Holly Newman

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Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps avoided jail time on Friday when a judge placed him on probation for pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge for the second time in 10 years. The punishment came with a warning.<p>"You don't need a lecture from the court," Baltimore …

Billion dollar Sochi Games a sporting success

BERLIN (Reuters) - The Sochi 2014 winter Olympics have gone down in history as the most expensive sports event ever organised with a staggering cost of more than $51 billion.<p>The Olympic flame is surrounded by waterfalls during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, …

Lance Armstrong incites 'irony is dead' mockery when he says he would never betray golf by cheating

Disgraced cyclist who has been stripped of seven Tour de France titles he won while doping, says the sport of golf has a code of honour he would be 'heartbroken' to abuse<p>He admitted to cheating during all seven of his <b>Tour de France</b> victories and is currently serving a lifetime ban from cycling. But</b> …

Nigel Farage's caution: why Ukip will always be Lidl, not Tesco

The Ukip leader's 'controversial' comments about immigrants and breastfeeding aren't mistakes, says James Kirkup. They're part of a deliberate, but limited, strategy.<p>Nigel Farage is a clever man, and careful. For all the swagger, he is a considered player of the political game. His deliberation is …

United Kingdom

Stonehenge discovery could rewrite British pre-history

The most important discovery at Stonehenge for a generation could be destroyed by David Cameron's plan to build a tunnel at the World Heritage Site<p>Archaeologists have discovered the earliest settlement at Stonehenge - but the Mesolithic camp could be destroyed if government plans for a new tunnel …

Your Practical Guide to Break Free From Emotional Eating

I suspect that you are reading this because you may have found yourself acting like a hot mess and marching straight to the store to buy a dozen cupcakes when you felt upset. In the United States, you along with more than 20 million women and 10 million men suffer have answered "yes" to these same …

Unbroken: what makes some people more resilient than others?

“We hit the water nose down. The plane exploded. I felt like someone hit me in the forehead with a sledgehammer. Everything almost stood still for a moment. I looked around and the plane was completely blown apart.”<p>Louis Zamperini was talking to an interviewer on CBS in 1992. He died earlier this …

Here Are The 4 New Breeds Of Dogs

Four new dogs have been declared "recognized breeds" by the American Kennel Club (AKC).<p>The announcement came on Wednesday that the Spanish water dog (a farm and fishing dog), the Bergamasco (an Italian sheepdog with a matted coat), the Boerboel (a South African watchdog), and the Cirneco dell'Etna …

The Business Of Michael Jordan Is Thriving On Ebay

Michael Jordan has been out of the NBA as a player since his retirement from the Washington Wizards in 2003. Yet by at least one measure, it is like the six-time champion never left.<p>Annual sales of Jordan products on eBay were $175 million over the past 12-months fueled by Nike’s Air Jordan line. …

New post-mortem claims Cameroon player was beaten to death

A new post-mortem suggests that the Cameroonian footballer Albert Ebossé was stabbed and beaten to death in the changing rooms after a match in Algeria and not, as initially thought, killed by an object thrown by fans.<p>A Cameroonian pathologist believes that the 24-year-old was killed as the result …

These games may improve psychopath behavior - Futurity

A new study suggests it may be possible to teach psychopaths to consider emotion and other pieces of information when they make decisions.

Research

New antibodies could boost dengue vaccines - Futurity

Scientists have discovered antibodies can make the four different types of dengue virus non-infectious. Could this lead to a universal vaccine?

January 2015

Diversity

Can you live a normal life with half a brain?

A few extreme cases show that people can be missing large chunks of their brains with no significant ill-effect – why? Tom Stafford explains what it tells us about the true nature of our grey matter.<p>How much of our brain do we actually need? A number of stories have appeared in the news in recent …

Yiwu: The Chinese city where Christmas is made and sold

Forget Lapland. The real home of Christmas is a strange and unknown Chinese city called Yiwu. Tim Maughan visited the global epicentre of festive decorations and plastic gifts.<p>I’m a few hours away from Shanghai and I’ve not seen daylight for over three hours. I’m also hopelessly lost. I’ve been …

Christmas Ornaments

'Ice pancakes' pictured floating on River Dee

Dinner plate-sized discs made out of frozen foam have been pictured on the river in Aberdeenshire, Scotland<p>“Ice pancakes” made out of frozen foam have been forming on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire.<p>The discs, which are roughly the size of dinner plates, were photographed on the Scottish river at …

Domestic abuse during pregnancy may harm babies - Futurity

Domestic violence survivors often don't believe abuse will affect their child until later in life, but research suggests harm occurs before a baby is …

64% of gun deaths in U.S. are suicides - Futurity

Nearly two-thirds, or 64 percent, of deaths from gun violence in the US in 2012 were from suicides, mostly among white men.

4-Foot Salamander Arrives in London as Face of New Conservation Effort

Dubbed Professor Wu, the new arrival could help the Zoological Society of London's efforts to save the critically endangered animal.<p>With his tiny eyes, sly grin, and slimy skin, Professor Wu may sound like an odd poster child.<p>But the Chinese giant salamander, which recently arrived at the …

Ukip outspent Labour and Lib Dems in European elections, new figures show

Ukip has outspent Labour for the first time in a national election, according to the Electoral Commission.<p>Nigel Farage’s party spent £2.96m at this year’s European election, and now sends 24 representatives to Brussels as the biggest British party in Europe.<p>Labour spent just over £1m compared with …

The Film North Korea Doesn't Want You to See

It's not every day you get to sit down with the guys who might be responsible for starting World War III. And it's definitely not every day that …

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE Sport England Set To Inspire Women Back Into Sport

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Health Fitness<p>by Holly Peacock | 18 12 2014<p>This Girl Can<p>VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Sport England Set To Inspire Women Back Into Sport<p><b>Update …

Heli-skiing in Iceland: the flight fantastic

The names of the destinations, and even of my host, were conjuring images in my mind before the flight from London had touched down in the harsh volcanic landscape outside Reykjavik. I was heading for what looked like the middle of nowhere on the north coast of Iceland; to the giant, bulbous, …

Birds detect approaching storm from 900km away

A group of songbirds may have avoided a devastating storm by fleeing their US breeding grounds after detecting telltale infrasound waves.<p>Researchers noticed the behaviour after analysing trackers attached to the birds to study their migration patterns. They believe it is the first documented case …

The teeth whitening checklist: Your need-to-know on how to whiten teeth

Dr Peta Leigh talks us through her top ten tips for those looking for a brighter smile...<p>It’s no secret that we all want white teeth, but with an …

The world's 10 wildest waterfalls

Longest. Widest. Deepest. We’ve rounded up the planet’s most superlative waterfalls. How many have you visited?<p><i>Angel Falls, Venezuela …