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LAST_UPDATEFri, 19 Sep 2014 2am

New Luxury Item: Butter?

Demand for butter may soon start outstripping supply if current trends continue, experts say. Pic: APWill American shoppers soon be saying, "I can't believe I can't afford butter?" 

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(WITH VID) A Competition To Make Science Fiction A Reality

Slovania-based MESI offers a video of its project, the main component of which is a smartphone app, and extra parts aid in taking vital signs including ECG readings and analysing samples of urine and blood. Pic: MESI NEW YORK: The US$10 Million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a competition that aims to make science fiction a reality, has narrowed its participant pool to ten remaining teams. The challenge: to create and develop a medical device capable of interpreting and diagnosing at least 15 medical conditions and reading five vital health metrics, using the illustrious Tricorder from Star Trek as an ideal.

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E-Cigarettes Could Save Over 50,000 Lives In The UK, Experts Say

-Tim Ireland/PACRITICS of WHO bid to curb vaping believe the devices are powerful aid to help smokers quit tobacco.

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Credit Cards are Two-Faced: Friend or Foe?

Pic: www.lambaro.comThis just in: Your credit cards really can be two-faced stinkers. But just like a gun doesn’t shoot on its own; your credit card can’t walk up to a terminal and swipe itself silly without your help.

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Superfast Internet: Do You Really Need it for Cat Videos and Buzzfeed?

Pic: www.businesscomputingworld.co.ukWe see you – watching those cute critters on YouTube and DailyMotion. Once done, you head to BuzzFeed to answer questions which will tell you if you are more Hermione Granger or Luna Lovegood; or if you’re meant to be a poet/entrepreneur/truck driver, etc. If this describes the majority of your time online: do you really need to upgrade your internet speed plan to match the Man of Steel?

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Bethann Hardison — Champion Of Catwalk Diversity

Former fashion model Bethann Hardison poses for a portrait in New York September 4, 2014. Pic: AFPNEW YORK: A model turned New York agent turned scourge of fashion industry prejudice, Bethann Hardison pioneered the campaign for diversity on the catwalk with the message that fashion isn't only white.

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Why Mamak Stalls Are So Special In Malaysia?

GOING to Mamak stalls has become a permanent fixture for Malaysians. Mamak stalls have become an integral part of our culture especially in urban areas.

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16 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate In September

SUMMER is (unofficially) over, but don't despair; there's still plenty to celebrate in September—even after Labor Day's long weekend has wrapped. These holidays are all fairly innocuous, but if you do take issue with something said here, just remember: it's Be Kind To Editors and Writers Month.

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Let UM’s Azmi Sharom Go

Azmi Sharom centre -Afif Abd Halim/TRP picDear honourable Attorney-General (A-G),

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Young And Dangerous: The Story Of Underaged Drivers

It's shocking to see a rising number of young people driving illegally. Pic: americanmaitred.comRemember the days of school students riding their bicycles or taking the bus to school? For some lucky ones, their parents would be the one who will send and pick up their children in school.

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