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Monthly Archives: July, 2018

How Long Do Little Things Take To Drive You Mad?

Growing old may come with a lot of health and mobility disadvantages - but the one big gain is gaining more patience. More than one in four over 65s say they are very patient when faced with irritation, compared to...

Rare Star Wars Figures Go To Collectibles Auction

Some of the world’s rarest Star Wars collectible figures are expected to sell for $360,000 at auction. The set of 33 pieces are pre-production prototypes of the popular figures that have sold millions. The anonymous owner, who lives in Dubai, painstakingly...

Opportunity Knocks For OPEC Oil Producers

Summit meetings of OPEC ministers generally generate a lot of threats and counter-threats between members before they sit down to talk and end with little disagreement. By OPEC standards, the recent summit in Vienna was more like a major shift...

Scientists Rubbish Omega-3 Lifesaver Claims

Taking Omega 3 fish oil supplements will not make you live longer or protect your body from heart disease, says a major new study. Although millions take the supplements every day to beat cancer and coronary problems, doctors say they...

Celebrate Another ? ? For Emojis

You may have missed World Emoji Day that celebrates the tiny cartoon images we include in our text, social media and email messages. Most of us link a few of the hundreds of emojis available into our online conversations without...

Democracy Under Siege From Lying Politicians, Says Obama

Former US president Barack Obama has launched a scathing attack on lying, strongman politics that are a danger to democracy. Without naming names, he targets world leaders like current President Donald Trump and Russian premier Vladimir Putin. Speaking in South Africa...

Trump Ready To Trigger Global Trade War

The world is waiting with bated breath to see if the threatened trade war between China and the USA kicks off as expected. Investors are on edge and markets in Asia have slumped to levels last seen in November. The markets...

Froome Gets Into Gear For 2018 Tour De France

The brakes have finally gone on the crusade to have British cycling phenomenon Chris Froome kicked out of this year’s Tour de France. Cycling governing body the UCI finally dropped doping allegations against Froome this week, leaving the way open...

Blood Test Can Tell You How Long You Will Live

Doctors have developed a simple blood test that reveals how long someone has left to live. In the future, all you will have to do is take the test to work out your biological age. The team at Yale University says...

Appstore Clocks Up $130 Billion In Downloads

The Apple AppStore is 10 years old and generated more than $130 billion for the company. On average, Apple iPhone and iPad users access 40 different apps a month and spend three hours a day on them. But what are the...

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Trump And Teenager Go Toe To Toe Over Climate Change Spat

A David and Goliath battle between US President Donald Trump and teenage climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg has broken...

Pineapples Are The Best Way To Keep Snorers Quiet

The best remedy to stop your partner snoring and keeping you awake is a pineapple, say scientists. But the solution is not to ram the...

Millions Face Losing WhatsApp Messaging In Big Switch Off

Millions of users of the social media network WhatsApp face a crunch time within a few days as the app will go offline for...

What You Need To Know About The Deadly Coronavirus

The outbreak of  deadly coronavirus in China has led to the death of nine people and left hundreds more infected. The virus is centred on...

New App Will Stop Forgotten Signups Taking Your Money

How many times have you signed up for a trial subscription service and forgotten to cancel the payment? Everyone is guilty, but now a new...