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  • Man builds dream home in 727 passenger jet

    Man builds dream home in 727 passenger jet

    Describing the plane as a ‘bird that’s meant to fly’, Bruce Campbell spent the last 10 years converting a 727-200 passenger jet into his dream home. The Oregon-based plane enthusiast bought the old 727-200 plane for $100,000 and spent at least another $100,000 on logistics costs like... Read More »

  • Popeye was right: Spinach does make you stronger

    Popeye was right: Spinach does make you stronger

    Popeye insisted it was the root of his strength – and now scientists think they have figured out why. Nitrate, which is found naturally in spinach and other vegetables, has a powerful effect on muscle strength. The researchers, from Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, have uncovered how this... Read More »

  • Too much light at night damaging to health

    Too much light at night damaging to health

    Too much light at night can disrupt your sleep, raise risk of cancer, and create hazardous conditions like dangerous driving, the American Medical Association warned this week at its annual meeting. The AMA’s House of Delegates has voted to accept the findings of a report that recognises... Read More »

  • ‘Legless’ climber conquers Kilimanjaro using only hands

    ‘Legless’ climber conquers Kilimanjaro using only hands

    For most people, climbing Africa’s tallest mountain is an impossible achievement. But how about doing it without legs? For Spencer West, nothing is impossible. Or as he would put it: everything is possible. Nearly all of the 31-year-old’s life was spent accomplishing what was deemed ... Read More »

  • ‘Smart Bed’ Makes Itself

    ‘Smart Bed’ Makes Itself

    A Spanish furniture maker has designed a bed that sees to the “tiresome, even painful task”of arranging a bed. The relentless march of technology threatens to bring to an end to one of the most straightforward (and mundane) of domestic tasks; arranging a bed, as Spanish firm OHEA unveiled its... Read More »

  • South African student invents water-free shower

    South African student invents water-free shower

    Inspired by his friend who was too lazy to have a shower, university student Ludwick Marishane won global recognition for an invention that takes the water out of bathing. Marishane, a 22-year-old student invented a product called DryBath, a clear gel applied to skin that does the work of water... Read More »

  • Why you shouldn't skip breakfast

    Why you shouldn't skip breakfast

    Your mother wasn’t kidding about breakfast being “the most important meal of the day”; A new study shows that people who eat breakfast every day are less likely to become obese, develop type 2 diabetes, or gain fat around their tummy. Even having breakfast just four to six times a week may... Read More »

  • Bionic Woman raises over £200,000 for Spinal Research

    Bionic Woman raises over £200,000 for Spinal Research

    Paralysed mum Claire Lomas raised more than four times her initial fundraising target for Spinal Research, a charity which funds medical research around the world to develop reliable treatments for paralysis caused by a broken back or neck. On May 8, Lomas finished the London Marathon course in... Read More »

  • Disabled drummer performs amazing covers

    Disabled drummer performs amazing covers

    Born severely disabled and abandoned in a squalid Romanian orphanage didn’t stand in the way of Cornel Hrisca-Munn becoming an incredible drummer. The Oxford University student recently hit the web with his drum, busting out a skilful cover of “Hot Right Now” by DJ Fresh and Rita Ora and... Read More »

  • Blind teacher opens the eyes of his students

    Blind teacher opens the eyes of his students

    Tight rope walker, fashion designer and crossing guard: There are still jobs blind people can't do. But, the list has been steadily shrinking, thanks to trailblazers like Jim Hughes. More than two decades ago, visually disabled Hughes told his college counsellor that he wanted to teach at a... Read More »

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