One Directions Louis Tomlinson says Euphoria didn’t ask to show him in animated sex scene with Harry Styles

This image released by HBO shows Zendaya, right, and Hunter Schafer in a scene from “Euphoria” on HBO.  (Eddy Chen/HBO via AP) Tomlinson responded, saying: “I can categorically say that I was not contacted nor did I approve it.” LOUIS TOMLINSON GIVES $10G TO SICK GIRL CONFINED TO WHEELCHAIR The singer didn’t elaborate on whether he’s upset with HBO over the portrayal or not. Representatives for HBO did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. The HBO drama’s star, Zendaya, previously noted that everyone involved with “Euphoria” is aware that it will be polarizing and provocative to some. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “I kind of accepted the fact that it would be polarizing. I …

Gay women ‘at risk of cervical cancer too’

What happens during a smear test Chloe Delevingne takes smear test on live TV – BBC News Smear test v bikini line waxing – BBC News ‘This is for anyone with a vagina’ – BBC News While the majority were aware they needed to go for cervical screening, 8% thought LGB women did not need the test or didn’t know if it was required. And 21% thought LGB women were at lower risk of cervical cancer compared with heterosexual women. More than 600 women were surveyed. The NHS in England said this could mean up to 50,000 lesbian, gay and bisexual women had never gone for cervical screening. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSmear tests: Actress writes …

Fact-checking night two of the first Democratic presidential debate

(CNN)The second night of the first 2020 Democratic presidential debate continued with 10 candidates, including three of the top polling leaders in former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Sen. Kamala Harris of California. Here are the facts.

How A Policy To Stop Abortions Led To 40 Percent More Abortions

Over the last 25 years, the USA has swung backwards and forwards on the Mexico City policy, also known as the “global gag rule”, depending on the party in power. The policy is intended to reduce the number of abortions, not in America but in places poor enough to receive American aid. Opponents describe the policy as cruel and harmful to women, while supporters believe it’s a totemic protection of the unborn. Medical scientists have shown it has the exact opposite effect to its intent. First introduced by Ronald Reagan in 1984, the Mexico City policy not only bans American aid going to the performance of abortions but prevents federal funding going to other activities run by agencies that perform abortions. Even …

The U.S. Is Headed To Fascism, Says Ocasio-Cortez After Tour Of Detention Facilities At Southern Border

“Are we headed to fascism? Yes. I don’t think there’s a question,” the congresswoman told Yahoo News hours after she toured the detention facilities run by Customs and Border Protection. “If you actually take the time to study, and to look at the steps, and to see how government transforms under authoritarian regimes, and look at the political decisions and patterns of this president, the answer is yes.” Getty Images Ocasio-Cortez described a chaotic situation during Monday’s congressional tour, including one site visit where “s*** hit the fan” over what she described as “disrespectful” conduct by CBP staff, such as one officer who tried to take a selfie with the congresswoman, even as the lawmakers were not allowed to have cameras. Ocasio-Cortez …

Is there a Brexit ‘war chest’?

At the time of the announcement this money was widely referred to in the media as Mr Hammond’s Brexit “war chest”. He said the release of that money for spending and tax cuts – combined with the end of Brexit-induced uncertainty – would result in a “deal dividend” for the economy. Both Mr Hunt and Mr Johnson have ideas about what they’d like to do with the £26.6bn – see below – when it is one of them (and their choice of chancellor) in charge of the public purse. However, in his Mansion House speech earlier this month, Mr Hammond warned that a no-deal Brexit would soak up this money so an incoming prime minister could no longer call on …

Boris Johnson backtracks over Scottish funding

The Barnett formula is used to share funds across the UK with allocations for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland linked to their populations and any changes in spending in areas such as health and education in England. It’s controversial because levels of public spending per head are higher in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales than they are in England. Boris Johnson, a former London mayor, has been a persistent critic. In 2014, he said the then prime minister, David Cameron, had made a “slightly reckless promise” to retain it. He had previously described the system as being of “amazing political antiquity” and producing “inequitable outcomes”. Public services The SNP were among those expecting Boris Johnson to review funding arrangements for …

Scientists And Doctors Are Mad As Hell At Prince Charles (For Good Reason)

Earlier this month, Prince Charles – the heir to the British throne – was praised by scientists for attempting to convince Donald Trump (in a 15-minute chat that ended up lasting an hour and a half) to take action on climate change. Now he’s been accused of using his Royal position to promote “dangerously misleading” pseudomedical advice after becoming a patron of a homeopathy group. Prince Charles, a vocal supporter of homeopathy, was announced as patron of the Faculty of Homeopathy on Tuesday.  Homeopathy operates on two pseudo-scientific principles: that “like cures like” and the “law of minimum dose”, the notion the lower the dose, the more effective it is. The idea, which was invented by German doctor Samuel Hahnemann in the 1970s, is that a condition …

Coming to a school near you? The four-and-a-half-day week

A number of UK schools have taken the decision to move to a shorter working week because of funding shortages – and nowhere more so, it would appear, than in Birmingham. More than 20 schools in the city now plan to save money by sending children home at Friday lunchtime. Emma Jane Kirby visited one to learn more about the financial pressures they face. It’s even more of a squash than usual in the Bellfield Junior School hall this morning and small, scuffed knees knock against each other as the children sit cross-legged on the herringbone parquet floor. For the first time in their academic life, year two infants have been given special dispensation to join junior assembly. Come the …

Space Station Mold Can Survive High Doses Of Radiation

Molds are present in every human environment, including the International Space Station (ISS), with astronauts spending many hours a week ensuring the mold doesn’t grow to a size where it becomes a health problem. It is a sturdy life form that can withstand a lot of extremes. Now, recent research suggests it can also survive high doses of radiation, meaning its spores could exist on the outside of the ISS. The research, presented at the 2019 Astrobiology Science Conference, showed that spores of Aspergillus and Penicillium (both found inside the ISS) can survive exposure to X-rays 200 times higher than the dose that would kill a human. Combined with their endurance to high temperatures, ultraviolet lights, chemicals, and dry conditions, they are extremely resilient. “We now know that [fungal spores] …

Jaclyn Hill Deactivates Social Media Accounts Amid Cosmetics Controversy – & Fans Have THEORIES! – Perez Hilton

The YouTube beauty vlogger vanished from Twitter and Instagram in the sneaky hours of Wednesday morning, putting her millions of followers in limbo as Followers were quick to notice makeup martyr’s pages had gone dark, and wasted no time preparing for one of Twitter’s signature #canceled parties: (c) Twitter (c) Twitter As the hate poured in, another user reminded fans that Jaclyn suffers from extreme anxiety — which could be why she didn’t want to face the Twiticism head on: (c) Twitter followed up a sweet selfie with a tweet explaining the mental unrest that came with it, “FACT: I had an anxiety attack 3 minutes after this photo was taken. For NO reason. Got so dizzy I almost fell …

Ask the experts: are we unnecessarily afraid of chemicals?

We asked what you wanted to know about toxic exposure and put your questions to Dr Leonardo Trasande You asked How can we stop the public from being unnecessarily afraid of chemicals? The answer When parents raise concerns about synthetic chemicals as contributors to disease and disability, we shouldnt dismiss them as chemophobia. We need to engage in evidence-based conversations about prevention. Evidence documented by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Endocrine Society, World Health Organization and UN Environment Programme shows low-level exposures to many synthetic chemicals have serious, negative effects. Studies in the laboratory animals have been confirmed by studies in humans that show similar effects of low-level exposure to these chemicals. The good news is that safe and …

Joe Biden throws own campaign into turmoil after Harris attacks his record on race

Washington (CNN)Joe Biden stumbled into a potential campaign-defining moment Thursday that pitched his effort to win the Democratic nomination onto suddenly shaky ground. The immediate impressions left after a debate are often not how things appear a few days later. So it may be that Biden’s bad night does not end up being as damaging as it first appeared. It’s even possible that some voters might have been offended at the audacity of the attack by Harris on a man who has been a devoted servant of the Democratic Party for decades. And Biden — who served as vice president to the nation’s first black President, Barack Obama — enjoys strong support among African American voters, a crucial Democratic constituency. …

Which is the most hayfever-prone city and is ‘botanical sexism’ to blame?

Allergy sufferers from Tokyo to London are struggling as pollen levels surge in cities, possibly due to a preference for male trees In 2016, Melbourne experienced a rare and extreme case of thunderstorm asthma that led to ten deaths and 8,500 people being abundant allergenic pollen. Some are dioecious plants, which have their own distinct sex, and some are monoecious plants (those with male and female flowers on the same plant) that have been cloned to be male. The last few times I was in London, for example, almost every single willow tree I saw was now a male clone; almost all of the bay trees being sold and planted were males; virtually all of the many species of poplar …

Montpellier melts under a 45C high as Europe hit by record heatwave

The south of France is like August in Death Valley, officials say, but lessons have been learnt from the deadly summer of 2003 Where shall we put it? asked Luc Gomel, the director of Montpellier zoo. Right on the front gate, to make sure the joggers see it, came the reply from the reception desk. They always complain if bits of the park are shut. Gomel, sweat patches already blotting his armpits in the early morning heat, pinned the red notice to the gatepost. It warned that, because Montpellier was both on red alert for a heatwave and rated as a severe wildfire risk, special measures had been put in place at the zoo. The city, in the Hrault region …

Russia plans to tow a nuclear power station to the Arctic. Critics dub it a ‘floating Chernobyl’

Murmansk, Russia (CNN)Next month, a floating nuclear power plant called the Akademik Lomonosov will be towed via the Northern Sea Route to its final destination in the Far East, after almost two decades in construction. In theory, floating nuclear power plants could help supply energy to remote areas without long-term commitments — or requiring large investments into conventional power stations on mostly uninhabitable land. But the concept of a nuclear reactor stationed in the Arctic Sea has drawn criticism from environmentalists. The Lomonosov platform was dubbed “Chernobyl on Ice” or “floating Chernobyl” by Greenpeace even before the public’s revived interest in the 1986 catastrophe thanks in large part to the HBO TV series of the same name. Rosatom, the state …