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Does the Color Pink Exist? Scientists Aren’t Sure

Does the Color Pink Exist? Scientists Aren’t Sure

In a blog post, Robert Krulwich of the public radio show Radiolab noted that there is no pink in the colors of the rainbow. Pink is actually a combination of red and violet, two colors, which, if you look at a rainbow, are on the opposite sides of the arc. Remember the old colors of [...]

March 14 2012 | Posted in Science | Read More »

Ian Thorpe puts London 2012 hopes on line at Australian trials

Ian Thorpe puts London 2012 hopes on line at Australian trials

Ian Thorpe faces the decisive moment in his bid to compete in a third Olympic Games at this week’s Australian trials. The five-times gold medallist will compete in the 100m and 200m freestyle, beginning with Friday’s 200m heats. Thorpe, 29, came out of retirement last year but has struggled to post competitive times in his [...]

March 14 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Diet ‘linked’ to low sperm counts

Diet ‘linked’ to low sperm counts

A diet high in saturated fat has been linked with a reduced sperm count. A study of 99 men attending a US fertility clinic found those eating junk food diets had poorer sperm quality. High intakes of omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and plant oils, were associated with higher sperm concentration. More work is [...]

March 14 2012 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Bear Grylls sacked by Discovery Channel

Bear Grylls sacked by Discovery Channel

TV adventurer Bear Grylls, star of the survival show Man vs. Wild, has been sacked by the Discovery Channel. The US channel said: “Due to a continuing contractual dispute with Bear Grylls, Discovery has terminated all current productions with him.” Grylls, who has presented the show since 2006, is known for eating insects and drinking [...]

March 14 2012 | Posted in Headlines | Read More »

Myanmar TV to broadcast Suu Kyi speech for 1st time

Myanmar TV to broadcast Suu Kyi speech for 1st time

Myanmar state television is expected Wednesday to broadcast for the first time an election campaign speech by the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but without a section that criticizes the country’s civil liberties record. In the speech, to be broadcast Wednesday evening on MRTV, Suu Kyi urges changes to the country’s Constitution and respect [...]

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No damage reported after quake in north Japan; 50 cm tsunami warning issued

No damage reported after quake in north Japan; 50 cm tsunami warning issued

There were no immediate reports of damage after northern Japan was hit by an earthquake which the Japan Meteorological Agency said had a preliminary magnitude of 6.8. The epicenter of the quake was in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of northern Japan, the agency said, adding that a tsunami warning for a wave with [...]

March 14 2012 | Posted in Asia, World | Read More »

US Defense Secretary in Afghanistan After Civilian Massacre

US Defense Secretary in Afghanistan After Civilian Massacre

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is in Afghanistan to try to calm the fury after a U.S. soldier allegedly shot 16 civilians to death this week, including nine children. Panetta told reporters Tuesday that “war is hell” and that these kind of terrible events happen in every war.  He said the killings probably will not [...]

March 14 2012 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

DR Congo’s Lubanga found guilty by ICC

DR Congo’s Lubanga found guilty by ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has found Congolese rebel leader Thomas Lubanga guilty of recruiting and using child soldiers during the Democratic Republic of Congo’s 1998-2003 war. Lubanga, 51, who was detained in 2006, on Wednesday became the first suspect on whom the Netherlands-based international court has delivered a verdict since it was established a [...]

March 14 2012 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Dhaka asks Beijing for Padma bridge funding

Dhaka asks Beijing for Padma bridge funding

Bangladesh has approached China for financing of the Padma Bridge but the latter suggested settling first the issue regarding the existing contract with the World Bank. Finance minister AMA Muhith made the proposal to China when Li Jun, new Chinese Ambassador to Dhaka, met him at his Secretariat office Wednesday. After the meeting, the finance [...]

March 14 2012 | Posted in Bangladesh | Read More »

Export growth steady in EU, USA amid financial crises

Export growth steady in EU, USA amid financial crises

Exports from Bangladesh to key North-American and European destinations maintained steady growth in the first eight months (July-February) of the current fiscal (2011-11). Export earnings from the USA, the largest market for Bangladeshi goods, was calculated at $ 3.316 billion in the first eight months of the current fiscal. However, receipts from USA during the [...]

March 14 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »


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