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Australia links tsunami aid to fate of drug smugglers

Diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Australia have worsened after Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott linked his country's previous provision of tsunami aid to the fate of two Australian convicted drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia.<p>Australians Andrew Chan, 31, and Myuran Sukumaran, …

Spoilt for choice: Vietnam's best beaches

Vietnam might have been late to Southeast Asia’s beach party, but it was well worth the wait. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of powdery sand, coves, lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches. We can help you …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

New Research Affirms That Milky Way Has Four Spiral Arms

Our Milky Way galaxy has four arms instead of two, according to just published results of a 12-year study by scientists in the U.K.<p>The findings, published in the <i>Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society</i>, affirm what astronomers surmised in the 1950s but began to doubt in 2008 after seeing …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Silicon Valley

Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …

If You Insulted a Dolphin 20 Years Ago, He's Probably Still Bitter About It

A bottlenose has exhibited "the most durable social memory ever recorded for a non-human."<p>Say that, in 1993, you were at a bar having some beers with a dolphin. Say that the dolphin said, "I've got the tab," and you said, "Okay, thanks -- I've got the next one." Say that you proceeded to forget …

Who Invented the Telescope?

The telescope is one of humankind's most important inventions. The simple device that made far away things look near gave observers a new …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

How big is the universe … compared with a grain of sand? - video

'You'll never get your head around how big the universe is,' warns astronomer Pete Edwards of the University of Durham in this film about measuring …

High-resolution Nasa images show magnetic braids of the sun - video

Nasa images of the sun's outer atmosphere, the highest resolution pictures ever achieved. The agency launched the High Resolution Coronal Imager, or …

Nasa Curiosity rover tests suggest life may have existed on Mars

An ancient network of rivers on Mars once made parts of the planet habitable for microbial life, according to the latest analysis from Nasa's …

20 Majestic Pictures of Tigers

The Tiger is the largest of the cat species, and clearly not your typical house pet. These majestic mammals reach a total body length of up 11 ft and …

Wildlife

Meteor shower and dancing planets to grace July night sky

Summer planets, constellations and a late-month meteor shower should combine to make July a skywatching treat, weather permitting.<p>The Delta Aquarid meteor shower graces the night sky at the end of July, and during the month, the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius shine, pointing the way to …

Voyager 1 Entered Weird Region In Space Last Summer

New papers describe an unexpected boundary region at the edge of the influence of the Sun.<p>Voyager 1 entered a strange and unexpected part of space within the solar system last August, scientists announced in three papers published yesterday.<p>A few different effects mark the area, which astronomers …