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Thursday 19 September 2013
Rents are sky-high, while homelessness is back at Great Depression levels
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Behind President Obama’s proposals, there looms a big question: in a nation of 80 million gun owners and roughly 300 million guns, will these changes make any difference?
Wednesday 19 December 2012
After making its first aerial incursion into Japanese-controlled airspace near disputed islands, China compounded tensions with Japan by bolstering its territorial claims at the United Nations.
Thursday 04 October 2012
Good news for the young and squinty. A prototype contact lens that could cure short-sightedness by coaxing the eyeball to grow into a healthier shape has been unveiled by researchers in America. Gizmag takes a closer look.
Wednesday 22 August 2012
Farmers may have fuelled the obesity epidemic by using antibiotics to fatten up livestock, a new study suggests.
Friday 11 May 2012
The University of Washington has offered a fellowship to the blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who has said that he wants to study in the United States following his dramatic escape from house arrest.
Monday 07 May 2012
Accused of appropriating rap music, Yauch likened it to the Rolling Stones playing the Blues
Friday 10 February 2012
In 1979 Tony Judt published an article with the unusual title "A Clown in Regal Purple". In a coruscating attack on "modernisation theory", he laid waste the methodology and reputation of a generation of number-crunching social historians. Within the bitchy world of scholarly politics it made him infamous, but few outside knew his name. His area of expertise was the history of socialism in France, a furrow he ploughed often and deeply.
Tuesday 20 December 2011
A university professor is claiming that he lost his job after he gave James Franco an embarrassing 'D' grade in a course he was teaching on account of the knock-'em-dead actor and perennial student showing up for only two out of the 14 lectures he was expected at.
Tuesday 22 November 2011
Lee Pockriss was one of the secret weapons in the pop business," says the singer and fellow Brill Building composer Paul Evans. "He wrote a lot of hit songs and yet nobody knows his name." While that is true, Pockriss's successes tended to be with novelty songs, notably "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini".
Saturday 20 August 2011
Baruj Benacerraf, who died on 9 August aged 90, was a Venezuelan immunologist who shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Friday 19 August 2011
Global warming is causing animals and plants to migrate further up mountains and away from the equator in attempts to avoid the higher temperatures associated with climate change, scientists have found in an exhaustive survey of nearly 1,400 species.
Monday 15 August 2011
People who are fat and fit live just as long as their slim counterparts and are less likely to die from heart disease, according to a new study.
Sunday 07 August 2011
Business troubleshooters, aka company doctors,will be heading back to school if Christine Elliott gets her way. As chief executive of the Institute for Turnaround, Elliott is leading a plan to teach new recruits key skills needed to guide a business through tough times.
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