Recently, a British 14-year-old girl was cryogenically frozen, in the hope that she could be cured some time in the future. The reason for this is because she had cancer and would surely die soon. However, the farther of the girl didn't want her to do this.
So, the girl went to court with her mother, to ask a judge if she could be frozen without the permission of the farther and the judge said yes. But, we don't have the right facilities here in the UK. So, the girl and mother travelled to Germany and she's now been cryogenically frozen, in the hope that she wakes up to cure in future.
Q) Would you be cryogenically frozen if you had a life-threatening illness?
Source: Now This Future
Google has announced that they're developing a stand-alone app, which allows you to your smartphone's camera to scan and save your old, printed photos on to your phone.
It does this by asking you to take a few photos of different sections of your print and then puts it all together, crops, rotates and edits it to get the clearest version of that print on your phone.
Q) With all the availability of technology we have, do you think people should still print photos?
Q) Do you still print photos?
Source: Business Insider
Beauty and the Beast: Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead, unaware her captor to be an enchanted prince who's cursed with the body of a beast. The only way for the curse to be lift is for Belle to fall in love with him, but will she? (Play Audio)
Vicky, who's a blogger here at newport City Radio, and a big fan of Disney, says: “I think the trailer literally shows the whole film. But, I love Emma. The Beast looks awesome. The sets look incredible, but I think I'm still a bit apprehensive about the singing.”
A Serious of Unfortunate Events: Three children - Violet, Klaus and Sunny - are left orphaned when their house burns down, with their parents in it, in mysterious circumstances. They are left in the custody of a distant relative, Count Olaf (played by Jim Carrey). It is soon apparent that Count Olaf only cares about the children for their large inheritance. (Play Audio)
Kong, Skull Island: A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition. But, it doesn't quite go to plan. (Play Audio)
The NHS states that 'pancreatic cancer is caused by the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the pancreas, which is a large gland that's part of the digestive system.' (Ask John what that means)
The main symptoms include: pain in the back or stomach area, unexpected weight loss and yellowing of the skin and the whites of your eyes.
The main causes of it include: age, smoking and having a history of certain health conditions, such as diabetes, chronic pancreatitis and stomach ulcer. (Ask John for more info)
A few days ago, it was announced in the media that Buckingham Palace needs renovations, which will cost £369m. Most sources said that this money would come straight from the tax payer, while some source states that the queen would be paying for the work herself.
So, the conclusion of people at the moment is that, yes: the queen is using tax money to pay for the renovations, but since she pays 85% tax, it's really her money going into it.
Q) What do you think about this?
There are people who like the queen and her palace, while there are some who don't see the point in it all. Some people say that the royal family brings in millions of pounds each year from tourism, while others say that there's no way tourism profits cover the high costs of keeping the royal family going.
Q) Do you think we need the royal family?