Archive: 22/06/2009

Survey points up challenges for a Digital Britain

In the wake of Lord Carter's Digital Britain Report, an Oxford survey shows that one of the main challenges will be to change the perceptions of the third of the British population who choose not to use the internet.

dateJun 22, 2009 in Internet
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Competition may be reason for bigger brain

For the past 2 million years, the size of the human brain has tripled, growing much faster than other mammals. Examining the reasons for human brain expansion, University of Missouri researchers studied three common hypotheses ...

dateJun 22, 2009 in Evolution
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Obama, citing his smoking woes, signs tobacco law

(AP) -- Lamenting his first teenage cigarette, President Barack Obama ruefully admitted on Monday that he's spent his adult life fighting the habit. Then he signed the nation's toughest anti-smoking law, aiming to keep thousands ...

dateJun 22, 2009 in Health
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Alleged 'Craigslist Killer' pleads not guilty

The 23-year old medical student accused of killing a prostitute he met after answering an Internet ad on the popular Craigslist website, pleaded not guilty Monday in a Boston, Massachusetts courtroom.

dateJun 22, 2009 in Internet
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Big US study will test vitamin D, fish oil

Two of the most popular and promising dietary supplements - vitamin D and fish oil - will be tested in a large, government-sponsored study to see whether either nutrient can lower a healthy person's risk of getting cancer, ...

dateJun 22, 2009 in Health
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