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A 15-minute online quiz can give you a scientifically accurate assessment of your personality

Getty Images/Matt Cardy<p>Human personality is fantastically complex, which is why personality tests that try to shoehorn a person into binary, defined …

The mysterious way your body changes with the weather

Does the damp cause arthritis? Can air pressure shifts bring a headache? Will the temperature influence a baby's sex? David Robson finds some surprising evidence for the folklore.<p>In 2013, neuroscientists reported one of the strangest case reports in the history of medicine: a man who claimed to be …

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Seeking the Source of Ebola

No one foresaw, back in December of 2013, that the little boy who fell ill in a village called Méliandou, in Guinea, West Africa, would be the starting point of a gruesome epidemic, one that would devastate three countries and provoke concern, fear, and argument around the planet.<p>No one imagined …

Why do we get sleep in our eyes?

Our eyes fill up with gunk as we sleep, but what is it? As Jason G Goldman discovers, the stuff has a more important job than it seems.<p>The first thing I do when I wake up each morning is look at the long list of notifications that have silently accumulated on my phone as I slept. The second thing I …

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The surprising health benefits of going for a run

Jonny Cooper looks at the unlikely positives of going for regular jogs, including a boost in your fertility and a decrease in your chances of developing cancer<p>Running is a funny thing.<p>If you give credence to a school of evolutionary thinking, then going for a run is fundamental to the human …

Rare, Black Flamingo Spotted in Cyprus

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How to move your music and photo libraries from one iOS device to another

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>There are three things that can eat up all of the free space on your iOS devices, and those are music, photos and videos. …

Scientists can trace your ancestors to within 30 miles using DNA

You might know where your forebears lived a few generations prior, but how about the exact village they came from -- <i>1,000 years</i> ago? Thanks to DNA sequencing, it's now possible to find that out in many cases according to researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK. The aptly-named GPS or …