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Animals Like to Get High in the Wild, Too

Humans aren’t the only ones who turn to drugs for a little bit of escape. In a new book on the science of hedonism, the quest by animals to get high …

Indigenous Peoples

The Sad Thing Men Do to Impress Attractive Women

Let’s all collectively shake our heads.<p>In news that will leave you feeling all kinds of bummed, the latest research suggests that guys donate more money to charity when they see other dudes donating to an attractive woman's fundraising page.<p><b>RELATED:</b> 13 Messed-Up Examples of Everyday Sexism<p>For the …

The Woman Who Ate Chernobyl’s Apples

For the past couple of years, a young woman known only as “Bionerd23” has been making strange, dangerous videos in and around one of the most …

X-ray of Rembrandt painting reveals more than the eye can see

There's more than meets the eye in artist Rembrandt van Rijn's famous 17th-century painting, "Susanna and the Elders," according to a new study.<p>To …

10 Surprising Habits That May Point To Adult ADHD

It’s not just a kid’s condition. Find out if your mind is at risk

The strangest sounds in the world

Do you hear the same things as me? Probably not. As these weird audio illusions show, people have radically different opinions about what reaches their ears, says David Robson.<p>“You know you were told to be nice and not to heckle?” Sophie Meekings asks her audience in the dingy cellar of the North …

Music Production

We are not edging up to a mass extinction – Stewart Brand

The way the public hears about conservation issues is nearly always in the mode of ‘[Beloved Animal] Threatened With Extinction’. That makes for …

U.S. couple jailed for killing mother, stuffing body in suitcase in Bali

<b>(CNN) —</b> An American teenager who helped her boyfriend stuff her mother's lifeless body into a suitcase at an upmarket hotel in Bali has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.<p>Heather Mack, 19, who gave birth to her own daughter just weeks ago, was found guilty with her 21-year-old boyfriend, Tommy …

Crime

Foods For Brain: 8 Essential Nutrients For An Aging Brain

Warding off cognitive decline as we age could be a question of getting enough of eight nutrients that Linda Milo Ohr, contributing editor of the …

Nutrition

15 Signs that You're Going to Live A Long Happy Life

Life can be a challenge, yet we try to make the best of it. Trying to be happy is one thing. But what about living a long life because of that. Who …

Happiness

Architect says 'girls say no, but they don't mean it' as he rapes blind date, court hears

Graduate Adam Leheup accused of raping and sexually assaulting woman at her flat in Camden, north London, after date that included wine and cocktails<p>An architect who arranged to meet a blind date under Waterloo Station's famous clock raped her hours later, telling the young woman: "Girls say no, …

New drug could reverse the damage of multiple sclerosis

A new experimental drug, called anti-LINGO-1, has been found to repair myelin, radically improving nerve signalling<p>A new drug could reverse the damage of multiple sclerosis, curing balance and vision problems for sufferers, researchers believe.<p>The disorder occurs when myelin, the fatty material …

Multiple Sclerosis

Your brain's aging and a new report urges ways to stay sharp

WASHINGTON (AP) — Those lost car keys that were an annoyance in your 30s can spark major anxiety in your 60s. Turns out it's pretty normal: The brain ages just like the rest of your body, says a new report that urges Americans to take steps to keep sharp in their senior years.<p>The prestigious …

The Brain

Alzheimer's Disease could be prevented by immune system tweak

New research raises the prospect that statin-like drugs could be given to the middle-aged to ward off dementia<p>Alzheimer’s Disease could be prevented or cured by a new drug which reboots the immune system to stop devastating memory loss, scientists believe.<p>A new study has shown for the first time …

Dementia

7 gratitude exercises you should try today

Giving thanks can take less than one minute<p>By Eli Epstein<p>Presented by<p>7 gratitude exercises you should try today<p>Giving thanks can take less than one …

6 Things You Can Do At Night to De-Bloat And Promote Weight Loss

Make those after-work hours work harder for you.<p>Of course nights are great for going on dates, binge-watching Netflix, doing work, chatting on the phone—you name it. But you know what <i>else</i> they're great for? Setting yourself up for bigger and better weight-loss results. Just follow these tips to get …

Nine psychological reasons why we love lists

The internet is awash with information that’s been sliced and diced into bite-sized chunks. But why do we find it so appealing? Claudia Hammond explores the canny mind tricks behind the buzz.<p><b>1. We know exactly what we’re getting</b><p>Whether it’s the 10 ways your body is disgusting or the 100 greatest …

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Italian pizza makers are seeing red over McDonald's ad

Don't mess with Italians and their pizza.<p>Pizzeria owners are incensed over a McDonald's commercial that shows a boy rejecting a local Neapolitan slice of pizza in favor of a Happy Meal.<p>The 18-second ad shows a waiter in a pizza restaurant asking a small boy what pizza he would like, only to be told …

Mediterranean Diet

South Korea's love rats get out of jail free

Prosecutors drop cases against nearly 1,800 people after top court rules that adultery laws are unconstitutional<p>Nearly 1,800 people who were being investigated under <b>South Korea</b>'s harsh adultery laws can breathe easily again after prosecutors dropped their cases.<p>The constitutional court <b>ruled in</b> …

South Korea

Earth - Devious ways birds fight egg wars

View image of Yellow warblers' nests can hide many sins (credit: Kyle Elliott)<p>It might not look it, but this bird’s nest is a tomb.<p>Deep within its recesses are layers of eggs, all doomed, all certain to die. And when they do, they will lie in a nest that could accurately be described as a war grave.<p>…

Creating dinosaurs: why Jurassic World could never work

When the first Jurassic Park movie hit the silver screens in 1993, I cried. Never before had dinosaurs, those magnificent creatures of bygone days, …

Top 10: American food festivals

As the festival season gets underway in the US, Telegraph Travel serves up a tasty guide to America’s best events for epicureans.<p>1. Happy Harry’s Ribfest<p>June 8-11 2016<p>If you find yourself in North Dakota this weekend, this all-American extravaganza of slow-cooked chicken, pulled pork and beef on …

Festivals

Paracetamol kills feelings of pleasure as well as pain

Researchers from Ohio State University find participants who took the painkiller reported a weaker emotional response than those who had taken a dummy tablet<p>Paracetamol may be an effective pain reliever but is also reduces feelings of pleasure, a new study suggests.<p>The previously unknown …

Psychology

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work

Happy people are 36 percent more motivated, six times more energized, and twice as productive as their unhappy counterparts.<p>Let's face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13 percent of us …

Happiness

When can we talk to aliens?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are we alone in the cosmos? Or might there be intelligent life elsewhere?<p>Last week, NASA scientists discussed in very concrete terms the steps to discovering life elsewhere in the universe over the next decade or two.<p>This year is the 20th anniversary of the discovery of a planet around a …

Astronomy

Coachella 2015

Each Of These Radioactive Vases Is Made From The Toxic Sludge Byproduct Of Your Phone, Computer, Car

Designers from The Unknown Fields Division are taking the toxic waste from a hellish tailing pond in Mongolia and making (dangerous, untouchable) art.<p>Ceramic vases made from toxic mud created in the production of must-have products such as laptops and smartphones will present a markedly different …

Pollution

College Shooting Suspect Kenneth Stancil Found Asleep in Daytona Beach

The shooting death of a technician at a North Carolina community college is being investigated as a possible hate crime, police said Tuesday.<p>The announcement came after a suspect, Kenneth Morgan Stancil III, a former work-study student, was found sleeping on a Florida beach, ending an hours-long …

Crime

Rave Runs: Beautiful Places to Run