Possible to overwrite bad memories, say neuroscientists

Emotions connected to memories can be rewritten, making bad events in the past seem better and good things appear worse, scientists from Japan and the United States have found. The discovery of...

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Ethiopia’s herbal high struggles after foreign ban

For a town seen as a key trading centre for khat, a drug that is banned in many countries, Ethiopia's Awaday can seem pretty drowsy and laid-back. As the sun sets on the small eastern town,...

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Water-starved South Asia fills buckets with rice, not ice

Water-starved South Asian nations have devised their own answer to the Ice Bucket Challenge currently taking the social media world by storm, instead filling buckets with rice and other supplies...

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In Iran, love is rarely a many-splendoured thing

Like an increasing number of Iranians, Mahnaz divorced after marrying young because of the pressures of a conservative society that she feels often ignores a relationship's most important...

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For women in China, cooking, highway pollution linked to high blood pressure

Women in China who are exposed to pollution from cookstoves and highways face a greater risk of high blood pressure, said a study out Monday. The study focused on the role of black carbon,...

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Could smartphones be hindering kids’ social skills?

A small study from the University of California Los Angeles psychology department concludes absorption in digital media could be a roadblock in children's development of the ability to read...

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Speaking in tongues: China divided over common language

Free-wheeling and business-oriented, the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou is a long way from Beijing physically, culturally and linguistically – and hackles have been raised by reports...

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Malaysians will move to where the jobs are

Malaysia, we have a problem... A whopping 90% of Malaysians would consider moving overseas for a new job and 49% are already actively searching for greener pastures. This is according to an...

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Why do we learn better on a good night’s sleep?

Amid mounting evidence of the important relationship between sleep and motor learning, researchers at the University of Montreal have identified areas of the brain that are critical in training...

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Sleepless teens may pile on the pounds, study shows

Teens who think sleep is overrated should guess again, according to a recent study conducted at Columbia University in New York that suggests sleep deprivation during adolescence could lead to...

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Study abroad at the world’s happiest country – tuition free

Most people know of Norway as the birthplace of the viral song, What Does The Fox Say? As seen in the video, this Scandinavian nation has a plethora of wildlife and natural beauty. Its fauna...

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The hot and cold of the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Since it went viral, the ice bucket challenge – or the #ALSIceBucketChallenge as social media users know it – has become a worldwide sensation, drawing in millions of people to soak themselves on...

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Study shows humans and Neanderthals shared Europe for millennia

Neanderthals shared Europe with modern humans for as long as five millennia until they died out 40,000 years ago – "ample time" for cultural exchanges and interbreeding, researchers said...

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Life’s a beach for Italy’s dogs

The sun brollies are up, the beach loungers full and the water is full of day-trippers splashing about. It is a classic Italian scene but with one crucial difference: the beach bums frolicking...

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Leprosy: Myanmar struggles with ancient scourge

High in the hills of Myanmar's war-torn borderlands, a clutch of new leprosy cases among communities virtually cut off from medical help is a sign that the country's battle with the ancient...

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Latiff Mohidin makes a comeback after two decades

After a two-decade hiatus, Malaysian artist-cum-poet Abdul Latiff Mohidin who turned 73 yesterday, returned on his birthday with the first of two solo shows for 2014 at a joint exhibition between...

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Have you Googled yourself recently?

A total of 51% of Malaysians update their CV frequently but only 29% also update their professional social media profiles, according to a poll conducted by recruiting experts Hays. Hays asked...

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9 natural ways to help you get through depression

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), globally, more than 350 million people suffer from depression. Many people resort to quick fix antidepressant pills to cure their depression....

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Battle of the boycott plays out in Israel, West Bank shops

In Gaza, Israelis and Palestinians are battling it out with rockets and air strikes. But in Israel and the West Bank, the two sides have found a new weapon: boycotting. Local products are...

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Pangolins under threat in Gabon as demand surges in Asia

Hunted for generations for its tasty meat, the scaly-skinned pangolin is under threat in Gabon as demand for the small mammal surges in Asia, where it is used in traditional medicine. A timid...

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