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More than 50,000 alive due to organ transplants, NHS says – BBC News

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Some 36% of people in the UK are now on the NHS Organ Donor Register, compared with 30% five years ago. Currently in England and Northern Ireland, people must join the register or their family or close friends must give consent before their organs can be used. People in Scotland are set to automatically become organ donors unless they opt out - following a similar move introduced in Wales in 2015. But the move has for now been rejected in England and Northern Ireland, which instead relies on public awareness campaigns. Sally Johnson, director of organ donation and transplantation for [...]

Meet the Guides encouraging girls into science and tech – BBC News

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She surveyed girls aged 11-18 and found that 74% didn't have the opportunity to take the subject at school. As part of the Girl Guide Scotland Action for Change project, she is lobbying MPs to make the subject more readily available across all UK schools. "Having a national stage for my project has been incredible as this is something I'm very passionate about," she says. "There is a huge lack of female engineers due to the subject not being available, or girls not knowing about it, and we need more females to bring new ideas that could solve Earth's biggest [...]

This week in apps: Watch sharks on Google Earth, become a faux pilot, and everything else

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The apps have changed again. Image: lili sams/mashable It wouldn't surprise us if you were so caught up in picking the best foods to eat at your Fourth of July party that you lost track of the new apps and updates this week. If that's the case, there's no need to worry. We've got you covered. SEE ALSO: The 'Third Thumb' prosthetic for anyone makes me really want an extra finger Each week we round up the most important app news along with some of the coolest new and updated apps to help you stay on top of it all. [...]

Augmented reality could help you learn to dance better

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Augmented reality could help you learn to be a better dancer. Image: Shutterstock / edwardolive While we've now had several weeks to get a feel for iOS 11, there's still one big, unanswered question about the update: augmented reality. Namely, whether or not the apps developers are building using Apple's ARKit will live up to the hype. And while we've seen quite a few impressive demos already, being able to land a SpaceX rocket in your backyard or check out a Tesla Model 3 in your driveway is more of a novelty (albeit a cool one!) than anything approaching useful. [...]

This comprehensive Google Analytics course is now just $29

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Image: Pixabay Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Lets face it: if you want your website to be successful, you need to use Google Analytics. Whether youre writing a paleo lifestyle blog, selling USA flag pins, or trying to start your own underground fight club, Google Analytics is the best tool for understanding your audience. But much like the real Fight Club, Google Analytics is confusing and overwhelming. It bombards you with so much information that its literally TMI. Sharing reports and standard reports? Its like theyre trying to [...]

Shoppers ‘in the dark’ about Brexit effect – BBC News

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Image caption David Trowbridge from the Iowa Cattlemen's Association says US beef is "very competitive" The prime minister has already been driving for new deals in America and the UK's special relationship with the US could provide a source of cheap food. David Trowbridge, president-elect of the Iowa Cattlemen's Association in the US, told BBC Panorama: "We don't want to destroy an industry within another country, but you know... we are very competitive... It's up to your consumers on what they want to pay for the product." In the UK, we spend roughly 8% of our income on food, according [...]

Camden Lock Market fire: Seventy firefighters at blaze – BBC News

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMore than 70 firefighters are tackling the blaze at Camden Lock Market in north London. A "significant" blaze has broken out at Camden Lock Market in north London. London Fire Brigade said 70 firefighters and 10 fire engines were sent to the site, which is a popular tourist attraction. One eyewitness said the fire was moving "very fast" and there were fears of an explosion in nearby buildings. London Ambulance Service said it had not treated any patients but remained at the scene. The Metropolitan Police also attended. Images from the scene [...]

Charlie Gard: High Court to hear new evidence in case – BBC News

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GOSH describes proposed experimental therapies as "unjustified" and said the treatments being offered are not a cure. However, the hospital's decision to go back to court came after researchers at two international healthcare facilities said they have "fresh evidence about their proposed experimental treatment".

Cancer diagnosis ‘more common than marriage’ – BBC News

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The number of people with cancer in Scotland has risen by 18% in five years, according to Macmillan. Across the UK, Cancer Research UK says there has been a 12% rise since the 1990s, with rates among woman up by 16% and 4% for men. Macmillan said as well as trying to remove the fear of a cancer diagnosis, its Life With Cancer campaign aimed to highlight the support available to people with the disease. 'Fact of life' Of the Scots asked, 41% said they feared getting cancer over any other disease, while one in eight said cancer was scarier [...]

Rail strikes to hit Northern, Southern and Merseyrail – BBC News

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The union said the dispute is not about pay or conditions but strike action is over "concern about passenger safety". In April RMT members demonstrated against the proposals and to mark the one-year anniversary of its dispute with Southern rail. Northern strike timetable Merseyrail strike timetable Southern strike timetable Image copyright Northern Rail Image caption Arriva runs its Northern services across the north-west and north-east of England, Cumbria and the East Midlands However, all services are expected to be extremely busy and travellers should allow extra time for their journeys, the company said. Most services are to run between 7:00 [...]