Emmanuel Christakis

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British Library will lend world's oldest bible to British Museum

British Museum exhibition, Egypt after the pharaohs, will feature the Codex Sinaiticus, one of the most important books in the world<p>The British Library is to lend one of its greatest treasures, the world’s oldest bible, to the British Museum for an ambitious and groundbreaking exhibition exploring …

Ancient History

A Psychologist's Open Letter to U.S. Voters

Dear Fellow Voters:<p>I've been watching all the presidential candidates with great interest--and deep concern. Concern for us. Concern for the fate of our country. Concern for our world.<p>As a narcissism expert, I'm not especially worried that narcissists might make it to the White House. According to …

Narcissism

Country singer Aaron Watson: 'There's nothing more important than my faith'

Texas country singer Aaron Watson says the secret to his success is putting his faith in God first. The "Underdog" singer sat down with FOX411 Country to talk about the importance of his faith, family and fans.<p><b>FOX411 Country:</b> Are you a Christian artist or an artist who is a Christian?<p><b>Aaron Watson:</b> …

Faith
Ancient History

Has a lost Nazi ghost train carrying gold finally been found? Two treasure hunters think so

Mysterious gold-laden train may have been found by treasure hunters in Poland<p>The tale of a legendary Nazi ghost train carrying gold which allegedly disappeared without trace in the dying days of the Second World War has taken a new twist.<p>Two men have filed a “finder's claim" with a district council …

Russia's Vladimir Putin takes dive in submersible, stirs up Ukrainian anger

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin has burnished his "action man" credentials with a new telegenic adventure: descending to the bottom of the sea in a submersible.<p>And he didn't miss the chance to make a political point with his latest feat. The submersible was launched Tuesday from the port …

Russia

What Is Killing America's Bees and What Does It Mean for Us?

Pollinators are vanishing, and a silent spring could become a horrifying reality. So why won't the EPA do more?<p>There was a moment last year when …

The great pesticide drift: What your favorite McDonald’s food is doing to the environment

Data reveal the fast food chain’s “world famous” french fries harm not just our health but the planet’s as well<p>There's no doubt that McDonald's french fries are, as the company regularly trumpets, "world famous." But like many who are touched by fame, those legendary taters have a dark side that …

Agriculture

Top Wall Street analyst dreams up a whole new business model for Tesla and predicts the stock goes up 91%

In a research note Monday, Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas argues that the auto industry we have known for the past 100 years — of "human-driven, privately owned, internal-combustion vehicles" — is transforming, and Tesla is poised to "dominate" a new era for the automobile.<p>Basically, Jonas thinks …

Tesla

Satellite photos show Beijing's explosive growth over 10 years

Beijing has seen explosive growth in recent years, with the physical size of the city quadrupling in just a decade, a new study reveals. Researchers …

The U.K. Is Testing Electric Highways That Would Charge Your EV As You Drive

This could solve the charging problem that has been slowing electric car adoption for years (if it works).<p>Brits are getting into electric cars more and more. Sales jumped up 366% in the first quarter of 2015. Still, when the U.K. government surveyed consumers and businesses, they found the …

These are the 19 most game-changing weapons of the 21st century

The imperatives of the military have always been one of the main drivers of technological development.<p>ARPANET, one of the internet's most important precursors, was a Pentagon project while most of the technology in an iPhone originated with the US Department of Defense.<p>Just as smart gadgets have …

Military

Science is creating super-athletes — and making sports unrecognizable to previous generations

That's because "sports evolve over time," as Brooke Borel writes in the introduction to a discussion on TED.com of how science and technology are transforming sports.<p>As the three participants — "The Sports Gene" author David Epstein, former NFL punter Chris Kluwe, and sports biomechanics expert …

Ann Arbor

Russia and Nato 'actively preparing for war'

Rival war games by Russian armed forces and Nato represent greatest build up of military tension in Europe since Cold War, warns think tank<p>Russia and Nato are actively preparing for war with one another amid the greatest build up of military tension in Europe since the end of the Cold War, a new …

Russia

Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor

The brain’s powers are a little overrated. To keep your body going, you don’t need a functioning brain, but you do need something to provide energy. Enter the gut.<p>We may not give it much thought—because, literally, it happens without conscious thought—but the process of extracting energy from food …

Medical Research

21 rare and weird facts about World War II

History

11 Science Photos From This Week That Will Fill You With Awe

Mars drones, a new anglerfish, and more!

Space

Disgust Diet: Can You Train Your Brain To Recoil At High-Calorie Foods?

Some days, the french fries are just irresistible. You know it's not the best thing to put in your body, but did that salad really stand a chance after the smell of fried garlic, Parmesan and thyme on crisp potato wedges wafted over to you?<p>Well, Kristina Legget, a psychologist at the University of …

Ice Cream

God In The Bible Warns His Enemies With Extreme Heat, And God Just Cursed Iran With 164 Degree Weather On The Day That Iran Threatened Israel With Annihilation

By onAugust 3, 2015 in Featured, General<p><b>By Walid Shoebat</b><p><b>In the Bible God warned His enemies with famine and extreme heat and Muslim Iran last Friday</b> …

Putin just signed a decree ordering the 'destruction' of all Western imported food

The order will come into effect on Aug. 6. "[A]gricultural goods, raw materials and food originating from a country that has made the decision to introduce economic sanctions against Russian entities and/or individuals, or has joined such a decision, and which are prohibited from being imported …

Russia

Isis: Islamic State planned to attack India to bring US into all out war

A new recruitment document discovered in Pakistan's lawless tribal lands shows the Islamic State's plan to start a war in India and bring in the US …

Study: High television viewing and low physical activity can significantly worsen long-term cognitive function

“The team’s study includ­ed more than 3,200 adults aged 18–30…Over 25 years, the researchers record­ed par­tic­i­pants’ tele­vi­sion view­ing time …

Exercise

Could President Obama Win A Third Term?

President Obama was giving the final speech of his Africa tour, offering a critique of the young democracies on that continent, singling out the all-too-typical practice of leaders overstaying their terms in office.<p>"When a leader tries to change the rules in the middle of the game just to stay in …

Al Gore
Foreign Policy

10 Facts Everyone Should Know About Dark Matter

And if you know all ten, you’ll understand just what it is… and isn’t.<p>Dark matter may be one of the most unsettling concepts that modern physics has …

Wednesday marks the end of an era at the Federal Reserve

For months, the Fed has been jawboning about raising interest rates in 2015.<p>June's meeting, however, came and went without any action.<p>And yet despite a disappointing first quarter of the year for the US economy, Fed officials have remained insistent that after more than six years with interest …

Economics

China's crusade to remove crosses from churches 'is for safety concerns'

Government official defends ‘anti-church’ campaign during which 1,200 places of worship have lost their crosses<p>A Communist party campaign during which crosses have been stripped from the roofs of more than 1,200 Chinese churches is being conducted “for the sake of safety and beauty”, a government …

China

Prominent Scientist Says Consciousness Is Key to a ‘Theory of Everything’

Dr. Robert Lanza, who was selected by Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people last year, believes science must recognize the …

Quantum Mechanics