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Women artists have been involved in making art in most times and places around the world. The women artists through the centuries faced challenges due to gender biases in the mainstream fine art world. They have often encountered difficulties in training, travelling and trading their work, and gaining recognition.

While European beach-goers will be slathering on the latest sunscreen products this summer, Americans must make do with what they've been using for the past 15 years. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not added any new sunscreen ingredients to its approved list since 1999, with at least eight ingredients pending approval since the early 2000s.
With their eight hairy, scurrying legs, their fat bodies and sticky webs, spiders can be really creepy. But they have a skill that humans have long sought to replicate: they spin threads of silk with a tensile strength four times greater than that of steel. Webs are also three times more elastic than steel and resistant to heat, fungi and bacteria.
ImageYoung Indian women fear and loathe her. Soap operas showcase her iron-fisted rule. And sociologists spend hours debating the torment she is accused of unleashing across the country. Mothers-in-law have long been demonised and parodied all over the world. But they have an especially fearsome reputation in India, where stories of bitter and abusive struggles with their daughters-in-law abound.
Stress, like yawning, can be contagious, researchers in Germany have found. They said that simply observing someone in a stressful situation often causes a person's body to release the stress hormone cortisol, a phenomenon they term "empathetic stress."
It has been a circus prop, a toy and a 1950s fad, and now the hula hoop is making a comeback as a workout tool that fitness experts say provides an effective cardio and even meditative workout. A new generation of hoop activists is putting another spin on the hoop, which ancient Greeks fashioned from grapevines and used to exercise the hips.
Methanol, a fuel used to power light aircraft and racing cars, is being tried out as alternative for ships, highlighting its potential in an industry under pressure to cut emissions. From next year, shipping firms will have to cut polluting sulphur emissions in vessels going to parts of Europe and North America, sparking a race for alternatives to standard diesel between fuel sources such as methanol and liquefied natural gas.

 



 
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Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln