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Scientists have found a way to see through opaque material using light

Practical applications are still a long way off<p>Scientists at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have found a way to see through opaque barriers, <i>Nature</i> reports. This is done by recording wavelengths from visible light, which can pass through solid material like paint or skin. Researchers …

Nanotech

Mary Portas sperm donation revelation 'could encourage more to go down same route'

A fertility specialist predicts same-sex couples could be inspired by TV presenter Mary Portas, who turned to her brother as a sperm donor for her child<p>The number of same-sex couples using sperm donation from an immediate family member could increase significantly following revelations by Mary …

Fuji's premium telephoto zoom packs some serious punch

Fujifilm may still be a relatively niche player in the mirrorless camera field, but that's not stopping the company from putting out some serious lenses to go along with its well-regarded X-series cameras. With the $1,600 XF50-140mm zoom, Fuji's hoping to provide a professional-level, …

Savvy London Mayor Boris Johnson Paid IRS, Is Now Renouncing U.S. Citizenship

It seems counterintuitive. Why pay the IRS and <i>then</i> renounce? Turns out it’s the only way to do it safely and get the IRS off the hunt. London’s Mayor Boris Johnson—a dual U.S. and British citizen—was hit with an IRS bill on his London house sale. His gain was exempt from U.K. tax, so no tax credits …

Finance

A newly built 27,000-square-foot chateau is on sale in Houston, Texas for $43 million

The newly built monumental mansion is reminiscent of Versailles with hand-painted decorations, period-inspired molding, and its lavishly gilted details.<p>It has eight bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and four half baths, a library, three different kitchens, and a fitness center. There's also has a …

Dining Rooms

6 Tips to Never Be Late Again

We all have a horror story about being late -- arriving at a wedding just as the bride and groom are running off in a shower of birdseed or picking up your panicked child at an otherwise empty field after baseball practice. Being late even shows up in our nightmares -- who hasn't woken up in a …

Time Management

Treadmill Desks Aren’t Just Healthier, They’ll Also Boost Your Work Performance

Actual walking outside helps, too. If you can be away from your screen for that long.<p>Since sitting all day is slowly killing us, office workers are now turning to standing desks. But why just stand when you can walk, ask proponents of the even more ridiculous treadmill desks? Walking while at work …

Most cancers are caused by bad luck not genes or lifestyle, say scientists

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US found that the majority of cancers are not linked to environment or lifestyle<p>The majority of cancers are the result of bad luck rather than unhealthy lifestyles or inherited genetic faults, scientists have discovered.<p>For years …