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Migration of the fittest: how healthiest Britons are heading south

Life expectancy in southern England outpacing the North as brain drain becomes brawn drain<p>The migration of young people with healthy lifestyles to prosperous areas is widening the north-south 'health divide', a study of official figures shows.<p>A process similar to the so-called brain drain – in …

Navy warship accidentally fires torpedo at nuclear dockyard

An investigation is under way after a 9ft missile was fired from HMS Argyll at high security Plymouth nuclear submarine dockyard during training drill<p>Military chiefs have launched a major investigation after a Royal Navy warship accidentally fired a torpedo at a nuclear dockyard.<p>HMS Argyll was …

Medical marijuana could save my daughter's life

My 10-year-old daughter has big blue eyes and is a serious fan of the Chicago Blackhawks. She loves music, fairy tales, and driving under city streetlights at night. She also cannot walk, talk or feed herself, thanks to the uncontrolled seizures that have resisted all attempts at treatment since …

The Railway Man's forgotten family: 'We were victims of torture too'

Watch The Railway Man, which goes on general release in the new year, and you'll leave the cinema feeling you know all about the complicated, scarred individual at its centre: Eric Lomax, who was tortured by the Japanese during the second world war and eventually rescued from his torment through …

How a Nato war game took the world to brink of nuclear disaster

Chilling new evidence that Britain and America came close to provoking the Soviet Union into launching a nuclear attack has emerged in former classified documents written at the height of the cold war.<p>Cabinet memos and briefing papers released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that a …

Fried chicken fix: after-school fast food

Woodgrange Road in London's Newham is where cheap chickens go after they die. Just across the road from Forest Gate station, at number 37a, is the wipe-down palace that is Dixy Chicken, where they sell 600 pieces of deep-fried hen a day. Over at number 45 is Favourite Chicken and Ribs. There's KFC …

Mission to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah – in pictures

Photojournalist Jim Urquhart always wanted to go into space. Here he comes close to his dream, documenting a team of scientists who are using the Utah desert as a dry run for future missions to Mars

Puppy Jailed for Stopping Hearts A puppy named...

<b>Puppy Jailed for Stopping Hearts</b><p>A puppy named Tag is behind bars this morning after allegedly causing a commotion downtown when he unleashed his …

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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, What The Hell Is That Thing?

It's a <i>Mola mola</i>, aka a common mola. That is what it is.<p>According to National Geographic, molas can grow to be as long as 14 feet, and can weigh in at an astounding 5,000 pounds. They are the heaviest bony fish in the world with one of the most unusual statures. Molas are affectionately called ocean …

iPhone shortages frustrate networks on launch day

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1012000/1012155_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534423086_44fc9ce8122833510a6880a4477a312f<p><b>Short supply of the latest Apple iPhone has left mobile networks "frustrated" and "concerned", the BBC has learned.</b><p>Several networks said that UK stock of …

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Robot Security Guard Will Watch Old People While They Sleep

A new project aims to teach robots how to work alongside humans.<p>These eyeball-y robots, created by a consortium of European researchers, are designed to learn how to navigate dynamic human environments without running into people, knocking things over, or getting stuck. The "Lindas," as they've …

South Yorkshire 'grooming victims' to sue Rotherham Council

<b>Four women are set to sue Rotherham Council for "systematic failures to protect them from sexual abuse by predatory men" when they were children.</b><p>The legal action is being taken after MPs said in July the authority had "failed in its duty of care".<p>The announcement comes as The Times published one of …

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Five Wettest and Driest Places in the World

If you want to experience one of the wettest and driest places in the world, the most efficient way is to travel to South America. In a span of less …

Atacama Desert

Going on holiday over the bank holiday weekend? Better hope your time on the beach doesn't get interrupted by this giant military hovercraft. http://bit.ly/173EfBk

Female students in Indonesia may be forced to undergo 'virginity tests'

A plan to make female high school students undergo mandatory virginity tests has been met with outrage from activists, who argue that it discriminates against women and violates their human rights.<p>Education chief Muhammad Rasyid, of Prabumulih district in south Sumatra put forward the idea, …

Is Voyager 1 really out of the solar system?

It's 36 years since Voyager 1 was dispatched in 1977 on a mission to send back images of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere and volcanic eruptions on one of its moons, Io. Then it was due to travel on to Saturn to examine that planet's intricate system of rings and moons. But after travelling more than …

Hawaiian volcano serves as make-believe red planet for Mars researchers

Six astronauts emerged this week from four months spent living on Hawaii's isolated Mauna Loa volcano to simulate life on Mars, the latest elaborate make-believe staged in the name of science.<p>The astronauts wrapped up the Hi-Seas mission on Tuesday, leaving behind the vegetation-free lava fields …

Florence tomb opened in quest to find 'Mona Lisa'

<b>Scientists in the Italian city of Florence have opened a tomb to extract DNA they hope will identify the model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.</b><p>The tomb contains the family of Lisa Gherardini, a silk merchant's wife who is believed to have sat for the artist.<p>It is hoped DNA will help to identify …

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Getting Heart Surgery? Wait For The Full Moon

Surgeries during a waning full moon have lower mortality rates and shorter hospital stays, according to a new study.<p>It sounds a bit like an old wives tale, but if you're in the market for a cardiac surgery, you may want to keep a watchful eye on the moon.<p>A recent study at Rhode Island Hospital …

The 19 Best Reaction Faces of The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All

So normally, this is the week that I take a little break from our awards-recaps to highlight the best, best-worst, and most ridiculous moments of the <i>Tell All</i> special, which has a way of reducing everyone to wishy-washy organisms just gasping for their chance to whine. Also, it seems to now be …

Waking up to the link between a faulty body clock and mental illness

Our lives are ruled by time and we use time to tell us what to do. But the digital alarm clock that wakes us in the morning and the wrist-watch that …

How many hours does it take to be fluent in English?

<b>Immigrants are always being told by politicians to learn the language. But how long does it take to speak good English?</b><p>There are plenty of people in the UK for whom even basic English is a problem. According to the Census, 726,000 people in England and Wales said they could not speak English well, …

Language Learning

Isla Fisher: this much I know

<b>I know how to tap into my inner idiot.</b> It's a skill I learned at school. We moved a lot because of my dad's job [he worked for the World Bank], so I …

Blueberry Fields Forever

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>Call it my double life. Each spring I tuck my passport away and turn into a blueberry farmer, tending the crop on a 40-acre organic farm in Maine.<p>Few of my white-collar colleagues know about this side of my life; even fewer of my fellow farmers have an inkling of my world …

Girl, 14, forced to become pregnant with donor sperm bought by mother

A mother forced her 14-year-old adopted daughter to inseminate herself with donor sperm to provide a baby for her after she was prevented from …

North Korea rejects Kaesong talks with Seoul

<b>North Korea has rejected Seoul's call for talks on resuming operations at a joint industrial zone.</b><p>In a statement, Pyongyang warned that South Korea's ultimatum would "lead to no good results".<p>On Thursday, Seoul gave the North 24 hours to agree to talks on the Kaesong Industrial Complex, warning of …

Why do I stay with my aggressive, manipulative husband?

<b>The dilemma</b> <i>I've been with my husband since we were 20. We're 48 now. It's always been a tricky relationship, but for many years I believed that we</i> …

You Won't Believe What 92% of Guys Said After Being Cheated On

Women usually get the reputation for being softies, but when it comes to cheating, it might be guys with the big, forgiving hearts.<p>According to a survey conducted by Survive Her Affair, the majority of men are willing to look past an affair. In fact, 92 percent of the 1,500 men who had been cheated …

US sees 'no changes' to North Korean military posture

<b>The US says it is seeing no signs of increased military activity in North Korea, even as it positioned a warship close to the Korean peninsula.</b><p>The US had not "seen action to back up the rhetoric", an official said.<p>But in the latest show of military hardware, officials said a destroyer capable of …

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