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Breast-Feeding Boosts Chances Of Success, Study In Brazil Finds

Babies who are breast-fed may be more likely to be successful in life, a provocative study published Tuesday suggests.<p>The study followed more than 3,000 babies into adulthood in Brazil. The researchers found those who were breast-fed scored slightly higher in intelligence tests in their 30s, stayed …

How the World’s Oldest People Live So Long

At 118, the world’s oldest woman says her secret is eating, sleeping, and relaxing. Sounds good to us!<p>How do you live to be 109 years old? Exercise, …

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Paranormal

Fitbit Confirms FitStar Acquisition To Bring Training To Its Fitness Portfolio

Fitbit has confirmed the acquisition of fitness training app maker FitStar today. As we reported last week:<p>For the last several years, Fitbit has created hardware and software designed to help consumers keep track of their activity levels. But we’ve heard the wearable maker could soon acquire …

Wearable Tech

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …

How McKinsey does work-life balance

Leading management consultancy McKinsey joined with a number of other prominent companies to announce an effort to improve employee health this week. But McKinsey is unusual because its employees join and leave the firm young. The average age is 35, and over 80% of the staff are under 40.<p>The firm …

Work-life Balance

Finding A Voice — Again — In The Pages Of A Comic Book

This is a story about love. It's a story about bad things happening to good people, about memory and perseverance — and comic books. But most of all, it's a story about a voice. A mellow, smooth voice, just right for late-night jazz.<p>The voice belonged to David Rector, who was a producer here at …

Welcome To Geography!

Lets start off the new school year in style! This is a re-imagining of an older resource designed to introduce the subject to new students in a highly visual manner. Feel free to use & share it. Check out the links.<p>As always, any feedback would be really useful.<p>Thanks, Simon

Mapping the World’s Rivers

“All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full; to the place from which the rivers come, there they return again.” Ecclesiastes 1:7<p>It was …

Do dams destroy rivers?

An interesting late perspective from Mike Muller of the University of the Witwatersrand.<p>“Indeed, dams do change the world and its natural environment. So do cities, roads, airports, chemical industries and agriculture. In general, we can say that people change their environment. The richer they …

How Will We Slow the World's Exploding Population?

If we want to solve the population problem, we need to help moms and babies survive.<p>Zoom out on the graph of human population until it encompasses the entire timeline of our species and you’ll notice something alarming. It looks like a right angle, with one line hovering near zero for millennia, …

Climate Change is Boring

What Is The Earth Worth?

Who owns Antarctica?http://daily-infographic.tumblr.com/

Why the World Smells Different After It Rains

Behold, the wonders of petrichor.<p>"Petrichor" is the wonderful word that describes the wonderful scent of the air after a rain shower. It comes, like so many wonderful words do, from the ancient Greek: a combination of <i>ichor</i>, the "ethereal essence" the Greeks believed flowed through the veins of …

Mapping the World's Migrating Ocean Pollution

How does Australia's sea trash make it to South America?<p>You sling a message in a bottle into the vast Pacific Ocean. <i>The ocean is huge</i>, you reason, high on romanticism and not considering your contribution to pollution. It could wind up anywhere, you think.<p>Researchers from the University of South …

What if there was only ONE TREE? | Earth Unplugged

A Bunch Of Quick Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Earth. And A Few Things No One Knows.

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Indiana Jones & the Temple of Meow: Portland Couple's Cat-Furniture-Building Hobby Turns Into Full-Time Gig

Among pet lovers it's a common, if somewhat weird, practice for them to give their animal a Facebook page or Twitter account, as if Spot and Felix …

Pets

Obesity Rates Reach Historic Highs in More States

Adult obesity rates increased in six U.S. states and fell in none last year, and in more states than ever — 20 — at least 30 percent of adults are obese, according to an analysis released on Thursday.<p>The conclusions were reported by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson …