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Sleepaway Camps for Adults: No Kids and Plenty of Booze

One million adults went to a camp last year. Here are some of the camps catering to grownup campers—only.<p>As the ever-growing popularity of Comic-Con …

Istanbul Must-Dos

Travel<p>Our experts recommend the top attractions in and around Istanbul—with advice on how to get the most out of your visit.<p><b>Topkapı Sarayı</b><p>Palace of sultans from 15th- to 19th-century; housed thousands of imperial servants. Center of the historic district, overlooking city across Sea of Marmara, …

European Travel

Two days hiking on Hinchinbrook Island: the trek that nearly (sort of) killed me

Before I started my first proper hike, I practised for several weeks walking with a small pack and new boots on the stretch of car-heavy road that took me from Bellevue Hill to my office in Surry Hills in Sydney.<p>The main thoroughfare I walked down was flat and covered in bitumen. Bus fumes hung in …

Fly All You Want Around Norway This Summer For A Fixed Price

Last week I posted about How To Stay In Norway This Summer For $80 Per Night by taking advantage of the Scandic hotels promotion. With that deal, you …

Enchanted Islands: Japan's weird and wonderful wildlife

A thumbnail track pad | Kurzweil

NailO (credit: Hsin-Liu (Cindy) Kao et al.)<p>Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory are developing a new wearable device that turns the user’s …

How to get the entire immune system to attack cancer | Kurzweil

Two T lymphocyte cells (orange) attack a cancer cell (blue), using special receptors to zero in on the cancer (credit: Science Source)<p>The human …

Turkey’s best beaches: readers' travel tips

Idyllic beaches with nesting turtles, beautiful ancient ruins and boat trips to remote coves all feature in our readers’ tips on the best beaches in Turkey<br>• Enter next week’s competition to win a £200 voucher<p>Nestled in a valley, overlooked by the ruins of Olympos (Tahtalı Dağı), lies one of the …

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Are No Match For Medieval Potion

Recipe from Bald's Leechbook found to be highly effective against MRSA<p>Bloodletting, mercury cures, holes drilled in the head—many ancient medical remedies seem ill-advised based on our modern understanding of medicine. But researchers recently found that a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon treatment …

Onions

10 of Europe's best national parks … that you've probably never heard of

Photograph: Alamy<p>Vintgar Gorge, Triglav national park.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/27/1427478158484/c953cf50-91e1-4a84-8a54-656560902bcf-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Vintgar Gorge, Triglav national …

Light-Up Fabric Could Make Glowing Clothing An Everyday Reality

Flashy threads? That's an understatement<p>The stylish glowing jumpsuits of the Tron-like future have just come a step closer, with the creation of a weavable fabric that lights up. Huisheng Peng and colleagues from Fundan University in Shanghai and UCLA created 1-millimeter thin fibers made from …

Yarn

Spherical nucleic acids train immune system to fight disease | Kurzweil

Design and properties of immunomodulatory spherical nucleic acids (credit: Aleksandar F. Radovic-Moreno et al./PNAS)<p>A research team led by …

Articles about minimal swiss retreat carved centuries old stone on Dwell.com - Dwell

Perched atop a mountain on over six acres of woods, a young couple's weekend getaway incorporates the old with the new.<p>Its true renaissance started 10 years ago with two new, dedicated owners.<p>A clever renovation transforms an irregularly shaped dwelling in Trequanda, Italy, into a tiny retreat …

Architecture

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

Adventure<p>The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.

National Parks

Network theory sheds new light on origins of consciousness

Where in your brain do <i>you</i> exist? Is your awareness of the world around you and of yourself as an individual the result of specific, focused changes …

Scientists crack piece of neural code for learning, memory

Researchers describe how postmortem brain slices can be 'read' to determine how a rat was trained to behave in response to specific sounds, a new …

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Vertical farm can make 44,000 pounds of tomatoes on the side of a parking lot

Project lets Wyoming town keep growing food all year long<p>The Wyoming town of Jackson gets long and bitter winters. One mile above sea level in a landlocked state, months of heavy snow leave the town unable to grow much of its own produce, forcing it to import fresh fruit and vegetables from other …

Single cell RNA sequencing reveals unknown cell types in the brain

Using a process known as single cell sequencing, scientists at Karolinska Institutet have produced a detailed map of cortical cell types and the …

The 20 Best Japanese Animated Movies of the 21st Century

14. The Secret World of Arrietty (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 2010)<p>Studio Ghibli productions can generally engage a wide audience as most films don’t …

Brain Organoids

As Madeline Lancaster lifts a clear plastic dish into the light, roughly a dozen clumps of tissue the size of small baroque pearls bob in a …

A new protein looks like Christmas lights and helps us track brain activity

CaMPARI could help researchers get quick feedback when neurons fire<p>Neuron activity is used as everything from an indicator of our most fundamental impulses to a model for computers, but our understanding of it is basic at best. The methods we use to detect brain activity are limited as well — even …

Is This the World's Oldest Secret Code?

From The Siberian Times: <i>Scientists are close to precise dating of the Shigir Idol, thought to be twice as ancient as the Egyptian Pyramids.</i><p>The Idol …

New Brain Pathways for Old Memories

<b>New Brain Pathways for Old Memories</b><br>Over time, rats recall a fearful memory by a separate brain pathway than the one first used to recall it. The …

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Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds

Is "turning back the aging clock" the same thing as "cells dividing many more times"? Or is it just one aspect of aging? Would we, for example, see …

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds

Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was dramatically …

Ancient Viruses Gain New Functions in the Brain

If thinking about the billions of bacteria taking up residence in and on your body gives you the willies, you probably won’t find it comforting that …

It might be possible to restore lost memories | Kurzweil

Synapse (credit: Curtis Neveu/Wikimedia Commons)<p>New UCLA research indicates that lost memories can be restored, offering hope for patients in the …

This App Trains You to See Farther

Twenty-twenty vision? Big deal. UltimEyes could train your brain to see in 20/7.5.<p><b>When a major league baseball pitcher throws</b> a 95-mph fastball, only about 400 milliseconds—the duration of a blink—pass before the ball rockets over the plate. And a batter gets less than half that time to decide …

The Brain

In pictures: Images of the brain taken by scientists at University of Edinburgh - Telegraph