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The Real Reason Why We Dance

If you watch the dazzling display of a male bird-of-paradise as he woos a potential mate, it is hard to call it anything but a dance. To make his moves

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How The Hoverboard Went From Fiction To Fact

The hoverboard may have only been a reality in Michael J Fox’s 1989 film Back to the Future II, but that didn’t stop a generation of youngsters wanting one –

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Why Bees Could Be The Secret To Superhuman Intelligence

Louis Rosenberg thinks he has found a way to make us all a lot smarter. The secret to this superhuman intelligence? Bees. Rosenberg runs a Silicon Valley startup called Unanimous AI,

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Why Vitamin Pills Don’t Work, And May Be Bad For You

For Linus Pauling, it all started to go wrong when he changed his breakfast routine. In 1964, at the age of 65, he started adding vitamin C to his orange

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What Has Gone Wrong For Nigeria’s President Buhari? – BBC News

In our series of letters from African journalists, Mannir Dan Ali, editor-in-chief of Nigeria’s Daily Trust paper, looks at why the Nigerian president is finding it hard to please anyone.

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Abuse And Poor Pay: The Reality Of African Footballers

A major survey into global football shows that life for the vast majority of African footballers is a far cry from the glitz and glamour of those lucky enough to

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The World’s Most Generous Countries

It seems that lending a helping hand to a stranger can be more than just a good deed. In fact, according to research consulting company Gallup, a culture’s willingness to help

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Pidgin – West African Lingua Franca

What is Pidgin? The Oxford English Dictionary definition of Pidgin is: A language containing lexical and other features from two or more languages, characteristically with simplified grammar and a smaller

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Who Gets The Centre Armrest On A Plane?

A professionally dressed man floated to the back of the cabin during boarding. He approached a young man sitting on an aisle seat and said, “Will you change seats with me?

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What Really Happened to Mammoths, Other Ice age Giants

There might be as many as 10 million species of complex life on this planet today – a huge number. But add up all of the complex species that ever

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