Alexis Vanderbilt

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Professors Behaving Badly

Last week was a bad one for professors. First, Jonathan Gruber, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was raked over the coals …

Want to know what’s really killing Christmas? Just ask Ben Stiller…

In a tense confrontation over pancake mix, the US comedian admits to inveigling London into a ruse aimed at exposing the hollowness of the festive season<p>Every year since I can remember, it seems something has been killing Christmas: commercialism; multiculturalism; secularism; or that political …

Could A New Injectable Gel Save Lives On The Battlefield?

"There's always room for injectable hydrogel!"<p>Blood, as the vital and life-sustaining passageway through the body, has a strong incentive to flow as easily as possible -- in all cases except that of injury. With a cut or larger bleeding injury, platelets rush to the opening, part of the body’s …

With 3D Printing, Medical Devices Are Cool Again

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dr. Michael Patton is co-founder and CEO of Texas-based Medical Innovation Labs.</i><p>The recent and successful human implantation of a 3D-printed vertebra at Peking University in China captured the public’s imagination. I read the news (and its quick spread) as evidence that medical …

How to hack your taste buds

Why does toothpaste give orange juice a weird aftertaste? It’s one of many surprisingly easy ways to trick your tongue – and your brain – into experiencing strange flavours, says Veronique Greenwood. What's going on?<p>Your tongue is not a blank slate. What you've just eaten can change the flavour of …

University of Florida

Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, Wireless Festival, review: deserving of boos

Kanye West's appearance at the Wireless Festival was a spectacle, says James Hall – but not in a good way<p>Is there anyone more dominant in modern pop than Pharrell Williams? Not only did the US singer and producer provide vocals on the two best-selling songs of 2013, but he is also responsible for …

The 20 photographs of the week

Neymar, the escalating violence in Israel, the centenary of the first world war – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

A rower enjoys the sunrise over the Charles River in Boston. http://on.natgeo.com/1krVQZr Photograph by Bimal Nepal/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The Healthy Hair Diet

The products that you reach for and how much (or little) TLC you give your hair every day, aren't the only crucial steps in your crusade for gorgeous strands.<p>Focus on these foods a few times a day and you'll see longer, stronger, shinier hair in no time.<p><b>Sea Buckthorn</b><p><b>WHY IT WORKS:</b> It's rich in …

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10 Beauty Products Every Woman Should Have By 30

For the first few decades of your life, a laissez-faire beauty routine is all you need. Nows the time to take a more grown-up approach with a few easy adds.<p>For the first few decades of your life, a laissez-faire beauty routine is all you need. Now's the time to take a more grown-up approach with a …

Beauty

Do It Again

Swedish pop queen Robyn’s partnership with the Norwegian duo Röyksopp on this five-song EP lets her relax her typically skintight songwriting into …

Electropop