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Beijing sheds SARS spectre by Dimitris Katakalaios

The World Health Organization (WHO) Tuesday removed Beijing from its list of SARS-infected areas and lifted its travel advisory against the city, which unfortunately recorded the most number of SARS cases in the world.

"The WHO has decided that the travel advisory against Beijing is lifted with immediate effect,'' Shigeru Omi, WHO regional director for the Western Pacific, announced in Beijing at a press conference jointly held by WHO and China's Ministry of Health.

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Bimota by Gus Leous

Model: YB9SRI

Bimota are the makers of the finest sports motorcycles in the world. The semi-bespoke Italian motorcycle company produce only 1,200 motorcycles per year, each one carefully hand assembled by a single technician.

The Bimota motorcycle story begins in 1973 in Rimini, Italy , when 3 Italians decided that they could improve the handling of the first big 4 cylinder bikes coming from the Japanese manufacturers. These men used the first 2 letters from each of their names, Bianchi, Morri and Tamburini, to create the name BI-MO-TA, a portmanteau which also resembles the 'moto' part of 'motorcycle'.…

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Blind Alleys on the Way to Truth by Fotopoulou Sophia

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Just as we cannot find happiness by looking for it, so we cannot discover truth by a direct search. We can only approach it in a negative way.

When we are young and eager, we seek for The Truth. We look for answers. But as we get older, if we learn anything, we learn to collect "non-answers."

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Brain’s built-in alarm by Fotopoulou Sophia

Many of us look forward to sleep as a respite from the worries of the day. But it is not as free from care as we might hope, according to Jan Born, a neuroendocrinologist at the University of Luebeck in Germany. Even as we doze, our brains somehow keep track of our daily schedule and signal the release of a stress hormone one hour before we have to get up. By then, hitting the snooze button is just fighting the inevitable.

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