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Sunday, February 25, 2007

In This Week

News snippets diced and sliced for easy digestion.
  1. Turkish researchers suggest two cups of spearmint tea a day might control excessive hair growth for women.
  2. Missing out on sleep may cause the brain to stop producing new cells.
  3. Smoking cigarettes causes the same changes to the brain as using drugs like cocaine.
  4. Euthanasia is a term derived from the Greek for "good death".
  5. Cross-country skiing is a useful skill to have when exploring the moon.
  6. In the Chinese calendar, the Year of the Golden Pig happens only once every six decades.
  7. China suffers from the world's most severe brain drain.
  8. Medication inaccuracies account for 40,000 lives each year in Britain.
  9. Chimpanzees make their own spears for hunting.
  10. Poland has the most virginal 15-year-olds in Europe.

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