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DNA from mysterious 'Denisovans' helped modern humans survive

Genetic mutations from extinct human relatives called the Denisovans might have influenced modern human immune systems, as well as fat and blood sugar levels, researchers say.<p>Very little is known about the Denisovans. The first evidence of them was discovered in Denisova Cave in Siberia in 2008, …

South-east Asia

ABC Catalyst program linking mobile phones to brain cancer 'should never have aired'

Public health professor Simon Chapman joins experts in criticising episode for being misleading and ignoring range of evidence about Wi-Fi and mobile phones<p>A science program on the ABC which suggested Wi-Fi networks and mobile phone use may be associated with brain cancer should never have gone to …

How scientists solved the strange case of the missing asteroids

A couple years ago, astronomers made a surprising discovery: A significant number of asteroids were missing from the central region of the solar system.<p>The space rocks were plentiful in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, and they appeared in their expected numbers around the neighborhood …

Universe
Huma Abedin

Torture and presidential candidates

Should the United States government bring waterboarding back? The question came up in the recent GOP debate, reigniting a familiar post-9/11 …

Head Of Obama's Secret Interrogation Group Says Unit Has Been Deployed 34 Times

The head of the FBI-led High Value Detainee Group told BuzzFeed News that the unit has been sent out 34 times over the last six years, finally revealing a figure that the bureau has routinely cited as classified.<p>WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s secret High Value Detainee Interrogation Group …

Oregon standoff: Protesters may leave Thursday; Cliven Bundy arrested

<b>(CNN) —</b> The armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge in Oregon say they will turn themselves in on Thursday morning, hours after Cliven Bundy -- the father of protest leader Ammon Bundy -- was arrested by federal agents.<p>Oregon siege: What the armed group wants and why<p>A Facebook page for his ranch …

Oregon
Immigration
Middle East
European History

PCB levels still high in Europe’s killer whales, smaller dolphins

Decades after Europe banned toxic PCBs, the region’s killer whales and three smaller dolphin species still carry high levels of the …

How to keep your New Year's resolutions

<b>(CNN) —</b> The New Year is a time when many people pause to take stock of how they live their lives and set goals for how to do better. Yet more often than not, New Year's resolutions fall to the wayside as the holidays fade and the hustle and bustle of everyday life descend upon us once more.<p>Why? How …

CNN

Teaching is facing a recruitment crisis. Here are five ways to turn it around

A shortfall in trainees threatens to plunge schools into crisis. As a secondary teacher, I can offer the Department for Education some hard-won advice<p>I became a teacher under duress, and that’s not an exaggeration. Teaching wasn’t a “calling” for me, nursed since youth, but a path based on a …

Turkey won't apologize for downing Russian warplane, Erdogan says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turkey will not apologize for downing a Russian fighter jet it says violated Turkish airspace near the Syrian border, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an exclusive CNN interview Thursday in Ankara.<p>"I think if there is a party that needs to apologize, it is not us," he said …

Middle East

Will Diatomaceous Earth Kill Honeybees?

Who hasn’t been bailed out by diatomaceous earth, basically a powder made of fossilized diatoms millions of years old? Keeping armies of slugs at …

Insects

How to Remove Pesticide from Your Produce.

A Quick Note from Our Founder<p><b>Have you been curious about the Ketogenic Diet? You're not alone!</b><p>Going "Keto" has helped so many of my friends drop …

Why teenagers ignore parents while watching television...they can't multitask

Teenagers may struggle to concentrate on instructions while distracted by television or a computer, a new study suggests<p>Parents who are frustrated that their teenager does not listen to them while using their iPad or watching televising should take heart. A new study suggests that people cannot …

Time Management

Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans urged an immediate closure of America's borders to Syrian refugees Tuesday, drawing angry denunciations from President Barack Obama and other Democrats and igniting an emotional debate about U.S. values in the wake of the deadly Paris terror attacks.<p>"Pause" was the …

Barack Obama

The Pre-Terrorists Among Us

Is it possible to stop terrorism before it happens?<p>Philip K. Dick’s <i>The Minority Report</i> is a short story about a dystopian future in which there are “no major crimes,” but a mass of imprisoned “would-be criminals.” This is thanks to “Precrime,” a criminal-justice agency whose preventive efforts are …

Philip K. Dick

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

Cleveland

Top Cuban general, key forces in Syria to aid Assad, Russia, sources say

Cuban military operatives reportedly have been spotted in Syria, where sources believe they are advising President Bashar al-Assad’s soldiers and may be preparing to man Russian-made tanks to aid Damascus in fighting rebel forces backed by the U.S.<p>Gen. Leopoldo Cintra Frias, head of Cuba's Armed …

Middle East

The Tribe That Won’t Stop Killing ISIS

Its members have been massacred on several occasions, but ‘The Family of the Tiger’ fights on.<p>ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan — Forces of the so-called …

Middle East

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Genetics
Afghanistan

What’s Holding Women Back in the Workplace?

Despite support at the top, gender equality is a long way off at most U.S. companies. A study by Lean In and McKinsey reveals why—and what employees and companies can do about it.<p>Why aren’t there more women in the upper ranks of corporate America?<p>Cue the broken record: Women rein in career plans to …

The Workplace

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Nebulas

This is how your kid learns: The amazing new neuroscience of “brain plasticity” — and how to make your child smarter

New products suggest they can build a designer brain for your kid. How can parents take advantage of new science?<p><b>What happens to our child’s brain when we parent?</b><p>The discovery of the nature and extent of brain plasticity has led to a tremendous advance in our understanding of what happens to the …

Immigration helps explain Sweden’s school trouble

Sweden’s education performance has faltered in the past decades, with scores tumbling in the OECD’s international Pisa survey since the early 2000s. Both the <i>Guardian</i> and the BBC have recently looked into this phenomenon. There’s no shortage of explanations for the poor results, but British enemies …

Brazil