Hitting out at the retro food preparation idea, James exclaimed: “Weddings, cheese in a tube, what was that all about?
“What was going on in England? What was happening?”
James and his TV producer girlfriend Louise Davies have been together for almost 10 years.
However, the chef previously shared that the couple have no plans to tie the knot, telling the Sunday People in 2019: “No, it doesn’t interest me in the slightest, mainly because I’ve catered for so many weddings, really.
“I admire people who do it, that’s fine, but I’m quite happy. I don’t need to spend 60 grand on a day, no, I’m more than happy thanks.”
A TikTok star with millions of followers has shared a trick that could leave your showers sparkling in a much quicker and easier way than you may have thought possible. Vanesa Amaro (@vaneamaro91), the self-proclaimed “queen of cleaning”, shared the tip with her four million followers – advising them that if they had to pick one of her hacks to try, this is the one to choose.
In the video, the cleaner explains that all you need is a specific brush that can be filled with cleaning product.
You will also need white vinegar and washing up liquid, which you mix together and put into the brush.
Perhaps the most shocking part of the woman’s secret trick is that she advises doing it when you are showering, eradicating the need to dedicate time to cleaning.
Ms Amaro suggests scrubbing the shower with the brush and cleaning liquid when you are in it, saving yourself both time and energy – as well as utilising the water from the shower to clean.
In the video, Ms Amaro said: “I’m a housekeeper and I will give you the best cleaning hack of your life.
“Get this brush or something very similar from Target. We’re going to get dawn dish soap and vinegar, yes I say vinegar weird don’t make fun of me, ok?
“Once you’re done you’re going to take it and put it inside your shower, you know where this is going right?
“Now once a week when you’re putting that hair mask on take that little brush and wash your shower while showering. If you’re going to follow any of my tips, please let it be this one.”
In other cases, the researchers compared NASA pics of the “Martian specimens” to puffballs here on Earth, confidently stating these are very much the real deal.
The researchers wrote in their study: “It is well-established that a variety of terrestrial organisms survive Mars-like conditions.
“Given the likelihood Earth has been seeding Mars with life and life has been repeatedly transferred between worlds, it would be surprising if there was no life on Mars.
“However, in contrast to terrestrial organisms, Martian fungi, moulds, algae and other putative life-forms, would have evolved on and already be adapted to the low temperatures, intermittent availability of water, low amounts of free oxygen, and high levels of radiation that characterize the harsh Martian environment.”
The researchers added: “Growth, movement, alterations in location and shape, constitute behaviour, and coupled with life-like morphology, strongly support the hypothesis there is life on Mars.”
Among the study’s authors is Dr Rhawn Gabriel Joseph, a neurobiologist known for being involved with the pseudo journal Journal of Cosmology – a title that has attracted controversy in the past.
Champion boxer David Haye, 40, has weighed in on Megxit, which saw Meghan Markle, 39, and her husband Prince Harry, 36, quitting their lives in the Royal Family in favour of a move away to America with their son Archie. The couple then stunned the world with their revelations about their negative experiences as Senior Royals in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
It comes after David, who currently manages fellow boxer Dereck Chisora, shared his joy over the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tying the knot in 2018, branding the wedding a defining moment for Britain.
When quizzed on what he thought about Harry and Meghan’s explosive chat with Oprah, David admitted that although he hadn’t had a chance to watch it yet, he felt the couple couldn’t live their lives trying to please everybody.
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, David said: “I haven’t seen it, it’s one of those things that I’ve been meaning to watch.
Scientists have discovered a rare evolutionary “missing link” dating to the earliest chapter of life on Earth. It’s a microscopic, ball-shaped fossil that bridges the gap between the very first living creatures — single-celled organisms — and more complex multicellular life.
The spherical fossil contains two different types of cells: round, tightly-packed cells with very thin cell walls at the center of the ball, and a surrounding outer layer of sausage-shaped cells with thicker walls. Estimated to be 1 billion years old, this is the oldest known fossil of a multicellular organism, researchers reported in a new study.
Life on Earth is widely accepted as having evolved from single-celled forms that emerged in the primordial oceans. However, this fossil was found in sediments from the bottom of what was once a lake in the northwest Scottish Highlands. The discovery offers a new perspective on the evolutionary pathways that shaped multicellular life, the scientists said in the study.
“The origins of complex multicellularity and the origin of animals are considered two of the most important events in the history of life on Earth,” said lead study author Charles Wellman, a professor in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom.
“Our discovery sheds new light on both of these,” Sheffield said in a statement.
Today, little evidence remains of Earth’s earliest organisms. Microscopic fossils estimated to be 3.5 billion years old are credited with being the oldest fossils of life on Earth, though some experts have questioned whether chemical clues in the so-called fossils were truly biological in origin.
The tiny fossilized cell clumps, which the scientists named Bicellum brasieri, were exceptionally well-preserved in 3D, locked in nodules of phosphate minerals that were “like little black lenses in rock strata, about one centimeter [0.4 inches] in thickness,” said lead study author Paul Strother, a research professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Boston College’s Weston Observatory.
“We take those and slice them with a diamond saw and make thin sections out of them,” grinding the slices thin enough for light to shine through — so that the 3D fossils could then be studied under a microscope, Strother told Live Science.
The researchers found not just one B. brasieri cell clump embedded in phosphate, but multiple examples of spherical clumps that showed the same dual cell structure and organization at different stages of development. This enabled the scientists to confirm that their find was once a living organism, Strother said.
“Bicellum” means “two-celled,” and “brasieri” honors the late paleontologist and study co-author, Martin Brasier. Prior to his death in 2014 in a car accident, Brasier was a professor of paleobiology at the University of Oxford in the U.K., Strother said.
Multicellular and mysterious
In the B. brasieri fossils, which measured about 0.001 inches (0.03 millimeters) in diameter, the scientists saw something they had never seen before: evidence from the fossil record marking the transition from single-celled life to multicellular organisms. The two types of cells in B. brasieri differed from each other not only in their shape, but in how and where they were organized in the organism’s “body.”
“That’s something that doesn’t exist in normal unicellular organisms,” Strother told Live Science. “That amount of structural complexity is something that we normally associate with complex multicellularity,” such as in animals, he said.
It’s unknown what type of multicellular lineage B. brasieri represents, but its round cells lacked rigid walls, so it probably wasn’t a type of algae, according to the study. In fact, the shape and organization of its cells “is more consistent with a holozoan origin,” the authors wrote. (Holozoa is a group that includes multicellular animals and single-celled organisms that are animals’ closest relatives).
The Scottish Highlands site — formerly an ancient lake — where the scientists found B. brasieri presented another intriguing puzzle piece about early evolution. Earth’s oldest forms of life are typically thought to have emerged from the ocean because most ancient fossils were preserved in marine sediments, Strother explained. “There aren’t that many lake deposits of this antiquity, so there’s a bias in the rock record toward a marine fossil record rather than a freshwater record,” he added.
B. brasieri is therefore an important clue that ancient lake ecosystems could have been as important as the oceans for the early evolution of life. Oceans provide organisms with a relatively stable environment, while freshwater ecosystems are more prone to extreme changes in temperature and alkalinity — such variations could have spurred evolution in freshwater lakes when more complex life on Earth was in its infancy, Strother said.
The findings were published online April 13 in the journal Current Biology.
Originally published on Live Science.
Author: Mindy Weisberger – Senior Writer
This post originally appeared on Livescience.com
‘I can change your life in the worst way’: UFC standout Usman warns YouTuber Jake Paul as vicious war of words escalates.
UFC superstar Kamaru Usman has fired a warning to YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul, saying that Paul could “truly get hurt” if he keeps pushing forward with his desire to box the UFC welterweight champion.
Internet prankster Paul took aim at Usman after Paul’s heated confrontation with former UFC champion Daniel Cormier at the recent UFC 261 event in Jacksonville after Usman defeated rival fighter – and occasional Jake Paul confidante – Jorge Masvidal.
Following the event, Usman stated that he would be happy to teach Paul a lesson in the boxing ring, given that he says he has “lapped” the rest of the competition in the UFC’s 170lbs fold after already holding wins against top contenders Masvidal (twice), Colby Covington and Leon Edwards.
Paul responded affirmatively to Usman’s apparent challenge – but Usman shot back to remind the internet celebrity that he’s not a “Disney kid“, referencing Paul’s two-season stint on the Disney television show ‘Bizaardvark’.
So let’s get this straight:1. Usman calls me out to fight on TMZ sports interview2. I quickly accept the challenge to fight and will give him biggest pay day of career ($ 10m+) 3. Usman then backs out of fight because I’m “a Disney kid”4. Usman visits Disney world pic.twitter.com/CkUBZ5aVYM
Paul, though, perhaps sensing another payday, shot back on Twitter.
“So let’s get this straight,” wrote Paul. “1. Usman calls me out to fight on TMZ sports interview. 2. I quickly accept the challenge to fight and will give him biggest pay day of career ($ 10m+).
“3. Usman then backs out of fight because I’m ‘a Disney kid’. 4. Usman visits Disney world.”
‘The Nigerian Nightmare’, though, clearly wasn’t impressed by Paul’s grandstanding and fired back with what could only be described as a chilling warning towards the novice boxer.
I understand you think this is a game which is probably why you don’t realize that this is how people Truly get hurt. I don’t play fighting and I can change your life in the worst way. https://t.co/Zch2xlDA9b
“I understand you think this is a game which is probably why you don’t realize that this is how people truly get hurt,” wrote the UFC welterweight champion.
“I don’t play fighting and I can change your life in the worst way.”
Usman’s stance was backed by legions of fight fans on social media, few of whom gave Jake Paul any realistic chance of emerging successfully from a boxing match against one of the world’s standout mixed martial arts fighters.
Kamaru is probably just scared of you. He’s fought world class strikers, decorated wrestlers, and people who have been training MMA for over 20 years, but he’s never faced a YouTuber with 2 pro fights before.
“Kamaru is probably just scared of you. He’s fought world-class strikers, decorated wrestlers, and people who have been training MMA for over 20 years, but he’s never faced a YouTuber with two pro fights before,” responded one fan on Twitter.
“I’m putting my money on the guy who knocked out Masvidal (for the first time in his career) who is light years ahead of Jake in striking,” agreed another, while a third sarcastically suggested that Paul’s online taunt will have deeply affected the UFC welterweight champion.
“Ah, yes. Usman is totally scared. He’s shivering in his boots as we speak,” they said.
“I think you are discussing… I had a near death experience and people discuss these in many ways,” Sharon told hosts Good Morning Britain hosts Susanna Reid and Adil Ray.
“They discuss them from a scientific perspective then discuss them also from a spiritual perspective.
“I believe that they are both.
“In my case, when this happened to me, I had all of these things that most people talk about, where you see this kind of… light, that you leave your body, you have this felling of being pulled outward and upward and a sense of seeing people that had gone before me,” she explained.
Whether there is life after death remains one of the biggest mysteries to humanity. With no scientific evidence, we are forced to rely on any anecdotal proof of any afterlife. One man, named Gary, believes he has said evidence, and even claims to have seen Jesus Christ.
Gary suffered his near-death experience following a car crash.
As soon as Gary had the accident, he said he saw Jesus Christ and many of his loved ones watching and waiting for him to come to the afterlife.
Gary wrote on the Near Death Experience Research Foundation: “I felt like I wasn’t in my body. I was in blackness but with hundreds of sparkly lights.
“I was a little scared because I could see my hunched-up body and knew that I’d passed over.
“To my left and in a field, there were many people. I saw my grandma and her sister who had passed in the previous year.
“The colours were so vivid! In front of me was a medium-sized stream with a white bridge over it. Jesus was standing on the other side of the bridge.
“There was a huge, sunlit object shining down on his left side. But it didn’t hurt me to look at it.
“I heard in my head, Jesus asking me, ‘Gary, would you like to stay for eternal peace and happiness or go back?’ I thought, ‘I’d like to go back.'”
“As a scientist, however, I operate under the hypothesis that all our thoughts, memories, precepts and experiences are an ineluctable consequence of the natural causal powers of our brain rather than of any supernatural ones.
“That premise has served science and its handmaiden, technology, extremely well over the past few centuries. Unless there is extraordinary, compelling, objective evidence to the contrary, I see no reason to abandon this assumption.
“Modern death requires irreversible loss of brain function. When the brain is starved of blood flow (ischemia) and oxygen (anoxia), the patient faints in a fraction of a minute and his or her electroencephalogram, or EEG, becomes isoelectric—in other words, flat.
“This implies that large-scale, spatially distributed electrical activity within the cortex, the outermost layer of the brain, has broken down.”