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  1. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: North Korea: State of Paranoia, by Paul French

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43pm by GDN

    ... Jonathan Steele North Korea: State of Paranoia by Paul French Zed 4 stars Jonathan Steele Mention North Korea and people expect tales of horror or ridicule- and there is good reason ... Korea's economy. This, he argues, is central to understanding the policy shifts and the leadership's motives over the past 60 years. The country is not the world's last communist state ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - BIOLOGY

    Scientists uncover what goes on when we eat magic mushrooms

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 01:29am by Reuters

    ... and obtained some positive results from early-stage experiments. In the United States, scientists have seen positive results in trials using MDMA, a pure form of the party drug Ecstasy, in treating post-traumatic stress disorder. People who use psychedelic drugs often describe "expanded consciousness", including vivid imagination and dream-like states. To explore the biological basis ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Collapse of Civilisation, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:15pm by David Wilson

    ... massive floods in Australia affected more than 250,000 people. In 2012, which became known in the United States as the 'year without a winter', winter temperature records, including ... authoritarian states are well-set: during crises, they can commandeer resources. A minor beef with the book branded "hard science fiction" is that the narrator is so obviously a thinly masked ...

  4. Magazines - Style - MUSE

    Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey splits opinion

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:15pm by SHAUN CURRAN

    ... debut, Born to Die, with 1 million copies sold in the United States, and tops the iTunes chart in 14 countries 2013 Wins the Best International Female Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards 2013 2014 ... reflection of her state of mind. "I haven't yet found that easy path towards happiness," she says. "It's been years since I've felt at peace. That's been my theme ...

  5. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - FOOD

    Feast like a king: Modern restaurants seek to recreate Chinese imperial cuisine

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09am by ISOBEL YEUNG

    ... and experimentation were employed in order to find ideal textures and flavours. For imperial state banquets or royal weddings, premium products such as fish maw would be slowly soaked in chicken stock over ...

  6. Lifestyle

    Beijing's Dashilar neighbourhood gets a sensitive makeover

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Nearby Qianmen Avenue had been destroyed and rebuilt as a widely criticised historical theme park. There were concerns that Dashilar would follow. A state-owned developer, Guangan Holdings, had ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:53pm by Kylie Knott

    ... of our diet. Nutritional values of foods are typically given in kilojoules or kilocalories, standard units of energy. But new research on apes and monkeys suggests that this is too simplistic ... science societies. Dr Rahul Potluri, founder of the ACALM Study Unit and lead author, says: "Our preliminary study suggests that women with high cholesterol in their blood may be at greater ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Reclaimed and recycled wood cuts waste in family home refit

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:25pm by Catherine Shaw

    ... years after they met in New York. Sid, who grew up in India but moved to the United States as an adult, now works as regional director at Victoria's Secret and Reika runs Mayarya, ...

  9. News - World - PALAEONTOLOGY

    As a wide as a small plane: fossil bird with 6.4 metre wingspan unearthed

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Giant bird had wingspan of small plane Fossilised bones uncovered in the US state of South Carolina belonged to the largest flying bird in history, with a wingspan of 6.4 metres, equal to that of a very small plane, a new study says. The wingspan of Pelagornis sandersi was twice as wide as that of biggest modern-day flying bird, the royal albatross, ...

  10. Magazines - Style

    Nature lovers eager to take on extreme safari

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:15pm by Lindsay Varty

    ... of travellers over its 28 years of operation, and it goes to great lengths to ensure its staff are members of the United States Parachute Association (USPA) and that they operate in USPA-affiliated drop ...




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