An uneasy, familiar feeling came over me when I watched last week’s premiere of Top Chef Masters.
Given the magnitude of Japan’s recession, it should perhaps come as little surprise that the fantasy-obsessed animation industry has received a hard dose of reality. Yasuo Yamaguchi, executive director of the Association of Japanese Animators, said the industry has been rocked by the country’s deepest recession since World War II.
Women who use hormone therapy after menopause may be at a higher risk of ovarian cancer, and the risk remains elevated for up to two years after women stop taking estrogen, a new study says. What’s more, even a relatively short duration of hormone therapy — less than four years — is associated with a 30 to 40 percent higher risk of ovarian cancer in current users, according to the study, which was published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. However, experts say this may not be as scary as it sounds
Three U.S. troops were killed in Iraq on Thursday, making April the deadliest month for U.S
What he lacks in technique, Steve Wozniak makes up for in geeks. The Apple Inc. co-founder has managed to transform his less-than-graceful moves on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” into enough votes to keep hope alive on the competitive ballroom-dance show.
The Bank of England bought £2 billion ($2.8 billion) of government bonds Wednesday as the UK introduced quantitative easing to kickstart the ailing economy. The move comes after the bank cut interest rates from one percent to 0.5 percent last week — a drop of five percent since October last year and the lowest in the bank’s 315-year history
Shark attacks on humans were at the lowest levels in half a decade last year, and a Florida researcher says hard economic times may be to blame. Sharks attacked 59 people in 2008, the lowest number of attacks since 57 in 2003, according to George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File, part of the Florida Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville. There were 71 attacks in 2007