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Technology Comes to the Rescue of Baby Girls in India

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Technology Comes to the Rescue of Baby Girls in India

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Female foeticide is an issue which our country has grappled with for ages. The gender composition in India has worsened over time. Demographically, though the ratio has increased from 927 females per 1000 males to ...

Mental health charity Mind urges people to improve their well being and beat the winter blues

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Mental health charity Mind urges people to improve their well being and beat the winter blues

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The leading mental health charity Mind is calling for people to get outside to guard against winter blues and to improve mental health. Many of us feel a dip in mood and our enthusiasm wane in the winter months -...

UA Air Force Performs First ‘Green’ Flyover At Phillies Home Opener

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UA Air Force Performs First ‘Green’ Flyover At Phillies Home Opener

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The sellout crowd that turned out Friday to watch the Phillies win their home opener against the Houston Astros in Philadelphia was treated to a pre-game glimpse into the future. No, not another National League E...

Concentrating on our lunchtime food reduces afternoon snacking, study finds

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Concentrating on our lunchtime food reduces afternoon snacking, study finds

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Psychologists have discovered that paying great attention to the food we eat at lunchtime can reduce snacking in the afternoon. Their study at the University of Birmingham was carried out with three groups of par...

Re-thinking Progress: The Circular Economy

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Re-thinking Progress: The Circular Economy

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There's a world of opportunity to re-think and re-design the way we make stuff. 'Re-Thinking Progress' explores how through a change in perspective we can re-design the way our economy works - designing products ...

UN documentary forum shines a spotlight on global fight against hunger

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UN documentary forum shines a spotlight on global fight against hunger

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Filmmakers, activists, journalists, aid workers, policy-makers and United Nations staff are gathering in New York this weekend for a two-day documentary forum aimed at raising public awareness about the fight again...

First London Olympics Gold Medal Should Go to the Velodrome

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First London Olympics Gold Medal Should Go to the Velodrome

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The London 2012 Olympics are coming up pretty quickly. Tickets are on sale, the clock is ticking away (sometimes when it works) on Trafalgar Square and slowly buildings are being completed and unveiled. The Gold Me...

Drug offers hope for treating muscular dystrophy

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Drug offers hope for treating muscular dystrophy

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A drug that can boost muscle strength in mice shows promise as a possible treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, research suggests. The work could one day lead to a daily pill to treat all patients with the mu...

This Man Made the Coolest Cardboard Bicycle Ever!

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This Man Made the Coolest Cardboard Bicycle Ever!

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The number of assumptions involved in designing any product is staggeringly large and usually fundamental. Take bikes. You know they"ll probably be made out of some kind of metal, whether aluminum or steel, u...

Good news for bats!

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Good news for bats!

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A project to deal with the serious heritage and conservation issues around bats in churches has set off to a flying start. Most churches have resident bats, which often go unnoticed, but serious problems do occur i...

Great Expectations: Charles Dickens Museum Awarded £2m by Heritage Lottery Fund

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Great Expectations: Charles Dickens Museum Awarded £2m by Heritage Lottery Fund

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It's based in his former home and the focus today for a celebration of his life. Now, the Charles Dickens Museum has secured funding of £2m from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The funding will support a major redevel...

India’s top court imposes ban on ‘toxic’ pesticide

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India’s top court imposes ban on ‘toxic’ pesticide

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NEW DELHI — India's top court on Friday temporarily banned use of the pesticide endosulfan, which the government has resisted blacklisting despite curbs imposed in 60 other countries over health concerns. India ...

Mobile phones in developing nations could charge up using dirt

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Mobile phones in developing nations could charge up using dirt

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There's no doubt that residents of developing nations can benefit hugely from having mobile phones. This particularly applies to the field of medicine, as the phones allow people living in remote areas to contact h...

Coastal Trees Help Fight Global Warming

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Coastal Trees Help Fight Global Warming

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A new study says the world's tropical coastal forests store more planet-warming carbon dioxide than almost any other ecosystem. But rapid loss of these forests - known as mangroves - is releasing substantial and p...

New study shows how trees clean the air in London by filtering out pollution particles

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New study shows how trees clean the air in London by filtering out pollution particles

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New research by scientists at the University of Southampton has shown how London's trees can improve air quality by filtering out pollution particulates, which are damaging to human health. Urban trees of the Gre...

University study offers alternative to animals in drug tests

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University study offers alternative to animals in drug tests

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Pioneering research by the University of Reading has developed a new way to test the adhesive qualities of drugs under laboratory development which could replace the current practice of using animal tissue. The stu...

Facial transplant patient Dallas Wiens is returning home with plans for college

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Facial transplant patient Dallas Wiens is returning home with plans for college

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The recipient of America's first facial transplant has made his debut public appearance, saying he soon will go home to Texas to be with his young daughter and might attend college. Dallas Wiens, 26, had most of...

Played music as a child? Enjoy a cognitive boost into old age

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Played music as a child? Enjoy a cognitive boost into old age

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We take it as a given that as we grow older, our cognitive abilities will decline. But that mental deterioration might be a little slower or a little less than it would have been for one group of people: those who...

Good news for chronic back pain: Archeology and computer skills used to develop new treatment

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Good news for chronic back pain: Archeology and computer skills used to develop new treatment

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The bones of people who died up to a hundred years ago are being used in the development of new treatments for chronic back pain for the first time. The research brings together archaeology and anthropology exper...

Pressure Builds to End $4 Billion in Taxpayer Subsidies for Oil Companies

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Pressure Builds to End $4 Billion in Taxpayer Subsidies for Oil Companies

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In these days of federal budget-cutting (and high gas prices), it was only a matter of time before subsidies for oil companies came under closer scrutiny. That moment has come. Chatter has been building for a few w...