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About Eric Hopton

Eric Hopton is a writer, musician, artist, and photographer. He has a degree in Social Anthropology and has always been passionate about travel, having so far visited 73 countries. His music and sound work has been used in many projects around the world and can be heard on Bandcamp and Freesound, where he has contributed over 1,300 sounds under his sonic alter ego, ERH.

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WHO’s 12 Point Guide To Reducing Your Cancer Risk (Part 2)

Oct 28, 14 WHO’s 12 Point Guide To Reducing Your Cancer Risk (Part 2)

Posted by in An English Angle, Health

In this, the second part of our series on reducing cancer risk, we will look in more detail at the first two points in the European Code Against Cancer (ECAC). Before we do so, let’s just consider the scale of the problem for a moment. Tobacco is “the leading cause of preventable illness and death,” as well as being the world’s major cause of cancer.

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The Great 2014 Beer Census Needs Me Now

Oct 25, 14 The Great 2014 Beer Census Needs Me Now

Posted by in An English Angle, Science, Technology

I never thought it would come to this, but right now I feel like packing up, abandoning my home country England, and following the millions of hopefuls who have made their way to America to live their dream. I am talking about working for a company called Next Glass that is currently touring America leaving no booze unturned in their admirable quest to buy up every bottle of beer and wine they can find.

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Medical Clowns And Doctors Of Joy

Oct 23, 14 Medical Clowns And Doctors Of Joy

Posted by in An English Angle, Health

Looking to expand your educational horizons with a qualification in something completely different? Do you want to combine serious studies with a lot of officially sanctioned fooling around, help people along the way, and have a lot of laughs at the same time? Why not try “medical clowning?” Israel’s University of Haifa even offers a degree course in this most unlikely of subjects.

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WHO’s 12-Point Guide To Reducing Your Cancer Risk

Oct 20, 14 WHO’s 12-Point Guide To Reducing Your Cancer Risk

Posted by in An English Angle, Health

Last week saw the publication of the latest European Code Against Cancer (ECAC), listing 12 ways to boost healthier lifestyles and reduce cancer risk. After two years of work involving scientists and cancer specialists throughout Europe, this report incorporates the latest in cancer research and the best scientific research available. Here at redOrbit, we believe that this guidance is too important to be buried in yesterday’s news and we will be running an in-depth series on the main findings and recommendations of the IARC report.

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American States And Male Immaturity

Oct 19, 14 American States And Male Immaturity

Posted by in An English Angle, Science

Some men mature like beautifully aged top Bordeaux wine. Others, I have to say, age more like cheese and certainly don’t improve with the passing years. Some even seem to immature with age. But how do we define maturity? What makes a man “immature”? We can all take a stab at that one and come up with a million different answers.

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The Top 100 “Geosites” In The British Isles

Oct 15, 14 The Top 100 “Geosites” In The British Isles

Posted by in An English Angle, Natural Science

In spite of its diminutive size, Great Britain boasts a wonderful variety of landscapes and habitats. In fact, the relatively small distances involved make it a great place to explore. In celebration of that rich diversity, the Geological Society of London has just named its top 100 geological sites as part of the annual Earth Science Week.

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New iRobot Control App “Easy As Playing Angry Birds”

Oct 14, 14 New iRobot Control App “Easy As Playing Angry Birds”

Posted by in An English Angle, Technology

iRobot, the Massachusetts-based robotics company, has delivered a quiet revolution in the way its range of robotic devices are controlled by introducing a downloadable secure app that can run on almost any Android platform Tablet. This should be a massive improvement for use in the real world.

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Toothpaste And Orange Juice – Don’t Be Bitter

Oct 10, 14 Toothpaste And Orange Juice – Don’t Be Bitter

Posted by in An English Angle, Science

Here at redOrbit Blogs, we like our readers to feel included, wanted, involved. So if you feel up to it, why don’t you join in a little experiment and help make today’s post a little more interactive? If not, just read on. In the interests of science I have already carried out the test so you don’t have to. Altruism is just in my nature. OK, let’s go.

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World’s First Baby Born From Transplanted Womb

Oct 06, 14 World’s First Baby Born From Transplanted Womb

Posted by in An English Angle, Health

When a Swedish woman gave birth to her newborn son recently, the baby boy signaled his arrival into the big wide world with a healthy scream. Nothing unusual there, but in this case the mother and her medical team were especially relieved and overjoyed. Medical history had just been made.

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Dracula Slept Here

Oct 05, 14 Dracula Slept Here

Posted by in An English Angle, Science

At last, here is one news story you can really sink your teeth into. Archaeologists working at a dig in Turkey have claimed the discovery of evidence that Vlad the Impaler was imprisoned in the dungeons of Tokat Castle in northern Turkey. Old Vlad, of course, was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s toothy bloodsucking invention and perennial scourge of the movie screen maiden, Count Dracula.

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