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Scientists look to songbirds to solve human speech disorders

Songbirds may hold answers to questions about how humans form words for speech, knowledge scientists say could eventually translate into treatments for speech impediments....

Indian diamond trader renounces luxurious life to become monk

A 59-year-old diamond trader from India's western Mumbai city donned the whites of a monk as he renounced his family and set on the...

Saudi Arabia looks to its coastline to develop diving tourism

Saudi Arabia has the longest coastline of any country along the Red Sea, and the kingdom's nascent tourism industry is betting on the clear,...

Crowds admire cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo

Crowds gathered today at a river in central Tokyo to walk by the cherry blossom flowers, which were in full bloom and marked the...

‘Iron Man’ tests new jet suit on Europe’s fastest zipline

The real life Ironman is testing his jet suit in a high-speed run along a mile-long zip line in the UK. Daredevil pilot Richard...

Snowflake hunters search for clues to our atmosphere

Capturing snowflakes isn't as easy as sticking out your tongue. At least not when you're trying to capture them for scientific study, which involves...

Polar bears treated to fish on International Polar Bear Day

The San Diego Zoo celebrated International Polar Bear Day when they released 10 largemouth black bass into the pool of their polar bear exhibit....

TimeFlip is a time-tracking gadget simple enough that I might actually use it

If you’re like me, and I’m going to assume you are for the purposes of this post, you like the idea of time tracking,...

Haiti kicks off colourful carnival party

Haiti's three-day carnival festivities kicked off with a lively parade in Port au Prince. With flamboyant outfits and moving to catchy drum beats, locals...

Diamonds – the lustre of love

Diamonds are popular gifts at Valentine's Day and Antwerp's world famous Diamond District is preparing for a busy period. Those in the know say...