UK bank gets emergency support

Friday, September 14, 2007 British bank Northern Rock received emergency loans from the Bank of England yesterday, as it felt the effects of the financial crisis originating in the U.S. subprime mortgage market. Queues formed outside branches as many customers sought to withdraw their savings, and shares fell heavily. Northern Rock, based in Newcastle, is […]

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Saturn moon Enceladus may have salty ocean

Thursday, June 23, 2011 NASA’s Cassini–Huygens spacecraft has discovered evidence for a large-scale saltwater reservoir beneath the icy crust of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The data came from the spacecraft’s direct analysis of salt-rich ice grains close to the jets ejected from the moon. The study has been published in this week’s edition of the journal […]

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How Long Does It Take To Recover From Back Surgery? Recovery Times

Here’s An Opinion On: Tecbosport Site By Susan Willis Back surgery comes in two main forms: traditional open back surgery and minimally-invasive back surgery. The traditional, open back surgery has been around longer as compared to the minimally-invasive variety. Open surgery involves the surgeon making extensive, large incisions in the back and can entail considerable […]

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Canadian Cabinet Minister resigns over Harper’s Quebec motion

Monday, November 27, 2006 Michael Chong, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Minister of Sport, and MP for the riding of Wellington—Halton Hills, has resigned over Stephen Harper’s Quebec motion. The motion asks MPs if Quebec is a nation “within a united Canada”. Chong opposed the vote saying that it was akin to ethnic nationalism, which he […]

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US stock markets reach 12-year lows

Thursday, March 5, 2009 US stock markets dropped to twelve-year lows on Thursday, amidst falling confidence in the financial sector and worries over whether the US automobile manufacturer General Motors will be able to keep operating. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by 4.08%, or 280.52 points, at the closing bell, reaching a level of […]

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British pathologist criticised by General Medical Council

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Dr Freddy Patel, a former British Home Office pathologist, has been criticised by a panel at the General Medical Council (GMC), Britain’s regulatory body for doctors. Dr Patel had concluded that the death of Sally White in 2002, the first victim of Anthony Hardy (the so-called “Camden Ripper”), could have been […]

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Psilocybin induces mystical and spiritual experiences: study

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 A study published by researchers at John Hopkins University (Balitmore, Maryland) concluded that psilocybin, a hallucinogenic drug, causes experiences of “substantial personal meaning and spiritual significance” in users. A majority of the participants felt a better sense of well-being, even months after consuming the drug. Researchers expect that the results can […]

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