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Was another civilization on Earth before humans?

How do we know earlier industrial civilizations on Earth didn’t rise and fall long before humans appeared? That’s the question posed in a new …

Climate Change

Egyptian Papyrus Retells Biblical Story of Abraham and Isaac

OXFORD, ENGLAND—<i>Live Science</i> reports that Michael Zellmann-Rohrer of Oxford University has translated a 1,500-year-old papyrus discovered near the …

Archaeology

4 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

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Project Management

Want to Raise Creative Kids? Science Says Do This With Their Toys (but Most Parents Are Afraid to)

No, it's not just "throw the toys out," like my dad once pretended to do<p>When I was little, my dad once got annoyed at my brother for not cleaning his room. So he took all the toys, announced he was donating them to the Salvation Army--and drove around with them in the trunk of his car for a few …

Kids

Six Fitness Myths People Swear By That Aren't True

Even at my fittest, I never had a body that I felt was commensurate with the amount of effort I was putting in.<p>Getting in the best shape of my life at the ripe old age of 41 was an eye-opening experience. Beyond feeling and looking better, I became acquainted with how the human body functions, how …

Fitness

3 big things I learned from a new stress management course on LinkedIn

If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a member of the working world, it’s that stress is inevitable. But a new, online stress management course taught …

Self-improvement

A debut author's advice on writing your first novel

Elizabeth Moore is the author of The Man On The Middle Floor, her first novel. Here she shares her tips for writing yours...<p>Writing is unlike almost …

Writing

Complex Animals Led to More Oxygen, Says Maverick Theory

For decades, researchers have commonly assumed that higher oxygen levels led to the sudden diversification of animal life 540 million years ago. But …

5 Classic Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Writers with Serious Dark Sides

<b>H. G. Wells Was a Eugenics Enthusiast with a Soft Spot for Stalin.</b><p>H. G. Wells was a real piece of work. Saying he had a dark side might be letting …

Literature

For half a century, neuroscientists thought they knew how memory worked. They were wrong

We rely on memory to pass exams and excel at trivia nights, but in fact the stakes are far higher than simply recalling facts, no matter how essential. Memory structures our identity; it’s the foundation of consciousness. Our past and current selves, emotions, and experiences, are linked together …

Humanity

12 Banned Books Every Woman Should Read

1 <i>Beloved</i> -- Toni Morrison, 1987<p>This 1987 novel won the Frederic G. Melcher Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for its stunning narrative of a mother …

Books

3tags.org

What the List of Most Banned Books Says About Our Society's Fears

For as long as humans have printed books, censors have argued over their content and tried to limit some books’ distribution. But the reasons for …

Books

How to Search the Deep Web

Search engines such as Google index well over a trillion pages on the World Wide Web[1], but there is information on the web that common search …

Deep Web

7 ways to be a better learner that every student should keep in mind

Shut off all distractions.<p>'When you are studying, shut off all distractions. Turn off music, don't text, don't check social media. You need to focus …

UC Berkeley

How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children

On a summer day in 1968, professor Julian Stanley met a brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates. The Baltimore student was so far ahead of …

Education

A promising highly personalized cancer treatment has hit some major hurdles

Scientists have proven it can be done, curing patients of otherwise terminal blood cancers.<p>But faith in this approach, dubbed CAR-T immunotherapy, has been shaken in recent months.<p>First, Juno Therapeutics, a leader in the field, announced that four patients in its clinical trials had died. Then, …

Immune System

Hereditary diseases are the price of protection against infections

Almost half our genes can be the starting point for diseases. Scientists have identified 11,000 genes that occur in the human genome in variants that …

Biology

Everything you think you know about the collapse of the Soviet Union is wrong

Every revolution is a surprise. Still, the latest Russian Revolution must be counted among the greatest of surprises. In the years leading up to 1991, virtually no Western expert, scholar, official, or politician foresaw the impending collapse of the Soviet Union, and with it one-party …

Russia

How to Flirt

Flirting, at its most basic, is playfully showing you are romantically attracted to someone. If you are ready to flirt with someone, you should …

Back for Thor: how Iceland is reconnecting with its pagan past

On Thursday, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, who lives near Reykjavík, flew to the tiny fishing town of Höfn on Iceland’s south-east coast to conduct a …

Black Sea

How Does The Human Brain Create Consciousness?

<i>How does the brain create consciousness? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Yohan John, Ph.D in Cognitive and Neural Systems, on Quora:</b><p><i>Does</i> the brain create consciousness? I’m not so sure. At …

Consciousness

The 10 Most Famous Witches in History

Witches and witchcraft have been around for thousands of years, and can be traced as far as when man discovered fire, and would spend the nights by …

New Orleans

How to Make Your Marriage Feel Like You're Still Dating

Whether you've been married six months or six years, you may be feeling something less than the head-over-heels infatuation you felt for your spouse when you were just dating. "It's difficult to keep a marriage going over the course of a long term," commiserates April Masini, relationship expert …

Relationships
Genetics

10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

No one ever became a great leader without first becoming a great communicator.<p>Great leaders connect with people on an emotional level every time they speak. Their words inspire others to achieve more than they ever thought possible.<p>Great communicators are intentional about it, and there are 10 …

Self-improvement

The 55 Best Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Metabolism. It’s the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. It’s such a big concept that it’s …