Hans van der Hoek

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Great white shark's epic ocean trek

<b>A great white shark called Lydia is about to make history as the first of its species to be seen crossing from one side of the Atlantic to the other.</b><p>The satellite-tagged 4.4m-long female is currently swimming above the mid-Atlantic ridge - which marks a rough boundary line between east and …

White Shark

The 10 Most Luxurious Cruise Ships In The World

But you shouldn't have to skimp on luxury even when you're in the middle of the ocean.<p>The experts at CruiseCompete used their extensive database of traveler reviews to help us compile a list of the most luxurious cruise ships in the world.<p>Forget the corny magic shows and nightclubs — these cruise …

Shipping

Wavier jet stream 'may drive weather shift'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1053000/1053403_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534441730_bbd55738d5f9d985c716e94f6b9db1ad<p><b>The main system that helps determine the weather over Northern Europe and North America may be changing, research suggests.</b><p>The study …

Global Warming

Vitamin C 'gives chemotherapy a boost'

<b>High-dose vitamin C can boost the cancer-killing effect of chemotherapy in the lab and mice, research suggests.</b><p>Given by injection, it could potentially be a safe, effective and low-cost treatment for ovarian and other cancers, say US scientists.<p>Reporting in Science Translational Medicine, they call …

Cancer

Mathematics: Why the brain sees maths as beauty

<b>Brain scans show a complex string of numbers and letters in mathematical formulae can evoke the same sense of beauty as artistic masterpieces and music from the greatest composers.</b><p>Mathematicians were shown "ugly" and "beautiful" equations while in a brain scanner at University College London.<p>The …

Mathematics

Lasers used in meningitis tests by Strathclyde University scientists

<b>Scientists at Strathclyde University have developed a new test to speed up the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis.</b><p>It uses nanoparticles and lasers to "fingerprint" more than one bacterium at a time - and so opens the way for targeted treatment.<p>Unless caught quickly, bacterial meningitis can lead to …

Scotland

Billionaires Dumping Stocks, Economist Knows Why

A handful of billionaires are quietly dumping their American stocks . . . and fast.<p>Warren Buffett, who has been a cheerleader for U.S. stocks for …

Quest to grow human organs inside pigs in Japan

<b>I am standing in a fully functioning operating theatre. A surgeon and team of specialists in green smocks are preparing to operate. But I'm not in a hospital. I am on a farm deep in the Japanese countryside. On the gurney about to undergo the knife is a six-month-old female pig.</b><p>Standing over her, …

Intermittent fasting: The good things it did to my body

<b>Many of the changes in my body when I took part in the clinical trial of an intermittent fasting diet were no surprise. Eating very little for five days each month, I lost weight, and I felt hungry. I also felt more alert a lot of the time, though I tired easily. But there were other effects too</b> …

Palmerston: The island at the end of the earth

<b>It is one of the most isolated island communities in the world. The tiny Pacific island of Palmerston is visited by a supply ship twice a year - at most - and the long and hazardous journey deters all but the most intrepid visitors. What's more, most of its 62 inhabitants are descended from one man</b> …

Fish

Cookies op AD.nl

AD maakt gebruik van cookies<p>AD en Krant.nl gebruiken cookies en vergelijkbare technologieën (‘cookies’) onder andere om je een optimale …

US and Canada storms spell cold, dark Christmas for many

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Weather

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

Painting

Yellowstone volcano would be 2,000 times the size of Mount St Helens

New study reveals that the magma chamber beneath Yellowstone National Park more than double the size previously thought and a potential supervolcano would erupt with mammoth force<p>The hot molten rock beneath Yellowstone National Park is 2 ½ times larger than previously estimated, meaning the park's …

2,000 steps to a healthier heart

2,000 steps to a healthier heart: Walking that far every day for a year can reduce heart attack and stroke risk by 8%<p><b>Exercise is equivalent to</b> …

'Tips for Jesus' mystery man strikes again — for $5,000

The $111.05 New York restaurant receipt includes a $1,000 tip and the words "god bless!" scrawled across it.<p>The handle @tipsforjesus is stamped next to an illegible signature.<p>In recent weeks, similar tabs have popped up in restaurants from coast to coast and even in Mexico, with tips of as much as …

Yellowstone supervolcano 'even more colossal'

<b>The supervolcano that lies beneath Yellowstone National Park in the US is far larger than was previously thought, scientists report.</b><p>A study shows that the magma chamber is about 2.5 times bigger than earlier estimates suggested.<p>A team found the cavern stretches for more than 90km (55 miles) and …

Geology

Juno probe captures movie of Earth-Moon 'dance'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1035000/1035851_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532456798_c4df5ac7fda6151ca7bdbc2eef15f289<p><b>The US space agency (Nasa) has released an extraordinary new movie of Earth and the Moon moving through space together.</b><p>The images that …

Astronomy

Photographer Captures the Vast Beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge

Photographer Ali Ertrk has been capturing the striking beauty of a variety of landmarks since 2006. Based in San Francisco, the talented artist has specifically focused much of his attention on the Golden Gate Bridge, the massive, bright red suspension bridge in California that spans almost two …

Photography

City of Fog

What I Really Want for Christmas

Each year, around this time, friends and business partners start sending presents to my office. The reception desk gets covered with tins of candy, …

England v Hungary - a football match that started a revolution

<b>Sixty years ago, a football match shook the foundations of the British Empire and encouraged a previously unthinkable dream of freedom in Hungary, says Gellert Tamas.</b><p>The time was exactly 16:45. Wembley hosted a sold-out crowd. One hundred and twenty thousand spectators had gathered to see England …

Wembley

US remembers Kennedy 50 years after assassination

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1030000/1030589_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532456801_5ee32506b4318348ed294a63ad14356d<p><b>The US has marked 50 years since President John F Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullet in Dallas, Texas.</b><p>The city, which long struggled with the …

JFK Assassination

Ison: The comet of the century

<b>If we're lucky, then in just a few days' time we could witness one of the most spectacular sights in the night sky for a generation or more.</b><p>Astronomers hope that on 3 December a comet will appear on the eastern horizon - Comet Ison.<p>For the whole month of December, millions of people across the …

Astronomy

Your Great Idea Doesn't Matter: This Guy Just Doubled His Business Thanks To A Product Built By Accident

Sometimes, though, you have an idea, build a company around it - and then stumble upon another, much better idea.<p>Sometimes it's that accidental idea that turns a startup into a success.<p>One example of this phenomenon is New York-based start Yext. Yext was going to be a pay-per-call online ad …

Employment

Typhoon Haiyan: survival, loss and humanity in obliterated city of Tacloban

On a stretch of road on the way into Tacloban city centre, just past a lone white coffin with gold-painted handles, lay a mass of dead, bloated bodies. Men, women, cats, dogs and pigs were piled in a heap against a stone house with a metal roof bent upwards like a question mark.<p>Its residents stared …

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season of visitors eager to hit the slopes or take in the unique local culture that these mountain regions seem to inspire. While …

European Travel