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Woman arrested as fire in Paris kills eight people

Woman arrested as fire in Paris kills eight people

World
A woman has been arrested after at least eight people were killed in a fire which broke out in a wealthy neighbourhood in Paris.The blaze started in the early hours of Tuesday at an eight-storey building in the French capital's trendy 16th arrondissement. One person has been seriously injured, while 30 others - including six firefighters - have suffered minor injuries. The area is popular with tourists and is home to several upmarket shops and restaurants.A 40-year-old female resident of the block in rue Erlanger was detained and French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said she was known to have had mental health issues. Image: The fire broke out in an eight-storey block Firefighters are still searching apartments for other victi...
People may choose food based on how its displayed

People may choose food based on how its displayed

Health
Jan. 9 (UPI) -- How people choose food in a store may depend on what other food is next to it, a new study suggests. When people in the study got the option to choose a tasty but unhealthy option, like a slice of pizza, that sat next to a healthy option, such as broccoli, they nearly always chose the unhealthy food. However, when a healthy option like salmon sat next to unhealthy Oreos, about half of the participants chose the fish, according to the research, published Wednesday in the journal Psychological Science. "If you see one healthy food and one unhealthy food, most people will choose the indulgent food," Scott Huettel, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke and author on the study, said in a news release. "But if you add more unhealthy foods, it seems, suddenly the hea...
Sound of 2019: slowthai 'telling the story of the people for the people'

Sound of 2019: slowthai 'telling the story of the people for the people'

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device He's either a grime MC making punk music or a punk making rap music. Either way, slowthai - number four in the BBC's Sound of 2019 - is unlike any artist to emerge from the past 12 months.The 24-year-old "class clown dunce" and his nihilistic, often funny tales of petty criminality have taken the music industry by storm with effusive praise for his energetic live shows. Born Tyron Frampton, slowthai was brought up on a Northampton council estate nicknamed "The Bush".Raised by a single mum, his name comes from his childhood habit of talking slowly (Slow-Ty). But his vocals are anything but as he spits lyrics with the furious pace of a young man who has much to say, whether it's about race... Brown su...
Some with schizophrenia have similar brain function to healthy people

Some with schizophrenia have similar brain function to healthy people

Health
Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The brains of healthy people may be similar to those of people with schizophrenia, a study says. A study of 179 people -- 109 with schizophrenia and 70 without it -- published Friday in the American Journal of Psychiatry shows the brain similaries in MRI scans and facial recognition tests. The findings, which reflect participants with and without the condition, broke participants down into three distinct facial types -- typical, over-activated and de-activated profiles -- helping the researchers determine similarities and differences between each of them. "We think those with over-activated networks may be 'inefficient' in terms of brain activity -- they probably struggled more and needed to work harder to do the same task compared to the other groups," says Dr. Hawco. "Th...