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The amount of physical activity mothers get is linked to their children's activity levels, according to a new study from the UK. Researchers found that the exact relationship between mother and child physical activity depended on certain lifestyle factors, however.

What do the fall of the Berlin Wall, 90 million copies of the erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" and the accidental success of the online photo-sharing service Flickr have in common? A new e-book argues that they managed to harness pent-up energy, luck, creativity and other phenomena to get "outsized results", and that entrepreneurs or activists can emulate this with a strategy called "Scaling" - the book's title.
A small technology company based in southern Belgium is set to take on the giant US market with its crowning achievement: an anti-migraine headband. A product of years of medical and technological research, the device is a diadem fitted with electrodes designed to take the edge off migraines before they develop into acute blinding pain.
Watches that connect to your smartphone or even a satellite to ensure perfect time, regardless of where you are in the world, or alert you if you leave your phone behind? Although not on prominent display they were a hot topic of discussion this past week at Baselworld, the world's largest watch and jewellery fair.
Microsoft on Wednesday took on Apple's Siri and Google Now with a smartphone personal assistant dubbed "Cortana." Windows Phone vice president Joe Belfiore introduced Cortana onstage at the technology titan's annual developers conference. "Cortana is the first truly personal digital assistant who learns about me, and the things that matter to me most, and knows about the whole Internet," Belfiore said in a presentation.
The biggest challenge that I faced in working with children with special needs was not from the children I worked with but the attitudinal and physical barriers in the environment and I craved to create awareness in a big way. In 2008 I had managed to set up a Special Needs Department in a mainstream School in Karachi, The CAS School, while on the other hand I was committed to working as a volunteer Master Trainer at NOWPDP (Network of Organisation Working for People with Disability in Pakistan).
After 11 days of interviews, Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris felt he was hardly closer to understanding Donald Rumsfeld than when he first began to work on the documentary "The Unknown Known." The film, which gets its title from the former US defence secretary's famous answer about "known knowns" and "known unknowns" to a reporter's straightforward question, offers the architect of the 2003 Iraq war and its troubled occupation the platform to explain his worldview and rationale.


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