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Woman finds contact lens that'd been lodged in her eye for 28 YEARS

Is there anything more annoying than losing a contact lens? A woman in the UK thought hers fell out until doctors found it embedded in her eye decades later.  A recent BMJ Case Report detailed the 42-year-old woman's horrific experience. She
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A Look at the #MeToo Movement’s Impact In the US, Brazil and the UK

Since the #MeToo movement began in October 2017, hardly a week goes by without the hashtag making headlines. From Miss America pageants to proposed legislation, the movement has given victims of sexual violence and harassment a new voice and has...
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Amazon halved its UK corporation tax bill despite tripling profits

Amazon Services profits tripled in the UK last year. But, despite this, it has managed to halve its UK corporation tax bill.  Per figures posted publicly on Companies House, Amazon's corporation tax bill was £4.5m last year, down from
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Man films the moment Tiger Woods' golf ball knocks him off his feet

People often describe golf as a relaxing day out, and you'd think that would apply to the spectators too. Apparently not in every case, though. SEE ALSO: Book publisher holds nothing back while live tweeting World Cup semi-final On Sunday, Colin
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Stark space photos show UK transforming from green to brown after heat waves

The usual verdant grasses surrounding Buckingham Palace and much of the British Open’s 176-year-old Carnoustie golf course have yellowed since May.  A lack of rain combined with near-record heat through the first half of the summer
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A giant, semi-nude statue of Jeff Goldblum has popped up in London

You may not have realised it, but up until now there's been a giant, Jeff Goldblum-shaped hole in your life. A hole which has at long last been filled. SEE ALSO: Yes, Jeff Goldblum has a favorite Chris – and it's not the one you're thinking On
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The return of supersonic planes could mean serious pollution problems

Supersonic travel died out in 2003, when the last 100-passenger Concorde jet settled down on a London runway. The costly planes were doomed by their speed: The jets created sonic booms when they broke the 767 mph sound barrier, sending thunderous
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Amazon Prime day: The best sellers in the UK so far

Suffering from FOMO as you've not bought anything on Amazon Prime day yet? Never fear, you still have until midnight tonight to bag a bargain, and this might just be the inspiration you need. According to Amazon here is a list of what the UK public
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Those stories about AI taking our jobs might be dead wrong

The advances in the field of artificial intelligence threaten to make many human jobs obsolete. But there's no reason to panic: AI will also create many new jobs, with the net result actually being a slight positive for humans.  This is
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All the wittiest signs from the UK protests against Trump

Thousands have gathered in central London for anti-Trump rallies to protest his official visit to the UK. True to British form, the signs captured the acerbic wit of this great nation.  SEE ALSO: Giant Trump Baby blimp flies over London and it'

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