James Bedingham

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How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

Neuroscience
CNN

MPs can't live on £60k a year, says Sir Malcolm Rifkind

In response to the latest 'cash for access' allegations, the former foreign secretary claims voters want politicians to take up work outside their political duties<p><b>• Update: Sir Malcolm Rifkind boasted about high-level defence and nuclear contacts</b><p>It is “quite unrealistic” to think MPs can live on …

United Kingdom

Mysterious tunnel found near Canada sports venue as country on edge after terror attack

Police in Toronto have discovered a tunnel with electricity supplied by a generator near one of the venues for this summer's Pan American Games<p>A sophisticated tunnel has been discovered near a major sporting venue and a university in Toronto, reports said on Monday, with Canada on edge over the …

Sports (Canada)

The best new tourist attractions on earth, according to Lonely Planet

If globe-trotting is on your bucket list this year, travel guide company Lonely Planet wants to tell you where to go. Its list of the world’s best travel experiences of 2015, part of its latest ebook, “New in Travel,” will take you off the beaten track from Ireland to Panama to South Africa. Here’s …

Travel

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Fixing the ‘problem’ of ageing is the mission of Silicon Valley, where billions is pouring into biotech firms working to ‘hack the code’ of life – despite concerns about the social implications<p>In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope …

Peter Diamandis

Can Putting Your Personal Genome on the Internet Lead to Lasting Friendships?

Last week at a dinner party in Melbourne, I met two former strangers brought together by a website and a genetic similarity found in their saliva.<p>Last week at a dinner party, I met Melbourne residents Masha Lewis and Miranda Weiss. Complete strangers five months ago, the pair are now firm friends. …

Genealogy

Evolution: Why do we have lips?

Human beings are unusual in that our mouths are surrounded by hypersensitive, easily-hurt pink tissue – why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>They kind of flap around on the front of your face, get dried out and chapped in the winter, and occasionally get caught up between your teeth and mistaken for …

Makeup

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

Mind

The World in 2030

Bill Gates predicts we’ll end polio and cut child mortality in half. We asked 15 of the smartest people we know for their most out-there predictions.<p>You don’t generally think of Bill and Melinda Gates as pundits. But with their foundation pouring billions of dollars into global development, in …

Public Health

The 9 Most Spectacular Lost Cities in the World

Chernobyl's Ghost Cities, Ukraine<p>After the worst nuclear disaster in history, the Soviet Union evacuated the towns near the Chernobyl nuclear power …

Niagara Climber Will Gadd – ‘This is Who I Am’

<b>“I was amazed when I hit 40, and now I’m starring down the barrel of 50. Making it this far is a surprise to many, including me.”</b> <br>Will Gadd, 47, has long been known for pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in ice climbing—as well as paragliding and kayaking. Most recently he and Sarah Hueniken …

Climbing

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

Healthy Eating

This Is Your Brain on Magic

Psychologists and neuroscientists have an unlikely ally in their quest to understand human nature: professional magicians.<p>“I’m going to flip through here and I want you to glance at a card in the middle,” Jay Olson tells his volunteer, offering the deck of cards in his hands. “Not the bottom …

Consciousness