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Philippine volcano recharging, scientist says, as shops, hotels told to keep shut

Philippine volcano recharging, scientist says, as shops, hotels told to keep shut

Published 20/01/2020

MANILA (Reuters) - A restive volcano in the Philippines has a high risk of eruption as it is “recharging” with fresh magma and rising emissions [more…]

Spotify launches playlists for dogs left home alone

Spotify launches playlists for dogs left home alone

Published 15/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Spotify has made playlists and a podcast for dogs to listen to in their owners’ absence, after finding that nearly 74% of [more…]

UK’s Johnson: I need to lose weight but becoming vegan would cheese me off

UK’s Johnson: I need to lose weight but becoming vegan would cheese me off

Published 14/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he wants to lose weight in 2020, but will not do “Veganuary” - the popular practice [more…]

Remote control vibrators? Dual stimulation? Sex toys get Las Vegas tech show buzzing

Remote control vibrators? Dual stimulation? Sex toys get Las Vegas tech show buzzing

Published 10/01/2020

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Futuristic sex toys that allow the user to control a vibrator from across the country or achieve “blended orgasms” got some [more…]

Tokyo 2020 takes ‘out-of-the-box’ approach with cardboard beds

Tokyo 2020 takes ‘out-of-the-box’ approach with cardboard beds

Published 09/01/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Athletes competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will sleep on bed frames made from recyclable cardboard, with mattresses formed [more…]

Feces-smeared fakes: Scientists use rubber hands in OCD therapy

Feces-smeared fakes: Scientists use rubber hands in OCD therapy

Published 09/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - A new type of therapy using feces and fake rubber hands may be able to help patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) [more…]

Tennis: ‘You can’t curse,’ Gauff admonishes dad during match

Tennis: ‘You can’t curse,’ Gauff admonishes dad during match

Published 09/01/2020

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Parents normally tell their teenagers to watch their language, but Coco Gauff turned the tables on her father on Thursday during her [more…]

Vikings’ Rudolph says gloves meant for charity wound up on eBay

Vikings’ Rudolph says gloves meant for charity wound up on eBay

Published 09/01/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph said on Wednesday that he was duped into donating a pair of game-worn gloves to [more…]

Alpine skiing: Course worker frustrates run of Olympian

Alpine skiing: Course worker frustrates run of Olympian

Published 09/01/2020

(Reuters) - Veteran Argentine skier Cristian Javier Simari Birkner has never had a top-25 finish on the World Cup alpine skiing circuit, and his drought [more…]

After Britain appeals for weirdos, spoon bender Uri Geller applies

After Britain appeals for weirdos, spoon bender Uri Geller applies

Published 08/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Spoon-bending celebrity psychic Uri Geller, 73, has applied for a job in the British government in response to an advert for “misfits” [more…]