• Study: sleeping positions reflect quality of relationships

    Whether a couple sleeps face to face or back to back, with or without physical contact, is a good indicator of relationship health, according to a study presented at the Edinburgh International Science Festival, which is taking place in the Scottish city through April 20. Couples who sleep closer…

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    • Centipede Bursts from Snake's Stomach

      A group of researchers stumbled upon a grisly scene during a field study in Macedonia last year: a dead nose-horned viper with a centipede's head sticking out of its ruptured abdomen. "All of us were astonished, as nobody has ever seen something like this," Ljiljana Tomovi?, a herpetologist at the…

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      • Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry

        Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation. Nearly 300 people -- most of them students on a high school trip to a holiday island -- are still…

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        • Maggie Gyllenhaal: Sex scene was cool

          Maggie Gyllenhaal insists she is nowhere near as "wild" in real life as she is on screen.

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          • That Nap Could Be Leading You to an Early Death

            We all know how important it is to get enough sleep—but a new study suggests that daytime napping may actually increase your risk of an early death. Researchers looked at more than 16,000 British adults over a 13-year period, and found that those who sle

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            • Iranian woman forgives son's killer at the gallows

              The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on the gallows with the noose around his neck, according to Iranian media.

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              • Heat playoff run could decide James' future in Miami

                The Miami Heat may not be entering the playoffs as the top seed but they are still very much the team to beat, and anything less than a third consecutive NBA title could lead to the breakup of their Big Three. No club has won three straight titles since the Los Angeles Lakers in the early 2000s,…

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                • Aiko's story of faith and forgiveness

                  After forgiving the doctor who wreaked havoc on her face and the former assistant she accused of stealing money from her, Aiko Melendez's life has never been so good.

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                  • 4 Tricks to Fall Asleep Faster

                    Tossing and turning when all you want is to snooze? Here's how to shut off your mind fast.

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                    • A fetish for full body suits in Japan

                      By night, she dresses in a skin-tight, all-in-one Spandex body suit that covers everything -- including her eyes -- and sits in bars, alone but liberated, she believes, from the judgement of others. "With my face covered, I cannot eat or drink like other customers," said the woman, who is in her…

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                      • Runaway spy Snowden is surprise guest on Putin phone-in

                        By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW (Reuters) - Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of U.S. intelligence eavesdropping, made a surprise appearance on a TV phone-in hosted by Vladimir Putin on Thursday, asking the Russian president if his country also tapped the…

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                        • 10 Natural Cough Remedies

                          The next time you have an annoying cough, take your grandmother's advice and try one of these natural remedies.

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                          • Garcia Marquez, an influence 'all over the planet'

                            Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an enormous influence on a huge number of writers worldwide, in particular through his 1967 novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude". Far beyond South America and the wider Hispanic world, Garcia Marquez's influence was felt by and played out in the work of authors "all over…

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                            • Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

                              MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew…

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                              • Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with first child

                                By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chelsea Clinton announced on Thursday that she is pregnant with the first grandchild of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year," said…

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                                • Mermaid wars

                                  As subject of folly and fiction, mermaids are by no means any laughing matter for the country’s top TV networks. ABS-CBN and GMA-7 have made a big production splurge on stories about these mythical creatures that has captured the imagination … Continue reading →

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                                  • Miley’s infection ‘gone horribly wrong’

                                    Miley Cyrus could reportedly be in hospital for up to a month.

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                                    • Pacquiao picks 17 as his PBA jersey number

                                      Los Angeles — If everything falls into place, Manny Pacquiao might end up becoming not only as one of the shortest players to ever play hoops in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) but also as the oldest rookie. Pacquiao, 35, had told The Bulletin a few days before he faced Tim Bradley in…

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                                      • Woman convicted in hammer beating speaks to jury

                                        PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman convicted of bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer made a tearful plea for mercy Thursday, telling the jury deciding her fate that she is sorry for her actions and wishes she could go back and undo the pain she caused.

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                                        • Watch Live: Scientists Explore a Mysterious Deep-Sea World

                                          This month, you can fly along the Gulf of Mexico seafloor and explore a strange ecosystem fueled by chemicals instead of sunlight, all from your computer. The journey to the deep sea comes courtesy of a remotely operated vehicle and camera sled that will send back live video to the Okeanos…

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