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As the planet gets hotter, some mammals may get smaller

Fifty-six million years ago, about 10 million years after the dinosaurs went extinct, something strange happened to our planet.<p>It got hot.<p>Really hot.<p>Hotter than it had ever been since the Earth formed a few billion years earlier.<p>Carbon signatures in the geological record show that global …

Global Warming

Lidl boost for UK produce in Europe

Discount supermarket Lidl might be known for bringing bargain bratwurst to the UK, but the German chain is enjoying its own Brexit boost after exporting £300m worth of British goods across Europe.<p>Lidl has taken advantage of the weaker pound and ramped up its shipments of British produce including …

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

Dogs Really Can Tell If Someone Is a Bad Person

Trust their instinct!<p>If you're a pet owner, you've probably long suspected that your furry friend is pretty insightful, and now a new study has shown just how canny that canine of yours could be.<p>Research published in the journal <i>Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews</i> has shown that dogs are capable …

In Age of Trump, Scientists Show Signs of a Political Pulse

Michael Eisen, an evolutionary biologist, is among the elite of American scientists, with a tenured position at the University of California, Berkeley, and generous funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for his research on fruit flies.<p>But late last month, dismayed over the Trump …

Recently Proposed Legislation is Set to Push Species to the Brink of Extinction

The Road to Extinction<p>Last week, a bill was introduced in the House of Representatives that could push many species over the line from endangered to …

Extinction

This little tweak could help ease depression, says new study

It could do wonders for your mood, apparently.<p>The smallest of tweaks could have a massive effect in the fight against depression, according to new …

Trump wants to turn the White House into reality TV. It’s up to you to change the channel

How should the press cover Donald Trump? Faced with a veritable “blizzard of lies,” inside-the-Beltway journalists are struggling to document the newly-installed Trump administration. The list of facts to check—from the size of inaugural crowds to the numbers of illegal votes cast in the past …

Donald Trump

The world's best drone photography – in pictures

Aerial photography platform SkyPixel received 27,000 entries to its 2016 competition. Here are the winning shots plus some of our favourites

Aerial Photography

Are You Being Lied To? Science Says Watch Out for This Trick (or Try It for Yourself)

If you have trouble figuring out whether what you keep hearing is true, blame your brain.<p>Nobody likes being lied to on principle, but as it turns out, your brain is pretty OK with it, so long as those lies get repeated a bunch of times. Research from Vanderbilt University indicates that you're more …

The Brain

How to create a widget for your Android app

Android app widgets may look pretty simple – essentially, they’re just small windows that users embed in an App Widget Host, typically their device’s homescreen – but your average application widget has a <i>lot</i> to offer.<p>For users, widgets help them make the most of all that homescreen real estate that …

Is the internet killing our brains?

The web gives us access to endless information. What impact does this have on our memory, and our attention spans?<p>Throughout history, people have always worried about new technologies. The fear that the human brain cannot cope with the onslaught of information made possible by the latest …

Mainstream Media

China says countering Dalai Lama is top ethnic priority in Tibet | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will make countering the Dalai Lama’s influence the “highest priority” in its work on ethnic affairs in Tibet, the region’s Communist Party boss has said, vowing to uproot the monk’s “separatist and subversive” activities.<p>Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama …

China

Don't make this huge mistake when charging your phone

Many of us have the same nightly phone-charging routine. We lay our nearly dead phones on the nightstand, plug them in, and when the alarm goes off we wake up to a full charge. Unfortunately, this practice and a couple of other bad habits can ruin the battery.<p>People used to think that letting your …

AOL

The 18 apps you should use every day to be more productive

That's why we've assembled a list of apps that will make you more productive, and take away some of the stress from your life.<p>From fan favorites to cutting-edge newcomers, these apps help you sketch out an idea, take detailed notes, or stay in touch with your team.<p>Whatever your day consists of, …

Apps

Scientists Reveal “Happy” Breakfast to Prevent and Fight Depression! Check it out!

This article was republished with permission from yourhealthtube.com<p>Breakfast to prevent and fight depression is probably an ideal way to improve your mental health condition. Well, we all know that there is a great link between how we feel and what we eat – which is where the popular expression</b> …

8 Powerful Morning Routines of Ultra-Confident People

Here's how you can give yourself an espresso shot of confidence as soon as you wake up.<p>Exceptionally confident people weren't born that way--they got there by making it a habit and flexing their confidence muscles daily.<p>The ultra-confident know that just like when you skip your breakfast, you won't …

Self-help

The amazing benefits of being bilingual

Most people in the world speak more than one language, suggesting the human brain evolved to work in multiple tongues. If so, asks Gaia Vince, are those of us who speak only one language missing out?<p>In a cafe in south London, two construction workers are engaged in cheerful banter, tossing words …

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Comet sniffing technology repurposed to fight bed bugs

Space age technology developed to sniff out the composition of comets is being repurposed to hunt down bed bugs.<p>A British scientist who helped create the Ptolemy instrument on the Rosetta comet-landing mission has set up a new company which uses the same concept to look for the chemicals emitted by …

David Cameron is 'paying off debts' by rewarding allies in honours list, says former minister

David Cameron is "paying off debts" by rewarding allies who have supported him while in government, a former minister has said.<p>Theresa May is facing increased pressure to ensure the honours system is not being abused after Mr Cameron was accused of “devaluing the honours system” by rewarding his …

The climate that most of us grew up with is gone for good

On Tuesday, two government science agencies announced that the first six months of 2016 were the warmest first half of any year on record.<p>The data …

Meet Bowie, the adorable koala with two different colored eyes

We have a giant soft spot for animals of all kinds, both real and animated. In particular, we can’t get enough of koalas; partly because they come …

The perfect breakfast for people with depression

Antidepressants and therapy, while both effective, are not the only means available to combat depression. Exercise has been described as a “wonder drug” for reducing symptoms, walking in nature reduces negative thoughts, and meditation can have a powerful positive effect.<p>But there’s another, often …

Nutrition

You’ve been charging your smartphone wrong

Yes, we know. Our smartphone batteries are bad because they barely last a day.<p>But it’s partially our fault because we’ve been charging them wrong this whole time.<p>Many of us have an ingrained notion that charging our smartphones in small bursts will cause long-term damage to their batteries, and …

Denver Museum of Nature & Science curator discovers real reason turtles have shells - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

DENVER, Colo. – July 14, 2016 – It is common knowledge that the modern turtle shell is largely used for protection. No other living vertebrate has so …

Theresa May brings Andrea Leadsom into government as environment secretary - as it happened

Rolling coverage of Theresa May’s first full day as prime minister, her new cabinet and government appointments, and reaction to Boris Johnson’s appointment as foreign secretary<p>7.20pm BST<p>The new prime minister has been filling posts in her first cabinet and, significantly, has placed Brexit-backing …