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Black Widow Spiders Would Rather Not Bite You Or Beck

This week, while promoting his new album, “Morning Phase,” the great musician Beck has been doing a bunch of interviews. One line in an NPR story caught my attention: During recording sessions, Beck was bitten by a black widow spider, and wound up in the hospital. “My arm was all swollen up,” he …

Insects

Consultation on babies with three people's DNA

The Department of Health has launched a three-month consultation on the draft regulations for a radical procedure that aims to prevent mothers from passing on serious genetic diseases to their children, a controversial technique because it leads to babies with DNA from three people.<p>Mitochondrial …

NASA Could've Prevented The Near-Drowning Of An Astronaut

A “mishap” investigation into NASA reveals what went wrong in a spacewalk last year<p>During a routine spacewalk outside the International Space Station in July of last year, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano's helmet began filling with water. "[T]he water covers my nose--a really awful sensation that …

Space Science

World's longest aircraft is unveiled in UK

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1056000/1056555_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534398080_387590fb21432300f6124569c6355f5e<p><b>The world's longest aircraft has just been unveiled in Britain's biggest aircraft hangar.</b><p>At first, you might mistake it for a giant airship - …

Aviation

David Cameron rejects Stephen Fry’s request to boycott Sochi Olympics

The UK prime minister said that “we can better challenge prejudice as we attend.”<p>Prachi Gupta<p>August 11, 2013 3:48pm (UTC)<p>UK prime minister David Cameron has rejected Stephen Fry's plea for Britain to boycott Russia's Winter Olympics. In a heartfelt blog post in The Huffington Post, the comedian …

NASA Finds A Pink Planet That Challenges Current Theories

About 57 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a large new planet, colored a deep magenta. It’s the second planet whose color has been directly observed by astronomers, the first being HD 189733b. That alone would make this find noteworthy. But equally noteworthy is the fact that the …

Bluebell Cathedral, Ashridge | England (by Old-Man-George)

<b>Bluebell Cathedral, Ashridge | England</b> (by Old-Man-George)

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the top destinations of 2013, part 2

It's no easy task deciding on your favourite countries to travel to. We asked our fans on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Thorn Tree to tell us where they have travelled and then we asked them to rate those destinations by 16 criteria (for example, which was the best 'Value for money' destination). …

Northern Laos’ 100 Waterfalls Trek

In the last four years, the rural village of Nong Khiaw has seen a steady stream of adventure travellers who want to experience the 10km trek before it disappears.<p>Strictly speaking, the name of the 100 Waterfalls Trek in northern Laos is misleading, since it is impossible to say how many waterfalls …

Vietnam