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Seoul boxing memories, Serie A’s heyday and the great Sally Gunnell

1) The Olympic boxing is in full swing, so let’s have a look back to the memorable 1988 edition. Here’s the great Roy Jones Jr losing his gold medal fight

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Taking breaks while learning improves memory

We remember things longer if we take breaks during learning, referred to as the spacing effect. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology gained deeper insight into the neuronal

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What if transitory is not so transitory after all?

The U.S. Federal Reserve is sticking with the mantra that inflation is transitory and there’s no rush to tighten policy but some others are feeling uneasy. On Thursday, Michael Saunders

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Blizzard is removing unspecified inappropriate references from World of Warcraft

The World of Warcraft team has vowed to remove “references that are not appropriate for our world” in “the coming days” following California’s major sexual harassment and workplace discrimination lawsuit

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Neighbour’s angry note demands noisy children are kept inside so they can sleep

A disgruntled neighbour has written a letter asking for children to be kept indoors until at least 9am, after being woken up by their “loud voices” early in the morning

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Team GB disappointed after television commentary gets players’ names wrong

Team GB’s Kim Little and Rachel Daly have criticised TV commentary in which players have been misnamed, as they prepared to play in Olympic quarter-finals on Friday. The errors came

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Targeting dads’ postpartum stress, anxiety, depression for the first time

We’ve long known mothers can experience increased stress, anxiety and depression during pregnancy and after delivering their baby. Now there’s growing recognition that fathers also face similar mental health challenges,

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Drugmaker GSK plans $550 mln expansion of England R&D facility

Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline on Friday laid out plans to set up a new life sciences campus within its R&D site in Stevenage, England, raising up to 400 million pounds ($552.76 million)

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Read Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick’s letter addressing the harassment allegations

The evening before a proposed employee walkout at Activision Blizzard, one that at least part of the company is now actively encouraging by providing paid time off, company CEO Bobby

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I cancelled my son’s birthday after he desecrated my late son-in-law’s memory’

A father said he had to discipline his son and chose to cancel his birthday after he deliberately ruined a jumper that had belonged to his brother-in-law, who tragically died

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