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Japan police find 80 snakes in osaka home

Japan police find 80 snakes in osaka home

Japanese police are investigating a resident of the southern city of Osaka after discovering about 80 snakes and poisonous lizards in his apartment, media reports said Tuesday. A neighbour contacted the police after spotting a 1.5-metre-long (4.9 foots) snake on a wall outside the man’s home, said the Sankei Shimbun newspaper. Read More »

Energy drinks speed heart contractions : Study

Energy drinks speed heart contractions

The news is based on a small study of 18 healthy adults who had heart scans taken before and one hour after drinking an energy drink containing caffeine and taurine (a chemical said to have stimulant properties). The study’s preliminary results were presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Read More »

Oxytocin improves brain function in autistic kids : study finds

Oxytocin improves brain function in autistic kids

The Love hormone ‘helps autistic brain’ and makes them more social, according to US researchers.The role of the hormone in helping children with autism has been debated, with studies showing conflicting data. Brain scans, reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, hint that there is an effect. The National Autistic Society said research on oxytocin as a ... Read More »

James gandolfini tribute : Actor Day brings Sopranos stars to actor’s hometown

James gandolfini tribute

Thanks to an online petition done by Park Ridge residents New Jersey now officially celebrates ‘James Gandolfini Day’, a celebration of the life and memory of the Sopranos actor. December 1 marked the inauguration of the ‘James Gandolfini Day’ in Park Ridge, Gandolfini’s hometown. The event was held in one of the actors usual haunt spots, the Ridge Diner. Hundreds ... Read More »

Actor Michael Douglas wants Catherine Zeta-Jones back

Actor Michael Douglas wants Catherine Zeta-Jones back

Michael Douglas hasn’t let his split with Catherine Zeta-Jones stop him making breakfast for his children. The couple announced in August that they were taking some time apart after 13 years of marriage, but according to the Daily Mirror the actor is so determined to enjoy regular family time with their children Dylan, 13, and 10-year-old Carys that he heads ... Read More »