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Statin side-effects only felt by those who believe in them – study

Researchers hope study will end debate around drugs, which could benefit over six million more UK patients<p>Common side-effects of statins are not down to the drugs, but are instead a result of patients’ negative expectations, research suggests.<p>Statins are typically prescribed to help lower levels of …

Medicine

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of April 10, 2017)

International affairs dominated this week as tensions rose throughout the world. The U.S. dropped the “mother of all bombs” on ISIS caves in Afghanistan and North Korea continued to test its missiles. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared relations with Russia “at a low point,” while …

Scientists use Martian dust to 3D print tools

Food and transportation aren’t the only aspects of a mission to Mars scientists must consider. Limited cargo space means to obtain tools or similar …

25 incredible streets you must visit before you die

As today marks 250 years since the first stone was laid for the foundation of the Royal Crescent in Bath, we thought we'd collate our favourite spectacular and quirky streets from around the world.<p><b>Which streets have we missed? Let us know in the comments below.</b><p>1. Champs-Élysées, Paris<p>This …

The 10 best travel destinations for couples

Solo travel can be a liberating time of self-discovery, but there's nothing quite like seeing the world with your significant other. Even when things …

Hot Springs

The EPA just delayed 30 environmental regulations created under Obama — here's what that means

All 30 regulations were written into the Federal Register before President Donald Trump took office and were due to go into effect before March 21. (Writing a regulation into the Federal Register is a step on the way to making it enforceable.)<p>The new paperwork, which will also be written into the …

Acitivists say if indecency law was applied it would be first known instance of it being used to jail gay people<p>Authorities in the Ivory Coast have refused to explain why two gay men were arrested and jailed in a country that does not criminalise same-sex acts, and is widely regarded as a beacon of …

Ivory Coast

Can we just accept that some people (like me) must travel alone?

For one, I’m an early bird.<p>It doesn’t matter where in the world I am, if I’m acclimated to a region, I’m going to wake up at 4 a.m., local time. …

Cheap Places To Travel In 2017 If Your Resolutions Include Spending Less

You’ve heard all the tricks. Wednesday is the best day to fly. Tuesday is the best day to book. January is the cheapest month to travel. Travel …

Solo travelers won't get charged extra on small-group Overseas Adventure tours

Sometimes single travelers can feel singled out. Those who go it alone often face the prospect of paying a dreaded single supplement, which can be as high as double the base price of a trip, or not going at all. Enter Boston-based Overseas Adventure Travel, which doesn't charge extra for solo …

A Minimalist 1930s Apartment with Iconic Views of New York City

Architect David Davis and his hotelier husband give an old apartment a new, refreshingly modern life<p>When architect David Davis, managing principal of New York’s Rottet Studio, visited the estate sale of a two-bedroom apartment in a 1930s building in midtown Manhattan, he knew he’d found his next …

Interior Design

Scientists: Circumcised Guys Don't Have Less Sensitive Penises After All

One frequent argument made in the case against circumcision is that it decreases penis sensitivity. Is that actually true? New research says nope.<p>The study, published in <i>The Journal of Urology</i>, got incredibly specific: The investigators examined whether the tip of the penis was less sensitive in …

The Government Cited My Research In Its Campaign Against Porn And Anal Sex – Here’s Why I Disagree

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Calistan, CC BYAre we facing an epidemic of harmful anal sex, brought on only because of the availability of online porn? …