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Multitasker MAN or WOMAN

Multitasker MAN or WOMAN

BBC Online says Women 'better at multitasking' than men  : It's not a myth - women really are better than men at multitasking, at least in certain cases, a study says. Men were slower and less organised than women when switching rapidly between tasks in tests by UK psychologists. Both sexes

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101-Year-Old Marathoner to Retire

101-Year-Old Marathoner to Retire

A 101-year-old Sikh regarded as the world's oldest marathon runner will quit after one final run at next month's Hong Kong race, media reports said. Indian-born British national Fauja Singh admitted age was finally catching up with him and he had decided not to compete after the Hong Kong Maratho

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Tokelau islands shift to solar energy

Tokelau islands shift to solar energy

Tokelau has become the first territory able to meet all its electricity needs with solar power, officials say. The South Pacific territory - comprising the three atolls of Atafu, Nukunonu and Fakaofo - had been dependent on diesel to generate electricity. New Zealand, which administers Tokelau,

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Toddler, saves mother's life by calling his gran

Toddler, saves mother’s life by calling his gran

A three-year-old boy saved his mother’s life by calling for help using her mobile phone - despite having never used one before. Little Aaron Green somehow managed to call his great-grandmother when his mother Cally, 26, had a diabetic seizure. The barmaid, from Coventry, West Midlands,

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Family meals 'boost child veg intake'

Family meals ‘boost child veg intake’

Eating meals as a family improves children's eating habits - even if it only happens once or twice a week, UK researchers suggest. It is recommended children eat five portions of fruit and vegetables per day - about 400g. The Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health study found those who

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Amputee Climbs 103 Stories Using Mind-Controlled Bionic Leg

Amputee Climbs 103 Stories Using Mind-Controlled Bionic Leg

A man with a mind-controlled bionic leg climbed to the top of Chicago’s famous Sears Willis Tower Sunday, part of a charity stair-climbing event. Zac Vawter, 31, lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident and is the first person to climb that many floors wearing a bionic limb. Vawter live

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Izhar Gafni invents a cardboard bicycle

Izhar Gafni invents a cardboard bicycle

Izhar Gafni smiles and shakes his head in wonder when asked about the whirlwind of events that have taken place since news of his revolutionary cardboard bicycle first made international headlines a few weeks ago. "It's all happened so fast, and we did not expect it at all," exclaims Mr. Gafni, a

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Baumgartner Breaks Skydive Record, Sound Barrier

Baumgartner Breaks Skydive Record, Sound Barrier

"I'm coming home," Felix Baumgartner radioed Sunday just before stepping off his 24-mile-high (39-kilometer-high) balloon capsule and into the history books. He wasted no time getting there: In the process of logging the highest ever jump, Baumgartner reached unprecedented speeds of 833.9 miles

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Man walks again for first time after 26 years

Man walks again for first time after 26 years

A man has walked for the first time in 26 years after a road accident left him in a wheelchair at the age of 21. Mark Hornby sustained serious head injuries in 1986 and doctors warned his parent he could be a 'vegetable' for the rest of his life. But Mr Hornby proved them wrong and thanks to m

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Pairing 'angels' with cancer patients

Pairing ‘angels’ with cancer patients

Just two weeks after his wedding, Christophe Quancard was diagnosed with glioblastoma, one of the deadliest types of brain tumors. He was only 35 years old. The news was devastating. "In our age group, no one is ready for the diagnosis, (or) the possibility," Quancard said. "I mean, we know it

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