New "alcohol busting" drug that sobers you up in seconds being developed

I'll drink to that! New 'alcohol busting' drug that sobers you up in seconds being developed by MIT scientists By Helen Pow PUBLISHED: 23:26 GMT, 17 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:40 GMT, 18 February 2013 Party animals could soon be able to sober up in an instant just by popping a pill. Researchers have developed a cocktail of alcohol metabolizing enzymes that speedily reduces blood alcohol levels in drunk mice. The treatment, which has been compared to having 'millions of liver cells inside your stomach,' could have far-reaching implications for drinkers.

55 applicants chase every vacancy in Hull as employers struggle to find candidates in Cambridge

The jobs scramble hot-spots: 55 applicants chase every vacancy in Hull but employers struggle to find candidates in Cambridge | UPDATED: 10:55 GMT, 27 December 2012 Huge regional differences in the competition for jobs around have been revealed in research that named Hull as the most difficult place in the UK to find work.

Ministry of Defence spends huge sums on magazines for staff at time of swingeing cuts

MOD's m bill for GQ, Cosmo and co: Military spends huge sums on magazines for staff at time of swingeing cuts | UPDATED: 09:28 GMT, 26 December 2012 The Ministry of Defence is spending more than 500,000 a year on magazines and newspapers – at a time of swingeing military job losses. Among the 930 titles the department subscribes to are Cosmopolitan, GQ, Glamour UK, Woman and, perhaps strangest of all, House Beautiful.

MOD"s m bill for GQ, Cosmo and co: Military spends huge sums on magazines for staff at time of swingeing cuts

MOD's m bill for GQ, Cosmo and co: Military spends huge sums on magazines for staff at time of swingeing cuts | UPDATED: 22:08 GMT, 25 December 2012 The Ministry of Defence is spending more than 500,000 a year on magazines and newspapers – at a time of swingeing military job losses. Among the 930 titles the department subscribes to are Cosmopolitan, GQ, Glamour UK, Woman and, perhaps strangest of all, House Beautiful

Fears of chaos for Boxing Day shoppers in London as tube strike action and engineering works hit 11 underground lines

Fears of chaos for Boxing Day shoppers in London as tube strike action and engineering works hit 11 underground linesPlanned strikes by train drivers' union Aslef will cause 'significant disruption'Engineering works and seasonal closures are also expected to cause headaches for shoppers and commuters | UPDATED: 22:37 GMT, 24 December 2012 Planned tube strikes on Boxing Day are expected to cause chaos on the London Underground Planned tube strikes on Boxing Day are expected to cause chaos on the London Underground. The strike, and two further walkouts on the last two Fridays in January, is over a long-running row about bank holiday pay

Norman Joseph Woodland dies: Inventor of the bar code dead at 91

Man who revolutionized the checkout counter with invention of the bar code – scanned five-billion times a day – dies, 91Norman Joseph Woodland died on Sunday in his New Jersey home after suffering Alzheimer's diseaseOriginal 1952 patent for bar code favoured a circle – allowing scan from any directionPatent sold for $15,000 making the most ever earned by Woodland or co-inventor | UPDATED: 11:01 GMT, 14 December 2012 Modern day inventor: N. Joseph Woodland, co-inventor with Bernard Silver of the bar code that labels nearly every product in stores today, died on Sunday at the age of 91 Scanned more than five million times a day, instantaneously encoding product data while boosting work production, it was with Norman Joseph Woodland's fingers in the sand that he first invented the revolutionizing bar code.

Backlash over university access tsar"s attack on "snobbery" that see schools focus on elite institutions

Backlash over university access tsar's attack on 'snobbery' that see schools focus on elite institutions | UPDATED: 23:21 GMT, 2 December 2012 The Government’s access tsar faced calls to quit yesterday after he claimed it was ‘dreadful snobbery’ to make schools focus too much on elite universities. Professor Les Ebdon said teenagers should not feel pressured to apply for the most academic courses when they might be better suited to an apprenticeship or vocational degree. But his comments started a row with Labour’s former schools minister, Lord Adonis, warning he wasn’t sure if Professor Ebdon was ‘fit to hold his post’ as director of the Office for Fair Access

How FISH could hold the key to stopping hospital infections

How FISH could hold the key to stopping hospital infections: Chemicals in gills could be used to create surfaces that kill bacteriaPeptides found in fish gills trap and kill pathogens before they can reach the bloodstreamResearchers attached those peptides to silicon and gold surfaces and found they remained an effective anti-bacterial agent | UPDATED: 14:59 GMT, 30 November 2012 Chemicals found in fish gills could be the key to engineering surfaces that kill bacteria responsible and hospital-acquired infections, a new study claims.

Top university rails at social engineering "dishonesty"

Top university admits it struggles to admit disadvantaged students without resorting to social engineering University said it struggled to admit more deprived students because few make the gradeInstitution – where Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met – said time to 'stop demonising higher education for poor progression rates’. | UPDATED: 02:05 GMT, 27 November 2012 A leading university has admitted it is struggling to admit more disadvantaged students without resorting to ‘utterly dishonest’ social engineering.