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Yesterday’s News

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Friday 12 November, 2010

Evolution began earlier than previously thought

Scottish researchers have discovered the evolution of complex cells began 1.2 billion years ago – 400 million years earlier than scientists had believed.

Tuesday 21 September, 2010

Nike closes flagship NYC store due to insect infestation

Don’t let the bedbugs bite…

Thursday 16 September, 2010

2010 likely to be the warmest year on record

Arctic ice sheet recedes to third lowest level.

From The Daily Edge McDonald's less than pleased with US attack ad: Video Health This post contains videos

McDonald's less than pleased with US attack ad: Video

“I was lovin’ it.”

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Wednesday 8 September, 2010

The 8 Biggest Companies You’ve Never Heard Of Behind The Scenes This post contains images

The 8 Biggest Companies You’ve Never Heard Of

All you need to know about the companies you don’t know.

Tuesday 7 September, 2010

Amazing picture of star spiral

Hubble space telescope captures mesmersing binary stars

Wednesday 1 September, 2010

How to live on €19.10 per week

What you can buy with the asylum seeker allowance.

Friday 27 August, 2010

A FIFTH FERRARI 458 ITALIA has been destroyed in a freak fire accident since the model was released three months ago.

The latest blaze took place on the bottom of a hill on the outskirts of Ningbo, on China’s east coast.

This video of the burning car was uploaded to YouTube on Monday:

This is the fourth of these models to go up in smoke for no apparent reason: another was destroyed in a warehouse fire in London’s Heathrow Airport.

It also brings to the total number of 458s wrecked in the last three months to eleven, as six have been crashed so far. The number of incidents involving the car are unusually high, but driving experts say that the crashes could simply be due to inexperienced drivers.

Ferrari says that they are treating all the fires as separate incidents and that they cannot comment further until their investigations are complete.

The 458 Italia costs €207,000 and is capable of 0 -100 km/h in just over three seconds as well as having a top speed of 325 km/h.

Check out Top Gear’s review of the sports car:

Thursday 26 August, 2010

CILLIAN FAHY, A STRAIGHT-A Leaving Cert student, has put all of his exam notes for sale on eBay.

The starting price for the notes is €40, but could go up if there is a bidding war before the auction closes on the 31st of August.

Fahy is selling notes for seven different Leaving Cert subjects, each of which he received an A grade in. The 18-year-old believes that anyone who buys the notes, most of which he hand-wrote himself, and uses them properly will get an A.

These notes were the only notes I used for my Leaving Certificate. If they can gain me an A grade then it can do the same for you.

These notes are well laid out and of high quality. They are exactly what you need to know for the exam. Many are hand written and some are typed out.

Fahy will begin studying English Literature and Mathematics in Trinity College in September. According to his eBay pages, the reason for selling his notes is to help him fund his education:

Faced with the difficulty of finding money for third level education I have decided to sell all my notes which I have collected over the past two years of my Leaving Certificate. So when you bid on this item not only do you know you’ll be buying high quality A Grade Notes but you will also be helping a student to find money for college.

Selling notes online is not a new phenomenon.
Sharenotes.com is a site where college students can sell their notes to others. The site claims their users have earned over $10,700 this year.

Wednesday 25 August, 2010

IRISH YOUTH BOXER, Ryan Burnett, has won a gold  medal at the Youth Olympics Games in Singapore.

The 18-year-old saw off the challenge of Azerbaijan’s Salman Alizida in the 48kg final.

Burnett won the bout with an impressive scoreline of  13 – 6, following his 14 -1 victory in the semi-final.

He dropped Alizida in the third round with a nice left. Burnett had already lost twice to Alizida last year, in the President’s Cup and the AIBA World Youth final.

Speaking after the match the fighter from Holy Family Boxing Club had this to say:

It’s a dream come true for me. I couldn’t believe the level of support I got from the Irish fans this morning. They really made themselves heard and it was a great boost as it was tough in there. I’m thrilled with the win.

Watch Burnett’s win below: