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Cosmic study 'underestimated' dust

BBC - 8 hours 8 min ago
Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion just after the Big Bang underestimated a key confounding factor in their research, according to a new analysis.

Tomb mystery captivates Greece

BBC - 8 hours 10 min ago
Secrets of ancient burial site keep Greeks guessing

Shoe firm boss denies taking money

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-21 23:51
The chief executive of Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has spoken to Chinese media and denied running off with the firm's cash.

All Black Cruden misses flight

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-21 23:50
New Zealand suspend Aaron Cruden after the fly-half misses their flight to Argentina following a night out drinking.

Oxford entry 'more transparent now'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-21 23:36
Does university now have a fairer applications system in place?

NFL Looks To Training To Prevent Domestic Violence By Players

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-21 23:33

It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.

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The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-21 23:32

Angela Stimpson donated a kidney to a complete stranger. Why did she do it? Researchers found that the brains of Stimpson and other altruists are sensitive to fear and distress in a stranger's face.

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In The Gaza Strip, The School Year Gets Off To A Rocky Start

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-21 23:31

Palestinian kids in Gaza went back to school this past week in buildings damaged by the war, with children homeless and traumatized, and more than the usual overcrowding they face every year.

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Best To Not Sweat The Small Stuff, Because It Could Kill You

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-21 23:30

Chronic stress can lead to heart disease, cancer and other health problems. A study shows it doesn't matter if the stress comes from major life events or minor hassles. Time to take a deep breath?

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Shrinking Pool Of Volunteer Firefighters Leaves Communities At Risk

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-21 23:29

Busy schedules and long hours of training are partly to blame for the ever-shrinking volunteer pool.

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Why Jewelry Stores Hide The Price Tags

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-21 23:28

In most stores, you can see how much everything costs. Why do jewelry stores hide the price tags?

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Missing boy's family return to beach

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-21 23:26
The parents of a 12-year-old boy swept out to sea while on holiday on Anglesey say they will continue to return to area because it is "where he is now".

All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-21 23:26

More than 120 leaders are expected to attend the one-day summit sponsored by the United Nations. They have been instructed to arrive Tuesday with "bold ideas" to slow the rise in global temperatures.

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Time to rebuild the UK, says Jones

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-21 23:22
Wales' First Minister says the Union has "suffered a serious injury" which can only be rebuilt by a convention on the future of the UK.

Abbott: Security before some freedom

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-21 23:18
Australian PM says the "delicate balance" between freedom and security may shift as he seeks powers to tackle Islamists, after terror raids last week.

Moscow rally against Ukraine crisis

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-21 23:07
Thousands of Russians march in Moscow to protest against Russia's involvement in the Ukraine crisis.

EE to take over 58 Phones 4U stores

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-21 22:29
Mobile phone operator EE is to buy 58 stores from Phones 4U, which fell into administration last week.

Afghan soldiers missing from US base

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-21 22:26
Three Afghan soldiers participating in a joint exercise at an American base in Massachusetts are reported to be missing.

Bid to improve early years education

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-21 22:17
Plans to develop a highly-skilled workforce to improve early years education are unveiled by a Welsh government minister.

Labour Party to examine NI economy

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-21 21:54
Labour is to set up a commission on Northern Ireland's economy and will investigate how to assist those on benefits or low pay.
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