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Monday, January 9, 2012

World's 'most expensive' tea grown in Chinese panda poo

By Allison Jackson | AFP: Chinese entrepreneur An Yanshi is convinced he has found the key ingredient to produce the world's most expensive tea -- panda poo. The former calligraphy teacher has purchased 11 tonnes of excrement from a panda breeding centre to fertilise a tea crop in the mountains of... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Women are a mystery to British physicist Hawking

LONDON (Reuters) - The biggest mystery in the universe perplexing one of the world's best known scientists is -- women. When New Scientist magazine asked "Brief History of Time" author Stephen Hawking what he thinks about most, the Cambridge University professor renowned for unravelling some of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

US denounces Chavez cancer comment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is denouncing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for questioning whether the U.S. might be behind a rash of cancer cases among Latin American leaders. The State Department on Thursday said Chavez's comments were "horrific and reprehensible." Spokeswoman... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

'We are the 99 percent' chosen as year's top quote

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The growing scrutiny of the rich dominated this year's best quotes, according to a Yale University librarian who anointed the Occupy Wall Street protesters ' slogan — "We are the 99 percent" — as the year's best. Fred Shapiro, associate librarian at Yale Law School, has... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Twin Boys, One Transgender, Become Brother and Sister

By SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES Dec. 13, 2011 As early as age 4, Wyatt Maines asked his mother, "When do I get to be a girl?" And he told his father he hated his penis. Wyatt always liked girl's clothes and movies, while his twin brother Jonas played with traditional boy toys. Born identical twins, the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

United Nations, New York: World AIDS Day - 1 December 2011

STATEMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY United Nations, New York, 1 December 2011 On the occasion of World AIDS Day We commemorate World AIDS Day this year with hope and optimism. Thirty years since the first case of AIDS was reported, HIV has infected 64... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Science panel: Get ready for extreme weather

By SETH BORENSTEIN: WASHINGTON (AP) — Think of the Texas drought, floods in Thailand and Russia's devastating heat waves as coming attractions in a warming world. That is the warning from top international climate scientists and disaster experts after meeting in Africa. The panel said the world... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Google chairman sees Russia as world’s future IT-leader

HONOLULU, November 12 (RIA Novosti): Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt sees Russia as the world’s future IT-leader, Russian presidential aide Arkady Dvorkovich said on Saturday. Schmidt was among the participants of the informal talks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and business... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cash-strapped Chicago mulls easing marijuana law

By DON BABWIN - Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago alderman says he's found a way for the city to raise desperately needed cash that will also keep more police officers on the street: Marijuana. Alderman Danny Solis introduced an ordinance to the City Council on Wednesday that would make... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Susan Sarandon calls Pope Benedict a Nazi

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress and social activist Susan Sarandon was reported to have called Pope Benedict a Nazi during a public discussion at a U.S. film festival in New York, provoking criticism from both Catholic and Jewish groups. The movie star, who won an Oscar for her role... Sign in to see full entry.

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