Alicia Thompson

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Fossil Echo Is A Ghibli-Inspired Stunner

We’re a bit late to mention Fossil Echo [official site], as it actually came out in July, but it’s still summer outside so it’s still topical and we …

After visa on arrival, tourists traveling to India will get a local SIM card too

As the holiday season nears, India is fixing one of the most annoying problems that tourists visiting the country face - getting a local SIM …

Here’s how to mess up your Europe VAT tax refund

DETROIT — A couple weeks ago, I bought $220 worth of gifts at a store in Sorrento, Italy.<p>The clerk punched buttons on the cash register. A receipt as long as my arm printed out.<p>"This is your form," he said, rolling up the tape. He explained that all I had to do was take it to a kiosk at the Rome …

Flying

Philippines clashes: Islamist militants kill 18 soldiers in ambush

Attack on the island of Basilan by militants Abu Sayyaf follows threats by group to behead foreign hostages<p>A Philippine offensive against the extremist Abu Sayyaf group has left 18 soldiers and five fighters dead in the worst violence in the troubled south this year, authorities said on …

Extremism

Revered Indian Leader Joe Medicine Crow, Last Crow War Chief, Dies at 102

Joe Medicine Crow, the respected historian of Montana's Crow Tribe and the last surviving Plains Indian war chief, died Sunday at age 102, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said.<p>Big Horn County coroner Terry Bullis confirmed Medicine Crow's death in a hospice facility in Billings, NBC station KULR …

Native Americans

Philippines launches world's first mass dengue vaccination

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Monday launched the first public immunization program for dengue fever, seeking to administer to a …

Public Health

Clinton, Sanders had opposing views on biomedical research

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were on opposing sides of certain types of biomedical research …

Stem Cells

Philippine frontrunner favors easing foreign ownership in media, utilities | Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - Grace Poe, frontrunner in the Philippines’ presidential election campaign, said on Wednesday she favored relaxing restrictions on foreign ownership in utilities and media as part of changes she would introduce in the constitution.<p>Philippine presidential candidate senator Grace …

China

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Here's How to Help the 106-Year-Old Woman Who Danced With the Obamas

Thousands of people were touched by a video of a 106-year-old woman who visited the White House and danced with the Obamas, and now, they can give …

Zika Raises the Question: Are Mosquitoes Necessary?

The insects are crucial pollinators for many plants—including orchids—and food for a range of species.<p>The mosquito—tiny, frail, eminently squishable, and yet capable of such destruction.<p>In the wake of a rapidly expanding Zika virus epidemic, many have talked of declaring war on the insect …

Edgar Mitchell 1930-2016.

I'm very saddened to write that we’ve lost another Moon walker: His family just announced that Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut, died on …

Chikungunya is on the move

A crippling virus has slipped its bonds in Africa and Asia and is invading whole new continents faster than people can learn to pronounce its name. …

The Cat May Have Been Domesticated Two Separate Times

One time it stuck, one time it didn't really<p>There are more than 500 million domestic cats (<i>Felis catus</i>) worldwide. Their grip on the globe is tangible, too. For anyone who has spent any amount of time wasting away on the internet, they’ll know it’s awash in cat videos and memes. Millennia ago, just …

Pets

Gene tweak led to humans’ big toe

Small tweaks of one gene may have helped humans to walk upright.<p>Losing a genetic switch that increases production of a protein called GDF6 may have …

Why Zika Is This Year’s Scary Virus

It is “spreading explosively” in the Americas and may be the next public health emergency.<p>Scary new viruses emerge abruptly in our modern world, provoking stark headlines and demands for bold government action—but in most cases the causes are complex and have developed, unnoticed, over years or …

The Many Minds of Marvin Minsky (R.I.P.)

<i>Marvin Minsky, a pioneer of artificial intelligence, died on Sunday, January 24, in Boston, according to The New York Times. He was 88.</i> <i>Minsky</i> …

Cancer riddle solved: How cancer cells form tumors

Using real-time recording of cellular movement, biologists have discovered how tumors form. Cancer cells extend cables and grab other cells. As …

These Unusual American Ants Never Get Old

Almost everyone succumbs to the ravages of time. Once quick and strong, both body and mind eventually break down as aging takes its toll. Except, it …

Insects

How to Clean Your Dutch Oven (Without Ruining It)

Your Dutch oven should last a lifetime—here's how to keep it in tip-top shape.<p><i>In addition to eating healthier, the start of a new year is a great excuse for decluttering, spiffing up, and organizing your workspace. All week long, we’ll be giving you tips for making sense of the most important room</i> …

Cast Iron Skillet

The 6-Layer Bento Box That Won't Leave You Hungry

Stop paying $$$ every day for grain bowls. Build a healthy and satisfying lunch on the cheap with a 6-layer bento box.<p>Enough is enough: No one should pay upwards of $10 for a grain bowl, which is essentially a glorified salad. We love health food stores, but something's gotta give. Save money and …

Healthy Eating

Everything You Need to Know About Knife Care

Stop cooking with dull knives; you're gonna hurt yourself!<p><i>In addition to eating healthier, the start of a new year is a great excuse for decluttering, spiffing up, and organizing your workspace. All week long, we'll be giving you tips for making sense of the most important room of the house: the</i> …

Knives

Best PS4 games for new owners

Must-have PlayStation 4 games and a few hidden gems<p>Congrats! You are now the owner of a beautiful, hopefully not bouncing PlayStation 4. You might have a few must-have games in mind, or you might not — the point is, you don't have to worry. We've put together a healthy mix of console titles, from …

Philippines axes contraceptive budget

Funds earmarked by Benigno Aquino scrapped despite law mandating state provision of birth control to the poor<p>The legislature in the mainly Catholic Philippines has axed the government’s budget for contraceptives, despite a law mandating that the state should provide them to the poor.<p>The health …

Radiation Therapy

Look at These Bacteria Moving Like Electrons Around an Atom

A team of researchers from MIT and Cambridge University has discovered that when bacteria are made to flow through a lattice, they synchronize and …

In the body, cells move like flocks of birds or schools of fish

<b>SAN</b> <b>DIEGO</b> — Cell biologists are taking clues from marching ants, flocking birds and other animals to learn how groups of cells move through the …

This New Brain Implant Has The Potential to Restore Paralysed Limbs

Incredible.<p>Researchers have just been granted US$16 million in funding to go towards the development of brain implants that could one day help …

New Obamacare Insurers Are Offering Unlimited Free Doctor Visits

The no-fee visits go well beyond preventive services.<p>Health insurers in several big cities will take some pain out of doctor visits this year — the …

Scientists invent the world's first microchip powered by biological systems

Researchers at Columbia University have successfully created the world’s first computer chip powered by an isolated chemical biological process. …