Society

Youth e-cigarette data prompts new calls to speed regulation

Cigarettes on sale in a store. Reuters/archive
 


 
 

 
19 Apr 2015
Public health advocates are stepping up pressure on the US government to quickly regulate and restrict access to e-cigarettes after new data showed use of the products tripled among high school and middle school children last year.  ...
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My, my! Many Britons ignorant about Battle of Waterloo

The first Field Marshal's Bicorne of the Duke of Wellington is seen at the Wellington Museum, upon its delivery in Waterloo
19 Apr 2015
As Britain prepares to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a survey shows that many Britons know little about the fight and associate the name with an ABBA song or a London railway station.   The National Army...
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An heir and a spare: life as a royal number two

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, carries her son Prince George alongside her husband Prince William as they visit the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, July 2, 2014.
 
17 Apr 2015
Prince William's new baby, due later this month, will join the long line of second children born one step from the throne -- the so-called spare to the heir. The big difference is that new laws that came to effect last month mean that...
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Remote corner of Bosnia to declare itself 'Town of Twins'

Twins Almedina (L) and Ajla Djulic pose for a portrait in a primary school in Buzim April 10, 2015.
 
17 Apr 2015
(Reuters) - When Nedzib Vucelj's wife Emira gave birth to twins at the height of the Bosnian war, it was impossible to buy a suitable baby stroller: their hometown of Buzim was surrounded by rival armies. Vucelj tried to borrow from a...
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A dog's life: study reveals people's hormonal link with tail-waggers

Japanese Spitz look out from their pen during the last day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, central England in this March 8, 2015 file photo. 
 
16 Apr 2015
Dogs are called "man's best friend" - women's, too - and scientists say the bond between people and their pooches may be deeper than you might think. Researchers in Japan said on Thursday oxytocin, a hormone...
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For rockin' ride, Cleveland puts music icons in bus driver's seat

Crystal Hill, a Cleveland regional Transit Authority Trolley driver poses outside her trolley as Tina Turner as part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction week in Cleveland, Ohio April 15, 2015. 
16 Apr 2015
Tina Turner has gone from private dancer to public bus driver while a purple-jacketed Prince is driving something larger than a little red Corvette. The city of Cleveland has kindly asked its downtown trolley-bus drivers to get in the...
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Divorce tied to increased heart attack risk

Marriage ring
16 Apr 2015
Women who have been divorced once, or men who have been divorced at least twice, are more likely to have a heart attack than people who get and stay married, according to a new study. “The negative health consequences of divorce...
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The 25 most expensive yachts in the world

Yachts
16 Apr 2015
Meteor: US$46 million     Le Grand Bleu, owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich: $90 million.     Tatoosh, owned by Powell Allen, co-founder of Microsoft: $100 million.     Annaliese has 15 cabins,...
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Daniel Craig gets 'license to save' as UN envoy on mines

Actor Daniel Craig listens to speakers at a service designating him as the UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards at the United Nations Headquarters in New York April 14, 2015. 
15 Apr 2015
As secret agent James Bond, Daniel Craig has a license to kill, but on Tuesday the United Nations gave the British actor a "license to save" by appointing him as the first global advocate for the elimination of mines and...
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Elusive mountain lion captivates LA then quickly vanishes

Elusive mountain lion captivates LA then quickly vanishes
15 Apr 2015
A celebrity mountain lion transformed a wealthy hillside neighborhood into a paparazzi-like scene of scrambling photographers before eluding everyone Tuesday and quietly slipping away.   The 125-pound beast, easily recognizable by the...
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