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Who Gets First Dibs On Transplanted Liver? Rules May Change

Vicki Hornbuckle used to play the piano at her church. But that was before her liver started failing.<p>"I had to give it up because I couldn't keep up," says Hornbuckle, 54, of Snellville, Georgia. "I didn't have the energy to do three services on Sunday. You're just too tired to deal with anything. …

Richard Dawkins: I once tried to commune with God – aged 13

'Angels at the altar' fantasy of now confirmed atheist revealed as leading scientist speaks at Edinburgh book festival<p>As a 13-year-old Richard Dawkins would fantasise about praying at an altar then seeing an angel dramatically appear in a burst of white light. Yes, one of the world's most strident …

15 designs of the year you can't miss

Gallery: 15 designs of the year you can't miss<p>Gallery: 15 designs of the year you can't miss<p>+ 12<p>+ 11<p>+ 10<p>Following the Design Museum's announcment of …

Mammogram screenings don't reduce cancer death rates, study finds

Yearly mammography screenings for women ages 40 to 59 do not reduce breast cancer deaths, even though they make a diagnosis of illness more likely, according to a long-term study of nearly 90,000 Canadian women.<p>The research, published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal, is the latest in a …

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How to not get robbed in Barcelona

Barcelona is a wonderful place to live, but it’s a den of thieves. It’s topped the poll as worst city in the world for pickpockets, and the sad truth …

Trying to Help in Haiti

The cinder-block school has no windows and no doors, just a string of incandescent lightbulbs hanging down the center of the ceiling like the spine of a great whale. It’s hot and humid, and the room throbs with the voices of 200 Haitians who have paused from fishing, gardening, or painting the …

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Boys Now Hitting Puberty Earlier, Reshuffling Boys' Choirs

Whither the 14-year-old soprano boy?<p>You might have heard about girls entering puberty earlier now than in the past, thanks to a yet-unclear combination of better nutrition and exposure to chemicals in the environment. But what happens to the goose, happens to the gander, too. Boys are also entering …

Why Typhoon Haiyan Caused So Much Damage

The deadly typhoon that swept through the Philippines was one of the strongest ever recorded. But storms nearly this powerful are actually common in the eastern Pacific. Typhoon Haiyan's devastation can be chalked up to a series of bad coincidences.<p>Typhoons — known in our part of the world as …

The whole point of drinking is the hangover

With Professor David Nutt's synthetic beer, we’d never learn to live with the consequences of our behaviour<p><b>Professor David Nutt</b>, the scientist who was the Labour government’s drugs adviser, this week appeared on the Today programme seeking investment for substances that mimic the effect of …

Alcohol without the hangover? It's closer than you think

Science now allows us to develop a safer way to get drunk. But before we can sober up in minutes, the drinks industry needs to embrace this healthier approach<p>Imagine enjoying a seasonal drink at a Christmas party without the risk of a hangover the next day, or being able then to take an antidote …

The world's oddest jobs – in pictures

Nancy Rica Schiff is a professional photographer hunting down people working in the world's most unusual occupations, be it dog food tasters, armpit sniffers or dinosaur dusters

One thousand exoplanets but still no twin for Earth

Imagine Earth's twin planet: shining blue with oceans and laced with white clouds. It orbits a star that is virtually indistinguishable from the sun, and is – of course – teeming with alien life.<p>The problem is that try as they might, astronomers have not been able to find such a world. Even after …

Scientists want to annihilate asteroids using nuclear weapons

There's a devastating asteroid hurtling towards Earth, and humanity only has a few years to destroy it before it destroys us. Scientists around the world are looking for solutions to just that scenario, and some of them are channeling Bruce Willis to do it.<p>Experts have previously pondered the idea …

Six in ten teens asked to send explicit images and videos, survey finds

More than half of teenagers have been asked to send sexual images or videos of themselves, as experts warn ‘sexting’ is becoming “the norm” among young people.<p>Adolescents admit sending explicit messages to friends, boyfriends, girlfriends and in some cases complete strangers.<p>The NSPCC said …

Maths is fun (sometimes)

Mathematics is seen by many as hard, boring or both. But evidence suggests that a love of maths is no barrier to fun and humour, although a poor understanding of maths can have unpleasant consequences<p>In my secondary school, one of the maths teachers had a sign in his window saying "Maths is Fun". …

Wider understanding

A CALORIE is a calorie. Eat too many and spend too few, and you will become obese and sickly. This is the conventional wisdom. But increasingly, it …

Remorseful thief returns money to store he robbed 12 years ago (with apology note)

<b>A former drug addict who robbed a grocery store over a decade ago has asked for forgiveness after returning the money he stole, along with an apology</b> …

Can tablet computers replace teachers? http://bbc.in/1b29kuz Join us as we visit a school in the Netherlands where touchscreens are doing the work of teachers and textbooks. The schools' founder believes it reflects the reality of the growing digitisation of modern life but some teachers warn that not all aspects of teaching can be replicated by machine. Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

Bacteria from slim people could help treat obesity, study finds. Experiments show microbes from thin or fat people's intestines can cause mice to lose or gain weight: http://gu.com/p/3th5j/tw

Hapless farmer gets cute puppy to look after his sheep – turns out to be a wolf

<b>We all know the story about the boy who cried wolf but a hapless Polish farmer has offered a new take on the classic fable.</b><p>The agriculturalist was …

World first as woman gets pregnant seven years after ovaries removed

Twin girls expected after Australian scientists graft tissue frozen before cancer treatment on to mother's abdominal wall<p>Australian doctors and scientists have achieved a world first, helping a woman to become pregnant seven years after her ovaries were removed during cancer treatment, by grafting …

Nokia: a timeline in pictures

As Nokia announces the sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft for €5.44 billion (£4.61bn), the Telegraph takes a look back at some of the key events in its history.<p>Nokia, which started as a paper production plant and rose to become the world leader in mobile phones, has had a turbulent few …

With Nymi Wristband, Your Heartbeat Unlocks Your Devices

Could be convenient<p>Here's a twist on knowing thy heart. A startup is looking to manufacture a wristband that recognizes its wearer by his or her heartbeat. The wristband, called Nymi, then communicates with wearers' other devices—laptops, tablets, smartphones—to unlock them when their owners pick …

Meet 115, the Newest Element on the Periodic Table

The extremely heavy element was just confirmed by scientists in Sweden.<p><b>If you've learned all the elements from actinium to zirconium, it's time to head back to the periodic table, where there's a new, extremely heavy element in town.</b><p><b>The new element doesn't have an official name yet, so scientists</b> …

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

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The question Syria asks us: what sort of country are we?

The images of the Ghouta massacre are intolerable – but David Cameron still faces a tough task in persuading his fellow world leaders to act<p>This week, as he returns from holiday, the Prime Minister is expected to convene the National Security Council to discuss, as a matter of urgency, the UK’s …

Could the 'triple whammy' technique that beat HIV/Aids win battle against cancer?

New gene treatments that attack tumours on multiple fronts can prolong life – but also show cancer cells are more complex than scientists had thought<p>Wing commander Brian Liversidge was 60 when he was diagnosed, in 2004, as having aggressive prostate cancer. The CEO of a Cumbria educational trust …

Incredible 388-Year-Old Bonsai Tree Survived Hiroshima Blast

If trees could talk, this bonsai (known in some circles as <i>Hiroshima Survivor</i>) would have a lot of stories to tell. The 388-year-old Japanese plant has seen its share of events, good and bad. Perhaps most remarkable, though, is the fact that it survived the atomic bomb that devastated Hiroshima in …

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …