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  • Rocky musical set to hit Broadway

    Rocky musical set to hit Broadway

    A stage musical based on the hit film Rocky is to open on Broadway. Sylvester Stallone, who starred in and wrote the script for the Oscar-winning 1976 film, is co-producing the theatre version, which will open at the Winter Garden theatre next February. The show made its debut in Hamburg, Germany... Read More »

  • Country legend George Jones dies, to be buried in Nashville

    Country legend George Jones dies, to be buried in Nashville

    US country singer George Jones, who had a string of number one songs between the 1950s and 1990s, has died aged 81. Jones’ publicist, Kirt Webster, said the Grammy-winning singer was admitted to hospital for fever and irregular blood pressure and died on Friday, April 26th. Nicknamed Possum... Read More »

  • Diabetes warning over soft drinks

    Diabetes warning over soft drinks

    Drinking one or more cans of sugary soft drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of diabetes in later life, a study suggests. A can a day raises the relative risk of Type-2 diabetes by about a fifth, compared with one can a month or under, say European scientists. The report in the…Read More »

  • ‘Smart skin’ hope for touch sensor

    ‘Smart skin’ hope for touch sensor

    Scientists have made a step forward in their ability to mimic the sense of touch. A team from the US and China made an experimental array that can sense pressure in the same range as the human fingertip. The advance could speed the development of smarter artificial skin capable of “feeling&... Read More »

  • Hotelier trapped in Austrian lift for four days

    Hotelier trapped in Austrian lift for four days

    A hotel owner was left trapped in a tiny elevator without food, water and warmth for four days at his deserted Austrian ski resort. Thomas Fleetwood, 58, became stuck in the one-man lift as he performed a final check of Hotel Eden, in Bad Gastein, before he shut the venue down for the summer. The... Read More »

  • World’s oldest person celebrates 116th birthday in Japan

    World’s oldest person celebrates 116th birthday in Japan

    The world’s oldest living person, Japan’s Jiroemon Kimura, has celebrated his 116th birthday with congratulations from around the world and from Japan’s prime minister. Kimura was crowned the world’s oldest person by Guinness World Records last December after the death of... Read More »

  • 10 Chores that Burn 100 Calories

    10 Chores that Burn 100 Calories

    What if someone told you that you’re burning calories throughout the day just in your regular activities? If you can up the intensity of everyday chores, you can burn more calories throughout the day AND have a clean house! Here are 10 chores that will burn 100 calories: 1. You could catch up... Read More »

  • Bacteria ‘can produce diesel fuel’

    Bacteria ‘can produce diesel fuel’

    A strain of bacteria has been created that can produce fuel, scientists say. Researchers genetically modified E. coli bacteria to convert sugar into an oil that is almost identical to conventional diesel. If the process could be scaled up, this synthetic fuel could be a viable alternative to the... Read More »

  • Boston Victim Reunites With Man Who Saved Her

    Boston Victim Reunites With Man Who Saved Her

    Here’s an amazing story of the incredible kindness of a stranger during the tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon — and a victim who will finally got to thank the man who saved her. Twenty-year-old Northeastern University student Victoria McGrath had suffered shrapnel wounds to her... Read More »

  • Neil Young to Quit Touring

    Neil Young to Quit Touring

    Neil Young’s current tour may be his last, according to Crazy Horse guitarist Frank Sampedro. Sampedro, who has played with the rocker since 1975 as part of Crazy Horse – thinks he could be ready to quit after a 40 year touring career. He told Rolling Stone magazine: “My gut... Read More »

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