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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Sitting target: How long periods of inactivity slash years off your life

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by NEW SCIENTIST

    ... Rick Lovett (New Scientist) New research suggests that even if you spend an hour at the gym every day, long periods of inactivity - be it at your desk or in front of a television screen ... a team led by Alpa Patel of the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, in the US, analysed the data from a 14-year study of 123,000 middle-aged adults. When they compared mortality rates between ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Birth control

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by NEW SCIENTSIS

    ... was the second child of seven. His thinking struck a chord. Interest in birth order and its possible consequences grew rapidly in the early 20th century, spawning a new field of research. In the 1980s, there was a backlash against the idea and most of the early studies have now been discredited. But in recent years, the pendulum has swung back, with compelling research revealing the importance of birth order ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Tampa Bay Rays reach 90 regular season wins for fourth year

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:54pm by Associated Press in New York

    ... Associated Press in New York Rays achieve impressive milestone - even before reaching the playoffs The Tampa Bay Rays have achieved a milestone this year, even before reaching the playoffs. For the first time in team history, Tampa Bay reached 90 regular-season wins for the fourth year in a row. “That’s outstanding, a great tribute to the organisation from top to bottom,” ...

  4. News - China

    Former L-3 engineer gets 6 years prison over China exports

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 11:47am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Sixing Liu accused of stealing thousands of computer files A Chinese national and former L-3 Communications Holdings engineer was sentenced on Monday to nearly six years in prison following his conviction for illegally exporting details of sensitive US military technology to China. Sixing Liu, 49, had been convicted in September by a federal jury ...

  5. News - World - WEATHER

    Officials warned for years of dangers to New York from storm surges

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... The New York Times Top officials were told time and again about the dangers New York faces from superstorms For years, there were warnings The warnings came, again and again. For nearly ... Tropical Storm Irene last year, when the city shut down its subway system and water rushed into the Rockaways on Long Island and in Lower Manhattan. On Tuesday, as New Yorkers woke up to submerged ...

  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng to join conservative US think tank

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 09:28am by Reuters in New York

    ... at Witherspoon, which is based in Princeton, New Jersey, for the next three years. He will also be affiliated with The Catholic University of America and the more liberal-leaning Lantos Foundation ... agreed to let Chen accept an offer from New York University to become a visiting scholar. Chen released a statement in June this year, accusing NYU of asking him to leave as a result of “great, ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Microsoft investors push for Bill Gates to step down

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 10:51am by Reuters in New York and Seattle

    ... Reuters in New York and Seattle The investors are concerned that Gates’ role as chairman could block new strategies Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 years ago, according to people familiar with matter. While Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has been ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Red Sox rejoice over turnaround season

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 01:58pm by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York They went from 93 losses last year to 97 wins this season with a new manager and new players who helped transform a dysfunctional clubhouse with some frat-house bonding ... up 1.74 earned runs a game after last year’s 11-8, 4.56. The new manager also earned high marks for the way he navigated through devastating injuries in the bullpen. Boston lost closer Joel ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Red Sox rout Tampa Bay Rays

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 11:18am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York The Boston Red Sox batted around in two successive innings to back the superb pitching of Jon Lester in a 12-2 rout of the visiting Tampa Bay Rays in the opener ... I told some of these guys, when you get to the playoffs you’re going to see something you haven’t seen all year and there it was.” Game Two of the series is scheduled for Saturday at Fenway Park. ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    David Stern to visit Taiwan and China

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 01:09pm by Associated Press in New York

    ... Associated Press in New York David Stern is soon on his way to the Philippines and Taiwan. After that, it’s off to Beijing and Shanghai. His final months as commissioner are the NBA’s ... and Spain that will be hosting major international competitions in the next few years. International growth, long a passion of Stern’s, has become something much more: It’s mandatory. “If you listen ...




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