particles from space that bombard Earth every day. But what produces these difficult-to-detect particles? A team led by Daniel Biehl at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron in Germany suggest that tidal disruption events in white dwarfs could be responsible. “A tidal disruption event is what happens when a star gets too close to…

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