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THE Ood are an odd bunch. Among the more enigmatic of the aliens regularly encountered in “Doctor Who”, a television series about a traveller in time …

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More Bad News for Older Dads: Higher Risk of Kids With Mental Illness

For so long, mothers – particularly older moms — bore the brunt of responsibility for genetic disorders in their children. And for good reason. Eggs …

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

British police 'preparing to make arrests' in Madeleine McCann case

Police are ready to arrest and interview suspects over girl's disappearance in Portugal, says parents' spokesman<p>British police are reportedly preparing the ground to make the first arrests in their investigations into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.<p>A spokesman for Madeleine's parents told …

CES 2014: The $8,000 'snore-stopping' superbed

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1042000/1042185_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522404355_946ff8f3a4cc710209ed8cbdb7be40fb<p><b>In our hyper-connected world, in which dinners are interrupted by smartphones, and where 75% of us (one study says) check our messages while on</b> …

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The Combined Value Of The World's Stock Markets Has Reached A Record High

But what about the rest of the world?<p>According to new data from the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the combined market cap of the world's major stock markets hit an all-time high in November.<p>We first read about this on Professor Mark Perry's Carpe Diem blog. Here's Perry:<p>As of the end of …

Stock Markets

Belgium shut to new citizens in 2013

<b>Not a single foreigner has yet been naturalised in Belgium under a law that came into force on 1 January 2013, it appears.</b><p>The new rules require applicants to "have shown, or be able to show, outstanding services to Belgium" in fields such as science, sport or culture. "The effects of the new …

Europe

Poverty Is Stamped Into DNA in Childhood — And Stays There

Poverty, it turns out, is etched in­to our DNA.<p>“For each de­crease of one year in par­ent­al home own­er­ship, the par­ti­cipants’ odds of …

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Learning to (push against the) cycle

FINANCIAL markets are currently pummelling developing countries for their poor economic management. For instance, India has been criticised for its …

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MODELS simplify. They are supposed to. It is a feature, not a bug. Their formulae may be complex but models deliberately omit some things in order to …

Climate Change

Adorable Series of Babies Sucking on Lemons for the Very First Time

Starting to make its way around the web is this incredibly adorable series called <i>Pucker</i> of babies sucking on lemons for the very first time. Photographer David Wile captured the babies' priceless expressions which will make you do everything from purse your own lips to laugh out loud. Wearing just …

Cute

Washing Machine Laundry Hamper

This hamper is shaped like the most frequently avoided appliance in the house to remind you that your clothes actually need to be washed.<p>It even …

Grow Heirloom Edible Flowers for a Kid-Friendly Indoor Gardening Activity

Who would have thought that sowing heirloom seeds could be this beautiful? Sarah Rainwater has created the ultimate heirloom seed kit for beginner …

6 amazing treehouse beds that bring magic to bedtime

We love treehouses here at Inhabitots, but who says they have to stay outdoors? Bring inside a bit of magic to bedtime by updating your kid's room …

MOCO LOCO on Twitter: ""projecting the fascinating starry night sky in the room" http://t.co/21MbXFPprm http://t.co/6PjJhiGwfT"

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

Little Nummies, A Blog Featuring One Mom’s Cute, Fun, and Creative Meals

Kellie Strickland of North Carolina makes food fun for her three girls by putting together cute and creative (and often anthropomorphic) meals. She …

North Carolina

SALE Cardboard Dollhouse PDF Pattern Recycle Cardboard Boxes DIY Toy house Paper Craft

** SALE usually $10.00 ** Turn a cardboard box into a dollhouse. Easily create a strong, fully customizable Eco Friendly Dollhouse that slots together. No need for tape or glue.<p>Let your children’s imaginations grow whilst learning about recycling at the same time!<p>My user-friendly pattern comes with …

Chronic Illnesses Outpace Infections As Big Killers Worldwide

People around the world are getting healthier and living longer.<p>Infectious diseases are declining around the globe. But at the same time, chronic health problems are on the rise, particularly in developing nations.<p>These are some of the key findings in the latest reports released by the World Bank …

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In Texas and beyond, hot spots for vaccine refusers alarm officials

An outbreak of measles among unimmunized members of a Texas megachurch is fueling new health worries about pockets of vaccine-wary parents -- just as more than 50 million public school kids head back to class across the nation.<p>More possible measles cases are being reviewed in Tarrant County, Texas, …

Public Health

Are Women Having Too Many C-Sections in the United States?

Nearly 1.4 million babies are born surgically in the United States each year. That's a third of all births, and the numbers are only getting bigger. …

10 Reasons Why I 'Hate' My Son

Having kids is not all it's cracked up to be.<p>For one thing, you have a tiny human being in your house. This is almost as bizarre as having an animal in your house, but at least animals have fur. All my son has is tons and tons of drool.<p>For the most part it's fun to have him around, except of course …

Parenting

Could You Handle an Emergency? What to Do in 12 Scary Situations

Read this now so you won't panic when you need to save your child in a dangerous or scary situation.<p>You see your toddler at the bottom of the pool.<p>Imagine this: You take your eyes off your toddler for just a few seconds in your neighbor's backyard, and suddenly you see her body at the bottom of the …

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14 Natural Health Remedies for Children

Looking for safe, doctor-approved cures for sore throats, coughs, stomachaches, and more? Check this out!<p>Whether your child has a tummy ache, a stuffy nose, or a bug bite, doctors say that old-fashioned home remedies are often the best way to help him feel better fast. These time-tested treatments …

Alternative Medicine

The Best Educational Apps for Kids

Your child's education doesn't have to stop after school. These games made for your iPhone, iPad, and Android will keep your youngster's mind active outside the classroom.<p>Help your child identify and count numbers from 1 to 20, do simple addition and subtraction, and trace numbers that also open …

Kids