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VIDEO: Jellyfish reveal swimming secrets

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 01:42
Jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current, researchers say.

I was fearful of Seppi tie - Federer

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 01:33
Roger Federer admits he was worried he would struggle in his Australian Open tie with Andreas Seppi, which he lost in four sets.

The income gap is widening faster than you think

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-01-23 01:30
$280 billion

That's the amount of Greece's bailout deal, which the radical, far-left party called Syriza, promises to renegotiate should they win the upcoming elections. Such moves would have big repercussions for the European economy and the global economy, too.

$106 million

Abercrombie and Fitch's expected profits from last year, less than half of what they made in 2012. The flagging sales eventually lead to longtime CEO Mike Jeffries ouster late last year. Jeffries made Abercrombie his life, at times quite literally, and a new Businessweek feature shows Jeffries' uncompromising vision and eccentricities built one of the top brands in the world, but also lead to its downfall.

6.5 pounds

That's how many pounds of Crystal Meth a drone attempted to carry over the Mexico/U.S. border before crashing. But you already knew that didn't you? So why not prove your knowledge of the week in tech news by taking our quiz over at Silicon Tally?

$11,000

That's how much more money the bottom 80 percent of the population would have per household if today's economy had the income distribution it had in 1979, the Financial Times reported. Meanwhile, the top 1 percent would have $750,000 less per household. Further evidence that the rich are getting richer, and fast.

$40,000 to $80,000

That's the range of incomes of those most likely to lose their health insurance as a result of a Supreme Court decision on King v. Burwell against federal subsidies in states that don't run marketplaces for healthcare exchanges. As reported by the New York Times, other characteristics of this group include being predominantly white, Southern, employed and middle-aged.

162,000

The approximate number of drivers working for Uber, quadruple the amount from just a year ago. That's according to new data released by the company, which shows Uber drivers are a rapidly growing and diverse group, but one with very high turnover: 11 percent of drivers quit after a month, and half stop driving after a year.

Paper firm confirms 120 job losses

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 01:28
A paper manufacturer confirms that 120 jobs will go at its Deeside plant.

Black Friday 'may have hit Christmas'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 01:12
For some shops, UK retail sales in December may have been hit by Black Friday sales in November, ONS says.

Ukraine rebels 'reject truce talks'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 01:08
The main pro-Russian rebel leader in eastern Ukraine says his troops are on the offensive and he does not want truce talks.

American Millennial Missionary In Guinea Isn't Scared Off By Ebola

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 01:03

Luke Whitworth, 23, came to Guinea from South Carolina 13 months ago. That's when the outbreak there began. His sponsoring group gave him the option to leave — but he's determined to stay.

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A&E waiting times in England improve

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 01:02
Waiting times in A&E units in England have improved to their best level since November - but the target is still being missed, figures show.

Energy firm Npower cuts gas prices

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 00:49
Energy supplier Npower is to cut standard gas tariff in UK by an average of 5.1% from 16 February

Brittan abuse criticism 'wicked'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 00:28
An ex-colleague of Lord Brittan hits out at "wicked insinuations" over his handling of historical child abuse allegations.

Artes Mudi winner shares prize cash

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 00:09
Theaster Gates says he will share his £40,000 Artes Mundi winnings with the nine other shortlisted artists.

Cooper brings Elephant Man to London

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 00:01
Three-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper is to play the Elephant Man in London following the critical acclaim he has received for the role on Broadway.

Jellyfish 'can sense ocean currents'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 23:39
A jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current when forming their submarine swarms, say researchers.

A Blind Woman Gains New Freedom, Click By Click By Click

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 23:37

Blind since birth, Julee-anne Bell wasn't comfortable heading out on her own. And when she learned an echolocation technique that gave her more independence, she discovered that it came with costs.

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Two charged over 'cocaine factory'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 23:11
A man and woman are charged after a suspected cocaine factory was raided in County Antrim on Thursday.

Woman finds rape threat on hotel TV

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 23:04
An investigation begins after a woman who checked into her hotel room said she found the words "I'm going to rape you" on the TV screen.

Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 22:51
The station's annual music festival will be held at Earlham Park, Taylor Swift is the first name on the line-up.

India Uber resumes services in Delhi

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 22:33
The web-based taxi firm Uber restarts operations in Delhi, six weeks after it was banned over charges that one of its drivers raped a passenger.

VIDEO: King Tut's beard raises concerns

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 22:07
Reports that the burial mask of King Tutankhamen has been damaged and badly repaired are raising concerns about how Egypt's ancient treasures are being treated.

Federer knocked out in Melbourne

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 22:05
Four-time champion Roger Federer is beaten in the Australian Open third round by Italian Andreas Seppi.

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