The Buro daily: today's news in 2 minutes
1. Taylor Swift takes down Kanye during her Grammys acceptance speech
Before she won Best Album at yesterday's awards, Swift had refrained from commenting on the controversial lyrics in Kanye's new song, 'Famous' - "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/Why? I made that bitch famous," - but it was worth the wait. "As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people out there who will try to undercut your success, or take credit for your accomplishments, or your fame," she said. "But if you just focus on the work and you don't let those people sidetrack you some day... you will look around and you will know that it was you, and the people who love you who put you there and that will be the greatest feeling in the world."
2. Another nail in the coffin for sugar
A new study conducted by researchers at UNSW Australia has uncovered a link between high sugar intake in early life and the same level of brain damage as experienced by those who undergo extreme early life stress, such as abuse. The study, which was conducted on rats, affected both cognitive function and behaviour. Read more about the study here.
3. A 50-people brawl stops traffic in Sydney's Parramatta
Police are investigating what caused the chaos on O'Connell Street, Parramatta, from around 5pm on Tuesday, when approximately 50 people started throwing punches, stopping cars on their way home in peak hour traffic. No-one was arrested at the scene and police say there were no reports of injuries.
4. China begins hunt for aliens; orders 9000 residents to evacuate their homes
Over 9000 people living in the Guizhou province of China will be relocated as the government completes work on the Fast Project - a Five hundred metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope that will be used to search for extra-terrestrial life. Anyone living within five kilometres of the telescope has been ordered to evacuate the zone and offered financial compensation.
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