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Coffee Good For The Heart 2006-06-22

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One to three cups of coffee a day may protect people from heart disease and strokes, according to new research. (more…)

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Calls For Clear Evolution Lessons 2006-06-22

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The world’s top scientists have joined forces to call for ‘evidence-based’ teaching of evolution in schools.

A statement signed by 67 national science academies says evidence on the origins of life is being ‘concealed, denied, or confused’ in some classes. (more…)

Extreme Debt Levels Rise 2006-06-22

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Levels of 'extreme debt' in the UK are worsening, says a charity which has seen the number of its clients owing more than 100 000 GBP nearly double. (more…)

Common Language 2006-06-22

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The word 'time' is the most common noun in the English language, according to the latest Oxford dictionary.

Oxford English Dictionary

'Oxford University Press' ('OUP') researchers looked on the internet at newspapers, journals, fictions and weblogs to take a snapshot of our everyday language.

'Person' was ranked at number two, while 'man' reached number seven and 'woman' was behind at number 14. (more…)

RIP TOTP 2006-06-21

Posted by clype in Humanities, Statistics.
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[Top of the Pops last logo]
'The BBC's' flagship pop music programme 'Top of the Pops' has been cancelled after 42 years, 'The BBC' has announced. (more…)

Musee du Quai Branly Opens 2006-06-20

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[Picture of the museum]French President Mr.Jacques Chirac[Picture of Jacques Chirac] has unveiled his legacy to the nation — a 260 million EUR (180 million GBP) riverside museum in the shadow of Paris’s ‘Eiffel Tower’.

The museum displays indigenous art from Africa, Asia and Australasia.

But the project has been controversial; it opens as France debates how to heal the scars of its colonial past and accept a multi-ethnic nation. (more…)

Lemonade Dissolves Kidney Stones 2006-06-20

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Drink up! Lemonade, the quintessential summer beverage, may prevent painful kidney stones, according to two new studies from ‘The University of Wisconsin’ ‘School of Medicine & Public Health’ and ‘Duke University’. (more…)

Cuppas Against Dementia! 2006-06-20

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One drink — more than any other — will keep your brain young. And that drink is tea. Green tea or black tea. Hot tea or iced tea. It doesn't matter; tea may be the brain's fountain of youth. (more…)

On-line Shopping Complaints Escalate 2006-06-19

Posted by clype in Europe, Gizmo, Money, Statistics.
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Many internet firms in Europe are not treating customers fairly, according to a report from EU consumer bodies including the UK’s ‘Citizens Advice’.

Late or non-delivery of items and defective goods were the most common complaints against internet traders. (more…)

Rear of The Year 2006 2006-06-17

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Rear of The Year Limited 2006’s winners of “Rear of the Year”…

Ms. Javine Hylton and Mr. Ian Wright (more…)