Billy Chionh

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Why do women live longer than men?

All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.<p>As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. …

Newcastle University

Ramadan: a guide to the Islamic holy month

Muslims around the world are preparing for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. From waking up in the early hours for a quick bite and sip of water, to the waiting – date in hand – for the seconds to tick by until the call to prayer at sunset, why do Muslims fast and what is Ramadan?<p><b>What is …

Islam

5 Ways Your Daily Routine Would Be Incredibly Hard in Space

Even sleeping looks hard.<p>Everything about space is hard, especially the day-to-day tasks we take for granted here on earth. If you ever wondered what it's like to brush your teeth or sleep in microgravity, astronaut Chris Hadfield has some answers for you! The now-retired Canadian astronaut …

Chris Hadfield

6 Surprising Factors That Make Men Insecure

His penis size and his hairline aren't all he’s worried about.<p>Dirty Harry didn’t give a damn whether you liked his tweed suit, and John Wayne didn’t feel self-conscious about his dust-covered neckerchief. That’s just how it is with us men: We’re impervious to judgment. At least, we’re supposed to …

Relationships

New year conundrum: complete the equation 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 = 2014

In the runup to the end of December, the Guardian has published countdowns of TV shows, films and football players.<p>So here's one with numbers. The challenge is to count down from 10 to 0, and to fill in the gaps so that the expression equals the year.<p>In other words, fill in the gaps so the …

The Taylor Lautner Workout: Build Muscle Fast

Exercises that can help any man to go from scrawny to brawny<p>Taylor Lautner isn't a naturally strong guy, but his career depends on becoming brawny. Between the first and second Twilight films, his character grew into a powerful werewolf. That meant he needed to gain 30 pounds of muscle in a year. …

Weightlifting

1,200 Whimsical Stone Statues at Buddhist Temple in Kyoto

Otagi Nenbutsu-Ji is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan that features over 1,200 stone figures representing Rakan, or disciples of Shaka (the founder of Buddhism), that were mostly carved by amateurs from across the country under the guidance of sculptor Kocho Nishimura. Each sculpture is a …

The drugs derived from deadly poisons

<b>These days we have access to a huge array of medicines to protect us from pain, disease and death. But, as Michael Mosley has been discovering, the source of many of our more remarkable medicines have been deadly poisons.</b><p>Take a look at this picture.<p>It is the most poisonous substance known to man. A …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being A Wallflower