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10 Of The World's Most Beautiful Cities

By College Tourist; Author: Brooke Stafford, Pennsylvania State University<p><b>Experience the beauty of these magnificent cities.</b><p><b>Zanzibar, Tanzania</b><p>Zanzibar is as magical as it's name alludes. Surrounded by miles of turquoise sea and palm-packed beaches, this timeless and cultural city allures travelers …

Kangaroo farts won't save the world

Their gut microbes really aren't that special<p>Scientists locked kangaroos in a room to measure their farts. In theory, this was to see if their guts contained bacteria that might reduce methane emissions if placed in other animals’ guts; in reality, this was done because there isn’t much else going …

Universal flu vaccine could end need for annual injections

A new vaccine which targets non-mutating proteins in the flu virus could prevent the need for annual injections<p>A universal flu vaccine which could end the need for annual injections could be available within three years.<p>Scientists from London-based biotech firm Seek have developed a vaccine known …

Public Health

A Tapeworm With Cancer Gave Its Tumors to Someone

Tapeworms are bad enough. They get inside people, lay their eggs, and cause symptoms such as diarrhea and weakness. And they can infest a body for a lifetime.<p>But doctors were stunned to find out they can do something worse: infect people with tumors.<p>“We were amazed when we found this new type of …

Cancer

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend | Inc.com

Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few continuing education courses. However, for a busy entrepreneur, being away from the office for a …

Self-improvement

Can Offering A $12 Million Prize Make a Difference to Drug Resistance?

Last night, at a gathering in Boston, a crew of scientists and altruists offered a prize for achieving a technology so novel, no one can yet imagine it.<p>The last time this was tried, it took almost 50 years for someone to win.<p>This time, the organizers hope it will take only five. The Boston …

West Africa

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto, California, waiting for his lab’s weekly meeting to begin. Wyss-Coray, a professor of neurology at Stanford University, was leading a young group of researchers who studied ageing …

Alzheimer's Disease

Online takeout orders could overtake phone orders in five years or less

If you’re lounging at home and want to order food, you probably already have your phone in your hand — but not to make a phone call. Now more than …

Why the Belmond Royal Scotsman is More Magical Than the Hogwarts Express

Still holding out for that letter from Hogwarts? Pass the waiting time aboard the muggle-run Belmond Royal Scotsman. It may not depart from Platform …

New vulnerability lets attackers hijack Chrysler vehicles remotely

A new vulnerability in the Uconnect system gives attackers frightening remote powers over Chrysler vehicles, revealed in a <i>Wired</i> exclusive report. In a live demo, attackers used the vulnerability to cut out a Jeep Cherokee's transmission and brakes and, when the car is in reverse, commandeer the …

Bionic eye fitted to British pensioner in world first

Ray Flynn was fitted with the bionic eye in June and can make out faces for the first time since he lost his vision to age related macular degeneration<p>A British pensioner has become the first person in the world to be fitted with a bionic eye to fix the most common form of blindness in a landmark …

Ten groundbreaking university research projects - Telegraph

University of Cambridge

Scientists find first drug that appears to slow Alzheimer's disease

Scientists appear to have broken a decades-long deadlock in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease after announcing trial results for the first drug that appears to slow the pace of mental decline.<p>The drug, called solanezumab, was shown to stave off memory loss in patients with mild Alzheimer’s …

Dementia

Large Hadron Collider discovers new particle - the pentaquark

Physicists had theorised the existence of the pentaquark since the 1960s and now it has been discovered by the Large Hadron Collider<p>A new kind of particle, called the pentaquark, was discovered by scientists at the Large Hadron Collider yesterday.<p>Physicists had theorised the existence of the …

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

We’ve adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.<p>Thanks to technology, we’re reading more than ever—our brains process thousands of words via text messages, email, games, social media, and web stories. According to one report, the amount people that read tripled from 1980 to the …

Scientists Separate Marijuana's Highs From Its Medical Lows

No more ‘Dude, where’s my car?'<p>Marijuana is getting a lot of love lately, from newly legal recreational users in a few American states, and doctors alike. Researchers are uncovering lots of ways in which THC, the chemical responsible for most of the herb’s psychological effects, can help treat …

Cannabis

World-first skull and scalp transplant gives Texas man 'new lease on life'

A man whose cancer left him with severe damage to the top of the head has received what his doctors in Texas have described as the first skull and scalp transplant.<p>James Boysen, a 55-year-old software developer from Austin, received the craniofacial tissue transplant at the same time as a kidney …

Houston Methodist Hospital

Nazi Telegram That Drove Hitler to Suicide Discovered in South Carolina Safe

And it just sold at auction.<p>A document that changed the course of World War II collected dust for years inside a safe in South Carolina, allegedly because the owner couldn't read German. <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i> reports that a telegram from Nazi second-in-command Hermann Goering to Adolf Hitler just sold …

South Carolina

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Racehorses are getting faster, scientists conclude

Contrary to previous studies, racehorse speed has not peaked and they are still getting faster<p>Racehorses are getting faster thanks to better breeding and the jockey style popularised by Lester Piggott, scientists have found.<p>Although previous research suggested that the speed of horses had …

Science Fair Winner Designs Device To Cut Virus Spread On Planes

When 17-year-old Raymond Wang saw the Ebola outbreak on the news last year, it got him thinking about viruses and how they spread around the world, especially on airplanes.<p>He dug into the literature, and found some disconcerting studies. For instance, one study estimated that a person sick with …

Particles

Why MERS Is Likely To Crop Up Outside The Middle East Again

Blame it on the camels.<p>When scientists first detected Middle East respiratory syndrome in 2012, the big question was: Where is this virus coming from?<p>For several years, scientists hunted the deadly virus across the Arabian Peninsula, and eventually they found at least one source — dromedary …

Public Health

The 10 best ever podcasts

Ten years since Apple launched a version of iTunes with a new format called podcasting, Pete Naughton selects 10 of the best<p>In June 2005, Apple launched a version of its iTunes software with a new feature which Steve Jobs confidently termed “the next generation of radio”. The technology in question …

Journalism

20 Must-See Art Museums In America

There's much more to the world's great art museums than just the Louvre and the Prado. In fact, you can skip the jaunt across the Atlantic altogether and set your sights on some world-class art collections right here in the U.S. Even if you're not planning a trip entirely around art, chances are …

The man who built himself an ‘impossible’ knee

After he lost his right leg in a car accident, Brian Bartlett was told high-octane sports were impossible – so he set out to prove the experts wrong. Rose Eveleth reports.<p>When Brian Bartlett was 24 he was hit by a car from behind so hard it ripped his right leg off. It all happened so fast. He …

Prosthetics

Blood test for Down's syndrome may save babies

Simple test could prevent hundreds of women losing their babies during invasive procedure<p>A simple blood test for Down’s Syndrome could prevent the deaths of hundreds of babies a year though miscarriage, a study as shown.<p>Currently women at high risk of having children with the debilitating condition …

Ski Fashion Throughout the Years: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Some 22,000 years ago, the Cro-Magnon man (an ancient homo sapien) strapped a pair of skis to his feet and went out for a gentle glide through the woods. His earliest archaic skis were likely no more than a couple of long sticks, but 22 millennia and a few key modifications later, the idea of …

What $100/Night Will Get You in 10 Cities Around the World

The costs of a budget motel and a five-pearl luxury resort may not be as drastically different as you think. Actually, they might not be different at all: It all depends on where you are. So, using sample dates August 18 through 21, we searched the globe for hotels that have rates at just …