Harry Potter Banned By Australian School As 'Un-Christian'

10 years after its initial publication, "Harry Potter" is still being banned in some communities for allegedly promoting unchristian-like values. Medowie Christian School, a co-ed K-10 school in New South Wales supported by the Medowie Baptist Community Church, is the latest school to take issue with the popular fantasy series; the Potter series has not only been banned from their school's library, but students participating in a recent parade for "Book Week" were also forbidden f...

Worldwide Application Development Software Market To Exceed $9 Billion In 2012: Gartner

According to a new Gartner report, the worldwide application development (AD) software market is expected to cross $9 billion in 2012, an increase of 1.8 percent over 2011. The report said that the growth will be driven developing software delivery models, new development methodologies, emerging mobile application development and open source software.

Australian Court OKs Tobacco Pack Logo Ban

From December 1, cigarettes and tobacco products in Australia must be sold in plain olive green packets with graphic health warnings, such as pictures of mouth cancer and other smoking-related illnesses.


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Flavanol-rich Cocoa May Reduce Blood Pressure A Bit

Pulling data from 20 studies published over the last decade, researchers found that people who ate flavanol-rich cocoa products every day for a few weeks saw their blood pressure drop by about two or three points.