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Blurred Lines: the most controversial song of the decade

This week, University College London student union (UCLU) took the unusual step of banning a single song, Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines. It joins around 20 other UK student unions to do so. This is the latest development in the story of how the biggest song of the year became the most controversial …

How To Win A Trampoline War, According To Science

A study from the Ohio State University looks into the physics of bouncing on trampolines.<p>Before Alison Sheets was an assistant professor at Ohio State University, she was a competitive gymnast who knew her way around a trampoline. Over dinner one day, she began explaining the dynamics of trampoline …

Physics

Fizzy drinks can change your brain, warn scientists

Research on rats indicates that protein levels in the brain can be altered by consuming too many sugary soft drinks<p>Fans of fizzy pop have been urged to think before they drink after research suggested sugary beverages could “profoundly” change the brain.<p>Drinking a sweet drink over a long period can …

Diabetes

Baby born 92 days after mother is declared brain dead

Hungarian doctors kept a baby alive in its mother's womb 92 days after she had been declared brain dead<p>Doctors at a <b>Hungarian</b> hospital have delivered a premature but healthy baby 92 days after the child’s mother was declared brain dead.<p>The 32-year-old mother had suffered a catastrophic stroke during …

Pregnancy

Flipping pancakes with mathematics

Mathematical minds love a problem that's easy to pose but tough to solve<p>Tomorrow marks the 80th birthday of Jacob E Goodman, a mathematician at the City College of New York. If Professor Goodman's name does not ring any bells, then maybe you know him better by his pseudonym, Harry Dweighter. No? …

Lego-Like Bike Lanes That Snap Into Place Could Create Instant Biking Cities: http://f-st.co/YHCcFGp The Copenhagenize Flow is just a a set of plastic and wood tiles, but it could change the way cities think about bike lanes.

Pandora just wants the same royalty deal that Apple got http://onforb.es/1aTShLy Photo: Pandora's new CEO Brian McAndrews

How to invest like...a Victorian investment trust

In the latest in our new series on historic investing, we take tips from Victorian investment trusts, the first backers of 'emerging markets'<p>If you thought investing in emerging markets was a relatively new concept, think again. More than 125 years ago, investment trusts had sunk substantial …

Investing

5 tips for hiring and handling contractors and freelancers

Failure to do so could result in confusion, disputes and legal wrangling further down the line. Here are five tips to ensure things run smoothly.<p>1. …

Employment