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Exposure to mixture of common chemicals may trigger cancer, scientists find

One in five cancers may be caused when common chemicals – deemed safe on their own – blend lethally inside the human body, study reveals<p>Chemicals deemed safe to humans may blend lethally together inside the human body to cause cancer, a report says.<p>Researchers, including New Zealand scientist Dr …

Being an abortion doctor has taught me a lot about life

I’ve learned from the women I care for that it’s never an easy decision and I’m grateful I can help them at a difficult time<p>I slip out through the back door of the clinic, cut through the car park and cross to the far side of the road. I pick intently at the angry blisters emerging on the thumb and …

A Woman's Place Is In The Executive Suite

When I heard that Andronico’s Community Markets had named a new chief executive officer for their chain of stores in the San Francisco bay area, I was delighted. First of all, I live in Berkeley and shop at my neighborhood Andronico’s, so I’m personally looking forward to upcoming changes.<p>Secondly …

Aung San Suu Kyi: Burma's opposition leader's life in pictures - Telegraph

New meningitis vaccine drive ‘will save thousands of lives’

Health department’s programme targeting children from the age of two months to university students hailed as a ‘huge step forward’ to control deadly disease<p>Babies, teenagers and students in many parts of the UK will start receiving potentially life-saving vaccination against meningitis within weeks …

Hillary Clinton: running to win - but on her own terms

Feminist pioneer or self-interested careerist? Her closest friends, who have known her since she was lured south by boyfriend Bill, provide clues to the riddle as she prepares her bid to become America’s first female president<p>On Thanksgiving Day in 1996, when Hillary Clinton was in the White House, …

Outlaw 'designer vagina' surgery, say MPs

Home affairs committee says FGM Act should be expanded to cover cosmetic procedures that have no medical purpose, though government says this is already covered in law<p>Genital surgery to create so-called “designer vaginas” should be outlawed under legislation designed to prevent female genital …

Here's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, On The Set Of 'Downton Abbey'

Welcome to Downton, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.<p>Self-professed "Downton Abbey" fan Duchess Kate visited the set of the hit series at Ealing Studios in London on March 12 to meet the cast and crew and watch a scene from Season 6. The show's creator, Julian Fellowes, showed her around while some …

Photo @ladzinski / The twisted and spiraled navajo sandstone of #AntelopeCanyon is one of the most photographed slot canyons in the world. It's an incredible place to visit in the dead of winter when the crowds have gone and you can walk through the sculpted canyon with nothin but the sound of the wind. @natgeocreative

Inside Nasa’s giant rocket factory

It’s been decades since Nasa has had a rocket powerful enough to reach to the Moon – and beyond. But now the agency is building one that could venture even further into space. Richard Hollingham pays it a visit.<p>If you remember one fact from this story, make it this: America’s new rocket will be …

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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr

Black History

Japan by Bullet Train

I wanted to cross the country in one day. You can do that now, thanks to the incredibly fast bullet trains that connect Japan’s major cities.<p>The bullet, or Shinkansen, train looks futuristic but celebrates its 50th birthday this year.<p>Since 2011, it has linked the northernmost city of Aomori, on the …

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Google+ can automatically 'enhance' your mobile video recordings

Google's no stranger to tweaking your photos automagically, and now it's extending that expertise to video. By using Google+ and its auto-backup system for your media, Mountain View says it can adjust the lighting, color, stability and, soon enough, speech in any video you shoot. Just be sure to …

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Royal Mail wants you to 3D print gifts right before you ship them

Let's say you're in a real hurry to mail gifts this holiday -- so much so that you forgot to buy those gifts before you reached the post office. Are you stuck? Not if the UK's Royal Mail has something to say about it. The organization is teaming with iMakr on a trial program that lets you 3D print …

5 tech myths you hear all the time

Humans are great at creating myths. From Marduk and Zeus to unicorns and mermaids, there's no end to what we can imagine. That's true even with technology.<p>There's old tech advice that no one questions, half-remembered instructions you just keep doing, misunderstood terms and more that you believe …