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Syria crisis: Damascus diaries part two

<b>As the crisis in Syria continues to unfold, people living in the capital of Damascus share their everyday experiences.</b><p><i>The diaries are translated by BBC Arabic</i><p>Yasmin<p><b>Yasmin is a single Damascene in her 30s. She works in the private sector and describes herself as being of the Alawite sect and from a</b> …

5 great features in iOS 7 you’ll want to try right away

Advertisement<p>54 Comments<p>As promised, Apple(s aapl) released iOS 7 on Wednesday for multiple iOS devices. The software represents a radical departure …

US-Iran talks are an opportunity for reconciliation that must not be wasted

The recent exchange of letters between Iranian and American presidents, coupled with positive statements from two capitals have created hopes for a possible breakthrough in Iran-US relations. Iran is ready to "build trust" with the United States, Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif, stated and …

APOD: M45: The Pleiades Star Cluster (2013 Sep 18) Credit & Copyright: Roberto Colombari http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130918.html Explanation: Have you ever seen the Pleiades star cluster? Even if you have, you probably have never seen it as dusty as this. Perhaps the most famous star cluster on the sky, the bright stars of the Pleiades can be seen without binoculars from even the depths of a light-polluted city. With a long exposure from a dark location, though, the dust cloud surrounding the Pleiades star cluster becomes very evident. The above exposure took about 20 minutes and covers a sky area several times the size of the full moon. Also known as the Seven Sisters and M45, the Pleiades lies about 400 light years away toward the constellation of the Bull (Taurus). A common legend with a modern twist is that one of the brighter stars faded since the cluster was named, leaving only six stars visible to the unaided eye. The actual number of Pleiades stars visible, however, may be more or less than seven, depending on the darkness of the surrounding sky and the clarity of the observer's eyesight. http://www.astrobin.com/users/rob77/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130918 #APOD

How to pick up women (with science)

It's a sad fact, but women lack free will. Although they appear as complex and individual as any male (often much more so), it seems women are slaves to inherent biological "programming" which means they will be physically intimate with any man who employs a specific set of behaviours and phrases. …

How does the body clock work?

<b>Last month scientists</b> <b>discovered proteins within our cells</b> <b>that prevent us from drastically adjusting our body clock, leading to the familiar sensation of jet lag. We ask one of the study's authors,</b> <b>Dr Stuart Peirson</b> <b>from the University of Oxford to explain:</b><p><b>What exactly is the body clock?</b><p>The body …

The amazing diversity of animal life – in pictures

The vast majority of animals with which we share our planet go almost unnoticed, eclipsed by the bigger, more charismatic creatures such as the mammals, amphibians and reptiles. A book published this week – Animal Earth: The Amazing Diversity of Living Creatures by Ross Piper – seeks to redress …

In every whale's earwax is a record of its lifetime exposure to pollutants

Scientists have developed a new method for learning all sorts of interesting things about whales by studying their earwax<p>In addition to the amazing revelation that whales have earwax, we learn that a team of researchers in the US has published a paper detailing a new method that they developed for …

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Pirelli reveals F1 tyre compounds for Korea, Japan and India

Pirelli has announced its tyre choices for the races in Korea, Japan and India.<p>The Italian manufacturer will take the supersoft and medium tyres to …

Analysis: Lotus under the spotlight at F1's night race

Lotus heads to this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix guaranteed to be hogging the spotlight.<p>With Kimi Raikkonen having made his mind up to leave the …