Sam Clough

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The reason a calorie-restricted diet extends your lifespan is in your genes

You've probably seen some headlines in recent years heralding the correlation between a lowered caloric intake and increased lifespan. The topic has …

This startup is picking up Google's slack in search, and it just got another $53 million to keep growing

But Google has created an expectation that all search features should be easy to use and just as accurate. That's why it's really frustrating when you use the search function on a random website or in an app and you can't find what you're looking for.<p>That's where Algolia, a San Francisco-based …

Introduction to functional programming with C#

It is no surprise that one of the biggest challenges in the enterprise software development is complexity. Change is inevitable. Especially when a …

The Ultimate Map Of Things To See When Visiting Scotland

There’s a whole heap of amazing things to do in Scotland! Being able to dive right into the historic charm of Edinburgh, the beautiful natural …

Scotland

10 Most Colorful Cities Around The World You Must Visit

Exploring new cities is always an exciting adventure to take on when you travel, but when the cities are painted with eye-popping colors, it makes …

A Giant List Of Epic Destinations For Anyone Who Lives To Travel

Pack your bags.<p>There's a big world out there, and no shortage of incredible destinations to explore. So it's only natural that choosing where to visit can be hugely intimidating. Thankfully, we've got you covered with lists on lists of epic spots to sift through. Check 'em out!<p><i>Note: Some of these</i> …

Should we “rewild” our urban bodies with microbes from indigenous peoples?

In the 1990s, scientist Ivan Casas traveled to the Peruvian Andes in search of human microbes. Casas was head of research for a Swedish probiotics company called BioGaia. He believed that mammals, including people, passed beneficial microbes to their young via breast milk. But he’d been unable to …

Microbiology

Three Chinese banks are using lie detectors on customers — and they have no idea

The Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China and China Construction Bank were among a number of financial institutions that have been collaborating with the Chinese Academy of Sciences on implementing the latest polygraph technology in financial services to improve "marketing", "efficiency" and …

Satellite launch accident provides unexpected test of Einstein’s theory

It’s a total fluke. No one was thinking about making the most precise test yet of general relativity when the Soyuz rocket lifted off from French Guiana on 22 August 2014. The European Space Agency was launching Galileo 5 and 6, a pair of navigation satellites to break Europe’s reliance on the …

Physics

NASA's new spaceship looks sleeker than a sports car

SpaceX already has a contract with NASA to deliver supplies to the ISS, but now it has finally convinced the space agency that its Dragon spaceship can safely transport humans.<p>Take a look inside the sleek new space capsule that future astronauts will travel in.

There's a mission to this mysterious water world that could detect the first alien life

Their spacecraft, called the Europa Multi-Flyby Mission, would orbit Jupiter, taking frequent passes by Europa for a close look at its surface.<p>But there is another important piece of the puzzle that NASA is exploring, and in a recent conversation with US Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), Ars …

Astronomy

'I'm just worried': A photographer reflects on Paris attacks

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Friday, a series of terrorist attacks in Paris left the city in a state of blue, red and white: stricken with sadness, buried in blood and praying for peace. Magnum photographer Alex Majoli was having dinner with a friend that night at Chez Omar, just two blocks away from the Bataclan …

Right-wing Extremism

Which countries will be hit hardest by low oil prices?

As a result of the oil price plunge, the major oil-exporting countries are facing budget deficits for the first time in years. The growth in the …

Destinations that are so magical, they hardly seem real

These seven dreamy destinations make you feel like you’ve stepped straight into a magical fairy tale world.<p>Where to go to escape the stresses of life, the bustle of the workweek and the noise of traffic? To find out, we turned to question-and-answer site Quora, where users have been sharing their …

European Travel

At this New York City pet hotel, dogs can sleep in suites bigger than some Manhattan apartments

New York City's D Pets Hotel will spoil your dog rotten.<p>For $200 a night, your dog can have a room that's bigger than some New York City apartments, all to themselves.<p>If they get lonely, flat-screen TVs can keep them company, showing dog-themed movies like "Beverly Hills Chihuauha" and "Fox and the …

The 17 most beautiful metro stations around the world

With grand chandeliers, architectural designs, and light projections, these metro stations will make your commute anything but boring.<p>We've put together a collection of the most awe-striking metro stations around the globe, from the Formosa Boulevard Station of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, to the …

European Travel