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Missing woman found 30 years after man confessed to her murder

Mystery surrounds the decision of Petra Pazsitka, from German town of Braunschweig, first to disappear in 1984, and now to come forward<p>A woman who vanished 31 years ago and was assumed dead after a man confessed to killing her has emerged alive and well after plotting her own disappearance.<p>The …

Have researchers unlocked the mystery of Mona Lisa’s famously enigmatic smile?

British experts have studied another masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci, and believe they know how her smile appears most pronounced when viewed from an angle and less so when looked at directly<p>Researchers from a British university believe they have unlocked the mystery of the Mona Lisa’s famously …

This is how super smart octopuses are

<b>The cephalopod’s genome reveals how the creatures evolved intelligence to rival the brightest vertebrates.</b><p>We humans think we’re so fancy with our …

How to spot a fake: Art forgery’s secrets revealed

If the world thinks a work is authentic, then it is authentic—and here are the many ways art hoaxes can work<p>Can you tell if someone’s lying? There are scientifically proven traits that most people exhibit when they’re cooking up a lie. Sweaty palms. Dry throat. Tight collar. Fidgety movements. …

Ancient princess was no Barbie

The woman’s remains and the grave goods she was buried with — which includes finely crafted pots and bowls — will soon be put on display in the …

24 Beautiful Tattoos Inspired By Mental Illness

Body art as recovery.

Mental Health

Ghetto Tarot - Photographs and text by Alice Smeets | LensCulture

<i>We first discovered this work after it was submitted to the Portrait Awards 2015. Although it was not chosen as a finalist by the jury, the editors of LensCulture were impressed and decided to publish this feature article about it. Enjoy!</i><p>Captured in a Haitian slum, <i>The Ghetto Tarot</i> combines scenes …

Annie Freud interview: ‘Why I’ve finally embraced the family name’

The poet talks about being a late starter, growing up in grand bohemian circles and her amazingly harmonious extended family<p>Annie Freud lives on a smallholding in Dorset with a dog, sheep, chickens and her second husband Dave, a retired electrical engineer she met on the internet, who took her on a …

Literature

Her Sister Killed Her Kids — And She Forgave Her

During a shocking psychotic break, Danielle Lambert's twin walked her children into oncoming traffic.<p>As the doctor gently shut the hospital room door, Danielle Lambert knew that the news was bad. She and her husband, Ken, collapsed into each other's arms and wept. "There were no words. We knew our …

Children with ADHD 'should be allowed to fidget'

Riding an exercise bike while doing schoolwork and tests could help children with ADHD perform better - according to scientists<p>Jittery and jumpy children with ADHD have for years been scolded in the classroom for failing to sit still and concentrate.<p>But up to 5 per cent of British youngsters who …

Flirty Female Spiders Use Silk to Capture a Male's Interest

When male wolf spiders don't seem that interested in a female wolf spider, she ups her game by releasing more pheromone-rich silk.<p>The seemingly calm cornfields of North America brim with courtship and seduction, but people rarely notice it. That's because the players are hairy wolf spiders that are …

Insects

Discovery of Ancient Tomb Suggests Man was Sacrificed to join a Noblewoman in Death

Archaeologists in South Korea have uncovered a 1,500-year-old tomb of a noblewoman containing the ancient remains of a woman and a man. The discovery …

These Female Artists Should Be In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Earlier this week, Joan Jett of the Blackhearts told Billboard that “there should be more women in the Hall of Fame, and more women in rock.” Considering only “roughly 8.5 percent of the total number of inductees” are female, it’s hard to argue with Jett, who’s about to make that percentage …

'Baron of Botox' kills himself in wake of Tina Fey comedy parody

Celebrity dermatologist Fredric Brandt told friends that he was “devastated” by Netflix show mockery but representative insists that it did not push him to suicide<p>A <b>celebrity dermatologist known as the “Baron of Botox”</b>for his pioneering use of the rejuvenating treatment on clients such as Madonna as …

The Five Key Reasons Why You Procrastinate

Procrastination robs us of productivity. And it’s something all of us do. So it’s worth understanding why we do it, and working out how you can manage this behaviour. Putting things off slows us down, takes our time, and makes us feel frustrated. Being able to deal with procrastination is a useful …

Procrastination

How Many Beliefs Are Due to Sleep Deprivation?

Making peace with Exploding Head Syndrome and the need for explanations<p>Fyodor Dostoevsky kept a record of his seizures in a notebook. There were 102. Today some people with epilepsy do the same on Pinboards. Those less candid among the epileptic Pinterest community post empowering quotes: "Don't …

Sleep

Ancient tablets reveal whole family underwent Sallekhana, ritual fasting unto death

Archaeologists in the state of Karnataka, in South West India, have discovered a set of ancient tablets with inscriptions that reveal a family of six …

MIT Student Develops A Facebook For Depression

Koko is an upcoming iPhone app that aims to help people fix the bugs in their thinking by crowdsourcing cognitive behavioral techniques.<p>Koko, an upcoming app based on an MIT experiment, is designed to build the world’s first social network for dealing with depression. If it takes off, it could …

Meet the man who fooled the entire art world

<b>When a 2008 scientific investigation found titanium white paint in a pre-First World War painting, it began the unraveling of the world’s greatest</b> …

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Earliest known breast cancer identified in ancient Egyptian skeleton

A 4,200-year-old skeleton that shows signs of deterioration from cancer is the earliest known case of breast cancer, according to the Spanish …

Where are all the normal atheists? TV’s non-believers always let me down

For years I’ve been watching atheists on TV, searching for someone like me<p>Toward the end of Tuesday night’s "CNN Special Report: Atheists: Inside the World of Non-Believers<i>,"</i> David Silverman, the president of American Atheists, explains why he recently launched AtheistTV: “Religion is harmful, …

The secret history of Britain is written in our genes

A new study shows that there are 17 different types of Briton - and many still live in the same groups they did before the Norman Conquest<p>Just who are we? What defines us, the people of this island nation? Is there such a thing as Britishness? Or, though it may sound like something from Game of …

Northern Ireland

Grasping Reality with Both Hands: bradford

Prisoners were forced to march long distances in bitter cold, with little or no food, water, or rest. Those who could not keep up were shot. The …

Meet Ray Johnson, the Greatest Artist You’ve Never Heard Of

Even if you can’t name a single work by the late artist Ray Johnson—even if you can’t picture one—you may have heard some variation on his pranks. They’ve become something of art-world lore.<p>Like the time a client asked for a 25 percent discount and he obliged, and delivered the work with a quarter …

Adolf Eichmann, the monstrous architect of the Holocaust, tried to convince the world he was ‘normal’

The picture of the balding, bespectacled and besuited middle-aged man standing in the dock is undoubtedly one of the most iconic images of the last …

Earth - Is this a new species of human?

They're not quite Neanderthals and not quite modern humans. They're something else, but no one is sure what.<p>Newly-examined fossils suggest that an unknown species of human was roaming parts of northern China between 60,000 and 120,000 years ago. Alternatively, the fossils could be the result of …

Exploring the Learning Experience Through Cognitive Science

Important developments in cognitive science are casting new light on the complexity of the human brain. Applied to education, they can bring valuable …

Mourn our lost mammals, while helping the survivors battle back

There was a plague of them and one night I got approximately 300 which had been poisoned in the garden during night. This went on for two or three …