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Astonishing 3D face of 10,000-YEAR-OLD African caveman discovered in Brazil could settle historic debate

The debate over whether Africans or Asians were the first ancient people to set foot on American soil took an unexpected twist today with the …

Anthropology

Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists find

The history of human evolution has been rewritten after scientists discovered that Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa.<p>Currently, most experts believe that our human lineage split from apes around seven million years ago in central Africa, where hominids remained for the next five …

A Grand New Theory of Life's Evolution on Earth

A series of energy revolutions—some natural, some technological—built upon one another to give us our rich, diverse biosphere.<p>The modern world gives us such ready access to nachos and ice cream that it’s easy to forget: Humans bodies require a ridiculous and—for most of Earth’s history—improbable …

Last Living Nuremberg Prosecutor Claims Nazis Weren't 'Savages.' Then He Used an American Soldier to Prove It

To the ordinary citizen, the name Benjamin Ferencz doesn't have any particular significance. However, for a world reeling from the aftermath of the …

How TV trivialized our culture and politics

Why you should read this 30-year-old book.<p>Neil Postman’s <i>Amusing Ourselves to Death</i>was written in 1985, but it reads like prophecy today. On the first page, just a few paragraphs in, is the following passage:<p>What George Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Aldous Huxley feared was that …

Hillary Clinton

How Calder and Miró Discovered the Same Aesthetic While an Ocean Apart

A dual exhibition in New York celebrates the two artists' surprisingly similar starry compositions.<p>Though divided by an ocean and World War II, two renowned 20th century artists managed to create remarkably similar work in their respective mediums. American artist Alexander Calder, widely known for …

“Trump is a joke but racism isn’t funny”: Fans urge “SNL” to dump Donald Trump as host

<b>(AP/Julie Jacobson)</b><p>Latino advocacy groups in particular are pushing back against the GOP candidate hosting in November<p>Anna Silman<p>October 27, 2015 8:04pm (UTC)<p>As you may have heard, aspiring Blusterer in Chief Donald Trump is hosting “Saturday Night Live” in two weeks, and not everybody is looking …

Comedy

Astronomers unveil the farthest galaxy

An international team of astronomers led by Yale University and the University of California-Santa Cruz have pushed back the cosmic frontier of …

Universe

The New World Order

Outside of the Western world, a handful of cities are fast becoming important global business players. Some of their home countries are recognizing that power and seek to create a multi-polar world that isn't so reliant on the U.S. and Europe. These are the power cities outside of the core …

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

Cosmic Apprentice: Dorion Sagan on Why Science and Philosophy Need Each Other

As if to define what science is and what philosophy is weren’t hard enough, to delineate how the two fit together appears a formidable task, one that has spurred rather intense opinions. But that’s precisely what <b>Dorion Sagan</b>, who has previously examined the prehistoric history of sex, braves in the …