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We were born naked, but no one shows you the way back. I’ve just paid my €8 and walked through the pedestrian gate at Cap d’Agde’s world-famous naturist resort in the south of France. What now? A stark forecourt stretches out imposingly ahead.
On 1 March 1987, thousands of runners took to the streets of Los Angeles for the annual city marathon, unaware that many of them were about to provide crucial evidence for a study that would inspire three decades of research into the relationship between exercise and the immune system.
Usain Bolt showed his dominance of men's sprinting at the athletics World Championship in Beijing this week with wins in the 100m and 200m. What's his secret? Is the way to win at sprinting to move your legs faster than your rivals do?...
The isolation experience, which will last a year starting on Friday, will be the longest of its type attempted. Experts estimate that a human mission to the Red Planet could take between one and three years.
Raiding the fridge or downing glasses of water after a night of heavy drinking won't improve your sore head the next day, Dutch research suggests. Instead, a study concluded, the only way to prevent a hangover is to drink less alcohol...
Like any good machine, the brain needs a little care and attention as it ages to ensure it continues to run in good working order. If only there were a manual to its maintenance that could tell us how to fine-tune its circuits.
Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop and Vatican envoy to the Dominican Republic, has died before he could be tried for child sex offences. Wesolowski, 66, was found dead in his rooms in Vatican City in front of the television, officials said.
The Silesian Nazi gold train legend has intrigued Poles for decades and caused many treasure hunts.
Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski said images appeared to show a train equipped with gun turrets. Local legend says a Nazi train filled with gold, gems and guns went missing near the city in 1945.
In the 36 years that Adrian Fisher has been in business, he has created every kind of maze imaginable – from simple, head-high fields of maize to bewildering, hi-tech caverns with flashing lights and revolving mirrors.
When it comes to offering good customer service, many may argue that luxury watchmaker Gronefeld goes a little over the top. For whenever someone buys one of its timepieces, it likes to hand it over in person - no matter where the buyer is on the planet.
Louisiana's coastal wetlands are eroding - more than a football field of land is lost every hour. As the marsh erodes, homes, communities and the local Cajun culture are under threat. Paul Chiquet is not your typical librarian...
The act of "manspreading", or sitting with legs wide apart on public transport, is among 1,000 new words to enter the online Oxford dictionary. OxfordDictionaries.com issues quarterly updates on current definitions of English words...
Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research in London found traces of breast cancer eight months before doctors would normally have noticed. In the trial, the test found 12 cancers out of the 15 women who relapsed.
The Austrian authorities say at least 20 migrants have been found dead in a lorry in the eastern province of Burgenland. The number of dead could be as high as 50.
Vester Flanagan, who had been dismissed by the same station, WDBJ7, killed himself after a police chase. In the fax, a man said to be Flanagan describes suffering discrimination and bullying for being gay and black.
People genetically prone to low vitamin-D levels are at increased risk of multiple sclerosis, a large study suggests. The findings, based on the DNA profiles of tens of thousands of people of European descent, add weight to the theory that the sunshine vitamin plays a role in MS.
Marcy Borders became known as the "dust lady" after a photo showed her covered in dust as she escaped the World Trade Center during the attacks. Ms Borders, a mother of two, died on Monday, her family said on Facebook...
A married couple are in crisis when news of the husband’s ex-girlfriend surfaces unexpectedly. Trying to put the matter behind them, they drink wine and chat. When they go upstairs later, the husband suggests making love, which they haven’t done in a while. Sex follows.
An international group of scientists, beekeepers, farmers and technology companies is using cutting-edge technology to help find out why honey bee populations around the world are crashing.

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