Anne Schoenmakers

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New Phone Booth Wiretapping Street Art in England

One moment, this plain white wall was blank. The next, it was covered with the stylings of what many are claiming to be the most recent work of British street artist Banksy. The piece quickly emerged overnight along a wall located on Hewlett Road in the Cheltenham borough of Gloucestershire, also …

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Why do cats purr?

These comforting sounds are good for them and for us, too.<p>It's easy to assume that cats purr because they're happy. After all, when your kitty …

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The Cyclist’s Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks | Colossal

<p>The Cyclist’s Empire is the latest cycling-inspired print from the folks over at 100 Copies who print (as you might have guessed) only 100 copies of …

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TAPED UP Cable Organizer

<i>Taped Up</i> is a playful cable organizer that can be used as a wall hook as well. It looks as if the items are fixed with tape. The holder smoothly …

DIY Design Helps Needy Nations Make Their Own Shoes

When Korean designer Lee Jinyoung of i-Clue Design visited Malawi, he was struck with the population’s lack of essential daily needs. He decided that …

Blow to researchers as England delays medical data sharing

A massive scheme to create an England-wide database of medical records, which has been heavily supported by many research groups, has been delayed …

'Bluish' Light May Help Alzheimer's Patients Find Bearings

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is trying to help Alzheimer's patients experience fewer behavioral issues. Robert Siegel speaks with researcher Mariana Figueiro and psychiatrist Guerman Ermolenko.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>Now, health and electrical lighting. Last month, Mariana Figueiro showed …

More than half of Africa is at risk of deadly malaria, despite funding surge

Study shows that global control efforts have reduced transmission rates, yet risks remain high<p>Global funding for malaria control has risen dramatically over the past decade, thanks to campaigns from aid groups and prominent advocates, but according to a new study, efforts to combat the disease have …

How Nutrition In One Generation Can Change The Genetics Of The Next

A Cambodian case study finds that people developing diabetes today have parents who went hungry in the 1970s.<p>So many adults in Cambodia are getting diabetes at such a young age, it's unbelievable. "You can go to every village with me and see it," endocrinologist Lim Keuky told PRI. "When I go …

Shambolic record-keeping by NHS wastes money and endangers patients

A centralised patient record system is essential to the running of a modern health service. It’s a shame the UK doesn’t have one<p>As a naturalised British citizen born and raised under the shark-like US healthcare system, I have a deep appreciation for the National Health Service. I am truly grateful …

Scientists turn to crowdfunding to support research

UC San Diego graduate student Alex Piel is studying the family dynamics and habitats of chimpanzees in Tanzania's savanna. The research requires tracking animals, retrieving fecal samples and then testing to confirm genetic links.<p>It does not come cheap.<p>So after tapping traditional funding help from …

Hunger in Zimbabwe set off TB outbreak - Futurity

New research links the rise of tuberculosis in Zimbabwe during the political and economic crisis of 2008-2009 to widespread food shortage.

Better Know a Plague: Measles, Mumps & Rubella

A couple of weeks ago, an interactive map compiled by the Council on Foreign Relations went viral online, although it first published in 2011. The map shows worldwide outbreaks of preventable diseases from 2008 to the present, including measles, mumps, and rubella.<p>Many news outlets that posted the …

New guidelines for women urge early attention to stroke

Long before a woman hits middle age, she and her doctor should be thinking about her risk of stroke and taking steps to reduce it, according to the first set of stroke guidelines aimed at women.<p>The overall stroke risk for women is higher than it is for men, in part because women live longer. But …

Word of Mouth: Amsterdam

Much like the city's compact urban landscape, Amsterdam's creative history is also densely formed, and even a quick visit to the Dutch capital can be extremely inspiring. Interestingly, you often hear Dutch people say they strive to act "normal"—yet it's their dynamic way of viewing the world that …

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