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A counterintuitive way to be happier on a daily basis will be the most fun life hack you try all year

Yes, humor can improve your life. Not too surprising, you say?<p>Here's the problem: you treat humor like a nice thing that happens, oh, whenever.<p>But scientific research is showing giggles, guffaws and jokes are far too important to be left to chance.<p>We're gonna learn the best ways to use humor to …

21 Purrfect Photos of Tiny Kittens That Fit In Your Palm

We’ll always have a soft spot for photos of newborn animals. When we pounced upon these adorable photos of kittens so small they literally fit in the …

How Great Photographers Do Food Porn

If good photographers can make food look great, can they also make it taste great?<p>That's the question that inspired <i>The Photographer's Cookbook</i>, a …

5 Mysteries About Space That Might Have Horrifying Answers

NASA: Those wonderful eggheads with their rockets and their math and their math-rockets -- they've got this whole space thing under control. Or so we …

Solar Cycle

20+ Ridiculous Reasons Why Kids Cry

Children cry for many different reasons... Not having their mommy by their side, not wanting to eat their veggies, not having who to play with - you …

Pembroke

This technology could help feed the 9 billion people expected to populate the world by 2050

Organizations including the World Bank and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization are calling for more innovation to address the links between these sectors, often referred to as the food-energy-water (FEW) nexus.<p>Nanotechnology - designing ultrasmall particles - is now emerging as a promising …

Anthony Bourdain Thinks You're Crazy For Eating Airplane Food

<i>For Bon Appétit, by Belle Cushing.</i><p>There's nothing Anthony Bourdain won't eat -- still-beating cobra heart in Ho Chi Minh City, seal eyeballs in Quebec -- but there's one place you won't see him eating: on a plane. We talked to the host of CNN's Parts Unknown about this and other rules for for the …

Jessica Chastain, Hollywood Warrior

The actress on her role as a feisty warrior in ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War,’ her recent string of dark movies and the wage gap between men and women<p>Actress Jessica Chastain says people often ask her if she looks for strong female characters to play. In her view, she’s just playing real women. “I …

Jessica Chastain

Britain’s scientists must not be gagged

A ban on state-funded academics using their work to question government policy is to begin on 1 May. It’s either a cock-up or a conspiracy<p>Unless government officials make a major U-turn in the next few days, many British scientists will soon be blocked from speaking out on key issues affecting the …

NGOs

Photo highlights of the day: music in California and a baby monkey

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including the Coachella Valley music and arts festival and a baby Barbary macaque

The Jungle Book review – back to the wild in style

The Jungle Book,Film,Bill Murray,Christopher Walken,Idris Elba,Scarlett Johansson,Ben Kingsley,Culture<p>Jon Favreau brings lush CGI, dark shadows and big-beast stars to a rebooted classic

How to become luckier, according to science

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don't mean …

Happiness

Obama returns to law school to argue for his Supreme Court pick

CHICAGO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday defended his pick of a white man to fill a U.S. Supreme Court vacancy against criticism he could have chosen someone from a more diverse background, saying Merrick Garland was “indisputably qualified” for the post.<p>Obama was speaking at a town …

Pilot refuses to fly without favourite female co-pilot, keep passengers waiting for 2 hours

Around 110 passengers had to wait in a grounded Air India aircraft for nearly two-and-a-half hours after its commander refused to take off without …

Aviation

Hilarious Egg Photography with a Horror Twist

by Cara<p>It’s amazing what an egg, a marker and some creativity can create! As it’s Easter, we’ve picked out some of the best examples of egg …

Too Cute! Our Favorite Photos of Babies With Puppies

On the heels (or paws) of National Love Your Pet Day, today is <b>National Puppy Day</b>! To celebrate round two of the cutest time of the year, we gathered …

How to stop the next aircraft bomb

As Tuesday's tragedy in Belgium made clear, air travel remains vulnerable to determined terrorists. Three plotters, at least one of whom wore a suicide vest, killed or maimed hundreds by striking the unsecured front of the Brussels Airport, the departures terminal. The attack sparked an important …