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Forget the breathless coverage of China Mobile offering the iPhone for a moment. Yes, it’s huge news for China’s biggest wireless carrier and Apple (AAPL) — and we’ve heard plenty to the point. But the real game changer for China is another mobile milestone that’s nearly as imminent: the rollout of …

Elephant Foster Mom: A Conversation with Daphne Sheldrick

Wildlife<p><b>Orphaned elephants “can be fine one day and dead the next,” says Daphne Sheldrick, a Kenyan conservationist and expert in animal husbandry.</b><p>She knows. To date, she has fostered over 250 calves, first in partnership with her husband, David Sheldrick, founding warden of Kenya’s Tsavo East …

Makeup Artist Transforms Women in Stunning Before and After Photos

Russian hair and makeup artist Vadim Andreev shows what a little (ok, maybe a lot) of hair and makeup can do. While we've featured our fair share of artists on My Modern Met, this is one of the few times where we've shined the spotlight on a makeup artist. Using only cosmetics, and not any post …

E-readers tried and tested: gadget size v library range

Over the past couple of years, I've read more books than my flat can hold. I judged the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2012 and the Man Booker Prize in 2013 and the latter alone had a submissions list of 151 books. Throw in the rereading of the longlists, the re-rereading of the shortlists and the …

How my sins struck terror into the heart of a priest

It turns out that a guilty conscience can translate into a physical sensation of carrying a burden. Well, I knew that<p>Remember when you were little and did something really bad? Whacked a soaring boundary through your next-door-neighbour’s greenhouse, or borrowed your big sister’s best dress without …

40 Years Of U.S. Nutrition Data Is "Fatally Flawed" and "Physiologically Implausible"

Turns out people lie about how much garbage they eat. Even to the government.<p>A new study from researchers at the University of South Carolina took a closer look at the numbers from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, or NHANES. NHANES surveys Americans to find out what they've …

Mexico’s Secret Beach

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I don flippers and a life vest, leave my goggles, smartphone, and camera behind, and line up to dive into the waters off the coast of Mexico’s Marieta Islands.<p>Clusters of people jump off ahead of me — couples, friends, families, all bobbing in the water like Halloween …

Is the internet making you (think you're) ill? You're a cyberchondriac

Ever lost yourself for a few hours, dreamily browsing through the endless incarnations of brain cancer? Ever sat at your laptop, doggedly convinced that you could prove your tiredness after a day at the office was something way trendier than stress, like anaemia? Then congratulations: I diagnose …

Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/entertainment/1017000/1017907_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534414757_5546397a408f4edaf71685f257c3f57e<p><b>Canadian author Alice Munro has won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature.</b><p>Making the announcement, Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the …

Weekend lie-in does not make up for losing sleep during the week, study suggests

A weekend lie-in does not make up for losing sleep during the week, a new study suggests.<p>Several consequences of sleep deprivation such as increased levels of stress hormone and inflammation of the body can be reversed following a long night's sleep.<p>However, researchers found people who were drowsy …

Arctic's Hudson Bay Warming Rapidly, at Tipping Point

In one of the Arctic's "last holdouts," aquatic ecosystems are changing.<p><b>The Arctic has experienced some of Earth's first and greatest effects of climate change, but the icy lowlands around Hudson Bay have remained remarkably resistant to warming—until recently. A new study reports that, since the</b> …

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The Westlander might not be as fancy as the Sunlander and the Spirit of the Outback, but it is comfortable, affordable  and the food is good.File …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

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New tool lets you visualize just about anything in 5 minutes (maybe less)

There’s a new web tool called Raw that makes it really easy to do some advanced visualizations on data in just a few minutes. (Hat tip to Nathan Yau …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

Instant Room: 10 Designers Share How to Get Their Look

Top decorators provide inspiration.<p>Top decorators create inspiring rooms, from a dramatic dining room to the ultimate outdoor room fantasy. Use these room sketches for inspiration for your next project.

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Top tips for first-time family travel

The first time you contemplate hitting the road as a family can feel fraught with potential disaster – you envisage being stuck without vital wet wipes, or seeing your precious toddler getting sucked into the chaos of a Turkish bazaar. Relax. It will be okay. It’s actually very satisfying exploring …

Do power naps really work?

Power naps have long been considered an ideal way to boost productivity, with David Cameron even confessing to taking them, but do they work?<p>According to medical professionals people in the UK are struggling to get enough sleep which is leaving them tired during the working day.<p>Sleep disorder …

The Tale of John and Ann Bender and Their Quest for Paradise

The city of San José, Costa Rica, is a sprawling gray mess that doubles as the sex-tourism capital of Latin America.Thanks to legalized prostitution, parts of downtown look like Disneyland for horny, middle-aged Australians. The urban center is a mix of shopping malls, semi-rises, and fast-food …

Is This Wingsuit Video Real?

World of Wingman, a men's grooming company, published a video to YouTube that it's calling a world's first for the fledging spot of wing-suit flying. On September 30, Frenchman Raphael Dumont purportedly completed the first wingsuit flight into a water landing without a parachute.<p>But many on the …

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