Lydia Cheong

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3 Little Words You Should Never Say

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>You’re in a meeting, just wrapping up your status …

One Man's Story of Surviving Ebola

Foday Gallah’s neighbors have started calling him the Miracle Man. It’s a name he thinks is entirely inappropriate. “Man, I sure as hell don’t feel …

Bionic pancreas: A new dawn for diabetics?

<b>Those with type 1 diabetes often say having the condition is like having a second job such is the stress of monitoring their blood sugar levels and administering doses of insulin.</b><b>Now a group of researchers in the US say they have developed the first bionic pancreas that works in the real world</b> …

How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science

You make goals… but then you procrastinate.<p>You write a to-do list… but then you don’t follow through.<p>And this happens again and again and again. …

Bright lights, small crystals: Scientists use nanoparticles to capture images of single molecules

When imaging at the single-molecule level, small irregularities known as heterogeneities become apparent – features that are lost in higher-scale, …

Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …

We've reached the end of the world: Antarctica

After the captain has rammed the ship into the ice sheet and the scientists have unloaded their equipment, Alok Jha walks down the gangplank and onto another continent<p>The Guardian is travelling with the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 2013, in the steps of the great Edwardian explorer Douglas …

White House Muted on Alleged Syrian Chemical Atrocity

<b>Updated on Thursday, Aug. 22 2013 at 10:24am</b><p>Almost exactly one year after Barack Obama declared that the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons …

The right kind of happy

THE Greek founders of philosophy constantly debated how best to live the good life. Some contended that personal pleasure is the key. Others pointed …

Happy Little Bad Guys - Character Geek Art

Latest X-Men: Days Of Future Past Viral Vid

With the official marketing team now taking over promotion duties from director Bryan Singer’s Twitpicpocalypse on <b>X-Men: Days Of Future Past</b>, we’re …

Mysterious Dancing Lights In Afghanistan

This isn't a painting. It's not from a movie. It's not a strange astronomical event. This is real — what you can see when certain helicopters in Afghanistan touch down on sandy ground, raising dust, causing mysterious arcs of light to loop and dance through the air.<p>This doesn't always happen. "The …

Japan to start stem-cell study on humans

<i>Posted on behalf of David Cyranoski.</i><p>On 1 August, researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan, will start recruiting …

Faster Forward, Together

How To Turn Your Members Into Raving Fans <i>bookmark_border</i> SubHub<p>The easiest and most efficient way to do this is to include it as part of your …

Political Scene: Obama’s Fervor in Two Speeches

In a span of just six days, starting last Friday and ending today, President Obama addressed the country twice, speaking on two very different subjects. But both events appear to signal new post-reëlection messages. On this week’s Political Scene podcast, David Remnick and Ryan Lizza join Dorothy …

12 Insanely Ambitious Ideas For Improving Space Exploration

NASA has awarded $100,000 to each of these sci-fi projects, which cover everything from suspended animation to Mars kites to 3-D printed food.<p>NASA has announced the award-winners of its Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, in which the agency gives funding to projects that are a little …

The Illusion of Progress: 9 Reasons Why Israel-Palestinian Talks May Fail

It’s almost too easy to be pessimistic about prospects for the talks U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry finally coaxed Israel and the Palestinians to …

Doesn't religion cause most of the conflict in the world? | The panel

Rachel Woodlock (Islam)<p>Religion is powerfully motivating and belligerent humans fight over it. Heck, religion has caused conflict even in my diverse …

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My Summer Reads

Perhaps one of the greatest pleasures of summer is lying on a beach or in the grass reading a good book (Kindle, Nook, Tablet, iPad, whatever) that is neither work-related nor serious, diving into stories, falling in love with new or old characters to the satisfying end. Here's my list of a few …

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Latin American adventures for the whole family

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop travelling altogether. In fact, bringing the kids along for your next Latin American adventure can be an enriching experience for everybody involved. It’s easier than you think, and just a few simple guidelines can keep your …

Italy's top attractions: taking the 'trap' out of tourist trap

Across the globe, lucky souls are packing for Italy to explore the famed marvels of ancient Rome, find romance along Venice's teal-blue canals – and well-meaning friends are still trying to talk them out of it. 'You're going where? When? But it's a tourist trap!' they gasp.<p>This popular wisdom may …

10 ways to kill time at the airport

Your bags have been checked, your boarding pass issued... and now you’ve got hours to wait before getting on your plane. What can you do with an airport layover?<p>Plenty, as it turns out. Here are some of our suggestions:<p>Exercise<p>Feeling your muscles atrophy from all those flight delays? Hit the gym! …

Bacterial apocalypse – the bugs are getting cleverer, and we are doing little to stop them

We're all doomed.<p>Well, possibly not. But having recently returned from the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, …

康城後記:金棕櫚獎得主 細膩同性的藍

第66屆康城影展上周曲終人散,頒獎禮出現全場起哄起立鼓掌的高潮,皆因東道主法國的《接近無限溫暖的藍》(La Vie d'Adèle: Chapitre 1 & 2)勇奪金棕櫚獎。上次純法國片於康城掄元,已是五年前的事了。<p>那回的《課室風雲》(The Class)人物和劇情雖是虛構,卻由真實的教師和學生 …

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How to Tell if Your Roommate is a Monster

Looking at all this Monsters University stuff coming out lately, we got to thinking: what if monsters went to OUR universities? Would we be able to …

Bull marketing

TOBACCO and alcohol brands face heavy restrictions when it comes to advertising. Hedge funds and other purveyors of alternative investments have …