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Met's China: Through the Looking Glass show presents a fantasy of the far east

Nestled inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, alongside Chinese Buddhist sculptures from the seventh to 18th centuries, sits a stunning haute couture gold lamé gown by designer Guo Pei.<p>The resplendent strapless gown barely calls to mind the compassion and spiritual wisdom anchoring Buddhist …

Art

This actress was paid $2m to wear a Dior dress

And the nine other most expensive red carpet dresses of all time<p>Latest stories<p>When you know how much work goes into celebrity red carpet dresses – …

Raw Fruit Or Fruit Juice? And 15 Other Healthy Eating Questions Answered By Gabriela Peacock

Life<p>by Grazia Author | 29 04 2015<p>Nutritionist Gabriela Peacock<p>16 Burning Questions About Your Diet Finally Answered<p>How to eat yourself to shiny hair? …

12 Health And Fitness Tips Top Ballerinas Swear By (And That We Want To Steal)

From Zumba to salsa, dance-based fitness classes are everywhere. But how do dancers and ballerinas themselves stay in shape? Here we speak to leading …

Bizarre Sea Creature Caught In Singapore Looks Like Kraken Come To Life

Good thing this fisherman got a video of his catch (above), because otherwise he'd never have been able to convince folks of the bizarre creature he hauled in while angling off the Singaporean island of Pulau Ubin.<p>"I know that area has a lot of seaweed, so I thought that was what I had hooked up," …

Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip Faster Than We Thought

'Down' could become the new 'up' within our lifetimes<p>The magnetic poles of the earth have switched back and forth many, many times during the 4.54 billion years that the Earth has been around. Previous research suggested that the process of reversing the poles took place over a long time period, …

Earth Science

Ice loss sends Alaskan temperatures soaring by 7C

If you doubt that parts of the planet really are warming, talk to residents of Barrow, the Alaskan town that is the most northerly settlement in the US.<p>In the last 34 years, the average October temperature in Barrow has risen by more than 7°C − an increase that, on its own, makes a mockery of …

25 Devastating Effects Of Climate Change

The world is getting warmer and that's already causing disasters that will devastate lives and cost hundreds of billions of dollars.<p>Those problems are only getting worse, as shown by recent reports from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) and the White House, among …

Climate Change

New dinosaur species remains discovered in Venezuela - video

Scientists have discovered the remains of a new species of dinosaur after a 20-year investigation in western Venezuela. The species, called the Tachiraptor Admirabilis, is thought to have lived 200 million years ago. Scientists think the dinosaur could have been an ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus Rex

Sphinx unearthed from 1923 Cecil B. DeMille movie set

Buried beneath the shifting sands of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes is a story of Biblical proportions.<p>In 1923, legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille built an epic Egyptian dreamscape on California's Central Coast for the silent black-and-white movie "The Ten Commandments."<p>Twenty-one giant sphinxes …

Archaeology

Top 10 Mysteries of the Mind

1 of 12<p>Much of what we don't understand about being human is simply in our heads. The brain is a befuddling organ, as are the very questions of life …

MIT Students Claim Astronauts Will Starve On 'Mars One' Mission

But CEO Bas Lansdorp says the study used bad data.<p>PhD students at MIT published a study this week that seems to debunk Mars One's plan to land humans on Mars by 2025 using existing technology. They say that without dramatic improvements in equipment life, the space colonists, who would have no way …

Mars

Mars spacecraft set for close comet flyby

An international fleet of five Mars orbiters and two rovers will have ringside seats when a mountain-size comet streaks by on Oct. 19, passing within …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Ripples Run, Astronauts Walk, and a Star Pulses

Ripples race across Mars, astronauts go for a walk, and a star pulses in this week's best space pictures.

Suspended Animation In Space Travel: What Scientists Still Need To Learn

Human hibernation could be a great way to get to Mars (and beyond), but a few big questions remain.<p>The first astronauts who head off to Mars might make the entire 180-day journey while they’re fast asleep. In a NASA-commissioned study on human stasis, aerospace engineers at SpaceWorks have found …

Space Travel

How Might We Grow Plants In Space? - The Fox Is Black

I’ve never stopped to think about how we might grow plants in space. I’ve only really thought about those enormous geodesic domes that you see in …

Why We Will Never Build a Nuclear Fusion Reactor As Good As The Sun

Combine two hydrogen atoms with one oxygen and you get water, the catalyst for life. But combine four hydrogen atoms and you get a burst of energy that can destroy entire islands and did on Nov. 1, 1952. That day the US tested the first hydrogen bomb on the now-nonexistent Pacific island, Elugelab. …

Energy

'Giant leap' to type 1 diabetes cure

<b>The hunt for a cure for type 1 diabetes has recently taken a "tremendous step forward", scientists have said.</b><p>The disease is caused by the immune system destroying the cells that control blood sugar levels.<p>A team at Harvard University used stem cells to produce hundreds of millions of the cells in …

Scientists find cells self-repair the brain after stroke

After suffering a major blow like a stroke, the human brain uses a variety of mechanisms to repair itself, reported Science Daily.<p>A stroke is caused by a blood clot blocking a blood vessel in the brain, which interrupts blood flow and, consequently, oxygen.<p>In a new study published in the journal …

Successful stem cell treatment in mice could one day help cure type one diabetes

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>When a professor’s two children were diagnosed with the autoimmune disease type 1 diabetes he set out to cure it<p>Sarah Gray<p>October 10, 2014 6:28pm (UTC)<p>On Thursday important research on stem cells and type 1 diabetes, done by professor Doug Melton, was published in the journal Cell. …

HIV's spread traced back to 1920s Kinshasa

Long before scientists discovered its role in a mysterious disease affecting gay men and intravenous drug users, the world's most virulent strain of HIV had already begun its grim career in Belgian colonial Africa, according to new research.<p>In a paper published recently in the journal Science, …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ebola is scary; this virus that has paralyzed and killed children is scarier

As Americans watch the Ebola story unfold in across the globe, many are unaware of a threat far closer to home — and more contagious.<p>Enterovirus D68, …

Disease

Ebola discoverer: 'Without a vaccine I’m not sure we can stop Ebola’

Prof Peter Piot, the Belgian scientist who co-discovered the virus, never anticipated that it would cause such a humanitarian crisis<p>THE EBOLA VIRUS – its very name seems to have come straight from the heart of darkness – is striking fear across the globe. It has killed (officially) 4,546 people out …

Germ-zapping robot Gigi sets its sights on Ebola

Gigi the robot looks like a skinny, harmless cousin of R2-D2, but the machine is a cold-blooded killer for hire, a germ zapper that could become an important weapon in the fight against Ebola.<p>After being wheeled into patient rooms at St. Joseph Hospital, humans clear out, and Gigi begins popping …