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Pacific Islanders Appear to Be Carrying The DNA of an Unknown Human Species

A third extinct human relative.<p>Hints of an unidentified, extinct human species have been found in the DNA of modern Melanesians - those living in a …

38 reasons you should always have baking soda in your kitchen

See that little flexing bicep on the baking soda below? It's not just there because baking soda is strong stuff: It's also a symbol of how you feel—resourceful and capable—when you use it.<p>Because beyond baking soda's muffin-leavening powers and fridge-odor-absorbing abilities (a claim that's as …

Chickpeas

Gut reaction: the surprising power of microbes

‘So, what’s in the thermos?” I asked.<p>I was standing in a lift at Washington University in St Louis, with Professor Jeff Gordon and two of his students, one of whom was holding a metal canister.<p>“Just some faecal pellets in tubes,” she said.<p>“They’re microbes from healthy children, and also from some …

Microbiology

Want a Better Marriage? Science Says You and Your Spouse Should Do This More Often

If you both have the same attitude toward this, you'll be happier. If not... well, I feel for you.<p>Last evening, after we put our baby down for the night, my wife and I sat and had a quiet drink on the back patio, after a long, fun and exhausting weekend.<p>Now, it turns out that science says we're …

Vintage recordings of Led Zeppelin working on early versions of Stairway to Heaven played for jurors

LOS ANGELES — It’s time for the encores at a trial that’s been a deep dive in to rock ’n’ roll history, with musical luminaries taking the stand and …

Guitar

If Led Zeppelin Goes Down, We All Burn

It may seem like a simple case of David vs. riff-stealing Goliath. But if Led Zep loses, the real victims could be independent musicians and their …

Guitar

Firefox Containers Help You Browse The Web Using Separate Identities

In the physical world, when interacting with other people, we like to think that we have a strong, recognizable personality, but the truth is we often tend to change it according to the context we’re in. We behave differently when we are among friends than with our boss, our parents or our …

Software

A renewable reality: Fossil fuels aren’t going anywhere

The artwork for Ontario's Climate Change Action plan shows Ontario, circa 2050, as a paradise of cyclists, electric cars, wind turbines, solar panels, dense urban environments and homes powered by geothermal energy. Renewable energy industries could not have been happier.<p>These industries have been …

Humans Used to Sleep in Two Shifts, And Maybe We Should Do It Again

It's all about timing.<p>Around a third of the population have trouble sleeping, including difficulties maintaining sleep throughout the night.<p>While …

Northern Europe

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