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The world’s new largest building is four times the size of Vatican City

China just cut the ribbon on the world’s new largest building.<p>The New Century Global Center, which recently opened in Chendgu, China, is 328 feet high, 1,640 feet long, and 1,312 feet wide. That’s roughly 20 times the size of Sydney’s legendary Opera House, four times the size of Vatican City, and …

Skyscrapers

17 Awkward Moments We Desperately Try To Avoid While Shopping

"Excuse me, do you have this in another size?"

Security

Stem-Cell Transplants Erase HIV In Two Men

Two cancer patients in Boston no longer show any evidence of HIV infection, researchers announce.<p>Two men with HIV seem to have been cleared of the virus after receiving stem-cell transplants to treat their lymphoma, scientists announced Wednesday at an International AIDS Society conference in Kuala …

Is nanotechnology safe?

I have a confession to make. I never thought, when I started our laboratory in 1998 at the medical school of Cornell University in New York, that I …

IVF ban on baby sex selection is not justified, says ethicist

The UK’s ban on couples selecting the sex of their children has no ethical justification, a leading ethicist has said.<p>In an influential report, Professor Stephen Wilkinson said it would be ethical to allow people to use fertility techniques to choose whether they have a boy or a girl.<p>His report …

Stereotypes

Ancient origin of hepatitis B viruses revealed by DNA fossils in bird genomes

As the old adage goes; "One man's trash is another man's treasure": what has often been described as "junk DNA" has revealed a hidden gem. Not only …

In Fish Brains, A Clue To Why We Talk With Our Hands

In fish, the part of the brain that controls the pectoral muscles also controls the muscles required for producing sound, researchers have found.<p>We use hand gestures almost without thinking--even while talking on the phone, despite that the person on the other end can't see our wild gesticulations. …

New Bank of England governor backs call to keep women on banknotes

Just two days into the job, the new governor of the Bank of England has added his voice to the campaign to make sure a female face stays on English …

Koreans prefer Apple's iPhone to Samsung's Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy phones are worse quality than rival Apple iphones, according to a survey of more than 44,000 people based in Samsung's homeland.<p>South Koreans reported higher customer satisfaction with Apple products than home-grown Samsung phones, with fewer people reporting problems with their …

Mobile

The Next Billion Smartphone Users Will Have An Awesome Mobile Computing Device

Lost amid the heated and increasingly dull iPhone versus Android rhetoric is the prospect of the world on the cusp of placing amazing personal computing technology—smartphones—into the hands of not just a billion people, but billions of people.<p>Most new smartphones these days are destined not for …

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