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Number of Same-Sex Weddings Revealed for the First Time
Offbeat  (tags: Marriage, Same-Sex Marriage, UK )

Ray
- 6 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Just over 1,400 same-sex marriages took place in the first three months of the new law, official figures have revealed. Of these, 56% were female couples and 44% were male.
Gibraltar Banishes Troublesome Monkeys
Offbeat  (tags: Monkeys, Animals, Gibraltar )

Ray
- 5 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The Barbary macaques are perhaps some of Gibraltar's most famous residents.However, Gibraltar is planning to banish some of the monkeys, who they say in some cases have been behaving aggressively.
Global Warming Slowdown 'Could Last Another Decade'
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, environment, global warming, temperatures, IPCC, CO2 )

Ray
- 4 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The hiatus in the rise in global temperatures could last for another 10 years, according to new research.
Victorian Strangeness: The Drunken Monkey That Smashed Up a Bar
Offbeat  (tags: News Papers, Archive, Animals, Britain, UK )

Ray
- 4 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The British Newspaper Archive is a treasure trove of outlandish tales from the Victorian press. Author Jeremy Clay tells the story of a monkey that went on a drunken rampage.
Warning Over Electrical Brain Stimulation
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, health, electrical, brain stimulation )

Ray
- 2 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Given the option, would you want to think faster and have sharper attention? Research suggests that electrical brain stimulation kits could have just those effects. But now some companies are selling such devices online,
Denmark: Charles Darwin's Barnacles Found in Museum
Offbeat  (tags: Charles Darwin, museum, Denmark )

Ray
- 2 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A collection of barnacles sent by Charles Darwin as a gift to a colleague 160 years ago have been found in Denmark, it's been reported.
Safety Review Into Stroke Clot-Buster Drug Alteplase
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, medicine, safety, investigation, MHRA, AMRC, UK )

Ray
- 3 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The UK medicines watchdog is to review the safety of a clot-busting drug often used to treat strokes. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency believes the benefits of alteplase outweigh the risks.
What Do Parents in Ferguson Tell Their Children?
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Education, Ferguson, Missouri, USA )

Ray
- 2 days ago - bbc.co.uk
For the second week, a school district in Ferguson, Missouri has cancelled classes to keep students and parents secure.
Drug Pruning Extra Synapses in Brain Can Treat Autism - Study
Science & Tech  (tags: Children, Drugs, Health, USA )

Ray
- 2 days ago - rt.com
Autistic children have an excessive amount of synapses, or brain connections between neurons, which doesn't alter as it should with age, US scientists have revealed. This could help develop a drug normalizing their number even after diagnosis.
UK's 'Most Desirable' Postcodes Revealed
Offbeat  (tags: Property, real property, postcodes, desirable, Royal Mail, Great Britain, UK )

Ray
- 2 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The most desirable postcodes in England, Scotland and Wales have been revealed by Royal Mail. The firm evaluated the employment opportunities, quality of health and education, crime rates and housing affordability of areas across Britain.
 
 
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