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What are the odds of Trump surviving 2018 in office? An expert crunches the numbers

What are the odds of Trump surviving 2018 in office? An expert crunches the numbers

Christoph Siemroth, University of Essex Donald Trump has been under constant fire from critics since he began his campaign in the summer of 2015, and his presidency has so far been perhaps the most chaotic and bizarre in recent decades. But as he approaches the first anniversary of his inauguration, the pressure is only getting […]

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Plastic ban isn’t enough so let’s take another look at personal carbon accounts

Plastic ban isn’t enough so let’s take another look at personal carbon accounts

Martin Burgess, Aberystwyth University A recent call from MPs to put a 25p levy on disposable coffee cups, and bans on plastic products cropping up across the country, show that the UK is getting serious about tackling collective individual behaviour which threatens the environment. Large-scale programmes aimed at changing people’s behaviour are rare – but […]

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Teen drinkers could face liver damage over next four decades

Teen drinkers could face liver damage over next four decades

Teens who start drinking early could be setting themselves up for liver damage over the next four decades, a study warned. Their drinking can predict the risk of developing liver disease later in life and the findings suggested safe drinking limits needed to be lowered. In the UK men and women are advised not to […]

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Teachers with Northern and Midlands accents are being told to ‘posh up’, here’s why

Teachers with Northern and Midlands accents are being told to ‘posh up’, here’s why

Alexander Baratta, University of Manchester The way we talk can reveal a lot about us and our origins – in terms of region, class and ethnicity. The UK has a wide variety of accents but not all are created equal – with some accents deemed to be more socially acceptable than others. Maybe it’s not […]

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One year of Trump: his most bizarre tweets as President

One year of Trump: his most bizarre tweets as President

January 20 marks a year since President Donald Trump moved into the White House. It’s been anything, but uneventful. Rarely has a week gone by without a shadow of controversy looming over the outspoken and erratic leader of the free world. Some of his most bizarre outbursts, rants and statements have been delivered over social […]

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The Damned’s spirit of punk

The Damned’s spirit of punk

Paul Gray, perhaps improbably, has a couple of things in common with myself. A love of punk rock… and dodgy hearing. It was at a memorably loud and raucous show by his former band, Eddie and the Hot Rods, where I was first deafened by his bass guitar – “I remember bits of plaster falling from the […]

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Trendy hot yoga ‘no better for heart health than practicing at room temperature’

Trendy hot yoga ‘no better for heart health than practicing at room temperature’

Trendy hot yoga is no more effective at improving heart health than practicing at room temperature, a new study revealed. Hot, or Bikram, yoga is increasingly popular around the world and involves 26 poses performed in a room heated to 40°C (104F). But until now little was known about the health benefits of Bikram yoga, […]

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Artist recreates sexist adverts from 1950s – but reverses gender roles

Artist recreates sexist adverts from 1950s – but reverses gender roles

These amazing photos show sexist adverts from the 1950s recreated to show the gender roles reversed. An artist fed up by the antiquated views of his uncles took original adverts from the Mad Men era and gave them a modern twist – with men at the receiving end. One advert for a beer brand depicts […]

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ASDA and Aldi to ban the sale of energy drinks to under-16s

ASDA and Aldi to ban the sale of energy drinks to under-16s

From March under-16s will be banned from buying high-caffeine energy drinks from Asda and Aldi. The supermarkets now join Waitrose in the regulation of energy drinks. The move comes after pressure from campaigners amid growing health concerns on the impact of caffeine and sugar on children. From March customers will be required to show I.D […]

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Primary school bans anti-bullying book after mum complains about racist language

Primary school bans anti-bullying book after mum complains about racist language

A primary school has banned an anti-bullying book after a mum complained about the word ‘P***’ being used in a chapter about racist abuse. Jay Desai, 39, claimed she was horrified when her nine-year-old daughter was told by teachers to read ‘Deadly Letter’ by Mary Hoffman. The book, published in 1990, tells the fictional story […]

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