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New alloy 'four times harder than titanium'

<b>A super-hard metal has been made in the laboratory by melting together titanium and gold.</b><p>The alloy is the hardest known metallic substance compatible with living tissues, say US physicists.<p>The material is four times harder than pure titanium and has applications in making longer-lasting medical …

Physics

Blind man 'reads' for the first time in 20 YEARS using hi-tech glasses that read aloud what the words he is looking at and can even recognise faces

• <b>Luke Hines is blind in one eye with only 3 per cent vision in the other</b>• <b><br>He is one of the first people in Britain to trial the new glasses</b></b> …

World's Oldest Light Bulb That Still Works

Honeybee antibiotics? Fresh honey ‘key’ to beating drug-resistant infections, scientists say

Swedish scientists have detected 13 bacterial components in raw honey that they say are more effective than conventional antibiotics in fighting …

Beat Procrastination Like a Pro in 4 Easy Steps

My house is immaculate at the moment. If House Beautiful showed up for an impromptu photo shoot, we’d be all set around here. There is not so much as …

10 Futuristic Materials

by Lifeboat Foundation Scientific Advisory Board member Michael Anissimov. <br>1. Aerogel<p><i>Aerogel protecting crayons from a blowtorch.</i><p><i>This tiny block of</i> …

Nanotech

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How to Get a Complete Workout with Nothing But Your Body

Everyone knows exercise plays an important role in our general health, but whether its a lack of motivation, the need to travel to the gym, the cost …

How To Be A Great Teacher, From 12 Great Teachers

Great teachers have two things in common: an exceptional level of devotion to their students, and the drive to inspire each one to learn and succeed.<p>At NPR Ed we're just about halfway through our 50 Great Teachers project.<p>We've profiled teachers at all levels, in all subjects, from all over the …

Teaching

Woodworking Projects for Beginners

3,430,249 2,914<p>Here's 50 great beginner woodworking projects that will get you comfortable with the basics of building with wood. Some of the …

The 19th Century plug that's still being used

<b>After rumours that Apple was going to get rid of the headphone jack in its imminent iPhone 7, more than 200,000 people have signed a petition asking them to reconsider. This humble plug is a rare example of technology that has stood the test of time, writes Chris Stokel-Walker.</b><p>For what remains an …

Audiophile

CES 2016: The toilet you only clean once a year

<b>An "intelligent" toilet that opens when you approach it and self-cleans with every flush is on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.</b><p>It also cleans the user with an aerated wand, which delivers warm water and warm air "from a seated position", a spokeswoman said.<p>Despite a $9,800 …

CES

The 7-Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

Happiness

What did Jesus really look like?

<b>Everyone knows what Jesus looks like. He is the most painted figure in all of Western art, recognised everywhere as having long hair and a beard, a long robe with long sleeves (often white) and a mantle (often blue).</b><p>Jesus is so familiar that he can be recognised on pancakes or pieces of toast.<p>But …

Red Sea

Birmingham's ancient Koran history revealed

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/education/1214000/1214466_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522272153_c6d7aca1a0bbceb946a57e0b27e2c403<p><b>When the University of Birmingham revealed that it had fragments from one of the world's oldest Korans, it made headlines around the world.</b><p>In …

Archaeology

Prevention better than cure in Cuban healthcare system

<b>Imagine your doctor knocking at your door to give not just you, but your whole family, an annual health check-up.</b><p>As well as taking blood pressure, checking hearts and asking all sorts of questions about your job and your lifestyle, this doctor is also taking careful note of the state of your home, …

World Health Organization

Timeline of the Far Future — Information is Beautiful — Infographics

How long until the Sun turns into a black dwarf? How long before the Earth is destroyed? Don’t lose too much sleep over these questions, because the …

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.

30 Fresh Space-Saving Bunk Beds Ideas For Your Home

Stylish <b>bunk beds</b> are hard to find in a world filled with amazing furniture options. This is why we prepared a list of <b>30 Fresh Space-Saving Bunk Beds</b> …

Steve Jobs didn’t build that: The truth about the Mac empire you won’t learn from his biopic

There is no iPhone without public funding. An economics professor strips our greatest innovators of their mystique<p><i>Mariana Mazzucato is a professor in the Economics of Innovation program at the Science Policy Research Unit of the University of Sussex. Her widely acclaimed book,</i> The Entrepreneurial …

Economics

How to Stop Procrastinating

If you're a chronic procrastinator, you’re familiar with the pain and stress that goes along with putting things off. Even if you want to accomplish …

Procrastination

'Supermoon' coincides with lunar eclipse

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1196000/1196656_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522256355_cc1468673f5ddcffd33801a9a97d54d4<p><b>People around the world have observed a rare celestial event, as a lunar eclipse coincided with a so-called "supermoon".</b><p>A supermoon occurs when the …

Astronomy

How to: find ANYTHING on the Internet

Photo by Dullhunk<p><b>Learning to navigate the World Wide Web effectively is an important skill</b>, and there are lots of different ways for you to find the …

Insecticide coating effective against mosquitoes

<b>A new method of applying insecticide to netting has proved 100% effective against some strains of mosquito, an international study reports.</b><p>The electrostatic coating allows the netting to carry much higher doses of insecticide.<p>In experiments, the coating killed off many more mosquitoes than …

Public Health

Patrick Macnee: The last great bowler hat-wearer

<b>Patrick Macnee, who has died age 93, was indelibly associated with the bowler hat he wore in The Avengers. Why is this headgear so evocative, asks Mario Cacciottolo.</b><p>As gentleman secret agent John Steed in The Avengers and the New Avengers, Patrick Macnee was synonymous with his character's …

Savile Row