Public Health

Chinese invade Israel…on bikes!

Human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track, two-wheeled bikes are emerging as the most disruptive tech in transportation. Now China’s top two dock-less bike-sharing titans are rolling into Startup Nation with plans to deploy thousands of bikes in Tel Aviv in the first half of 2018, threatening existing stationed bike platforms like local provider Tel-O-Fun. Dock-less bike-sharing …
Yachts

Video: Clean up underway at Holyhead Marina

Debris from the 85 boats damaged or sunk at Holyhead Marina has now spread along miles of the Anglesey coastline Debris from boats damaged or sunk when Storm Emma ripped through Holyhead Marina on 2 March 2018 has been found along miles of the Anglesey coastline, with the Maritime and …
Public Health

Lowering the bar on Alzheimer’s drugs: STAT op-ed takes industry-friendly line, without disclosing author’s pharma ties

A recent op-ed published Monday in STAT insists that proposed FDA guidance for Alzheimer’s drug development is “good news” that “removes unnecessary barriers” to bring new medications to market. If the guidance is finalized, pharmaceutical companies would no longer have to prove that their drugs impact the endpoints of “cognition …
Public Health

Jameel Prize finalists coming to London in June

The Jameel Prize 5 will be on exhibit from 28 June through 25 November, 2018 at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. It’s the international award for contemporary design inspired by Islamic tradition. As befits artworks that are out of this world, let’s quote American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who recently tweeted, “Bears …
Yachts

Eastern Sicily’s top five beaches

Sicily is a favorite destination of yachties. Renting a luxury charter is the best option to test the many itineraries of an exciting holiday in this wonderful island. Besides discovering the charming Aeolian and Aegadian Islands, make the out-of-the-ordinary experience of embarking on a tour of Taormina inspired by La …
Public Health

Zara Hadid lives on in blockbuster Black Panther

The soaring architectural sets featured in the blockbuster Black Panther were inspired in large part by the sensuous designs of Zaha Hadid, according to the film’s production designer Hannah Beachler. According to Beachler, the curvature of Hadid’s buildings and the modern material choices create an intimate experience within extremely cavernous …