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This wearable allergy-detection strip could save your child's life

Eating can be a complicated ordeal for the roughly 1 in 20 children that have food allergies. Allergic reactions to food are responsible for about 200,000 emergency room visits a year.<p>That's a problem that Abigail Barnes, a food allergy sufferer herself, is trying to solve with a new wearable …

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How to know if you're being lied to

Chances are, you get lied to multiple times on a daily basis. But the good news is, spotting a fib isn't as difficult as you might think — so long as you know the signs.<p>Behavioral analyst and body language expert Dr. Lillian Glass, who has worked with the FBI on unmasking signals of deception, says …

How Yoga Changes Your Body, Starting The Day You Begin (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Eastern practice of yoga has become a modern-day symbol of peace, serenity and well-being in the West. More than 20 million Americans practice yoga, according to the 2012 Yoga in America study, with practitioners spending more than $10 billion a year on yoga-related products and classes.<p>The …

The Cognitive Benefits of Doodling

Some new books tout the benefits of informal drawing and freehand scribbling—even for the unartistic.<p>When computers entered the mainstream, some art schools abandoned drawing classes to make time for the new software they had to teach. The arrival of state-of-the-art programs prompted backlash …

Your Meat Habit Is Really Bad For California’s Drought

Lay off the beef!<p>California is facing one of the most severe droughts on record, leading to stricter water conservation regulations. But many obvious water wasters, like long showers and leaky faucets, don’t use nearly as much water as less conspicuous ones, like the production of food: agriculture …

Pregnancy Book Changes in Size with the Expectant Mother

Pregnancy is a special time for a woman, and <i>Mother Book</i> created by the advertising firm Dentsu Naoya documents it in an extra meaningful way. The beautifully designed publication is intended to promote Kishoka, an obstetrics medical service network in Japan, and it takes expectant mothers through …

Opening minds: the biotech company aiming to change stroke victims’ lives

Olav Hellebø and his firm Reneuron have developed a procedure to help patients by injecting stem cells into their brains<p>He wants to bore a hole in your head. But don’t panic, Olav Hellebø is not a modern-day trepanist and it will be a top-notch surgeon, not the 49-year-old Norwegian businessman, …

Attackers Storm Jerusalem Synagogue

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Israeli-Palestinian violence in 2014 – timeline

<b>24 April</b> Nine months of US-mediated peace talks collapse.<p><b>15 May</b> Two Palestinian teenagers are killed in a West Bank clash with Israeli troops.<p><b>12 June</b> Three Israeli teenagers – Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gil-ad Sha’er, 16, and Naftali Frankel – are abducted and killed by Hamas operatives in the West Bank.<p><b>13</b> …

Smokers learn to cut down while they sleep

A single session of aversive smell conditioning administered during sleep reduces smoking for several days.<p>Any smoker can tell you how hard it is to kick the habit. Nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs that we know of, and smoking is one of the deadliest of habits, killing more than 5 …

Scientists Venture Deep Inside Mysterious Siberian Crater And Come Back With Incredible Photos

Scientists are closing in on what caused three massive holes to open up mysteriously in northern Siberia last July.<p>This week a team of Russian researchers roped their way down 34 feet to the bottom of the largest crater and found no evidence of alien beings or meteorites that some people had …

40 things you never knew about Leonardo DiCaprio

1) Leonardo DiCaprio’s first film role was in Critters 3, and not as Toby Wolf in This Boy’s Life.<p>2) Robert De Niro allegedly hand-picked DiCaprio from hundreds of boys for the part in This Boy’s Life.<p>3) DiCaprio’s exquisite man bun made an appearance at the United Nations climate change summit in …

A Never Before Seen Picasso/Dali Exhibit Opens in St. Petersburg, FL

For Hank Hine, Executive Director of The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, it was quite natural to envision a retrospective juxtaposing two artistic titans: Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.<p>"These are two great artists of the 20th century, and among the different voices that I've heard, people rarely …

The One Website Where You Can Do All Your Holiday Shopping

We hate to break it to you, but it's no longer crazy to be thinking about Christmas shopping. In fact, it's probably smart to start checking items off your list, since December will be here before you know it.<p>But with the holiday season come the crowds and pushy sales associates. Who needs it, …

7 Street-Food Eats Not to Miss on Your Next Visit to Bangkok

By Heather Van Deest, InternationalLiving.com<p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.</i><p>Thai cuisine is known the world over for its delicious, distinctive flavors. In fact, the phrase …

Enchanting Portraits of Fairytale Scenes Featuring Wild Animals

Moscow-based photographer Darya Kondratyeva reinterprets spellbinding tales of enchantment in her beautiful portraits of young women and their animal companions. Inspired by the stories of figures like Little Red Riding Hood, Gretel, and <i>Brave</i>’s Merida, the photographer transports the viewer to …

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Picture This – E numbers: the weird, the wonderful and the colourful

The chemicals that give your food flavour and colour. Illustrations by Laszlito

Rosetta's audacious mission to land on a comet – in pictures

On Wednesday, Rosetta will attempt to drop a lander called Philae onto the surface of a comet. This is the story of the European Space Agency’s extraordinary decade-long mission in images

Smoking cannabis every day ‘shrinks brain but increases its connectivity’

Regular cannabis use shrinks the brain but increases the complexity of its wiring, a study has found.<p>To some extent the loss of brain volume is balanced by larger numbers of connections between neurons, scientists discovered.<p>But they warn that those who take the drug for too long are likely to …

As If We Needed Another Reason To Visit London

Tower Bridge celebrates its 120th birthday this year, so it's fitting that the City of London gave it a little present. Behold: the new roughly $1.5 million glass walkway. Because you can't put a price on terrifying tourists and locals alike.<p>If this doesn't make your heart stop, we don't know what …

NASA testing shape-shifting wings that make planes more efficient

The first airplane ever flown, the Wright Flyer, used "wing-warping," in which pulleys twisted the trailing edge of the airfoil for roll control. Ironically, NASA is now revisiting that tech in a way by flight-testing the FlexFoil, a system that replaces a plane's mechanical flaps with a …

The World's Only Airport Brewery Is Totally Worth A Flight To Munich

Peace out, overpriced airport pints. We're headed to Oktoberfest in a terminal.<p>We stumbled upon Airbräu, the greatest airport brewery in the whole wide world. Let's face it: you're bound to find yourself stuck at -- or enduring a long delay at -- Munich airport at some point in your traveling life. …

My spirit animal is the Cat. Take this quiz to find out yours!

Question 1/9<p>When someone is being overly dramatic about a situation, you...<p>Tend to stay out of it<br>• Get angry and annoyed<br>• Try to figure out the meaning …