Posted: 10 Jan 2009 08:52 AM CST
Playing computer game Tetris can help reduce post traumatic stress disorder, scientists have discovered.
An Oxford University team found moving the blocks around occupies the part of the brain that retains bad memories.
But Dr Emily Holmes, who led the research, said: “There is a lot to be done to translate this result into a potential treatment.”
If this is proven, will Nintendo have a new market place?
Hat Tip Daily Mirror
Image - popgadget
Posted: 10 Jan 2009 08:40 AM CST
Find a Round-up from around the UK’s tipsters for Saturdays tips.After a great start here on the DailyDust, our resident racing tipster, David Myers, is taking a short break.
We will be posting up round-up tips from time to time in the meantime, good luck.
Art Man (Daily Post - Mercury)
Best Prospect (IRE) (Racing Post - Rp Ratings)
Saucy (Liverpool Daily Post - Chris Wright)
Zaffarella (IRE) (Independent - Chris Mcgrath)
Vanquisher (IRE) (The Express - Computerman)
Posted: 10 Jan 2009 08:19 AM CST
Andy Murray reached the final of the Qatar Open as defending champion with another win over Roger Federer.
The victory 6-7 (6-8) 6-2 6-2 was Murray’s fifth win against the former world number one in his last seven ATP meetings.
Federer claimed the first set after a close tie-break, but Murray responded to comfortably take the second and third.
Andy now faces American Andy Roddick in the final on Saturday. His second final in a week.
Murray is the new bookmakers’ favourite for the Australian Open starting on 19 January.
Posted: 10 Jan 2009 07:47 AM CST
Following the campaign saying “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” The ASA has received a complaint.
Earlier this week we wrote about the There Is No God campaign on buses through out the UK.
Posters with the slogan appear on 800 buses in England, Scotland and Wales, as well as on the London Underground.
The organisation Christian Voice, has complained to the Advertising Standards Authority saying they break rules on substantiation and truthfulness.
The British Humanist Association, which backed the campaign, said it was not taking the complaint seriously.
It could be a tough one to prove..
Posted: 10 Jan 2009 05:39 AM CST
There's no doubt what the big news on The Daily Dust was last week – the same news everywhere in the UK. Who was going to be the new Doctor? But with other reality shows in the air, could the 40 year old Sci-Fi series still lead the way? (err… yes).
We put our cards on the table and tipped Chiwetel Eijofor as the eleventh Doctor, but warned it might be Matt Smith. So we'll call that a victory in the history books.
And one the news was announced, you all wanted to know a bit more about the dashing young actor who'll be taking over from Tennant in the Tardis.
The story of Scott Campbell, the 13 year old who's started tartan tinged social network ScotBlog.net is proving to be inspiring for many. At least we here at The Daily Dust didn't have to ask our Mums before launching the site, or staying out late for a launch party.
Lights in the sky, missing turbine blades, and a ball of light with tentacles reaching to the ground. The residents of Conisholme were left mystified as to what attacked their wind farm.
Our coverage of the 11 celebrities heading into the Big Brother house saw many of you join us for ongoing commentary and generally bitchy comments at the ego's heading into the house – and to see Verne Troyer's little side door so he could avoid the steps.
Posted: 10 Jan 2009 05:24 AM CST
Performing live on BBC 1 tonight will be the first taste of a live TV performance for Francine and Nicola, Jade, Mark, Damien, Charlotte and the Emperors of Cool, as they put themselves forward to represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest.
From the six contestants, one will be chosen through public voting to fly to the Olympic stadium in Moscow to sing for our country on May 16th.
All the contestants have been given Lloyd Webber's home phone number to call for advice whenever they feel the need. Unfortunately the BBC report that "the musical Lord admits that he is unable to text and cannot get to grips with mobile phones."
Tonight's show will open with a group performance of Abba's Waterloo, and proceed to showcase the six acts chosen last week. For one though, their dream of conquering Moscow draped in the Union Flag will end tonight.
Eurovision Your Country Needs You, tonight on BBC1 at 6.40pm.
Posted: 10 Jan 2009 01:01 AM CST
Steve McPhail of the British National Oceanography Centre in Southampton is rightly proud of his autonomous submarine. It can reach depths of 1,600m (almost 5,000 feet) and travel 400 kilometres before it needs a fresh battery.
And like any good University researcher, McPhail has designed his sub to be economical. which is why the power source is sure to raise eyes if he ever pops down to his local supermarket.
The submarine runs on regular torch batteries. 5,000 of them to be exact.
The sub and its mothership have left Chile for a 54 day cruise, to include time under the ice cap of the Southern regions. Meanwhile, the rest of the team is working hard on a second sub… and they promise it'll be rechargeable.
(Hat tip to The Register).
Posted: 09 Jan 2009 04:15 PM CST
The results of the first eviction have just been announced to the Housemates, and Lucy Pinder will be walking out to face the crowds and the mighty eviction interview from Davina McCall.
With 57% of the vote it's likely that her time in the house will be retold via The Daily Star over the next week. Her true thoughts on all the housemates will be expected to be in print on Sunday.
She was up against Ulrika Jonnson, who was all set to head home to her seven month old baby, and is distraught at remaining in the house. "I’m not fine," Ulrika sobbed, "I’m not having a good time."
As she has just found out, the British public have a habit of placing their support behind any voting that will cause embarrassment. The second Ulrika said on-air she wanted out first her fate was sealed.
Posted: 09 Jan 2009 11:52 AM CST
Iceland, the frozen food retailer has bucked the trend and created some jobs in England, 2500 to be exact.
Just three days after the final Woolworths store closed for good, Iceland has stepped in and purchased 51 stores, creating 2500 jobs.
The stores to be purchased are as follows: -
Alton, Barnsley, Belper, Bethnal Green, Bexhill On Sea, Bicester, Billericay, Blandford Forum, Bodmin, Boreham Wood, Bow, Braintree, Broadstairs, Devizes, Exmouth, Fraserburgh, Frome, Greenford, Hackney, Hailsham, Harold Hill, Haverhill, Herne Bay, Hexham, Highgate, Honiton, Kilburn High Road, Leyton, Malvern, Matlock, Mill Hill, Minehead, Monmouth, Morpeth, Morriston, Newtownards, Palmers Green, Pinner (Rayner’s Lane), Palmers Green, Plumstead, Pontypool, Poplar, Portslade, Ringwood, St Neots, Stoke Newington, Strood, Sudbury, Swaffham, Wakefield, Wallington, Whitstable.
We bet Kerry Katona is happy..
Posted: 09 Jan 2009 10:55 AM CST
Apparently things are boiling over a bit for Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez, as he went on a lengthy rant in which he complained about Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United’s apparent relationship with referees.
Below is just a sample (yes, there is even more) and you can read the full transcript here:
|You are subscribed to email updates from The Daily Dust |
To stop receiving these emails, you may unsubscribe now.
|Email Delivery powered by FeedBurner|
|Inbox too full? Subscribe to the feed version of The Daily Dust in a feed reader.|
|If you prefer to unsubscribe via postal mail, write to: The Daily Dust, c/o FeedBurner, 20 W Kinzie, 9th Floor, Chicago IL USA 60610|