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New Painkiller Found In Coffee – Stronger Than Morphine

Reuters/Nacho DoceCOFFEE contains a protein that has an effect similar to morphine, specialists at the University of Brasilia and Brazilian agriculture research company Embrapa have discovered. Moreover, the new substance’s effect lasts longer.

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Is Russia Kicking Its Vodka Habit?

 In one of my first nights out at a bar in Moscow I commented to an oilman in his early thirties, to who I had just been introduced to, how few people it seemed were actually drinking. “Yes, that’s right. I don’t drink either,” he enthused. “Oh. Really? That’s not alcoholic?” I asked, gesturing towards the colourful drink he was holding. “Oh well, yes, this is, but this is a very rare occasion.”

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Doc Martens Turn Red And Blue For Spring

 The British brand is giving three of its iconic footwear designs a monochrome makeover this season, turning everything from the soles to the laces blue or red.

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Your Morning Cup Of Coffee May Reduce Your Risk For Skin Cancer

Your Morning Cup Of Coffee May Reduce Your Risk For Skin CancerDrinking coffee is associated with a slightly reduced risk for skin cancer, a new study has found.

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Ebola Crisis: Experimental Vaccine 'Shipped To Liberia'

The Ebola vaccine has been safety tested on 200 volunteers so far. Pic: BBC NewsTHE first batch of an experimental vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia.

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This Is The Most Crystal-Clear Image Of Space Ever Taken

Pic: Nasa

THE vastness of space is so expansive, so inconceivable, that frankly, it makes humanity’s lot in the universe seem pretty tiny and pointless.

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A Shot Of Bulletproof Coffee, Anyone?

“EVERY time you taste something that’s delicious beyond imagining and you say, “What is in this?”, the answer is always going to be…. Butter!” said Julie, which was Amy Adam’s character in the 2009 movie ‘Julie & Julia’.

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What Is The World's Most Popular Word?

Pic: Global Language Monitor

For writers around the world, it might be dis(heart)tening to know that the most popular word of 2014, used millions of times a day across the globe, is not a word at all but an emoji ( heart). The second most popular word goes to a symbol, the hashtag. 

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Good Friends Can Make You Healthier Physically: Study

Pic: The Huffington PostGOOD friends can actually make you healthier in the physical sense in addition to improving your mental well-being, according to a new study from Concordia University in Canada.

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Drop In Ebola Cases ‘Signals' Turning Point

Pic: Stringer/ ReutersTHE Ebola epidemic seems to have reached a turning point, as cases fall in all three of the worst-hit countries of west Africa, according to World Health Organisation figures.

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