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Ban on heterosexual civil partnerships in UK ruled discriminatory

The supreme court has ruled that restricting civil partnerships to same-sex couples is discriminatory, putting the government under pressure to allow heterosexual couples to enter into such unions.<p>Justices at the UK’s highest court unanimously found in favour of Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles …

LGBTQI

The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn't Get Enough Sleep

Holy crap.<p>The need for sleep goes far beyond simply replenishing our energy levels every 12 hours. Our brains actually change states when we sleep to …

Neuroscience

Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Mindfulness

This Is Why It's So Hard to Maintain Eye Contact While Having a Conversation

It's not just you.<p>Research suggests there's a good scientific reason why some of us struggle to look someone in the eye and hold a conversation with …

North Korea halts nuclear and missile tests ahead of planned Trump summit

• Pyongyang also says it plans to close nuclear test site<br>• Summit between North and South to be held on Friday<p>North Korea has said it will end its tests of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, and shut down its nuclear test site, in a dramatic development ahead of a much-anticipated …

North Korea

Sitting harms brain health, regardless of exercise

Too much sitting may not be good for the brain, according to a preliminary study of adults who have reached middle age and beyond.<p>Researchers from …

Ketamine Nasal Spray for Suicide Prevention Raises Serious Concerns

The new drug has serious potential for abuse.<p>The notorious party drug ketamine has enjoyed a revival in the past few years as a legitimate treatment …

Depression

Syria airstrikes: US warns it is 'locked and loaded' if Assad uses chemical weapons again - latest news

• <b>Trump: 'Mission accomplished' after Syria strikes</b>• <b><br>May: it was 'right and legal' to take military action</b>• <b><br>Russia warns of 'consequences' as Syria blasts 'illegal' action</b>• <b><br>Russia claims Syria shot down 71 of the 103 missiles</b>• <b><br>Footage 'shows destroyed chemical weapon research facility'</b>• <b><br>How the world reacted</b> …

Middle East

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

The amazing ways intermittent fasting affects your body and brain

It's odd to think that depriving yourself of a necessity for life might be one of the most powerful ways to transform your health. Yet there's more and more evidence for the idea that fasting could have powerful health benefits for both the body and brain.<p>There are many different forms of fasting, …

Holistic Medicine

The Only Thing Creepier Than Déja Vu Is its Opposite, Dêjà Rêvé

It's like a dream, but you're wide awake.<p>Déjà vu is the phenomenon that a person experiences when they feel that they’ve experienced an event in …

The Brain

Having sex could slow down aging — but only if you do it a certain number of times each week

<b>A study found that having sex a certain number of times a week may help to promote slower aging in mothers.</b><p><b>A small study suggests that having sex at</b> …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Neuroscience

'Time traveller born in 2043' claims 9/11 was engineered to bring the US together and stop second civil war

A self proclaimed 'time traveller who was born in the year 2043' has broadcasted his belief that 9/11 was an "engineered" event to bring the US …

"Nanodrops" That Repair Corneas May Ultimately Replace Glasses

New eye drops developed by researchers from the Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Bar-Ilan University in Israel can improve both nearsightedness and …

‘This is how I spend it – I have cancer but make the most of the time I have’

I live in the East End of London and own my flat. I have a brain tumour. I’m dying – it’s inoperable, and I’m halfway through my third round of chemo.<p>I try to live my life to the full, in four-week sprints, with a round of chemo coming up every month.<p>When I was 25, I had a job paying a very decent …

Time I

8 Signs You're an Introvert

Introversion is a personality trait characterized by a focus on internal feelings rather than on external sources of stimulation. Introverts and …

Psychology

How one couple saved their marriage by asking each other a simple question

On the brink of divorce, this question made all the difference.<p>For years, novelist Richard Paul Evans and his wife Keri struggled with their marriage. Then, one day, they learned to ask each other a simple question: “How can I make your day better?”<p>The question, which Evans wrote about in a viral …

Salt Lake City

Flying in planes is like standing next to nuclear reactor, but worse

From the spread of disease to deep vein thrombosis, air travel is not without its health risks.<p>But a much less commonly known hazard associated with …

Nuclear Energy

‘Submarining’ is the latest dating trend you won’t want to be a victim of

Dating in 2017 now seems to require its own dictionary. Organising a date with a virtual stranger is tricky enough, but now online dating seems to …

Here's What A Bad Kiss On The First Date Really Means, According To An Expert

No first date would be complete without the non-stop anticipation leading up to the first kiss. But what if you end up having a bad kiss on a first …

Relationships

If Your Partner Doesn't Do This After Cheating, They'll Probably Cheat Again

Learning that your new love interest cheated in a past relationship can be unnerving, to say the least. But does one romantic mishap define a …

Catalonia moves to declare independence from Spain on Monday | Reuters

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia will move on Monday to declare independence from Spain after holding a banned referendum, pushing the European Union nation toward a rupture that threatens the foundations of its young democracy.<p>Catalan President Carles Puigdemont said he favored mediation to …

Europe

There’s a 1 in 20 chance humans will be wiped out this century

Humanity could be wiped out by “catastrophic” climate change within 100 years.<p>That’s the terrifying claim from a top scientist who believes there is …

Climate Change

10 Red flags you should never ignore in a new relationship

You meet someone who’s simply charming. You’re excited about this person and begin dating, spending more and more time together. Everything is going …

Relationships

Is flirting cheating? 6 ways you might not realise you’re being unfaithful

More 'we need to talk' fodder to add to the pile<p>Queue up some old school Rihanna, we’re going to talk about infidelity. Even though there’s some cut …

Relationships

Narcissists aren't capable of something called 'object constancy' — and it helps explain why they are so cruel to the people they date

We're all guilty of saying hurtful things in the heat of the moment. Every relationship has its ups and downs, usually resulting in arguments, but these don't necessarily mean you're going to break up.<p>When we quarrel with our loved ones, most of us have the ability not to do too much damage. This …

3G Nokia 3310 Appears At The FCC

It looks like a new version of the Nokia 3310 has been spotted at the FCC. The existing handset comes with 2G. Now a new version of the device with …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Beat Anxiety, According to Science

So you don't totally freak.<p><b>By Olivia Remes, University of Cambridge</b><p>Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it …

Mental Health