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Feeding the Elephant: How to Maintain Your Motivation to Give

<i>Photo by Scott D. Weaver, www.scottweaverphotos.com</i><p>For more than 18 years, the entrepreneur Justin Hall-Tipping has kept a photograph of a little girl in his wallet. The photograph, clipped from a newspaper, was taken during a severe drought in Sudan. The little girl was dying of thirst.<p>During his …

The telescope looking for the beginning of time

The Giant Magellan Telescope will be the world's biggest telescope -- and it will look deeper into the past than we've ever seen before.<p>The universe is a big place.<p>Let's rephrase that. The universe is a gargantuan place. At this moment in time, astronomers believe that it measures some 93 billion …

Universe

The best fairs and festivals in Chicago in summer 2016

Once Memorial Day hits, it seems there is a different street festival on every corner. So how do you decide which ones are worth braving a sea of …

Home-Brew: Scientists Tweak Yeast to Grow Morphine

Researchers have figured out how to get yeast to produce morphine, codeine and other similar drugs and have immediately urged regulators to control these drug-brewing yeasts before people start trying to make them at home.<p>They genetically engineered simple brewer’s yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, …

Imperial College London

Young British Woman Blogs About 'Eve-Teasing' and Harassment in India

She was sitting at a bus stop in Mumbai, writes Lucy Hemmings, when a man "pulled out his penis and was masturbating, staring intently..."<p>This is the …

The Benefits of Fiber (And How to Know You're Getting Enough)

Everybody poops. It’s a universal truth, and it’s largely thanks to fiber–the most widely unappreciated dietary hero. But fiber’s benefits extend …

Nutrition

FiftyThree debuts Think Kit toolset for its Paper iPad app

FiftyThree has launched Think Kit, a set of new tools for its Paper for iPad app that focus on quickly creating presentations and ideas. Think Kit specializes in drawing precise shapes and connectors to create visuals that can be exported to presentation software or shared with colleagues.<p>Paper …

How the Internet Forever Changed Starting Your Own Country

"It was a zero to 60 moment."<p>There are essentially two kinds of people who start their own country. The first group are the libertarian techno-utopianists who dream of tax havens and life on the high seas; they existed in the 1970s, and they exist today. The second group, however, is a little more …

Tax Havens

Gold Mining, Hope, and My Long, Fruitless Pursuit of Fame

To mine gold, you have to sift through piles of dirt for hours, in the hope that you'll be the one in a million who strikes it rich—which is not unlike being an aspiring actor.<p>Gold was first discovered in California in 1848, but it's been here for 200 million years. It formed in the veins of the …

Time I

Men With High Levels Of Oestrogen More Likely To Develop Male Breast Cancer Than Other Men, Study Finds

Although breast cancer is a disease we usually associate with women, around 350-400 new cases of male breast cancer are diagnosed in the UK each year.<p>…

Cancer

Women in Uganda Can't Use Toilets Without Fear of Disease or Rape

In Uganda, only 19 percent of the population has access to toilets that are not shared and that protect them from direct contact with waste—conditions which poses a serious threat to women's health and safety.<p>Mary Businge was in the doctor's seat, diagnosing a patient, when the municipal workers …

Environmental Health

Chicken Embryos With Dinosaur Snouts Created in Lab

Chicks with dino-snouts? With a little molecular tinkering, for the first time scientists have created chicken embryos with broad, <i>Velociraptor</i>-like …

Dinosaurs

10 Reasons Why Night Owls Are Smarter People

Are you a night owl? Most people have heard the phrase ‘the early bird gets the worm’, but various studies have actually shown that night owls may be …

How I Increased My Self Confidence By Saying "I Don't Know"

At some point during my childhood I discerned that it was better to be in on the things my peers were talking about than not. I developed the habit of rolling with both pop culture and academic references I didn't really get and even nodding or, "mhmm-ing" when someone asked, "So, you know …

Time I

40 Key Computer Science Concepts Explained In Layman’s Terms

Software developer Carl Cheo, founder of technology blog Carlcheo.com, knows what he’s talking about when it comes to computers! So, to help those of …