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Why racism is not backed by science

As we harvest ever more human genomes one fact remains unshakeable: race does not exist<p>Barely a week goes by without some dispiriting tale of racism seeping into the public consciousness: the endless stream of Ukip supporters expressing some ill-conceived and unimaginative hate; football hooligans …

Racism

21 of the Best Peanut Butter Recipes Ever

On sandwiches. In smoothies. Out of the jar. We eat peanut butter on the reg. But the one thing we need more of in our lives? Peanut-butter.<p>Here are 21 of the best peanut butter recipes ever.<p><b>No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie</b><p>Slice. Of. Heaven. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Chocolate Peanut-Butter Pretzel Bars</b><p>No bake. The …

SpaceX calls off launch of space weather satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX called off Sunday's planned launch of a deep-space observatory — and a revolutionary rocket-landing attempt — …

Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means

“There are forces making for happiness, and forces making for misery. We do not know which will prevail, but to act wisely we must be aware of both.”<p><b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) is one of humanity’s most grounding yet elevating thinkers, his writing at once lucid and luminous. …

Beyond “50 Shades”: A cinematic tour through BDSM’s tackiest and most titillating scenes

<b>Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in "Fifty Shades of Grey" (Universal Pictures)</b><p>From the romance of “Secretary” to the horror of Dan Aykroyd in leather, here are 10 S&M-themed films ranked<p>Gary M. Kramer<p>February 7, 2015 4:30pm (UTC)<p>It must be torture for passionate fans of “Fifty Shades of Grey” as …

How to Improve the Greatest Human Strength (willpower)

Have you ever wanted to push yourself a little more, a little harder or just a little bit further?<p>Of course, this could be in a workout, at your work …

First Stars Younger Than Thought --"May Impact Understanding Dark Components of the Universe"

The highly anticipated update of the analysis of data from the European Space Agency's Planck satellite starts with a first paper published in …

Why Happiness is the Wrong Pursuit, by Christine Carter

The way to lead a joyful life is not to pursue happiness for ourselves, argues <b>Christine Carter</b>, but to pursue it for others<p>“Many persons have a wrong …

Mystery of the Universe's Gamma-Ray Glow Solved

The steady glow of high-energy gamma-ray light that spreads across the cosmos has puzzled astronomers for decades. One team of researchers thinks it …

Combination Of Electricity And Chemistry Can Help Break Cocaine Addiction

Science is doing strange things in the brains of druggy mice<p>In 2013, a team of researchers showed they could reverse some of the symptoms of cocaine addiction by engineering rats' brain cells to respond to light and then aiming lasers at the rats' prefrontal cortexes. It was more of a research tool …

The Brain

12 Best Foods To Boost Brain Power

We all know that the food we eat can affect our bodies. But, what about the greater impact food can have on the brain? An article written in Psychology Today discusses the mind-gut connection in relation to the immune system and how food can either prevent or cause certain sickness. We are …

Wellness

What is Gravitational Lensing?

<i>Gravity’s a funny thing. Not only does it tug away at you, me, planets, moons and stars, but it can even bend light itself. And once you’re bending</i> …

Universe

The Truth about Silicon Valley's New Favorite Brain Drug

Nootropic supplements are all the rage among entrepreneurs, executives, and even college students. But are they safe?<p>Nootropics are quickly become the most fashionable (and, as of this writing, still legal) drug of 2015.<p>According to CNN, Silicon Valley investor Dave Asprey starts his day with a …

Was this the year cinema chickened out?

Baftas 2015,Film,Culture,World cinema,Baftas,Awards and prizes,Oscars,Film industry,Film criticism,The Interview,The Imitation Game,The Theory of Everything,Boyhood,Selma,Testament of Youth,Fury,Unbroken<p>Though Bafta’s winners can expect effusive acclaim on Sunday night, the current awards fare is …

Dating in a Digital World

From texting and sexting on mobile phones to liking posts and unfriending on Facebook, the amount of opportunities to make a good or bad impression digitally with a potential date or digital crush seems to be endless these days.<p>In time for Valentine's Day, Match has released their Fifth Annual …

Several mental disorders share changes in certain brain regions

A new study has revealed that many mental disorders share a common structure in the brain. Six conditions were examined and found to be connected by …

Escape from Statins

His heart was headed for trouble, but he decided to try and conquer high cholesterol the hard way—without medication<p>I am about to ignore the advice of my doctor. Again. Really, he deserves better. Randall Casper, M.D., is a gentle, matter-of-fact fellow who has been our trusted family physician …

Predicting Depression, Anxiety in Advance With Brain's Response to Angry Faces

The study conducted at Duke University reports a correlation between how a college student's brain responds to photos of angry or fearful faces and …

How Traveling Helps You Succeed in Business

There are wide discrepancies among studies, but one thing is certain: More startups fail than succeed. Are you starting a business? Do you want to increase your odds of making it? Here's my simple advice: Travel.<p>Before you dismiss this idea, let me explain, because travel can contribute to business …

Business Strategy

Americans are even more stressed out about money than they are about work

While 60% of Americans ranked work as their top stressor, 64% chose money.<p>The study, conducted in August 2014, found that a large majority of Americans (72%) reported feeling stressed about money at least some of the time in the past month.<p>And well over half of Americans (64%) consider money a …

Demographics

NASA Pluto photos arrive after 9 year mission

The New Horizons mission has sent back its first photos here after 9 years and 1 month since launch. Onboard the LORRI craft, an 8.2-inch …

Message from the Big Bang --"Confirms Quantum Origin of the Universe"

The Planck Consortium has now published new analyses of data returned by the Planck Space Telescope that has measured the distribution of the cosmic …

4 Body Parts She Wishes You'd Touch

Lavish a little attention on these under-appreciated spots and you'll both be glad<p>During foreplay it’s easy to spend energy on your girl’s headline features up front—who doesn’t want to use a little extra time caressing the girls? But, by focusing too much on predictable erogenous zones, like her …