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5 Scientific Reasons Why You Should Use Coconut Oil

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Why A Neurotoxin Is Closing Crab Season In California

State officials have closed both recreational and commercial fishing for Dungeness and rock crab on the California coast north of Santa Barbara to the Oregon border, due to a large algae bloom that's making the crab unsafe for consumption.<p>The bloom, created by an organism called <i>Pseudo-nitzschia,</i> …

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Britain's first astronaut for 24 years hopes to inspire Mars interest

LONDON (Reuters) - The man who will become the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station said on Friday he hoped his mission would inspire young Britons to one day journey to Mars.<p>Tim Peake, 43, a former army major, will blast off on a six-month mission for the European Space …

Kangaroo farts won't save the world

Their gut microbes really aren't that special<p>Scientists locked kangaroos in a room to measure their farts. In theory, this was to see if their guts contained bacteria that might reduce methane emissions if placed in other animals’ guts; in reality, this was done because there isn’t much else going …

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Rememberance Sunday through the eyes of a war widow

Widowed and left raising five daughters alone when her husband was killed in action, Jacqui Thompson explains why Rememberance Sunday should be important to us all.<p>This Remembrance Sunday, I will be going to Woodthorpe Park, near our home in Nottingham, to stand in front of the plaque that the …

Britain is 'letting down' allies by failing to take part in Syria airstrikes

General Sir Nicholas Houghton, the Chief of the Defence Staff, says it 'makes no sense' that RAF airstrikes in Iraq stop at the border, when Britain knows Isil has based its stronghold in Syria.<p>Britain is "letting down" its allies by not taking part in attacking Isil's key strongholds in Syria, the …

Teachers reveal the most ridiculous things parents have ever said to them

Teachers have listed some of the most ridiculous things parents have ever told them.<p>In a depressing thread on social website Reddit, teachers and …

Chris Hadfield on the great space discoveries of 2015

It has been an astonishing 12 months for space exploration. Chris Hadfield, the astronaut, discusses the awe-inspiring discoveries on Pluto, Mars and Saturn.<p>A year ago – almost to the day – Philae, a spacecraft the size of a washing machine, landed on Rosetta, a comet 316 million miles from home. …

Google just bought a startup that takes the pain out of editing videos

Fly Labs had produced a quartet of video-editing apps to help people "edit on the fly." One of the apps, Crop , turned vertical cellphone videos into horizontal, YouTube-friendly ones. Its newest release, Clips, turned small video fragments into so-called masterpiece short films .<p>In the Fly Labs …

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Prince Charles praises New Zealanders for 'putting aside the hurts of the past'

Charles and his wife Camilla were adorned in Maori cloaks when they arrived at Ngaruawahia’s Turangawaewae Marae<p>Prince Charles has praised Waikato-Tainui for “putting aside the hurts of the past and forging a future” since their Treaty of Waitangi settlement.<p>Charles and his wife Camilla visited …