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Man snaps bull run selfie, gets $4000 fine

A daredevil participant in the running of the bulls festival in Spain may be slapped with a $4,100 fine after he took an extremely dangerous selfie by snapping himself inches from a group of charging

Hospital lift buttons hotbed of bacteria?

Elevator buttons are more likely to be colonised by bacteria than toilet surfaces, a new study of three large urban hospitals in Canada has found.

Tommy Ramone, last of The Ramones, dies

Tommy Ramone

Drummer Tommy Ramone, the last surviving founding member of the pioneering punk band The Ramones, has died, the band announced on the social media on Saturday.

Females see ‘women in red’ as sexual threat

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A new study has revealed that a woman wo-uld see another wo-man in red as a promiscuous threat, making them guarding the mates.

What you eat may affect your body’s internal clock

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Food not only nourishes the body but also affects its internal biological clock, which regulates the daily rhythm of many aspects of human behaviour and biology, scientists say.

Indian maths genius wins Polya Prize

Nikhil Srivastava

Nikhil Srivastava, a young Indian mathematician, has beco-me the first joint winner of the prestigious 2014 George Polya Prize for finding a solution to a problem that had eluded mathematicians for mo

The biggest millstone around India’s neck is its ever-increasing trade deficit. India had a trade deficit of $191 billion in 2013. Of this $109 billion was due to oil. India imports 82 per cent of its oil needs. Last month the price of the Indian basket of imported oil peaked to $114 a barrel when it was assumed that it would be $104.

Monsanto and friends, the biotech industry, its lobbyists and its paid media representation continue to push for monopoly control over the world’s food through its seed supply.