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'Performance enhancing' drugs decrease performance

Doping is damaging the image of sport without benefitting athletes' results, according to research. Researchers collated sporting records (including Olympic and world records) of male and female athletes across 26 sports, between 1886 and 2012. Show More Summary

Craig Counsell Reportedly to Manage Brewers: Latest Contract Details, Reaction

The Milwaukee Brewers shocked many in the MLB world when they announced the firing of manager Ron Roenicke Sunday night. With the team floundering in the standings, the front office will act quickly to find a replacement. According to...Show More Summary

North Korea's titular head of state to visit Moscow instead of Kim Jong Un

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's titular head of state will travel to Moscow this month instead of the country's young leader, Kim Jong Un, for ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe, according to state media.

Why Muslims Are The World’s Fastest-Growing Religious Group

According to the Pew Research Center report projecting the future of religious groups, Muslims will grow more than twice as fast as the overall world population between 2010 and 2050. This report projects that Muslims will likely surpass Christians as...

Floyd Mayweather may believe his hype but history will never agree | Sean Ingle

The unbeaten welterweight world champion’s defeat of Manny Pacquiao highlighted both his defensive brilliance and frustrating evasiveness – and boxing will judge him accordingly• Boxing fans round on TV host after Manny Pacquiao interview•...Show More Summary

Switzerland Officially The World’s Happiest Country

The United States is 15th out of the 158 countries surveyed. According to the new study, which examined factors including economics, psychology, health and public policy in 158 countries, Switzerland is officially the happiest country on Earth, followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada. Britain lagged behind in 21st place, up one place from last [...]

This Is The Next Step In Saving The Planet, According To E.O. Wilson & Sean Carroll

Edward O Wilson made his name by arguing that two apparently disparate things – human society and the natural world – are governed by the same principles. Sean B Carroll made his name by unifying the study of humans and animals, showing that development in both is driven by the same fundamental molecular and genetic processes. Show More Summary

You’re underestimating your plants: The strange and surprising world of intelligent flora

Plants are intelligent, argues scientist Stefano Mancuso. And it's time we start treating them accordingly

Jake Gyllenhaal -- DUDE CAN FIGHT ... Says World Champion Co-Star

Jake Gyllenhaal ?is no boxing fraud -- the guy can brawl for real... this according to a real deal ex-kickboxing champ who worked with Jake on his new boxing flick.  TMZ Sports spoke with David Buglione -- a former U.S.K.B.A…

Cricket News: Pakistan Great Latif Accuses Bangladesh Of Deadening Pitch On Purpose To Force Draw

In what could herald an upheaval in world cricket, Bangladesh continued its humiliation of visiting Pakistan by forcing a draw in the First Test of their guests’ current tour — a draw that according to most cricket experts is as good as a win for Bangladesh, and as bad as a loss for Pakistan. Show More Summary

William, Kate, Baby Girl Leave: Princess Makes Her Debut, Kate Middleton, Prince William Bring Her Home [Photos]

Photos of William, Kate, and their baby girl leaving the hospital have emerged! Just hours after her birth, the new princess was presented to the world on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. According to People...Show More Summary

Nepal's Earthquake Made Mount Everest A Little Bit Shorter, Scientists Say

In addition to taking a devastating humanitarian toll, the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit central Nepal on April 25 also shrank Mount Everest. The world’s tallest mountain shrank by about one inch in the quake, according to information provided by UNAVCO, a nonprofit geoscience research consortium, to the site LiveScience. Show More Summary

Kevin Harvick: NASCAR needs more short tracks and road courses

The Sprint Cup schedule needs a dramatic makeover, according to NASCAR’s reigning series champion. If Kevin Harvick had his way the Sprint Cup schedule would have a dramatically different look. And in a perfect world, the defending series...Show More Summary

Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao Fight By The Numbers: A Multi-Million Dollar Event On Many Levels

The boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao on May 2 has been called the “Fight of the Century.” According to the Daily Mail, there are lots of numbers associated with this fight to determine the WBC World Welterweight Champion. Show More Summary

Home Solar Power Helping (Some) North Koreans

Most North Koreans don’t have access to reliable electricity. According to the World Bank, it is only about 26% of the population that does. (Can you imagine how difficult life would be without electric appliances like a phone charger...Show More Summary

Fur Trading Shows No Signs of Slowing Down in Asia

Twenty years ago, the fur trading industry was dominated by New York and London. Today, Hong Kong accounts for 70-80% of the world’s total fine fur exports, according to a study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, and shows no signs of slowing down. In a region where the technicalities of producing fur have [...]

Mariah Carey, Madonna and Rihanna: A Bad Month For Pop Stars

Mariah Carey, Rihanna and Madonna are three of the hottest pop stars the world has ever seen. However, the past month has not been kind to any of them. All of these pop stars have released good material (according to both fans and critics), but the material is being ignored by the general public. Show More Summary

Will Western Europe create more wealth than the United States?

Entrepreneurs’ views about where wealth will be created are so disparate they might make one wonder if they are all looking at the same world, according to Creating Wealth, a report from Societe Generale Private Banking and Forbes Insights. Regional biases are clearly visible in how entrepreneurs think about the [...]

Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson went on a big rant about having to pay his executives too much

Sheldon Adelson is one of the top 20 wealthiest people in the world, according to Forbes. He thinks his employees get paid too much. According to the Guardian, "w hile testifying on Wednesday in a civil suit rooted in allegations that...Show More Summary

Britain's best-paid CEO Sir Martin Sorrell received a 44% pay increase to $66 million last year (WPPGY)

Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of the world's largest advertising agency holding group WPP, received a 44% pay increase to £43 million ($66 million) in 2014, according to the company's annual report. The bulk of Sorrell's pay is made up ofShow More Summary

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