Valentine's Day romantic breaks: We met at Portstewart Strand. We've been ...
Lower Lough Erne in the Fermanagh Lakeslands is renowned for being one of the most beautiful places in the UK and Ireland so a trip to the area and Lusty Beg Island is sure to put lovers in a relaxed mood. It's one of the most dramatic natural ...
February 8, 2015
One Summer's Day: Make it a date for our photo competition
Mellow evening light on the river Bann, after a very dull day. That's Irish . These streets close to the two cathedrals are well worth visiting with many unique architectural gems in this special area of Armagh City. By Brian I took this photo ...
July 10, 2014
What Makes a Paris Street Parisian? This Program Knows
To program the new software, researchers at Carnegie Mellon fed it 40,000 Google Street View images from 12 cities, including Paris and New York. These photos contained hundreds of millions of unique visual elements, creating a huge database that ...
August 9, 2012
E. Coli That Cause Urinary Tract Infections are Now Resistant to Antibiotics
There is also evidence that the genes that give bacteria resistance to drugs are being spread in livestock farming operations, where antibiotics are a common ingredient in animal feed. Ciprofloxacin is one of those antibiotics, and researchers Some ...
May 2, 2012
Bees That Drink Sweat From People's Skin and Tears From People's Eyes
Wild bees know all about it, feeding human sweat and tears as a source of nutrition. Urban sweat In a very few cases the approach was so gentle that the host (H.B.) did not realize he had a Lisotrigona attached to his lid, imbibing his tears. After ...
May 1, 2012
Tsetse Flies Lactate and Give Birth to Live Larvae
They also make “milk” to feed those larvae in utero, which uses some of same enzymes as mammals, according to new study published in the journal Biology of Reproduction. In fact, the sleeping sickness parasite is not even the This enzyme has a ...
April 20, 2012
No Surprise: Pot Messes With Memory. Surprise: It's Not by Affecting Neurons.
The team then showed that the signaling molecule glutamate is used to communicate between astroglia and neurons, in this case causing neurons to weaken their connections with each other. (For more detail on the molecular mechanism, Functions of ...
March 8, 2012
Make sure you have saved the date as the Belfast Telegraph has once again teamed up with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) to launch the fifth annual mass participation photography event. This competition is unique to any other in that all the photos entered have to be taken on the same day – Saturday, August 2. Mark the date in your diary or set a reminder in your phone, and on that day take a picture that illustrates what... While there are no rules as to what you can snap, Belfast Telegraph picture editor Peter Rainey is urging entrants not to feel restricted to taking photos of landscapes. He said: "One Summer's Day is a very unique and personal competition in that there are no restrictions on what you can take a picture of. It's about choosing the right place at the right time. uk with a short note explaining the content of the picture and what makes it so special and you could be in with a chance of winning a short break in Northern Ireland, courtesy of NITB. Photographs to be taken ONLY on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Entries will be split into three categories – primary school, secondary school and adult. Saturday the 29th of June, my wife flew to England early, the kids and were going to spend some special time together, all we had to do was wait for the dishwasher repair guy to come and the day was ours.
The particular street signs, windows, and balconies on this street mark it as Parisian. If you find yourself stumped, know that a new software program has you beat: it can identify a city from a single photo of any old street. Almost any street, the program’s designers found, has little details that give away its city, including distinctive street signs, windows, and balconies. To program the new software , researchers at Carnegie Mellon fed it 40,000 Google Street View images from 12 cities, including Paris and New York. These photos contained hundreds of millions of unique visual elements, creating a huge database that allowed the software to pick out which recurring details were typical of which cities. It’s interesting to wonder whether, in the future, machines will pick up on distinctions that even a city’s inhabitants are not conscious of, unique details that they walk past every day but never notice.
A good thing, too—if the E. coli that usually cause UTIs crawl up the urinary tract, they can cause kidney failure and fatal blood poisoning. Scientists tracking UTIs from 2000 to 2010 found a dramatic uptick in cases caused by E. coli that do not respond to the drugs that are our first line of defense. In examining more than 12 million urine analyses from that period, they found that cases caused by E. coli resistant to ciprofloxacin grew five-fold, from 3% to 17. 1% of cases. coli resistant to the drug trimethoprim-sulfame-thoxazole jumped from 17. 9% to 24. 2%. These are two of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics used to treat UTIs. When they are not effective, doctors must turn to more toxic drugs, and the more those drugs are used, the less effective they in turn become. Some of this growing resistance in E. coli and other bacteria is due to the fact that antibiotics are being overprescribed , handed out to patients who have no bacterial infections. There is also evidence that the genes that give bacteria resistance to drugs are being spread in livestock farming operations, where antibiotics are a common ingredient in animal feed. Very closely related strains of drug-resistant E. coli have been found in people , suggesting that the bugs spread from the birds to humans.
It’s a Girl! Royal Baby No. 2 Has Arrived
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have had their second child. The new princess is fourth in line to the British throne. Jenny Gross reports.
You'll Go Cuckoo For This Gigantic Clock Carved Out Of A Single Tree
A remarkable cuckoo clock forged from a single maple tree is being used to crow about Portland, Oregon. Designed by Nicolas Gros and carved by chainsaw sculptor J. Chester Armstrong, the 24-foot-high, 7,000-pound clock is being shown off around the ...
November 26, 2014
Luxuries: Designer cuckoo clocks, red clothes, accessories
As daylight saving time comes to a close, keep track of precious minutes with a traditional or unique cuckoo clock. These exquisite timepieces strike the right chord with music and magical ... One-day cuckoo wall clock by River City Clocks, $167.99 at ...
October 26, 2014
A Your Voice, Your Future Town Hall on the California Water Drought
freezing levels the past months crevasses have already started to open on the Muir snowfield posing extreme danger to both climbers and the less prepared day hikers.
January 28, 2014
Ticks carrying Lyme disease on the rise across N.B.
A New Brunswick biologist says the number of ticks carrying Lyme disease in the province continues to rise and people should be on alert. Vett Lloyd, who has been collecting samples of blacklegged ticks from veterinarians and pet owners for the past two ...