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Babies can logically reason even before they can talk

Jean Piaget was wrong<p>One-year-old babies may not be able to speak, but they are able to think logically, according to new research that shows the earliest known foundation of our ability to reason.<p>Legendary psychologist Jean Piaget believed that we didn’t have logical reasoning abilities until we …

Lost history of African dinosaurs revealed

<b>A new species of dinosaur found in the Egyptian desert is shedding light on Africa's missing history of dinosaurs.</b><p>Few fossils have been unearthed from the last days of the dinosaurs, between 100 and 66 million years ago, on the continent.<p>Scientists say the dinosaur, which lived about 80 million …

Dinosaurs

In Cave in Israel, Scientists Find Jawbone Fossil From Oldest Modern Human Out of Africa

Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of a fossilized human jawbone in a collapsed cave in Israel that they said is between 177,000 and 194,000 years old.<p>If confirmed, the find may rewrite the early migration story of our species, pushing back by about 50,000 years the time that Homo …

Ingredients for life found in meteorites that crashed to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although two 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites crashed to Earth in 1998, it's taken until now to uncover some of their secrets.<p>The two meteorites, called Monahans and Zag, are the first discovered to contain the ingredients for life: liquid water, amino acids, hydrocarbons and other organic …

Astronomy

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years.<p>Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into the Americas.<p>"It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archaeologist at the University of Alaska …

Anthropology

‘We are all just mind-boggled:’ scenes from the total solar eclipse of 2017

By William Wan<p>, Reporter<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>Leah Sottile<p>For one brief moment, day became night.<p>And the sun was replaced by a black circle — ringed on all sides with gleaming white fire.<p>As the Great American Eclipse made landfall in the tiny coastal town of Newport, Ore., the rowdy crowd that …

Solar Eclipse

Our Best Casserole Recipes to Curb Your Next Comfort-Food Craving

Casseroles are the magical, one-dish meals that make enough for the rest of the week<p>Casserole recipes are delightful for many reasons—they're …

21 of Our Coziest Fall Pasta Recipes

The moment it is declared "fall" I immediately begin to crave pasta—and only pasta—for every meal. There's something about the holy union of carbohydrates, creamy sauces, and earthy autumnal vegetables (hey squash, hello mushrooms, good to see you cauliflower) interspersed with zingy cheese and …

Jackery Explorer is a “Jack of all Trades” generator - The Gadgeteer

During the recent Florida hurricane, I spent a lot of money on a gas generator to run our fridge and a couple of fans. I had charged up our small …

The Man Who Forgot He Was a Rap Legend

T La Rock was one of the pioneers of hip-hop, an old-school legend sampled by Public Enemy and Nas. But after a brutal attack put him in a nursing home, he had to fight to recover his identity, starting with the fact that he’d ever been a rapper at all.<p><i>This story is a collaboration between</i> GQ <i>and</i> …

Crispy Tortellini and Tomato Dipping Sauce

<b>You’re about to fall in love with these crispy, cheesy tortellini dunked in a creamy tomato sauce.</b><p>These babies are crunchy, cheesy and highly …

The U.S. Navy is developing artificial limbs that are intelligent

A Step Forward<p>The Office of Naval Research has announced plans to partner with the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the Naval Research …

Check out the United Arab Emirates' plans for building a Martian city—right here on Earth

To prep for the one that will actually be on Mars, naturally.<p>The government of the United Arab Emirates recently declared intentions to build a city on Mars in the next century or so. Their first step? A prototype city on Earth. This week officials launched the Mars Science City project, which will …

United Arab Emirates

Airbus' electric flying taxis are set to take to the skies next year

Fast, Affordable, & Environmentally Friendly<p>Airbus is aiming to put its flying taxi, the CityAirbus, into operation next year, as confirmed by the …

Airbus

Open-Ocean Wind Farms Could Meet Current Global Energy Demand

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have made a critical discovery.<p>Ocean-based wind farms in the North Atlantic could generate enough power …

A new company allows you to monetize your genetic data

Genetic Wallet<p>The organizations and scientists working hard to develop the next generation of medical treatments and pharmaceuticals rely on genetic …

Scientists have discovered this drug fixes cavities and regrows teeth

Goodbye, Fillings<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called Tideglusib. Developed …

Dental Care

Russia's next-gen combat suit is getting tech that's resistant to nuclear blasts

Stormtrooper Chic<p>Russia has a new battle suit that seems to be visually inspired by <i>Star Wars’s</i> Imperial Shadow Stormtroopers. While Russia’s version …

The Telecommuter’s Dilemma

Why working from home isn’t for everyone<p>In 1995, upon taking over <b>Fortune Magazine</b>, which was then badly in need of an overhaul, the great editor <b>John</b> …

The Future of Work

What happens when the robots get all the jobs?<p>The biggest problem facing <b>Silicon Valley</b> is not undervalued unicorns.<p>Nor is it sexual harassment, …

Arriving Now: Your Self-Driving Car

In technology, big breakthroughs always seem to take longer than we assume. There’s an amusing recursive “law” that describes this phenomenon, <b>Hofstadter’s Law</b>, which states: “It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.” <b>**</b><p>Hofstadter’s Law is a wry way of …

Autonomous Cars

The general's speech is the one we wish the President could make

<b>(CNN) —</b> It is the speech we wish the President of the United States had delivered.<p>Alas, it fell to an Air Force general to remind America of its values. His rank may be lower than the commander in chief's, but Lt. Gen. Jay B. Silveria spoke with extraordinary passion and eloquence.<p>Everyone in …

Treat Yo' Self With Oven Fried Tortellini

We could eat about a thousand of these.<p>GET THE RECIPE HERE.<p><b>BAKE NEW BAKEWARE: Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware, $30; amazon.com.</b><p>All over America there are …

Cooking

5 Weeknight Dinners Anyone Can Make in Under 30 Minutes

Quick and easy dinners are the bread and butter of my meal plan, week in and week out. From Monday through Friday you won't find recipes with a …

Eaze raises another $27M as money piles into cannabis tech

Eaze, the company sometimes dubbed "Uber for pot," has raised another $27 million, the latest example of investors being willing to put big bucks …

Cannabis

Astronomers discover a pitch black planet that reflects almost zero sunlight

When you imagine planets outside of our solar system you might dream up ocean worlds, thick plains of ice, or boiling seas of molten rock. Worlds …

10 best places to go in Africa (and what to do there)

With 54 countries calling it home, Africa’s topography, landscape and activities vary drastically by region. I’ve been to the continent 26 times, yet each time I go I’m surprised at just how many new things there are to see and do.<p>To make it easier for you to plan a trip, I’ve highlighted some of …

#FindYourEscape: Exploring the best of the Panorama Route

Cape Town – Spectacular waterfalls, vast mountains covered in lush greenery, world-famous canyons, mind-blowing rock formations that have been …

5 experiences you can only have in New Zealand

Anyone who has been to New Zealand will tell you it’s a majestic place, with spectacular scenery, a fascinating culture, welcoming locals, and a …

These runs have been selected as the most scenic in the world

Travellers who don’t like to miss out on taking exercise while on holiday may be interested in learning about five locations chosen by a UK travel company as the most scenic five-kilometre runs in the world.<p>Exodus Travels, best known for activity and adventure trips all around the globe, has …