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35 pieces of life advice from women who’ve lived to be 100

Drink lots, have sex and don't take life too seriously<p>The world’s longest living woman reached the grand old age of 116 years old, and advances in …

Why elephants could hold the cure for cancer

Elephants carry 20 copies of a tumour suppressing gene called TP53 which stops damaged DNA reproducing and causing tumours, scientists have found<p>Elephants may hold the key to fighting cancer after scientists found that they carry a large number of genes which suppress tumours.<p>Researchers have long …

Cancer

Why do women live longer than men?

All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.<p>As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. …

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31 dazzling sunsets from around the world

Even the most mundane destinations turn into dazzling dreamscapes at sunset.<p>And when the sun sets on the world's most beautiful landmarks? We'll let …

How to Fall in Love With the World

<b>It’s a sultry summer night in Paris.</b> You’ve had a dinner of <i>biftek-frites</i> and Burgundy with friends in the Quartier Latin and while they’ve opted for the Métro, you impetuously decide to wander on foot instead to the apartment you’ve rented for the month. You amble through Île Saint-Louis, listening …

Top 10: Things to Eat in Peru

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Luxurious Eco-Friendly Mansion Exists Entirely Below Ground

For those wanting to lessen their negative impact on the environment, the best place to build is down. Known as “underground homes” or “low-impact houses,” these structures minimize the amount of green space used by containing entire buildings below the Earth's surface. Two English firms–NC Homes …

Swimming Pools

Hypnotic 3D Canvas Sculptures Play with Vibrant Colors and Swirling Textures

Partners Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman, collectively known as Stallman, marry their individual talent and vision to create mesmerizing three dimensional sculptures out of canvas and paint. Their newest collection of work, titled <i>Canvas on the Edge</i>, aims to highlight the nature of the materials by …

Sculpture

Adorable Miniature Horses Provide Therapeutic Benefits for People in Need

Animals can offer a powerful form of therapy for those who have suffered a traumatic experience. Dogs are common companions, but there's also a lesser-known creature who makes a big impact–miniature horses. They're tiny equines at just two-and-a-half feet tall, and they're known for having a calm …

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Camera Drone Captures Gorgeous Aerial Shots of Iceland's Diverse Terrain

Polish photographer Jakub Polomski used a camera drone to produce a collection of breathtaking scenic photos. For two weeks in July, Polomski spent his time capturing Iceland's incomparable landscapes. “Iceland is [a] unique land," Polomski told PetaPixel. “Some locations look really abstract in …

The astonishing village where little girls turn into boys aged 12

In every way, Johnny is physically and biologically male. But, astonishingly he did not grow a penis until he hit puberty.<p>He is one of many children who live in Salinas, an isolated village in the southwestern Dominican Republic, who are seemingly born female, only to become men in their teenage …

Dominican Republic

British Scientists Want Permission To Genetically Edit Viable Human Embryos

The conversation about CRISPR is moving fast<p>While scientists around the world continue to debate the use of the CRISPR/Cas9 system, the tool capable of precisely editing DNA on the genomic level, British scientists working at the Francis Crick Institute in London announced today that they have …

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Organic ‘computers’ made of DNA could process data inside our bodies

We invariably imagine electronic devices to be made from silicon chips, with which computers store and process information as binary digits (zeros and ones) represented by tiny electrical charges. But it need not be this way: among the alternatives to silicon are organic mediums such as DNA.<p>DNA …

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5 TED Talks That Will Help You Understand--and Improve--Your Brain | Inc.com

Without it you couldn’t keep breathing, let alone reading this column. Yet how often do you think about your own brain–how it works, what it needs, and how it could work better? Your brain is both the most important and least understood organ in your whole body. But in these fascinating TED Talks, …

The Brain