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Tom Clarke

London, England
Science Editor — Channel 4 News

Science Editor at Channel 4 News. Reluctant indoorsman. Recovering entomologist and Kentish Towner

Tom Clarke interviews Pete Doherty before Libertines frontman's Coventry Empire show — I'm no stranger to interviews before a tour, it's standard practice for any musician heading out, except usually I'm the person being asked the questions rather than the person asking them. Interviewing world renowned artists it turns out is actually quite tricky, maybe trickier than giving the answers, but later this month Peter Doherty will be taking to the stage in Coventry for the second time this year.

A Coal-Mining Environmentalist? Virginia Executive Says He Can Be Both — Tom Clarke, the president of a healthcare company who considers himself an environmentalist, announced earlier this month that his nonprofit, the Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund (VCLF), will acquire assets from Patriot Coal Corp., one of several coal companies that recently filed for bankruptcy.

Chernobyl: inside the nuclear disaster exclusion zone — A European-funded project is racing to complete a vast steel containment building covering the entire Chernobyl reactor number four. The original concrete and steel sarcophagus covering the melted down reactor is becoming unstable. The new arch, designed to be slid into place, is tall enough to house the Statue of Liberty.

Cancer breakthrough after 'spectacular' melanoma results — Professor Peter Johnson, director of medical oncology at Cancer Research UK, said: "The evidence suggests we are at the beginning of a whole new era for cancer treatments." An international trial on 945 patients with advanced melanoma saw them treated with the drugs ipilimumab and nivolumab.

Red kites: from the brink of extinction to life in the burbs — "We give them the leftovers from the local carvery," said Victor King who's been feeding kites for a couple of years. "They love a bit of fresh liver too". The reddish-brown raptors have a nearly six-foot wingspan - but don't worry too much about your pet guinea-pig.

Britain votes for world's first 'three-parent' IVF babies — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. MPs back regulations to permit the use of an IVF technique which allows the creation of a baby bearing DNA from three people.

Is inactivity more lethal than obesity? - video — New research shows that even as little as a brisk 20-minute walk a day can transform your life expectancy - and exercise trumps diet in cutting death rates. Does Jon Snow agree?

How did milk become cheaper than bottled water? - video — A global glut of milk has caused a crash in prices. It is now cheaper than bottled water. Dairy farmers say they can no longer compete and fear they'll be driven out of business, reports Tom Clarke.

Are some people born to be fat? - video — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. A pregnant mother's diet could result in a predisposition to obesity in later life, according to a new trial. What does this mean for how we treat overweight people?

Franklin Templeton Shootout Preview — It's the last PGA Tour event of the calendar year this week. 24 players head to Tiburon Golf Club in Florida for the Franklin Templeton Shootout. Harris English and Matt Kuchar are the defending champions. Lowdown: It's the last PGA Tour event of the calendar year this week.
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Aug 24, 2016

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Aug 22, 2016

RT @JimDensham: “In the UK, the media and political worlds are well behind the curve” in understanding that neoliberalism is dying. 

Aug 19, 2016

RT @eonshore: If you enjoyed Elite, curious about No Man’s Sky or art generally, then this is a rather lovely bit of writing. 

Aug 17, 2016

RT @PGMcNamara: A lot of bikes ready to go for the #jocox memorial bike ride from West Yorkshire to Westminster...

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