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When the Chinese city of Shanghai took part in the three-yearly Pisa test of 15-year-olds' academic ability in 2009 and 2012 it topped the table in maths, leaving countries such as Germany the UK and US
Common wisdom holds that certain meals can make you drowsy, but is that true? Claudia Hammond explains. Roast turkey tends to get most of the blame for causing drowsiness. And anyone who has had their
The best way to deal with the odour is not obvious, and requires some clever manipulation of the chemistry of the body. Garlic, as many chagrined garlic-bread lovers have discovered, has surprising staying
From your walk and your body odour to the shapes of your ears and your backside, scientists are finding many surprising ways of identifying you from the other seven billion people in the world. At first
It is surprisingly difficult to explain what we feel when we are hurt, so doctors are developing new ways of assessing and treating agony. One night in May, my wife sat up in bed and said, “I’ve got this
This could help explain why caffeine is correlated with health benefits Caffeine may be able to tamp down the inflammation that worsens with age, according to a study that investigated caffeine’s effects
A new method for fixing carbon dioxide. By tinkering with the process that plants use to breathe in carbon dioxide, a team of German scientists has just discovered a far more efficient way to get rid it.
"Turkish Armed Forces have completely taken over the administration of the country to reinstate constitutional order, human rights and freedoms, the rule of law, and the general security that was damaged,"
The morning after a deadly failed coup in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s reaction was swift and wide-reaching. Thousands of military personnel suspected of involvement in the takeover bid were
(CNN) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told CNN he would approve reinstating the death penalty if lawmakers backed the measure in Parliament. He called the attempted coup on Friday a "clear crime
On a Monday morning in Istanbul, Ismail Yildiz’s market is buzzing again. The cooler is full of soda and beer. The shelves are fully stocked with mounds of candy bars and cases of water. This isn’t what
Editor's note: The following column originally appeared in the New York Post. It is reprinted with permission. The failed coup d’état by elements of Turkey’s military signals more repression and chaos
The scraping slice from an errant page of A4 doesn’t break the skin, but it can be extremely painful. Why? Paper seems completely harmless, but anybody who has refilled a photocopier or thumbed too quickly
(CNN) — President Barack Obama rejected on Friday suggestions the US was behind a failed coup in Turkey, voicing strong support for the government in Ankara and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
There are so many barriers to a good night's sleep these days. Phones, TVs, kids, work — the list goes on and on. We all know we need more sleep. Many Americans don't get the recommended seven to nine
In rapid-fire reports Tuesday, Turkish media announced that the Ministry of Education had axed 15,200 personnel and Turkey's Board of Higher Education had requested the resignations of more than 1,000
(CNN) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blamed last weekend's failed military coup on Fethullah Gulen, a reclusive 75-year old Turkish imam living in self-imposed exile in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania.
It's a serious issue. There's a common misconception that things in space are just kindof floating out there, moving slowly—and given videos of spacewalks and what we see in movies, that's understandable.
Danish architect and urbanist Jan Gehl has spent decades making sure cities work for people, not the other way around. Here’s how. The web of pedestrian streets, narrow alleys, and picturesque canals Venice