Jeffrey Leung

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Ancient "Giant Virus" Revived From Siberian Permafrost

Climate change could release more ancient viruses. Is there a risk to humans?<p>Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost and untouched for over 30,000 years, researchers have discovered what is thought to be the newest representative of what are loosely known as "giant viruses."<p>A team led by Jean-Michel …

The science and magic of pastry

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. <i>Carl Sagan</i><p>Most pies offer a degree of mystery: a top crust that fuels anticipation and hides the wonders to come. They allow the chef a "reveal" moment, when the blackbirds come flying out. Jam tarts – the recipe …

Ask Anything: Is It Worse To Be Licked Or Sneezed On?

Either way, both are gross.<p>Different diseases affect different fluids in the body, so it’s hard to give a simple answer to this question. HIV, for example, shows up at infectious levels in blood, semen, vaginal and rectal secretions, and breast milk. But an HIV-infected patient’s sneeze or spit …

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Science’s transfer market

In 1893, Willie Groves became the first football player to be transferred for over £100, when Aston Villa was forced to pay their local rivals West Bromwich Albion for the illegal poaching of one the team’s stars. Since then, global migration and recruitment of players have become common.<p>Since …

How these bacteria in chicken guts make us sick

The <i>Campylobacter jejuni</i> bacterium is one of the reasons why we are told to make sure our meat, particularly chicken, is cooked properly.<p>The bug, …

Environment: News & features

Illness-causing bacteria linger hours or days outside body

Scientists report that bacteria can persist on surfaces, like furniture and toys, significantly longer than previously thought.<p>It’s been long thought …

Best portraits of 2013 – in pictures

Photography,Malala Yousafzai,Roberto Mancini,Nigel Farage,Rafe Spall,Chloe Smith,Nigel Kennedy,Zawe Ashton,Haim,Iain Banks,Alistair Darling,Ruth Wilson,Robbie Rogers,Chris Froome,Keir Starmer,Laura Mvula<p>From artists to activists and politicians to personalities, a selection of the best portraits …

A Scientific Miracle: Theories of Mary's Virgin Birth

<i>Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 1:18</i><p>Merry Christmas, scientists! It's that time of year again when all rational human beings shake our …

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How do hummingbirds thrive in the Andes?

New research finds that hummingbird species living at high altitudes have independently evolved hemoglobin with enhanced oxygen-binding properties so they can thrive in oxygen-poor environments.<p>New research finds that hummingbird species living at high altitudes have evolved hemoglobin with …

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Frog Whose Young Erupt From Under Its Skin

Amphibians have it made. Frogs sometimes just up and turn into princes, salamanders can emerge from fire unscathed, and a certain newt almost got to …

Second DNA Code Discovered Hiding Within DNA: Scientists

A second DNA code has been discovered by a group of scientists, hiding within DNA, or the genetic code.<p>Information within the newly discovered second …

Climatologist: Nuclear Power Only Way To Curb Climate Disruption

Addressing the American Geophysical Union, James Hansen urges fellow scientists to study, share facts on nuclear energy<p>Polluters must pay for their carbon dioxide emissions, and nuclear energy must expand, says climatologist James Hansen, who retired this year from the NASA Goddard Institute for …

Using Natural Light For Authentic Looking Food Photography

Setting up your studio to photograph food is a little different than setting up for portraits. One of the big differences is the current trend to use …

Food Photography

New York City in Black and White, Inception Style

New York City. It’s a place that inspires with it’s gloriously tall buildings with the strictest attention to detail and the hustle and bustle of …

Keeping secrets can cause you to ‘come undone’

The stress of keeping a secret or concealing what you really think can be exhausting. It can limit physical stamina, impair judgment, and reduce …

Gene therapy limits bleeding in dogs with hemophilia

A new kind of gene therapy led to a dramatic decline in bleeding events in dogs with naturally occurring hemophilia A, a serious and costly bleeding …

Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

Wildlife<p><b>A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s</b> <b>bottom dwellers.</b><p>The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in feeding on …

Blackfish, SeaWorld and the backlash against killer whale theme park shows

Heart are an unlikely bunch of revolutionaries. But the American soft rockers' decision to cancel a concert at SeaWorld in Florida may mark a turning point in the relationship between humans and one of the most magnificent mammals of the ocean. The band this week joined Willie Nelson and Barenaked …

The 10 best-dressed people of 2013

Donna Tartt<p>Donna Tartt appears to produce a novel a decade – and 2013 saw her third, The Goldfinch, released. With it, fashion rejoiced along with the literati: the author's razor-sharp bob returned for another moment in the spotlight. It really is a thing of beauty, one that gives the Queen of the …

Tips for Landscape Photography in Exotic Places

Tips for Landscape Photography in Exotic Places - 5 tips for planning your trip so you can bring great landscape photos home.

Landscape Photography

Creative Watermarking - How to Integrate Your Signature into Your Photos

Watermarking is a topic that many photographers are quite passionate about. It seems to be a viable way of protecting your images from online theft, …

Cancer trial drug eliminates advanced leukaemia in 23% of patients

A cancer drug in a Melbourne-led trial eliminated advanced leukaemia in almost a quarter of patients who had run out of options, researchers say.<p>They say the cancer was cleared in 23 per cent of patients and a further 61 per cent achieved partial remission, despite having endured an average of four …

Life on the ocean wave wasn’t easy for pterosaurs

The posture an animal may adopt when dunked into the water may not seem like an obvious lifestyle problem – after all pretty much all animals can swim to at least some degree – but it appears to have been a real issue for the pterosaurs. A new study published by myself and a colleague suggests that …

Colour Explosion: 38 Photos of Insects on Flowers

When you're lucky enough to see an insect settle on a flower when you're out shooting, it presents you with a great opportunity for a very …

18 Cute Pictures of Baby Turtles

Baby turtles are possibly the most adorable reptiles—as adorable as reptiles can be. Evidence: these 18 photos.<p>Baby Seat Turtles by fotoblossoms<p>Baby …

New Sign That Mars May Have Supported Life

New Clues To Life On Mars?<p>The Curiosity rover has been poking around Mars for more than a year, and some new reports published in the journal Science …

New Mideast Pipeline Deal Shows Why Water Doesn’t Start Wars

On Dec. 9, Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority signed a major deal that calls for the construction of a large desalination plant in Jordan …