Rebecca Winfrey

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Ancient DNA cracks puzzle of Basque origins

<b>DNA from ancient remains seems to have solved the puzzle of one of Europe's most enigmatic people: the Basques.</b><p>The distinct language and genetic make-up of the Basque people in northern Spain and southern France has puzzled anthropologists for decades.<p>One theory proposed that they were an unmixed …

Anthropology

Damn, Mother Nature: Timelapse Of Monarch Caterpillar Turning Into A Butterfly

I can't even begin to understand how the hell a caterpillar turns into a butterfly, but I guarantee it involves magic. Don't they like, turn into …

52 Delicious Swedish Meals You Need To Try Before You Die

Swedish cooking has more to it than meatballs.

Solar-powered handheld WaterDrop produces cool drinking water in the desert

By 2040, 33 countries are expected to face extreme water stress, according to the World Resources Institute, making the race to develop innovative …

Super head lice warning as scientists discover almost all species are resistant to treatments

As the new school term looms, parents will be alarmed to know that nits are increasingly resistant to the most popular treatments<p>Head lice are becoming immune to common treatments, scientists have revealed, meaning parents are fighting a losing battle with nits in their children's hair.<p>With the …

Environmental Health

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Astrophysics

The Six Weirdest Ancient Roman Ideas About The Human Body

Given our 21st century understanding of medicine, in which scientists can grow or 3D print new organs, the ancient Romans may seem fantastically clueless about human anatomy and disease. But until Anders Vesalius revolutionized the study of anatomy in the 16th century, Western medicine was …

Ancient History

Retired Air Force Colonel Claims New Evidence Will Blow The Lid Off Rendlesham UFO Sighting

Officer says Air Force encountered "some type of superior intelligence" that could "change size, change shape."<p>A retired Air Force colonel says he has new evidence to throw light on one of the most notorious UFO reports in history -- the 1980 sighting near the Bentwaters Royal Air Force Base in the …

No fizzy drinks, no juice: here's what to drink to be healthy

A report claims that sugary drinks are responsible for 8,000 new cases of diabetes a year. What should you sip instead?<p>We all know that fizzy drinks are bad for our health, but the latest research proves just how terrible they are. News that sugary sodas cause 8,000 diabetes cases each year follows …

Coca-Cola

Sandra Bland's family 'infuriated' at video of her arrest

<b>(CNN) —</b> The family of Sandra Bland, whose death in a Texas jail has drawn national attention, expressed anger Wednesday over a newly released video they say offers further proof that her arrest was unnecessary.<p>"I'm infuriated and everybody else should be infuriated," Bland's sister, Sharon Cooper, …

CNN

Advanced alien civilizations possible in 50 galaxies

After scouring 100,000 galaxies, scientists say that 50 are emitting unusally high levels of radiation which could hint at alien civilizations<p>Advanced alien life is possible in 50 galaxies, astronomers have said, after finding they are emitting unusually high levels of radiation.<p>A team of …

Universe

Buttes and beasts: amazing US national parks – in pictures

The US’s national parks offer up some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. To celebrate National Park Week (18-26 April), we’ve picked some of the best photographs shared on the Department of the Interior’s Instagram account, showcasing astonishing canyons, mountains and wildlife

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

PAVE

10 Tips for Sharper Photos (Even when zoomed in)

10 Tips for Sharper Photos. #9 was the most helpful for me. I never thought about that before.<p>Daily readers of this site already know how I feel …

Cameras

The Sony a7 & a7R Field Review: History in the Making?

Making a Statement<p>The Leica I (1913), the Konica C35 AF (1977) and the Canon 5D Mark II (2008).<p>What do they all have in common? They are all landmark …

One Sigma 1.8 Zoom Or A Stable Of Three Nikon Primes | What Would You Choose?

Even with the more varied offerings and competitive pricing among full frame cameras today, cropped sensors still make up the majority of what’s …

Cameras

What Your Home State Says About Your Health, Happiness, and Sex Life

A cross-country guide<p>The state you live in affects your life in a big way, from how much you have to winter weather-proof your skin to whether you use a car or public transportation to get around. Oh, and then there are all those state rankings that come out all the time, proclaiming which states …

Sam Harris on the Paradox of Meditation and How to Stretch Our Capacity for Everyday Self-Transcendence

Montaigne believed that meditation is the finest exercise of one’s mind and David Lynch uses it as an anchor of his creative integrity. Over the centuries, the ancient Eastern practice has had a variety of exports and permutations in the West, but at no point has it been more vital to our sanity …

Will the World Run Out of Coffee by 2080?

Can coffee be produced sustainably? That’s a big question, and it doesn’t look like anybody knows the longterm answer. Industry experts and independent researchers both respond with "Yes, but…" But what? Will coffee be around in 50 years? What must happen to ensure a decent cup in the next …

Solar eclipse: schoolchildren banned from watching on 'religious and cultural' grounds

North Primary School in Southall was accused of putting religious superstition before science<p>A London primary school was criticised for banning children from watching the eclipse for “religious and cultural reasons.”<p>Pupils at North Primary School in Southall were stopped from watching the solar …

Religion

Breast-fed babies grow up smarter and richer, study shows

Researchers who followed 3,500 infants for 30 years found breast-fed infants had higher IQs and were in higher paid jobs<p>Babies who were breast-fed for at least 12 months have higher IQs and could earn an extra £200,000 in their lifetime compared with bottle-fed youngsters, scientists have suggested.<p>…

Statistics

5 Ways to Make Onion Dip Healthier

We all know that eating less dip is nearly impossible. So, here are ways you can trim back the calories or, at least, enhance its nutrient …

Teen pleads not guilty to Washington state kidnapping caught on video

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 15-year-old Washington state boy pleaded not guilty on Friday to kidnapping a toddler from a city park and running off with the baby boy, pursued by the child’s older siblings and two other youths, in an incident caught on video.<p>The suspect, who has not been identified because …

Latin America

Child executioner in ISIL video "recognised by French classmates"

School inspector in Haute-Garonne says boy could come from Toulouse<p>A <b>child who appears to execute an Arab Israeli in a video</b> released this week by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is said to have been recognised by classmates in France, an official said Friday.<p>The schools inspector in the …

Cooking Off the Cuff: The Only Scone Recipe You -- or Anybody Else -- Will Ever Need

Some time back in the twentieth century, Jackie and I were having afternoon tea at one of London's swanky hotels and were particularly struck by how good the scones were - even apart from the splendid jam and cream they were served with. So I asked for the recipe. The word came back from the chef: …

Baking

Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Krantz Cakes

I recently wrote about how I do my best recipe development while driving the car. I also do some of my best baking when I am stressed out – it is a …

Baking

Teenage girl suspected as dozens die in Nigeria suicide attack

A teenage girl carried out a suicide bombing Tuesday at a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing at least 34 people, witnesses said.<p>The blast occurred late afternoon in the market near the Old Elkanemi Cinema, said Musa Danbaba, a member of a civilian protection …

Extremism

Different Solutions

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