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China's tainted meat scandal explained

McDonald's restaurants in many Chinese cities have been eerily quiet this past week.<p>The fast food giant is enormously popular in China where it has 2,000 outlets, each one typically overflowing with hungry crowds.<p>But many McDonald's addicts have been forced to go cold turkey as numerous branches …

Saxon Switzerland National Park, Germany

Travel<p><b>Name:</b> Saxon Switzerland National Park <b><br>Location:</b> Germany <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1990 <b><br>Size:</b> 36 square miles (93 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p><b>• Border Park</b> Saxon Switzerland National Park borders the Czech Republic’s Bohemian Switzerland National Park. Though a border divides this space its management …

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

<b>1. The United States and Europe have adopted the strongest sanctions against Russia since the end of the cold war.</b> The EU restrictions "include a measure that would prevent Russia's largest state-owned banks from issuing stock or bonds in European markets," the Financial Times reports, while both …

'Quantum Cheshire Cat' becomes reality

<b>Scientists have for the first time separated a particle from one of its physical properties - creating a "quantum Cheshire Cat".</b><p>The phenomenon is named after the curious feline in Alice in Wonderland, who vanishes leaving only its grin.<p>Researchers took a beam of neutrons and separated them from …

Step-by-step Guide to Long Exposure Photography

Unfortunately often it happens that the result we get is far from our expectations, and we end up classifying the long exposure as a demoniacal …

Digital Photography

Your Shot: Best of 2014's Daily Dozen (So Far)

Looking for Alice

Project info<p>Finding Alice<p>My daughter Alice was born with Downs Syndrome 2011.<br>Alice has entered a world where routine genetic screening at twelve weeks gestation is almost entirely thrust towards birth prevention rather than birth preparation. Whilst we make our selection and decisions in private, …

Chinese hackers steal Israel’s Iron Dome missile data

A Chinese hacking group has been accused of stealing data from Israel’s billion-dollar Iron Dome missile system.<p>The state-sponsored Comment Crew hacking group, thought to operate out of China, was responsible for attacks from 2011 onwards on three Israeli defence technology companies Elisra Group, …

The Only Three Lenses You Need for Travel Photography

Travel photography is done best with light, sharp, prime lenses. See how I used the fisheye, the 50mm, and the 135mm on the Trans Siberian Railway.

Travel Photography

Israeli strikes kill more than 100, knock out power station in Gaza

Israeli forces unleashed some of the most intense bombardments of the 3-week-old war with Hamas on Tuesday, flattening the home of the militant group's top political leader in the Gaza Strip, damaging the offices of an affiliated television station and knocking out the densely populated coastal …

Los Angeles

Nepali Mothers Suffer From Fallen Wombs

It wasn't until I actually met rural Nepali women that I understood just how difficult life often is for mothers in that country. Not only are they expected to do all of the housework and most of the farming, they're expected to do it all while pregnant -- and to start their work again sometimes …

25 Gorgeous Pools Everyone Should Swim In Once

The only thing that's more relaxing than lounging poolside or soaking in the water on a sunny day is doing it at one of these incredible destinations.<p>From luxurious infinity pools with unbeatable views to natural pools teeming with marine life, these pools around the world deserve to be on …

Fort Lauderdale

Two Americans in West Africa have ebola. Why aren't they coming home?

The largest ebola outbreak in history is also a reminder of global inequality in healthcare<p>The current ebola outbreak is the largest in history, with 672 dead in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. At least two Americans have now been infected with the disease: Dr. Kent Brantly of Texas and Nancy …

This worm's sperm invades and kills females of another species

An 'unprecedented' means of avoiding reproduction between species<p>When it comes to sex, animals have developed a plethora of tricks to avoid mixups with other species. They use sight, smell, and even feel to tell each other apart. But in certain cases, the similarities between species are just too …

U.S.: Russia violated missile treaty

The United States accused Russia on Monday of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, citing cruise missile tests that date to 2008, senior State Department and White House officials said.<p>"This is a very serious matter which we have attempted to address with Russia for some …

The First Man-Made Biological Leaf Turns Light and Water Into Oxygen

If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we're going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply …

Oxygen