Ali Salih

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How To Turn A Clothespin Into A Matchstick Gun

Update your desktop arsenal with this creation<p>DIY enthusiast Grant Thompson, who previously made a 10-penny battery that powered a small light for almost two weeks, is at it again. Inspired by another project tutorial, Thompson created seven variations of a mini-pistol that can fire matches over 20 …

Crafting

The world’s newest mineral is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before

Putnisite is completely unique and “unrelated to anything,” scientists say<p>Sarah Wolfe<p>April 26, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>It's purple and pretty and composed of cube-like crystals just 0.5 mm in size.<p>But what really makes putnisite, the world's newest mineral, …

The Man Who Co-Discovered HIV 30 Years Ago on Why There Won't Be a Cure for AIDS

Flour Experiment Helps Explain Strange Lights Preceding Earthquakes

There are now several theories to explain the existence of pre-earthquake lights.<p>Scientists have recently shown that strange lights, such as those described as "glowing orbs," have indeed appeared before major earthquakes, for example in Japan and L’Aquila, Italy. But how?<p>U.S. scientists propose a …

Penn State

Talking to babies boosts their brain power, studies show

Reading bedtime stories to babies and talking to them from birth boosts their brain power and sets them up for success at school, researchers say.<p>Studies on babies and toddlers found that striking differences emerged in their vocabularies and language processing skills as early as 18 months …

So, Turns Out Crocodiles Can Climb Trees

Crocodiles can climb trees. And they do it well, too: Some of the toothy reptiles have been spotted as high as 32 feet up a tree.<p>That's not somewhere …

Stethoscopes Could Soon Be Replaced By Hand-Held Ultrasound Devices, Doctors Say

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 01/24/2014 08:34 AM EST on LiveScience<p>The image of a doctor with a stethoscope hanging around the neck may seem iconic, but in fact, this image may not last much longer, as hand-held ultrasound devices are predicted to replace 200-year-old stethoscopes in …

Teen Boy Is Youngest To Have Sporadic Fatal Insomnia

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 02/03/2014 07:36 AM EST on LiveScience<p>For three years, a teen boy in North Carolina developed progressively worsening movement, speech and memory problems, but doctors remained unable to determine the cause of his deteriorating condition.<p>It was only after …

How To Design A Drone-Proof City

Conceptual artist and law student Asher J. Kohn envisions a gated community as a sanctuary from drones.<p>Humans have always built defenses to match the prevailing threat of the day, from medieval castles to Cold War fallout shelters. In his Shura City concept, Asher J. Kohn speculates on what it …

Marvel's newest hero is a Muslim girl. Entertainment industry, take note

Kamala: a smart, teenage, Pakistani girl with aspirations of changing the world. Sound familiar? You would be forgiven for thinking of Malala Yousafzai, now famous for advocating women's rights to education. But while it was the attempted assassination at the hands of the Taliban that brought …

It's business that really rules us now

It's the reason for the collapse of democratic choice. It's the source of our growing disillusionment with politics. It's the great unmentionable. Corporate power. The media will scarcely whisper its name. It is howlingly absent from parliamentary debates. Until we name it and confront it, politics …

Top 10 documentaries

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Classic Mint Sauce

<i>A brilliant condiment to a lamb dish, you can’t go wrong with a classic mint sauce.</i><p><b>Makes 85ml/ 3 fl oz</b><p><b>Cooking time: 1 hr 5 mins</b><p><b>What You’ll Need:</b><p>25g/1 …

Recipes

Ten of the world's weirdest restaurants: http://gu.com/p/3jhbc/fb A new Moscow restaurant staffed entirely by sets of twins is an odd concept, but that's nothing compared to some of the bizarre eateries in other parts of the world. Dinner on the loo, anyone? Have you come across a weird restaurant? Tell us about it here: http://gu.com/p/3jhbc/fb Photograph: Alamy

Huge salvage vessel may help lift Costa Concordia wreck

<b>The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship could be loaded aboard a colossal salvage vessel after a deal was struck with a Dutch company.</b><p>The Dockwise Vanguard, capable of picking up oil rigs, has been recruited as an option to move the ship.<p>The vessel can sink under the Concordia then rise up to …

Shipping

Teens accidentally save kidnapped woman after ‘checking her out’ at traffic lights

Two teenage boys who were eyeing-up a woman ended up saving her life after realising she was being kidnapped.<p>The unlikely heroes were stopped at a …

Scientist to eat lab-grown beefburger

On Monday, just after lunchtime, Dr Mark Post will make culinary (and scientific) history by cooking a beefburger and eating it. Which sounds mundane except that this burger cost €250,000 to make and has been painstakingly assembled from meat grown in his laboratory at Maastricht University.<p>Post's …