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Queen and Robbie Williams inspired Psy to be a singer, Erin Brockovich arrested for alleged ‘DUI', probable life on Mars may be hydrogen powered and working women are at a higher risk of breast cancer. Read more.world Updated: Jun 11, 2013 01:02 IST
Queen and Robbie Williams inspired Psy to be a singer
Washinton: South Korean rapper Psy has revealed that British rock band Queen inspired him to become a pop star.
The ‘Gangnam Style’ hitmaker said he once watched their 1986 Live At Wembley Stadium tape on loop as a teenager in South Korea, reported Sun online.
“If it wasn’t for Queen at Wembley, I wouldn’t be a pop star. When I was growing up I would watch Freddie Mercury (lead vocalist of the band) with all those fans in the palm of his hand. He is the best,” he said.
The 35-year-old singer Robbie Williams is another man he claims is responsible for his success.
Erin Brockovich arrested for alleged ‘DUI’
New York: Erin Brockovich, whose life story as a legal clerk leading a landmark class action lawsuit was portrayed by Julia Roberts in her Oscar winning performance, was arrested on Friday after she allegedly drunkenly drove her boat on a Nevada lake.
According to authorities, Brockovich had more than two times the legal .08 blood alcohol limit after she had trouble docking her boat on Lake Mead near Las Vegas, New York Daily News reported.
Probable life on Mars may be hydrogen powered
Washington: A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder has suggested that a chemical reaction between iron-containing minerals and water may produce enough hydrogen “food” to sustain microbial communities living in pores and cracks within the enormous volume of rock below the ocean floor and parts of the continents.
The findings also hint at the possibility that hydrogen-dependent life could have existed where iron-rich igneous rocks on Mars were once in contact with water.
Working women at higher risk of breast cancer
London: Professional women are more susceptible to developing breast cancer, a new research has revealed.
The study found that women in professional jobs had a nearly 70% higher risk of breast cancer than other women, the Independent reported.
Factors responsible for the vulnerability is stress at work, including prejudice, discrimination, and resistance.
The research, which was based on a 55-year study of women who were in their thirties in the 1970’s, shows that the longer a woman held the job, the greater will be the risk.
First Published: Jun 11, 2013 00:56 IST