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How China is rewriting the book on human origins

Fossil finds in China are challenging ideas about the evolution of modern humans and our closest relatives.<p>On the outskirts of Beijing, a small …

Mathematical models explain east-west asymmetry of jet lag recovery

Travelers frequently report experiencing a significantly slower jet lag recovery after an eastward vs. westward flight. While some are quick to …

Knife Skills Every Home Cook Should Master

Chopped mirepoix from above.<p>No matter how refined your palate may be, a cook who lacks good basic knife skills is a liability in the kitchen. Since …

Eat Chic: 9 Things You Probably Don't Know About Sushi

The masterminds behind downtown New York's Sushi Nakazawa on the tips of their trade.<p>Anything served raw, especially sushi, comes with it's own eat-at-your-own-risk subtext. But, with its ubiquitous lunch-specials, endless omakase options and innovative riffs popping up all over the country from …

10 Bedtime Hacks That'll Help You Lose a LOT of Weight

Would you envy someone who consumes a good amount of calories during the day and wakes up losing weight?<p>We know, we would...<p>The guilt of mindless …

Never waste food again: What expiration dates really mean

Have you ever thrown out meat or produce because you didn't have time to eat it before that dreaded expiration date past? It turns out that's an unnecessary waste of perfectly good food and money.<p>We've got good news for you: Most expiration dates have nothing to do with whether your food is still …

Report: Raptors sign power forward Jared Sullinger

The Toronto Raptors appear to have signed power forward/centre Jared Sullinger in an attempt to solidify their frontcourt.<p>The Raptors have not officially announced the signing, but Sullinger tweeted "WE THE NORTH#0" on his verified account and changed his Twitter avatar to a Raptors logo. Reports …

Pokémon Go has an estimated 7.5M U.S. downloads, $1.6M in daily revenue

Pokémon Go is off to a big start in the U.S., but just how big? The company hasn’t yet revealed any official numbers, but we have estimates to provide an idea of the scope of downloads and revenue the mobile game is generating.<p>App analytics company SensorTower used its predictive model of the App …

The Superbook is a $99 laptop shell for your Android phone

The dream of the Motorola Atrix lives<p>The dream of turning your smartphone into a laptop will never die. From Motorola's Atrix to this crazy HP Windows Phone, there have been a number of companies that have tried (and largely failed) to build a smartphone that can be attached to a dock and turned …

Writing in blood, threats of bombs: Latest on Dallas investigation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Shortly after he gunned down five officers in Dallas, Micah Xavier Johnson sang and laughed at police. He threatened more deaths with explosives. And he left a final, cryptic message: the letters "RB," scribbled twice on a wall with his own blood.<p>Were these acts inspired solely by the …

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …