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Are beards good for your health?

<b>If you were in search of a new, disease-fighting antibiotic, where might you start? In a swamp? A remote island? Well, how about combing beards? Michael Mosley investigates.</b><p>On Trust Me I'm a Doctor we do experiments which sometimes throw up genuinely new science. In a previous series, for example, …

Microbiology

NASA’s Fermi Satellite Completes Map Of The Sky; Finds Mysterious, Unknown Monster

The first ultra high-energy map of the Universe is complete after six years. And there’s a surprise inside.<p><i>“I happen to have discovered a direct</i> …

11 Surprising Things That Affect Your Dreams

Here's what's really behind that recent string of random nightmares.<p>You hate how your mother-in-law meddles in your marriage, so it's no shocker when you tell her off in your dream — dreams are, after all, your brain's way of working through unresolved conflicts. But what can explain that recent …

Unknown species: Giant jellyfish, pink blobs and a fish with teeth - Top five creatures that scientists do not understand

Every now and then, a species turns up and scientists just have not got a clue what it is, whether it be because they have the same characteristics …

What science says about the average penis size

The truth about penis size and some common myths debunked<p>Much research has been dedicated to finding out all things penis-size related. Here are some …

Five alternative careers for teachers

Teacher Network,Career advice,Education,Australian education,US education,Schools,Teaching,Primary schools,Secondary schools,Work & careers,Teachers' workload,Work-life balance,Education,Guardian Careers<p>From working in a museum to corporate training, if you decide to leave teaching your skills …

Education

10 People Who Lost 50+ Pounds Share Their Best Tips For Getting Started

The very first steps real people took to change their lives.<p><i>We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the very first steps they took in their effort to lose weight, and how those steps turned into a major lifestyle transformation. Here are some of the best tips from 10 people who made</i> …

Secret Teacher: let the government think I'm a failure, I've got my own success criteria

My measures of success focus on what’s important – the students. They remind me that, whatever the system thinks of my teaching, I am damn good at at my job<p>This term I had the most soul destroying conversation of my career. I was told by my ever supportive line manager that although the school …

Teaching

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Are Banana Peels the Secret to Weight Loss?

Besides the annoyance of searching out a trash can at a charity ride rest stop, we're guessing you seldom spend much time thinking about banana peels, let alone consider eating them. But this overlooked "food waste," a culinary staple in places like India and the Caribbean, not only transforms …

A map for everyone who didn't realize just how huge the Milky Way galaxy is

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Milky Way "formed from the inside out," according to Melissa Ness, a researcher who helped produce the largest growth map of …

Universe

Life On Mars? by BackStory - Listen to music

Jewelry – the best gift for women

Image:© johnnydao / Fotolia<p>Some people are of the opinion that jewels, like perfumes, are too personal a gift to give to a woman and it is very …

Jewelry

Developing a Love For Hijab Amongst Children

I didn’t wear a hijab until I was in my early twenties, after I found out it was fard:<p>And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and be modest, …

The Hawkins Question: Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?

As an interfaith activist, the question of God comes up surprisingly frequently in my discussions. Who do we worship? What do we call God? And how is our God different from the entity worshipped by other religions? As a Muslim, my belief is simple: there is one Creator, and He is the God everyone …

Saudi Arabia is third happiest country in survey which shows downbeat Europe

Saudi Arabia has come third in a poll for the world's happiest countries - in a list which features almost no European.<p>Despite condemnation from …

Who’s driving Saudi Arabia’s aggressive policies and why?

Saudi Arabia has taken a bold new direction over the past year. And that’s got plenty of people worried.<p>After decades of using only money and influence — soft power — the kingdom has reached for the sword. It started a war in Yemen last March; it has challenged Iranian power everywhere; and now it …

He Killed His Own Mom for ISIS

Leena al-Qasem pleaded with her son to leave the terror group. Instead, he murdered her in the heart of its savage capital city, before a crowd of …

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A hippo play fighting, galloping horses and two leopard cats are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Dear Liberals: Being Critical of Islam Is Not Racism

At the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, President Obama responded to the latest terrorist attacks in Paris and made a slightly surprising allusion.<p>In a response to a question about the relationship between Islam and terrorism, he said "... I also think the Muslim community has to think about how we …

Anti-Education by Friedrich Nietzsche review – why mainstream culture, not the universities, is doing our best thinking

The long-misunderstood philosopher, a hater of nationalism but supporter of independent thought, disliked trends in higher education that are very evident today<p>Throughout his life Nietzsche thought of himself as an educator, but the time he spent working in higher education was not long and much of …

50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from water views and mountain highs; in its people and its history. This list circles the globe, finding the most beautiful cities in the world from Italy to Iran. This gallery was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new …

10 Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Get Smarter

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …