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A Human Fossil Has Just Been Confirmed as The Oldest Found Outside of Africa

BREAKING: This could change the history of our migration.<p>A skull fragment discovered in a cave in Israel over a decade ago has now been dated using …

Anthropology

Here’s how you’re influenced by the genes you didn’t inherit from your parents

A new twist in nature and nurture<p>The debate of nature versus nurture is never simple, and one reason is because nature <i>influences</i> nurture. A father’s genetically predisposed anxiety will affect the environment he creates for his daughter, even if he doesn’t pass down the trait itself to his …

'Gay tests' should not be used on asylum seekers, EU court rules

Hungarian immigration officials should not have put a Nigerian asylum seeker through psychological tests to determine whether he was telling the truth that he was gay, the EU’s top court ruled on Thursday.<p>Effectively barring use of sexual orientation testing as an invasion of “the most intimate …

North Africa

Solar Energy Now Creates More Jobs in America Than Any Other Industry

And coal is not coming back.<p>Solar energy isn't just a tool to reduce emissions and help slow climate change – it's a job creator.<p>According to the …

Meteorite hunters find first fragments of Michigan meteor

Meteorite hunters who flocked to Detroit from across the U.S. after a meteor exploded are finding the fragments.

Astronomy

Researchers demonstrate the existence of a new kind of magnetoresistance involving topological insulators

From various magnetic tapes, floppy disks and computer hard disk drives, magnetic materials have been storing our electronic information along with …

Nanotech

The ‘Gold Standard’ Meat Sauce

When Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who revolutionized the way Americans cook Italian food, died in September 2013, The Times asked readers to submit their favorites of her recipes. Many wrote in to sing the praises of her famous (and contentious) red sauce made with just four ingredients — …

Italian Food

This Australian crystal wonderland is worth the full-day plane ride

Attention, wanderlusters: This woo-woo castle-slash-garden destination is about to challenge the northern lights for the top spot on your travel …

How to Clean a Cast Iron Skillet with a Potato

<i>This piece originally appeared on PureWow.</i><p>Cast iron skillets are kind of kitchen superheroes. You can use them for cakes, nachos, chickens and more. …

The Most Life-Changing Breakthroughs in Genetics of 2017

It was a big year for the building blocks of life. Here are the most significant breakthroughs in genetics research of 2017.<p><b>The FDA approved the</b> …

15 Easy Side Dishes to Serve with Beef Tenderloin

Beef tenderloin is an annual feast in our household. Covering the beef tenderloin in a salt crust makes roasting it easy and fast, which leaves me …

Cooking

Everything you need to know about beef cuts in one chart

Beef cuts don’t have to be intimidating.<p>Whether it’s chuck, brisket, rib, loin, round, plate, or flank, the most important thing you need to know is …

17 Delicious Ways to Eat Hard-Boiled Eggs—and How to Cook Them Perfectly

I eat eggs often. I love scrambled or fried eggs for a quick breakfast, and I often make baked eggs or a frittata when I’m feeling like breakfast for …

Problematic alcohol use linked to reduced hippocampal volume

Problematic alcohol use — that is, drinking that is accompanied by unpleasant consequences — is associated with a smaller hippocampus in the brain, …

Neuroscience

The most captivating aerial photos taken of Earth from the sky this year

From the on-the-ground perspective, Earth is pretty stunning.<p>But that view is limited.<p>Take to the skies and you can see the world in entirely new ways.<p>These are some of the most stunning aerial photos that Reuters photographers took of life on Earth over the past year.<p>Cities peek through clouds of …

This 1 Rule Will Seriously Up Your Company's Innovation Game | Inc.com

One of the things I always get asked about from the companies I work with is how to manage their innovation resources. Should they bet big on an unproven, but possibly breakthrough idea? Or focus on improving the products that they already know their customers want? Or maybe leveraging existing …

Innovation

The mental health crisis among young Americans, by the numbers

032c14f4-7927-4513-83bd-9c2033478822<p>The mental health crisis among young Americans, by the …

Mental Health

‘Ready Player One’ Trailer: Steven Spielberg Takes Us to the Oasis of the Future — Watch

Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke star in the '80s-themed nostalgia fest.<p>If you’re done obsessing over the fact that a newly released “Ready Player One” …

Steven Spielberg

What Flight Attendants Notice First About Passengers As They Board

Flight attendants scrutinize the passengers on their flights more than they let on, and even though most people think of them as little more than …

The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017

Adam Roberts finds floods in Manhattan, magic in Paris and a shortage of electricity across the world<p>A year ago, Amitav Ghosh usefully stirred things up with his rebuke to “realist” modes of writing. Where, he asked, is all the fiction about climate change? Well, it turns out that the answer is …

Books

When It Comes to Dog vs Cat Brains, It Looks Like We Have a Clear Winner

At least in terms of neuron count.<p>Ever since humanity split into dog and cat people, we've been arguing over which one of our beloved companions is a …

If you're just dumping a bunch of stuff into your slow cooker, you're doing it wrong

Let's face it: Slow cookers are popular, but dull. Mute. Kinda sleepy. Even on its highest setting (of three total), my six-quart All-Clad slow cooker doesn't simmer stock or sizzle diced shallots. Sometimes I'll reset it in the middle of cooking, just to hear that indifferent chirp. "She's not …

Pricey Japanese Fork Noise Cancels Noodle-Slurping Sounds

Japan has brought us so many ridiculous products–like a headless robot cat pillow to corn soup flavored-rice sticks featuring Nic Cage’s face on the …

New Study Could Explain The Elusive Reason Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold

The Mpemba effect is even weirder than predicted.<p>If you want to freeze your water faster, heat it up first. This counter-intuitive piece of advice …

Jay Leno Pens Heartfelt Tribute To Former Late-Night Rival David Letterman

Taking a surprisingly heartfelt tone, Jay Leno has penned a tribute to his former late-night rival David Letterman in light of the now-retired host’s …

These Synthetic Muscles are Three Times Stronger than Yours

In "The Terminator", the killer robot is played by the most muscular man on the planet because, in the world of the film, only creatures of muscle …

NASA Just Discovered a Huge, Twisted Magnetic Tail Hidden Behind Mars

The only one of its kind in the Solar System.<p>NASA has found an invisible, twisted magnetic tail trailing behind Mars as it orbits the Sun, caused by …

How skin cells learn to heal faster from inflammation

New research has found that stem cells residing in the skin can learn from earlier inflammatory episodes and heal faster when subsequently injured. …

In Memory Training Smackdown, One Method Dominates

When it comes to brain training, some workouts seem to work better than others.<p>A comparison of the two most common training methods scientists use to improve memory and attention found that one was twice as effective as the other. The more effective method also changed brain activity in a part of …

The Brain

Fusion Energy: How Scientists Are Creating Plasma Hotter Than the Sun in Quest for Limitless Clean Energy

<i>Updated</i> | Scientists believe that fusion energy—which generates electricity in the same way that the sun creates energy—has the potential to provide …