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How to light up a tumour

For decades, brain surgeons have struggled to identify cancerous tissue precisely. Could one of the world’s most deadly scorpions come to their aid?<p>In 2004, Dr Richard Ellenbogen prepared to operate on a 17-year-old girl. The operation, to remove a brain tumour, was particularly challenging because …


Obama Marks Anniversary Of 9/11 Attacks With Moment Of Silence

President Barack Obama marked the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., Friday morning.<p>According to a White House pool report, Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and 200 White House staffers gathered and reflected at 8:46 …

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Hands on with Nest's latest thermostat

Nest's smart thermostat has been around for three years and was one of the first smart home devices to really gain mainstream attention. Since its original launch, the Nest Thermostat has undergone two hardware revisions, with the most recent coming out just a couple of weeks ago.<p>The …

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It's OK To Spend All Your Money On Traveling, Says Science

<i>By Christine Schoenwald</i><p>It turns out that it's not whoever has the most stuff wins; it's whomever has had the most experiences wins, and ends up being happier.<p><b>Say what? Aren't we supposed to save all our money so we can keep up with having the newest of phones, TVs, and cars?</b><p>It turns out that while …


How to cook with turmeric, the super healthy trendy root

Long used in Indian and Caribbean cooking, turmeric is starting to show up in everything from bottled smoothies to beauty products. Turmeric is getting lots of attention because the active ingredient in it, curcumin, has potent anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to be beneficial in …


The Eerie Shipwrecks of Namibia's Skeleton Coast

The Skeleton Coast of Namibia is littered not only with the carcasses of long-dead animals, but also of hundreds of ships that met their demise on the sandy shores.<p>The cold water of the Atlantic's Benguela current collides with dry, warm, air of the Namib Desert and the resulting cold, dense fog …