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Why do we get headaches?

From a dull thudding ache to sharp pains that last for days, what triggers these sensations? Greg Foot gets inside our heads to reveal all.<p>There is a range of different types of headaches, from the dull ache of a tension headache to the migraines and cluster headaches that are called "vascular …

US woman arrested over nine-year overdue rental video

<b>A woman in South Carolina was arrested and jailed overnight over a nine-year overdue video rental.</b><p>Kayla Finley, 27, had visited a police station to report a crime, only to find a warrant for her arrest had been issued in 2005, when she was 18.<p>Ms Finley had rented a VHS copy of romantic comedy …

Crime

UK floods: The winners and losers

<b>We have seen extraordinary amounts of rainfall in England and Wales in recent weeks, which has caused flooding in some areas.</b><p>When the water levels finally subside we'll have a chance to assess the damage fully.<p>But it won't all be bad news - some groups will benefit from the flooding.<p>So who are the …

Insurance Industry

The evolutionary puzzle of homosexuality

<b>In the last two decades, dozens of scientific papers have been published on the biological origins of homosexuality - another announcement was made last week. It's becoming scientific orthodoxy. But how does it fit with Darwin's theory of evolution?</b><p>Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's hit song Same Love, …

LGBTQI

Test 'predicts' teen depression risk

<b>A tool for predicting the risk of clinical depression in teenage boys has been developed by researchers.</b><p>Looking for high levels of the stress hormone cortisol and reports of feeling miserable, lonely or unloved could find those at greatest risk.<p>Researchers at the University of Cambridge want to …

National Academy of Sciences

UK floods: Insurers' group hails 'strong' response

<b>The insurance industry has insisted that it was quick to help homeowners hit by recent floods after meeting ministers to discuss its response.</b><p>Following the meeting, the Association of British Insurers' (ABI) Otto Thoresen said the industry had paid out "millions" in emergency payments.<p>The summit …

Insurance Industry

Le cancer du col de l'utérus pourrait quasiment disparaître

AVIS D'EXPERT - Si les recommandations de vaccination et de dépistage étaient suivies, le risque pourrait être réduit d'environ 98%, rappelle le Pr …

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

Five reasons to visit northern France in 2014

France’s refreshing Nord-Pas-de-Calais has been overlooked by travellers for too long. The region has embraced the jokes about chilly weather and yokel locals while quietly transforming into a world-class destination with a daring arts scene, clutch of historic sights and irresistibly rugged charm. …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

Leave No Trace: A Gathering Place in the Winter Woods

Like the nomadic huts of our ancestors, a modern structure that feels as if it’s one with the land can be an irresistible gathering place. And after …

A Writing Shed in the Garden

Recipe for happiness: Take one ramshackle hut filled with spider webs and asbestos. Replace with a light-filled work studio with full-height …

The Ultimate Guesthouse and Garden Shed, in a Shipping Container

Can you imagine living in a shipping container? We can–at least in this one.<p>Jim Poteet of Poteet Architects created a guesthouse out of a container …

Landscape Architect Visit: Scott Lewis Turns A Small SF Backyard Into an Urban Oasis

“We had this idea of making a green cube in the back of the garden,” says San Francisco-based landscape architect Scott Lewis. And as you can see, it …

Before and After: Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan on Shelter Island

Every few years design gurus Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan either move house or latch onto a new one. They call it upward mobility syndrome, but if …

How to Transform An Abandoned Parking Lot Into a Wildlife Habitat, Marfa Edition

If there’s one spot in the middle of nowhere that I’m desperate to visit, it’s Marfa, Texas. You too? Well, allow me to stoke the flames. Last week I …