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DNA from teeth discovered in Siberia suggest that an extinct human species lived there for 60,000 years

Until now, Denisovans were represented only by DNA from a finger bone found in Siberia's Denisova Cave in 2008.<p>Evolutionary geneticist Susanna Sawyer of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and her colleagues have now extracted nuclear and mitochondrial DNA …

11 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

Seasonal change

We're in the middle of the world's sixth mass extinction event — and may not be able to stop it

A new head-spinning research paper published this month in the journal Science Advances finds that a mass extinction is underway — the sixth of its kind in Earth's 4.5 billion year history.<p>Since the year 1900, 69 mammal species are believed to have gone extinct, along with about 400 other types of …

Biodiversity

Why It's Impossible To Please A Woman This IS erfect

Places where nature has won

Why You're Pretty Much Unconscious All the Time

Your body has a lot of nifty parts, but it’s the brain that’s the <i>it</i> organ of the summer. The brain’s all-the-rage moment is mostly a result of the …

This Comic Book Is The Geeky, Feminist Answer To Bad Dating Advice

"I think there are always such silly ideas out there of women being mysterious creatures when it's usually quite the opposite,” comic book publisher Hope Nicholson says. “Most of us are quite open and willing to chat and share our stories.”<p>It’s this belief that propelled Nicholson to collect a …

10 Instagram accounts that capture fatherhood at its finest

Father's Day means something different for everyone.<p>Those differences are reflected in Instagram's expansive community, where every photographer has …

6 Simple but Excellent Twists on Basic Brownies

In a brownie recipe rut? Try one of these easy riffs for your next picnic.<p>In a brownie recipe rut? Try one of these easy riffs for your next</b> …

Dessert

Russian man to undergo world's first full head transplant

Mr Spiridinov, from Russia, suffers from Werdnig Hoffman disease, a muscle wasting condition that seriously diminishes his physical capabilities and left him dependent on a wheelchair.<p>Now he has announced his intention to become the world’s first subject of a full head transplant, so that his brain …

How learning about this animal changes brains

Brain imaging has shown how specific concrete objects are coded in the brain, to the point where scientists can identify which object—like a house or …

The Brain