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Blackhair magazine says it 'wasn't aware' its latest cover model wasn't black

<b>Blackhair magazine has apologised to readers after it mistakenly used a woman who wasn't black on the cover of its current issue.</b><p>It says the photo was submitted by a supplier who'd been asked for images of black or mixed race women.<p>The model, Emily Bador, has apologised and revealed that she had no …

Here’s How to Celebrate & Curate Earth Day on Flipboard

April 22nd is Earth Day, a global celebration to encourage environmental and climate literacy. The 2017 edition also coincides with the first-ever March for Science rally and teach-in taking place at the National Mall in Washington, DC. Scientists and aficionados will be participating to defend the …

The Scary Consequences of Old Electronics

Have you ever thought about what happens when you get rid of your old phone? Electronic waste may not be a splashy cause, but it's a necessary one. …

Best-Designed Marijuana Shops Across America Photos

With each passing year, it seems the societal taboos around marijuana are slowly fading into thin air. Consider, for example, the following fact: According to a recent Gallup Poll, support for cannabis legalization in the U.S. is up to 60 percent—an all-time high. What's more, 28 states and the …

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Why the Avocado Should Have Gone the Way of the Dodo

The avocado is a fruit of a different time. The plant hit its evolutionary prime during the beginning of the Cenozoic era when megafauna, including …

Andrew Peacock travels 280 miles on the Colorado River, descending through the Grand Canyon.

Below the rim<p>16 days in the Grand Canyon<p><b>“There is nothing quite like it… a deeply entrenched water corridor… through a desert wilderness of</b> …

Uncovering environmental problems could get you a year in a Wyoming jail

Is a new statute a harmless trespassing measure, or a way to keep scientists' noses away from malfeasance?<p>Citizen scientists are playing an increasingly important role in experiments, but there may be a place where certain experiments are less than welcome: Wyoming.<p>A new law passed earlier this …

Low breastfeeding rates help fuel epidemic of child obesity

One in four children is now overweight or obese, but breastfeeding has been shown to protect against excessive weight gain<p>Low breastfeeding rates are fuelling the epidemic of childhood obesity, health experts have warned, as new figures show Britain has one of the worst rates in Europe.<p>Nearly a …

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Glass of red wine could 'help diabetes'

Researchers say that red wine could boost levels of 'good cholesterol' among type 2 diabetes sufferers<p>Red wine <b>has been claimed to do everything from keep people mentally agile to ward off bed bugs</b>– but now a study suggests that a glass every night could also benefit diabetics.<p>In a trial of more …

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Rare African plant points the way to diamonds

Prospectors in Africa are going to have to brush up on their botany<p>A little-known species of African plant has been discovered that only grows on sites of diamond-bearing rock. The palm-like <i>Pandanus candelabrum</i> apparently prefers soil rich in kimberlite — a type of igneous rock that forms in the …

Bill Gates launches network of disease surveillance centers

Centers in Africa and Asia will collect data on child mortality and help fight epidemics during outbreaks<p>Bill Gates is launching a network of disease surveillance sites aimed at reducing mortality rates among young children. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding the project with an initial …

Silver Makes Dead Bacteria Act Like Zombies

Killing from beyond the grave<p>Chemists in Israel have discovered the walking dead of the microbial world. It turns out that bacteria slayed by silver can kill nearby living pathogens even after they're dead as a doornail.<p>Silver has been used as an antimicrobial agent for centuries. Bacteria absorb …

Ratings decline for end-of-life care - Futurity

Fewer people rated a relative's end-of-life care as excellent in 2011-13 than in 2000. Change is urgent, say researchers, as we face a "silver …

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Measles Vaccine Reduces Deaths From Other Diseases

Another reason vaccines are so important<p>The measles vaccine is generally considered to be one of public health’s great success stories; just over a century ago, in 1920, more than 7,500 Americans died from measles, but within the past 10 years, not one person has died from the disease. According to …

To boost public health, get past popularity - Futurity

Targeting key "influencers," rather than the most connected people in a social network can make public health programs more successful, say …

Mobile phone microscope finds parasites in blood - Futurity

A new smartphone microscope uses video to automatically detect and quantify infection by parasitic worms in a single drop of blood.

Tools: 6 Things to Know About Tea Bags

Simple, and in many regards, little changed since its serendipitous invention a century ago, the tea bag turns preparing a cup of tea into a convenience.<p>Even those purists among you who still insist on the ceremony and romance of loose-leaf tea, you have to admit simply dunking, squeezing, and …

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Transgenic Cows Might Help Struggling Farmers In Africa

A baboon gene could give cattle a fighting chance against a deadly disease<p>The answer to a deadly disease in Africa could be a babbling, bumbling band of baboons--or at least their genes, anyway.<p>One-third of the African continent is almost completely free of cattle. About the size of the continental …

DNA 'Printing' A Big Boon To Research, But Some Raise Concerns

Here's something that might sound strange: There are companies now that print and sell DNA.<p>This trend — which uses the term "print" in the sense of making a bunch of copies speedily — is making particular stretches of DNA much cheaper and easier to obtain than ever before. That excites many …

A Fish With Cancer Raises Questions About Health Of Susquehanna River

Late last year, an angler caught a smallmouth bass in the Susquehanna River near Duncannon, Pa. That fish, officials from the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission said this week, had a malignant tumor. It's the first time this type of tumor has been found on a smallmouth bass in the river, the …

Tissue grown from biopsies shown to closely mimic patients’ tumours, allowing researchers to study specific mutations and identify most promising drugs<p>Scientists have created the world’s first “living biobank” of patients’ tumours and used the tissue to identify the most promising drugs for each …

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Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine

Back in the 1960s, the U.S. started vaccinating kids for measles. As expected, children stopped getting measles.<p>But something else happened.<p>Childhood deaths from all infectious diseases plummeted. Even deaths from diseases like pneumonia and diarrhea were cut by half.<p>Scientists saw the same …

What happens to our bodies after we die

The breakdown of our bodies after death can be fascinating – if you dare to delve into the details. Mo Costandi investigates.<p>“It might take a little bit of force to break this up,” says mortician Holly Williams, lifting John’s arm and gently bending it at the fingers, elbow and wrist. “Usually, the …

How to override the brain's empathy bias - Futurity

The more time we spend with people of other races, the greater our empathy for them, new research shows.

What Rescue Robots Can Learn From Fire Ants

Ant-Man to the rescue!<p>The stinging agony of a fire ant bite is one of those things that remains seared into your psyche for all time. But while most people's instinct is to stay very far away from these insects, a closer look at how they build their tunnels shows that there's a lot we can learn …

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This common amino acid may protect your teeth - Futurity

An amino acid found in red meat, poultry, fish, and dairy breaks down dental plaque in lab tests. Could it help people avoid cavities and gum disease?

Energy Vampires Suck Up Home Power: 5 Ways You Can Stop Them

Your home’s gadgets and appliances, even when in “sleep” or “standby” mode, are jacking up your utility bills. Here’s what you can do.<p>Our home's gadgets and appliances—from TVs, computers and coffee makers to clothes dryers—often suck up power even when we're not using them. These energy vampires …

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A traumatic event makes victims age biologically faster

Post taumatic stress disorder should no longer be thought of as only a mental illness after scientists found it causes major biological damage<p>A stressful experience really can take years off you as scientists find that people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are actually ageing …

Poker Pros Win Man vs. Machine Showdown - But Not by Much

A poker showdown between professional players and an artificial intelligence program has ended with a slim victory for the humans — so slim, in fact, that the scientists running the show said it's effectively a tie. The event began two weeks ago, as the four pros — Bjorn Li, Doug Polk, Dong Kim and …