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Scientists Have Discovered a Bacteria That Eats Plastic

Plastic can be biodegradable in the presence of a certain kind of bacteria.<p>Researchers found that a bacteria called Ideonella sakaiensis can use …

Typography tips for graphic design students

“Don’t underestimate its importance. The best ideas, the most beautiful imagery, the most harmonious colour combinations will be blighted by inferior …

Every designer should know about this rentable font library

Free fonts are easy to find, whether through sites like Google Fonts or just the ones that come with your operating system. But these don’t always have the extended character sets or the nuanced kerning or the myriad of other details that go into higher priced fonts. Every dollar spent on carefully …

Typography

10 Golden Rules You Should Live By When Combining Fonts: Tips From a Designer – Learn

<i>A photography instructor once told me that “You have to know the rules before you can break them.”</i><p>That’s the (simultaneously frustrating and freeing) …

Behind the scenes of a 'shocking' new study on human altruism

A recent study suggests most people would rather harm themselves than a stranger for profit. Lead author Molly Crockett takes us behind the scenes of the research<p>How much money would you give up to prevent a stranger’s pain? And how does this compare to what you’d pay to prevent your own pain?<p>With …

The US is holding on to nuclear weapons to defend the Earth against rogue asteroids

A huge asteroid crashing into the Earth and killing all life may be a pretty far-fetched scenario — but it's far from impossible. As such, agencies like NASA and the UN have spent time envisioning ways to mitigate the threat, with nuclear weapons becoming an increasingly popular choice. Last …

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

Logo Design: using the psychology of colour

Iraq crisis: My night on the mountain of hell with dying Yazidi refugees

Exclusive Telegraph dispatch by the first Western journalist at Mount Sinjar, where exhausted, starving Yazidis are struggling to survive after fleeing Islamic State<p><b>• Iraq crisis: live</b><p>The lights of their towns, controlled by jihadists, twinkle beneath them in the moonlight. The people of the …

General Hospital

Power to the people

Iraq's future head of state will have to achieve the almost impossible if he hopes to maintain Iraq in its current form. First and foremost, he must …

Ageing: The girls who never grow older

A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: ageing. Virginia Hughes reports on the families wrestling with a condition they can’t explain, and the scientist who believes that these children could hold the key to immortality.<p>Richard Walker has been trying to conquer …

Vietnam War

In Iraq, death toll rises among Shiite recruits battling insurgency

The unadorned wooden boxes arrive lashed to car roofs or secured in the beds of pickup trucks, a steady procession of mortal remains on a doleful final journey to this holy city.<p>Only days ago, they were enthusiastic Shiite Muslim recruits who answered the call of their clerics to fight a Sunni Arab …

Islam

The Human Brain Has An On-Off Switch For Consciousness, Scientists Say

Turning off the mind could be as easy as flicking a switch.<p>That's what doctors at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., inadvertently discovered while evaluating a 54-year-old woman with epilepsy. The researchers realized that by using electrodes to deliver tiny jolts of electricity to …