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Alcohol Reduces Risks of Heart Disease

A summary paper on the effects of alcohol consumption on biologic mechanisms associated with coronary heart disease provides an excellent review of a large number of intervention studies in humans....

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Can you predict your mate will cheat by their voice?

When choosing a partner, women believe the lower the man's voice, the more likely he's going to cheat. Conversely, men think a woman with a higher voice is more likely to be unfaithful,...

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LSE Director steps down

Accepting responsibility for accepting money from Gaddafi, LSE headboy Davies' resignation comes as an inquiry is launched into the affair....

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Does fluoride really fight cavities by ‘the skin of the teeth’?

In a study sure to set conspiracy theorists clacking away at the keys, scientists are reporting that the protective shield fluoride forms on teeth is up to 100 times thinner than previously believed....

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Activism: Move to stop Murdoch Owning BskyB

"In 24 hours, nearly half our mass media could be owned by Rupert Murdoch." Avaaz.org has posted a campaign to block the UK governments decision which would allow Rupert Murdoch to purchase...

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Memory, ageing and the irrelevant

Making the 'irrelevant' relevant to understand memory and aging. Age alters memory. But in what ways, and why? These questions comprise a vast puzzle for neurologists and psychologists. A new...

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Mean girls and queen bees

Mean girls and queen bees: Females threatened by social exclusion will reject others first. Many studies have suggested that males tend to be more physically and verbally aggressive than females....

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Low vitamin D levels linked to allergies in kids

A study of more than 3,000 children shows that low vitamin D levels are associated with increased likelihood that children will develop allergies, according to a paper published in the February 17...

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Avaaz and Amnesty: Libya!

As reports come in through a variety of media it's clear that the protests aren't going well.  Numerous Youtube videos, and global media broadcasts show a country on the verge of violent...

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Air pollution can trigger heart attacks

Air pollution triggers around the same amount of heart attacks as individual risk factors such as physical exertion, alcohol, and coffee....

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DYING FETUS: Re-Mastered Albums Streaming Online; On The Cover Of Baltimore Citypaper

  DYING FETUS: Re-Mastered Albums Streaming Online; On The Cover Of Baltimore Citypaper DYING FETUS are currently streaming the upcoming re-issues of 1998’s Killing On Adrenaline and...

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How to leave your body?

Leave your body and shake hands with yourself, gain an extra limb or change into a robot for a while. Swedish neuroscientist Henrik Ehrsson has demonstrated that the brain's image of the body is...

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Queens of the Stone Age – announce Euro Tour

Announce UK & European shows for May including London Roundhouse on May 17th Eponymous debut album to be performed in its entirety   Rekords Rekords and Domino are excited to announce...

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Activism: Open Media to Support Protests in the Middle East.

  Avaaz.org is looking to raise money to create an independant online media portal to allow 'blackout' proof coverage of the protests.  Trebuchet supports the creation of open media...

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Stretching before a run does not prevent injury

Stretching before a run does not prevent injury...

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Wealth of a Pharaoh: Mubarak leaves with Egypt’s Cash

According to e-activist Ben Winkler at Avaaz.org Mubarak is taking $70bn (£43.6bn) of Egypt’s money with him. It is estimated that this is around a third of entire Egyptian economy and...

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Consumer News: Rejecting a product may actually make you buy it.

Consumer 's make purchasing decisions by choosing between alternatives or by rejecting certain options....

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Texaco faces fines of £5bn

Oil giant Texaco faces fines of £5bn after a court decides they were culpable for the pollution of the large parts of the amazon, casuing crop failure and cancers amongst the people of the...

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Malaysian Government bans Valentines Day

The Malaysian Government is stepping up it's campaign to make Valentines Day celebration's socially unacceptable.  Deputy Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin claims that the amorous...

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Yemeni and Algerian Protests Dispersed

Following the success of the protests in Egypt similar anti-government protests in Algeria and Yemen have ignited against what the protester's claim are similarly repressive regimes. ...

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Artist’s Implanted Camera is Rejected

The BBC reports that Iraqi-born artist Wafaa Bilal's implanted headcam has been rejected by his body.  Bilal says he will continue to post images to his website from a camera placed around...

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Couslon resigns as phone tapping case continues

Andy Coulson the UK PM's director of communications has resigned today over increasing allegations regarding phonetapping while he was editor at News of the World. In a statement released today...

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Bees Poisoned by Drugs Giant Bayer

The petion to stop chemical manufacturer Bayer selling Clothianidin, A.K.A 'Poncho' is gaining momentum as the the link between the use of the pesticide and it's effect on Bee populations...

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Climate Change Trial Collapses as Undercover Officer Testifies

The trial against six climate change protesters collapsed today when a former undercover officer who had been with the group for a number of years testified for their defense....

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RIP Pete Postlethwaite (1946-2011)

On the 2nd of January 2011 Pete Postlethwaite lost his battle with cancer and fans of great acting lost a boundless source of wonder.    Since the 70s Postlethwaite has performed a wide...

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UK Government to Back Online Petitions

The UK government is to look into online petitioning which would allow the public to propose topics of discussion for parliament the government and intends to shut down the e-petitions part of the...

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Protest: People with learning disabilities take part in ‘Activity and Action’

People with learning disabilities take part in ‘Activity and Action’ day to help Westminster City Councillors to understand the effect of their services being ‘reclassified’....

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Wikileaks: Full Allegations against Assange

The Guardian has published what it claims are the full set of allegations against wikileaks Assange....

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Wikileaks : Assange Released on Bail

Wikifever is back on track with the release of Wikileaks spokesperson Julian Assange on bail despite pressure from Swedish government indicating that Assange might prove to be a flight risk....

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Protest: Westminster disadvantaged at risk by changes to social care policy

Protest: Westminster disadvantaged at risk by changes to social care policy...

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