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Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Time Travel

10 Habits of People Who Love to Work Out

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Are we ready for the next volcanic catastrophe?

If you were one of the 10 million air travellers shaking your fist at the departures board in April 2010, you will appreciate the fact that – even in this tectonically peaceful realm – we ignore volcanic threats at our peril. Despite being nothing to write home about in terms of size, the eruption …

Ice Age

Making a Tough Decision? Ask These Five Questions First. | Inc.com

Leading is mostly about making decisions. Sometimes you have the wind to your back and those decisions are easy, but in most cases the wind pushes against you, making decisions anything but easy.<p>The same applies in our personal lives. Decisions are tough, rarely clear-cut, and often made with less …

Leadership

How the World’s Oldest People Live So Long

At 118, the world’s oldest woman says her secret is eating, sleeping, and relaxing. Sounds good to us!<p>How do you live to be 109 years old? Exercise, …

Medieval

Circular thinking: Stonehenge's origin is subject of new theory

Whether it was a Druid temple, an astronomical calendar or a centre for healing, the mystery of Stonehenge has long been a source of speculation and debate. Now a dramatic new theory suggests that the prehistoric monument was in fact “an ancient Mecca on stilts”.<p>The megaliths would not have been …

Oxford University

Your Farts Could Tell Your Doctor About Your Digestive Health

Finding out which microbes dealt it<p>The quantity and diversity of bacteria that populate the human gut is truly mind-boggling; there are over 10,000 species of microbes, and for every human gene in your body, there are 360 microbial genes. Researchers are just starting to understand the importance …

Microbiology

Ex-IS hostage describes mock executions while held in Syria

LONDON (AP) — A former hostage held in Syria by Islamic State extremists for more than six months has described mock executions and other forms of …

Fragile Minds: Inside an Iranian Mental Hospital

The following images were taken in a central Tehran mental hospital between June and December 2012: Many patients in the<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Abbas …

40 years and counting: the team behind Voyager’s space odyssey

On a chilly March morning, Steve Howard, aged 65, is at work in his office on the northern edge of Pasadena, California. Two computer screens are squeezed on to his corner desk along with family photos, a tissue box and tins of Altoids Curiously Strong Peppermints. The office is in a quiet business …

Space