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The 50 Most Beautiful Places in Africa

Home to 54 countries, Africa has something for everyone. From Algeria's bone-dry Sahara desert to South Africa's iconic urban skylines, the second-largest continent in the world, too, has landscapes as diverse as its animal kingdoms. Still not convinced? These 50 stunning locations should give you …

South Africa

According to the Qur'an, Can Jews and Christians 'Partake in the Blessings of Heaven and Earth?'

Many Christians and Jews, ignorant of what the Qur'an proposes, instead project on Islam a version of intolerance and aggression from their own religious history. In this projection, Islam must be at least as intolerant as medieval Christianity was! Now the self-proclaimed ISIS appears and confirms …

Religion

Antidepressants can raise the risk of suicide, biggest ever review finds

Antidepressants can raise the risk of suicide, the biggest ever review has found, as pharmaceutical companies were accused of failing to report side-effects and even deaths linked to the drugs.<p>An analysis of 70 trials of the most common antidepressants - involving more than 18,000 people - found …

First head transplant successfully carried out on monkey, claims surgeon

WARNING: Graphic picture. Italian surgeon Dr Sergio Canavero claims the first head transplant has been carried out on a monkey<p>A surgeon claims to have carried out the first head transplant on a monkey ahead of plans to attempt the controversial procedure on a human by the end of next year.<p>Italian …

How Google's $20 Virtual Reality Device Saved A Baby Girl's Life

When identical twins Teegan and Riley Lexcen were born in August, doctors told their parents that Teegan, who was born missing a lung and half of her heart, wouldn't survive for long.<p>Baby Teegan's condition seemed inoperable, meaning she would need a miracle. Thankfully, after four months, doctors …

Earthrise Reimagined : Image of the Day

acquired October 12, 2015 download large image (12 MB, JPEG, 8520x12388)<p>On December 24, 1968, during a live Christmas Eve broadcast from orbit around …

Photos

Can you live a normal life with half a brain?

A few extreme cases show that people can be missing large chunks of their brains with no significant ill-effect – why? Tom Stafford explains what it tells us about the true nature of our grey matter.<p>How much of our brain do we actually need? A number of stories have appeared in the news in recent …

The Brain

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

Genetically, Schizophrenia Is At Least Eight Separate Diseases

A range of disorders lead to different symptoms, new research says, raising hopes for individualized treatment.<p>Research published in the <i>American Journal of Psychiatry</i> shows that schizophrenia is not a single genetic disease, but in fact a class of diseases with variable symptoms.<p>Schizophrenia is …

Genetics

Apple to go big on biometric devices, bigger on iPhone

Technology giant expected to announce healthcare-focused wearable device as well as 4.7in iPhone 6 as it seeks to diversify<p>Not content with dominating the market for digital music, smartphones and tablets, Apple is about to outline a future in which wearable devices monitor everything from our …