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  • Harry Belafonte to receive honorary Oscar

    Harry Belafonte to receive honorary Oscar

    US actor and singer Harry Belafonte is to be honoured by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. The 87-year-old will be given a humanitarian award for his work as an activist on racism and equality issues. Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, Irish-born actress Maureen O’Hara and... Read More »

  • Electrical stimulation ‘aids memory’

    Electrical stimulation ‘aids memory’

    Exciting a specific part of the brain with electromagnetic pulses could boost our ability to remember certain facts, a study in Science suggests. The US trials involving 16 volunteers found they made 30% fewer mistakes in memory tests after the procedure. Scientists are now investigating whether... Read More »

  • Tomatoes linked with fighting cancer

    Tomatoes linked with fighting cancer

    Eating tomatoes may lower the risk of prostate cancer, research suggests. Men who consume more than 10 portions of tomatoes each week reduce their risk by about 20%, according to a UK study. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide, with 35,000 new cases and around 10,000... Read More »

  • Prince to release two new albums

    Prince to release two new albums

    Prince is to release two new albums at the end of September with record label Warner Bros, the label he fell out with 20 years ago. The row with the label over the control of his back catalogue led Prince to famously appear in public with the word “slave” scrawled on his cheek in 1995... Read More »

  • Mystery Donor Gives Money To Vandalized Stores In The US

    Mystery Donor Gives Money To Vandalized Stores In The US

    One man, cane in hand, strolled the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, last week with a selfless mission in mind: Help heal the hurt. He ventured from door to door on West Florissant Ave. on Saturday afternoon giving out envelopes with $100 inside to various businesses, according to reports. Many of... Read More »

  • Aircraft Mechanic Fixes Amputee Veteran’s Prosthetic Leg

    Aircraft Mechanic Fixes Amputee Veteran’s Prosthetic Leg

    An aircraft mechanic has earned his wings by fixing a US Navy┬áveteran’s prosthetic leg. Afghanistan war veteran Taylor Morris, a quadruple amputee, twisted his left prosthetic knee out of place last month while in transit through Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport. Unable to... Read More »

  • Kenny Rogers Honored at Country Music Hall of Fame

    Kenny Rogers Honored at Country Music Hall of Fame

    Country Music Hall of Fame recently honored Kenny Rogers with an amazing new exhibit called ‘Through the Years’. The 75-year-old Grammy-winner was present with his family and friends at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, where ‘Through the Years’, a biographical... Read More »

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