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In Egypt, dating apps are a refuge for the LGBTQ community, but they can also be a trap

In Egypt, dating apps are a refuge for a persecuted LGBTQ community, but they can also be traps<p>Firas knew something was wrong when he saw the checkpoint. He was meeting a man in Dokki’s Mesaha Square, a tree-lined park just across the Nile from Cairo, for what was supposed to be a romantic …

The Human Zoo: Documentary sheds light on stolen Aboriginal people 'treated as animals'

The Indigenous community on Palm Island in far north Queensland will feature in an historical documentary about a relatively unknown aspect of …

Australia

Airbus plans on making a flying, self-driving car by 2018

We'll be seeing more and more driverless cars on the road in the coming years, if automakers get their way. But if Airbu<i>s</i> has its way, self-driving cars will be old news sooner rather than later.<p>The company hopes to have a working prototype of a self-driving flyingcar by the year's end, CEO Tom …

Autonomous Cars

Six vehicles powered by coffee, saltwater, sewage and other crazy fuels

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>When it comes to advances in automotive technology, the search for alternative fuels is pretty exciting. Of course, you've heard about biodiesel engines converted to run on used vegetable oil that sputter out little more than water and the faint smell of French fries. However, …

Japan Airlines wants to transform used clothes into jet fuel

Old clothes could be given new life as jet fuel thanks to a new collaboration between Japan Airlines, recycling firm Japan Environmental Planning …

Moroccan TV airs makeup tips for hiding domestic violence

The makeup tutorial, aired on Wednesday on Moroccan state television, instructed viewers how to use concealer to "camouflage the traces of violence …

FACT CHECK: Coconut Oil Improves Focus and Cognition?

CLAIM<p>Coconut oil has a positive effect on cognition and focus.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>Coconut oil products have seen an uptick in popularity due to myriad claims …

Coconut

Doctors name treatments that bring little or no benefit

<b>Women over 45 do not need a blood test to diagnose the menopause and X-rays are no real help to those with lower back pain, doctors have said.</b><p>The advice, drawn up by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, features on a list of 40 treatments that bring little or no benefit to patients.<p>The list is …

Medicine

Cussing in front of kids: Does swearing cultivate sexism?

New evidence suggests cussing in front of kids is not inherently harmful. But, asks Linda Doherty, by allowing our little ones to swear, are we …

The Human Lifespan Has a Natural Limit. Scientists Might Know How to Break It

In the future, aging will be treated not as a natural process, but as a disease.<p>We all want to live forever, whether we'll admit it or not. How else to explain the restrictive diets, the wrinkle creams, or the more bizarre therapies and treatments—cryogenic freezing comes to mind—that people seek …

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

<b>Mission</b><p>The Cooper Union is committed to the principle that an education in the Humanities and Social Sciences provides the ethical, social and …

Breakthrough: sounds for words of common objects similar across languages

In most languages, the word for "nose" is likely to include the sounds "neh" or the "oo" sound, as in "ooze". Similarly, the word for "leaf" is …

Roald Dahl 100: A guide to the 'gobblefunk'

From wondercrump to uckyslush and quogwinkle to grobblesquirt, the "gobblefunk" language that Roald Dahl used in his children's books has become part …

Treated like lepers: Honouring the dead at Darwin's leprosy island

Tucked into the few pockets of soft soil on Channel Island near Darwin are the bodies of around 150 Territorians and West Australians.<p>On the island, …

Don't call me a prodigy: the rising stars of European mathematics

Scientists from 80 countries flocked to Berlin this week to attend the European Congress of Mathematics. One main takeaway: some of the continent's …

Opinion: 2016 MacBook – two months later

During my first few weeks with the 2016 MacBook, this machine could do no wrong. I gladly looked past its shortcomings, because it was beautiful — highly functional, even.<p>Two months in, and the infatuation stage has predictably elapsed and reality has started to set in. Was it a mistake to make the …

Engineer Finds a Huge Physics Discovery in Da Vinci's 'Irrelevant Scribbles'

It was right in front of us all along.<p>Until now, art historians dismissed some doodles in da Vinci’s notebooks as “irrelevant.”<p>But a new study from …