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Are men's lives ruled by testosterone?

Does testosterone make men brave, aggressive, reckless or attractive? Chris Moss talks to a professor who has a firm grip on the much-maligned source of maleness<p>Most of the time, when you hear the word testosterone it is followed by some non-scientific generalisation about anger, adultery or …

Places where nature has won

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Physical Differences Found in Brains of People Who Respond Either Emotionally or Rationally

<b>Researchers at Monash University have found physical differences in the brains of people who respond emotionally to others’ feelings, compared to</b> …

Empathy

"I consider myself black," says white woman who posed as an African American

US civil rights activist Rachel Dolezal, who claimed she was an African American, was outed by her parents as a white woman<p>A prominent white US civil rights activist who falsely claimed she was of African-American descent says she considers herself to be "black".<p>Rachel Dolezal, 37, the head of the …

Rachel Dolezal

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Say goodbye to your clunky air conditioner — this kitchen table uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

Consisting simply of a surface and legs, the table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years.<p>But now, a French design duo has come up with a way to turn the humble table into a means of climate control that doesn't use any electricity.<p>Paris-based industrial …

Early men and women were equal, say scientists

Our prehistoric forebears are often portrayed as spear-wielding savages, but the earliest human societies are likely to have been founded on enlightened egalitarian principles, according to scientists.<p>A study has shown that in contemporary hunter-gatherer tribes, men and women tend to have equal …

10 Science Fiction Writers Predict How Our World Will Change In The Next 10 Years

In the epilogue to his book on data, privacy, copyright and what the changing tides of these big ideas mean for writers and other creative types, prolific sci-fi behemoth and tech blogger Cory Doctorow tries to guess what the future will hold. He begins with a disclaimer: “Science-fiction writers …

How to Recognize Nutrient Deficiencies

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>If you eat a balanced, whole-food diet like the one described in my nutrition plan, you’re probably giving your body more-than-adequate …

First World War explosive could reverse diabetes, says Yale University

Munitions workers exposed to the chemical DNP lost weight. Now Yale University scientists think it could be used to fight diabetes<p>A chemical which caused munitions factory workers to lose weight inexplicably in the First World War could cure diabetes, scientists at Yale University believe.<p>DNP …

When it comes to diets, one simple change can be effective

<i>Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine and lead author on the study</i><p>A new study by UMass Medical School researchers finds that in terms …

Holistic Medicine

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

California goes nuts over the return of foie gras

<b>(Budimir Jevtic via Shutterstock)</b><p>Don’t call it a comeback — the controversial practice returns<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>January 8, 2015 9:00pm (UTC)<p>Congratulations, Golden State champions of culinary freedom. On Wednesday, a California judge reinstated your right to get fattened liver products again. …

Scientists hail the most 'advanced anti-ageing serum' in the world

New research suggests skincare tailored to individuals' DNA may be the best way to combat the appearance of ageing<p>Those who believe that beauty is only skin deep may need to think again.<p>A most advanced anti-ageing serum ever created is going far deeper in the pursuit of the ultimate skincare …

Sex will soon be just for fun not babies, says father of the Pill

Prof Carl Djerassi claims advances in fertility treatment make it safer for parents without fertility problems to consider IVF<p>Sex could become purely recreational by 2050 with large numbers of babies in the Western world born through IVF, the professor who invented the contraceptive pill has …

On the Red Couch with Comic Book Icon Jim Lee

<i>Young, talented Ivy League graduate leaves the safe confines of higher learning to pursue his dream, founds a company that transforms an industry and</i> …

Autonomous Cars May Change Our Lives In Unexpected Ways

A detailed report lists dozens of great and terrible possibilities.<p>One of the test vehicles for Google's Self-Driving Car project.<p>In the future, we may not be dealing with the hassles and frustrations that come with driving cars everyday. Autonomous automobiles can make our lives better! But are …

Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

The past few years have been California's driest on record. Forecasters predict that punishing droughts like the current one could become the new norm.<p>The state uses water rationing and a 90-year-old water distribution system to cope until the rains come. The system is a huge network of dams, …

Brain scans show cause of seasonal affective disorder

<b>Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).</b><p>People with Sad have an unhelpful way of controlling the "happy" brain signalling compound serotonin during winter months, brain scans reveal.<p>As the nights …

How Can You Use Technology to Make You Happier?

Many say technology is tearing us apart but studies generally show that tech and the internet make us happier. What gives?<p>There’s certainly a …

Happiness

Sex 'emerged in ancient Scottish lake'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1116000/1116707_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524650747_ce70c20cef99f266b43d5dd0afa171a7<p><b>Scientists believe they have discovered the origin of copulation.</b><p>An international team of researchers says a fish called <i>Microbrachius dicki</i> is the …

Lynching of boy underlines how the curse of caste still blights India

In another time, another place, Sai Ram might have escaped serious harm. But he died in great pain last week, a casualty of a bitter, barely reported conflict that still claims many lives every year.<p>Ram, 15, was a goatherd in a village in the poor eastern Indian state of Bihar. He was a Dalit, from …

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You're Getting Dumber as You Age: Here's How to Slow the Decline

A healthy brain processes information as a wave (via electrical impulses) and as a particle (via the brain chemicals) at a fast pace along the neuronal highway. Think of "the wave" that goes around a sports stadium during a football game. Every person in the stadium represents a single cell in the …