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Words let software date Medieval writing - Futurity

U. TORONTO (CAN) — Based on the appearance of popular words or phrases, new software …

Medieval

Shakespeare: Hoarder, Playwright, Fake? A Physicist Turns To Statistics For Answers

In the absence of solid evidence, statistics can help you decide for yourself.<p>Shakespeare was a grain hoarder and a flagrant tax evader, according to a new study that explores the Bard of Avon's financials. It's kind of surprising, and it means, weirdly, that he may have starred in a real-life …

William Shakespeare: Study sheds light on Bard as food hoarder

<b>William Shakespeare's lesser known role as an illegal food hoarder 400 years ago helps us understand him as a more complex figure, says new research.</b><p>As well as hoarding during food shortages, the Aberystwyth University study said the bard was also threatened with jail for tax evasion.<p>They looked at …

William Shakespeare

Male baldness 'indicates heart risk'

Heart experts say men who have lost their hair 'should not be alarmed'<p><b>Men going thin on top may be more likely to have heart problems than their friends with a full head of hair, according to researchers in Japan.</b><p>Their study of nearly 37,000 people, published in the online journal BMJ Open, said …

Holistic Medicine

Obesity and type 2 diabetes link identified - Futurity

KING’S COLLEGE LONDON (UK) — Researchers are hopeful that obesity can be “uncoupled” from insulin …

Diabetes

Raphael drawing placed on UK export ban list

The drawing is a cartoon, or same-size study<p><b>A drawing by Italian master Raphael, held in a private collection, has been placed under an export ban as attempts are made to find the £29m needed to keep it in the UK.</b><p>The work, Head of a Young Apostle, is a study for the head of one of the figures in …

Artists

Opinion

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Saudi Arabian paralysis sentence 'grotesque', says Foreign Office

The reported sentencing to paralysis for a Saudi man for a crime he committed as a 14-year-old has been condemned as "grotesque" by the Foreign …

The White House's Secret Diplomatic Weapon

Democrats and Republicans heap generous praise on the deputy secretary of state, but the Foreign Service struggles to find the next Bill Burns.<p>William J. Burns has been the secret weapon of U.S. secretaries of state for more than two decades, serving consecutively under three Republicans and three …

In North Korea's sights: Baengnyeong islanders prepare for the worst

On a clear day, it is possible to stand on the beach on Baengnyeong and make out the North Korean coastline a few miles away. The view is just one of …

Wacom releases Bamboo Stylus mini, cute is now in

Wacom makes some pretty great drawing tablets, but they also make several different types of capacitive styli. The company’s newest addition to its …

Bamboo

Eurozone unemployment at record 12pc

Unemployment in the eurozone hit a record 12pc early this year, data showed on Tuesday, as separate surveys revealed that manufacturing across the currency bloc slid deeper into decline last month.<p>Jobless levels in the eurozone were at 12pc in February, the same rate as in January, according to …

Economics