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A book lover’s guide to 2018

Image copyright Natalie Dawkins/Orion If you liked The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, try… The Lido by Libby Page (Orion, April) If you liked Bridget Jones’ Diary, try… The Last Romeo by Justin Myers (Little Brown, February) All James wants to do is find The One – but as anyone dating in 2018 knows, that’s easier said than done. His ...

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More children having teeth out in hospital

Dental surgeon Claire Stevens, who works in a hospital in north-west England, said most of her patients were aged five to nine, but it was not uncommon to remove all 20 baby teeth from a two-year-old because of decay. She said she has also extracted a 14-year-old’s permanent teeth due to fizzy drinks. They then needed false teeth. ‘Startling’ figures ...

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Vehicles are now America’s biggest CO2 source but EPA is tearing up regulations

Transport overtook power generation for climate-warming emissions in 2017 but the Trump administration is reversing curbs on auto industry pollution Some of the most common avatars of climate change hulking power stations and billowing smokestacks may need a slight update. For the first time in more than 40 years, the largest source of greenhouse gas pollution in the US isnt ...

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A Robot That Tugs on Pig Organs Could Save Human Babies

The pig looks like any other pig, only it's been wearing a backpack for a week—in the name of science. Just behind its head sits a control box, with a battery and processor, from which runs a cable that enters through the pig’s flank. Once inside, the cable attaches to a very special robot clamped onto the pig's esophagus, the ...

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Barcelona off the beaten path: A city guide for the culturally adventurous

Image: pixabay From the architectural masterpieces of Antoni Gaudí to the sweeping vistas of the Catalan countryside, Barcelona is a city full of sensory delights.  But there’s far more to this vibrant metropolis than initially meets the eye. For locals and travellers alike, Barcelona is full of hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path wonders that go far beyond the typical tourist traps.  ...

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CES 2018: 7 tech trends that will dominate the show

The LG booth at CES 2017.Image: CTA With the new year comes new tech, and it’s not a gradual process. The world’s biggest tech show, CES, kicks off before the first week of 2018 is over, with the first official product unveilings on Sunday, Jan. 7. So what will CES 2018 have in store? First off, brace yourself: CES is ...

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Apple just publicly apologized for slowing down iPhones

Apple published a note to customers today apologizing for intentionally slowing down devices.“We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down,” the company wrote in a blog post. “We apologize.” The candid letter was both a defense of its actions and a plea for customers to give it another chance. The letter opened by shooting down allegations ...

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Psychiatrist who briefed Dems on Trump afraid restraining the president might look like a coup

While it seems like everyone in America is reading Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury,” an article in Vox is getting some attention as well. As Twitchy reported, a Yale psychiatry professor and editor of the book “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump” in December briefed some Democrats in Congress on the president’s mental state despite having not evaluated him in ...

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Can Whiskey Cure Your Common Cold?

With cold and flu season fully upon us, its hard to go anywhere these days without hearing a cacophony of chest-rattling coughs and sinus-clearing sneezes. (Gesundheit, people.) And while most under-the-weather folks turn to over-the-counter drugs, various vitamins, endless cups of tea, and steaming bowls of chicken soup to feel better, it wasnt that long ago that a glass of ...

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