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If India is polio-free, why are children still getting paralysed by the polio virus?

The oral vaccination used to eradicate polio actually caused the disease in rare cases. Now, 20 years after the vaccination programme started, the …

Public Health

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

How much screen time should your children get a day?

Certainly, one of the most pressing questions for today’s parents and their children has to be how much “screen time” to allow. The growth of mobile devices and kid-focused apps have significantly increased the number of hours that kids spend in front of screens, and untold amounts of parental …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

Our Favorite Recipes From Each of Our 2014 Issues

All of our recipes are wonderful, but these are a little extra wonderful<p><b>We love all the recipes</b> that appear in <i>Bon Appétit</i>. But there are some recipes that we routinely circle back to, both as weeknight favorites and dinner party showstoppers. So we combed through all 12 issues published this year …

Cooking

The Death Of The Password Starts Today (Maybe)

Your voice (or fingerprint or iris) is your passport to the online world<p>Passwords are a pain. They're incredibly important for the security of our data, and yet they're hard to remember and keep track of. Plus, it seems like we constantly have to change them as the result of some new hack or …

Porn protest: Mass 'facesitting' and sex simulation to take place outside Parliament

Hundreds of people are planning to simulate sexual acts outside Westminster, in a mass protest against new UK porn laws this Friday. Radhika Sanghani reports<p>More than 500 people are expected to sit on each other’s faces and simulate sexual acts outside Parliament this week.<p>The <b>#PornProtest</b> will use …

Wakie, The Social Alarm Clock That Lets You Wake Up Strangers, Finally Arrives On iOS

“Hey there, I’m just calling to wake you up,” I said a little awkwardly.<p>“Thanks. Where are you from?” replied a female voice with a thick Irish accent.<p>“The UK. You’re from Ireland, right?”<p>“How could you tell?” she said wryly.<p>“The flag at the top of the screen.”<p>It took 9 months to be approved, but, …