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The economic cost of hangovers

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The Atlantic: Excessive boozing costs the economy about $1.37 in lost productivity for each drink consumed.

 

Antarctic lake full of life

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

NBC News: Antarctic scientists say the contnent's largest, deepest subsurface lake, Lake Vostok, is likely teaming with thousands tiny varieties of organisms and fish.

 

Target founder dead at 88

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Monday, July 08, 2013

CBSnews: Douglas Dayton, who led the transformation of a family department store into retailing giant Target Corp., has died at the age of 88.

 

Brazil World Cup to have 'cheapest tickets ever'

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Monday, July 08, 2013

BBC: Fifa Secretary-General Jerome Valcke said 70% of the matches would cost less than in previous events; ticket prices will be announced on 19 July.

 

How to save your life in a plane crash

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Monday, July 08, 2013

CNN: In recent years, aircraft manufacturers have focused not only on accident avoidance, but also on helping passengers survive the impact and post-crash evacuation.

 

Two popes to become saints

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Friday, July 05, 2013

AP: Pope Francis cleared two recent popes to become saints.

 

28 injured in Southern California fireworks incident

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Friday, July 05, 2013

CBS: More than two dozen people were injured when a wood platform holding live fireworks tipped over, sending the pyrotechnics into a crowd.

 

Former French president asks for Facebook donations

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Friday, July 05, 2013

BBC: Nicolas Sarkozy has asked for donations in a Facebook appeal to help his cash-strapped conservative UMP party.

 

India launches cheap food program to woo voters

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Reuters:  Allocating $22 billion in food welfare to benefit hundreds of millions of citizens, the ruling Congress party of India hopes to win a third term next May.

 

Soccer ball powers three-hour light

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

CBSnews: Soccket, an energy-storing soccer ball that creates enough power after 30 minutes of play it can power a light for three hours.

 

Climate extremes unprecedented

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

BBC: The Earth experienced unprecedented recorded climate extremes during the decade 2001-2010, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.

 

Tiffany's VP swipes $1.3 million in jewelry

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

New York Daily News: A Tiffany & Co. VP who was fired in February faces federal charges of stealing diamond bracelets, platinum earrings and other jewelry worth $1.3 million from the company's flagship store.

 

Bugs to be earth's last survivors

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

BBC: The last surviving creatures on Earth will be tiny organisms living deep underground, according to scientists.

 
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