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DNA testing of a 10,000-year-old British skeleton upends a common idea about race

When the 10,000-year-old skeleton known as Cheddar Man was first discovered, researchers assumed that the man had had light skin—in keeping with the widely accepted idea that early Britons had fair complexions, just as their descendants do today. But new research shows that the skin pigment of the …

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Spectacular fireball lights up the skies over Yorkshire on New Year’s Eve

<b>A spectacular fireball lit up the skies over Yorkshire on New Year’s Eve.</b><p>Drivers caught the meteor crossing the sky on dash-cams while a fortunate …

Guess what's NASA's new year goal? To 'touch' Sun with Parker Solar Probe

While most of the world is still figuring resolutions for 2018, American space agency NASA has already got its goal. Any guesses? It's to 'touch' …

Terrawatch: is this how plate tectonics gets started?

For those who don’t like New Year, be grateful that you live on Earth and not Venus. Although the days are long on Venus (equivalent to 116.75 Earth days), the years are short, and come around every 1.92 Venus days. With a surface that seized up hundreds of millions of years ago, temperatures of …

Astronomy

N.B. woman gets shots of eye-catching light pillars

Sophie Melanson‏ says she's always loved looking skyward, admiring the stars, weather and other phenomenon.<p>On Friday night, the Moncton woman said …

These are the dates of all the best meteor showers, supermoons and cosmic events in 2018

Every year people make all kinds of new year’s resolutions – but often they all share a theme of aiming high in the year ahead.<p>This could be higher …

First Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in 150 Years Coming This Month

The first eclipse of 2018 will be a lunar one that comes at the very end of the month, on Jan. 31.<p>It will be a total eclipse that involves the second …

This Simple Practice Will Help You Be More Happy and Productive | Inc.com

Has this ever happened to you? You sit down to work on an important project with a looming deadline and suddenly, without warning, your mind slinks off to some other place as if slipping out the back door of a bad meeting. Before you know it, an hour has passed and you can't remember how, or where, …

Mindfulness

11 Rituals For New Year's Good Luck That Will Help Manifest Everything You Want In 2018

The good news is, astrologically speaking, 2018 is predicted to be a much better year for everyone. If you want a little extra insurance, these New …

Mindfulness is making us all more selfish

You can’t budge these days without hearing about someone doing something <i>mindfully.</i><p>From drinking to mediation, nothing, it seems, can just happen. …

Mindfulness Is So 2017. This Is the Practice That Will Bring You Peace in 2018, According to a Psychologist | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You're never good enough, are you?<p>Never happy enough, never relaxed enough.<p>And never, you know, sufficiently at one with the world, no matter how much you've been practicing mindfulness.<p>Surely you …

Mindfulness

The Magick of Affirmations - For Puck’s Sake

January 1, 2018 by Mat Auryn<p>The power of affirmations are easily overlooked. Affirmations are simply positive statements about oneself, usually …

The Best, Worst, and Most Unforgettable Movie Moments of 2017

It doesn’t matter if a movie’s good, bad, or just mediocre—any film can have a moment that makes your jaw drop in awe or tears come to your eyes, or …

F*ck You, Flip-Flops. I Hope You Burn In Hell.

This needs to stop.<p><b>Update:</b> Oh, and by the way, doctors hate them, too. In fact, Dr. Alex Kor, president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, says he "cannot recommend flip-flops for long-term wear." Damn right.<p>I wore flip-flops once. It was in eighth grade, on our end-of-year trip …

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Dutch scientists fete rare meteorite find (Update)

Dutch scientists on Monday celebrated the rare discovery of meteorite in The Netherlands, which at 4.5-billion years old may hold clues to the birth …

Meteorites

Turning Urine Into Electricity Can Also Kill Pathogens in Wastewater

Two birds with one pee.<p>Fuel cells with microorganisms that feed on pee and generate electricity already sound like a pretty clever trick. It's one of …

'You’re stirring up hatred like a bigoted lunatic': Piers Morgan in extraordinary row with ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson

Piers Morgan has accused Tommy Robinson, the former English Defence League leader, of "sounding like a bigoted lunatic".<p>He was interviewing Robinson on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday morning in the wake of the of the Finsbury Park attack.<p>As Robinson held up a copy of the Koran, Morgan told him: …

Religion

New study shows ancients cats traveled the world with their human owners

In a groundbreaking study, researchers traced genetic signatures of cats – some 9,000 years old – back to the Middle East, with feline DNA resembling …

Ancient DNA Shows How Cats Took Over The World

They even domesticated themselves.<p>Thousands of years before Hello Kitty and Grumpy Cat, some wild little felines and early farmers made a tacit deal: …

This is the exact amount of sleep you need to be happy, new study claims

<b>We are often told that seven hours of sleep is the best amount of rest to allow our brains and bodies to function at an optimum level. But what is</b> …

As NASA’s Kepler Finds 219 Possible Exoplanets, Red Dots Campaign Hunts For Worlds Around Nearby Stars

NASA announced Monday its second Kepler mission found 219 potential exoplanets, of which 10 are Earth-like rocky worlds. However, most of those …

Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong – according to science

Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had got over it, …

4 life hacks from ancient philosophers that will make you happier

You’ve probably heard about Stoics or Stoicism — and most of what you know is wrong.<p>They weren’t joyless bores. The ancient Stoics were the first …

Juno at Jupiter: 1st science results

An update on the science coming out of the Juno spacecraft mission to the gas giant planet Jupiter – largest planet in our solar system – and some …

New Paper Explores the Reason for the Acceleration Rate of Universe Expansion

Whilst studying type 1a supernovae, a type of supernova that is created by a white dwarf star explosion, Adam Ries, Saul Perlmutter, and Brian …

NASA is Sending a Heavily Armored Machine Into the Sun

No machine has ever traveled this close to our scorching star<p>In the summer of 2018, NASA plans to send a spacecraft, the Solar Probe Plus, into a …

Best Jupiter Images From Juno … So Far

The original plans for the Juno mission to Jupiter didn’t include a color camera. You don’t need color images when the mission’s main goals are to …

Astronomy

Here comes the sun: NASA's first mission to the star set for 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> Wearing a nearly 5-inch coat of carbon-composite solar shields, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will explore the sun's atmosphere in a mission that begins in the summer of 2018.<p>It's not a journey that any human can make, so NASA is sending a roughly 10-foot-high probe on the historic mission that …

Space

NASA’s first mission to touch the sun launches in 2018

Today, NASA announced the details of a mission that will take us directly into the sun's corona. Nicola Fox, the Mission Project Scientist for the Parker Solar Probe Mission at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, revealed the probe's mission to the public: to touch, measure, and …