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Politicians lead show of support for Barbara Bush on Twitter

Our entire RNC family offers prayers of comfort and peace for Barbara Bush and the entire Bush family. — GOP (@GOP) April 15, 2018 The official @GOP Twitter account tweeted: “Our entire RNC family offers prayers of comfort and peace for Barbara Bush and the entire Bush family.”  Barbara Bush was a graceful First Lady who has dedicated her life ...

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Proclaimers-inspired CPR film launched

‘Right rhythm for compressions’ CPR can more than double the chances of survival following a cardiac arrest. The film was produced in partnership with Save a Life for Scotland. Around 3,500 people are treated annually for a cardiac arrest and only 1 in 13 survive. For every 60 seconds that passes before CPR is performed, the chance of survival falls ...

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Twitter will publicize rules around abuse to test if behavior changes

As part of Twitter’s efforts to rid its platform of abuse and hate, the company is teaming up with researchers Susan Benesch, a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and J. Nathan Matias, a post-doc research associate at Princeton University, to study online abuse. Today, Twitter is going to start testing an ...

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Real Life Mysteries That Sound Like They’re From ‘The X-Files’

We live in a weird world. While science does a good job at distilling some truth from many of its oddities, some events seem so unusual that they appear to avoid a rational explanation (at least at first glance).  Here’s a selection of verifiable events that seem to be straight out of an unaired X-Files episode, despite the rational explanations that lurk behind them. Cue the theme tune… ...

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Why are sugar and alcohol about to get more expensive?

This is happening because sugar and alcohol are associated with problems that impose a substantial cost on society. For example, problem drinking can lead to anti-social behaviour, crime, pressure on A&Es and increased liver disease. Excessive sugar consumption is linked to rising obesity rates, some cancers, diabetes and heart disease. But alcohol consumption is concentrated among a relatively small number ...

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