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  • Listeners Like New Music Less Than They Say They Do

    Listeners Like New Music Less Than They Say They Do

    Do you like new music? Many listeners say they do. But a surprising new study suggests that no matter what listeners say, they’re more eager to listen to music that they’re already familiar with than the new stuff. “In three studies, we examined the power of familiarity on music... Read More »

  • Simpsons Co-Founder Donates Fortune

    Simpsons Co-Founder Donates Fortune

    Sam Simon, who helped to develop The Simpsons, has promised his fortune to animal charities and food banks after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Speaking to reporters, the television writer/producer says he gets “pleasure” from donating. Simon, 58, is known for giving large... Read More »

  • US singer-songwriter JJ Cale dies, aged 74

    US singer-songwriter JJ Cale dies, aged 74

    US singer-songwriter JJ Cale has died of a heart attack at the age of 74. An announcement on his personal website said he had passed away at a hospital in La Jolla, California, on Friday. Born in Oklahoma, Cale helped create the Tulsa Sound, which combined blues, rockabilly, and country. He... Read More »

  • 867 festival goers dressed as Superman break world record

    867 festival goers dressed as Superman break world record

    Is it a bird? Is it a plan? No, it’s 867 people dressed as Superman. Fans came together to smash the world record for the most people dressed as the comic book hero in one place. Around 1,200 people wore Superman costume’s to the Kendal Calling festival in the Lake District, but only... Read More »

  • Dubai offers gold to fight obesity epidemic

    Dubai offers gold to fight obesity epidemic

    Dubai’s government will pay residents in gold for losing those extra pounds as part of a government campaign to fight growing obesity in the Gulf Arab emirate. The 30-day weight-loss challenge was launched on Friday to coincide with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when the faithful... Read More »

  • Studies into reversing blindness takes a big leap

    Studies into reversing blindness takes a big leap

    The prospect of reversing blindness has made a significant leap, according to scientists in the United Kingdom. An animal study in the journal Nature Biotechnology showed the part of the eye which actually detects light can be repaired using stem cells. The team at Moorfields Eye Hospital and... Read More »

  • Modern Etiquette: mobile manners for cellphone users

    Modern Etiquette: mobile manners for cellphone users

    Cellphones are ubiquitous and research shows that although most users think they have good mobile manners, many people report being irritated or annoyed by the use of the phones in public places. Clearly there’s a lack of understanding of what is and isn’t acceptable in terms of... Read More »

  • Alabama to release new album

    Alabama to release new album

    Veteran Country Band, Alabama are getting ready to release their latest album. Alabama & Friends, featuring an all-star cast performing some of the band’s biggest hits, will be released August 27th. The tribute celebrating Alabama’s 40 years of hits will feature guest appearances... Read More »

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