Rachel Simmonds

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This Is Your Brain On Dyslexia

It’s a safe bet that dyslexics and non-dyslexics have different patterns of brain activity while reading. The real questions are, how do these patterns differ and do the differences shed any light on the possible causes of dyslexia. Researchers from Boston University, the MGH Institute of Health …

The Brain

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

What It's Like to Live on a Ship Sailing Through the Antarctic Ice

The beauty around the Earth coldest, driest, continent provides experiences that "are like touching infinity."<p>In the middle of February, a team of scientists set sail from McMurdo Station, Antarctica, for a two-month mission around the frigid waters. For the first week or so, they never saw the sun …

Guantánamo 12 years on: how the media is missing the point

More than half of prisoners remain inside despite being cleared for release – and other little-known facts about notorious prison<p>Two recent stories about Guantánamo from two of the US's most respected news organisations highlight just how little attention the American press has paid to the facts …

Over 3,000 US prisoners serving life without parole for non-violent crimes

ACLU report chronicles thousands of lives ruined by life sentences for crimes such as shoplifting or possession of a crack pipe<p>At about 12.40pm on 2 January 1996, Timothy Jackson took a jacket from the Maison Blanche department store in New Orleans, draped it over his arm, and walked out of the …

National Geographic on Twitter: "The top Photo of the Day images from October: http://t.co/sFnxmbCUwL #pod #photography http://t.co/LSwBzdsE0h"

Replying to @<b>NatGeo</b><p>“@<b>NatGeo</b>: The top Photo of the Day images from October: http://on.natgeo.com/1j2FEg7 #<b>pod</b> #<b>photography</b> …

Bid for a cruise and help victims of Typhoon Haiyan

The day before I boarded a cruise ship in New York last month an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 7.1 struck the central Philippines. As Glenn, a steward, directed me along one of the ship’s decks I asked which part of the country he was from. He hadn’t been affected, he said, and his family, …

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Speedy weeknight suppers: turkey ragu with pappardelle recipe

Turkey isn't just the star of your Christmas roast - the meat also works well in a savoury ragu<p>By mid-November, shiny pictures of succulent roast turkey fill magazine pages and adorn shop walls. I often think it a miracle we manage to stomach it at all by the end of December. Traditional roasting …

Caroline Shearing on Twitter: "Sleeping with the fishes: @TheMantaResort's new underwater room http://t.co/14oGfkATKe via @TeleLuxTravel. http://t.co/Mb1WxH4Rxh"

Marrakech: The city that distrusts photographers

Five Magnum photographers spent eight days documenting life in the Moroccan city. It was a project that proved to be provocative. See Sean O'Hagan's report here