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The world's best multi-day treks...without high altitudes

Love trekking but suffer from altitude sickness? Or do you just want to want to enjoy a good trek without worrying about acclimatising? Altitude sickness, which usually kicks in around 2500-3000 metres (8200-9850 feet) and higher, affects some (but not all) of us, no matter how healthy you are.<p>And …

Hiking

12 Most Beautiful Paths—No Car Required

Put away the car keys: These scenic routes are meant to be traveled on your own steam. Whether on foot, bike, or skis, taking your time only elevates …

DIY Home Decorating Adventures & Misadventures

This week we’re talking about when you should undo a personal change that you made to your house that might turn off potential buyers (and when we’d …

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The $8 Room Makeover Secret

When is a side table not (only) a side table? These DIY bloggers show us three innovative uses for Ikea's amazing, affordable and versatile "Lack" …

The Real Meaning of "I Love You"

Turn off gene and blood vessels don’t sprout - Futurity

UNC-CHAPEL HILL (US) — When researchers removed a gene called CASZ1 in frog embryos, the …

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

Pioneering gene therapy trials offer hope for heart patients

Gene therapy may offer new hope for those with heart failure struggling to live a normal life if the first British trials in humans, announced on …

ALS trial shows novel therapy is safe - Futurity

WASHINGTON U.-ST. LOUIS (US) — An investigational treatment for an inherited form of Lou Gehrig’s …

X-ray vision: how a chance discovery revolutionised medicine – video

Katie Maggs of London's Science Museum and Liz Parvin of the Open University discuss how a German physicist called Wilhelm Roentgen stumbled upon a …

Making New Elements

How scientists create superheavy atoms.<p>Last year, scientists in Germany set out to create the heaviest known element in the universe: element 119. For five months, they attempted to fuse the atoms of two lighter elements to form one large atom with 119 protons in its nucleus. Like other …

Worm-inspired medical adhesive uses expanding microneedles to secure skin grafts

In their quest to create an adhesive that more reliably holds skin grafts in place, scientists have taken inspiration from a parasitic worm known as the pomphorhynchus laevis. To feed off of its host (fresh fish), this worm latches onto the intestinal wall of its host by digging its needle-like …

Climbing Mont Blanc: Setting Sights on the Ceiling of Western Europe

It’s that time of year—the eve of summer, when the earth starts to awaken from her long slumber and I get itchy for adventure. After all, it’s what feeds me. Sure, my weekends are packed with fun outdoor forays all year long. But nothing compares to setting your sights on a somewhat scary goal and …

Now Endangered, Florida's Silver Springs Once Lured Tourists

Before Disney World, Silver Springs in Central Florida was for decades one of the state's most popular tourist destinations.<p>Even if you've never visited Silver Springs, you might have seen it. The 1960s television show <i>Sea Hunt</i> was filmed here, as were countless movies, including <i>Tarzan</i> and <i>Creature</i> …

Workers more positive if they eat outside the office, study finds

Walking away from your desk and eating lunch outside makes a person happier about their work, according to a new study.<p>Leaving the office to eat lunch increases general wellbeing, and makes employees look more favourably upon their job, it is said.<p>In contrast, those who eat at their desk are likely …

Happiness

Kidney grown in lab successfully transplanted into rat

Scientists have grown a kidney in a laboratory and shown that it works when implanted into a living animal. The work is an important step towards the …

Hiking the Inca Trail

The security line at my home airport in Washington, D.C., isn’t where I expected to get my first reminder that I should have trained a little more for 19 days of trekking the mountains of Peru.<p>I assumed that lesson would be taught somewhere around 9,000 feet, on the Inca Trail. But before I even …

Teen Genius Develops Cancer Test

Changing Planet<p>Jack Andraka at a teen summit in NYC (Credit: Benjamin Quinto)<p><i>By Donisha Dansby</i><p>Jack Andraka is not your ordinary teenager. Instead of hanging out with friends or watching TV, Andraka prefers working in a lab, looking for a new way to detect cancer.<p>The crazy thing is, he actually did! …

3D Printing of Preclinical X-ray Computed Tomographic Data Sets | Protocol

How to 3-D Print the Skeleton of a Living Animal

Author: Greg Miller. Greg Miller Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.01.13.<p>Time of Publication: 1:00 pm. 1:00 pm<p>The skeleton above was created by taking a …

To heal heart, treat depression, too - Futurity

COLUMBIA U. (US) —Treating people for depression after a heart attack could reduce the risk …

This Sea Lion Is The First Non-Human Mammal That Can Keep A Beat On Its Own

Also she is a very charming sea lion.<p>Meet Ronan. She is a sea lion at the University of California, Santa Cruz and also a very competent dancer. According to her trainer, she's also the first non-human mammal that can independently keep a beat.<p>Parrots and other birds have been known to dance to a …

The future of European space travel | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW | 31.03.2013

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have big plans for 2013. For the scientists there, the forthcoming launch of …

How doctors printed my new face

A man has had a new face printed for him after he lost the entire left side of his face in surgery to remove a tumour.<p>When restaurant manager Eric Moger surprised his girlfriend by proposing over Christmas dinner, he could have no idea that less than a year later his life and appearance would be …

It's a gut reaction: how other people's bacteria can cure us – extract

This is a standard party invitation in most respects: there's a map of the neighbourhood, the address and time, and some friendly encouragement to …

Scientists Say Oil Industry Likely Caused Largest Oklahoma Earthquake

The injection of wastewater from oil and gas production deep into the ground has been known to cause quakes within months, but the 2011 temblor in Oklahoma occurred after nearly two decades.<p><b>The largest recorded earthquake in Oklahoma history was likely triggered by the injection of wastewater from</b> …