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Eat out Awards: Food you can swear by

The surprise for the guests at this year's Eat Out Restaurant Awards was chef Marthinus Ferreira's Tourette-style, incoherent acceptance speech.

The $1 billion divorce: Why Harold Hamm's ex-wife didn't win more

Just how much of Harold Hamm's fortune was amassed through his skill and hard work?

Napoleon's two-pointed hat auctioned for €1.9 million

One of Napoleon's famous two-pointed hats was sold on Sunday to a South Korean collector for €1.9 million ($2.2 million) at an auction outside Paris.

Sleep learning study suggests rotten egg stench could help smokers quit

Olfactory conditioning during sleep could lead to behavior change, according to a new study from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel that says exposing sleeping smokers to the stench of rotten eggs blended with that of cigarette smoke could lead them to quit.

Life & Style

Brand Me: Ads maketh the clothes

Clothing brands and retailers that refuse to let stylists source clothing from them for TV adverts and magazine spreads should rethink their marketing position.

Attention Seeker: All the world's his stage

Well-known for his art interventions, Athi Patra-Ruga, announced as winner of the 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist title for performance art last week, marches into a space and commands attention.

Nobody gives a postage stamp

Back in 1990 Kashmir, the birthplace of superlative sweaters, rebelled against Indian rule.

The fakes conspire against us

My new book, The Heretics, deals with conspiracy theories and the people who try to debunk them. Here are four currently popular theories:

Back to Back: Spiteful worm of back pain

Like many people, I've been plagued by lower back problems for years.


Why does scratching an itch make it worse?

Scratching an itch leads to the release of serotonin, which, while pleasurable, intensifies the itch sensation, according to a new study from the Washington University Center for the Study of Itch in St. Louis, Missouri.

The age of personal DNA storage has arrived

Santa Barbara-based GENiSYSS started an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign for its thumb-drive-sized capsules to store DNA in a way that's never been available to the public.

Study finds Vitamin D might ease asthma

Catching some rays outside could be a simple solution to managing acute asthmatic episodes, according to a new study at Tel Aviv University.

New drug for TB patients

A new drug will be made available to people who suffer from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a pharmaceutical company said on Monday.

Moisturising newborns prevents allergies

Applying moisturiser to a newborn baby's skin could help prevent eczema and even food allergies in later life, possibly offering a cheap and easy way to combat a growing global problem, a Japanese institute said.