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Sex with Other Human Species Might Have Been a Secret of Homo sapiens 's Success

It is hard to imagine today, but for most of humankind's evolutionary history, multiple humanlike species shared the earth. As recently as 40,000 …

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Your Brain Is Hardwired to Snap

The same group of neurons could make you a hero—or a rage-filled aggressor.<p>We’ve all been there: Some jerk cuts you off on the highway. You lean on the horn, scream abuse. You want to get out the car and kick the @#$% out of the bozo’s SUV.<p>Road rage is just one example of what neurobiologist …

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A Harvard psychologist reveals the quickest way to boost confidence when you're nervous

Her theory: Stand like Wonder Woman for two minutes before a big meeting or event, and your confidence will spike — as if by magic.<p>Four years later, the Harvard psychologist has released a book on the virtues of changing your posture to change your attitude.<p>It's called "Presence: Bringing Your …

There's something in this photo of Saturn's rings that is sitting in plain sight but nearly impossible to find

How many moons do you see in this photo that NASA recently posted to their Cassini mission website?<p>There's a third moon hiding in plain sight. It's just so incredibly small, that it's difficult to spot — at least at first. Take a few more seconds to see if you can pick out where in space Saturn's …

The Largest Ape That Ever Lived Was Doomed By Its Size

The demise of Gigantopithecus some 100,000 years ago reveals why big is often not better.<p>Sometimes, in evolution, the bigger they are, the harder they fall.<p>And <i>Gigantopithecus</i> was pretty darn big. Fossils indicate it stood as high as 10 feet (3 meters) and weighed up to 1,100 pounds (500 …

Paleontology

Something Deeply Hidden Behind Things: Einstein on Wonderment and the Nature of the Human Mind

How a simple compass oriented one of humanity’s greatest minds toward the truth of things.<p><i>“Behind the cotton wool is hidden a pattern,”</i> Virginia Woolf wrote in her breathtaking recollection of the insight that made her an artist. <i>“The whole world is a work of art… there is no Shakespeare… no</i> …

19 tiny life changes you can make right now for a healthier year

Luckily, there are some relatively small changes you can make to your life right now to start living healthier.<p>We've put together a list of some of them. Read on to start your healthier life!

This astronaut is sharing stunning photographs of south India from space

Veteran NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has just tweeted some stunning photographs of south India from the International Space Station.<p>The photographs are …

India

Latest finding seals ownership of 2,000-yr-old Chinese tomb

12/16/2015 10:00:00 PM<p>Relics inside the main coffin in the 2,000-year-old tomb of Haihunhou (Marquis of Haihun) will likely reveal the occupant's …

Object of the Week: Sobek, a 2,500-year-old mummified Nile crocodile

The embodiment of Sobek, the crocodile god mummified after its death, is this week's Object of the Week.

Remains of Stone Age Hunters Found in Western Iran

Archaeological excavations in a number of caves and rock shelters along the Sirwan River, in Iran’s western region of Hawraman, revealed stone tools, …

Stone Age

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Learn five important knots to use while camping

CAMPING<p>Workshop<p>Learn five important knots and how and when to use them while camping.<p><b>When, where:</b> 6:30 to 8:30 p.m Wednesday at the REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave.<p><b>Admission, info:</b> $20 members, $40 nonmembers. (626) 447-1062<p>WINTER SPORTS<p>Workshop<p>Learn all about avalanches and what to do …

Poachers are going after newly discovered species so fast that journals have stopped publishing location details

The discovery of a new species is always of great interest to the scientific community. But it’s also, unfortunately, of interest to poachers—who have no interest in preserving the creatures, but instead are driving many to “near extinction.”<p>To protect against this, some journals are now omitting …

Here's how many more years we have before the sun dies — and what will happen when it does

An example of a powerful flare erupting on the Sun (from May 5, 2015). The NASA satellite SDO is one of many assets used to monitor solar activity. NASA/GSFC/SDO via Slate The Sun has always been the center of our cosmological systems. But with the advent of modern astronomy, humans have become …

Wintry storm drops 4.3 billion gallons into Lake Tahoe over 24 hours

Wintry storms battering the West Coast poured 4.3 billion gallons of water and snow into Lake Tahoe in just 24 hours. More storms are expected in the …

Super-Simple, Super-Spicy Mongolian Beef Recipe

"This is a great-tasting recipe that is easy to prepare ahead and takes minutes to actually cook it! Serve with rice and veggie side for a nice …

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

Secrets of the World’s 38 Species of Wild Cats

Changing Planet<p>© Emmanuel Keller, courtesy of Bloomsbury Publishing.<p>Perhaps the most popular pet on Earth, the family cat is a beloved member of countless households. Millions of others abandoned or strayed are flourishing independently outdoors, where they may pose serious threats to birds and …

Wildlife

If the Universe Is So Big, Why Haven't We Found Aliens Yet?

In the 19th century, a long-standing problem in cosmology was that the sky was curiously dark at night. If the universe is infinitely large, and …

Paranormal

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14 genius Stephen Hawking quotes that will make you question your place in the universe (pictures)

How do these jumping spiders see color? The secret is in their eyes

If a spider's eight eyes don't impress you, consider this: Some of them can even see in "true" color. Scientists have studied the vision in a group of brightly-hued jumping spiders and have finally discovered how their remarkable visual system works.<p>The findings, published in the journal Current …

Can Scientists Turn Birds Back Into Dinosaur Ancestors?

We know they evolved from dinosaurs about 150 million years ago, but it remains to be discovered precisely how the DNA of ground-running dinosaurs changed–a transformation that turned arms into wings, produced aerodynamic feathers, and created a beak. It’s possible that some clues to those genetic …

Life in Space? The Odds Just Went Up

If ever there was a time to disobey HAL, the coolly sociopathic computer that stole the show in both <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> and the <i>2010</i> sequel, it’s …

15 Extraordinary Animal Facts That Are Hard To Believe!

<b>11. The ‘Mimic Octopus’ can transform into more than 15 different shapes – including snake, stingray, lionfish, and furry turkey.</b><p>The Mimic Octopus …

Zoology

“Does this mean we can clone a mammoth?”: The tantalizing, risky and very real science of de-extinction

Biologist and author Beth Shapiro on the dos and don’ts of bringing extinct species back to life<p>Beth Shapiro is an evolutionary biologist specializing in ancient DNA, a complex field (which she pioneered) that uses genetic information from long-dead species to learn how past populations responded …

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Spider Mother That Barfs Up Her Guts to Feed Her Kids

Did you know that most of Hawaii’s beautiful sand is parrotfish poop? It's just one of the many ways that nature goes and ruins things that humans …

Insects