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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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Here are my most recent posts:

Germinator – The Kung-Flu Fighting Jacket

Nov 21, 14 Germinator – The Kung-Flu Fighting Jacket

Posted by in An English Angle, Health, Technology

Let’s face it, the world can be a pretty gross disgusting place. While we can’t exactly float around in a Bird Flu and bacteria-free bubble, a lot of us have become “germaphobic” and would much prefer not to touch anything that another human has had their sticky paws on.

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A Take-Home Treatment For Drug Overdose

Nov 14, 14 A Take-Home Treatment For Drug Overdose

Posted by in An English Angle, Health

Naloxone can rapidly reverse the effects of opioids including morphine, heroin and methadone. Sharon Nedley, a recovering drug user from Glasgow, Scotland knows from her own dramatic first-hand experience how the drug can save lives.

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WHO’s 12-Point Guide To Reducing Your Cancer Risk (Part 3)

Nov 11, 14 WHO’s 12-Point Guide To Reducing Your Cancer Risk (Part 3)

Posted by in An English Angle, Health

In this, the third part of our series on reducing cancer risk using the European Code Against Cancer (ECAC), we look at how health, weight and fitness can affect cancer risk.

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LEGO Robot Team Gets Into A Scrum

Nov 10, 14 LEGO Robot Team Gets Into A Scrum

Posted by in An English Angle, Technology

Take a bunch of kids, a few Lego MINDSTORM robots, and a competitive sport ethos and you get the “FIRST® LEGO® League” -- a sports league with a difference. That difference is the value system that everyone involved buys into. It looks like a winning formula, as the FLL is going from strength to strength.

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Don’t Be A Crash Test Dummy For Google Glass

If it really is true that any news coverage, good or bad, is free publicity then Google Glass continues to pick up a lot of promotion at zero cost. The latest controversy concerns the potential hazards for both drivers and pedestrians of wearing Google Glass and has put the wearable optics back on top of the tech headlines.

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Trust Him, He’s A Doctor – Are You Kidding?

Nov 06, 14 Trust Him, He’s A Doctor – Are You Kidding?

Posted by in An English Angle, Health, Technology

You have an embarrassing medical problem. You finally pluck up enough courage or money to go see your doctor, dentist, or friendly local plastic surgeon. Then comes the dreaded question, “What can I do for you today?” You have to tell this erstwhile medical pro the real problem, something you want to keep between the two of you.

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Can Sex Really Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk?

Nov 01, 14 Can Sex Really Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk?

Posted by in An English Angle, Health

Sex is all things to all people. For some sex is therapy, for others it is a hobby or even an obsession. Sex can be an industry, an advertising tool, or a weapon. Simple as you like or too complicated for words, sex has as many variations as there are people on the planet. But – sex as a cancer preventative? Now that’s definitely a new one.

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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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