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The 2020 Tokyo Olympic medals could be made of discarded electronics

August 24, 2016 |

China launched its first Tibetan-language search engine this week, called Yongzin. It aims to be a “unified portal for all major Tibetan-language websites in China,” according to the state news agency Xinhua.

Yongzin means “master” or “teacher” in Tibetan. It … Read More

Food Poisoning Expert Reveals 6 Things He Refuses To Eat

August 24, 2016 |

Having spent over 20 years working on food-poisoning lawsuits, Bill Marler simply doesn’t eat certain foods anymore.

The attorney, who’s litigating suits against Chipotle after the chain’s E. coli and norovirus outbreaks, was cited in an article by Health Insider … Read More

Dundalk hold their own and more but Legia end Champions League dream

August 24, 2016 |

Legia Warsaw 1 Dundalk 1 (Legia Warsaw win 3-1 on aggregate)

Brave Dundalk made their exit from the Champions League in Poland on Tuesday night but went out with their heads held high after a 1-1 draw with Legia Warsaw … Read More

Rents now at record levels says Daft

August 23, 2016 |

The highest rate of inflation was in Cork city, where rents rose by 18% in 12 months.

Rents in Galway are 13.9% higher than a year previously, while rents in Limerick have risen 15.5% in the past year.

There were … Read More

Irish employment up 2.9% in Q2

August 23, 2016 |

Figures show that more than 2 million people are now employed in Ireland. The number of people employed in Ireland continues to rise, increasing by 2.9 per cent, or 56,200, in the in the second quarter of the year, bringing … Read More

Putin appoints church historian as science minister

August 23, 2016 |

Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed a church historian as the country’s new science and education minister.

On 19 August, the president announced that Olga Vasilyeva would succeed the current science minister, Dmitry Livanov, who will become presidential envoy on … Read More

Thousands of strange blue lakes are appearing in Antarctica, and it’s very bad news

August 22, 2016 |

Scientists have confirmed that thousands of pristine blue lakes have appeared on the ice sheets of East Antarctica, and it’s got them very worried.

The problem? They’ve seen this kind of thing happen before. Greenland’s ice sheet has been disintegrating … Read More

The hidden costs of drinking bottled water

August 22, 2016 |

Bottled water sales are growing at a much faster rate than soft drinks. This might be better for your health, but it is terrible for the environment – and your pocket. The notion of water charges has not been universally … Read More

Olympic Council of Ireland appoints crisis management team

August 22, 2016 |

The Olympic Council of Ireland has appointed a three-person crisis management sub-committee to lead the council’s response to a controversy over Rio Olympics tickets. The decision was taken at the OCI’s first board meeting since the crisis in Rio. The … Read More

Louisiana pastor who believes flooding sent to punish gays driven from home by floods

August 22, 2016 |

A pastor who believes that natural disasters are sent by God to punish gay people has been driven out of his home by severe flooding sweeping Louisiana.

The death toll from historic flooding rose to 13 on Thursday as receding … Read More