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US scientists may have resolved 'Darwin's dilemma'

Charles Darwin worried about a possible hole in his theory of evolution, but some American scientists may just have plugged it. For about a billion years after the dawn of life on Earth, organisms didn't evolve all that much.<p>Then about 600 million years ago came the "Cambrian explosion." Everything …

Blessed or Cursed? Child Prodigies Reveal All

Are child prodigies genuinely gifted? And, if they are, do they become even more gifted as time goes on? We track the fortunes of a clutch of child …

Disturbing Footage From Lost Lana Del Rey Project Leaks Online [UPDATE]

Last year, director Eli Roth ("Hostel") told Larry King that he had worked together with Lana Del Rey and Marilyn Manson for a video that was "so sick it has been locked in a vault for over a year." On Thursday, a clip purportedly matching that session briefly surfaced online before being pulled …

The women with super-human vision

A tiny group of people can see ‘invisible’ colours that no-one else can perceive, discovers David Robson. How do they do it?<p>As Concetta Antico took her pupils to the park for an art lesson, she would often question them about the many shades she saw flashing before her eyes. “I’d say, ‘Look at the …

University of Cambridge

This is how a baby gorilla & baby human react to a cold stethoscope. http://t.co/XQYLvPwLaF

Scottish celebrities take sides on independence

Microbes Discovered in Subglacial Antarctic Lake May Hint at Life in Space

Similar microbes discovered earlier were plagued by contamination controversy.<p>Biologists have extracted mineral-eating microbes from a lake buried a half mile below the surface of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, according to a new study published in <i>Nature</i>.<p>Earlier claims of similar microbes drawn from …

50+ Humorous But Evil True Facts About Modern Daily Life

Neatorama writer Remy Carreiro had a point about <b>reboots in media presentations</b> in his recent post. If Hollywood needs writers who aren't constantly …

RT if this baby monkey is prettier than you. http://t.co/AR31SjENxn

Northern Lights, Alaska http://t.co/gB9TKJTnO2

Studying? Take A Break And Embrace Your Distractions

School is starting, and students across the country are about to spend a lot of time in the classroom and in the library. And as they crack their textbooks open, they're going to hear a lot of familiar advice about how to study <i>right.</i><p>Sit still, in a quiet place. Avoid distractions. Keep your focus …

Striking Photos Showcase the Elegant Beauty of Big Cats

Using only a simple, dark background, Vincent J. Musi captures the elegance of lions, leopards, tigers, and more. The South Carolina-based photographer works for National Geographic and shot these breathtaking images as part of a series titled <i>Big Cats</i>. His photos showcase incredible, up-close …

Big Cats

Why mosquitoes bite some people and not others

Science explains one of life’s great mysteries. Plus! A natural remedy to keep you insect-free all summer<p>Why are some people so much more attractive to mosquitoes than others? And what can you do about the pesky little bloodsuckers, especially if you don’t want to resort to DEET? (DEET, while …

How Music Affects Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an important …

Flute

Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything

The word ‘epigenetics’ is everywhere these days, from academic journals and popular science articles to ads touting miracle cures. But what is epigenetics, and why is it so important?<p>Epigenetics is one of the hottest fields in the life sciences. It’s a phenomenon with wide-ranging, powerful effects …

Salmonella: GP describes symptoms - and how to avoid them

An investigation has begun into an outbreak of Salmonella which has now affected more than 150 people in England.<p>Tests suggest that the cause of the illness, which is often linked to poultry or eggs, is from a single source.<p>Three hospital patients in Birmingham have died - but health officials say …

Public Health

12 Study Skills for Exam Success

The best way to get high grades on an exam is to consider the entire length of your course as a pre-exam, preparation period. Because courses can …

Note-Taking

How to motivate yourself at anytime

Click on ‘Get Motivated’ mind map to enlargeHave you been putting something off?You know how it goes. One part of your brain says – <i><br>“Stop</i> …

Procrastination

Avoid These Bad Study Habits to Actually Retain Information in School

Remembering details and information is tough for anyone, but when you're in college it pretty much becomes your job. So, why waste time with methods …

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16 Differences Between Successful and Unsuccessful People

A few weeks ago, Dave Kerpen of Likeable Local received a postcard about successful vs unsuccessful people from a fellow entrepreneur Andy Bailey, …

A Ghost Town Near Paris

Goussainville is a village just north of Paris with a peculiar history. Once it was a perfectly normal small French town -up until just 40 years ago. …

A Map of the Introvert’s Heart By an Introvert

Gemma Correll<p>We missed this wonderful illlustration when it hit the internet last month, but how timeless is Gemma Correll's map of an introvert's …

How to dress: the minimal trainer

'White plain pumps have replaced the stiletto as the alpha-wear of the fashion editor'<p>Ignore the Dennis the Menace jumper. This is not a column about stripes, or knitwear. We're focusing on something far more boring – the minimal trainer, like the white plimsolls I'm wearing. Boring, you see, isn't …