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Blaze breaks out at fire station

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About 40 firefighters have been dealing with a major blaze at the fire station in North Berwick...

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170-Foot-Long Trampoline Installed in Russian Forest

170-Foot-Long Trampoline Installed in Russian Forest | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
(Image credit: Mitya Aleshkovsky/ITAR-TASS via Newscom) A nearly 170-foot-long trampoline trail has been installed in a Russian forest as part of the 2012 Archstoryanie festival, an art and music exposition.
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Owner of Britain's last Temperance Bar admits drink driving

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The owner of Britain’s last temperance bar has admitted drink driving.
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Christmas lights turn-on postponed after no one could find the switch

Christmas lights turn-on postponed after no one could find the switch | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
FESTIVE feeling was put on hold last week when an official light switch on didn’t go quite to plan.
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Musicians' Brains Sync Up During Duet

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The brain waves of two musicians synchronize when they are performing duet, a new study found.
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It's Official! Water Ice Discovered on Mercury

It's Official! Water Ice Discovered on Mercury | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Vast supplies of water ice and organic material on Mercury were found by NASA's Messenger probe.
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Monster Black Hole Is Biggest Ever Found

Monster Black Hole Is Biggest Ever Found | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The ginormous black hole in galaxy NGC 1277 is the equivalent of 17 billion suns.
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Bosses more likely to hire someone they fancy, study finds

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Employers are more likely to hire people they fancy, researchers claim, as they find "leisure pursuits, background and self-presentation" are more important than skills.
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Business sells space on bald heads for advertisements

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A Texas entrepreneur is turning his bald head into a business opportunity by selling scalp space for advertisements.
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Bouncy Castle Injuries on the Rise

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Injuries related to inflatable bouncers, a type of outdoor play area for children, have risen rapidly in recent years, a new study finds.
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Mobile Phone Use Is Contagious, (not particularly surprising) Study Finds

Mobile Phone Use Is Contagious, (not particularly surprising) Study Finds | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
People are more likely to pull out their phones if they're with someone who has just done the same.
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Linguist makes sensational claim: English is a Scandinavian language

"Have you considered how easy it is for us Norwegians to learn English?" asks Jan Terje Faarlund, professor of linguistics at the University of Oslo. "Obviously there are many English words that resemble ours.
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QI title sold for 20p | The Bookseller

QI title sold for 20p | The Bookseller | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it

One of the biggest-selling hardback books in the UK has topped the Kindle chart, selling for just 20p. It is also selling for 20p on the Sony Reader store.

 

 

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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 9:12 AM
Damnit it cost me £8.99.... But books are so much more satisfying than reading from an e-reader...
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Russia: Drivers Stuck In 120-Mile Traffic Jam

Russia: Drivers Stuck In 120-Mile Traffic Jam | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Drivers are stranded for up to three days in sub-zero temperatures with some running out of fuel to keep engines and heating on.
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Amazon deforestation hits record low

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Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has dropped to its lowest level in 24 years, Brazilian government says...
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DNA Directly Photographed for First Time

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A scientist has captured the first direct photograph of the twisted ladder that props up life.
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Homicide spreads like infectious disease

Homicide moves through a city in a process similar to infectious disease, according to a new study that may give police a new tool in tracking and ultimately preventing murders.
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Internet 'cut off across Syria'

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The internet and mobile phone systems are cut off in Syria, a global monitoring firm says, amid a major military operation.
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Japanese firm offers expectant parents 3D-printed fetus from MRI scan

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Tomohiro Kinoshita with 3D model of 9-month fetus in acrylic resin, and small phone charm. Photo: AFP. A firm in Japan is offering expectant moms and dads the ability to purchase a 3D-printed model of their unborn child, for about $1200 USD.
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Cadbury's Create Chocolate That Doesn't Melt Even At 104 Degrees

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We’ve known since the advent of the cream-filled Cadbury Egg that scientists at the confectionary company like to play fast and loose with the rules of...
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Hagfish slime as a model for tomorrow's natural fabrics

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Nylon, Kevlar and other synthetic fabrics: Step aside.
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Baby girl named 'Hashtag' after Twitter

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A newborn baby girl has been named 'Hashtag' after the Twitter function.
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LHC's Latest Particle Collisions Find What May Be A New Form Of Matter

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Some unusual new physics may be emerging at the Large Hadron Collider, where particles are behaving in a surprising way.
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Blue Whales Pirouette Before Engulfing Prey

Blue Whales Pirouette Before Engulfing Prey | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The marine monsters do a graceful full turn while lunging to engulf large patches of krill, a strategy that may allow them to ambush their prey from below.
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British adventurer becomes first man to travel to all 201 'countries' without flying

British adventurer becomes first man to travel to all 201 'countries' without flying | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
After 1,426 days, four full passports, one failed relationship and countless buses, trains and boats, a British man has become the first person to travel to all 201 'countries' in the world without flying.
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The sad thing is, as a woman I would LOVE to attempt this, but there are dangers particular to females travelling in the world alone...