Identical twins separated at birth in South Korea discover each other through DNA testing

Identical win sisters who were separated at birth in South Korea and adopted by two different American families recently learned that one another existed — and reunited for the first time on their 36th birthday.  Neither Molly Sinert nor Emily Bushnell knew that they were twins, or had much information at all about their backgrounds … Read more

Facebook is testing a video dating app called Sparked that cycles users through four-minute dates

Facebook is testing a video speed dating app that lets potential matches meet for four minutes to see ‘if sparks fly.’ Called Sparked, the service is described as ‘video dating with kind people’ and promises no swiping, no DMs and is free to use, but requires a Facebook profile to create an account, as first … Read more

U.S. Army starts clinical testing trial for its OWN COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. Army has launched clinical testing for its ‘next-generation’ COVID-19 vaccine that’s designed to protect against the pandemic virus, its variants and other coronaviruses.  In early tests, the shot appears to prompt high levels of antibodies that should block the older ‘wild-type’ coronavirus, three major variants and even SARS-CoV-1, the similar pathogen that triggered … Read more

Tory MPs urge PM to ditch ‘costly’ holiday testing plans

Holidaymakers target countries with high vaccine levels like Israel, US and Malta as ministers look to ‘prioritise trips to nations where at least 50% of adults have had a jab’ while Tory MPs urge PM to ditch ‘costly’ testing plans Travel firms see bookings spike for trips to countries with high vaccination rate US, Malta … Read more

Two firms supplying kits for Government’s mass Covid testing drive are in for huge payday 

Two firms supplying kits for Government’s mass Covid testing drive are in for huge payday Disruptive Nanotechnology Ltd is sole distributor for Covid test invite scheme  Multi-billion-pound scheme behind Government’s mass testing drive will see the company, based in Northamptonshire, receive ‘a few pence’ for every test sold The firm, run by former shoe retailer … Read more

Just Eat is testing fully compostable SEAWEED food boxes

Talk about kelping the environment! Just Eat is testing compostable SEAWEED food boxes in drive to tackle plastic pollution in the takeaway sector Just Eat is testing Notpla’s seaweed-coated boxes with 11 restaurant partners The trial will last 3 weeks, during which Just Eat predicts as many as 30,000 plastic boxes will be prevented from … Read more

Bill Roache, 88, forced to take time off the soap after testing positive for Covid

Coronation Street star Bill Roache, 88, forced to take time off the soap after testing positive for Covid By Charlotte Dean For Mailonline Published: 10:48 GMT, 27 March 2021 | Updated: 10:49 GMT, 27 March 2021 Coronation Street legend Bill Roache has been taking time away from the Cobbles after testing positive for coronavirus. The veteran … Read more

Testing times for British holidaymakers, plan drawn up for all UK nationals flying back from abroad

Testing times for British holidaymakers as plan is drawn up for all UK nationals flying back from abroad to get rapid Covid swab on arrival Measures include putting different countries into tiers and vaccine passports  Hotel quarantine will be required for anyone returning from a red list country  Countries will be considered according to different … Read more

Pfizer-BioNTech have begun testing their coronavirus vaccine in children ages 6 months to 12

Pfizer has begun testing its coronavirus vaccine in children as young as six months Pfizer Inc and BioNTech has begin testing their coronavirus vaccine in children between ages six month and 12  About 144 participants will be receiving the two-shot vaccine at three different dosages to test safety The trial will later be expanded to … Read more

Covid: Rapid lateral flow tests not accurate enough for testing asymptomatic cases, review says

Rapid coronavirus tests may miss four in 10 asymptomatic people, a major review has concluded. Researchers who analysed 64 studies of the effectiveness of lateral flow devices found they failed to detect 42 per cent of cases who didn’t show signs of illness. The Cochrane review found the tests, which give a result in 30 … Read more