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Man in bear costume harasses bears in Alaska

Authorities want to talk to a man who donned a fairly realistic bear costume — head and all — and wore it when harassing a bear and two sows trying to feed on pink salmon in an Alaska river.<p>The incident happened Monday on the Chilkoot River near Haines, said Alaska Fish and Game Assistant Area …

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto, California, waiting for his lab’s weekly meeting to begin. Wyss-Coray, a professor of neurology at Stanford University, was leading a young group of researchers who studied ageing …

Medicine

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

James Beard Announces 2015 Semifinalists For Prestigious Food Awards

Just as the Oscars are quickly approaching, the "Oscars of Food," also known as the coveted James Beard Awards, announced semifinalists in their 2015 Restaurant and Chef Award categories on Wednesday.<p>The categories include two of the most coveted awards, "Best New Restaurant" and "Outstanding …

DSLR vs. Mirrorless | Are Mirrorless Cameras Really the Future Of Photography?

One of the most common phrases in photography circles these days is that “mirrorless is the future.” Like many other predictions, we usually tend to …

Healthier Jambalaya For Fat Tuesday

Our healthy jambalaya made with whole grain farro and succulent shrimp. Who could resist this spicy supper?!<p>Especially during the cold months, I love cooking jambalaya, a classic Louisiana Creole dish made with rice and spices. I enjoy it so much mainly because it’s an easy one-pot meal that tastes …