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Published on Monday, 03 March 2014 16:51
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Oscars 630px 13 03 03Every Oscar statuette has a unique serial number engraved in its base Oscar day is almost here and this is your time to rise and shine among your friends with a display of some impeccable 'Oscar IQ'. While almost all your fellow Oscar-philes will know that the Academy Awards got their 'Oscar' branding from the remark by the Academy's executive secretary that the statue looked like her "Uncle Oscar", not everyone will know that this name wasn't used till 1939, a decade after the first awards were handed out. Check out some more interesting facts about the Oscars.

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Published on Friday, 28 February 2014 15:52
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In any given day, more than 40 million Americans will eat pizza. It is considered the most popular meal in the world, and definitely one of the favourites in the US.

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Published on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 17:29
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Sangupiddy 630px 14 02 18Clear blue skies, at times interrupted by flowing white clouds, and vast open fields on both sides… Rolling down the window, we let the wind stream through as we sped along the A32, towards the Sangupiddy Bridge on our way back to Colombo. Little did we know that this seemingly unremarkable road will provide quite a unique journey for us to remember…

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Published on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 16:56
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Oranges 630px 13 02 18Making sure you get enough vitamin C could help protect you from stroke, a small new study suggests.

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Published on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 13:11
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The biggest question in the run-up to the 2014 Winter Olympics had nothing to do with sports. As athletes, coaches, and dignitaries streamed in to Sochi, the world waited to see if anyone would be brave enough to speak out about what’s been happening in Russia.

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Published on Friday, 14 February 2014 13:00
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Lovebirds 630px 13 02 18Love is in the air more than any other time of the year right now, as couples get ready to celebrate Valentine's Day.

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Published on Friday, 17 January 2014 17:35
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The UK faces a food security catastrophe because of its very low numbers of honeybee colonies, which provide an essential service in pollinating many crops, scientists warned on Wednesday.

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Published on Friday, 17 January 2014 17:30
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Emperor penguins are having to struggle up 100-foot walls of ice as warmer temperatures force them out of their traditional breeding grounds, a study has shown.

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Published on Thursday, 26 December 2013 12:33
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Xmas 630x200px 26 12 13The Santa-is-white-myth was thoroughly debunked last week, but it made us wonder: What other things about Christmas do we take for granted? Are workshops filled with worker elves? Does Santa really live at the North Pole? And Rudolph—does he even exist? What can you believe in anymore?

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Published on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 16:38
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DhammikaP 630px 13 11 27Dhammika Perera didn’t become one of Sri Lanka’s richest people by luck. It was actually by design. Back in 1999, when he was 32, he developed a 20-year plan for his fledgling businesses with the help of a mentor. His audacious goal: Become the country’s leader in each of 12 sectors by 2019. He’s already succeeded in 9 of the sectors, building best-in-class companies in tourism, banking, apparel and other industries. Indeed, his Royal Ceramics Lanka appeared in 2010 and last year on FORBES ASIA’s list of the best 200 listed Asia-Pacific companies with under $1 billion in annual sales.

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Published on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 15:52
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Sri Lanka’s ethnically-exclusive regime continues to close political space and consolidate its power.

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