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New findings paint picture of Neanderthals as artists

<b>(CNN) —</b> Neanderthals may not have been that different from us, after all.<p>New evidence reveals that they created the world's oldest known cave paintings and even wore seashells as body ornaments. Both behaviors suggest that they thought symbolically and had an artistic sensibility like modern …

CNN

There's a 'Doorway to The Underworld' in Siberia That's So Big It's Uncovered Ancient Forests

A doorway to 200,000 years ago.<p>It's no secret that Siberia's permafrost is on thin ice. Conditions are varying so much that huge holes are appearing …

Global Warming

Incredible Installations Suspend Stormy Ocean Waves Indoors

Berlin-based Argentinian artist Miguel Rothschild’s latest installation art captures the often stormy nature of the ocean and sky. Taking inspiration from poetry and biblical references, his installations titled <i>Elegy</i> and <i>De Profundis</i> are made by suspending large reams of printed fabric with …

Stormy

I Tried Alton Brown’s Method for Cutting Mango, and It’s Pure Genius

Genius

13 Easy Tex-Mex Recipes That Will Spice Up Your Weeknights

Cooking

How Americans preserved British English

American’s today pronounce some words more like Shakespeare than Brits do… but it’s in 18th-Century England where they’d really feel at home.<p>It makes for a great story: when settlers moved from England to the Americas from the 17th Century, their speech patterns stuck in place. That was …

Language

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP - Riveted

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. For some reason, I never wanted to pick up a book set …

Books

On this day in 1703: the 47 Rōnin avenge their master's death in a legendary tale of samurai honour

When Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, first Lord Redesdale, published <i>Tales of Old Japan</i> in 1871, he introduced English readers to one of Japan’s most loved historical tales: the “Akō incident”, or the tale of the 47 rōnin.<p>The story – which is based in fact – began with Asano Naganori of Akō, a …

Anime

Make These Sweet and Spicy Chicken Bites for the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is upon us, and it's a mega sports season in general. Hockey and Basketball are also happening, but there's no denying that the Super …

Cooking

11 Actually Easy Bread Recipes to Try at Home

Making bread at home for the first time? Super intimidating. But with a little practice and the right recipe, you can easily make some of your …

Breakfast

Edward Hopper’s Night Windows: evoking voyeurism and intrigue

The great American realist was a master at painting the cinematic language of drama, theatrics and fluidity<p>Modern life…<p>Edward Hopper’s paintings have defined our idea of the modern urban world. In sites of everyday drama, be it a cafe, an apartment or shop front, he offers tantalising visions of …

Art

The security gadgets and apps you need to keep your information safe

Protect your information.<p>With new data breaches constantly making headlines, you know about the need to secure your online accounts. But hackers aren't the only threat to your personal information. Burglars could steal sensitive papers from your home, snoopers could raid your trash, and companies …

Information Systems

26 Vegan Classics You Should Learn How To Cook

Yes, these are vegan.

Cooking

Expedition Antarctica: 6 Climbers, 17 Days, 15 Summits

Through freezing temperatures, crumbling rock, and dangerous descents, this multi-generational climbing team managed to rack up epic routes in Queen Maud Land.<p>High above the mountainous, alien environment of Antarctica’s Queen Maud Land, four climbers teetered up an exposed rib of crumbling granite …

Climbing

The 10 Best Movies Awards Season Forgot

Just because they weren't Best Picture-worthy, that doesn't mean they're not worth your time.<p>The Golden Globes are behind us and the Oscars are ahead of us, which means it’s that time of year when we all get to vent about snubs, bicker about why so-and-so deserves it over other-so-and-so, and …

Lost City of Z

In Cave in Israel, Scientists Find Jawbone Fossil From Oldest Modern Human Out of Africa

Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of a fossilized human jawbone in a collapsed cave in Israel that they said is between 177,000 and 194,000 years old.<p>If confirmed, the find may rewrite the early migration story of our species, pushing back by about 50,000 years the time that Homo …

Anthropology

Stairway to heaven: hiking ancient pilgrimage trails in southern Japan

Mountainous Kumano is the holy ground of Japan and pilgrims have been trekking there for centuries. Shrines, mist, forests and waterfalls combine to create an entrancing hike<p>Normally I am not given to praying but the occasion demands it. After bowing twice and clapping twice, I make a silent …

Hiking

The timeless allure of ruins

Even writers of the ancient world spoke of the wrecks of earlier societies with fear and longing, says Paul Cooper.<p>Mankind has always lived among its own ruins. Since our earliest history, we have explored ruined places, feared them and drawn inspiration from them, and we can trace that complex …

This blood test may be able to detect 8 types of cancer, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have made progress on developing an experimental blood test that could detect many types of cancer in their early stages, and possibly even their locations in the body.<p>The noninvasive blood test was shown to detect the presence of common tumors of the ovary, liver, stomach, …

Cancer

Electricity from all forms of renewables will be consistently cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020

Abu Dhabi<p>“Turning to renewables for new power generation is not simply an environmentally conscious decision, it is now overwhelmingly a smart economic one,” said Adnan Amin, who has the numbers to back it up. Amin heads the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), and the numbers can be …

Renewable Energy

Ingredients for life found in meteorites that crashed to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although two 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites crashed to Earth in 1998, it's taken until now to uncover some of their secrets.<p>The two meteorites, called Monahans and Zag, are the first discovered to contain the ingredients for life: liquid water, amino acids, hydrocarbons and other organic …

Astronomy

Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars

New NASA images show layers of ice peeking out of eroded cliffs—a potential boon for future humans on the red planet.<p>At sites across the midsection of Mars, scientists have found layers of water ice buried mere feet beneath the red planet’s surface. The discovery adds crucial detail to Mars’s …

Colorado

What living on an $11 minimum wage looks like

In most cases, it's not enough to provide for basic necessities.<p><b>Walmart</b> (NYSE: WMT) has decided to raise the minimum wage it pays workers to $11 an hour, following in the footsteps of <b>Target</b> (NYSE: TGT), which made the same move in September 2017.<p>Both companies deserve credit for proactively raising …

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Muscles from Scratch

For the past several years, Nenad Bursac has been trying to make muscles from scratch.<p>A biological engineer at Duke, Bursac came close in 2015, when …

Donald Trump Goes Full Fredo

But unlike the Godfather character, the president of the United States is backed by powerful people enabling him.<p>“I can handle things. I’m smart! Not like everybody says, like dumb. I’m smart and I want respect!”<p>This morning’s presidential Twitter outburst recalls those words of Fredo Corleone’s in …

Donald Trump

7 Surprising Ways to Eat Chickpeas for Breakfast

There's lot to love about high-protein, hearty chickpeas, including what they can do for your morning meal. They're endlessly adaptable and, thanks …

Australia hit by 'catastrophic weather' so hot the roads are melting

Emergency services in southeast Australia are warning people to stay indoors as a dangerous heatwave batters the country, with temperatures so high …

Discovery of Unknown Ancient Population Changes Our Understanding of How North America Was Settled

She died 11,500 years ago at the tender age of six weeks in what is now the interior of Alaska. Dubbed “Sunrise Girl-child” by the local indigenous …

Science Says: Why there's a big chill in a warmer world

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anchorage, Alaska, was warmer Tuesday than Jacksonville, Florida. The weather in the U.S. is that upside down.<p>That's because the Arctic's deeply frigid weather escaped its regular atmospheric jail that traps the worst cold. It then meandered south to the central and eastern United …

100 Documentaries Every Guy Must See

Documentaries are created to open the viewers’ eyes to certain issues, most of the time controversial. Sometimes, they are filmed to preserve …