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World's oldest person discovered in Indonesia - aged 145

<i>Update: On 1 May 2017, Mbah Gotho's death at the age of 146 was announced</i><p>The world’s oldest man has been named as Indonesian Mbah Gotho, who is 145 …

Humans have a natural limit on our lifespan – and we've already reached it

Human beings have a natural limit to their lifespan which means it is highly unlikely anyone will ever live for more than 125 years, according to new …

The Original Underclass

Poor white Americans’ current crisis shouldn’t have caught the rest of the country as off guard as it has.<p>Sometime during the past few years, the country started talking differently about white Americans of modest means. Early in the Obama era, the ennobling language of campaign pundits prevailed. …

John Locke

Bernie Sanders is right the economy is rigged. He’s dead wrong about why.

The economy is rigged. Everybody thinks so. Donald Trump thinks so. Hillary Clinton thinks so. Bernie Sanders really, really thinks so. "Wall Street and the billionaire class," Sanders has said, "has rigged the rules to redistribute wealth and income to the wealthiest and most powerful people of …

Ashes of Supernovas Litter Ocean Floor

Scientists have discovered radioactive debris from relatively nearby stars that exploded a few million years ago, raising questions about whether …

Seafloor

The U.S. Navy’s Improbable Rise to Power

From the very first, when it punched well above its weight in the Revolution, America’s seagoing military has enjoyed an almost unblemished rate of …

Military

It’s Time To Stop Pretending All Religions Are Equal

I walked into the living room this morning and my wife was watching the news. She said “another terrorist attack” with all the shock and surprise of a person observing that the sun had risen in the east or water had turned to ice in the freezer. It’s not that she didn’t care, or that I don’t, but …

Religion

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Digital Map of the Roman Empire

Roman Empire

Energy price war spreads to gas as US shale storms global market, stalks Russia

9 Reasons That Open-Space Offices Are Insanely Stupid

It's time to stop the insanity. Here's why open-plan offices are a complete failure, and why you'll benefit from getting rid of them.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days</i> …

Make This Your Breakfast and Watch the Fat Melt Away!Also Reduce Blood Pressure, Lowers Cholesterol And Prevent Cancer

We are always advised not to skip our breakfast, because it is the most important meal of the day.<p>The food we eat in the morning gives us the energy …

Wet Lands

02/22/2016 · by carylsue · in Current Event Connection, Geography In the News, Main. ·<p><b>GEOGRAPHY</b><p>A new visualization shows where Earth’s rain falls—and when. (Geographical)<p>Create your own rainfall map with MapMaker Interactive’s precipitation layer.<p><i>Educators, scroll down for a quick list of key</i> …

Weather

This Fake Basement Window Is the Definition of Genius

Talk about a truly inventive way to take your dark room from depressing to dazzling.<p>Listen, there's a reason basements have the reputation of being dark, dreary, depressing spaces where monsters tend to lurk. But just because natural light doesn't shine in this subterranean space, it doesn't mean …

If You Want Life Insurance, Think Twice Before Getting A Genetic Test

As genetic testing explodes, health insurers are banned from denying coverage based on results. The same doesn’t apply for life insurance.<p>Jennifer Marie* should be an ideal candidate for life insurance: She’s 36, gainfully employed, and has no current medical issues.<p>But on September 15 last year, …

Scientists identify 'ground zero' for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have identified "ground zero" for Alzheimer’s in the brain: the place the disease appears to strike first and a region they say may be more important to keep sharp than previously thought.<p>The locus coeruleus, a small part of the brainstem, is the first region of the brain to exhibit tau …

Neuroscience

What the World Would Look Like If Humans Hadn't Killed All the Animals

If it weren't for the ascent of mankind, the entire world would still look like the Serengeti, a galloping, roaring, thunderous paradise.<p>An African safari represents the highest form of interaction with terrestrial giants remaining in the world. The smell of sunlight on acacia leaves and sprawling …

Wildlife

High-potency pot smokers show brain-fiber damage

People who use especially potent pot show signs of damage in a key part of their brain. The results, reported online November 27 in <i>Psychological</i> …

Cannabis

Early human ancestor jaws were not built for hard-food diet, say Australian scientists

Scientists have concluded early human ancestor jaws were not built for a diet of hard food - contradicting long-held theories about the evolution of …

The Internet Makes Us Stupid and Here's Why

I hate to admit it. But reading this column will make you stupider. No, it’s not that what I have to say is particularly obtuse. It’s that you’re …

Watch How The World’s Population Has Exploded (And Isn’t Stopping)

In the year 1800, there were just 913 million people in the world. By 2050, there could be more than 9.5 billion, meaning the global population will have grown 10-fold in 250 years. Our planet is becoming ever more full of people, with all the implications you can think of for food resources, …

Geography
Genetics

The blessing and curse of the people who never forget

A handful of people can recall almost every day of their lives in enormous detail – and after years of research, neuroscientists are finally beginning to understand how they do it.<p>For most of us, memory is a kind of scrapbook, a mess of blurred and faded snapshots of our lives. As much as we would …

The Brain

This 3-Minute Animation Will Change The Way You See The Universe

Saturn is REALLY big.<p>We all know that, in the grand scheme of things, Earth and everything on it is pretty tiny. But being aware that the Universe is …

Universe

Diply

Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …

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Nature's Delicious Answer To Warding Off Erectile Dysfunction

Men who eat these foods and exercise are less likely to experience ED.<p>Eating foods that are rich in certain flavonoids has been associated with a reduced risk of erectile dysfunction in men, especially those under 70, according to research from Harvard University and the University of East Anglia …