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Top 10 Machu Picchu Secrets

Travel<p>This ancient Inca site has centuries-old secrets trapped in its walls— and more recent ones that we spill here.<p>By Mark Adams, author of <i>Turn Right at Machu Picchu</i><p>1. It’s not actually the Lost City of the Inca.<p>When the explorer Hiram Bingham III encountered Machu Picchu in 1911, he was looking …

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'Golden age' of antibiotics 'set to end'

We cannot say we weren't warned. The growing threat of antibiotic resistant organisms is once again in the spotlight.<p>Prof Jeremy Farrar, the new head of Britain's biggest medical research charity the Wellcome Trust said it was a "truly global issue".<p>In his first major interview since taking up his …

Best Practices for Scientific Computing

1. Hannay JE, Langtangen HP, MacLeod C, Pfahl D, Singer J, et al.. (2009) How do scientists develop and use scientific software? In: Proceedings …

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Saving India’s Big Cats

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The roar of <b>Krithi Karanth</b> is diminutive but mighty. Last year the Supreme Court of India cited findings by the 34-year-old conservation biologist in a landmark case that overturned a ban on visiting tiger sanctuaries in favor of smart regulations promoting responsible …

7 Keys to Traveling Alone -- and Loving It

If you are alone this season, perhaps the best thing you can do is go on a solo adventure. I believe that solo travel can be better than therapy because it forces us to be present in our environment.<p>Traveling alone doesn't have to be lonely. In fact, it can be a wonderful, freeing experience, and a …

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Vegan Mushroom Gravy Recipe

My family celebrated Thanksgiving two days late this year. On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, my parents arrived early in the day to watch their …

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Awesome picture of Europe from space on New Years Eve 2013. http://t.co/NQbUxoADQ0

Bubonic plague outbreak kills 32 in Madagascar

Bubonic plague, which wiped out a third of Europe's population in the middle ages, has reared its ugly head in the African island state of Madagascar where 32 people have died in a fresh outbreak, according to health authorities.<p>Some 84 suspected cases of bubonic plague – 60 of them thought to be …

Christmas in the lab – do's and don'ts

It's that time of year here in London. The last of the anaemic-yellow leaves have fallen, the air is frosty and the party season is in full swing. Evening rush hour starts a few hours earlier than normal, and the Tubes are full of drunken people in Santa costumes and elf mini-dresses shrieking at …

Putting an End to Elephant Poaching

<b>The worst part was seeing the tiny tusks.</b><p>Just a few inches long, stacked among much larger, older tusks, it wasn’t hard to imagine how the baby-sized …

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Dinosaur Fossil With Fleshy Rooster's Comb Is First of Its Kind

Mummified fossil represents first description of a soft-tissue crest atop a dinosaur's head.<p><b>The structure above the fossil's head was so unexpected that Phil Bell put his chisel straight through the middle of it. "I was just expecting there to be rock, and all of a sudden there was skin underneath,</b> …

7 reasons why, exactly, you should travel

Let’s face it: Traveling takes planning, is expensive, and, depending on where you’re going and who you’re going with, can be a little …

Predator Insurance: When Livestock Becomes Prey, Conservationists Pay

Scientists say there are pros and cons to paying farmers when carnivores eat their livelihood.<p><b>A set of amazing images went viral in November when four Kenyan villagers chased down and captured—live—two cheetahs that had been feasting on their goats.</b><p><b>The story may have had a much different ending,</b> …

Fishery Closure Puts New England's Shrimp Season On Ice

New England chefs like Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley are still coming to terms with the news: No more shrimp until further notice.<p>This week, regulators shut down the New England fishery for Gulf of Maine shrimp for the first time in 35 years. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission judged …

Experience: I discovered a new species up my nose

It was about three days after I'd left Africa that the pain in my nose became too severe to ignore. Starting as a dull ache niggling at the edge of my consciousness, it had gradually built in intensity to the point at which I had to stop what I was doing to investigate further.<p>I'd been unpacking …

Peter Higgs: I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system

Peter Higgs, the British physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson, believes no university would employ him in today's academic system because he would not be considered "productive" enough.<p>The emeritus professor at Edinburgh University, who says he has never sent an email, browsed the …

Witty Artworks by Eric Fan

It's always awesome when I run into witty artworks, with clever jokes that make any geek laugh, like these artworks below, by Canadian artist Eric …

Picture Cook

Today's standard format for cookbooks is a recipe for ultimate intimidation: a mathematical formula accompanied by beautiful, close-up photographs of the prepared meal taken on a DSLR camera. With such detailed requirements and high expectations, novice cooks might bemoan their shameful results and …

A Coffee Maker That Looks Like It Comes From A Chemistry Lab

The Café Balāo is a coffee maker that’d look right at home in chemistry class, but it’s simple enough for anyone to use.<p>Perhaps it’s the late nights at the lab, or just the fact that the ubiquitous glassware is so well suited for double duty brewing up a cup of joe, but chemistry and coffee have …

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Riomaggiore, Italy Is The Most Beautiful Place In The World Right Now

You've heard of the Cinque Terre, those five Italian fishing villages that tourists often hike through one at a time. The one that starts the chain is called Riomaggiore, and if it were up to us, we might stop there and never continue to the rest.<p>There are many reasons to love Riomaggiore. Firstly, …

Home - Reynella Rides

<b>Opportunities of employment</b><p><b>Horse riding into Kosciuszko National Park</b><p>Horse riding assistant leader needed For Reynella Rides, some farm work may be …

Volunteer With Orangutans

To play your part in helping to save this critically endangered great ape, volunteer with orangutans in Borneo for a chance to aid the rehabilitation …

Volunteer in Peru on The Amazon Conservation Project

Activities<p>All volunteers on this project are required to complete a training programme prior to commencing project work. This consists of …