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25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

England's plastic bag usage drops 85% since 5p charge introduced

The number of single-use plastic bags used by shoppers in England has plummeted by more than 85% after the introduction of a 5p charge last October, early figures suggest.<p>More than 7bn bags were handed out by seven main supermarkets in the year before the charge, but this figure plummeted to …

Pollution

Scientists find Luca, a single-cell, bacterium-like organism that is the common ancestor of all life on Earth

Scientists might have found the common ancestor that unites all life on Earth – and it’s called Luca.<p>Our ultimate relative was a single-cell, …

Biology

Scientists made 4 clones of Dolly the sheep — here's what happened to them all

University of NottinghamOn July 5, 1996, Dolly the sheep became the world's first ovine (sheepy) superstar.She was the first mammal successfully …

What a 4-Billion-Year-Old Organism Says About Life in Space

You may or may not know someone named Luca, but you owe your life to a Luca all the same. What’s more, so do we all.<p>That vital Luca is better known …

Possible New Whale Species Discovered In Pacific Ocean

A story of a corpse, a Japanese legend, and misidentified displays<p>Since the 1940s, Japanese whalers have spoken of a rare whale variety, a smaller and darker version of the Baird’s beaked whale. They called the animal <i>karasu</i>, or raven, and said that you could only see them at the Namuro Strait …

Pokemon Go players at risk of landmines in Bosnia

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Bosnian nongovernmental agency is urging Pokemon Go users to be aware of their surroundings, for a good reason -- land mines.<p>Distracted users are roaming into areas dotted with the unexploded ordnances (left over from the 1990s conflict in that region) while trying to catch the virtual …

A Physicist Has Calculated The Probability Melania Trump Didn't Plagiarise Her Speech

Not good.<p>A Canadian physicist has calculated that there's only a one-in-87-<i>billion</i> chance that Melania Trump wasn't heavily influenced by Michelle …

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Scientists made an online calculator that tells you your 'fitness age,' and you can try it right now

But if you exercise pretty frequently and eat right, then you might be a lot younger than you think — at least as far as something called your "fitness age" is concerned.<p>The "fitness-age calculator," which determines your fitness age based on how physically fit you are — rather than how many years …

Here's Why We Still Don't Understand Prime Numbers

There's so much we don't know.<p>Prime numbers are one of the most basic topics of study in the branch of mathematics called number theory.<p>Primes are …

Ed Sheeran lawsuit: 9 pop songs that sound alike

<b>As the news breaks that Ed Sheeran is facing a copyright lawsuit due to alleged similarities between his song Thinking Out Loud and Marvin Gaye's Let Get It On, Alice Vincent and James Lachno look at nine songs which sound just a little too familiar...</b><p>1. Viva La Vida, by Coldplay, and If I Could …

Music

This Is What Actually Happens to Your Body When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep deprivation messes with you from head to toe—and a third of the population is losing a lot of zzz's.<p>There's no question that sleep deprivation is an American epidemic, with a third of the country getting less shut-eye than the recommended 7 to 9 hours per night, according to recent research …

Immune System

Ancient DNA shows perfect storm felled Ice Age giants - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Giant Ice Age species including elephant-sized sloths and powerful sabre-toothed cats that once roamed the windswept plains of Patagonia, southern …

Unprecedented temperature levels mean more heatwaves, flooding, wildfires and hurricanes as experts say global warming is here and affecting us now<p>May was the 13th month in a row to break temperature records according to figures published this week that are the latest in 2016’s string of incredible …

Climate Change

Here's Why There Are No Monkeys Native to North America

Damn.<p>North America has its fair share of awesome creatures roaming around, but there’s one group of animals that never took root: monkeys. There are …

Monkeys

Scientific publishers are killing research papers

Pressure to publish short articles removes details, leaves readers confused.<p>If I were to summarize the ideal scientific paper in four sentences, it …

Social Sciences

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

How to Easily Charge All Your Batteries on Strange Outlets While Traveling

My name is Jesse Rockwell, and I’m a California-based photographer with an insatiable appetite for travel. I wanted to share a solution I have found …

Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

Sonic hedgehog gene provides evidence that our limbs may have evolved from sharks' gills

Latest analysis shows that human limbs share a genetic programme with the gills of cartilaginous fishes such as sharks and skates, providing evidence …

Australia tests mail delivery drones

If you needed any further proof that drones can be mail couriers, you just got it. Australia Post has successfully field-tested a drone system that would deliver small packages, particularly time-sensitive goods like medication. It was only a closed test this time around, but the move clears a path …

Australia

How to get your best ever body

Five diet and fitness experts on body-weight training, eating organically and 23 other tips to help you reach and maintain a healthy body<p><i>One thing that gets me going on days when I don’t feel like working out or eating clean is following people who inspire me on social media</i>"<p><b>Hollie Grant is a</b> …

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster conducts legal wedding in New Zealand

A pastafarian couple in New Zealand has become the first to "tie the noodly knot" in a legally recognized ceremony officiated by an ordained …

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How to tell if other people think you’re hot, according to science

One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a huge amount of time and mental energy wondering if our date finds us attractive, or if our co-workers noticed that stupid thing we said in the meeting …

Cure for HIV reportedly 3 years away

A cure for HIV and AIDS reportedly could be just a few years away after scientists have been able to successfully snip away the virus from infected cells and prevent the disease from returning.<p>Scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University are confident that within the next …

Exeter University students' anger as exam disrupted

<b>Students at Exeter University claim their exams were disrupted by a series of announcements about wrong questions.</b><p>Exams in biology and politics were halted by invigilators after students raised concerns about mistakes.<p>Students sitting other exams said they were also "stressed out" by the …

Since when did it become a human right to own your home?

Mr Corbyn and Mr Cameron arguing over who can or cannot afford to buy their own home is as pointless as it is dishonest<p>Did I mess a memo? Did that inalienable right get added to the entitlements of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights while I was away over Christmas and no one bothered to …

Housing

Professor of English at the University of Houston says his research points to satire’s use of words derived from Jewish language<p>Isaac Asimov might have dismissed the invented languages in Gulliver’s Travels as “made up nonsense” but a professor at the University of Houston believes he has cracked a …

Literature