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7 key questions about our newly discovered human ancestor, answered

In groundbreaking new research published on Thursday, a new species of human relative has been discovered in South Africa. The findings, published in …

How Sound Shaped The Evolution Of Your Brain

Acoustic biologists who have learned to tune their ears to the sounds of life know there's a lot more to animal communication than just, "Hey, here I am!" or "I need a mate."<p>From insects to elephants to people, we animals all use sound to function and converse in social groups — especially when the …

Music Production

'Osiris, Sunken Mysteries of Egypt' at the Arab World Institute, Paris

8/02/2015 04:00:00 PM<p>'Osiris, Sunken Mysteries of Egypt', a landmark exhibition of over 250 antiquities, will open after the holiday season, from 8 …

Warriors Edge Cavs in Game 1: Pictures

Cleveland Cavaliers

How to make a great chocolate-chip cookie

Love a great chocolate-chip cookie? Whether you're more of a crisp and crumbly kind of fan, or you prefer yours soft and chewy, this kind of love requires only one thing: a sweet tooth. Oh, and plenty of chocolate.<p>Ever wonder who invented the chocolate-chip cookie? Of course you have.<p>The cookie was …

Dessert

Ancient Egyptian temple remains discovered in Gebel al Silisilah quarry

CAIRO: Remains of a lost 3,300-year-old temple, most likely founded by the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh Thutmose II, have been unearthed in the Gebel al …

How Much Alcohol Is Too Much? A New Study Has Answers

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Blueprint for a Better Human Body

People who wear and design prosthetics are rethinking the form of our species.<p>When Elizabeth Wright smacks her right leg on a table, she says “ow.” That’s only interesting if you know one more thing: that her right leg is made out of carbon fiber and metal. It’s also part of her. “It is my right …

Alexander McQueen

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Cannabis

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Tesla's new low-cost battery: 'the missing piece' in sustainable energy?

Elon Musk says ‘this is within the power of humanity to do so’ as he unveils new batteries in effort to change the way the world consumes energy<p>Will the world become battery-powered? That’s certainly the ambition of Elon Musk, the PayPal billionaire turned would-be space explorer and electric car …

Hubble at 25: the best images from the space telescope - in pictures

As the Hubble space telescope gets ready to celebrate 25 years since its launch, we look back at some of the iconic images it has produced<p>Twenty-five years on: Hubble’s unsung heroes

Big History

Computer Finds Lost Shakespeare Play

Two University of Texas researchers have used computer analysis to prove that Shakespeare was at least a co-author of Double Falsehood, convincing …

Literature

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

Placebos

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Artificial muscle set for a stretch in space

When the Dragon spacecraft is propelled into space atop a Falcon 9 rocket this week on a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS), …

Space Exploration

Top 6 World Heritage Sites in East Africa that Showcase Man’s Evolution - Capital Lifestyle

The World Heritage List consists of sites forming part of the cultural and natural heritage considered to be of outstanding universal value to …

6 Historic Figures Who Shaped The World (By Cheating Death)

The most amazing thing about history is how ridiculously close things came to turning out differently. An inch here, a second there... that's the …

Science and History: A Great Divide

Many claims are made for the study of history. For example, that a knowledge of the past will help us improve our decision making in the future, …

Dreamy Chocolate Cheesecake (Vegan)

I’ve been thinking a lot about veganism recently. Although it’s not a realistic option for a baking obsessive, and I know I could never fully make …

Vietnam, Then and Now

A few weeks ago I was in Vietnam for the first time in 54 years, seeing Saigon and Hue again, Hanoi and Ha Long Bay for the first time.<p>It's a country we "lost" 40 years ago, in April of 1975. There are commemorations and announcements everywhere now, celebrating the "reunification" of North and …

Guardians of the Greenery: Inside the Marijuana Security Business

In Colorado, armed guards for pot retailers and cultivators are a growth industry<p>Picture the kind of person who hauls the fruits of the marijuana …

Cannabis

Masters 2015: Jordan Spieth says autistic sister is key inspiration

<b>(CNN) —</b> He might have just won one of sport's most prestigious events, but it wasn't long before Jordan Spieth's thoughts turned to his autistic sister in the glow of victory.<p>The 21-year-old golfer equaled Tiger Woods' 1997 record winning score of 18 under par to realize his childhood ambitions of …

Golf

Neanderthal who fell into a well gives scientists oldest DNA sample

<b>(CNN) —</b> About 150,000 years ago -- give or take 20,000 -- a guy fell into a well. Last month he made science history.<p>The Altamura Man became the oldest Neanderthal to have his DNA extracted by researchers. It took them more than 20 years to get around to doing it.<p>Scientists in southern Italy have …

Anthropology

Project Morpheus: Sony's plan to make virtual reality a social experience

Everyone envisions that virtual reality will be about isolating yourself from the real world, but that’s not exactly what Sony has in mind<p>Two years after the successful Kickstarter fund that projected Oculus Rift into the mass consciousness and launched the new era of consumer virtual reality, …

University of California

What if there were a pill that made you more compassionate and more likely to give spare change to someone less fortunate? UC Berkeley scientists have taken a big step in that direction.<p>A new study by UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco researchers finds that giving a drug that changes the …

Neuroscience

The past’s long shadow

HENRY FORD, the founder of the carmaker that still bears his name, declared in 1916 that “History is more or less bunk.” When asked to open a museum …