If music leaves you cold, don’t worry: it’s perfectly normal and you’re completely healthy. That’s the finding of a new study headed up by Spanish scientists.
Rock, jazz, flamenco, or classical music: for some people it all sounds like so much noise.
While most people react to music emotionally, and with an increased heart rate and by sweating more, a small group don’t feel a thing.
About 7.5 million women over 15 years of age in Italy were housewives in 2013, according to data by Italian statistical institute Istat… (Read more)
New Zealand: Dunedin man’s 99-character name
A Dunedin man has changed his name to the longest legally allowed, after apparently losing a bet five years ago.
The 22-year-old man from Normanby is now legally known as ‘Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova’ – just one character shy of Department of Internal Affairs’ (DIA) 100 character limit. …(Read more)
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After years of delays, Siemens’ next-generation high-speed ICE trains have finally been approved by German regulators. But another hurdle still lies ahead: getting permission to run them to London. …(Read more)
Britain’s fashion house Burberry said Monday it filed a patent violation suit against SBW, a South Korean underwear maker, with a Seoul court for using its trademark check pattern.
Company officials said they concluded SBW’s TRY underwear products were in violation of Burberry’s trademark.
“On Jan. 9, the disputed TRY brand underwear products were found on various online shopping malls. We asked SBW to stop selling them via certified mail and phone calls several times, but the company took no measures,” an official said. … (Read more)
SHORTAGE of personnel and modern equipment is holding back Tanzania’s efforts to curb poaching of its wildlife and thus a need for assistance from the international community to curb the crime which is threatening survival of wild animals. …(Read more)
People or businesses which restrict the public’s right to freely access beaches rivers and lakes may soon be on the receiving end of hefty fines.
Under a cross-party proposal put to the Senate Environmental and National Assets Commission in February, property owners who charge for the use of naturally occurring bodies of water bodies, or otherwise restrict public access with fences, will face fines of up to US$65,000.
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