Ken Rayner

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One Weight-Loss Approach Fits All? No, Not Even Close

Dr. Frank Sacks, a professor of nutrition at Harvard, likes to challenge his audience when he gives lectures on obesity.<p>“If you want to make a great discovery,” he tells them, figure out this: Why do some people lose 50 pounds on a diet while others on the same diet gain a few pounds?<p>Then he shows …

NASA is helping Stephen Hawking get a tiny ship to Alpha Centauri

NASA is helping Stephen Hawking and Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner with the monumental task of getting a tiny probe to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to Earth. Project Starshot aims to propel a lightweight silicon "StarChip" to one-fifth the speed of light by hitting it with lasers …

Stephen Hawking

Nigel Slater’s beef brisket recipes

It’s one of the cheapest cuts of beef, but spend an afternoon slow-cooking a brisket and you’ll reap the dividends<p>You’ll need a spoon. The broth surrounding the beef has been in the oven for four hours, along with a handful of caramelised shallots, black peppercorns, thyme sprigs and bay leaves. I …

MORGAN STANLEY: Here are 30 stocks that'll thrive no matter what

In a note published on Thursday, the firm highlighted 30 stocks that its analysts believe would thrive even if the global economy grows slower than they forecast.<p>To compile the list, Morgan Stanley first screened for stocks it had previously classified as growth stocks for 48 straight months, which …

Investing

Snapchat is reportedly looking to raise as much as $4B in its upcoming IPO

In May earlier this year, Snapchat raised around $1.8 billion in a financing round that valued it at around $18 billion — and now it looks like that valuation could double in its upcoming IPO.<p>Bloomberg is reporting that Snapchat is looking to raise as much as $4 billion in its initial public …

Venture Capital

3 Stocks We Like -- but Not for Retirees

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Although retirees are generally advised to avoid undue amounts of risk, younger investors hoping to beat the broader markets shouldn't necessarily shy away altogether from buying the occasional speculative equity. Tech giants like <b>Apple</b> and <b>Microsoft</b>, after all, were once …

Forget Google and Amazon and invest in these Asian tech giants

Many investors have profited hugely from America’s booming tech industry, but should they now switch their money to Asia’s fast-growing rivals?<p>Investors have flocked to Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google (now traded under parent company Alphabet), profiting from the enormous rise in the value of …

Top Investment Advisors: Where to invest $10,000 in 2017

Where to Invest $10,000 Right Now<p>Five experts reveal the opportunities they see around the world.<p>By Suzanne WoolleySuzanne Woolley<p>Investors had a …

Silkworms were fed graphene to produce 'super silk' and it could be the future of wearables

Graphene just keeps getting better and better. The so-called super material – a one-atom-thick layer of carbon that has proven to be incredibly …

22 Greatest Novels Everyone should Read

We have put together the list of 22 Greatest Novels everyone should read, in which not all are the most famous ones, but all of them have one …

Literature

27 Healthy Desserts You Can Make in a Blender

Soups, sauces, and smoothies are pretty standard fare for a blender. Now, expand the handy kitchen appliance's repertoire to include dessert! Yep--you can make anything from raw pies to cookie batter using this multifunctional machine, and we've found 27 healthier sweet treat recipes that use it …

Healthy Eating

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …

University of Exeter

Company Town Is the Most Twisted Posthuman Novel You've Ever Read

Madeline Ashby took all the conventions of “artificial life form” novels and shredded them with her novel <i>vN</i> and its sequel, <i>ID</i>. Now she’s doing the …

LSD could make you smarter, happier and healthier. Should we all try it?

By Daniel Miller<p>In 1970, Congress dropped psychedelics into the war on drugs. After a decade of Timothy Leary, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and news reports of gruesome murders, the federal government declared that the drugs had no medical use — and high potential for abuse. The chairman of …

Can We Have This Ground Chicken Larb for Dinner Every Night?

This 30-minute larb is crunchy, salty, spicy, and everything we want to eat tonight.<p>*Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin. *<p>I'm a fan of anything …

China is buying up American companies fast, and it's freaking people out

Chinese companies have been buying up foreign businesses, including American ones, at a record rate, and it's freaking lawmakers out.<p>There is General Electric's sale of its appliance business to Qingdao-based Haier, Zoomlion's bid for the heavy-lifting-equipment maker Terex Corp., and ChemChina's …

China

Hubble image: Dormant black hole, in a word, is gargantuan

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Hubble Space Telescope has given scientists their sharpest-ever look at a known galaxy containing an enormous black hole.<p>The supermassive black hole is in a galaxy called NGC 4889, one of several in the Coma Cluster, officials said Thursday.<p>According to NASA, every galaxy has a …

Black Holes

I wanted to publish a book before I died

<b>A photo of the author.</b><p>For a decade, I felt like I’d die if I didn’t publish my novel. Then my doctor delivered some interesting news<p>Leland Cheuk<p>February 15, 2016 12:30am (UTC)<p>All my life, all I’ve wanted – above love, adventure, even helping others – was to publish a novel—one silly novel. So it …

Mauritius wildlife holiday: beyond the beaches and luxury hotels

Often when we travel we see things that horrify us but which are also slightly thrilling. I came across two things like that in <b>Mauritius</b>. The first was an ugly, reddish bird, a bit like a prehistoric dove. Although its numbers are slowly recovering, it’s still one of the rarest birds in the world. …

Mauritius, South Africa, Rwanda, Botswana, Morocco most Competitive African Economies

Mauritius, South Africa, Rwanda, Botswana, Morocco most Competitive African Economies 30-09-2015 06:28:00 | by: Bas Vlugt | hits: 49939 | Tags:<p>The …

Inside the eye: Nature’s most exquisite creation, in pictures - Telegraph

CES 2016: Are humans ready for the technology of tomorrow?

The future is here, whether we want it or not. But will anyone buy it?<p>On May 1, 1851, Hyde Park in London hosted the first ever Crystal Palace exhibition – a giant shimmering plate-glass structure, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, housing more than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world in its …

Baltimore psychologist pioneers team using psychedelics as ‘sacred’ medicine

William Richards, who began studying psychedelics in Germany in 1963, is convinced LSD and psilocybin drugs can transform people’s lives for the better<p>Baltimore is known to many as the heroin capital of the US. If William Richards has anything to do with it, it may also become the nation’s most …

Consciousness

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA. He created the image below that shows the observable …

Universe

The list of missing Chinese financial executives keeps getting longer

On Wednesday, Chang Xiaobing, CEO of the state-owned telecoms giant China Telecom, resigned after becoming the latest Chinese executive to go missing amid a government-led nationwide crackdown on corruption.<p>Multiple high-profile executives have gone missing in recent months, in the wake of China's …

Stock Markets

Hasselback Potato Gratin | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Who would have thought that just four simple ingredients could produce a dish with such amazing flavor? Crispy, buttery and aromatic with fresh thyme, these potatoes are the perfect partner for everything from the holiday turkey to grilled meats and roasted fish. If you like, substitute fresh sage …

Photo Essay: Kentucky’s Creation Museum

A walk through an alternate history.<p>The Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky that lets visitors experience a version of the Earth's history in which dinosaurs roamed in the Garden of Eden.<p>You may remember the Creation Museum as the location of the infamous debate between pop scientist Bill Nye …

Dinosaurs