James Vincent Ang

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The church of 40,000 corpses

Travellers with a taste for the macabre will have a field day at this gruesome chapel, which is ornately decorated with skeleton chandeliers, hipbone chalices and skull bunting.<p>With every corner of the gruesome Sedlec Ossuary ornately decorated with bones from more than 40,000 skeletons, the Czech …

These are the UN’s 17 Global Goals

IN SEPTEMBER, the United Nations announced 17 Global Goals meant to guide the world’s sustainable development actions for the next fifteen years …

The monster you should never find

The dangers that lurk in cryptid territories may never completely deter die-hard monster hunters, but some creatures are better left as mysteries.<p>Most monster lore is a product of wild imaginations, a little hysteria and a healthy dose of cultural mythology. Although it’s easy to dismiss such …

Jennifer Lawrence bids farewell to ‘The Hunger Games’

Josh Hutcherson, from left, Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth show off their hands after placing them in cement at a handprint and footprint …

Halloween is a cross-quarter day

The 4 cross-quarter days fall between equinoxes and solstices. Halloween is the spookiest one – derived from a sacred festival of ancient Celts and …

Jane Goodall Wants To Save Us (And Her Beloved Chimps) From Ourselves

Jane Goodall has learned a lot about chimpanzees in her 55 years of studying them. She has learned a lot <i>from</i> them, too.<p>And she's putting those lessons into practice.<p>That's what she explains after giving a lecture at the U.S. State Department.<p>"One thing I've learned from the chimpanzees is the …

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Medical Students Crunch Big Data To Spot Health Trends

Medicine, meet Big Data.<p>For generations, physicians have been trained in basic science and human anatomy to diagnose and treat the patient immediately in front of them.<p>But now, massive stores of data about what works for which patients are literally changing the way medicine is practiced.<p>"That's …

Unidentified space object will burn up in our atmosphere next month

Earlier this month, astronomers in Arizona spotted an unidentified space object that will fall to Earth on November 13th. The object, appropriately dubbed <b>WT</b>1190<b>F</b>, is only a couple feet in diameter and not very dense. That means it's probably man-made — likely a leftover piece of a rocket that …

Warm Water May Spell the End of New England’s Iconic Cod

New England’s stocks of cod—the fish that fed colonists and launched the United States’ first industries—have collapsed almost past the point of recovery, despite aggressive catch restrictions that should have allowed them to rebound.<p>On Thursday, scientists speaking at a conservation event in …

Heat-seeking cancer drugs could target tumours and spare healthy tissue

Bubbles containing cancer drugs which burst on contact with tumours are being developed by scientists<p>Miniature heat seeking ‘grenades’ full of cancer drugs which target tumours without damaging healthy tissue, have been created by scientists.<p>Researchers at Manchester University have repurposed …

Oxygen Discovery Could Complicate Search for Alien Life

The strange, duck-shaped comet that ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has been orbiting for more than a year just got a bit stranger: Like plants on Earth, the comet is blowing molecular oxygen, O2, into the space around it. Molecular oxygen is thought to be rare in the cosmos – or at least exceptionally …

High-power sound waves used to blast cancer cells

British doctors develop revolutionary new therapy that can precisely target tumours without surgery<p>British doctors are developing a revolutionary new therapy for cancer and associated conditions based on the use of high-powered beams of ultrasound.<p>The researchers – working at the Institute of …

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