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40021 – Hard Times

July 8, 2010
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40021 – Hard Times

If you want to strike a hard bargain you need to be sitting on a hard chair, new research suggests.

Posted in General, Health |

40020 – Sight Regained

July 8, 2010
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40020 – Sight Regained

People left blind by a degenerative eye disease could in the future get their sight back, thanks to new research by scientists.

Posted in General, Health |

40019 – Blood Pressure Breakthrough

July 8, 2010
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40019 – Blood Pressure Breakthrough

A glass of beetroot juice a day can fight heart disease and strokes by dramatically reducing blood pressure, a study shows.

Posted in General, Health |

40018 – Beat artist Brion Gysin Retrospective

July 8, 2010
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40018 – Beat artist Brion Gysin Retrospective

A major retrospective exhibition is about to open (07/07) in New York showing the work of the painter, writer, sound poet, lyricist and performance artist, Brion Gysin.

Posted in Arts, General |

40017 – Princess Anne

June 30, 2010
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40017 – Princess Anne

The story goes that, in 1974, when a mentally disturbed man with a pistol tried to kidnap the Queen of England’s daughter from her car, he shouted “come with me, I want two million pounds”.

Posted in Anniversary, General, People & Royals |

40014 – Coffee Wins Gold

June 29, 2010
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40014 – Coffee Wins Gold

Drinking lots of coffee could be the key to running a marathon, according
to new research.

Posted in General, Sport |

40013 – Which way to dive?

June 28, 2010
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40013 – Which way to dive?

A footballer’s body betrays whether his penalty kick will swerve to the left or right just a split second before his foot meets the ball, according to a new study.

Posted in General, Health, Sport |

40012 – Ken Russell: The Lost Years

June 28, 2010
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40012 – Ken Russell: The Lost Years

In 2006 the thatched house in Lymington on England’s Hampshire coast, which had been the home of the late Ken Russell for 30 years, burned down. All of the director’s original film scripts, including Women in Love, The Devils and Tommy, were destroyed. So was the bulk of the music collection which inspired him to make his groundbreaking films about composers in the 1960s. There is, however, one part of the Russell archive which has survived, for the simple reason that for 50 years  it had never once been in his possession.

Posted in Arts, Film, General |

40011 – To Kill a Mockingbird

June 28, 2010
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40011 – To Kill a Mockingbird

It is more than fifty years since one of the most popular books ever written in English was published – and it is still enchanting adults and educating children the world over.

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40010 – Resident Evil: Afterlife

June 25, 2010
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40010 – Resident Evil: Afterlife

The fourth installment of the hugely successful RESIDENT EVIL franchise, RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE is again based on the wildly popular video game series, and will this time be presented in 3-D.

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Posted in Film |