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New drug blows up malaria parasites in blood - Futurity

Malaria killed about 440,000 people—mostly children—last year, but a new drug may help fight it—and be affordable enough to treat the poorest victims.


Facebook's Reactions emojis are working so they're quietly rolling out across the world

Facebook has quietly been rolling out its Reactions emojis since it started testing them in Ireland and Spain in October last year.<p>Having evidently experienced enough success to keep going, Reactions came to Chile later that month, followed by Portugal and the Philippines in November.<p>Lucky users in …


Gravadlax and Christmas Curing

The turkey is on order and the Christmas cake is made. Time to think about what else will be on the Yuletide table at Mrs P's. Our family likes a …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google is about to test something secretive across all of the US— and it sounds exactly like its Project Loon balloons.</b> The company has asked the FCC for a license to test experimental radios starting on January 1st.<p><b>2. Raspberry Pi has launched an insanely small and cheap new computer.</b> It's …

How to make the perfect samosas

This moreish Indian snack is packed with spice, but should the pastry be chewy and robust or crisp and flaky? And which folding technique is best?<p>Samosas have been the victims of a grave injustice. Those deflated triangles of cardboard pastry sold in supermarket Indian snack selections bear as much …


Get ready for Li-Fi, a technology 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

The world might eventually have to shift its reliance on Wi-Fi to Li-Fi, an alternative technology that scientists say can reach speeds of 1 Gbps in …