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Japan Is Building The Fastest Train On Earth

Japan is launching a new super-fast train, the JR Tokai.<p>The Wall Street Journal reports that the new train will be able to carry commuters from Tokyo to Nagoya at blinding speeds of 300 mph thanks to magnetic levitation technology. The plan was approved on Friday by the Japanese government, The …

Zambian child bride: 'I was forced to marry a stranger'

<b>Seventeen-year-old Agnes (not her real name) was married three months ago to a man she had never met.</b><p>"My parents sat me down and told me I was no longer their responsibility. They wanted me to move out and start a life of my own," she recalls, sitting in the village of Chibombo, two hours' drive …

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

Forestry

China Blocks Hillary Clinton's Book

Distributors and publishers impose an "effective ban" on Hard Choices, which is critical of the Chinese government. "It's outrageous and unfortunate."<p>Hillary Clinton's new book will not be sold in mainland China, despite efforts by her publisher, Simon & Schuster, to sell the memoir there.<p>Chinese …

China

Interior design ideas: a glimpse inside a Victorian Peckham home - in pictures

Divide and rule – how one couple rebuilt walls and replace doors to create their own live and work space

Sudan apostasy woman given US embassy refuge

A Sudanese woman facing death threats after her apostasy death sentence was overturned has been given refuge at the US embassy in Khartoum, the woman's husband said.<p>Daniel Wani said on Friday that Mariam Ibrahim and his two children were doing well at the heavily guarded facility on the outskirts …

The world’s most extreme road trips

Whether you are revving your car’s engine to clear a narrow pass or grinding through sand in a 4X4, these five roads have a reputation for being among the most brutal in the world.

Adventure Travel

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Learning

The Lenovo K920 makes your phone look puny

Unless you sport something like the Xperia Z Ultra or the Ascend Mate2 (which just launched in the US for $299), there’s a good chance your current phone will look entirely inadequate when put aside Lenovo’s newest beast, the K920.<p>Also known as the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, the K920 is a 6-inch hunk of …

Mobile Technology

8 Recipes You Need to Try on National Cheese Day

Forget about your summer diet. June 4th is National Cheese Day, so it's okay indulge a little (or go all out).<p><b>1. A Killer Mac 'N' Cheese</b><p>A day celebrating cheese wouldn't be complete without this classic dish. English chef Jamie Oliver tries his hand at an American staple. Get the recipe here.<p><b>2.</b> …

'Give up dairy products to beat cancer’

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products<p>In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour – a lump in her neck the size of …

Cancer

The Real-Life Science Behind The Summer's Most Outrageous Sci-Fi Movies

When inhumans attack<p>Mechanized suits, alien apes, dinosaur robots -- this summer's blockbusters are brimming with scientific-sounding conceits. But is there any real science to back them up? While you watch, here's something to chew on (besides the popcorn).<p><b>DIGITAL EFFECT: AN ALIEN-BLASTING</b> …

Channing Tatum

The complex controls of an F1 steering wheel revealed

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you're going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ …

Junior doctor to continue work despite removing patient's ovary in error

Panel decision allows Dr Yahya Al-Abed to continue practising as a surgeon under tight supervision<p>A junior doctor who mistakenly removed an ovary from a pregnant woman who later died has been allowed to carry on practising by a medical watchdog.<p>Mother-of-three Maria De Jesus, 32, was 20 weeks …

Thousands of Baby Turtles Hatch in Brazil: Freshwater Species of the Week

Wildlife<p>This week, scientists in Brazil weren’t kidding when they said that they “hit the mother lode.”<p>They were referring to a mass hatching of an estimated 210,000 giant South American river turtles at the Abufari Biological Reserve. It’s one of the largest known hatchings for the species,</i> …

To Know Bats Is to Love Them

Merlin Tuttle has spent a lifetime bringing bats out of the shadows and into the light.<p>Merlin Tuttle, the world's most famous bat biologist and booster, has devoted his life to studying, demystifying, and helping conserve bats.<p>He's also photographed them—a statement that doesn't begin to do justice …

Bitcoin community donates £16,400 to model train enthusiast wrongly identified as reclusive creator

The Bitcoin community has raised £16,400 in donations for the 64-year-old man who denies Newsweek's claim that he is the digital currency's mysterious founder, to help "say sorry for the mess"<p>The 64-year-old model train enthusiast living near Los Angeles was named as the reclusive creator of …

Bitcoin

The Five Basic Pieces of Equipment That Make Landscape Shoots Go Smoothly

Landscape photography is both great fun, inspiring and hard work. It can be both physically and mentally demanding, carrying your gear to the ideal …

Landscape Photography

A Lustrous and Luxurious Bathroom

A powder room straight out of a 1920s European hotel.<p>Like a powder room out of a 1920s grand hotel, this vintage-style bathroom by Carrie Hayden features decor ideas like a vanity table surrounded by mirrored bureaus and marble.

Newly Excavated 4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development

The pyramid is in the news this week after overblown reports about its "discovery."<p>Decades before the great pyramids at Giza took shape, a modest stepped pyramid arose at a site now known as Edfu. Archaeologists from the University of Chicago have been studying the 4,600-year-old stone structure …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

9 Designers' Bold Painted Floors

Nine designers show off their colorful floors.<p>Is your brown wood floor a bit of a bore? Nine designers show how they've used paint to make bold and colorful statements underfoot.

The 2014 Chevrolet SS is a four-door Corvette

The rear-drive, moonlights-as-a-cop-car, zombie-Pontiac rock star.<p>The new Chevy SS is sharp, tactile, a joy to abuse, and the most rewarding Chevy sedan we've ever driven. It's also a bit of an oddball, a performance cardoing its best not to look like one.<p>We've been waiting for the SS ever since GM …

Articles about 8 light filled rooms we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>DWELL Your Rooms We Love OFFICIAL COMPETITION...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan …

Pacific Ocean

Bill Gates Says The World Is Getting Vastly Better, While Crushing Myths About Foreign Aid

In the Gates Foundation’s annual letter, Bill and Melinda show what their money (and foreign aid in general) has done for the developing world.<p>For the past five years, Bill and Melinda Gates have released a letter in January outlining the work the foundation has done in the last year. This year, …

Foreign Aid

Mesmerizing Photo Series Captures Nature at Its Best

Photographers Maxime and Florent Courty are two brothers who share a common passion. Both siblings have a soft spot for landscape photography. Based …

Bill Gates Talks to TIME About the Three Myths of Global Aid

It’s easy to get fed up when you’re trying to save the world. Progress can be slow, setbacks are constant and few people appreciate exactly what …