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Here Are The Bizarre Finalists Competing For Musical Instrument Of The Future

And you thought the harpsichord had a funny name<p>Imagine your 10-year-old coming home from school after band practice and begging you to let him play a... SculpTon? It doesn't quite have the same ring as a saxophone, but the SculpTon may be one of the instruments of the very near future.<p>The upcoming …

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

<b>1. We have only seen "the tip of the iceberg" in the Westminster child abuse scandal.</b> Home secretary Theresa May says 40 detectives are investigating whether a Conservative MP murdered a boy at a pedophile sex party in London in the early 1980s.<p><b>2. Asian markets really liked that Chinese interest</b> …

40% decline in polar bears in Alaska, western Canada heightens concern

The number of polar bears in eastern Alaska and western Canada has declined by 40%, according to a scientific study that raises more questions about the impact of global warming on the creature that has become the symbol of some of its worst effects.<p>The study, published in the current issue of …

UN raises alarm on global youth unemployment crisis

Governments should invest in education and health care for young people to confront a growing youth unemployment crisis and improve living standards worldwide, a new United Nations report says.<p>The number of young people has reached a record high of 1.8 billion, the UN Population Fund says, and is …