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Oldest human remains outside Africa found in Israeli cave

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A partial jawbone bearing seven teeth unearthed in a cave in Israel represents what scientists are calling the oldest-known Homo sapiens remains outside Africa, showing that our species trekked out of that continent far earlier than previously known.<p>Researchers on Thursday …

Anthropology

12 Photos that Show How Pongal is Celebrated in Tamil Nadu

What is Pongal?<p>Pongal is a four-day harvest festival in Tamil Nadu, the name of which means "boiling over" or "spilling over", signifying abundance …

Mark Zuckerberg & Bill Gates Think Everyone Should Read These 14 Books

As the world’s most powerful begin to think about travel plans and what to pack for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos later this month, they …

Bill Gates

Want to Be Happier? Stop Doing These 7 Things Today

Train your mind to move away from these behaviors to make your life easier.<p>There are plenty of things you can, theoretically, add to your life to be happier.<p>Exercise! Gratitude! Spending time with friends! Hooray!<p>What's more surprising is that there are plenty of things you can take <i>out</i> of your life …

Self-help

The Indus Valley civilisation is 2,500 years older than previously believed

The Indus Valley civilisation may be even older than initially thought.<p>A group of researchers in India have used carbon dating techniques on animal remains and pottery fragments to conclude that the Indus Valley settlements could be 8,000 years old—2,500years older than previously believed.<p>That …

Anthropology

Top 20 Habits for Happiness, Health, Productivity and Success

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity, and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these …

No queerness please, we are Indian: Devdutt Pattanaik on the stories they don't tell us

Devdutt Pattanaik was a natural choice to be a consultant to the recent television version of the <i>Mahabharata</i>. He is India’s best-selling mythologist …

How to Keep Efficient and Effective Greenhouse - Quiet Corner

If you’re starting to look at Greenhouse buying guides, there’s a few things you should know. It’s similar, of course, to gardening outside. Plants …

Houseplants 101: All About Succulents

You can’t just collect one succulent. You need two, or five, or two dozen. Many succulents are well-suited as potted plants, and the dazzling variety …