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Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

How many have you read?<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their …

Extra time: how smart exercise keeps you younger for longer

As the writer Bill Gifford puts it: 'Ageing makes us fat, and then our fat makes us age'<p>Your nervous system is changing, too. Reaction times are at their best around age 24<p>Research suggests 120 is the absolute upper limit for the durability of the human frame<p>Slow down, that used to be the mantra …

Exercise

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

How do I know that the usual perception is right, and this is wrong?<p>In the elementary grammar of things, there is no distinction between ‘cause’ and ‘effect’<p>What do we know about time? Language tells us that it “passes”, it moves like a great river, inexorably dragging us with it, and, in the end, …

Quantum Mechanics

A teen missed the bus to school. When he knocked on a door for directions, a man shot at him.

The 14-year-old was walking to high school after sleeping late and missing the bus when he decided to ask a neighbor for directions.<p>It was a banal request, but it nearly got the student from Rochester Hills, Mich., killed Thursday.<p>The woman who opened the door after Brennan Walker, who is black, …

Crime

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

How to do 'the flamingo' – the secret to strengthening your core

Fitness experts say 15 minutes a day of standing on one foot could help build that elusive six-pack. And if you’re not used to doing it, the added brain strain will burn even more calories<p>If you want to improve your balance and strengthen your core then you should try imitating a flamingo – or at …

Fitness

Misidentified Ancient Burial Ritual Sites Turn Out to Be Much More Gruesome

These sites are not where early hominins learned about death.<p>To be human is to grapple with death. Anthropologists are particularly interested in …

Anthropology

Heavy rains in Kenya reveal a crack that shows Africa will split into two continents

Heavy rains caused havoc in Kenya in March, collapsing hospital walls, flooding entire neighborhoods, and closing off major highways. The downpour also exposed a fault line that geologists now say is evidence that the African continent will split into two over the next tens of millions of years.<p>The …

Earth Science

You May Live Longer By Severely Restricting Calories, Scientists Say

Research has shown that sharp reductions in the amount of food consumed can help fish, rats and monkeys live longer. But there have been very few studies in humans.<p>Now, some researchers have found that when people severely cut calories, they can slow their metabolism and possibly the aging …

Holistic Medicine

India's 'cheating mafia' gets to work as school exam season hits

A few minutes into the final year maths exam at his Delhi high school, Raghav asked to use the bathroom. Inside, he texted pictures of the test paper he had secretly photographed to a phone number he was sent days before. Minutes later, answers materialised on the screen.<p>“It isn’t cheating,” …

Education

What Was the Vietnam War About?

Was America’s war in Vietnam a noble struggle against Communist aggression, a tragic intervention in a civil conflict, or an imperialist counterrevolution to crush a movement of national liberation? Those competing interpretations ignited fiery debates in the 1960s and remain unresolved today. How …

Geopolitics

The truth behind the mysterious holes in Hong Kong's high-rises

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Repulse Bay is a luxury apartment complex in Hong Kong that is famous locally for the curious hole cut into the body of its undulating façade.<p>It is not alone. Along the coast of Hong Kong Island, you can find multiple properties with gaps in their midst. There's the Larvotto residence …

Hong Kong

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

Eight moves to improve strength, endurance, and tone.<p>There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves …

Helpful Infographics Visualize Complex Branches of Math and Science

Click to enlarge<p>It's often easy to get stuck into a narrow view of what a particular field of study entails, but as Dominic Walliman reveals in his impressive science infographics, there's much more than meets the eye when thinking of particular STEM subjects. Walliman demonstrates the diversity …

Infographics

11,000 years ago, our ancestors survived abrupt climate change

<b>(CNN) —</b> Imagine if, instead of heat this summer, we were faced with a sudden, dramatic cold front that lasted the next 100 years. That is what our hunter-gatherer ancestors lived through 11,000 years ago.<p>Findings from a Middle Stone Age site named Star Carr in North Yorkshire, England, show that …

Archaeology

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

Consciousness

Democracy is dying by natural causes

Toward what, exactly, are we plunging?<p>We feel that the momentum of events is carrying us down toward something dreadful. Is it a return to fascism? Or will our future look something more like the Eastern European present — illiberal democracy? Or is technology so rapidly inflecting our lives that …

Weird New Theory Presents Unexpected Reason Huge Mammals Live in the Sea

"It’s not that water allows you to be a big mammal."<p>Fifty million years ago, whales were four-footed, tailed land mammals about the size of wolves. …

National Academy of Sciences

How to beat procrastination (backed by science)

Procrastination has been around since the start of modern civilization.<p>Historical figures like Herodotus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin …

Procrastination

26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.

The Cambridge Analytica Scandal, in 3 Paragraphs

What it means for Facebook, for President Trump’s world, and for every American<p><i>(If you want to skip the preamble, see below for the three indented paragraphs. I promise they’re here.)</i><p>The Cambridge Analytica scandal is suddenly a major problem for Facebook.<p>On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission …

Fall of the Western Roman Empire

To many historians, the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century CE has always been viewed as the end of the ancient world and the onset …

10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …

Self-help

Coffee Fights Disease and Extends Your Life, Especially if You Drink It This Way

Coffee is the ultimate superfood, especially if you know the right way to drink it.<p>As I explained last month, a meta-analysis of 127 studies revealed that drinking two to four 8-ounce cups of coffee each day results in enormous health benefits. The consensus of these studies is that coffee:<p>Reduces …

Coffee

The crisis in modern masculinity

Luridly retro ideas of what it means to be a man have caused a dangerous rush of testosterone around the world – from Modi’s Hindu supremacism to Trump’s nuclear brinkmanship<p>On the evening of 30 January 1948, five months after the independence and partition of India, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was …

Masculinity

Here's how 10 of the largest and most important naval battles in modern history played out

The waters of the Earth's oceans have seen as much violence and conflict as its land.<p>For centuries the only way to travel the world was to brave the high sea. Control over shipping routes was essential for the security of nations and empires. Throughout history, the nations of the world have built …

How to Read 100 Books a Year

Does your reading list keep growing? Did you buy books that you’ve never read? It might be time to cross more books from your list this year than …

Books

What is 'ikigai' and how could it help you boost your well-being?​

First there was hygge, then lagom, and now the Japanese concept of ikigai. But what is ikigai, and how could the latest trend in well-being help …