Millennials enjoy orgasmic success, survey says

Young women are reaching orgasm at a rate that's getting competitive with that of their male counterparts, according to a US survey conducted by condom manufacturing company Ansell. It could be...

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Scotland Yard police station to be turned into luxury hotel

Lovers of spine-tingling crime stories with deep – very deep – pockets, this hotel is for you. Great Scotland Yard, a historic landmark where London police once tried to solve the grisly...

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Presenting ‘100% Penang’ by Penangites

The opening night for this year's George Town Festival (GTF) on August 1 will be a special one for Penang. Drawing on the unique and passionate identity shared by Penangites, the opening act at...

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A pampered life for Japan’s prizefighter bulls

Blood-shot eyes fixed menacingly on their foe and snorting furiously, two giant bulls smash into each other with shuddering force: in Japanese bullfighting, matadors need not apply. Tongues...

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Soybean oil worse for your health than coconut oil

According to scientists from the University of California, Riverside, a diet high in soybean oil may cause more obesity and diabetes than a diet high in fructose. Their study was published in the...

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Capturing diversity through a lens of love

As Malaysians deal with the ugly truth that after centuries of living together and more than 50 years of independence, racial tensions can still break out, one foreigner thinks he has the...

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Indian state sets schoolbag weight limit

Children struggling under the weight of an oversized schoolbag is a common sight the world over, but now one Indian state has ordered parents to ensure kids lighten their load. The government...

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Tracking turtles at Pulau Lang Tengah

Back in school, most of us would have learnt about how sea turtles remain an endangered species. But truth be told, I had never quite felt drawn to the conservation cause of these lovely animals,...

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Britain’s Prince Harry flies economy class

Britain's Prince Harry flew economy class to Johannesburg, South Africa, much to the shock and delight of the other passengers. The Ramshaw family from east Yorkshire, England were left shocked...

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First direct evidence that autism is not rising: study

The way autism is diagnosed in the United States has led to an apparent tripling in cases in recent years that does not reflect reality, researchers said today. Rather, more youths with...

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Chronic pain sufferers supplementing treatment with alternative therapy

A research team based in Portland, Oregon, has demonstrated that many patients suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain resort to acupuncture and chiropractic care in addition to their medical...

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US sees big declines in teen sex over past 25 years

Less than half of US teenagers today are sexually active, far fewer than in the late 1980s, a US government report said today. The findings are based on survey data spanning 1988 to 2013,...

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British study highlights ineffectiveness of obesity treatments

A team of British researchers has demonstrated that conventional obesity treatment and management focused on diet and exercise are effective neither in reducing weight nor in preventing the...

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Global conference pushes plain cigarette packaging

Ministers from 10 countries gathered in Paris yesterday to launch a common drive to introduce plain cigarette packaging with the aim of stubbing out high smoking rates among young...

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Toddlers who watch over two hours of TV a day more likely to be bullied

A University of Montreal research team has established a link between the number of hours of television watched by the age of 29 months and the likelihood of bullying by the time the child...

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Want to speak Australian? Just abbreviate

Travelling to Australia and want to fit in? Or just trying to understand your mates from Down Under? The Sydney pastor behind a video that has gone viral explaining the local lingo might be able...

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Loch Ness Monster hunter hooked on catfish theory

A man who has spent 24 years scanning Scotland's Loch Ness for its legendary mysterious monster reckons Nessie is most likely a giant catfish – although he is not prepared to give up looking just...

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Overwhelming majority of US women don’t regret abortion

More than 95% of women surveyed in a new US study said they didn't regret having an abortion and felt that the procedure was the right decision for them. Researchers at the University of...

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Car sharing the key to cleaner cities?

Whether peer-to-peer (P2P) services popularised by the sharing economy or major operations backed by carmakers and governments, demand for car sharing is growing quickly and as such is proving an...

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Study links breast cancer and hormone pro-enkephalin levels

A study from Lund University in Sweden has demonstrated that women with low levels of the painkilling hormone pro-enkephalin have a much higher risk of contracting breast cancer. The discovery...

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