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Can’t seem to shed your spare tire? This workout and diet program strips away excuses so you can strip away belly fat<p>Can’t seem to ever shed your spare tire? The Fast and Lean program strips away excuses so you can strip away fat.<p>It’s not a one-size-fits-all workout and diet plan. Quite the …

Exercise

Our weird sleep pattern might be why we are the top species on the planet

There’s much that we share with our primate ancestors: opposable thumbs, ability to eat many kinds of food, living in large social groups, and so on. Yet, it is perhaps one trait we don’t share with them that has made us the top species of the planet: a weird sleeping pattern.<p>Across populations and …

How to spot a liar: it’s not what you think

If someone looks you in the eye and gives a straightforward answer, they may be lying, a new study suggests<p>If you think you can spot a liar by their shifty gaze and hesitant manner you might need to think again.<p>New research suggests that the most untruthful people are likely to look you straight in …

But on the upside, stress-related misery doesn’t kill you faster either, say researchers on the UK Million Women study<p>Happiness does not make you live longer and stress-related misery will not shorten your life, according to a major new study.<p>Many people believe that unhappiness, caused by working …

Happiness

The New Gene-Editing Technique That Reveals Cancer’s Weaknesses

CRISPR can finally tell us which human genes are essential—and which matter specifically to cancer cells.<p>Humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes, but which of these really matter? Which are essential, and which are merely optional add-ons?<p>It’s crazy to me that we still don't know, even though …

Genetics

How fast your heart beats predicts if you will die early

It’s enough to make your heart beat a little faster. A new study suggests that resting heart rate can be used as a ‘death test’ to predict your chance of keeling over in the next two decades.<p>Although doctors have known for some time that people with low resting heart rates are usually fitter and …

Inside the Bizarre Genome of the World’s Toughest Animal

Tardigrades are sponges for foreign genes. Does that explain why they are famously indestructible?<p>The toughest animals in the world aren't bulky elephants, or cold-tolerant penguins, or even the famously durable cockroach. Instead, the champions of durability are endearing microscopic creatures …

Biology

From defence to technology, six deals to look out for as Narendra Modi visits the UK

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is in the UK from Nov. 12 for a three-day visit.<p>There is pressure on both India and the UK to sign a package of business deals to mark the occasion. The pair has a long, shared history, but trade between the two countries ranks low. There are many areas, however, …

Photograph: NEIL HALL/REUTERS<p>Scrapping 30,000 products ... Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis is streamlining the supermarket experience. Photograph: Neil …

Charles Dickens

Ancient teeth found in China reveal early human migration out of Africa

The "game-changing" discovery of 47 ancient teeth in a cave in southern China shows that Homo Sapiens reached Asia at least 80,000 years ago<p>A trove of 47 ancient teeth discovered in a cave in southern China is prompting a dramatic re-think of the accepted “Out of Africa” history of man’s migration …

Anthropology

The Neverending Workday

A pervasive cultural norm of work devotion leaves many employees with little time for family, friends, or sleep.<p>A spate of suicides among employees of Wall Street firms has focused attention on the pact between white-collar ambition and endurance. Young male bankers, seemingly with very successful …

Employment

Joris Luyendijk spent two years talking to hundreds of City insiders. They revealed how close we came to disaster – and how quickly finance went back to business as usual<p>Ask people where they were on 9/11, and most have a memory to share. Ask where they were when Lehman Brothers collapsed, and many …

Financial Services

Usain Bolt and Justin Bieber love them. But though they’re a menace in the street, at least they’re not polluting – or alternatively, smugly saving the planet<p>As if our streets weren’t chaotic enough, the newest ridiculous addition to them is people on “hoverboards”, electric skateboards with …

Hoverboards

Being stereotyped makes you more likely to act badly

Most people intuitively know that pervasive negative stereotypes are tough to deal with. Now, researchers at Stanford University have found another, particularly disturbing effect of subtle stereotypes. A series of five studies showed that people are more likely to lie, cheat, steal, or endorse …

People’s secret confessions and existential crises are on display in a UK train station

If the success of anonymous messaging has shown us anything, it’s that people have a <i>lot</i> to get off their chests.<p>A new art project at a train station in Brighton, UK, is taking anonymous confession to a wider audience—prominently displaying user-submitted secrets on a digital screen in the station’s …

Existentialism

Why Do Women Think About the Downsides of Promotions More Than Men Do?

Male and female workers both easily imagine the good that comes with career advancement—but women have an easier time imagining the bad.<p>A new study by researchers at the Harvard Business School found that women and men see job promotions as equally attainable, but women are more likely to …

National Academy of Sciences

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

Could alien life exist in huge ocean beneath Saturn’s moon Enceladus?

A huge ocean has been found under the icy crust of Enceladus and all the signs suggest it could harbour alien life<p>The hunt for extra-terrestrial life in our galaxy moved a step closer after Nasa said a huge ocean lies beneath the frozen crust of Saturn’s moon Enceladus.<p>Scientists said that the …

Astronomy

Evolutionary grandmothers to thank for romantic pairings

The human tendency to form couples with older men protecting younger women is the result of prehistoric grandmothering, scientists say<p>Women who find long-term love with a protective older man have grannies to thank, a new study claims.<p>Scientists linked the role of grandmothers to the human tendency …

National Academy of Sciences

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 …

How to make the perfect burger: Oxford food scientist claims to have answer

Oxford University chef says perfect burger is 7cm tall, should be eaten to music, given a name and should feel as good as it tastes<p>A leading food scientist claims to have created the perfect burger - and says that its smell and feel are more important than the taste.<p>The best burgers are 7cm tall, …

Oxford University

Photograph: Alamy<p>The Amazon river at the port in Iquitos, Peru.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/13/1439463915030/a972876f-423f-4dfc-a809-93bcd0df40a1-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>The Amazon river at the port in Iquitos, …

Geography

DNA could be used to store data more efficiently than computers, scientists find

Scientists exploring archiving potential of DNA conduct test to cope with threat of 'digital dark age' find potential solution<p>DNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential knowledge for thousands of years, research has shown.<p>Scientists exploring the archiving potential of …

The British Left’s Hypocritical Embrace of Islamism

Anti-extremist campaigner Maajid Nawaz embodies grievances that liberals claim to care about. So why is he being viciously attacked by them?<p>The …

Learn these “non-words” to communicate everywhere in the world

There are some words that are, well, <i>not words</i>. Linguists have a lot of names for them, none especially clear-cut: interjections, exclamations, non-lexical conversational sounds. (For native speakers of American English, think “hmm,” “uh-huh,” et al.)<p>Interjection is the favored umbrella term. In …

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Online Life

Just One All-Nighter Can Alter Your Genes, Possibly For Years To Come

So go to bed, now<p>There’s a new reason to go to bed on time: late nights, in addition to a multitude of health effects, may lead to obesity and diabetes.<p>Countless studies have shown the negative effects of sleep loss and sleep deprivation, but a new one from a Swedish team suggests that even one …

The science of “hangry”—why some people get grumpy when they’re hungry

Have you ever snapped angrily at someone when you were hungry? Or has someone snapped angrily at <i>you</i> when <i>they</i> were hungry? If so, you’ve experienced “hangry” (an amalgam of hungry and angry)—the phenomenon whereby some people get grumpy and short-tempered when they’re overdue for a feed.<p>But where …

Weight Loss

How Tetris Can Prevent PTSD

Playing the game while the memories are still forming can create a “cognitive blockade.”<p>There are plenty of therapies for treating post-traumatic stress disorder–a mental illness that impacts up to 8% of Americans–but few can stop it in its tracks. Enter Tetris. Scientists believe that playing the …

Insects may be able to feel fear, anger and empathy, after all

A recent survey suggests that, for most of us who have ever had a pet companion, it’s a no-brainer that mammals and birds are emotional creatures, sharing emotions with multiple species and not just their own. Yet despite the thousands of YouTube videos and hundreds of recent scientific studies …