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10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

Whether these shots boast out-of-this-world views or simply ooze elegance and indulgence, they never fail to amaze or inspire. Here are our top 10 picks for extraordinary hotel photos.<p>By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring …

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The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Taller women 'more likely’ to suffer cancer in middle age

Taller women are at greater risk from a host of cancers after reaching middle age, a study has shown.<p>The research linked height to many common cancers, including those affecting the skin, breast, bowel, womb, kidney, thyroid and ovaries.<p>An association was also seen with the blood cancer multiple …

4D printing: buildings that can change over time

What if buildings could adapt their shape and form – without any other input from us? Architect Skylar Tibbits says 4D printing could make materials that build themselves.<p>The way we build our structures has become more and more sophisticated. But the materials we build them from are static, waiting …

Antibodies during pregnancy linked to autism

<b>UC DAVIS (US) —</b> Antibodies found only in mothers of children with autism cross the placenta during pregnancy and affect brain development.<p>The brain …

'Smart' drugs don't actually improve students' grades

A new study shows ADHD medication does not guarantee improved school performance for children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the benefits of the drugs, which include increased attention, concentration, and improved short-term memory, help students …

Electronic Pee Sniffer Can Detect Bladder Cancer

The Odoreader goes where no human nose wants to.<p>A new kind of electronic nose could make diagnosing bladder cancer a whole lot easier, according to a new study published this week in PLOS ONE.<p>Doctors typically diagnose bladder cancer through cytoscopy, a "costly, invasive and undignified …

Do Diet Drinks Mess Up Metabolisms?

It may seem counterintuitive, but there's a body of evidence to suggest that the millions of Americans with a diet soda habit may not be doing their waistlines — or their blood sugar — any favors.<p>As the consumption of diet drinks made with artificial sweeteners continues to rise, researchers are …

The Science Of Twinkies: How Do They Last So Darned Long?

We have to confess: When we heard that Twinkies will have nearly double the shelf life, 45 days, when they return to stores next week, our first reaction was — days? Not years?<p>Urban legend has long deemed Twinkies the cockroaches of the snack food world, a treat that can survive for decades, what …

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This is What Happens When You Run Water Through a 24hz Sine Wave | Colossal

<p>What!? How is this even possible? Because science, my friends. Brusspup’s (previously) latest video explores what happens when a stream of water is …

Molecular dynamics simulation of Na+ permeation through the selectivity filter of the bacterial sodium channel NavAb

Molecular dynamics simulation of Na+ permeation through the selectivity filter of the bacterial sodium channel NavAb. Sodium ions are depicted as red, green, and blue spheres, significant pore lining residues of the channel are shown in cyan, the surrounding protein is shown in gray, and only water molecules in the first solvation shell of ions are rendered. <i>Disclaimer: I authored this research!</i>

When this gene fails, cancer may follow

<b>JOHNS HOPKINS (US) —</b> A previously obscure gene plays a subtle but important role in regulating cell division and, when it fails, may help cause many …

Smog-Destroying Pavement Coating Can Cut Pollution In Half

Let them eat smog!<p>A pavement coating tested in the Netherlands could reduce air pollution almost half, claims a paper in the <i>Journal of Hazardous Materials</i>.<p>Tested over the course of a year on a block in Hengelo, Netherlands, concrete blocks covered with a titanium oxide coating removed an average of …

Ricky Burns is a heartbreaker, says Eddie Hearn after González quits

Ricky Burns survived the biggest crisis of his career to make the Puerto Rican knockout specialist José González quit after nine rounds, but the …