(CNN) — The hole in the Earth's ozone layer is expected to fully heal within 50 years, climate change experts predict in a new UN report. A fragile shield of gas around the planet, the ozone layer protects
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As Donald Trump’s fans gathered in Charlotte, North Carolina, for his latest midterm campaign rally, many dismissed as a hoax the arrest in Florida of an apparent supporter of the president as the suspect
Animals Mammals took over the world after the last big extinction event. Now, one mammal is undoing all of that—us. It's often said that extinction is the rule, rather than the exception—after all, 99.9
We tend to overlook the interesting as a valuable feature of our experiences. Most of us know and value pleasant experiences. We savor the taste of a freshly picked strawberry. We laugh more than an event
Personality tests are hugely popular, though if you ask working psychologists, they’ll tell you the results are little better than astrological signs. But a new study, based on huge sets of personality
A Princeton geologist has endured decades of ridicule for arguing that the fifth extinction was caused not by an asteroid but by a series of colossal volcanic eruptions. But she’s reopened that debate.
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The biggest animals should have the highest risks of developing tumors, but they don’t. In 2012, on a whim, Vincent Lynch decided to search the genome of the African elephant to see if it had extra anti-cancer
Millions of us have embraced the 'film it all' era of social media. But what at first felt like carefree fun has for many become an endless, anxious routine of 'brand maintenance' that makes us act in
They both allow us to stay in touch, but while email often attracts ire, text messaging is more popular than ever. Is the way we choose to communicate saying more than we might think? Around 15 years I
Obsessive-compulsive disorder isn’t just being a neat freak: it’s a struggle for survival taking place inside your mind The first time I thought someone contaminated my food was at the Paramus Park mall
U.S. news RESTON, Va. — Picture a crowded street. Police are searching for a man believed to have committed a violent crime. To find him, they feed a photograph into a video surveillance network powered
As an athlete, if you want to improve something—your 100-meter time, say, or your deadlift PR—you’ve got to apply a challenge, some sort of “stressor,” and then follow it with a period of rest and recovery.
As of this writing, Solo: A Star Wars Story has earned $212 million domestic and $385m worldwide on a $250m budget. Had it been a bit cheaper (like whatever the budget was before Ron Howard took over Phil
Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries Experts say the western ideal of romantic love is constantly disappointing us.
• Morning routines can be hard to develop, but having one can set you up for a productive day and successful life.• Neurosurgeon Mark McLaughlin shares the three-step morning routine he follows to set