National / International News

Hibernating hints at dementia therapy

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:48
A neurodegenerative disease has been halted by harnessing the regenerative power of hibernation, scientists say.

Pietersen claim 'surprises' Morgan

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:40
England one-day captain Eoin Morgan is surprised by Kevin Pietersen's claim that he wants to have him in the side.

Shoe generates power from walking

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:40
German researchers have built shoe-sized devices that harvest power from the act of walking.

VIDEO: Tech to make you thin and unstressed

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:35
Richard Taylor tests the latest tech to stay fit and be more relaxed.

Tweaks To Cadbury Creme Eggs Not Going Over Easy In The U.K.

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:22

Now is the time when Cadbury's colorfully wrapped chocolate eggs hit stores in Great Britain. But the company has changed the chocolate used in the treats, and that's left many Britons "shellshocked."

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Businesses Try To Stave Off Brain Drain As Boomers Retire

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:21

Employers are trying to hang onto older talent by offering flexible work hours, more attractive health care benefits or having retirees return to mentor younger workers.

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Argos misses forecasts despite boost

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:21
Both Argos and Homebase miss sales forecasts despite a considerable boost from Black Friday promotions.

In Remote Washington, Veterans Services Are Ferry Ride Away

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:20

Sometimes veterans don't claim their benefits because they live in remote areas that lack resources. In one Washington state county, Veterans Affairs services are at least an hour ferry ride away.

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Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:09
Man City eye Messi deal, Arsenal move for Borussia Dortmund duo, Man Utd's bid for Argentine striker rejected, plus more.

'Raging' fire at council offices

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:04
Firefighters are tackling a "major" fire at council offices in Oxfordshire.

VIDEO: How do our brains deteriorate with age?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:02
Scientists in Edinburgh investigate the effects of ageing on the brain as the population continues to grow older.

Images 'show Boko Haram destruction'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 22:57
Satellite images of Nigerian towns attacked by Boko Haram earlier this month show widespread destruction and suggest a high death toll, Amnesty International says.

VIDEO: Ohio terror suspect: 'A mommy's boy'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 22:56
The father of a man from Ohio who has been charged with plotting an attack on a government building in Washington said his son had only recently converted to Islam.

Australian bowler Lee quits cricket

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 22:30
Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee is retiring from all forms of cricket after a 20-year playing career.

GYTB 1/15

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-01-14 22:18


The number of trips Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have each taken in the past two years, outpacing all other potential candidates for president, according to U.S News & World Report.


The number of consecutive quarters Radioshack has seen losses lately, despite some aggressive and public rebranding. The electronics retailer will reportedly declare bankruptcy as soon as next month, and Quartz has nine charts showing the brand's gradual decline.


That's how far American manufacturing fell between 2000 and 2013, while Chinese manufacturing grew several times over. Now, more stable wages have some companies wlooking back to the U.S., the Wall Street Journal reported.

Floods and disruption after rain

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 22:07
Rain and gale force winds cause travel disruption and flooding, while about 750 homes around Wales are without power.

New pensioner bonds go on sale

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 22:03
New pensioner bonds paying an annual interest rate of up to 4% are now on sale with experts predicting a surge of interest.

VIDEO: Rain and gales: UK braced for battering

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 21:53
Heavy rain and gale force winds are expected to batter the UK, bringing more problems for commuters.

Watson advances to Hobart semi-final

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 21:52
Heather Watson reaches the third WTA semi-final of her career with victory over Roberta Vinci at the Hobart International.

Bid to boost Oxbridge applications

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 21:47
The first hubs aimed at helping more Welsh students to get Oxbridge university places are launched as the number of applications hits a 14-year low.