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This Infographic Shows The Extraordinary Ancient Genes That Live on in Modern Populations

How many do you have?<p>It can be easy to forget that humans living on Earth today are the product of thousands of years of adaptation.<p>Without modern …

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel calls for ban on Islamist mosques

Social Democrats leader and German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has called for tougher measures against Islamist trends in Germany. His demands …

Extremism

Islamic State children's mobile app lets junior jihadists attack Big Ben

An Isil smartphone app designed to indoctrinate young children as jihadists allows them to play games carrying out 9/11-style attacks on Western landmarks including Big Ben.<p>The computer app which also teaches youngsters to spell words like grenade and rocket is part of a wider attempt to pass the …

Evolution Made Really Smart People Long to Be Loners

Psychologists have a pretty good idea of what typically makes a human happy. Dancing delights us. Being in nature brings us joy. And, for most …

'Kangaroo mothering' helps boost a child's health and intelligence, study finds

Kangaroo mothering”, the practice of continuous skin-to-skin contact with a newborn baby, results in healthier, more intelligent and successful offspring, a new study reveals.<p>A 20-year follow-up from a landmark trial found that those nurtured in the kangaroo method scored higher in IQ tests and …

Study Finds Link Between Having More Sex and Better Memory

Best news we've heard all day.<p>Every day, without even thinking about it, you do all sorts of things that have been scientifically shown to help to boost your memory. Morning coffee? Check. Mid-day workout? Check. Salmon dinner? Also check. And now, according to new research, there might be even one</i> …

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it's more likely than not

A swath of technologists and physicists believe that ‘simulation theory’ will be proved, just as it was proved that the Earth was not the center of the universe<p>When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about …

Physics

Japanese ad showing girl being fattened up, turned into eel and cooked is pulled

The video, made to promote Shibushi city as an eel farming hub, caused outrage and was criticised as sexist and ‘perverse’<p>A city in Japan has been forced to pull a online promotional video intended to boost the local eel industry following criticism that it demeaned women.<p>The two-minute video, set …

Opel Sells Station Wagons and Male Confidence With a Whole New Package

Opel skipped the standard TV commercial replete with slow-motion shots of drifting vehicles and scenic drives along the coast, or a curving mountain …

Teenage woman 'posed as man to persuade females to join ISIS terror cell that plotted Notre Dame attack'

A teenage woman allegedly posed as a man to entice other women to join her all-female jihadist cell in France.<p>Ines Madani took the name of "Abu Omar" …

First child dies by euthanasia in Belgium

<b>(CNN) —</b> A terminally ill minor has become the first child to be euthanized in Belgium since age restrictions were lifted in the country two years ago, according to several sources.<p>A Belgian lawmaker told CNN affiliate VTM that the physician-assisted suicide happened within the past week.<p>The child, …

Scientists followed 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here's what they learned about success

Follow thousands of super-bright kids for four and a half decades and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest …

Three Algerian teens charged after woman lured to Eiffel Tower via Facebook and gang-raped

Three Algerian teenagers have been charged by police in France after a young woman was lured to the Eiffel Tower via Facebook and gang-raped.<p>The …

Samsung urges consumers globally to stop using Galaxy Note 7

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics is urging consumers worldwide to stop using Galaxy Note 7 smartphones immediately and exchange them as …

Galaxy Note

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Hundreds of Pokemon Go incidents logged by police

<b>Pokemon Go players have been involved in hundreds of police incidents since the gaming app phenomenon launched, the BBC has learned.</b><p>Robberies, thefts, assaults and driving offences were among 290 incidents recorded across England and Wales throughout July.<p>Lancashire Constabulary logged 39 incidents …

Pokémon

Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs

Abstract<p>Peppermint (<i>Mentha piperita</i>) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used as a carminative and gastric stimulant worldwide. This …

Forget ideology, liberal democracy’s newest threats come from technology and bioscience | John Naughton

A groundbreaking book by historian Yuval Harari claims that artificial intelligence and genetic enhancements will usher in a world of inequality and powerful elites. How real is the threat?<p>The BBC Reith Lectures in 1967 were given by Edmund Leach, a Cambridge social anthropologist. “Men have become …

Singularity

'Fat and ugly' fitness advert condemned by anti-bullying charity

An anti-bullying charity has criticised an advertisement for a fitness centre, which asks whether prospective members are "fat and ugly".<p>Natalie Harvey, who runs the charity Combat Bullying, has said the advert should not suggest being fat and ugly requires a "cure".<p>However, the fitness centre, …

Vaping’s toxic vapors come mainly from e-liquid solvents

Over the last three years, growing evidence has shown that electronic cigarettes are not the harmless alternative to smoking that many proponents …

First image released from MeerKAT super radio telescope

An array of telescopes in South Africa is set to be part of the world's most powerful astronomy tool. South Africa's MeerKAT has already revealed …