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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Researchers locate the DNA that gives human beings our appearance

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 09:03pm by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in London Ground-breaking work reprogramming the genome of mice has given researchers a far better understanding of how appearance comes about On the face of it, DNA is to blame for looks Researchers have started to realise how DNA fine-tunes faces. In experiments on mice, they have identified thousands of regions in the genome that act like dimmer switches ...

  2. News - World - SOCIETY

    Why famous people's body parts often end up in several places

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 10:36pm by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in London Famous people often end up resting in pieces Who stole JFK's brain? It has been a mystery since 1966 when, three years after the president's assassination, it was discovered that his brain, removed during the autopsy, was missing. Conspiracy theorists have suggested it would have proved John F. Kennedy was not shot from the back by Lee Harvey Oswald but from ...

  3. News - World - CRIME

    Drug smuggler jailed in UK told to pay fine of £185 million

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 04:09am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in London Warren was once Interpol's most wanted Jailed drug smuggler told to pay fine of HK$2.3b One of Britain's most notorious drug smugglers has been told to pay £185 million (HK$2.31 billion) or face another 10 years in jail. Curtis Warren, the only drug dealer to make it on to the Sunday Times Rich List (a list of the 1,000 wealthiest people ...

  4. News - World

    Eating popcorn may screen out film adverts’ effects

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 10:04am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in Berlin Popcorn makes ads hard to swallow Eating popcorn in the cinema may be irritating not just for fellow moviegoers but for advertisers: researchers from Cologne University have concluded that chewing makes us immune to film advertising. The reason why adverts manage to imprint brand names on our brains is that our lips and tongue automatically simulate ...

  5. News - Asia - BRUNEI

    Brunei's first commercial feature film to be released next year

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 04:01am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in Bandar Seri Begawan Yasmine, a coming-of-age tale about a girl, is being directed by country's first female director Nation's first commercial film in the works There is a joke in Brunei that if you're not shopping, driving or eating, then you must be watching a film. In this small, Muslim-majority sultanate where alcohol and live music are banned, ...

  6. News - World

    Uruguay sets price of legal cannabis at US$1 a gram

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 12:47pm by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in Buenos Aires The South American Country is likely to become first to have state-controlled marijuana industry, and hopes low price will push traffickers out of market. Uruguay is set to become the first country in the world where the sale of cannabis will not only become legal and government-controlled but, at around US$1 (HK$7.75) a gram, probably also the one ...

  7. News - World

    US CEOs break pay record as top 10 earners take home at least US$100m each

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 12:03pm by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in New York Pay gaps within companies widen as top two earners, led by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, earn billion-dollar paychecks For the first time ever, the 10 highest-paid chief executives in the US all received more than US$100m (HK$775 million) in compensation and two took home billion-dollar paychecks, according to a leading annual survey of executive pay. Mark ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Experts dismayed by EU's backing of use of fructose

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 08:51pm by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in London Fruit sugar has caused obesity to rise faster in the US than elsewhere, scientists say Experts dismayed by EU's backing of use of fructose Obesity experts in Europe are appalled by an EU decision to allow a "health claim" for fructose, the sweetener implicated in the upsurge in weight in the US. Fructose, the sugar found in fruit, is used ...

  9. News - China - BRITAIN

    British critic questions role of Chinese nuclear power companies

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 01:41pm by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in London Adviser to British government worried about the lack of transparency in Chinese nuclear industry, which will take stakes in power projects U.K. critic questions China nuclear role One of Britain's leading nuclear engineering consultants has raised serious concerns about the safety implications of handing over some of Britain's nuclear plants ...

  10. News - World - SOCIETY

    Starbucks caught in trademark row over teatime treat

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 01:34pm by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian Starbucks caught up in Duffin bun fight A couple of years ago American baker Bea Vo, proud proprietor of the much-admired London tearooms Bea's of Bloomsbury, crossed a doughnut with a muffin to produce a cake-like type of doughnut filled with jam. It wasn't a new idea- Nigella Lawson had a recipe for jam doughnut muffins years ago- but Vo's version, ...




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