Catch whooping cough and get £3,500

Catch whooping cough and get £3,500

How much money would it take to persuade you to be deliberately infected with whooping cough for the sake of medical science? Researchers at Southampton University are offering people up to £3,526 to take up the challenge. They want to make a better vaccine to protect babies, toddlers and vulnerable adults against the disease. To help, you must be aged 18-45, in good health, willing to live in an isolation unit for 17 days –…

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Sony Announces 60 Million PS4s Shipped–Can Microsoft Catch Up?

Sony Announces 60 Million PS4s Shipped–Can Microsoft Catch Up?

Sony shared good news last week as part of its quarterly report. The company has shipped a full 60 million PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro ($ 399 at Amazon) consoles. The company also sold 2.9 million devices in the past three months, up from 2.3 million devices shipped in the same period last year. That’s a significant achievement given the PS4 is now a mature console, and it implies Sony has had good luck with…

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After Serial and S-Town, will podcasts ever really catch on?

After Serial and S-Town, will podcasts ever really catch on?

S-Town, the gripping saga about life and death in Alabama, is the latest podcast to have notched up impressive listening figures. But podcasts on the whole still don’t seem to be breaking through to the mainstream. Have you ever downloaded a podcast? And, if so, did you actually listen to it? Podcasts have long been seen as the future of radio, a great way to pass the time on a long commute or catch up…

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'Tough' for Man City to catch Chelsea – Guardiola

Media playback is not supported on this device Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says it will be difficult for his side to keep up with Premier League leaders Chelsea in the title race. City moved second in the table as they beat Hull City 3-0 on Boxing Day to trail Chelsea by seven points. Antonio Conte’s side earlier set a club record of 12 straight Premier League wins with a 3-0 win over Bournemouth. “We…

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