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Morning lark? Night owl? Blame it on your genes

If you find you just can't spring out of bed on time every morning, you may be able to blame it on your genes, a new scientific study has found

For some whales, sonar may provoke suicidal behavior

Scientists have long known that some beaked whales beach themselves and die in agony after exposure to naval sonar, and now they know why: the giant sea mammals suffer decompression sickness, just like scuba divers.

Lower blood pressure reduces risk of cognitive impairment

Aggressive treatment to lower blood pressure in older people has been shown to cut the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, a risk factor for dementia, US researchers said.

Swedish office workers chill out with lunchtime ice-dip

Late on a snowy Stockholm morning, eight colleagues file down from their office to a small jetty on a nearby lake, change into swimsuits and, one after another, step through a small hole cut into the ice.

Radical rethink needed to tackle obesity, hunger, climate

To defeat the intertwined pandemics of obesity, hunger and climate change, governments must curb the political influence of major corporations, said a major report calling for a 'global treaty' similar to one for tobacco control.

Petrol down 5 sen, diesel unchanged

RON97 will be five sen cheaper at RM2.23 per liter while RON95 will be RM1.93. Diesel remains unchanged at RM2.18 per liter.

Facebook: from Harvard dorm to global phenomenon

Key dates in the history of Facebook, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary in February.

January Australia's hottest month ever

Australia suffered its hottest month ever in January, when widespread heatwaves exacerbated an already devastating drought, fuelled bushfires and contributed to mass fish deaths, officials reported Friday.

Sultan Abdullah sworn in as new King

The Sultan of Pahang, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, was sworn in today as the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong in a ceremony steeped in tradition at Istana Negara here.

Dangerous arctic chill sweeps over US Midwest

The polar vortex is here -- tens of millions of people in the United States braced Tuesday for a deep arctic chill, which authorities say could be life-threatening.



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