Valentina Marinescu

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22 tasty vegan recipes for people who aren't vegan

When I'm feeling a little dangerous, I'll sometimes abandon my carnivorous leanings and opt for some vegan fare. Deviant social behavior, I know. But …

YouTube Shows Little Sign of Old Age

The grandfather of the digital video space is still looking pretty youthful. Despite an increasingly competitive digital video space that is packed …

It’s great being old. I get away with being eccentric, self-indulgent – even offensive

Aged 87, I’m discovering the unexpected advantages of old age. But I’m part of the luckiest generation that’s ever lived<p>A contemporary of mine advised me once: “If you mind being called a fuddy-duddy, keep your mouth shut about everything that’s happening now. Plays, books, films, TV, the media – …

Middle Age

We should look after our parents in their old age – it's the least we can do

My friends in Bristol had the right idea. When their brace of elderly widowed mothers were no longer safe living alone, everyone moved into a new family home together. The stairs were not ideal, but both grannies could spend the day certain of a little company, not to mention a lot of kindness and …

Old Age

Retirement planning? Couples, mind the age gap

An age difference in your relationship doesn't just mean your favorite bands are from different decades.As you approach retirement together, that age …

Retirement

At 89 Years, She’s The World’s Oldest Surgeon But She Still Performs 4 Surgeries A Day

If you ever questioned the adage 'Age is just a number,' you are about to be converted, my friend. In a world that accepts that old age slows …

🔖 Hayflick, his limit, and cellular ageing | Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology

Almost 40 years ago, Leonard Hayflick discovered that cultured normal human cells have limited capacity to divide, after which they become senescent …

Precision Medicines on the Rise and Give Hope to Kids with Brain Cancer

We’ve known for a while now how to make precision medicines, and now a group of scientists has discovered that sequencing the genes of brain tumors …

Cancer

Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?

Targeted, genetic modification in humans is no longer in the realm of science fiction. Both the UK and US governments have approved the use of a …

Ancient DNA Recovered From Clay Statues Reveal Secrets Of Mysterious African Culture

Tucked away in the northern part of the West African nation of Ghana are the remains of a mysterious culture. With no written or oral records of the …

Archaeology

Marcus Krause's lung cancer wouldn't stop growing. Then he took a new kind of blood test

<b>In late August 2014, Marcus Krause, a 53-year-old photographer from Atlanta, received a phone call from his oncologist.</b> Krause had been waiting for …

Want to resist the post-truth age? Learn to analyze photos like an expert would

“When photography was invented,” photo historian Vicki Goldberg once said, “it was thought to be an equivalent to truth. It was truth with a capital T.”<p>But as viewers quickly learned, seeing isn’t always believing. Even in the early history of photography, hoaxes like the Cottingley fairies taught …

Donald Trump

3D printing for medical purposes highlighted at Dubai's 'Arab Health'

Over 4,000 healthcare companies from 70 countries gathered in Dubai for Arab Health which showcased the latest industry-leading technology.<p>3D printing was in the spotlight with a zone dedicated for hands-on training and practical workshops on the possibilities of 3D printing in specialized …

Researchers at Tenn. lab set record for communications speed

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have set a new world record in superdense coding, a technique by which electrical particles are communicated, that could have far-reaching implications for Internet users and cybersecurity.<p>The team of …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Trump is no fascist. He is a champion for the forgotten millions

Obama promised solutions but let the people down. Is it any surprise that they voted for real change?<p>Amid the ongoing protests against President Trump, calls for “resistance” among Democratic politicians and activists, and the overheated rhetoric casting Trump and his supporters as fascists and …

Political Science

Finding a lost city, and also a flesh-eating illness, with Douglas Preston

Abandoned cities, deadly snakes, and flesh-eating diseases<p>In January, author Douglas Preston released his latest book, <i>The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story</i>. In 2015, Preston had been part of an expedition to Honduras that located an unexplored city deep in the rain forests of the country, …

Family feuds, war and bloodshed – England’s medieval Game of Thrones

Research shows how an 800-year-old conflict known as the Anarchy still marks England’s landscape<p>England’s first civil war raged for almost 20 years – and outdid <i>Game of Thrones</i> for violence and treachery. Indeed, the 12th-century conflict was so intense it changed the landscape of the nation for …

TV Series

AI leaders: Machines will quickly outsmart us when they achieve human-level intelligence

A YouTube video released by the Future of Humanity Institute this week shows Elon Musk, the billionaire cofounder of Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal, talking on a panel earlier this month alongside the likes of DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis, who sold his company to Google for £400 million in 2014, and …

The real forgotten Americans: School-to-prison pipelines, poverty and crime down south

If Trump really wants to speak for forgotten Americans, he would travel to the Mississippi Delta<p>When Donald J. Trump assumed the presidency and put forth his agenda for our country, he proclaimed himself, as he did in the campaign, the voice of “the forgotten Americans.”<p>To Trump, these “forgotten …

In an age of 'alternative facts,' a massacre of schoolchildren is called a hoax

If there is anything worse than losing a child, it is losing a child and having people taunt you over the loss.<p>That is what happened to the family of Noah Pozner, a 6-year-old with tousled brown hair and lollipop-red lips, the youngest of the 26 children and staff members gunned down in 2012 …

Guns

Birth Control: A Letter to the Young Women of 2017

It was the summer of 1963, Martha and the Vandellas’ “Love Is Like a Heat Wave” blasted from every transistor radio on the Jersey Shore, and truer words were never sung. Without planning to, I lost my virginity under a beach blanket late one afternoon. I was 18; he was 19. Our dicey method of birth …

Narratives in Motion: Journalism and Modernist Events in 1920s Portugal

<i>“This is an outstanding book and a superlative example of cultural studies done at its best. Luís Trindade develops a sophisticated argument with a</i> …

University of Oxford

Nanjing Massacre-denying Japanese hotel boss sparks Tokyo protest | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - About 200 protesters marched through the streets of Tokyo’s Shinjuku district on Sunday carrying banners to protest a hotel chain under fire for books its president wrote denying the Nanjing Massacre in wartime China ever happened.<p>Chinese residents in Japan march at a protest …

Japan

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The Great Arab-American Painter, Poet, and Philosopher Kahlil Gibran on Why Artists Make Art

“There is no deeper desire than the desire of being revealed. We all want that little light in us to be taken from under the bushel.”<p>The questions of why we humans create — why we paint caves and canvases, why we write novels and symphonies, why we make art at all — is so perennial that it might …

Literature

The Healthy-Lifestyle Curriculum

At Perea Preschool in Memphis, Tennessee, lesson plans come with a heaping portion of nutrition.<p>At Perea Preschool in Memphis, Tennessee, a teacher introduces mango to a circle of 16 4-year-olds for the first time. Another day, the children discover pumpkin during a play activity. Most of these …

The persistence of female genital mutilation (FGM) reflects the fact that it's practiced on the most vulnerable members of society. #EndFGM https://t.co/bY9udwi5wA

Loving review – a marriage that changed history

In a film as subtle and low-key as Jeff Nichols’s <i>Loving</i>, it’s not surprising that the first thing you notice are the performances. Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton play Mildred and Richard Loving, the real-life interracial couple whose marriage in 1958 placed them in the crosshairs of the vindictive …

Golden Globes

What life was like for a medieval leper

<b>(CNN) —</b> In excavating the medieval site of the St. Mary Magdalen hospital cemetery and chapel in Winchester, England, researchers were looking to genotype a strain of leprosy. They wanted to shed light on the origins and evolution of the epidemic that plagued Europe in the Middle Ages.<p>Among the …

Archaeology