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  • ‘Sugar gel’ helps premature babies

    ‘Sugar gel’ helps premature babies

    Experts say that, A dose of sugar given as a gel rubbed into the inside of the cheek is a cheap and effective way to protect premature babies against brain damage. Dangerously low blood sugar affects about one in 10 babies born too early. Untreated, it can cause permanent harm. Researchers from... Read More »

  • Tackling fears ‘while you sleep’

    Tackling fears ‘while you sleep’

    US researchers suggest smells could be used to calm fears – while people sleep. People were trained to associate two images, linked to smells, with fear. During sleep they were exposed to one of those smells – and when they woke they were less frightened of the image linked to that... Read More »

  • Stars Wars voted top movie theme

    Stars Wars voted top movie theme

    John Williams’ Star Wars theme has been voted as the UK’s favourite film soundtrack by radio listeners in the country. Star Wars took almost a quarter of the vote, with Ennio Morricone’s The Good, The Bad and the Ugly coming in second. Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story... Read More »

  • Bike Manufacturer Makes Dreams Come True For Man With No Arms

    Bike Manufacturer Makes Dreams Come True For Man With No Arms

    The fact that Michael Trimble lives a normal life is by itself quite impressive. The 27-year-old man was born without arms in Ukraine, where he lived in an orphanage for the first years of his life. An American couple in Pittsburgh adopted Trimble when he was 9 years old. Trimble — whose... Read More »

  • Dolly Parton Handing Out 10,000 Books To Aboriginal Children

    Dolly Parton Handing Out 10,000 Books To Aboriginal Children

    Country superstar Dolly Parton is gifting 10,000 books to Canadian Aboriginal children as part of her charitable literacy foundation. Through The Dolly Parton Imagination Library, newborn to five year old youngsters from 55 of 63 Manitoba First Nations will receive the reading materials at no... Read More »

  • Artist uses robots to create art in three cities

    Artist uses robots to create art in three cities

    An Austrian artist enlisted the help of two robots on Thursday to create a work of art simultaneously in Vienna, London and Berlin in what he called a world first. Alex Kiessling used an infra-red sensor to trace the movements of his pen and send the signal via satellite to the industrial robots... Read More »

  • Selfless act paying off for Boston homeless man

    Selfless act paying off for Boston homeless man

    Two days after a well-wisher set up a fund to help the Boston homeless man who returned a backpack containing $42,000, more than $105,000 has been raised. The GoFundMe wesbite was started by a Virginia accounts manager who felt compelled to help Glen James when he heard about his Good Samaritan... Read More »

  • Long-named US woman celebrates government climb-down

    Long-named US woman celebrates government climb-down

    A US woman has won a battle to have her full name put on her driving licence. Janice “Lokelani” Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele’s name is so long – containing 36 letters and 19 syllables – that it would not fit on the documentation. But she says her grievance... Read More »

  • Spanish city seeks mystery buyer of $6 million lottery ticket

    Spanish city seeks mystery buyer of $6 million lottery ticket

    Spanish officials on Tuesday were seeking the winner of a 4.7 million euro ($6.3 million) lottery jackpot after the lucky ticket was found unclaimed. The slip of paper turned up in La Coruna, northwestern Spain, the city’s mayor said. Media reports said the vendor who sold it found it on his... Read More »

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