Miguel Leon

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Anorexia Crackdown: France Bans Fashion Models Who Are Too Thin

PARIS — France will ban excessively thin models and expose modeling agents and the fashion houses that hire them to possible fines and even jail, under a new law passed on Friday.<p>France joins Italy, Spain and Israel which all adopted laws against too-thin models on catwalks or in advertising …

Francois Hollande

Animals May Be Able to Predict Earthquakes 3 Weeks in Advance

Animals may be able to sense an earthquake coming as long as three weeks before it happens, well before humans can, a new international study …

US court rules in favour of school yoga classes

Yoga taught in a public school is not a gateway to Hinduism and does not violate the religious rights of students or their parents, an appeal court in the US state of California has ruled.<p>An appeal court in San Diego on Friday upheld a lower court ruling that tossed out a family's lawsuit that …

Yoga

Expanding Economics

The biggest major for undergraduates at UC Santa Barbara has received a massive cash boost: a gift of nearly $5 million.<p>The unexpected, and largely …

The 50 Most Effective Ways To Transform The Developing World

There are so many projects in global health that sometimes it's hard to figure out which ones are the most important.<p>So Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory set out to list the 50 breakthroughs that would most transform the lives of the poor, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Shashi …

Sub-Saharan Africa

This Weird 3-D Printed Brick Can Cool Your House

Before there were electric fans or central air conditioning, there was evaporation. For centuries, people living in hot, arid climates have harnessed …

Bioengineers put human hearts on a chip to aid drug screening

UC Berkeley researchers have created a "heart-on-a-chip" that effectively uses human cardiac muscle cells derived from adult stem cells to model how …

UC Berkeley

Bakar Fellows show off their discoveries to tech entrepreneurship world

Sixteen UC Berkeley faculty who are conducting commercially promising research supported by the Bakar Fellows Program traveled to San Francisco to …

UC Berkeley

UC Irvine helps companies reinvent themselves for the digital age

Vijay Gurbaxani is in the business of scaring businesses.<p>“We are facing a digital tsunami,” he warned 300 executives at a UCI conference last week. …

Digital Age

Lighting the Way to a Future Career

In most classes, coursework involves sitting in front of a computer. But in February, students in professor Michael Siminovitch’s “Design with Light” …

Does Your Diet Fit Your Genes?

Why do cholesterol-rich foods cause blood cholesterol to rise only in some people? Why does a salty diet raise blood pressure in some, but not in …

Holistic Medicine

Can Plant Genetics Help Solve World Hunger? Science Says Yes

When it comes to the earth’s dwindling resources, climbing temperatures and burgeoning population, talk is as plentiful as it is cheap. It can also be contentious. But Dr. Pamela Ronald, professor of plant pathology at University of California, Davis, doesn’t have time for controversy. She’s too …

Agriculture

'Black box' shows co-pilot sped up descent

Airplanes

Why We Act Irrationally: What Drives Our Senseless Habits

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen …

Psychology

Study: Too many Americans don’t believe in evolution or man-made climate change

A new study published in Science has alarming news about our scientific knowledge<p>A new study published in the prestigious journal Science found that Americans are seriously misinformed when it comes to evolution, GMO foods and humanity's role in climate change. The survey, jointly conducted by the …

5 foods that may make you feel happier now — and even better later

Some foods taste so good while we're eating them, but can leave us feeling blah, bloated and feeling guilty just moments after we've brushed away the crumbs. But other foods are scientifically shown to lift our spirits. Here are five foods that will make you feel good right away!<p>1. Raw walnuts and …

Remains of 1 of 43 abducted Mexican student teachers identified: source

Tests have identified the remains of one of 43 trainee teachers abducted 10 weeks ago in southwestern Mexico, a source close to the investigation said on Saturday, apparently confirming a feared massacre the government has blamed on drug gang henchmen.<p>The brazen attack has sent shockwaves through …

Mexico protesters vow to keep fighting after body identified - video

Thousands of protesters marched in Mexico City on Saturday calling for action over the 43 student teachers who have been missing since September. Protesters tell <b>Adam Gabbatt</b> that demonstrations have turned into something bigger than the search for the missing. Felipe de la Cruz, the father of one …

Physicists invent new pasta shape

It's food for thought—quite literally. A pair of scientists in the UK have turned a physics problem into an Italian-style dish. They invented anelloni, whose name is based on the Italian word for ring, as a way of studying ring-shaped polymers, Phys.org reports.<p>Polymers, the site notes, are the …

New drug gives adults cholesterol levels of a baby

The new invention returns adult blood chemistry to the levels of a new born<p>A new medication dubbed the “Pac-Man drug” because it “gobbles up” protein which prevents the liver from mopping up bad cholesterol returned the blood chemistry levels of adults to new-born rates.<p>Professor Kausik Ray, …

Medical Research

Remains Of One Of 43 Missing Mexican Students Reportedly Identified

A forensic expert said the charred remains found near a garbage dump belong to one of the students who disappeared in September.<p>The remains of at least one of the 43 Mexican college students who disappeared in September have been identified, officials have told the Associated Press and Agence …

Architecture School Designed to Inspire

By Jenny Jones<p><b>A new building on the campus of a recently established architecture school in Canada will feature cross-laminated timber-making it the</b> …

Architecture: 10 Spectacular UK Homes That Mix Old With New

David Churchill - Architectural Photographer<p>Save<p><b>Red brick and glass</b><br>This postcard-pretty, red-brick cottage in deepest West Sussex has a totally …

Nahahum Canyon House by Balance Associates

Balance Associates have designed a two story home in Nahahum Canyon, Washington.<p>From the architects<p>This two story dwelling is set into the hillside …