The Daily: December 10

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Malala's blood-soaked school uniform to go on display
The schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban on her school bus in Pakistan, has specifically requested for the blood-soaked school uniform she was wearing at the time to go on display. The uniform has been placed in a glass case at the Nobel Peace Centre in the Norwegian capital Oslo, where Malala will accept the Nobel Peace Prize tomorrow. The schoolgirl was already known as an activist and winner of Pakistan's National Youth Peace Prize when a masked Taliban gunman stopped her school bus in October 2012, and shot her in the head. Since her extensive surgery in Birmingham, where she went on to build a new life, she has continued campaigning for girls' education. Malala said on the subject of her uniform: 'I want to show it to children, to people all around the world. This is my right, it is the right of every child, to go to school.'

Hope for blindness cure as procedure restores sight in dogs
A new gene therapy technique, which works by replacing lost light-sensitive eye cells, has succeeded in partially restoring the sight of animals suffering from a form of inherited blindness. The findings suggest that a related treatment could one day be developed to help those with retinitis pigmentosa, which is an inherited condition that results in the progressive loss of photosensitive retina cells. In the study, congenitally blind mice and dogs with a condition similar to retinitis pigmentosa were able to regain some of their vision following therapy involving the addition of a human gene which enabled their retina cells to become light-sensitive. "Use of such a clinically relevant large animal model allows us to begin tackling the next challenges on the road to translating this novel therapeutic strategy to human patients," said William Beltran, a veterinary ophthalmologist at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Downton Abbey in New York?
Downton Abbey, the hit TV show that follows a fictional aristocratic family, already has a huge following in America. And now Gareth Neame, the executive producer of the show, has said he'd like to film episodes in New York one day, causing delight among fans. The news came during a Q&A session, which was held in New York on Monday, where a portion of the show's fifth season was screened. An audience member asked whether Downton would ever go on location to New York, since the Crawleys, the family around which the show centres, have relatives there. Neame replied that it was a great idea, greatly exciting fans of the show. However, he also admitted that the venture would cost around ten million dollars, so it is not likely this will happen any time soon.

Ancient beliefs about Britain's favourite drink revealed
A new book called 'Tea: A Very British Beverage' has unearthed a huge amount of trivia concerning the drink, including information on the nation's trade, manners, fashion, art, drinking habits, industrial legislation, foreign policy, and health. Tea, which is now the nation's second favourite drink after tap water, has become firmly embedded in our culture since it arrived here in the 17th century. In the book, food author Paul Chrystal charts the connection between tea and various historical events, including American colonies, the Opium Wars, female emancipation and victory in the Second World War. Further intriguing information revealed includes the fact that Britons drink 165 million cups a day, and the fact that it is possible to buy a special Chinese tea picked by monkeys.

Google tops list of best places to work in UK
Jobs website Glassdoor has announced its list of the best places to work in the UK. The list is based on information derived from feedback and employee insight provided to the site over the past year, and is topped by the website Google. The office in London was praised by anonymous members of staff for its 'amazing people', 'cool culture', and the 'level of trust given to employees'. Thousands of users were asked to consider various factors, such as how satisfied they were with their company overall, how well they felt their CEO led the company, whether they would recommend their employer to a friend, as well as key workplace attributes including career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, and work-life balance. Google was closely followed in the list by John Lewis, Microsoft, Accenture and Jaguar Land Rover.