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Researchers Blame Cell Phones for Decline in Bee Populations

Researchers blame cell phones for decline in bee populations.  A group of scientists from the British Bee Association have noticed a sharp decline in bee populations in the United Kingdom.  As of 2009, bee populations dropped by 17 percent in the United Kingdom and nearly 30 percent within...

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British Airways Workers Threaten Second Strike

British Airways workers are threatening a second strike. The first was threatened just before Christmas 2009 but the United Kingdom's High Court ruled against it, with 95 percent of employees supporting a strike. If the first strike had occurred, it would have cost over £ 300 million. Today,...

The 19 Worst Hotels in Existence

The 19 Worst Hotels in Existence

I've stayed in some pretty sketchy places in my time. In Vientiane, I stayed in the cheapest place the Lonely Planet listed, costing just $1 per night. It was basic, a bit sketch, but generally fine. I've stayed in falling apart hostels, weird backpackers, and gross hotels. But none of the places...

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Katrina Hodge Reforms Beauty Pageants in UK

Katrina Hodge reforms beauty pageants in the United Kingdom. The reigning Miss England lead the Miss England Competition to trade a sports competition for the famed, half century long traditional swimsuit competition Hodge took the Miss England crown in 2009 and has taken her title to great...

10 Signs the World Has Gone Mad

10 Signs the World Has Gone Mad

Societies across the globe are facing the dire consequence that life as we know it is clambering to chaos. Worldwide infrastructures are crumbling, popular culture has become the baseline for values, and dysfunctional governments are now controlling the world. Here are 10 Signs The World Has Gone...

10 Best Adele Songs

10 Best Adele Songs

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, better known as Adele, is an English recording artist and song writer. The self proclaimed "heartbroken soul" singer was born on May 5, 1988 in Tottenham, London, England, and was raised by her single mother who worked as a masseuse and made furniture. Adele's father...

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What Does Throwing the Baby Out With the Bath Water Mean?

The term “throwing the baby out with the bath water” is an idiomatic expression. Its core meaning is that people must be careful not to completely reject an idea, practice or concept on the grounds that part of the argument is faulty or even bad. Instead, it must be reviewed in its entirely, and...

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VW Passat BlueMotion Diesel Sets Fuel Economy Record

A production 2010 VW Passat BlueMotion diesel recently drove 1,531 miles on a single 20.4 gallon tank of fuel.

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What Is a Baby Boomer?

Towards the end of the World War II, there was a sudden increase in the birth rates in countries such as the United States of America, Canada, Australia and United Kingdom. The increase was so evident and it was associated with the return of the soldiers who were sent to different places abroad to...

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What Is the Queen’s Bench?

The United Kingdom, most notably Britain, adheres to a constitutional monarchy. This means that the reigning queen or king acts as a state representative. However, in the past, the king or queen held greater power as a statesman and legislator. This is the case for most countries or jurisdictions...