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British Man Honours Late Grandfather By Climbing Up And Down Kilimanjaro Backwards

A personal trainer from Northampton, England has become the first person to climb and descend Mount Kilimanjaro backwards. Ben Stewart, 32, completed the unique feat to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation in early February. He made his back-to-front ascent and descent of Africa’s highest mountain to honour his grandfather, who passed away aged 65 after suffering a heart attack in 2010. Ben is an expert at backwards climbing […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024 3

Health / Medical

Your unique smell can provide clues about how healthy you are

fizkes/Shutterstock     By Aoife Morrin, Dublin City University   Hundreds of chemicals stream from our bodies into the air every second. These chemicals release into the air easily as they have high vapour pressures, meaning they boil and turn into gases at room temperature. They give clues about who we are, and how healthy we are. Since ancient Greek times, we’ve known that we smell differently when we are […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024 4

Health / Medical

Why do I keep getting urinary tract infections? And why are chronic UTIs so hard to treat?

BAZA Productions/Shutterstock     By Iris Lim, Bond University   Dealing with chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs) means facing more than the occasional discomfort. It’s like being on a never ending battlefield against an unseen adversary, making simple daily activities a trial. UTIs happen when bacteria sneak into the urinary system, causing pain and frequent trips to the bathroom. Chronic UTIs take this to the next level, coming back repeatedly […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024 5


Texas Hippo Timothy Launches Unlikely 2024 Presidential Campaign

With Donald Trump and Joe Biden looking set for a rematch in what could be one of the bitterest presidential elections in history, an unlikely new candidate has emerged - a hippo from Texas.Timothy the Hippo from San Antonio Zoo welcomed his fans for a presidential press conference on Presidents' Day, on Monday. Two guests/voters even claimed to have traveled from Montana for the special moment. Having garnered widespread support […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024 6


UNESCO World Mother Tongue Day

By Vitalio Angula The World Bank report of 2022/2023 paints a gloomy picture of the state of education globally describing the world as being in a ‘global learning crisis’ with only 30 percent of children being able to read and write by the age of ten. “Only a third of ten year olds globally are estimated to be able to read and understand a simple story, the rest, around two-thirds […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024 7


Why does a leap year have 366 days?

Leap Day is coming. Marvin Samuel Tolentino Pineda/iStock, via Getty images Bhagya Subrayan, Purdue University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to Why does a leap year have 366 days? Does the Earth move slower every four years? – Aarush, age 8, Milpitas, California You may be used to hearing that it […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024 2


What ‘psychological warfare’ tactics do scammers use, and how can you protect yourself?

christinarosepix/Shutterstock   By Mike Johnstone, Edith Cowan University and Georgia Psaroulis, Edith Cowan University   Not a day goes by without a headline about a victim being scammed and losing money. We are constantly warned about new scams and staying safe from cybercriminals. Scamwatch has no shortage of resources, too. So why are people still getting scammed, and sometimes spectacularly so? Scammers use sophisticated psychological techniques. They exploit our deepest […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024 3