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Latest Stories Pippa Middleton Parties in Spain with Ex-Boyfriendupdated: Mon May 16 2011 16:16:00

With her current beau Alex Loudon in London, the tabloid favorite enjoys a weekend with George Percy It's Pippa! Athletic, Outgoing and Ambitiousupdated: Wed May 11 2011 13:10:00

Kate's younger sister had been turning heads long before her breakout moment at the wedding

Study supports use of 2 controversial treatments for chronic fatigueupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 03:03:00

British researchers reported Friday that two controversial treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome appear to be more effective than a third, more commonly accepted treatment, and none of them appears to be linked to major safety problems.

Deciding factors in speed datingupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 10:10:00

Forget high-paying jobs, kindness or a sense of humor. When people go looking for love at big speed-dating events, they have so many choices that they narrow their criteria down to height and weight, a new study finds.

Galaxy may be full of 'Earths,' alien lifeupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 22:11:00

As NASA prepares to hunt for Earth-like planets in our corner of the Milky Way galaxy, there's new buzz that "Star Trek's" vision of a universe full of life may not be that far-fetched.

From greed to green: Investing in the futureupdated: Wed Dec 31 2008 01:20:00

Green isn't usually thought of as being good for business, and industry is rarely linked to a healthy environment.

Antarctica's hidden depths to be exploredupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 10:41:00

An international team of researchers plans to head to Antarctica later this year to begin a four-year project exploring some of the last uncharted regions on Earth.

Antarctic flights could help reveal what drives climate changeupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 06:20:00

A team of scientists will use a World War II-era plane to explore one of the last uncharted regions of Earth, in hopes of learning more about climate change. J.K. Rowling Admits She Was Suicidalupdated: Mon Mar 24 2008 16:25:00

"I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed," she says Is Our Happiness Preordained?updated: Thu Mar 13 2008 00:00:00

New studies suggest that our daily ups and downs affect us less than things out of our control, like genes and age

True or False: Biofuelsupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 04:46:00

True or False: Burning biofuel instead of gasoline produces less greenhouse gases Pollution: Dangerous to Joggers updated: Wed Sep 12 2007 16:55:00

Growing evidence suggests that pollutants in car exhaust may trigger heart attacks

Subterranean secrets of the Universeupdated: Tue Nov 21 2006 09:58:00

In a cosmic-sized cavern 100 meters beneath the French-Swiss border, scientists from around the globe are making final preparations for the largest experiment the world has ever seen in an attempt to unearth the origins of the Universe.

Ian Rankinupdated: Fri Feb 03 2006 05:37:00

Ian Rankin studied literature at Edinburgh University and spent three years of a PhD supposedly studying the Scottish novel attempting to write one of his own.

Storage proposal for carbon emissionsupdated: Thu May 12 2005 08:02:00

Carbon dioxide could be buried underground as a means of combating climate change, scientists have suggested.

U.S. team bids to win space prizeupdated: Tue Sep 28 2004 06:46:00

A Californian-based team will this week launch its bid to claim a $10 million prize by putting a privately financed manned craft into sub-orbital space.

showbuzzupdated: Fri Jul 09 2004 12:03:00

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling was praised for making reading "cool" as she received an honorary degree from Edinburgh University.

The man behind 'Ladies' Detective'updated: Tue Mar 09 2004 01:00:00

A professor of medical law at Edinburgh University has penned a global literary phenomenon -- charming African stories about the "No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency."

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