June 2010 Archive

IMF To Disburse US$407.8 Mln To Sri Lanka

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund on Monday completed the second and third reviews of Sri Lanka's economic performance under a program supported by a Stand-By Arrangement. ...

More Genes Implicated in Type 2 Diabetes

Scientists have located 12 new genes that seem to be linked with a predisposition for type 2 diabetes, bringing the total number of genetic locations implicated in the condition to ...

Classic Morris Minor

Before the Mini Alec Issigonis designed the Morris Minor, a car with just as much charm. Morris Minor was at its prettiest as a convertible Photo: ALAMY Here's a good test of ...

How to garden with kids

Tips for passing on green fingers, and a taste for vegetables, to your sprogs Kids are apparently more likely to eat vegetables when they have grown them themselves. The National Trust's ...

Houston company’s system uses crude-eating microbes to cleanse beach sand coated by the spill

After weeks of trying to get oil spill response crews to adopt its sand-scrubbing equipment, a Houston-based engineering firm finally found a receptive audience in Pensacola, Fla., this week when ...

Barclays Bank, British Gas and RBS implicated in ‘scandalous’ carbon trading scheme

British companies accused of profiting from emissions trading scheme while consumers foot the bill British companies are taking part in a complex carbon credits trading scheme that has created a lucrative ...

Malawi reaps the reward of returning to age-old, chemical-free farming

Returning to age-old, chemical-free farming techniques is improving crop harvest for Malawian farmers Despite the fact that Malawi looks set to produce surplus maize again this year, a Famine Early Warning ...

How to make a solar water heater from plastic bottles

Retired mechanic Jose Alano invented a simple, cheap, energy saving rooftop solar water heater which is benefiting thousands of people. Here's how it's done... José Alano is a model of creativity ...

Ban ‘toxic’ trans fats and junk food adverts says NHS watchdog

More than 40,000 premature deaths could be prevented with healthier food rules including a ban on takeaways near schools and reduced salt and fat levels in processed foods The Government should ...

Abortion may raise breast cancer risk

An abortion may triple a woman's risk of developing breast cancer while breastfeeding can significantly protect her from the disease, a new study has claimed. A team of scientists at the ...

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