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The modernist architect I. M. Pei, who was once pilloried for plonking a glass pyramid into the courtyard of the Louvre, turns 100 Wednesday with his controversial creation now an icon of the French capital. The Chinese-American designer endured a...
A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Monday, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020. The injectable vaccine RTS,S could provide limited protection...
International media pored over the results of France's closely watched first round of its presidential election Sunday, with mainstream newspapers flocking to back centrist Emmanuel Macron against far-right rival Marine Le Pen. 'Le Pen...
A woman wounded while participating in an April 19 pro-government march died Sunday, an official said, raising the death toll in three weeks of unrest in Venezuela to 21. Almelina Carrillo, 47, succumbed to injuries suffered when she was struck in...
An American study of young people in seven countries suggests that the violence they are exposed to via media content like TV shows and videogames can be a risk factor for aggressive behaviour, irrespective of the culture they grow up in. ...
The British Library has revealed plans for a 100,000sq ft expansion that will include additional exhibition space and improved public areas.   Architecture firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, which worked on a recent expansion of the British...
Humans likely developed large and powerful brains, researchers said recently, with the help of what is today the simplest of snacks: fruit.   Eating fruit was a key step up from the most basic of foodstuffs, such as leaves, and provided the...
Young women suffering from coeliac disease, a chronic infection of the intestine triggered by eating gluten, may be at greater risk of developing the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, according to a Swedish study published in the journal, Pediatrics...
A biodegradable, edible capsule made from seaweed is aiming to eliminate plastic packaging waste.   The alternative to plastic bottles is from Skipping Rocks Lab. It is in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube that has earned nearly...
Cleanliness and comfort outweigh little luxuries like a solid breakfast, pool or in-room deluxe coffee machine for hotel guests at the end of their stay.    That’s according to the number crunching of online reservation site Hotels....