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Monza set to give beleaguered Ferrari more pain as Mercedes dominate

Ferrari, still licking their wounds from a bruising Belgian Grand Prix, must go another round in Italy this weekend. Monza was the scene of a roaring, glorious, celebratory affair last

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Substances with anti-cancer action are identified in Brazilian red propolis

Brazilian red propolis found in beehives along the coast and mangroves in the Northeast region contains two substances with anti-cancer properties. In laboratory tests, they considerably reduced the proliferation of

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Australia’s AMP hires Symmetra to review workplace behavior

Australian financial advisory firm AMP Ltd AMP.AX said on Thursday it had appointed inclusion and diversity consultancy Symmetra to undertake a workplace conduct review after the company was hit by

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The discovery of rust on the lunar surface has scientists baffled

The Moon is littered with iron-rich rocks, and even though trace amounts of water ice were discovered near the poles, conditions there are not ideal for forming rust. A crucial

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Backlash in Pakistan as police appear to blame woman for gang rape

The gang-rape of a woman in front of her children after her car broke down on a motorway has prompted outrage and protests in Pakistan, with anger further fuelled by

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Lewis Hamilton takes Italian F1 GP pole while Ferrari reach historic low

The champagne is well and truly on ice for Mercedes in Italy, with their party revving up to assume some truly bacchanalian levels of revelry. As Lewis Hamilton claimed pole

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In these tough times, focus on cultivating resilience

There’s no resilience gene to help us deal with adversity. Experts say it’s a skill to foster, a muscle to pump up. Six months into the twin calamities of a

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European companies fear ‘arbitrary punishment’ amid China-Europe tensions, business groups says

European companies in China are increasingly afraid of “arbitrary punishment” amid a more politicized business environment, a European business industry group said on Thursday. The annual report of the European

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Major bust targeting “Sparks” group results in dramatic piracy decline

After the arrest of three key members of the warez scene and the takedown of several pirate websites, there’s been a significant drop in new releases across all categories of

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Twitter and Google join Facebook in tightening rules on US election claims

Premature claims of victory will be blocked from Twitter and Google in the run-up to November’s US presidential election, as both companies follow Facebook in trying to fight the prospect

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