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Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest-Ever Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

<b>Malala Yousafzai</b> won the Nobel Peace Prize today. Yousafzai is the seventeen-year-old girl from Pakistan who, almost two years ago exactly, when she was fifteen, was shot in the head by the Taliban while riding a bus to school. Yousafzai recounted the events in a book she published last year, at …

Pakistan

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

Homer's Last Theorem

Along with high school friends David Schiminovich and David Borden, he formed a teenage gang of computer programmers called the Glitchmasters, and …

Physics

How to save the NHS in just 50 pages

The Five Year Forward Review is the NHS’s own answer to whether it can survive as a unique system of healthcare<p>Simon Stevens’s arrival as NHS England’s new boss on 1 April was greeted with great warmth and relief across the service. In some quarters he was regarded almost as a messiah – the man who …

Oscar Pistorius to Serve 10 Months in Prison

The Olympic sprinter gets five-years for killing his girlfriend but is expected to serve only a small portion of it in jail.<p>Oscar Pistorius, the South African sprinter known as the Blade Runner, was found guilty of "culpable homicide" last month, for shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in his …

A Girl Who Codes

Computing has always been a boys’ club. How 18-year-old Nikita Rau–and other young women like her–are finally changing that.<p>Nikita Rau is a high school senior and, at this moment, drinking applekiwi-strawberry juice out of a plastic cup. We’re in the cafeteria of Bronx High School of Science, in …

Guiuan, Philippines: the first place hit by typhoon Haiyan

Can’t get children to eat greens? Blame it on the survival instinct

Researchers note that toddlers were far more reluctant to grasp plants than artificial items such as spoons or pipe cleaners - they believe this is because evolution has biologically programmed children to be wary of flora as it may contain potentially hazardous toxins<p>It is a question that has …

Parenting

China to relax one-child policy and end labour camps

Chinese state media has announced the relaxation of the country’s one-child policy.<p>In future, couples will be allowed to have two children if just one of the parents was an only child.<p>Currently, both parents must have been sole children to have a second child.<p>China’s one-child policy was introduced …

Philippines: long-awaited aid arrives in devastated Tacloban

Residents of the Philippines’ city of Tacloban have been enduring a daily struggle for survival since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the city a week ago.<p>Long-awaited aid has started to arrive, but crowds of residents were still queuing at Tacloban airport, desperate to leave.<p>United Nations aid worker …

Do the maths: the science behind the numbers that govern our lives

Eat five portions of fruit and veg, drink eight glasses of water, exercise five times a week… these figures grab our attention, but do the numbers really add up?<p>In the mid-60s, the psychiatrist Charles Hofling wanted to know more about the way nurses and doctors interact with one another, so he …

How the work of family doctors has changed

<b>The rules that govern how GPs work have been amended yet again after negotiations between doctors' leaders and the government.</b><p>What changes have family doctors seen over the past 20 years - and how do they think patients have been affected?<p>Dr Rob Barnett is a GP in south Liverpool. He is one of five …

Medical Technology

If Google Were A Man, He'd Be Russell Brand

If you’ve been anywhere near the media or any social networks lately, you probably would have heard about Russell Brand’s recent rant about …

Evernote’s New Web Clipper for Safari – MacStories

Bake in Clearly, integrate Skitch, toss in the clipper from Evernote's helper, then add sharing, and you end up with Evernote's new Web Clipper for Safari. Once a pop-up that simply copied the full page or URL, the new Web Clipper condenses page grabs and annotation tools into a simple sidebar, …

Apps

How Coffee, Citrus And Nuts Help Cut The Risk Of Diabetes

If you go back to the 1970s, people with a serious coffee habit often had an accompanying habit: smoking.<p>And that's why early studies gave coffee a bad rap. Clearly, smoking was harmful. And it was hard for researchers to disentangle the two habits. "So it made coffee look bad in terms of health …

African Migrants Find An Uneasy Asylum In Israel

The scissors never seem to stop in Sami's barber shop off a pedestrian street in south Tel Aviv.<p>Fresh out of the barber's chair, Philip Giray says he left Eritrea two years ago. Smugglers helped the 20-year-old cross into Sudan and Egypt. Then he snuck into Israel.<p>"We come here, we ask asylum here, …

Cancer diversity has 'huge implications'

<b>A single tumour can be made up of many separate cancers needing different treatments, say researchers.</b><p>A team at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, have developed a new technique for measuring the diversity within a cancer.<p>They showed "extraordinary" differences between cancerous cells and …

Cancer

I wasted £30,000 trying to have a baby I didn't want

Single and in her 40s, Claudia Connell decided to have a baby – it was now or never. But during her third IVF attempt, she began to regret the whole idea<p>Most of us have made extravagant purchases that we've regretted wasting money on. Things that seemed a good idea at the time but, down the line, …

The Hyperrealistic Sculptures of Ron Mueck

London-based sculptor Ron Mueck, formerly a model maker and puppeteer for children's television and films, has been creating fine art sculptures since 1996. Using resin, fiberglass, silicone, and many other materials, Mueck constructs hyperrealistic likenesses of human beings, while playing with …

Men's Health

If you're looking for a way to change up your bench press, here you go<p>The wearables company has just announced an arsenal of apps available to Ionic users<p>You don't have to be a dad to appreciate this<p>From beers to reindeers, this deal of the day has you covered<p>"As a result of ongoing discussions, …

Experimental Food Society Spectacular 2013 – in pictures

The Experimental Food Society Spectacular annual culinary arts event takes place in November at the Truman Brewery, London. It offers the chance to meet pioneering foodies, sample edible art and pick up tips on how to get experimental with food at home. Here's a taste of what to expect

Food Photography

Poots to challenge gay adoption legal move

<b>A High Court ruling that a ban on gay and unmarried couples adopting children in NI is unlawful, is to be challenged by Health Minister Edwin Poots.</b><p>At present a single gay or lesbian person can adopt but a couple in a civil partnership cannot.<p>Earlier on Thursday, Mr Justice Treacy said the ban …

LGBTQ

Children who report abuse are often ignored, says NSPCC | The Independent

When children tell adults they are being abused, their confidants only take action in just over half of cases, according to a study by the NSPCC. …

Chemical link revealed in Alzheimer's study | The Independent

Alzheimer's symptoms such as memory loss could be prevented by targeting a chemical that dismantles brain connections, research suggests.<p>Scientists …

Revision techniques - the good, the OK and the useless

<b>It's the time of year where students are poring over their books, trying to ensure they are prepared for their exams.</b><p>Revision charts, highlighter pens and sticky notes around the room are some of the methods people use to ensure information stays in their mind.<p>But now psychologists in the US warn …

Teaching

‘The rapport with my social worker was a vital part of my mental health care’

Picture posed by models (credit: Rex/Cultura)<p>My family contacted social services after I had told them I was hearing voices. I had a vague awareness …

Toddler brain scan gives language insight

<b>The brain has a critical window for language development between the ages of two and four, brain scans suggest.</b><p>Environmental influences have their biggest impact before the age of four, as the brain's wiring develops to process new words, say UK and US scientists.<p>The research in The Journal of …

The Brain