|Rare stamp sells for $9.5 million
30th June - "Harder"
A new world record has been set for the sale of a postage stamp. Not just any old stamp, but a one-of-a-kind. The 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta...
|Japanese show robot news readers
28th June - "Easier"
Japanese scientists have created the world's first news-reading robots. They really look and act like human beings.
|2014 Brazil World Cup - Round-up 4
The group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is over and we now know the line-up for the knockout stage.
|Michael Schumacher medical records 'for sale'
26th June - "Harder"
Shocking as it may seem, someone appears to have stolen the medical records of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher and is offering them for sale to...
|2014 Brazil World Cup - Round-up 3
We have reached the stage of the tournament where the final games of the group stage are taking place.
|New prayer house for three religions
24th June - "Easier"
A new project has started in Germany to build the world's first building where Christians, Jews and Muslims can pray. It is called the 'House of One'.
|Burglary a threat to mental health
22nd June - "Harder"
A new study shows that experiencing a burglary is a serious threat to people's mental health. ...
|2014 Brazil World Cup - Round-up 2
The 2014 FIFA World Cup is now in its second week and we have seen the first major shock. Reigning world champions Spain are out of the tournament.
|250 extra characters added to Internet
20th June - "Easier"
The organization that looks after the code behind the Internet has included an additional 250 characters in its most recent update.
|Google to launch wearable health monitor
18th June - "Harder"
Google is playing catch-up to Apple and Samsung in the race to be market leader in wearable health software. The tech giant is working on a device called ....
|2014 Brazil World Cup - Round-up 1
The 2014 FIFA World Cup is well under way and there have been some great games already. The tournament opened...
|N. Korea leader unhappy with weather forecasts
16th June - "Easier"
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un is unhappy with the weather forecasts in his country.
|Thai junta orders free World Cup TV for all
14th June - "Harder"
Thailand has seen its fair share of upheaval and turmoil in the past few years. In an attempt to quell public unrest......
|Jennifer Lopez won't sing World Cup song
12th June - "Easier"
American singer Jennifer Lopez was supposed to perform the official song at the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Brazil.
|Parents punished if kids late to school
10th June - "Harder"
Parents in the U.K. face being punished if their children are continually late for school in a new crackdown by the education secretary. ...
|Workers must take lunch breaks
8th June - "Easier"
A new study shows that too many people are working through their lunch hour. Not taking a proper lunch break is unhealthy.
|Koalas hug trees to stay cool
6th June - "Harder"
Scientists have unlocked one of the secrets of how koalas stay cool and avoid dehydration in the intense heat of Australian summers. ...
|World Cup players must sing national anthem
4th June - "Easier"
The coach manager of the England soccer team has told his players they must sing their national anthem before each game at the FIFA World Cup.
|Children can learn to eat vegetables
2nd June - "Harder"
For many parents, getting their kids to eat their greens is a constant battle. It often seems that whatever vegetables are served....
|Scientists tell WHO e-cigarettes are helpful
31st May - "Easier"
A group of scientists has written to the World Health Organisation (WHO) two days before World No Tobacco Day on May the 31st.
|Japan girl group AKB48 attacked with saw
29th May - "Harder"
Two members of one of Japan's most popular pop groups AKB48 were injured on Sunday. A fan attacked them with a saw while they were at a promotional event. ...
|The best companies to work for
27th May - "Easier"
A new report has identified the top 25 companies in the USA to work for. The report comes out every year and always has some surprises.
|Major supermarket bans candy from checkouts
23rd May - "Easier"
A major supermarket in the UK will soon remove all candy and chocolates from near its checkouts.
|Man sues New York City for $2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
21st May - "Harder"
A man in New York is suing the city (and others) for ....
|Travel company ends 'unethical' animal tours
19th May - "Easier"
One of the world's top travel companies is ending its tours to many of the planet's top animal attractions.
|The world's strangest hotel complaints
15th May - "Easier"
An international travel site conducted a survey on hotel complaints around the world and found some unusual things.
|School lets students start lessons after lunch
13th May - "Harder"
A high school in England has initiated a new policy to allow students to sleep longer in the mornings. ...
|World helps Nigeria look for kidnapped girls
11th May - "Easier"
More and more countries are offering Nigeria their support to help find the 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped last...
|Coca Cola recipe change after online petition
9th May - "Harder"
The Coca-Cola Company, the world's largest beverage maker, is amending the recipe to several of its drinks following ...
|Number of children in Japan at record low
7th May - "Easier"
The number of children in Japan aged 14 and under is the lowest ever. Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs yesterday...
|Michelangelo's 'David' in danger of collapse
5th May - "Harder"
Michelangelo's masterpiece statue "David" is in great danger of collapsing due to its weak ankles and the structure's 5.5-ton weight. ...
|Superbugs that medicine can't kill
3rd May - "Easier"
There are many horror movies about superbugs that spread around the world and kill millions of people. The WHO has said the spread ...
|New paint to say goodbye to car washes
1st May - "Harder"
The Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan has unveiled a prototype of a self-cleaning paint that means....
|Record Store Day helps sell records
29th April - "Easier"
Many younger people have never seen or played a real record – the 7-inch or 12-inch vinyl discs that people bought before CDs and MP3s...
|Teachers cyber-bullied by students and parents
27th April - "Harder"
Children as young as seven are posting abusive and damaging comments about their teachers on social networking websites such as....
|36% in UK will never buy own home
23rd April - "Harder"
House prices in the U.K. are now so high that a third of British people believe they will never buy their own home. ...
|Novelist Gabriel García Márquez dies
21st April - "Easier"
Gabriel García Márquez, one of the world's greatest novelists, has died, aged 87. He passed away at his home in Mexico.
|Death threats over new Banksy painting
19th April - "Harder"
A new painting by the "guerilla artist" Banksy is currently the focus of a heated argument in the city of Bristol, England. It could be ...
|Companies still fixing Heartbleed bug
17th April - "Easier"
Many companies are trying to make their websites safe from a new Internet bug called Heartbleed. It is like ...
|Australian wins at World Pizza Championship
15th April - "Harder"
An Australian chef has been crowned pizza king at the World Pizza Championship in Parma, Italy. ...
|European leaders rap to win votes
13th April - "Easier"
European leaders tried a new way to win votes. They used rap to get young people to vote for them. More and more young people are losing interest in elections.
|Doubts cast on influenza medication
11th April - "Harder"
Medical experts are questioning why so much money was spent developing and then stocking up on medications for influenza. The tablet...
|Too much jogging could shorten your life
9th April - "Easier"
We all know that running a few kilometres each day is good for our health, right? Well, what we didn't know, until now, is that running too much could be bad for us.
|Nigeria becomes Africa's biggest economy
7th April - "Harder"
Nigeria has changed the way it measures its gross domestic product and has announced it is now....
|Turkey court says Twitter helps free speech
5th April - "Easier"
A court in Turkey has said the country's Twitter ban prevents free speech. It said that blocking Twitter takes away people's right to express themselves freely.
|7 portions of fruit & vegetables a day best
3rd April - "Harder"
For many years, the nutrition message has been "five a day" – the recommendation that five portions of fruit and vegetables are ...
|People want drivers to park cars on roads
1st April - "Easier"
Many people in England are angry that drivers park their cars on the pavements. Cars that are on the pavement block people from ...
|11 Asian nations declared polio-free
30th March - "Harder"
The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced for the first time that South-East Asia is now free from polio. ...
|Britons most afraid of heights and snakes
28th March - "Easier"
A new survey from an internet-based market research company shows the things British people are most afraid of. Top of the list is heights.
|Unusual fashion gets you more respect
26th March - "Harder"
Researchers at the Harvard Business School claim that people who do not follow "normal fashion" get more respect from others. ...
|Kenya to let men have many wives
24th March - "Easier"
The government in Kenya has agreed on a new law on marriage that allows men to have as many wives as they want.
|$33 million Fabergé egg found at market
22nd March - "Harder"
An extremely rare antique decorative egg designed by the legendary Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé has been unearthed....
|EU votes for universal phone charger
18th March - "Harder"
Have you ever wondered why every smartphone manufacturer makes a charger for its phone that is different from the rest? Lawmakers....
|Panasonic China staff to get "pollution pay"
16th March - "Easier"
Japanese electronics company Panasonic will pay its Japanese staff in China "pollution pay" because of China's poor air quality.
|Chinese maths teachers to help UK schools
14th March - "Harder"
The British government is looking to China to try to improve the standard of maths in British schools.
|Texting while walking is dangerous
12th March - "Easier"
Reading or writing text messages while you are walking is dangerous. A new study says it is more dangerous than texting while driving.
|Minecraft video "more popular than Bieber"
10th March - "Harder"
The online game Minecraft has made a 23-year old English man millions of fans, and lots of money too....
|One in three EU women experienced violence
8th March - "Easier"
About a third of all women in the European Union have experienced violence at some time in their life.
|Childcare higher than housing costs in UK
6th March - "Harder"
Families in the U.K. now pay more on childcare than on their mortgage. The annual costs of raising children are now...
|Half-a-billion dollars of bitcoins disappear
4th March - "Easier"
Almost $500 million of bitcoins disappeared from a company in Japan. It was one of the world's biggest dealers in bitcoins.
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