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How to light up a tumour

For decades, brain surgeons have struggled to identify cancerous tissue precisely. Could one of the world’s most deadly scorpions come to their aid?<p>In 2004, Dr Richard Ellenbogen prepared to operate on a 17-year-old girl. The operation, to remove a brain tumour, was particularly challenging because …

Cancer

How to Keep Your House Cool Without Air Conditioning

A number of great ways to keep cool this summer when the AC is not working or too expensive afford. Energy conservation that is …

Houses

Out of the Box: 7 Transformer Micro-Lofts Around the World

The answer to ingenious home design and skyrocketing property prices.<p>The world today is engineered around multi-function and customization. What started as a movement within the tech sphere for the millennial generation has migrated into the physical world of product design, spawning consumer …

Living Rooms

Around Africa in 10 buildings

This list of 10 spaces from the ancient and modern world is by no means exhaustive, but it gives a flavour of the richness of African architecture, the architects involved and the stories these buildings have allowed us to tell.<p>Great Mosque of Djenné, Djenné, Mali<p>The Great Mosque of Djenné is the …

Africa

Get Up And Do Something! A Sedentary Life Will Kill You; And Sedentary Faith Will Kill Your Spirit

For your sake, I hope you are not sitting as you read this, because as I'm sure you've heard, sitting is the new smoking, according to Dr. James Levine, who wrote a book called, "Get Up!" showing how our sedentary lifestyles are killing our bodies. Two thousand years ago, James, the brother of …