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Douglas Mawson: An Australian hero's story of survival

<b>One hundred years ago this week, Australia's foremost polar explorer, Douglas Mawson, returned home after two years of triumph and terror in East Antarctica.</b><p>At the end of February 1914, Douglas Mawson sailed into the port of Adelaide to a hero's welcome. His final sentence in The Home of the …

The man who cut out his own appendix

<b>During an expedition to the Antarctic, Russian surgeon Leonid Rogozov became seriously ill. He needed an operation - and as the only doctor on the team, he realised he would have to do it himself.</b><p>As the polar winter rolled in, 27-year-old Leonid Rogozov started to feel tired, weak and nauseous. …

Great Gut Extinction: Has modern life destroyed our health?

<b>Our modern lifestyle is often blamed for the explosion in conditions like asthma, diabetes and obesity - but the evidence that our predecessors didn't suffer such ailments has been hard to come by - until now.</b><p>In 2008 a military helicopter chanced upon a previously uncharted group of huts in the …

C. diff used to beat C. diff infection

<b>Potentially deadly Clostridium difficile infections have been treated with a dose of... more C. difficile.</b><p>The "fight-fire-with-fire" approach by US doctors replaced aggressive versions of the bug with their friendlier cousins.<p>Trials on 173 people, published in the Journal of the American Medical …

My daughter, who lost her battle with mental illness, is still the bravest person I know

I lost my darling daughter Natalie to mental illness last month. She killed herself a few weeks short of her 29th birthday by stepping in front of a train in Baltimore.<p>Natalie and I wrote a book together when she was 16: “Promise You Won’t Freak Out: A Teenager Tells Her Mother the Truth About …

Depression does lead to fuzzy thinking

<b>NEW YORK: If you are depressed and feel that your thinking ability has become “fuzzy” or less sharp, you are right.</b><p>A new study has shown that the …

'Into The Wild' Author Tries Science To Solve Toxic Seed Mystery

In August 1992, Christopher McCandless died in an abandoned bus in the Alaska wilderness after living mostly on squirrels, birds, roots and seeds for 113 days. Hunters found his body weeks later. Alaska state coroners declared starvation as the cause of death.<p>But a mystery lingered: What exactly …

Krebs' Cycle Intermediates

<b>Maximizing Your Body’s Performance</b><p><i>By Ward Dean, MD and Jim English</i><p>Production and management of sustainable biological energy resources is of vital …

Molecular & Cellular Proteomics

Identification and validation of urinary metabolite biomarkers for major depressive disorder<p>Peng Zheng1,<br>• Ying Wang1,<br>• Liang Chen1,<br>• Deyu Yang1,<br>• Huaqing …

Major depression leaves a metabolic mark

Major depression comes with an unexpected metabolic signature, according to new evidence.The findings in humans and mice offer new insight into the …

Metabolic profile of clinical depression

By Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay<p>Clinical depression, also known as major depressive disorder, robs its victims of interest and pleasure, sleep, appetite …

'Brandalism' rampage leaves subversive damage in its wake

Over the weekend, several gangs of guerilla artists asked no one's permission to replace hundreds of corporate ads with giant artwork in cities all over the United Kingdom. This large-scale exercise in culture jamming is the work of Brandalism, a group whose mission is to "revolt against corporate …

Posters

This Fridge Doesn’t Need Electricity To Stay Cool

Inspired by studying frozen lakes, the Sure Chill can stay cold for up to 35 days–long enough to get life-saving vaccines to kids still living off the grid.<p>Jenny McCarthy might tell you differently, but vaccines really do save lives. Unicef estimates that 2 to 3 million kids survived in 2011 …

This Nigerian College Student Built a Wind- And Solar-Powered Car From Scraps

Segun Oyeyiola took a Volkswagen Beetle and turned it into a fully renewable off-road vehicle. He’s not going to stop working on it until it becomes the future of driving in Nigeria.<p>When it comes to the success of the electric car, billionaire Elon Musk is viewed as nothing short of a miracle …

Artist: Frits Thaulow (1847–1906) La Dordogne (1903) Oil on canvas Posted by Nicoletta

Poachers take chunks from California redwoods, put majestic trees at risk

Tree poaching conjures up the lawless Amazon jungle, but America's magnificent redwood forests now face a piecemeal but steady assault by poachers too, California officials say.<p>Thieves are cutting massive chunks from the base of the champion trees, which are the tallest on Earth and are up to 2,000 …

Political Scene: El Chapo’s Arrest and the Drug War

On Saturday, Mexican authorities arrested Joaquín (El Chapo) Guzmán Loera, who was the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, a criminal organization responsible for violence and drug trafficking. It’s estimated that the Sinaloa organization moves “as much as thirty or forty per cent of all of the illegal …

Sailing a lifesaver for record-breaking yachtswoman Hilary Lister - CNN.com

British quadriplegic sailor Hilary Lister is paralyzed from the neck down but, despite her disability, sails using three straws and has undertaken a litany of challenges.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>She sails the sea with no limbs<p>She sails the sea with no limbs<p>She sails the sea with no limbs<p>1<p>2<p>3<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Hilary …

Traffic light hackers can cause road chaos

The hacker in the <i>Italian Job</i> did it spectacularly. So did the fire sale team in <i>Die Hard 4.0</i>. But can hackers really hijack traffic lights to cause …

Bare-Handed Sushi Is Necessary; Kitchen Hierarchies

· Making Sushi with Bare Hands Is a Necessity [Smithsonian]<br>· Examining the Hierarchy of a Restaurant Kitchen [Vegas Seven]<br>· How Barack Obama Sold Out the Kale Crowd [New Republic]<br>· Cookbook Legend Diana Kennedy Branches Out [NYT]<br>· A Skim Read of Ruth Reichl's Forthcoming Novel [Epicurious]<br>· The …

5 Common Mushroom Cooking Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them

From stews to scrambles, mushrooms bring depth and body to a myriad of dishes. But when you're sautéing them, be wary of these 4 common mistakes.<p>Earthy, meaty, and packed with umami, mushrooms are a great way to add depth and body to a dish. Whether they're chanterelles, buttons, shiitakes, or …

How To Be The Perfect Fuck Buddy

318<p>SHARES<p>#157168836 / gettyimages.com<p>Developing a reliable, high-grade fuck buddy is one of the most difficult, but, ultimately, rewarding, things …