Thanksgiving grease cooks up plumbing disaster

Thanksgiving is a royal pain in the American drain. Thanksgiving means turkey dinners, family gatherings and football. For household drains and aging sewers across the United States, it means a...

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First humans settled on Tibetan Plateau 3,600 years ago

Researchers said today that people likely moved to the Tibetan highlands 3,600 years ago, in an indication of when humans first settled at high altitudes. Humans were able to permanently settle...

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‘Budget’, ‘Plant’, ‘Chinese’: quirky first names abound in DR Congo

Nigeria holds the prize for an eccentric presidential name but move over Goodluck Jonathan, you can also meet Suffering or chat with Chinese in the heart of Africa. The Democratic Republic of...

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Three Ebola miracles in Sierra Leone

Yesterday was a day of three miracles — two of our sickest patients were discharged, and a baby girl survived against all odds. When Hassan was brought in, he was almost dead. He wasn’t moving...

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The art ​of photography comes alive for Afghan children

A group of 12 refugee children from Afghanistan recently learnt the rules of perspective through a photography workshop conducted by a volunteer, Mohammad Soleimanikhah, known professionally as...

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Job authority spells depression for women, study shows

Women in authority appear to be more vulnerable to depression than their male counterparts, a study by sociologists in the United States said. Researchers looked into 1,500 middle-aged women...

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Find out what Year of the Wood Goat brings

As we approach the end of 2014, it is time to welcome a New Year. The Year of the Wood Goat is likely to be influential and fruitful for individuals who wish to discover more about what the...

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Banking culture breeds dishonesty, scientific study finds

A banking culture that implicitly puts financial gain above all else fuels greed and dishonesty and makes bankers more likely to cheat, according to the findings of a scientific...

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Malaysians turning to mobile devices when looking for job

Malaysians are increasingly using mobile devices when looking for a new job. A survey of 660 Malaysians by recruiting experts Hays shows that job seekers still do most of their job searching on...

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Top 10 Beautiful historic universities in the UK

Royal Holloway, University Of London Year Established: 1879 Royal Holloway is a constituent member of the University of London. It remains one of the most impressive university structures...

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Kissing couples exchange 80 million bugs, study shows

In just ten seconds, one kiss can transfer up to 80 million bacteria, according to a new study published in the journal Microbiome. Partners who kiss up to nine times per day share the same...

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Japan’s smartphone ‘zombies’ wreak havoc on the streets

When the lights change at the Shibuya crossing in Japan's capital, one of the world's busiest pedestrian thoroughfares, hundreds of people with their eyes glued to smartphones pick their way over...

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Napoleon’s two-pointed hat goes under hammer

One of Napoleon's famous two-pointed hats could fetch up to two million euros when it goes under the hammer at an auction near Paris today, memorabilia-watchers believe. The black beaver felt...

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Bristol-Myers immunotherapy shows promise to replace chemo for melanoma

Chemotherapy as a treatment for advanced melanoma could soon become obsolete, researchers said today, after patients taking an experimental immuno-oncology drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co had a...

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Meet the ancestors — exhibition reveals faces of prehistoric humans

Her clothes are made from fur, hemp and nettle and for decoration she sports ivory and bone beads. She has dark hair worn in dreadlocks, tattoos and a penetrating stare. Dubbed  "the woman from...

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Lightning more frequent as world warms

Lightning strikes will increase by about 12% in the US for every one degree Celsius rise in global average air temperature, Xinhua news agency reported. Observations have shown that lightning...

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Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander-era tomb

Archaeologists are holding their breath that a skeleton found in a mysterious, richly-decorated tomb from the time of Alexander the Great will solve the riddle of who ancient Greece's biggest...

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Warhol images of Elvis, Brando fetch US$151 million

Two iconic Andy Warhol paintings of Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando sold for more than US$151 million (RM503 million) at auction in New York on Wednesday, shattering pre-sale estimates by several...

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Making cars safer: have the driver do less

As millions of cars are under recall for potentially lethal air bags, designers are trying to reduce the need for the device — using sensors, radar, cameras and lasers to prevent collisions in...

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Japan’s smartphone ‘zombies’ wreak havoc on streets

When the lights change at the Shibuya crossing in Japan's capital, one of the world's busiest pedestrian thoroughfares, hundreds of people with their eyes glued to smartphones pick their way over...

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