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Beauty for dark skin: expert advice for 2014

When something works, it becomes a given. It's the one thing that's reliable when life, technology and Tinder become an unpredictable roulette of insanity. Having a signature (or safe) look is one of those certain things. It's the surest hand of cards that we know will always come up trumps. The …

Almost two-thirds of adults in England classed as overweight by health body

Nearly two-thirds of adults in England are overweight, according to new data from the government's public health agency that pinpoints the country's most overweight areas.<p>Copeland, Cumbria, has the most overweight people in England, according to the data from Public Health England. The analysis …

Cocoa Brownies with Browned Butter and Walnuts

Makes 16 Servings<p>Active Time: 4 min<p>February 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces<p>1 1/4 cups sugar<p>3/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder (spooned into cup to measure, then leveled)<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>2 large …

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Everything Is A Remix maker is back with the VHX-distributed This Is Not A Conspiracy Theory

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>The newest project from indie documentarian Kirby Ferguson has a title that’s both premise and promise: <i>This Is Not a</i> …

Eye on the Tiger: Satellite Images a New Tool for Conservation

Conservationists get a bird's-eye view of what's happening on the ground.<p>If a picture is worth a thousand words, satellite images may tell a crucial story for conservationists and anyone else looking to protect tigers or other endangered species.<p>"Maps are a common language, and satellite images are …

Turning Dead People Into Materials

Once upon a time, human beings were biodegradable. But with modern-day corpses shot full of embalming chemicals before being sealed inside metal …

India reels from another horrific gang rape case in wave of sexual violence

A 20-year-old woman has been raped in public by as many as 12 men on the orders of tribal elders in a village in eastern India, according to local police.<p>The attack, in Birbhum district about 120 miles from Kolkata, was a punishment for an “unauthorised” relationship with a man from another village …

How economic growth has become anti-life

Limitless growth is the fantasy of economists, businesses and politicians. It is seen as a measure of progress. As a result, gross domestic product (GDP), which is supposed to measure the wealth of nations, has emerged as both the most powerful number and dominant concept in our times. However, …

Snowden offers to address German parliament over US spy claims

The German government is reportedly keen to talk to whistleblower Edward Snowden about the United States spying on its allies.<p>It comes after the fugitive US intelligence contractor wrote an open letter to Berlin appealing for international support to stop what he called Washington’s “persecution” …

Royal life with little Prince George

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US shutdown: 10 unexpected consequences

<b>A closed sign on national parks and monuments across the US is the most visible consequence of a budget wrangle that has caused large parts of the government to shut down. But what about the more surprising consequences?</b><p><b>1. One person maintaining the Canada border</b><p>It's a 5,525-mile (8,891km) border, …

US scientists boycott Nasa conference over China ban

Nasa is facing an extraordinary backlash from US researchers after it emerged that the space agency has banned Chinese scientists, including those working at US institutions, from a conference on grounds of national security.<p>Nasa officials rejected applications from Chinese nationals who hoped to …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

May 29, 2012<p>Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Is there anything better? Well, actual chocolate chip cookies would rank right up there I suppose.<p>But …

A supermarket in the US city of Boston is going to sell only food that's past its sell-by date. So what are some of the foods you can still enjoy? http://bbc.in/1bigKre

The respected broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, told the BBC recently that population growth was "out of control" - but one expert says the number of people on the planet could peak in 40 years. Who should we believe? http://bbc.in/19gdx7t

IPCC climate change report: a scientist's story http://t.gu.com/phmmV A scientist describes her week in Stockholm, where she and colleagues were approving the science in the most important climate change report ever written

‘Zombies’ lumber through London to warn smokers of dangers of tobacco

<b>Commuting can be grim enough without the appearance of zombies on your route to work.</b><p>But that’s exactly what some unsuspecting workers encountered as …

Invisible – but traceable – substance sprayed on thief as he stole laptop from car

A man was found unequivocally guilty of theft after a shower of traceable liquid that had been rigged in a vehicle rained down on him, marking him as …

Spitting in public: disgusting and antisocial – or a great British tradition? http://t.gu.com/pcMGl Two men in east London have been successfully prosecuted for spitting in public. But it has long been an integral part of British culture, practised by punks, sports stars and even MPs Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Google now buying enough wind energy to power 170K homes

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Google is staying true to its mission to buy clean power for its data centers, and on Tuesday announced it’s purchasing …

Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time... explained in 2 1/2 minutes. http://t.gu.com/p0MZh No time to read Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time? Alok Jha explains why black holes are doomed to shrink into nothingness then explode with the energy of a million nuclear bombs, and rewinds to the big bang and the origin of the universe

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Life on Earth is coming to an end… in 1.7billion years

<b>Life on Earth is coming to an end… but you needn’t start writing out that bucket list just yet.</b><p>We’ve got 1.75billion years before the planet becomes …

Does Sports Diplomacy Work?

Done right, athletic diplomacy can be more effective than political outreach.<p><b>When former NBA player Dennis Rodman returned last week from his second visit to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong-un, he announced the next step in his unofficial diplomacy: He would try to take other NBA stars to</b> …

Huge Molasses Spill Off Hawaii: A Diver's Report

What's it like to dive into molasses-clogged Honolulu Harbor?<p><b>Hawaii's Honolulu Harbor has been inundated this week with 230,000 gallons—1,400 tons—of thick, sticky molasses from a pipeline spill. It may sound like a sweet problem, but the molasses is killing fragile coral reefs, endangered marine</b> …