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Scientists : Nail technicians are up to ‘100 times more at risk of cancer’

    Nail technicians are exposed to dangerously high levels of chemicals thought to cause cancer, research suggests. Scientists studied six salons and found their air contained formaldehyde and other toxic compounds. Concentrations were beyond what is deemed safe to avoid several forms of cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma and leukaemia. And exposure … Tiếp tục đọc

The death of DSLRs is near

      Two decades ago, DSLRs were introduced to replace film cameras. With only a few megapixels, very short battery life, and an overall low quality, it was only natural that most photographers were very skeptical at first. It took a few generations until digital cameras were fully accepted and analog photography was left … Tiếp tục đọc

Work-life balance in the middle of the ocean

            In the North Atlantic Ocean stands an 826,733-ton (750,000 tonnes) engineering feat: a man-made island that, day and night, plays its part in supplying the world with energy. Welcome to Hebron, one of the world’s largest offshore oil production platforms and a truly unique place. First, take its location … Tiếp tục đọc

As another bomber crash lands, is Russia’s military hardware falling apart?

        by Kyle Mizokami / PopularMechanics A Russian bomber crew successfully landed their stricken aircraft in a field after the one of the airplane’s engines failed. The Tu-22M3 bomber was put down away from populated areas and Russia’s air force is now trying to figure out how to recover it for repairs. … Tiếp tục đọc

Five ways to stop feeling tired all the time

  Sleepiness is one thing, but tiredness can be caused by stress, pain or habitually poor lifestyle choices. Here’s how to feel more rested     Figure out if you’re tired or sleepy “It’s important to recognise that there’s a difference between tiredness and sleepiness,” says Hugh Selsick, chair of the Sleep Working Group at the Royal … Tiếp tục đọc

Why so many Americans are turning to Buddhism

  The ancient Eastern religion is helping Westerners with very modern mental-health problems.     The Atlantic | Olga Khazan, a staff writer at The Atlantic   Dressed in flowing gold robes, the bald female meditation teacher told us to do nothing. We were to sit silently in our plastic chairs, close our eyes, and focus on … Tiếp tục đọc

Why Vietnam Needs Six Airlines

  Ralph Jennings – Contributor – Asia / Forbes     Vietnam already supports five operating commercial airlines and a sixth is on the way. That’s because so many of the country’s newly minted middle class is literally going places. Vietnam’s civil aviation authority estimates air passenger traffic will reach 131 million by 2020 following average growth … Tiếp tục đọc

Criminals use wireless signals to steal cars

    (Extracted from “5 impressive ways criminal use wireless signals to steal everything – even your car” by Courtney Lender / PopularMechanics)   Imagine coming home after a long day of work, kicking off your shoes, setting your key fob on the table, and heading to bed. Sounds pretty normal. Sounds pretty boring. Now imagine waking … Tiếp tục đọc

Here’s How Sleep Removes Poisons From Your Brain, Protecting You From Alzheimer’s as Nothing Else Can

  By Minda Zetlin, co-author of “The Geek Gap”   During deep sleep, a unique and mysterious process clears the toxins that cause Alzheimer’s out of your brain     The more we learn about sleep, the more important we know it is to brain function. We even know that not enough uninterrupted sleep can increase … Tiếp tục đọc

Missing for 30 years, a rare deer species is rediscovered in Vietnam

        In southern Vietnam, an unusual house cat-sized deer relative has escaped the efforts of wildlife biologists. While local lore suggested it was still around, attempts to find one alive had failed—and even a dead specimen hadn’t been seen in 30 years. But in research reported today in Nature Ecology & Evolution, the … Tiếp tục đọc

Into the land of Indigo (in Vietnam) * photographer Réhahn

      When I first met the H’Mông, one of Vietnam’s most well-known ethnic groups, I was inspired to learn more about their traditional way of dyeing fabrics for my Indigo Collection of photographs. The H’Mông are praised for their beautiful clothing that is handcrafted with sustainable techniques. This article gives insight into the … Tiếp tục đọc

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