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29
Jul
Northerners have evolved bigger brains to cope with dim light, study says

People who live in northern areas of the world have developed bigger brains and eyes to cope with long winters and dim light, according to new research. British scientists have found a direct link between latitude and the size of the brain and eyes. According to them, people who live farthest from the equator, in areas with low levels of light, need larger brains and eyes to have a clear view of their environment. Scientists from Oxford... [read news]

26
Jul
Israeli orchestra to play Wagner

The Israeli Chamber Orchestra will play a piece by Richard Wagner on Tuesday, at a festival in Bayreuth, Germany. The 19th century composer entertained anti-Semitic views, and the Nazi party appropriated his work. No Israeli orchestra has ever played a Wagner piece in Germany.Wagner was Hitler's favourite composer, and his music was appropriated by the Nazi party and extensively used in propaganda. Wagner's anti-Semitic writings also played a... [read news]

20
Jul
Plagiarism case against JK Rowling closed

A plagiarism claim against Harry Potter author JK Rowling has failed in the UK. The British writer was accused of lifting parts of the plot featured in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" from a book by late children's writer Adrian Jacobs. The case is now closed.The estate of Adrian Jacobs filed suit against JK Rowling, as well as against her publisher Bloomsbury, in the United Sates, in 2004. The claim was dismissed, but in 2010 it was... [read news]

22
Jun
Greece’s Prime Minister survived the confidence vote

Prime Minister George Papandreou passed well after a fire day. On Tuesday, the Parliament gave its confidence vote for his new cabinet. The decision didn’t surprises anyone, but it is a small step, the first one from several that have to be made in order to adopt much quickly the austerity measures that Greece needs. Otherwise, they won’t have the clearing of the 12 billion dollars bailout from the International Monetary Fund and Central... [read news]

15
Jun
Afghanistan, no country for women

A report made by Thomson Reuters Foundation shows that Afghanistan is the most dangerous country for a woman to live in. On the second place of the top is Congo that has the biggest rape rate on a day in the world. The experts from Thomson Reuters Foundation said that the top five is completed with Pakistan, India and Somalia, and the main indicators for this research are the domestic abuse, the discrimination, rapes, mutilation, exploitation ... [read news]

13
Jun
Two earthquakes on New Zeeland

Christchurch, the second biggest town as an economic importance from New Zeeland that was already devastated of two other earthquakes ten month ago was his on Monday of several natural disasters. According to the first information, there aren’t any victims. Christchurch was hit Monday afternoon of one earthquake of 5, 2 magnitude, that had the epicenter at ten kilometers of the city and hypocenter at 11 kilometers depth. A few minutes later... [read news]

12
Jun
Too many tornados to count- what causes them?

The violent twisters have come and gone leaving a trail of destruction and death in their path. So far, since the beginning of 2011 more than 1,000 tornados were counted and nearly 500 people died. The EF5 tornado that hit Joplin killed 122 people and injured thousands, becoming the deadliest tornado to hit the US since 1950. In April 600 tornados raged on the American continent bringing forth destruction! People are worried and confused... [read news]

08
Jun
Germany needs help dealing with the E.coli investigation

The European Commissioner for Health, John Dalli, asked the German authorities to cooperate closely with the foreign experts in order to identify rapidly the origin of the E.coli contamination, the German newspaper wrote in an interview with the European official. According to his official statement, it is a great need for support from the entire Europe and even from the outside continent’s borders in order to deal with the lethal bacteria, he... [read news]

03
Jun
World Health Organization investigates E.coli bacteria’s origin

The cucumber bacteria E.coli that caused the death of at least 16 people and the illness for other hundreds of people is in the World Health Organization’s attention. According to a report of the heath experts from the Beijing Genomic Institute, the E.coli bacteria have a very toxic strain. On the other hand, the experts from The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the strain is very little known, but is not the... [read news]

02
Jun
U.N accuses the Libyan regime of crimes against the humanity

The United Nation Organization made an official report in which it accused the Libyan regime of crimes against the humanity for the death of its own people during the population revolt from February that got into a real civil war. The Commission for Human Rights of U.N. made public a report that is the conclusion of a full investigation of the Libyan revolt. The U.N refers at the bloody events as “war crimes” that was made by the opposition... [read news]


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