life management


Solar Plane Completes Most Dangerous Leg of Epic Flight

Solar Plane Completes Most Dangerous Leg of Epic Flight

The solar-powered plane known as Solar Impulse 2 has cleared the most dangerous leg of its voyage around the world, landing safely on the Hawaiian island of Oahu on Friday morning. The plane had taken off from Nagoya, Japan. After several weeks of delays and two aborted attempts, Swiss pilot And

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Cuba stamps out mother-to-child HIV

Cuba stamps out mother-to-child HIV

Cuba has successfully eliminated mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The head of the WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, called it one of the greatest public health achievements possible. It follows years of efforts to give pregnant women early acc

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Blind French hikers use new technology to cross mountains

Blind French hikers use new technology to cross mountains

A new smartphone app helped five blind hikers to cross a mountain range in eastern France without any help from sighted guides. The technology offers new freedom to visually impaired people to lead fuller, more adventurous lives. The hikers - some fully blind and some partially-sighted - successf

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Kangaroos are lefties

Kangaroos are lefties

Here's an interesting bit of information for your next trivia night: by and large, kangaroos are left-handed. This might seem like really weird news, but the study that backs this up may help scientists get a better handle on the evolution of mammals — in addition to dispelling the notion that tr

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New Species of See-Through Frog Found

New Species of See-Through Frog Found

Calling all Muppets fans: A new species of see-through glass frog found in Costa Rica looks just like Kermit. The lime-green amphibian, which took the Internet by storm this week, has bulging white eyes with perfect black pupils, much like Jim Henson's musical puppet.But th

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Tiny Birds Fly Without Landing for Three Days

Tiny Birds Fly Without Landing for Three Days

Imagine a journey that requires you to first pack on the pounds, then get rid of your intestines, and finally to forgo eating and sleeping for three days. For the blackpoll warbler, such a feat is called their fall migration. Barely half an ounce (12 grams), these tiny birds

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Desert-Dwelling Fish Can 'Hold Its Breath' for Five Hours

Desert-Dwelling Fish Can ‘Hold Its Breath’ for Five Hours

Never go up against a pupfish in a breath-holding contest. This wee swimmer, resident of warm springs near Death Valley in California, can go with almost no oxygen for up to five hours at a time, according to a new study due out this year. The impressive ability is an adaptation that’s let the de

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Solar-Powered Plane  : Dubai to Ahmedabad on Epic Round-the-World Flight

Solar-Powered Plane : Dubai to Ahmedabad on Epic Round-the-World Flight

The world’s only fully solar powered aircraft ‘Solar Impulse-2′, which is in the city after its journey from Muscat, would be showcased to public tomorrow, according to the aircraft’s Twitter account. “PUBLIC DAY: come see #SI2 (Solar Impulse-2) in its #Ahmedabad tent tomorrow at 7:

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Ten-month-old conjoined baby girls survive world-first operation to separate them

Ten-month-old conjoined baby girls survive world-first operation to separate them

Conjoined twins who were connected at the chest and abdomen have been separated after an operation that has never before been successfully attempted. Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata were born in Texas last April and were welcomed by parents Elysse and John Eric. The couple, from Lubbock, were

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Ants Maintain 'Toilets' in Their Nests

Ants Maintain ‘Toilets’ in Their Nests

The first in-depth look at ant bathroom habits has found that some of the insects maintain "toilets" in their intricate underground colonies. Scientists studying black garden ants discovered that the bugs pile their waste in dedicated corners of their nests. This makes sense: With thousands of

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