Seth Dawood

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Fire fountains on moon mystery solved

A new explanation for the driving force behind ancient fire fountain eruptions on the moon. Plus … do some volatiles on the moon and Earth have a …

The 5,000-Year Secret History of the Watermelon

Ancient Hebrew texts and Egyptian tomb paintings reveal the origins of our favorite summertime fruit.<p>To taste a watermelon is to know “what the angels eat,” Mark Twain proclaimed.<p>The angels, however, would have gagged if they had eaten the watermelon’s wild ancestor—a bitter fruit with hard, …

Nine unusual ways to help you conceive

As we learn that keeping artificial light out of our bedrooms may boost our chances of conceiving, we consider some other (stranger) suggestions for increasing fertility<p>Unnatural light in bedrooms, including the glow of streetlights coming through the curtains, could be preventing women from …

Pregnancy

Scientists suggest a way to lower your stroke risk: Shorten your workweek

Do you worry that your workaholic ways are killing you? A new study says you may be right.<p>In an analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world, those who put in long hours at the office were 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than their colleagues who clocked out earlier. …

Why you put on an American accent when you sing

Alesha Dixon has been accused of singing in an American accent at the Grand Prix. Why do British singers end up sounding like they're from the States?<p>Even while singing that most British of songs, her own country's national anthem, it seems Hertfordshire-born Alesha Dixon <b>couldn't resist the</b> …

Music

Iranian air force bombs Isis targets in Iraq, says Pentagon

Iran’s air force has attacked targets of Islamic State (Isis) in eastern Iraq, the Pentagon has said.<p>Tehran has denied carrying out raids and acting in coordination with the US, which is leading a western-Arab coalition to defeat the jihadi group.<p>The Pentagon said air strikes in Iraq’s Diyala …