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Exams for arts subjects get harder

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:08
A-levels and GCSEs in arts subjects in England are to be made more "rigorous and demanding", Education Secretary Michael Gove is to announce.

Male eating disorders 'overlooked'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:06
Young men with an eating disorder are not getting the help and support they need because of perceptions about a "women's illness", say researchers.

Dyer and PM unite on charity album

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:01
EastEnders star Danny Dyer and PM David Cameron lend their voices to the official World War One centenary album.

The irresistible urge for students to talk

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:00
The irresistible urge for online students to talk

GM At Odds With Feds Over Recall-Related Documents

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:51

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is fining the automaker for not answers all of its questions about ignition switch problems, but General Motors says it's doing its best to comply.

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This Pie Chart Is Delicious And Statistically Sound

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:51

Back 2012, The Salt surveyed readers on their favorite pies during our Pie Week series. Recently, an Australian reader wrote in to let us know she pie-charted our results with mouth-watering real pie.

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VIDEO: Miller should resign to 'save honour'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:39
Culture Secretary Maria Miller should step down "as a question of honour", former Commons Speaker Baroness Betty Boothroyd has said.

You can now search Yelp for emojis

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:35

You can now search the online review site Yelp using emojis -- those little cartoon-ish characters you can create with a certain set of keystrokes.     So...you search on a pair of scissors, you get listings for hair salons. A high heel gets you shoe stores. You get the picture(s).   I don't even want to search on a smiley face or a wink. Pretty sure the Internet has taken things one step too far.   We, of course, had to try it:   Some results were just... the usual for Yelp.       Others were pretty literal.       But seriously: Could this be a useful search tool?    

 

You can now search Yelp for emojis

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:35

You can now search the online review site Yelp using emojis -- those little cartoon-ish characters you can create with a certain set of keystrokes.     So...you search on a pair of scissors, you get listings for hair salons. A high heel gets you shoe stores. You get the picture(s).   I don't even want to search on a smiley face or a wink. Pretty sure the Internet has taken things one step too far.   We, of course, had to try it:   Some results were just... the usual for Yelp.       Others were pretty literal.       But seriously: Could this be a useful search tool?    

 

How Welbeck can exploit Bayern weakness

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:32
Robbie Savage says counter-attacks give Manchester United a chance of beating Bayern Munich in their Champions League quarter-final

Weather Channel Will Return To DirectTV

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:19

The new agreement comes with a price: the Weather Channel has agreed to cut back its reality programming by half during weekdays.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez returns home

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:12
Renowned Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature, leaves hospital in Mexico after treatment.

21st Century Energy Outlook: Quite Similar To The Last Two Centuries

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:06

Anthony Alexander, the chief executive of FirstEnergy Corp., says coal and nuclear energy will continue to play a central role in this country's energy future.

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Miller 'devastated' by expenses row

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:04
Culture Secretary Maria Miller says she is "devastated" that she has let her constituents down, amid growing pressure on her to resign.

McGuinness toasts Queen at banquet

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 13:55
Northern Ireland deputy first minister and former IRA leader Martin McGuinness joins in a toast to the Queen during a state banquet at Windsor Castle.

Putting Student Data To The Test To Identify Struggling Kids

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 13:46

Schools collect a trove of student information, like attendance and grades. Now, more schools are mining that data to flag kids at risk of dropping out — often before anyone realizes they need help.

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VIDEO: Dewani remanded to psychiatric unit

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 13:41
A man accused of arranging his wife's killing on their honeymoon is remanded to a psychiatric hospital in South Africa.

Four held after hotel hammer attack

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 13:40
Three men and a woman are arrested after three women were attacked with a hammer in a central London hotel, police say.

Irish president hails UK friendship

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 13:39
Irish President Michael D Higgins tells the UK Parliament of his country's "deep and enduring" friendship with Britain.

100-Year-Old Message In A Bottle Plucked From Baltic Sea

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 13:36

The beer bottle was tossed into the sea in 1913 and recovered by a fisherman last month. It is thought to be the oldest ever "message in a bottle."

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