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39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest

In search for the legendary “City of the Monkey God,” explorers find the untouched ruins of a vanished culture.<p>An expedition to Honduras has emerged from the jungle with dramatic news of the discovery of a mysterious culture’s lost city, never before explored. The team was led to the remote, …

Archaeology

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

University of Chicago

Skull discovery suggests location where humans first had sex with Neanderthals

Photograph: Israel Hershkovitz, Ofer Marder & Omry Barzilai<p>The excavation area of where the skull was found in western Galilee in a cave that had collapsed around 30,000 years …

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Blackbeard's Booty: Pirate ship yields medical supplies

Archaeologists are excavating the vessel that served as the flagship of the pirate Blackbeard, and the medical equipment they have recovered from the shipwreck suggests the notorious buccaneer had to toil to keep his crew healthy.<p>Blackbeard is the most famous pirate who ever lived. His real name …

Is proton therapy the 'magic bullet' for cancer? - CNN.com

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even after decades of battling one of the world's biggest killers, the treatment of cancer is still an inexact science.<p>Successful methods such as chemotherapy work by killing the cancer cells, but they also destroy healthy tissue.<p>Health practitioners have been searching for a magic bullet …

Cancer

Pakistan responds to Peshawar school massacre with strikes on Taliban

Photograph: Arshad Arbab/EPA<p>Pakistani soldiers move bodies of victims killed when Taliban gunmen attacked an army-run school.<p>84<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/3df844186b63450324a56766e3cdb24f2f56001f/0_117_4096_2458/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters<p>Police stand beside empty coffins at a hospital …

Suspect in family massacre found dead - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- A Pennsylvania district attorney says there may never be closure in the case of a man suspected of killing his ex-wife and five former in-laws.<p>"There's no excuse; there's no valid explanation. There's no justification for snuffing out these six innocent lives and then injuring another …

These Were The Top 10 Most Popular Searches On Google In 2014

Each year, Google releases a list of the topics we’ve collectively searched for the most over the past 12 months. Each year, I try and see how many I can guess beforehand.<p>This year, I got about half. How many can you get? [Pro tip: remember, people generally search for depressing/scary stuff more …

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology