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    There's nothing like a sure bet

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 18/07/2010

    » Can an octopus really predict the outcome of a football match? Krissana says it can. I say it can't. And living in Thailand, I am so clearly in the minority it would have been better to have kept my mouth shut this week about Paul the octopus.

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    Bars of wisdom

    Learningpost, Purich Trivitayakhun, Published on 27/07/2010

    » Recently, the "World Cup 2010 Behind Bars" football competition among prison inmates was held at Klong Prem Central Pri-son. To arrive at the playing field, it is necessary to pass through a series of four imposing security gates. The event, modelled on the Fifa (Fe'de'ration Internationale de Football Association) World Cup, is also held once every four years.

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    Neuroscience and Education

    Learningpost, Published on 05/10/2010

    » In the past, it was believed that children were born with preset neurons that were inherited from their parents. For instance, if the parents were good at mathematics, it was believed that the children, too, would automatically be good mathematics learners. However, we know today that that notion might not be completely accurate.

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    The future

    Learningpost, David Canavan, Published on 16/11/2010

    » Pupils at my school recently put on an assembly about the past, telling their peers and parents what the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s were like. The information presented included coverage of atomic bombs, racism, music, trends and sport. One of the things they mentioned was that people used to watch movies on a VCR (videocassette recorder) and that you could use it to record songs and videos! It started me thinking about what has changed over the course of not only my life, but theirs, too. Most of the pupils in the performance were born in 1999, and since then, the mobile phone has become a hand-held computer, and something the size of a fat credit card can hold thousands of songs.

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    The BODY Show

    Learningpost, David Canavan, Published on 14/12/2010

    » The human body is an amazing and complex thing, but most people, for good reasons, have only ever seen a fraction of it - the outside. But inside, it is a completely different story. You are a complex group of systems made up of organs that are, in turn, made up of different tissues that themselves are made up of cells.

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    Rangers ruled out of Europe in 2012/13

    AFP, Published on 07/03/2012

    » Crisis club Rangers suffered a fresh blow Wednesday when administrators said there was "no realistic prospect" of the Scottish champions being allowed to play in European competitions next season.

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    European committee calls for Blatter investigation

    AFP, Published on 07/03/2012

    » A Council of Europe committee on Wednesday called for FIFA president Sepp Blatter to be investigated over his uncontested victory in last year's FIFA presidential election.

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    Ferguson issues Europa 'wake-up' call to United

    AFP, Published on 08/03/2012

    » Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Manchester United they need to "wake up" if they want to avoid a shock European defeat against Athletic Bilbao.

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    Tests for English pace-setters in Europa League

    AFP, Published on 08/03/2012

    » Manchester City and Manchester United will Thursday put aside their fight for the Premier League when both try to propel themselves towards the Europa League quarter-finals.

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    Sporting shade Man City in Europa League first leg

    AFP, Published on 09/03/2012

    » Manchester City's quest for Europa League glory received a setback on Thursday when the Premier League leaders lost 1-0 at Sporting Lisbon in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

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