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by Asa Butcher
2008-08-11 09:49:26
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Scientists in the US say they are a step closer to developing materials that could render people invisible. Researchers at the University of California in Berkeley have developed a material that can bend light around 3D objects making them "disappear".

Scientists have already invented the invisibility cloak a number of times, but keep losing the damned thing.

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Switching from beef to kangaroo burgers could significantly help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says an Australian scientist. The methane gas produced by sheep and cows through belching and flatulence is more potent than carbon dioxide in the damage it can cause to the environment.

I think that all these environmental concerns are just making us jumpy…

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US singer-songwriter Isaac Hayes has died at his home in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 65, police said. Police were called to Mr Hayes' home after his wife found him unconscious.

Let's hope he has a Soul Man.

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Manchester United needed a penalty shoot-out to capture the Community Shield despite producing a dominant display against Portsmouth at Wembley. Pompey failed to score three of their four spot-kicks to hand victory to Sir Alex Ferguson's side.

What can say… at least charity benefitted!

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Rebecca Adlington wins the Olympic women's 400m freestyle - the first British woman in 48 years to take a swimming gold.

Congratulations! Britain rules the waves, again!

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Actor Matthew McConaughey says he has kept the placenta from the birth of his son in July and plans to bury it in an orchard.

This reminds me of the old adage: The apple of my eye.
 
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Sir Cliff Richard has launched a campaign to make chart history by returning to the number one spot. The veteran star has had chart-topping hits in five decades, from the 1950s to the 1990s, and now wants six in a row.

I just can't see it happening for Sir Cliff, but I wish him well in his quest.

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Nigerian Mohammed Bello Abubakar, 84, has advised other men not to follow his example and marry 86 women.

Hallmark and Interflora must love this man!

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