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Motor neurone disease: 'If you were to design the cruellest of diseases, this would be it'

"There is actually a 20-year backstory to the trials and this is the first time they've been used on humans," he adds. Rowe has 70 scientists working …

What everyone gets wrong about ADHD -- and how it can be used as a superpower

• <b>Some people have preconceptions about what it’s like to ADHD.</b>• <b><br>You may imagine someone who is very loud and annoying.</b>• <b><br>In reality, having ADHD is just a</b> …

John Hurt, by his final director: 'Impish, unsentimental – and as generous as Julie Andrews'

John Hurt had a constant companion on the set of That Good Night: a container of revolting-looking bright green vegetable juice which, he testified, tasted “bloody awful”. He chugged dutifully away on this throughout the shoot, forgoing his beloved fine wines in favour of something that might help …

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Wil Wheaton's frank, brave speech about his depression and anxiety

Wil Wheaton has publicly discussed his anxiety and depression before; I know several people whose lives were improved by reading what he had to …

Latest & Breaking News Melbourne, Victoria

Croatia will play France in the World Cup final after Mario Mandzukic scored in extra time as Croatia came back to win.<p>2 hours ago<br>• by Mitch …

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Rescued octopus comes back a day later to chill with its rescuers

A fun little tale of interspecies aid here at Youtube:<p>We spent our Holidays at the red sea. While walking along a lonely beach we saw a stranded …

The monks, the Dachau survivors and the concert that heralded freedom

On the anniversary of the camp’s liberation, the forgotten story of escaped prisoners who set up a Jewish hospital in a Bavarian monastery has been championed by one Benedictine monk<p>The monastery of St Ottilien rises above the green Bavarian pastures of southern Germany. It is an unlikely setting …

European Travel

Experience: My hair nearly killed me

I’d have to shave it off or it would send me into anaphylactic shock<p>My hair was long and fair before it all fell out suddenly, along with my eyebrows and eyelashes, when I was just 20. In five days, it was reduced to just a few small patches. I felt I’d lost a lot of my femininity. You don’t …

The Sweetest Rhubarb Is Forced Inside a Pitch-Dark Shed

In West Yorkshire, "forcing" rhubarb allows the plant to develop outside before it is dug up and placed in a lightless building for the later stages of its life, where it grows so rapidly that you can hear it squeak and pop.<p>It's a proven laxative, was thought to cure venereal disease in the dark …

Is this cake server the most extraordinary but useless machine ever? – video

New Zealand-born Joseph Herscher has created an absurdly complex machine for the simple purpose of serving a piece of cake. The device, which is known as a Rube Goldberg machine after the man who first came up with the concept, includes a hammer, melting butter, a falling laptop and a baby. The …

Watch NASA dummies crash test flying and falling vehicles

These NASA crash test dummies take a beating to keep people safe<p>This week, NASA’s Langley Research Center published a video of the crash-test-dummies whose horrifying accidents make air and space travel safer for their human counterparts.<p>The dummies keep humans safer by giving scientists key data …

What if autism is different for girls?

There is an emerging picture of possible differences in the way autism presents in boys and girls. For example, a recent study which included …

Autism

How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality

<b>Ariel Leve</b> offers strategies to stay resilient in the face of psychological abuse that distorts the truth – much like what’s coming from Trump’s administration<p>Right now, many Americans listening to their president are experiencing what I experienced frequently a child. Nothing means anything, and …

Etiquette

This video is a beautiful reminder to look up at the Moon

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How a Young Woman Lost Her Identity

Hannah Upp disappears for weeks at a time, forgetting her sense of self. Can she still be found?<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Hannah Upp had been missing for nearly two weeks when she was seen at the Apple Store in midtown …

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Fourth plinth: how a winged bull made of date syrup cans is defying Isis

Saddam Hussein's plates were confiscated and returned to Iraq in a deal that he says was brokered by Barack Obama<p>In February 2015, Isis militants videoed themselves drilling the face off one of the commanding stone statues that had guarded the gates of the ancient city of Nineveh for more than a …

Middle East

How a rescue dog saved me

When we met, Lady was cowering beneath a desk at Monika's Doggie Rescue in Ingleside, 28 kilometres north of the Sydney CBD.<p>She was too timid to be …

Pets

A psychologist explains how to beat social anxiety

The problem isn’t your social skills<p>It is rarely helpful to tell a shy person to “just be yourself!” Riffing on that frustrating exchange, clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen has written a book that she hopes will answer the question the anxious person usually asks in return: How?<p>Hendriksen …

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Watch the formation of the universe and Earth in this cool time-lapse video

• Tech<br>• Science<br>• Culture<br>• More<p>Tech<p>Apple<br>• Google<br>• Microsoft<br>• Apps<br>• Photography<br>• Virtual Reality<br>• Business<br>• Design<br>• AI<br>• All Tech<p>Science<p>Space<br>• Energy<br>• Health<br>• Environment<br>• All Science<p>Culture<p>Web<br>• TV<br>• Film<br>• Games<br>• Comics<br>• Music<br>• All Culture<p>Cars<p>Ride-Sharing<br>• Cars<br>• Mass Transit<br>• Aviation<br>• Rideables<br>• Autonomy<br>• All …

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'Less than lovely': what Tim Winton learnt about today's men while surfing

In 1965, when the author Tim Winton was five, his father, John, a motorcycle cop, was riding through Perth when a drunk driver ran a stop sign and …

Bird Photographer of the Year 2018 – in pictures

The shortlist for the coveted Bird Photographer of the Year awards has been announced by Nature Photographers and the British Trust for Ornithology. Here we display a few of the entries in the running for the awards, which will be announced by Chris Packham in August at the annual Rutland …

Photography

Frosty mourning: army of snow people grieves for fallen comrade

Gateshead sisters respond to alleged decapitation of snowwoman by building 43 people in funereal attire<p>As anyone who has built an effort-intensive snowman can surely attest, there is little more disheartening than seeing the creation vandalised before the thaw arrives.<p>But two sisters have gained …

This is the world's weirdest castle

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>What do you do if you have oodles of money matched with …

Yale student who secretly lived in ventilation shaft

In college and grad school, I knew several students who couldn't afford housing and "lived" in the student lounges (showering in the rec center) and …

Sci-Fi Short Film Explores What Happens When You Travel at Light Speed

Adam Stern and Artifex Studios present a new short film detailing the incredible story of astronaut Ethan Kane, the first person attempting to travel …

Google launches Gmail Go for Android

The latest addition to its Go series of apps<p>Google has introduced Gmail Go, the newest addition to its line of “Go” apps that are slimmed down versions of their original counterparts, as spotted by <i>TechCrunch</i>. Meant for phones with basic specifications and lower-end processors, or places with poor …

Over 450 full-text art books by The Metropolitan Museum of Art available to download and read online for free.

<b>Abbot Suger and Saint-Denis</b> <br>Gerson, Paula Lieber, ed. <br>(1986)<p><b>The Academy of the Sword: Illustrated Fencing Books 1500–1800</b> <br>LaRocca, Donald J.</b> …

Watch Elon Musk Freak Out Over the Falcon Heavy Launch

Unique footage shows the SpaceX CEO and his team in mission control in the moments leading up to the historic launch.<p>On February 6, SpaceX made history with the largely successful first launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket—and National Geographic was there, right alongside SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.<p>In …

‘Suddenly my world would flip’: the woman who is permanently lost

Sharon’s world is regularly reversed by a rare brain malfunction. Now neurologists, and Wonder Woman, have come to the rescue<p>In 1952, when she was a child, Sharon was playing in the front garden. She was blindfolded while her friends ran around her, laughing, trying not to be caught in a game of …