Lia Finnegan

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Humans are still evolving, say scientists

Scientists have identified genetic variants less common in older people than younger people. They say it’s natural selection at work, continuing to …

Snapchat's new feature takes Bitmoji to the next level

Snapchat's latest Bitmoji update is about much more than dancing animations.<p>Snapchat is updating its Bitmoji-enabled "World Lenses," the feature that …

BA London to Athens flight took 33 hours and four planes – including one that caught fire

A 67-year-old tourist has vowed never to fly British Airways again after what was supposed to be a routine flight from London to Athens turned into a 33-hour journey involving four planes, one of which caught fire.<p>Geoff Lye’s “nightmare” journey began last Tuesday when his 1.15pm flight to Athens …

British Airways

Mind-Altering Cat Parasite Just Got Linked to a Whole Lot of Neurological Disorders

"This study is a paradigm shifter."<p>The brain-dwelling parasite <i>Toxoplasma gondii</i> is estimated to be hosted by at least 2 billion people around the …

Neuroscience

15 ways to save on travel, according to flight attendants

But in exchange, these airline employees have the opportunity to travel the world for work — and for fun — thanks to generous discounts and deals on airfare.<p>"To say we are spoiled is an understatement," said one flight attendant. "But with all these perks, we often like to take things a bit …

Air Travel

N. Korea threatens to fire at US, S. Korea troops' lights

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by "provocative" American and South Korean …

Science Says Literary Readers Understand Emotions Better than Commercial Fiction Readers

A new study says literary fiction helps readers empathize while pop fiction doesn’t<p>There’s nothing that the book world likes to debate more than the …