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Medical technologies we discovered by accident


You might know that Alexander Fleming (left) discovered penicillin by accident (and doesn't he look pleased about it). But it's far from the only time chance has played a major role in the advancement of medical science. From anti-depressants to artificial sweetners, the history of science is littered with instances of good luck.

Beard baubles make for festive facial hair


Of all the trends that emerged in 2014, this year cemented the beard's return to glory as the facial hair of choice for hipsters and lumbersexuals alike is the one that has perhaps the most staying power.

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How to improve your posture from your deskWe already know that sitting at your desk for extended periods can wreak as much havoc on your health as smoking or a dodgy diet, but it could also be doing damage to the muscles and joints we rely on to get us from A to B.

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The simple lifestyle mistakes that could be making men infertileIt seems even the smallest lifestyle choices can significantly affect men's fertility, with a number of studies presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's annual conference pointing to small nutritional tweaks that can impact a man's ability to reproduce.

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