Everyday we squeeze some toothpaste onto our brushes but have you ever wondered when we first started brushing our teeth? At what point in human history did we realise the importance of looking after our teeth? Let’s take a look at the origins of toothpaste.
The North West continues to power ahead in manufacturing – in fact there’s something of a renaissance taking place. So what’s driving this growth? Why don’t we hear more about it? Image Credit Strength in aerospace, automotive, food, drink and pharmaceuticals lie beneath the strong performance. The diversity of industrial sectors involved shows that this […]
Few investors know enough about how much their fund manager is charging them, yet the charges may have more of an impact on how much they earn long-term than the success of the investment strategy being followed. Image Credit Investors holding open-ended investment companies (Oeics) or unit trusts might check the prices every so often, […]
It has just been announced that Northern Ireland has won a lucrative multimillion pound investment for its first standalone power station in over a decade. Image Credit Belfast Harbour is a multimillion pound gas-powered development, owned by Belfast Power Ltd, that will generate enough energy to power half a million homes and businesses in the […]
Advances in medicine could be more rapid if clinical data was made available to public and private researchers much sooner. Advances have been made, with the work of the Yale Open Data Access project one of the reasons the research community is getting behind the idea. Although progress is being made, more still needs to […]
A surprise package containing a cigar from home is one of the real pleasures for troops serving abroad in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, but it seems that tradition may have come to an end with the introduction of a new FDA ruling. Image Credit Changes that came into force in August 2016 mean cigar […]