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The ultimate guide to achieving thicker looking hair

I’m a hair girl. I’ve always had a lot of it, never worried about losing it, and unconsciously relied upon it to fix a too-tight jeans/tired/blah day. For some, lipstick does the trick; for others, stepping into a pair of power heels helps them raise their game. For me, a quick head toss and gentle …

Hair Care

Predatory bacteria can wipe out superbugs, says study

<b>Predatory bacteria - that eat others of their kind - could be a new weapon in the fight against superbugs, say UK researchers.</b><p>Experiments showed a dose of <i>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus</i> acted like a "living antibiotic" to help clear an otherwise lethal infection.<p>The animal studies, published in Current …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

This Bar's Hilarious Chalkboard Signs Will Have You Drunk In Love

"Alcohol won't solve your problem, but neither will milk."<p>Spirits Tavern in Dahlonega, Georgia is a great local haunt to grab a burger and a beer. But lately, the bar has been drawing crowds for something else entirely ― its hilarious chalkboard artwork.<p>Spirits Tavern owner Sabrina Walker got the …

Comments of the Week #126: from Earth’s demise to the Big Bang’s predictions

“With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all …

Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs

Abstract<p>Peppermint (<i>Mentha piperita</i>) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used as a carminative and gastric stimulant worldwide. This …

The truth about Tickled: how a harmless fetish documentary turned into a legal nightmare

It all started with a video of a young man in a bright tracksuit strapped to a bed writhing and laughing uncontrollably as four other young men straddle him, tickling him on his feet, stomach and under his arms.<p>When Kiwi journalist David Farrier, who specialises in bizarre stories, saw this video …

Internet

Tens Of Thousands Of FMRI Brain Studies May Be Flawed

Everyone’s seen pretty pictures of the human brain lit up in bright reds, oranges, yellows and blues. The images are taken from brain-mapping studies that use fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to identify which areas of the brain are active when people carry out cognitive or behavioral …

The Brain

Amsterdam Travel Guide

Bunting is out but in Barking people are leaning towards Brexit

A union jack emblazoned with the Queen’s face was hanging over the door to the Thames View library in Barking on Saturday, low enough that taller visitors had to bow to get in. As children of all colours and backgrounds jumped on a bouncy castle outside and had their faces painted in red, white and …

Great Britain

2016 June 9 - Pluto at Night

<b>Pluto at Night</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, Johns Hopkins Univ./APL, Southwest Research Institute<p><b>Explanation:</b> The night side of Pluto spans this shadowy scene. …

Simple blood test could stop doctors using 'trial and error' to prescribe antidepressants, scientists claim

A simple blood test could stop doctors using “trial and error” to prescribe antidepressants, scientists have claimed.<p>Researchers at King’s College London developed the test so experts can accurately predict whether people suffering from depression will respond to specific medication.<p>Around half of …

Depression

Here's Stephen Hawking's Incredible Solution to His Black Hole Information Paradox

His mind was truly incomparable.<p>Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds of our lifetime, has passed away - leaving behind a lot of heartbroken …

Here Are 15 Funny Grocery Store Signs That Will Hopefully Amuse You

Why can't every errand be this hilarious?<p>Next time you run off to the grocery store, check more than just the prices. These cheeky signs prove that even produce can be funny.<p>[h/t <i>Bored Panda</i>

Copper is key in burning fat - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A new study is further burnishing copper’s reputation as an essential nutrient for human physiology. A research team led by a scientist at the …

3tags.org

So you're lost in the wilderness – these tips could save your life

The recent discovery of the body of Geraldine Largay, a 66-year-old backpacker who got lost on the Appalachian Trail in Maine and survived 26 days before succumbing to exposure and starvation, marks the beginning of another summer season of hikers losing their way and sometimes paying for it with …

Hiking

10 Treats You Need With Your Next Cup Of Tea

1<p>When we were looking to create Brazilian desserts and saw images of this one... we couldn't ignore it. Layers of biscuit, chocolate butter cream, …

1984 by George Orwell – review

War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.<p>1984 is a dystopian novella by George Orwell published in 1949, which follows the life of Winston Smith, a low ranking member of ‘the Party’, who is frustrated by the omnipresent eyes of the party, and its ominous ruler Big Brother.<p>‘Big …

Books

Rabbits hopping mad about hutches, says naturalist Chris Packham

It is the childhood ambition for many a budding naturalist, bringing Fluffy the rabbit into the home complete with its own purpose-built hutch. But, according to the wildlife expert Chris Packham, the nation’s pet rabbits are hopping mad about their wooden homes.<p>Delivering a withering assessment at …

Rabbits

Poor sleep may lead to ADHD symptoms in children

Kids who display ADHD symptoms sleep less than other children and the sleep that they do get is often disturbed, shows new research.

Spotting Saturn's Northern Storm

Photojournal: PIA12824<p>NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures a composite near-true-color view of the huge storm churning through the atmosphere in …

A question of timing: A lawsuit claims Gilead Sciences could have developed a less-harmful version of its HIV treatment sooner

More than a decade ago, researchers at Gilead Sciences thought they had a breakthrough: a new version of the company's key HIV medicine that was less toxic to kidneys and bones.<p>Clinical trials of the new compound on HIV-positive patients in Los Angeles and several other cities seemed to support …

The sky is falling: The truth about doomsday asteroids

It seems every few months, <b></b>there’s a report somewhere about an asteroid that is about to pass “dangerously” close to Earth, one that might even impact …

This Samsung 4K display was made specifically for VR

VR is all the hype in 2016. We have plenty of players on board, and Google has announced Daydream, which is a much improved successor to Cardboard. It seems the true VR wars are nearing and you can bet mobile giant Samsung will be a huge part of this battle.<p>The Korean manufacturer is already a big …

Iceland pulled off a miracle economic escape

Shutterstock / TDWay Disgruntled Icelanders recently forced their prime minister to quit, and are threatening to hand power to self-styled pirates at an early election.<p>But whereas other European voters are culling traditional parties out of weakness, Reykjavik's are rebelling out of strength.<p>In …

Up to 700 migrants feared dead in the Mediterranean in just three days

As many as 700 migrants and refugees are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean in the last few days, making it the deadliest week this year for the passage from North Africa to Italy.<p>One of the victims is believed to have been a migrant woman who was decapitated after a rope tying two boats …

Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of 'blocking the path to Allah' and bans pilgrims from going to Mecca

Iran accused Saudi Arabia of “blocking the path leading to Allah” on Sunday when Tehran announced that its pilgrims would not perform the Hajj in Mecca this year.<p>If this ban is enforced, the annual Hajj in September will be the first in 30 years without any pilgrims from Iran, the largest Shia …

Should you really eat fat to stay slim? The new food rules explained

The nation was enjoying its breakfast last week when the latest food fight broke out. A damning report by a leading obesity charity warned that the low-fat, low-cholesterol message underpinning 30 years of public health advice was plain wrong.<p>Eat more fat, less carbohydrate and don’t worry about …

Nutrition