Emily Durdan

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Legendary 'zebra whisperer' who tames Queen's horses

<b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>Ever thought zebras couldn't be tamed? Think again<br>• Gary Witheford has broken four zebras, plus donkeys and llamas<br>• Celebrity trainer has worked for Queen, Sheik Mohammed, Wayne Rooney<br>• He kept zebras as pets in English countryside, says they behaved like dogs<p><i>Editor's note: Winning Post</i> …

Here's A Horse Running Wild Through The Streets Of Manhattan

A new video shows a horse running wild through the streets of Manhattan, and a group of activists say it’s even more evidence that New York City should ban horse carriages once and for all.<p>The video was uploaded to Youtube by the anti-carriage group New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets …

Different squid evolved to glow in similar way - Futurity

New research with squid offers a preliminary answer to a big question: Can we predict evolution?

Biology

Lifeform of the week: Corpse flower

Parasitic flowers of the genus Rafflesia are monstrous in size and diabolical in smell.<p>To kick off the Halloween weekend of candy consumption, …

Why a Swordfish’s Sword Doesn’t Break

Wildlife<p><b>A swordfish’s “sword” is its most prominent feature, but scientists have only now discovered the unusual properties that keep the sword strong and ready to slash.</b><p>A study published Monday in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> reveals that the fish have an unusual way to …

‘Why I want to die at 75’

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20141021-why-i-want-to-die-at-75?ocid=global_future_rss<p>How long should we live? At BBC Future’s World-Changing Ideas summit in New York, Ezekiel J Emanuel argued that we focus too much on racking up years, and it’s time for a new attitude to death.<p>Death – along with …

Health Care

Aeromobil Flying Car with Collapsible Wings Fits Any Standard Parking Space

Henry Ford once says that there’ll come a day where an airplane and a motorcar combined into one. It looks like that day is not that far from now,</b> …

Ebola Vaccine Could Start Testing In Africa By January

The World Health Organization says that efforts are on track to distribute an experimental Ebola vaccine in West Africa in January.<p>Two potential vaccines are now being tested for safety in people, and Russia is developing another one. While quantities will be limited, scientists say even a …

A Genetic Mutation Renders One Family Unable To Sweat

In an interesting twist, scientists have found that targeting this gene could help people who sweat way too much.<p>In Pakistan, there lives a family of five with a unique – and tragic – condition. Several of their children cannot sweat. It’s an extremely rare disorder called anhidrosis, and while it …

Extremely Rare White Rhino Dies in Kenya—His Kind Nearly Extinct

The 34-year-old Suni was one of two breeding males of his subspecies left on Earth.<p>The northern white rhinoceros is one step closer to extinction with the death of Suni, one of only two breeding males left of his kind.<p>The 34-year-old animal was found dead October 17 in his enclosure in Kenya's Ol …

The future has arrived: the sci-fi inventions that have become reality

They are the inventions and happenings that were once only dreamt up in the pages of fantasy novels and the far-flung corners of the imagination.<p>But, in a week where the first man with a severed spine has walked again and scientists have created their own versions of a tractor beam, it seems that …

Liquid hard drive could store 1TB data in a tablespoon

A liquid hard drive containing a suspension of nanoparticles could be used to store impressive amounts of data: 1 terabyte per tablespoon.<p>Researchers …

Video of the Aurora Borealis in Real Time Shot on the Sony A7s at ISO 25600 with No Noise Reduction

Most Aurora Borealis videos are time-lapses, because cranking the ISO high enough for bright real-time video would normally result in a noisy mess. …

Absolutely Stunning Aerial Photography of Holland's Endless Rows of Tulip Fields

As Gloucestershire-based travel photographer Peter Adams saw the rows and rows of tulip fields that seemed never ending across the landscape of North …

Hollywood, Silicon Valley make $542-million bet on curious Magic Leap

Virtual-reality headsets block out the real world and transport them into a digitally created one. But what if the digital stuff could simply pop into people's normal view of the reality?<p>That's the goal of a Florida company that said Tuesday it has raised $542 million in investment because of …

Augmented Reality