There is only one place in the world where you can find an Apollo space capsule, dinosaur skeleton, Liberace's staircase, the Batmobile and a Venetian gondola. At this unconventional home just a few miles away from the flashy Las Vegas Strip, visitors get to see these, as well as many, many other rare and exotic items.
Inside a gated community in a tranquil Kenyan suburb, a group of builders are putting the final touches to the exterior of a lavish, red-tiled villa nestled in the middle of a landscape garden. Within the spacious property, no luxury is spared: Hardwood floors, Venetian finishes, designer furniture and five en-suite bathrooms ensure that all the modern conveniences are in place for the future tenants. Welcome to Miotoni Ridge, a 14-mansion development in one of the Kenyan capital's most prestigious locations.
A new budget airline backed by easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou will soon take to the African skies, promising to bring low-cost flights to millions of people in the continent.
MED-African-American-Kidney-Donation (with art)
Carmichael Griffin didn't think anything of it when his face began to swell. He assumed he had just gained a couple of pounds. But when the swelling progressed to severe vomiting and frequent urination, he knew something was wrong. It turned out that both of his kidneys were failing. He was suffering from hypertension, a common ailment among African-American patients.
Northwestern University researchers are validating procrasti-nappers everywhere -- they say a 90-minute nap can actually help in learning a new skill. At least when that skill is remembering a musical tune.
Dr. Stuart Fischbein chuckled when he read the title of the press release: "Women with a fear of childbirth endure a longer labor." The release was promoting a study published this week in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Researchers at Akershus University Hospital in Norway found women who feared giving birth were in labor for 1 hour and 32 minutes longer, on average, than those who had no fear. "I'm glad there's now evidence to say that," Fischbein said, "but it's obvious."
Just when you thought it was safe to go into the water, the Natural Resources Defense Council has released its annual beach quality report and it's not pretty.
Those of us who face illness remember the before and after moments: The day the phone rang, or the doctor walked into your hospital room, and it was clear that life as you had known it was about to change. You discover that you have cancer or multiple sclerosis, or that your loved one has been diagnosed with a chronic disease. You hang up the phone or walk out of the hospital feeling as if your world has been transformed. It's not simply fear that makes you so disoriented -- it's because you are in the midst of experiencing a true glimpse of the great preciousness and precariousness of life.
TECH-Philadelphia-Innovation-Hub (with art)
There's a monstrous industrial eyesore that sits ominously along the Philadelphia's Delaware River waterfront. However, behind the cobalt blue gates at the southernmost tip of Broad Street is a booming energy innovation center that has the potential to put the City of Brotherly Love back on the national map.