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El Salvador urges against pregnancies until 2018 as Zika virus spreads | Reuters

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador on Thursday urged women in the Central American nation to avoid getting pregnant until 2018 to avoid their children developing birth defects from the mosquito-borne Zika virus which has rampaged through the Americas.<p>A man walks away from his home with his son as …

Public Health

Tasmanian devils can catch second strain of facial cancer, say researchers

Scientists have discovered a second strain of cancer causing the fatal facial tumour disease in Tasmanian devils, making the endangered marsupial the only species to be affected by two types of transmissible of cancer.<p>Tasmanian devils thrown a lifeline by facial tumour that threatens them<p>Read …

Tumors

Gene Editing Tool Hailed As A Breakthrough, And It Really Is One

Every once in a while a technology comes along that completely alters the way scientists do their work.<p>It's hard to imagine astronomy without a telescope or high energy physics without an accelerator.<p>From here on in, it's going to be impossible to imagine biology without CRISPR-Cas9.<p>Simply put, …

Genetics

6 ways to clear out space on your smartphone

Smartphone storage is at a real premium unless you're lucky enough to own one with lots of it. (And if you do, your phone likely wasn't cheap.)<p>With …

This Is Footgolf

Let’s cut straight to the point: <i>Golf is dying</i>. Last year 400,000 players left the sport. Fourteen courses opened, 157 shut down. Golf rounds bottomed …

The best cheap tablets and deals 2018: the top budget options

You don't have to pay hundreds of pounds for a tablet these days, and there are a number of top cheap tablets available.<p><i>[Update: 2018 will likely</i> …

Film vs. Digital: A Comparison of the Advantages and Disadvantages

In a world in which photographs are primarily taken with digital image sensors, there are a growing number of photographers who are newly interested …

15 Brutally Honest Cards For Couples With A Sense Of Humor

If mushy-gushy declarations of love make you feel uncomfortable -- you're not alone.<p>Fortunately, there are plenty of less nauseating ways for couples to express their feelings for one another. Below we've rounded up 15 snarky Someecards for spouses whose love language is more sarcastic than …

Eight Things No One Ever Teaches You About Grilling

TV's grilling expert offers barbecue techniques for how long to grill, how much to grill, and pretty much everything else you need to know for perfect meat this summer<p>TV's grilling expert offers barbecue techniques for how long to grill, how much to grill, and pretty much everything else you need …

BBQ

How Smartphones Have Changed Photography, In Three Numbers

<i>Truth Facts</i> posted this simple tongue-in-cheek infographic showing how smartphone cameras have impacted the way people take and view photos. It’s a …

Here’s Where You Should Live Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

It can be argued that cities, like people, all hold distinctive personalities. To find which one best matches your own personality, take the …

How people Photoshopped before Photoshop

Photoshop before Photoshop<p>100 years of manipulating images without computers<p>1856-57<p>c. 1855<p>1857<p>Almost as soon as the science of photography was …

Matcha Culture: Everything You Need to Know About the Next Big Thing in Tea

The next big thing in tea is here: It's matcha<p>It's no secret we at <i>Bon Appétit</i> love the powdered green tea known as <b>matcha</b>. Heck, we even put it in our holiday cookies. But we're not the only ones smitten by matcha. With one finger on the mug of our green tea latte and the other on the pulse of all …

Tea

Denik Notebooks – 150 Pages of Acid Free, 75% Recycled Paper

For those who believe paper usage should be eco-friendly, these Denik Notebooks are made especially for the environment conscious generation like …

Consciousness

4 Wholesome and Hearty Bean Soups to Get You Through Winter

<b>1. Pasta e Fagioli</b><p>Pasta e fagioli -- literally "pasta and beans" -- is a hearty and heartwarming Italian soup, perfect for a chilly night. There are countless recipes but this one, adapted from Chef Joe Cicala's recipe in the <i>The Washington Post</i>, is the best I've tried. The base of the soup is made …

10 Important Reasons to Start Making Time for Silence, Rest and Solitude

<i>Image Credit: Pixabay.</i><p>It's amazing how tuned out we become to the motor of the air-conditioner and refrigerator -- the sudden silence is a startling reprieve. Likewise, we become numb to the buzz of our technology saturated world.<p>Smartphone users check their device every 6.5 minutes, which works …

Facebook is the new AOL

The '90s are back.<p>They’re back in fashion, they’re back in music, and they are most certainly back in technology.<p>In a way this makes sense; the top end of the Millennial generation was just entering high school in the '90s, and now they’re in the workplace and armed with spending power, so it’s …

The Right Way to Get Rid of Earwax

So when you jam a Q-tip into your ear canal, that disrupts your skin's natural shedding process—and can actually cause your ears to make <i>more</i> wax. Plus, over time, you could push the wax back in your ear canal and create big ol' blockage that needs to be removed by your doctor, says Kim. Ick.<p>With …

The Year in Pictures: 2014

The 10 most unexpectedly delightful Vine stars of 2014

When Twitter trotted out Vine in early 2013, many were unsure what to make of the app. Was the six-second social network trying to dethrone the GIF …

Research Shows The More You Use Your Phone, The Less Fun You'll Have

Your smartphone may seem like the portal to entertainment (where <i>else</i> are you going to play Angry Birds and scroll through Instagram?), but new research is suggesting otherwise. A Kent State University study released last week revealed that excessive phone use is sucking the fun right out of our …

Five Future Predictions That Will Leave You Reeling

Whether or not humans have psychic powers or not has long been a hotly debated topic. Whatever your own beliefs are on this matter, it's hard to deny that there haven't been some pretty impressive predictions over the years. While skeptics may put it down to chance or informed guesswork, believers …

This Surprising Secret About Bamboo Could Be The Reason You're Not Successful

Bamboo is one of the most amazing plants in the world.<p>In fact, a single stalk of bamboo has more tensile strength than a steel cable of the same thickness! (In South America, it's referred to as "vegetable steel.)<p>A rope made of bamboo fibers can get up to 20 percent stronger when wet, as opposed to …

The Art of Persuasion: 10 Brain Hacks to Leverage in Business and Life

Image Credit: Pixabay.<p>If you throw a frog into boiling water, it'll jump straight out. However, if it's placed in cold water and the temperature gradually increased, it'll be found dead without any attempt to escape. We've all experienced that subtle death.<p>Neuromarketing takes advantage of that …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

Bears' Marc Trestman faces test of temperament

<i>Preparation and a forward-looking mindset is key to good leadership. Good leaders act with a plan and a purpose. Often that plan goes astray, and in those circumstances survival is determined by adaptability and the ability to stay calm and make determinations that are best for all parties</i> …

11 Images That Will Make You Go 'Wait, Really?'

Pop culture is full of surprising little stories that completely challenge the way you think about Hollywood and its inhabitants. We've pulled together 11 that will change your perception about the most famous of icons:<p><b>1. Christopher Robin is based on a real child and his stuffed bear.</b><p>A.A. Milne, …