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Before they pass away: Documenting the world’s vanishing tribes

Photographer Jimmy Nelson’s stunning project “Before They Pass Away” documents the lives and unique traditions of some of the world’s last tribes. In …

Middle Age

The Science Of Awesome

If you see something beautiful, you’re more likely to think that there is a higher power at work.<p>What is it about awe?<p>Scientists recently tested the …

Scientists make lung cells from human stem cells - Futurity

Scientists have finally turned human stem cells into lung cells, and say the breakthrough paves the way for using a patient's own cells for lung …

Stem Cells

Striking differences in brain wiring between men and women

Male brains facilitate connectivity between perception and coordinated action. Female brains facilitate communication between the analytical and the …

The Brain

Environment: News & features

Environment

New archeological evidence pins down Buddha's date of birth

Archeologists investigating a site long believed to be the birthplace of Buddha have found new evidence to establish when the profoundly influential sage was born. The discovery marks the first time, researchers say, that any firm link has narrowed Buddha's date of birth to within a certain century.<p>…

Rare tiny neutrinos may have huge implications for astronomy

Together, they contain a tiny fraction of the mass of a single electron. But the 28 neutrinos from deep space detected by an icy observatory beneath the South Pole promise a revolution in the study of the universe, scientists said Thursday.<p>The elusive subatomic particles discovered by an …

Physics

Absurd Creature of the Week: This Parasite Eats a Fish's Tongue — And Takes Its Place

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A fish walks into a bar and takes a seat. The bartender asks what he wants to drink, but the fish doesn’t …

Pieces of Light: The New Science of Memory, by Charles Fernyhough – review

Truman Capote did not record his interviews for In Cold Blood. Nor did he take notes. He had no need to. For Capote had a convenient gift. He simply committed the conversations to memory, word for word. From self-imposed tests, he claimed near total recall through this method. Strange then, that …

Viking ‘Thing’ excavated beneath parking lot in Scotland

A parking lot in Scotland was once the site of a Viking parliament, new research suggests.<p>A Viking parliamentary site that dates to the 11th century has been found beneath a parking lot in Scotland.<p>The site, located in the town of Dingwall, Scotland, was dubbed a "Thing" site, referring to its name …

Archaeology

Humans and rats adapt to errors the same way - Futurity

People and rats may think alike when they’ve made a mistake—and when they try to …

Physiology

Fossil skull challenges understanding of human evolution - video

A haul of fossils found in Georgia suggests that half a dozen species of early human ancestor were actually all Homo erectus<p>Published: 17 Oct 2013<p>Nearly complete skull of creature similar to a snow leopard discovered in Tibet is estimated to be 4.4m years old<p>Published: 13 Nov 2013<p>The fossil skull …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Heartwarming Elephant Photography

A couple of weeks ago we've featured a fantastic set of giraffe photographs, and people really liked it. Nature is fulfilled with lovely animals, so …

Wildlife

Letter: Ian Cunnison obituary

As Peter Clark notes, Ian Cunnison (obituary, 9 September) conducted research in Sudan in the 1950s at the suggestion of Edward Evans-Pritchard, then at the height of his influence at the Institute of Social Anthropology in Oxford. Evans-Pritchard's own spells of fieldwork with the Nuer people had …

Japanese artist “Tama-Chan” makes these amazing pieces of edible artwork out of sushi rolls!

The latest 'Gravity' trailer is as beautiful as it is terrifying

Our anticipation for Alfonso Cuaron's <i>Gravity</i> has been slowly building for months now. The film's received praise at recent festival screenings, and director James Cameron recently called it the best space film ever made. This latest clip emphasizes the isolating silence of space, before plunging …

Collages of Superheroes & Villains Made From Recycled Comic Books

Austin, Texas artist Mike Alcantara of ComicCollageArt has made a fantastic collection of collages depicting well-known superheroes and villains from …

Comic Books

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15 Fascinating Photos of Monkeys Deep in Thought

So far, we've taken a look at some incredibly expressive owls as well as some personality-filled frogs. In our search to compile the most fascinating wildlife photography, how could we not post about monkeys? The highly intelligent animals are the main subject for many photographers because they're …

Monkeys

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

Articles about 5 creative modern porches and decks on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>A Vancouver design studio created in collaboration with Battersby Howat Architects.<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>When it comes to outdoor adventure, …

Outdoors