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Suspicions Raised About Another Japanese Cardiovascular Researcher

Significant questions about research misconduct have been raised about a prominent Japanese cardiovascular researcher, Issei Komuro.<p>Last year a <i>Nature</i> paper on which Komuro served as a co-author was corrected because “several images were mistakenly switched or duplicated during preparation of the …

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Top tips for first-time family travel

The first time you contemplate hitting the road as a family can feel fraught with potential disaster – you envisage being stuck without vital wet wipes, or seeing your precious toddler getting sucked into the chaos of a Turkish bazaar. Relax. It will be okay. It’s actually very satisfying exploring …

Travel

The Architect Is In: A Renovation with Respect in Palo Alto

This week, San Francisco architect Mark Reilly takes us on a tour of a historical house he renovated in Palo Alto, California. He is available for …

The modern history of swearing: Where all the dirtiest words come from

As society evolves, so do our curse words. Here’s how some of the most famous ones developed — and a few new ones<p>The 18th and 19th centuries’ embrace of linguistic delicacy and extreme avoidance of taboo bestowed great power on those words that broached taboo topics directly, freely revealing what …

US Reps To House: BEER Me

You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. – Frank Zappa<p>There was a time when, if following Zappa’s criteria, the U.S. might not have been considered a real …

Will Jony Ive Let A Flat Design For iOS 7 Fall Flat?

It has been the received wisdom that Jony Ive’s major league debut as a software designer—the forthcoming iOS 7—will combine the exquisite minimalism of his famed hardware design with the trendy “flat” design that is considered to be the antidote to the skeumorphic fetishism of his former boss, …

Will guns doom 3-D printing?

An expert explains how the technology can be manipulated to manufacture cheap, potentially illegal firearms<p>A University of Texas at Austin law student has demonstrated to the world that any ambitious tinkerer can make a handgun almost entirely out of 3-D printed parts. Cody Wilson’s revelation is …

Need an Emotional Buffer? Try These Fast Grounding Techniques | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever been through a chaotic emotional time, that you felt like you´re about to lose your mind? Ever felt that you would “Cry out!”, or “act …

Mindfulness

Tiny countries that pack a big punch

Size isn't everything. Here are ten of the smallest countries in the world. Some of them are rarely visited, except by travellers collecting visa stamps. Most are islands, often far flung. Their wealth varies, from nearly the highest per capita GDP to nearly the lowest, but all still manage to …

European Travel

7 Things Fake Online Dating Profiles Usually Say

An estimated one of every 10 dating profiles online are fake, and more than $50 million is lost to romance scams annually, according to the FBI.<p>Online dating site Seeking Arrangement deletes more than 600 fake accounts per day. It got together with background-screening company TC LogiQ and analyzed …

Online Dating

The 7-Minute, Full-Body Workout That Really Works (It's Scientifically Proven!)

We are busy, busy people—but I'll bet all of us can carve out seven minutes somewhere in our days, right?<p>The newest issue of <i>American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal</i> takes all the newest exercise research and boils it down into one seven-minute workout. The 12 high-intensity …

【行情】Ricoh GR-D IV 散貨,賣 $2480

早前 Ricoh 公佈了新一代 GR 相機,改用了 APS-C 感光元件,雖然香港未有確實發售日期,但上一代的 GR-D IV 已開始散貨,近日 Sunlite 舉行減價優惠,好型舊型號相機都減價發售,其中便有 GR-D IV 的身影,只售 $2,480,比剛推出時平了一半。這款上代機種雖然是採用 …

Linda Evangelista Style Evolution: The Most Stunning Woman To Walk The Runway (PHOTOS)

How often can someone say, "I have been on the cover of over 600 magazines"? Well, if you're the gorgeous Linda Evangelista, then you can. The Canadian beauty has graced the cover of so many glossies that she is famous for uttering the phrase: "We don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day."<p>Even …

Colleges Soak Poor U.S. Students to Funnel Aid to Rich

U.S. colleges such as Boston University are using financial aid to lure rich students while shortchanging the poor, forcing those most in need to …

Packing Up Your Family And Moving To Panama Is Easier Than You Think

When we arrived we found out we were not the only ones. In fact, in the last five years our small expat community in Panama has transformed from a rural beach community to a populous expat haven with three new and thriving elementary schools teaming with expat children.<p>I've lived in boomtowns …

Real Estate

Argentina Ghost Town Re-Emerges After Being Underwater For 25 Years

An Argentinian town has re-emerged after being underwater for 25 years, The Associated Press reports.<p>In the 1920s Villa Epecuen, located in the farmlands 340 miles south of Buenos Aires, was established as a tourist village along the shore of Lago Epecuen.<p>The saltwater lake has 10 times more salt …

Argentina

Running for Beginners: FAQs

<b>Can I run in sneakers?</b><br>Running doesn't require much investment in gear and accessories, but you have to have a good pair of running shoes. Unlike sneakers, running shoes are designed to help your foot strike the ground properly, reducing the amount of shock that travels up your leg. They're also …

Make your old iPhone run like new

Want to rejuvenate a sluggish iPhone 4? Here are some easy tips.<p>My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole …

Apps

"HK: Our Home" events set for May

About 20 events for the "Hong Kong: Our Home" campaign will be staged this week, including the annual Cheung Chau Bun Festival, the Food Wise Hong …

Test drive the Galaxy S4 with Samsung's online simulator

Samsung's latest flagship smartphone is out and ready for your consideration. If you can't get to your local retailer to take a look in person, check out Samsung's Galaxy S4 online simulator.<p>Samsung has been good about providing online simulators for its smartphones, like the Galaxy Nexus and the …

Phones