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Gene linked to brain damage in premature infants A new study by King's College London has identified a gene believed to be related to brain damage in premature infants.
United Press International | Sep 5, 2017 4:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Tree surgeon branches out with own 'Little Britain' in Germany KRETZHAUS, Germany (Reuters) - An English tree surgeon has reacted to Brexit by transforming his German home into a quirky homage to Britain, complete with red telephone boxes and a life-size model of Queen Elizabeth.
Reuters | Sep 5, 2017 10:54 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A mother's invention, Barbie-like doll recites Quran verses DUBAI (Reuters) - French businesswoman and mother Samira Amarir struggled to find toys which could help impart her Islamic faith to her young daughter, so she invented her own.
Reuters | Sep 5, 2017 09:25 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Kitten walking on Massachusetts highway rescued after traffic is shut down A kitten found walking in a busy Massachusetts highway tunnel has been rescued with the help of state police troopers who shut down traffic for it. | Sep 4, 2017 11:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Prost! German beats his own world record for carrying beer steins (Reuters) - A new world record has been set for carrying mugs of beer in southeastern Germany.
Reuters | Sep 4, 2017 06:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mexico breaks world record with 3-tonne guacamole CONCEPCION DE BUENOS AIRES, Mexico (Reuters) - The recipe for a record-breaking guacamole? 25,000 avocados and 1,000 people to mash them.
Reuters | Sep 4, 2017 12:21 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Rare translucent lobster caught of Maine coast Maine lobstermen Alex Todd has hauled in blue lobsters and even some lobsters that were half blue, or half orange. But he says those don't compare on the scale of weirdness to the translucent crustacean that he recently pulled up in a trap. | Sep 4, 2017 12:21 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Missouri man inherits Connecticut courthouse built in 1889 George Beckwith got the surprising phone call a few months ago, informing him that he soon would be an owner of a 19th-century courthouse in Connecticut, nearly 1,400 miles from his home in Missouri. | Sep 3, 2017 5:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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New York Giants pick kicker Aldrick Rosas over Mike Nugent Youth won out Saturday when the New York Giants released kicker Mike Nugent and kept Aldrick Rosas, according to NFL Media.
United Press International | Sep 2, 2017 8:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Rare yellow lobster joins Boston aquarium's colourful collection A rare yellow lobster has made its debut at the New England Aquarium, posing for a photo op with fellow oddly coloured crustaceans. | Sep 1, 2017 3:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend