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International News Archive - November 07, 2012

Google Loses Market Share In The UK

Google’s market share in Great Britain has fallen to its lowest point in five years, according to new data from web analytics firm Experian Hitwise.

European Settlement Caused Collapse Of Great Barrier Reef Coral

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral system in the world, so big that it can be seen from space, is one of the planet’s most remarkable natural wonders. But researchers from University of Queensland have now revealed this precious ecosystem is not faring well.

Brazil Credits Strong Tobacco Control Policies For Saving More Than 400,000 Lives

High cigarette prices, smoke-free air laws, marketing restrictions and other measures, all part of Brazil's strong tobacco control policies, are credited for a 50 percent reduction in smoking prevalence between 1989 and 2010.

Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'