News archive from 7 February 2014, page 7

Can pain be 'switched off'?

"Pain 'dimmer switch' discovered by UK scientists," reports BBC News. This headline comes from a DNA study that looked at whether pain tolerance is linked to "gene expression". Gene expression is the influence that the...

 
Branson: Tom Bower fails to deliver a knockout

Branson: Tom Bower fails to deliver a knockout

Writer Tom Bower takes a rather different view. “Any enhancement of Britain's economy and society by the nation's most famous businessman has been limited,” he declares in his new critical look at the Virgin founder. From his blast at Branson's...

 
Winter Olympics: 'Sochi As Safe As London'

Winter Olympics: 'Sochi As Safe As London'

With just hours to go before the opening ceremony in Russia's Winter Olympics, senior officials have insisted security fears are unfounded. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak told reporters in Sochi that Russian security services were working with...

 

'Don't give IVF to women over 40': 75% of people believe women should not get treatment after their natural...

Almost three-quarters of people do not think women should receive IVF to help them conceive beyond their natural childbearing years, a poll has found. A quarter believe women should stop trying to bring babies into the world past the age of 40 while...

Daily Mail, 02:31 in Health
 
Call outs down but still plenty of lives saved

Call outs down but still plenty of lives saved

In line with the national trend, the region's lifeboat crews were called out less times last year than in 2012 but there were still plenty of people grateful for their assistance. Volunteer crews nationwide attended 996 shouts last year during which...

 

Chicago jury deliberates in alleged NATO summit attack plot

A prosecutor said in closing arguments in Cook County Circuit Court that the so-called "NATO 3" were bent on mayhem. Defence attorneys described the three as drunken braggarts who had talked big to impress undercover officers. The men are...

 
Tonight Show's Jay Leno bids adieu after 22 years

Tonight Show's Jay Leno bids adieu after 22 years

Long-time US television host Jay Leno has taped his final episode of The Tonight Show programme, with help from a few celebrity guests. Leno, 63, appeared emotional as he thanked viewers for their loyalty after his 22 years as host. He was joined by...

BBC, 03:05 in Art & Culture
 
Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen and Velvet Underground: Hazel O'Connor's six best albums

Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen and Velvet Underground: Hazel O'Connor's six best albums

MILLIE JACKSON: Caught Up/Still Caught Up (Southbound) A concept album from the 1970s about a woman in love with a married man, where you get the mistress's and the wife's points of view. It had an impact on the way I present music, stringing things...

 

PM urges all to encourage UK union

Prime Minister David Cameron is calling on the people of England, Wales and Northern Ireland to send a message to Scotland as it prepares to vote in the independence referendum: "We want you to stay." In a speech at the Olympic Park in...

 
'Loeb effect' buoys social media site for investors

'Loeb effect' buoys social media site for investors

The hedge fund manager and some other prominent investors have now turned to Harvest Exchange, a new website designed for investors, to release news of their big bets. Such announcements -- including Loeb's bet on Dow Chemicals and Kyle Bass' bet on...

 

Apple buys back $14 billion of its stock since Q1 results - WSJ

Lower-than-expected holiday iPhone sales and a weak revenue forecast by Apple renewed fears about lower Chinese demand and a tepid global market. With the latest round of purchases, Apple had bought back more than $40 billion of its shares over the...

Reuters, 03:14 in Business
 
National Gallery to acquire George Bellows' Men of the Docks for $25.5m

National Gallery to acquire George Bellows' Men of the Docks for $25.5m

George Bellows is known for his powerful paintings representing the hardship of life in New York in the 20th century. Photograph: Courtesy of the National Gallery Nearly 200 years after it was founded, the National Gallery is to acquire its first...

 

Perth festival highlights: 10 things to see and do

Israeli contemporary dance company Batsheva bring their ‘greatest hits’ show Deca Dance to the 2014 Perth festival. Photograph: Batsheva Dance Company Encompassing a writers festival, outdoor cinema and a strong program of theatre, dance, circus,...

 

VIDEO - Star campaigning to bring buses to Doncaster Market

Today the Star joins Doncaster's market traders in a battle to bring buses to the market. We are calling on the bus companies, the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, and Doncaster Council to work to bring in services stopping at Market...

 

Jay Leno hosts his last Tonight Show

Jay Leno hosts his final Tonight Show. Photograph: NBC/Getty Jay Leno has bid an emotional goodbye to the Tonight Show with a star-studded farewell led by actor Billy Crystal. The comedian, who hosted the NBC late-night programme for more than 20...

Guardian, 03:24 in Showbiz
 


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