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Search for Inca 'lost city' in Amazon may endanger indigenous people

A French writer and adventurer plans to explore one of the most remote parts of the Peruvian Amazon in search of a "lost" or "secret city" that may have been built by the Incas, but there are fears that the expedition could endanger the health of isolated tribes that have never been exposed to …

How to: Make a baby with no sex

Here's a Christmas season leftover that I stumbled across recently and thoroughly enjoyed: Three scientific theories that could explain a "virgin" …

Here's The Crazy Stuff That Happens To Your Body After You Die (VIDEO)

Whatever your beliefs, most people would agree that the body we leave behind when we depart this mortal coil is just a heap of bones and flesh. But what happens to those leftovers? Assuming that nature is left to its own devices, our bodies undergo a fairly standard process of decomposition that …

How deep could the missing plane be? Pings provide MH370 clues

Two signals that could possibly be from the black box of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 may have search leaders mapping out an area as deep as 12 Empire State buildings below the surface of the Indian Ocean in an attempt to find the wreckage of the missing plane.<p>The Australian ship "Ocean Shield" …

Inside the mummies' embalmed bodies – courtesy of a hospital CT scanner

Spare a thought for the unknown adult mummified in a Theban necropolis more than 2,500 years go. Not only did he suffer the most excruciating, possibly life-threatening dental abscesses, but the embalmer botched the afterlife preparation, leaving bits of brain in his skull as well as a broken …

10 animals with the longest life spans

There are tortoises alive today that were 25 to 50 years old when Charles Darwin was born. There are whales swimming the oceans with 200-year-old …

How to write a science feature

1. Choose your topic and length carefully<p>Be realistic about the issue you are covering - does it have enough dimensions to hold a reader's interest for a long feature? If the story can be summarised in 180 words, you don't need to write a 1,800-word feature. And anything beyond 4,000 words is a …

StoreDot smartphone battery 'charges in 30 seconds'

A smartphone battery has been developed that can charge up almost as quickly as you can say 'nanotechnology'<p>An Israeli start-up has unveiled a battery that can be charged in less than 30 seconds.<p>StoreDot demonstrated their pioneering progress at Microsoft's Think Next symposium in Tel Aviv by fully …

Tel Aviv

Leo? Here’s your constellation

Leo the Lion is one of the easiest constellations to identify in the night sky. April and May are great months to spot it.<p>Of the 13 constellations of …

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Gut-Eating Amoeba Caught On Film

Most of us have heard of the brain-eating amoeba. You know, the little guy that crops up in neti pots and backyard swimming holes every now and then.<p>Now let me introduce you to its cousin: the gut-eating amoeba.<p>This nasty critter can wreak havoc in your intestinal tract and cause a dreadful case of …

Parasitic Amoeba Eats People Alive, Bite By Bite

These amoebae eat human cells while they are still alive, and then move on. Terrifying.<p>It used to be thought that the parasite <i>Entamoeba histolytica</i> killed human cells with toxins and only ate them once they were dead--and that during its meals, it would eat cells by engulfing them whole, like other …

Biology

Medical first as noses are 'regrown'

Swiss surgeons make pioneering breakthrough to rebuild the nose by growing patients' nasal tissue<p>Surgeons have rebuilt the noses of five skin cancer patients by growing the nasal tissue.<p>They successfully rebuilt their nostrils with a revolutionary technique in which cells were taken from their …

Medicine

‘I have lived underwater’

Living underwater is seen by some as a futuristic utopia, but what’s it actually like? Rose Eveleth asks a man who eats, works and sleeps on the sea floor – the latest in her new series about the people who have already experienced the future.<p>The first night Deron Burkepile spent underwater was …

Sea Level

Fruit flies maneuver like tiny fighter jets - Futurity

To get away from attacking predators, tiny fruit flies respond like fighter jets—with screaming-fast banked turns.

Aviation

Why is the sea so salty?

Why does the sea taste so salty? As the Earth Unplugged team discovers, it’s our rivers that have a huge part to play.<p>Most of our planet’s surface is covered in water – salt water. The oceans that support so much of Earth’s life are around 3.5% sodium chloride – 50 million billion tonnes of …

Water

Environment: News & features

Facial Expressions Aren't As Universal As Scientists Have Thought

A new study contradicts the common assumption that emotion-based facial expressions are recognized across cultures.<p>For nearly half a century, social scientists have operated under the assumption that all basic human emotions are universally recognizable. Countless cross-cultural experiments—not to …

Psychology

Check Out Solar Impulse, The Solar-Powered Airplane That Can Fly Forever

The plane employs 17,248 solar cells to harness the sun's energy. As the sun sets, the plane switches over to the energy stored in its batteries. Solar Impulse can, in theory, perpetually stay aloft for as long as a pilot wants to fly.<p>This is a project dreamed up by Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss who …

No Forgery Evidence Seen in "Gospel of Jesus's Wife" Papyrus

Scientists find no evidence of fakery in an ancient papyrus scrap saying that Jesus had a wife.<p>Did Jesus have a wife? A controversial papyrus scrap making that suggestion dates to the eighth century A.D., assert a series of just-released scientific reports, which may point to earlier Christian …

“Mad Men” Fans: Here’s What Fashion Looked Like In 1969

What might the wardrobe of Mad Men Season 7 look like? Shorts, chiffon, and animal prints. Down tiger!<p>Kill off Don Draper. Kill him fast. Because as season 7 of <i>Mad Men</i> premieres this week–starting off in the historical year of 1969–fashion is only slated to get worse.<p>The fashion is only going to …

ROOM Collection: Modular Shelving That Embraces the Shape of Your Stuff

In college, I became the master of bin organizing. I'd stack towers of those black and blue mailing bins—you know, the ones where you'll win a hefty …

Interior design ideas: colour in the home – in pictures

Britain's brightest homes blogger gives Olivia Gordon tips on bringing colour into your life

RENVI Jewelry

by Dominic Blackwell-Cooper<p>In a city dominated by mass production and fast fashion, it’s always a treat to find a company boasting handmade pieces and limited runs. LA-based designer Morgan Cleary prides herself on just these things. Her line RENVI showcases an array of fine jewelry pieces—inspired …

Jewelry

Elevated Vacation Home Offers Incredible Views of the Ocean

Stationed above the coast on Great Ocean Road in Australia, <i>The Pole House</i> is a modern home with incredible views of the ocean. It was designed by F2 Architecture and is considered one of Australia's iconic buildings, commonly referred to as the most photographed house on the road. It's not hard to …

Architecture

Sabrina Moss shooting: Three deny birthday murder

<b>Three men accused of shooting dead a mother who was celebrating her 24th birthday have pleaded not guilty.</b><p>Sabrina Moss was killed in Kilburn, north-west London, last August.<p>Her friend, Sabrina Gachette, 24, also received gunshot injuries as well as two men - Mahad Ahmed and Edson Da Silva.<p>At the …

Chichester remains: Tests on 4,000-year-old Racton Man

<b>Tests will be carried out on a 4,000-year-old skeleton that was found on farmland in West Sussex 25 years ago.</b><p>Experts believe the skeleton, which was found with an ornate dagger, could be from the Copper Age or Early Bronze Age - about 2,200-2,100 BC.<p>Archaeologist James Kenny, who led the dig near …