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Fighting cancer with cell phones

Fighting cancer with cell phones

Only innovation can reduce illness and poverty in Africa, according to a program that is funding creative approaches to healthcare in developing countries. More than 50,000 women die each year of cervical cancer in Africa, according to World Health Organization estimates, as more than 80% of th

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The little boy who came back from the dead

The little boy who came back from the dead

Sound asleep in bed, his cheeks pink and his hair tousled, little Jago Worrall is the picture of childish health and contentment. ‘When I see him like this, I can almost pretend nothing has happened,’ says his mother Lyn. But when Jago wakes up, the illusion is impossible to sust

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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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Money Is Not the Answer

Money Is Not the Answer

Money is not the answer. That's got to sound ironic coming from someone who believes whole-heartedly in the benefits of being rich. Forget about getting out of debt, paying bills, buying nice things, etc. That stuff's great, but at the end of it all you're not going to give a damn about your credit

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Some Birds use a Hurricane to Fly Fast

Some Birds use a Hurricane to Fly Fast

Migrating Whimbrels — a type of shorebird — may struggle for hours against winds when trying to cross the Caribbean during hurricane season but get a huge boost as they fly out of storms, report researchers from the Center for Conservation Biology in Williamsburg, Virginia. Ahead of

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Buddha tree alive and healthy at age 2,500

Buddha tree alive and healthy at age 2,500

The 2,500-year-old tree under which Gautama Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment is alive and healthy, Indian scientists said Thursday. The Bodhi tree, a large Sacred Fig (Ficus religiosa,) is in Bodh Gaya in India's eastern state of Bihar, about 60 miles from the state capital of Pa

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Live long. Stay healthy. Join the immortals

Live long. Stay healthy. Join the immortals

The seven ages of man are a thing of the past. We're never too old to find a new lover, start a business or even have a baby. Now, we're ready for anything – except death. Welcome to the world of amortality. Plus, are you already an amortal? Take our test and find out Turning back th

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Bird's head colour determines its personality

Bird’s head colour determines its personality

UK researchers have shown that highly sociable Australian birds, called Gouldian finches, have different personalities according to the colour of their heads. The team, led by Leah Williams and Dr Claudia Mettke-Hofmann from Liverpool John Moores University, found that red-headed birds have aggre

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Morning People Are Actually Happier Than Night Owls

Morning People Are Actually Happier Than Night Owls

Night owls often wake up for work or school with a scowl on their faces and wishing for an IV drip of coffee, while morning people come skipping in 15 minutes early. However, morning people aren't chipper just as the sun is coming up; they are happier and more satisfied with life overall, a new stud

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Transplant girl,returns home after four months

Transplant girl,returns home after four months

A baby girl who waited months for a heart transplant has finally been allowed to return home. Twelve-month-old Llana Qazi was diagnosed last October and then kept alive by five different mechanical hearts because doctors in Tyneside could not keep her stable. Her family faced an agonised four-

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