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Another year’s GCSE and A-level results, another bumper crop for… grammars? academies? Yes, absolutely. But there’s a third group of state schools that outperform the average that gets far less positive attention: the nation’s faith schools.<p>For this year’s results, the Telegraph’s ranking of …

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The lost boys: Video games more fun than growing up

As our friends' children reach their 20s, we've noticed a pattern. Their daughters are often model kids – focused, tenacious, diligent. They get top marks. They have a plan for their life. They have benchmarks and goals and usually achieve them.<p>The sons are another matter. They're not all that …

5 Delightful & Frightful Anime Shows Based on Fairy Tales

Fairy tales inspire tribute, parody, and radical reinterpretation. They’re building blocks of culture and storytelling.<p>If you have your own take on a …

Coffee museum: New fix gives PH beans fresh jolt

A small museum, a map and a bit of genomics.<p>For a Filipino molecular geneticist and her team, these three could just be the right mix to give local …

Cannabinoid receptor-specific mechanisms to alleviate pain in sickle cell anemia via inhibition of mast cell activation and neurogenic inflammation.

2016 May;101(5):566-77. doi: 10.3324/haematol.2015.136523. Epub 2015 Dec 24.<p>1Vascular Biology Center, Division of Hematology, Oncology and …

‘Steven Universe’ artist shuts down Twitter after harassment

<i>Steven Universe</i> storyboard artist Lauren Zuke deleted her Twitter account Friday after negative feedback from fans about a pairing of two of the …

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Borrelia burgdorferi spirochetes induce mast cell activation and cytokine release.

1999 Mar;67(3):1107-15.<p>1Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico …

'Flamboyant' New Sea Slug Needs a Name

An Australian museum wants your help in naming a newly identified nudibranch.<p>A "photogenic and flamboyant" new species of sea slug has been found in …

The Unsung Architecture Of 1990s Anime

The intricate hand-drawn worlds of director Mamoru Oshii’s films hide lessons for architects.<p>In most films, the scenery is merely a backdrop–the second fiddle to the dramatic tension between characters. But in others, the environment plays a leading role. For architecture buffs, few get better than</i> …

The Best Animated Movies for Adults

Some are ridiculous, some are sad. Some pair well with drugs. But none of these are for kids.<p>Ever since Pixar released the masterful <i>Toy Story</i> on an unsuspecting public, animated films have taken on a new kind of life in the American cinematic landscape. No longer content to be opiates for masses of …

If All Love Is Equal, This Incestuous Mother And Son Couple Should Be Celebrated

Another dispatch from Sodom. The Daily Mail reports on the controversial romance of a New Mexico couple who reconnected after many years apart and fell instantly in love upon meeting again. It would be like something right out of a fairy tale, if not for the fact that the two lovebirds are related. …

How Screen Addiction Is Damaging Children's Brains

"I've worked with hundreds of heroin addicts and crystal meth addicts, and what I can say is that it's easier to treat a heroin addict than a true screen addict."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US</i><p>In the 80s, Graham Nash from Crosby Stills & Nash appeared on MTV for an interview. The …

7 Ways to Take Fresh Basil Beyond Pesto

Listen, we’re not saying you and pesto need to go on a break. In fact, with basil being in season and all, now is a better time than any for you to …

VERSUS, A Beautiful 3D Animated Short Visualizing the Everlasting Battle of Nature

“Versus” is a beautiful 3D animated short, created by ManvsMachine for MAXON, that does an incredible job of visualizing “the everlasting battle of …

We've Been Wrong About Lichen For 150 Years

Hundreds of millions of years ago, a tiny green microbe joined forces with a fungus, and together they conquered the world. It’s a tale of two …

Biology

One Man Single-Handedly Repopulates Rare Butterfly Species In His Own Backyard

The California Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor hirsuta) is a locally rare butterfly within San Francisco. Now, thanks to California Academy of …

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Hopeless Romantic? Here are 5 Japanese Live Action Movies That You Should Absolutely Watch! – Japan Info

Are you done reading your favorite romance manga and watching its anime series as well? Why not try watching the live action counterpart this time? …

Mysterious purple ocean orb starts to reveal its secrets

Everybody loves a good mystery.<p>Researchers with the Exploration Vessel Nautilus peered down through a camera at the ocean floor in mid-July and found something very odd there. A bright-purple sphere glowed in the camera's light. Scientific curiosity kicked in and the researchers suctioned up the …

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This island in the Philippines has the world’s greatest concentration of unique animals

In fact, sometimes evolution can be the result of a lucky animal finding "any port in a storm".<p>And the finding that Luzon, an island in the Philippines, has the greatest concentration of unique mammals in the world - even more than Madagascar - is the perfect example.<p>Islands are often examples of …

The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists - Vox

Science is in big trouble. Or so we’re told.<p>In the past several years, many scientists have become afflicted with a serious case of doubt — doubt in the very institution of science.<p>Explore the biggest challenges facing science, and how we can fix them:<p>Academia has a huge money problem<br>• Too many …

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Invisible

A chameleon wants to ask a fellow loner to dance. But he gets so nervous that he keeps on involuntarily blending into the environment whenever he …

Animation based on JK Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ explores ‘American Hogwarts’

With the theatrical release of <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> creeping closer, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been busy introducing …

Fantastic Beasts

Watch Legendary Final Fantasy Character Designer Yoshitaka Amano Draw Live at Anime Expo

Yoshitaka Amano is a legend among Japanese character designer, having influenced series like <i>Final Fantasy</i> and <i>Front Mission</i> with his unmistakable …

The Earth's biodiversity could be much greater than we thought

After centuries of study, you’d think we’d have at least a rough idea of how many different species of life exist on Earth. This is becoming even …

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