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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Will selfies take over the world?

Since selfie was named as Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries, this phenomenon seems to be slowly taking over the world. There is not a day goes by when I don’t see a selfie story in the news, from David Cameron posing for one in a well known restaurant with other diners, to the millions of women posing for #nomakeupselfies on social media to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research.

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The ultimate game of hide and seek

It’s absolutely mind blowing to think that we are still discovering new species on this planet.  The International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE) has just issued its list of the Top 10 New Species from the past 12 months, and it makes riveting reading.  What has to be the cutest and most amazing find is the new mammal named an olinguito.  This is the first new carnivorous mammal described in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years.

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Take part in a £10 million challenge

I love the idea of the Longitude Prize 2014 – it’s like an X Factor for science.

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Stephen’s Story is truly inspirational

What teenage cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton achieved in his relatively short life is more than most people will achieve in a lifetime.

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Why does junk food taste so good?

I write this while munching on a bag of crisps.  We all know by now what foods are healthy and those that are not so healthy. The latest National Diet and Nutrition survey shows, however, that we are still ignoring this and opting for too much sugar, salt and saturated fats.  This news happened to coincide with my daughter asking me the question: “Why is it the foods that are bad for us are the ones that taste the nicest?”

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Fancy being a 95-year-old athlete?

As you get older ageing can become less and less appealing, but if 95-year-old Olga Kotelko is anything to go by perhaps we should all look at getting older through her eyes.

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