National / International News

Kandinsky On A Plate: Art-Inspired Salad Just Tastes Better

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:48

Would a salad arranged like an abstract painting be more enjoyable and valuable to diners than a typical salad presentation? Psychologists tried to find that out.

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England football squad arrive home

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:43
The England squad return to the UK after going out of the World Cup at the group stage for the first time since 1958.

US GDP shrinks 2.9% in first quarter

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:41
The US economy suffered its worst performance for five years in the first quarter 2014, a third official estimate has shown.

Researchers create goosebump sensor

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:34
A South Korean research institute has developed a goosebump sensor that it says could be used to measure changes in a wearer's emotional state.

Long lost plans aid computer rebuild

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:34
Detailed circuit diagrams for one of Britain's pioneering computers have come to light during a project to reconstruct the machine.

Go-ahead for cheque photo plan

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:22
A system that will allow people to pay in a cheque by taking a photo on their smartphone has moved a step closer.

Thailand arrests 'Russian gang boss'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:17
Alexander Matusov, wanted in connection with dozens of murders and kidnappings in his native Russia, is arrested in Thailand.

Woman, 90, dragged off and raped

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:14
A 90-year-old woman was dragged off a street and raped in Greater Manchester, police say.

Why America May Be Ready For Some Futbol

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:11

The aspects of soccer that once annoyed many people now seem part of everyday life.

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US court backs mobile phone privacy

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:10
The US Supreme Court has ruled police cannot search the digital contents of mobile phones of those arrested without a warrant.

PFA chief fears for Suarez's career

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:10
Professional Footballers' Association chief Gordon Taylor fears for the career of Uruguay and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

No nose jobs on Iran TV?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:05
Tehran TV channel bans actors who have had cosmetic surgery

Heart Of The Matter: Treating The Disease Instead Of The Person

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:05

When a man winds up in the hospital after a heart attack, he feels the doctors and nurses treated him poorly. But they have a completely different view. They see his case as a resounding success.

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Cook subjected to 'witch-hunt'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:03
Captain Alastair Cook has been unfairly blamed for England's dismal form, says his Essex coach Paul Grayson.

Spanish Princess Is Indicted In Corruption Case

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 06:50

The court decision is one of the last steps before a possible trial for Princess Cristina and her husband. They have denied wrongdoing and said they would appeal the latest ruling.

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Arson family killers jailed for life

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 06:46
Two men are jailed for life and six others sentenced for their part in a 'botched revenge' arson attack that killed four members of a family.

VIDEO: Zero-hours workers given more choice

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 06:40
Employers are to be banned from stopping employees with zero-hours contracts seeking extra work elsewhere.

VIDEO: Woman set for double hand transplant

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 06:38
A Scottish woman is set to become the first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 06:35
Liverpool to discuss Luis Suarez future, Chelsea in for Toni Kroos, Mick Jagger to blame for Italy exit, plus more.

VIDEO: Whisky process could be used for fuel

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 06:29
Scientists work on a process which could use whisky distilling by-products to create fuel for cars.
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