Is Harry Styles’ new song Medicine really a bisexual anthem?

Is Harry Styles’ new song Medicine really a bisexual anthem?

Steve Jennings Fans seem to think so…

Harry Styles sent fans into meltdown mode last night with a performance of a brand new rock track titled Medicine, which seemingly hints at the star’s sexuality.

The British star performed the unreleased song on his debut tour, and has been hailed by fans as a “bisexual anthem” because of its lyrical content.

On Medicine, Harry sings, “Here to take my medicine, take my medicine, treat you like a gentleman.”

He also boasts about “messing around” with both sexes: “The boys and girls are here, I’m messing around with them, and I’m okay with it.”

Fans praised the track on Twitter, and were quick to proclaim the performance his official coming out.See the best reactions below… “the boys and the girls are here, i mess around with him, and i’m okay with it” this is the new bi anthem, thank you harry styles pic.twitter.com/xh76WhnxMd — ari the useless gay (@emptyskv) March 13, 2018 harry styles singing his bisexual anthem, oil on canvas, harry styles world tour, 2018 pic.twitter.com/J78ug098hF — ???????????????????? (@cillianmrphy) March 13, 2018 harry styles is out there writing bisexual anthems and wearing soft, feminine clothes and breaking gender roles i am proud to […]

Stephen Hawking’s cameos: ‘I have been quite popular in my time’

Stephen Hawking's cameos: 'I have been quite popular in my time'

Enable it in your browser or download Flash Player here .Sorry, you need Flash to play this. Science aside, Stephen Hawking appeared in a number of hit television shows.

Media captionScience aside, Stephen Hawking appeared in a number of hit television shows. For all of his academic work on mind-boggling scientific concepts, Stephen Hawking was also known to many for something else: his many cameos on TV, film and radio.

His most recent was broadcast just last week, as the voice of the Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy Mark II – a powerful being known on our planet as Prof Hawking.

"I have been quite popular in my time," the character says in the BBC Radio 4 adaptation. "Some even read my books."

It’s that self-deprecating humour that characterised Prof Hawking’s appearances. Here’s a brief look at some of them. Enable it in your browser or download Flash Player here .Sorry, you need Flash to play this. The scientist is the voice of the latest version of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Media captionThe scientist is the voice of the latest version of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Little Britain for Comic Relief Prof Hawking with David Walliams and Catherine […]

Stephen Hawking: The book that made him a star

Stephen Hawking: The book that made him a star

Stephen Hawking was the most remarkable author I had the privilege of working with during my career as the director of science publishing at Cambridge University Press.

In 1982, I had responsibility for his third academic book for the Press, Superspace And Supergravity.

This was a messy collection of papers from a technical workshop on how to devise a new theory of gravity.

While that book was in production, I suggested he try something easier: a popular book about the nature of the Universe, suitable for the general market.

Stephen mulled over my suggestion. Obituary: Stephen Hawking

A life in pictures Reaction to his death – latest updates He already had an international reputation as a brilliant theoretical physicist working on rotating black holes and theories of gravity.And he had concerns about financial matters: importantly, it was impossible for him to obtain any form of life insurance to protect his family in the event of his death or becoming total dependent on nursing care.So, he took precious time out from his research to prepare the rough draft of a book. Ten million copies in all editions and translations At the time, several bestselling physics authors had already published non-technical books […]

Far-right activists barred from entering UK

Far-right activists barred from entering UK

Left to right: Brittany Pettibone, Lauren Southern, and Martin Sellner Three activists with big social media followings from Austria, Canada and the US have been barred from entering the United Kingdom, in a move that some say is part of a crackdown on the far right.

Brittany Pettibone and her boyfriend, Martin Sellner, were refused entry to the UK when they landed at Luton Airport on Friday. They were detained for two days, and then deported. Another activist, Lauren Southern, was refused entry by the Border Force near Calais on Monday. She had planned to meet with the couple and the former leader of the English Defence League, Tommy Robinson.

Sellner, an Austrian and prominent figure in the anti-migration group Generation Identity, was due to make a speech in Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park. He was the leader of a "Defend Europe" campaign last summer, responsible for targeting boats run by NGOs trying to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean.

On his social media accounts, Robinson says he plans to deliver Sellner’s speech in Hyde Park on Sunday.

In a statement about the activists, a Home Office spokesperson said: "Border Force has the power to refuse entry to an individual if it is […]

Male Infertility Most Common Reason For IVF Treatment, UK Audit Reveals

Male Infertility Most Common Reason For IVF Treatment, UK Audit Reveals

Male infertility is the most common reason couples in the UK have IVF treatment, official UK data has revealed.

The most common reasons for IVF treatment after male infertility (37%) were ovulatory disorder (13%), blocked fallopian tubes (12%) and endometriosis (6%), although in 32% of cases the cause of infertility was unexplained.

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s (HFEA) report for 2014-2016 revealed that 40 years after the first child was born following in vitro fertilisation, IVF treatment is at the strongest it has ever been in the UK. The report showed that in 2016, more than 68,000 IVF treatments were performed (an increase of 4% from 2015), with over 20,000 babies born. Current treatments are now 85% more likely to succeed than when records began in 1991, as the average birth rate per embryo transferred for women of all ages is 21%.

“Assisted reproduction has come a long way in the 40 years since British doctors pioneered IVF with the birth of Louise Brown,” said Sally Cheshire, chair of the HFEA . “With well over a million treatments performed in the UK since records began, and more than 300,000 babies born, as a country we remain at the forefront of fertility […]

Motor Neurone Disease Symptoms And Prognosis Explained

Motor Neurone Disease Symptoms And Prognosis Explained

Stephen Hawking has died aged 76, after living with motor neurone disease (MND) for more than 50 years. The scientist was first diagnosed with MND when he was 21 and was not expected to see his 25th birthday, yet he defied doctors’ prognosis by half a century.

“The question of why Professor Hawking lived so long after being diagnosed with MND is a question that has intrigued researchers around the world,” Brian Dickie, Director of Research Development for the MND Association, told HuffPost UK.

“One view is that something in his genetic makeup was helping to arrest the progression of the disease and this theory has led to detailed genetic studies to look for these protective genes in exceptionally long survivors. Prof Hawking helped to highlight the importance of genetic research and encouraged those diagnosed with MND to participate in MND Association’s National DNA Bank.” Joe Giddens – PA Images via Getty Images Motor neurone disease (MND) is a rare disease affecting two in every 100,000 people in the UK each year. It is a fatal, rapidly progressive disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It affects the nerves that control the body’s movement, it can affect arms and legs, […]

The Theory Of Everything Showed Me I Had MND, Stephen Hawking Taught Me How To Live With It

The Theory Of Everything Showed Me I Had MND, Stephen Hawking Taught Me How To Live With It

PA Archive/PA Images Back in January 2015, I went to see the film, ‘The Theory of Everything’ . For over two years I had known that there was something very wrong with my body, but after numerous visits to doctors, and several tests and scans, I was still looking for a diagnosis. As I watched Eddie Redmayne (playing the part of Stephen Hawking) struggling to pick up coins from the floor of his Cambridge study, and tripping over his own legs as he walked to a lecture, I became convinced that I too had Motor Neurone Disease. I was given my diagnosis three months later.

One of the most difficult things to get your head around when you are told that you have MND is the fact that the prognosis is so bleak. I well remember my sense of desolation when I read that my expectancy of life beyond diagnosis was only about 14 months. My MND clinical nurse, however, told me that every case is different, and then she said, ‘remember Stephen Hawking.’ At the time, I didn’t really find this very comforting, but I did begin writing a blog about my experiences with the disease that I shared […]

Is The Ultimate Goal For Cyclists To Ride To Work?

Is The Ultimate Goal For Cyclists To Ride To Work?

Now the mornings are lighter, the weather is warmer and spring feels less than an arm stretch away, I’m wondering whether to rethink my decision about not cycling to work. I used to wake up, leave the house, and arrive at work while it was still dark outside. Now, I see daylight the moment I open my eyes and mornings seem better. Much better.

I tried to cycle to work once. I tried one and a half times, in fact. Neither of those times I actually needed to be at work – both attempts were on a weekend to see if I could complete the journey to the office away from the stress of the typical, weekday, early morning rush.

[READ MORE: Why I’m committing to riding a bike again aged 27 ]

On my first attempt, I went with a cycling instructor from my local council. He suggested, during some skills sessions he was doing with me ( which you can read about here ), he would cycle with me to my office and back to show me two different routes. I took him up on the offer. The cycle took one hour. It was a 10-mile ride (my […]

The Waugh Zone Wednesday March 14, 2018

The Waugh Zone Wednesday March 14, 2018

As the National Security Council meets this morning, Theresa May has some big calls to make if it concludes that Russia was indeed behind the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Last night’s midnight deadline to provide answers on the poisoning was ignored by Russia , but the real danger is of over-threatening and then little changing. A great big shrug from Moscow is not the response No.10 is looking for, especially with so much at stake for our reputation on the global stage. But are we prepared too for the Russian retaliation if we do get tough? The Russian Embassy in London ominously tweeted a graphic of Newton’s Third Law that ‘every action has an equal and opposite reaction’.

Expelling large numbers of Russian diplomats and officials may be one option that tempts the PM, though the danger is we lose our own assets in Moscow (still much prized by Washington for their expertise) as part of the retaliation. Tougher EU sanctions look tricky despite the warm words from Merkel and Macron. The UN route may give us some moral support but of course Russia has a veto and China may not want to get involved. As […]

Posters featuring black gay couples launched in London

Posters featuring black gay couples launched in London

Me. Him Us. (Photos courtesy GMFA) Posters featuring black same-sex couples are going up on high streets across London.

The campaign from gay men’s health charity GMFA is aimed to reach out at the city’s queer black and minority ethnic (BAME) community, who are often not represented in public health campaigns.

As part of the ‘Me. Him Us.’ initiative, posters of BAME same-sex couples holding hands, which will be displayed on high streets across South London, including Brixton, Streatham, Kennington and Waterloo.

The ads, which was developed by BAME gay and bisexual men for BAME gay and bisexual men, aims to increase levels of HIV testing in the community, bearing the message: “I test for HIV because it looks after both of us. Testing is easy and confidential.” Ian Howley, Chief Executive of Health Equality and Rights Organisation (HERO) said: “Over the last few years, HERO has been working close with the BAME LGBT+ community.

“One of the issues that kept on coming up was the lack of representation, especially in mass media health promotion campaigns. At HERO we listened and acted on this feedback.

“What people see is completely developed by BAME gay and bisexual men for BAME gay and bisexual men. From […]