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UK Government: Plain English is not dumb English

July 31, 2013
We are used to business and political sector jargon, words that come in stampede but mean nothing. Now the UK Government issued a set of rules to teach politicians how to speak in plain English.

'Biggest loser' in Dubai will be awarded with gold

July 30, 2013
Dubai will pay citizens in gold for losing extra weight. This is as part of a government campaign to fight growing obesity in that Arab emirate.

Deaths from prescription painkillers on the rise

July 29, 2013
An epidemic of overdoses of prescription painkillers is leading to a record numbers of deaths, especially among women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Pay that bill with your face

July 26, 2013
Uniqul company created the world's first face recognition payment system. It enables customers to pay without having a wallet, card or mobile phone.

Canadians breaking records with UFOs

July 24, 2013
It seems that Canada is a promised land for UFOs. There are five sightings reported every day and Canadians are breaking all records when it comes to UFO numbers.

Researchers using Kinect to allow deaf people to communicate

July 23, 2013
Researchers from Microsoft Asia and the Institute of Computing Technology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences developed a computer system able to translate gestures used in sign language to text.

Illinois opened more than 100 cooling centers

July 22, 2013
The state has opened more than 100 cooling centers around Illinois to help those without air conditioning find a bit of refreshment.

Australians made 'Don't eat me' anti-shark wetsuit

July 19, 2013
An Australian company launched the world's first anti-shark wetsuit. Entrepreneurs are using new discoveries about the shark' eyesight.

Big Portugal earthquake would destroy much of Britain

July 18, 2013
Massive earthquake in Portugal could send a three-metre high tsunami towards British coast and left parts of Britain under water, according to scientists.

A new life for legendary Trans-Siberian Railroad

July 17, 2013
Trans-Siberian Railroad will be completely refurbished. A multibillion-dollar government plan to improve infrastructure was announced by President Vladimir Putin.

Argentines told to stop eating tomatoes

July 16, 2013
The government of Argentina asked citizens to stop eating tomatoes in the next two months. That will be a bit of a problems because tomato is one of the favorite foods used in almost every dish.

Russia to use typewriters to protect data

July 15, 2013
How to protect sensitive data in the era of globally connected computers? Russia has a simple, yet very effective solution: going back to typewriters.
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