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Banking shortcomings make cyber crime the consumer’s problem

The chances are you weren’t one of the 20,000 Tesco Bank customers who had cash swiped from their account over the weekend. But if there’s one thing …

Cybersecurity

Sea levels rising at unprecedented rate could displace millions of people by end of the century

High water levels could hit the Eastern US especially hard<p>Sea levels are rising at unprecedented rates, scientists say. New research shows that by 2040, more than 90 percent of the world’s coastal areas could be experiencing sea level rises of more than 8 inches. But certain areas, like the Eastern …

Satellite Captures a Surprising Impact of Offshore Wind Farms

Offshore wind power is taking off in Europe, but we’re still coming to grips with the environmental impacts of sticking gigantic steel towers in the …

'Led Zeppelin IV': How Band Struck Back at Critics With 1971 Masterpiece

Led Zeppelin's fourth album is variously known as <i>Led Zeppelin IV</i>, <i>Untitled</i>, <i>Four Symbols</i> and <i>Zoso</i>, but its true title is formed by the four …

Plant winter flowers to help bees survive till spring, Government urges

People should install evergreen plants in window boxes and allow sections of their gardens to grow wild to help bees survive the winter, the Government has urged.<p>Experts are calling for a nationwide effort to protect the threatened species during the cold months, including boosting food supplies by …

Bees

The Happiest People Don't Let Their Minds Wander, According to a Harvard Study

There is an old saying: Happiness is a state of mind. As it turns out, it's true.<p><i>How does one overcome depression and anxiety? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mellissa O'Brien, mindfulness</b> …

7 Self-Care Rituals That Will Make You a Happier and Healthier Person

When was the last time you took an hour out just for yourself? As in, you physically put aside time on the calendar to spend time doing something <i>you</i> …

TED Talks

Each Of These Organic, Eco-Friendly Beauty Products Has A Spiritual Twist

<i>It seems you can't walk into a beauty boutique nowadays without passing a quartz-infused cream or wildflower recycled-glass jar. So we asked Emma</i> …

What lies beneath: As earth warms, diseases within permafrost become a bigger worry

Scientists are witnessing the theoretical turning into reality: infectious microbes emerging from a deep freeze<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p>This past summer anthrax killed a 12-year-old boy in a remote part of Siberia. At least 20 other people, also from the Yamal …

This World Map Is So Accurate It Folds Into a Globe

Unlike the standard map of the world, designed in the 1500s, this new map doesn't distort Greenland to make it look the same size as Africa.<p>It's a problem that has plagued cartographers for centuries: How do you accurately represent a round world on a flat map?<p>The most common world map used today, …

Maps

India in Pieces

Last year, a professor at the Indian Science Congress, in Mumbai, claimed that India possessed airplanes seven thousand years ago. He isn’t alone in such beliefs. When a certain swathe of India’s population considers the country’s ancient past, it doesn’t see a country fragmented into kingdoms, …

14 Under-the-Radar French Beauty Products on Amazon

Amazon is undoubtedly a haven of sorts for beauty lovers, ourselves included. Our online shopping carts brim over with the coolest items we know the …

health

NASA Scientists Suggest We’ve Been Underestimating Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise has been underestimated by up to 28 percent in some areas.<p>About 71 percent of the Earth is covered by water, so measuring sea level changes around the world is no small feat. Up until now, scientists believed they knew how much global sea level had risen during the 20th century. This …

Landscape Spotting: How to decode Britain's ancient past

To the uninitiated it may be just a grassy bump, an unusual dip or a ridge in the landscape. But stop and take the time to observe, and you may be rewarded with archaeological riches.<p>More than 12,000 years of continuous human settlement of the British Isles have transformed our countryside, and …

Archaeology

10 of the Best Hair Products You've Never Heard Of

You know when you fall in love with a song on an album but then the radio picks it up and suddenly everyone else loves it too? It's like your special …

How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body

The benefits of mindfulness meditation, increasingly popular in recent years, are supposed to be many: reduced stress and risk for various diseases, …

Strange messages coming from the stars are ‘probably’ from aliens, scientists say

Scientists have heard hugely unusual messages from deep in space that they think are coming from aliens.<p>A new analysis of strange modulations in a …

Paranormal

Rapha's socialism-inspired cycling collection commemorates the Peace Race

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Cycling

Geologic History of North America Gets Overturned

Under the west coast of North America, seafloor from the Pacific Basin sinks back into the earth's mantle. The subducted seafloor remains visible to …

Ancient Drugs Unearthed In Istanbul: Archaeologists In Turkey Find 1,400 Year Old Antidepressants And Heart Disease Medications

An archaeological dig in Istanbul yielded the largest ever collection of ancient medicine, including drugs for heart disease and depression. Seven …

Iceland's Latest Renewable Energy Project Is So Badass

Iceland, land of elves and shark meat delicacies, is proving to be far more inventive than the rest of us when it comes to new energy technologies. …

That's 4 straight debates without a single question on climate change. Good job, everyone.

It finally happened. After three straight debates without a single moderator asking about climate change, Fox News’s Chris Wallace decided to focus the final presidential showdown on a slow-moving issue that would greatly affect future generations. He wasn’t going to let Trump or Clinton avoid the …

Often referred to as Earth’s evil twin, Venus is the solar system’s hottest planet. But research suggests that Venus may have had vast oceans and a balmy climate<p>Its surface is hot enough to melt lead and its skies are darkened by toxic clouds of sulphuric acid. Venus is often referred to as Earth’s …

Astronomy

Walking on sunshine: Idaho company debuts solar sidewalks

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — Scott Brusaw has a vision for the nation's roads.He believes the solar-powered glass pavers his company makes could transform …