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FILTHY INDIA AIR CUTTING 660 MILLION LIVES SHORT BY 3 YEARS

NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's filthy air is cutting 660 million lives short by about three years, according to research published Saturday that underlines the hidden costs of the country's heavy reliance on fossil fuels to power its economic growth with little regard for the environment. While New...
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Up to 14 Years of Hot Flashes Found in Menopause Study

Conventional wisdom has it that hot flashes, which afflict up to 80 percent of middle- aged women, usually persist for just a few years. But hot flashes can continue for as long as 14 years, and the earlier they begin the longer a woman is likely to suffer, a study published on Monday in JAMA...
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Mark Zuckerberg's book club fights US fear of vaccination

Mark Zuckerberg has tapped into an area of growing social anxiety with his fourth book club choice, announced on Wednesday. The Facebook founder showed his talent for surfing the zeitgeist by selecting On Immunity: An Inoculation, by essayist Eula Biss, which investigates the fears...
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So the Duchess of Cambridge has some grey hair – who cares?

I always wonder, when people say a woman has lost her looks, what she did with them. Where did she last see her looks? If she were to rummage down the back of the sofa, would she find them, a bit crumpled but otherwise nice and youthful? It would be like finding your lost keys, only better: you’ll...
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In Strauss-Kahn Trial, France Discards a Privacy Taboo

PARIS — As the trial of Dominique Strauss-Kahn comes to a close on Friday, some here are breathing a sigh of relief after cringing, gasping and giggling uncomfortably for weeks while the sexual proclivities of the man once thought likely to become France’s president were paraded before the...
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Investors Create a Billion-Dollar-Baby Boom

Less than 12 months after investors valued Snapchat, the red-hot messaging app, at about $10 billion, the start-up is again in the market for money — and poised to nearly double that valuation. A range of other popular start-ups are also poised to propel their net worths to similar...
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Possible Anne Boleyn portrait found using facial recognition software

She won the heart of King Henry VIII, divided the church and lost her head. But nearly 500 years after Anne Boleyn met her death, only one uncontested portrait of her remains. Pictures of the beguiling queen – who is played by a steely Claire Foy in the hit BBC historical drama Wolf Hall – were...
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YouTube is 10 years old, but what will it look like in 2025?

YouTube’s first video may have been uploaded on 23 April 2005, but the website’s domain name was registered on 14 February. Hence the 10th birthday milestone this past weekend at a time when Google’s online video service is more popular than ever. From zero to one billion viewers in a decade is...
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