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103-year-olds may have been world's oldest twin brothers

DES MOINES — Cleo Hawthorne didn’t know that he and his brother Clifford may be the oldest male twins in the world.<p>On Tuesday, the 103-year-old got a ride from the nursing home in Atlantic to visit his ailing brother in Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City.<p>Clifford didn’t have much time left, and …

You Are Not What You Think You Are

Why you are not what you think you are<p>Often we can go through life identifying with our thoughts, our habits of thinking and believe this is the …

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Jason Todd’s Psychiatrist In Arkham Asylum…. Was Harley Quinn?

It’s a tiny note in yesterday’s <i>Red Hood And The Outlaws</i> #4, one if the more surprisingly successful series from the DC Rebirth, alongside Flash and …

Birds are more like ‘feathered apes’ than ‘bird brains’

For centuries scientists dismissed birds as dumb based on physical differences in their brains. How wrong we were.<p>When Jane Goodall observed chimpanzees making tools in 1960, humans lost their self-aggrandizing status as the world’s only tool makers. Now scientists are beginning to realise there …

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The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

Movie Review - La La Land (2016)

<b>La La Land</b>, 2016.<p>Directed by Damien Chazelle<br>Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Whitrock, and J.K.</b> …

Is tuberculosis an autoimmune disease?

While the rate of tuberculosis in the United States has fallen over the past 20 years, worldwide, it remains a leading cause of death. Now, …

Glitter grout exists, and yes, it will make your house sparkle

Does your home need a little more pizzazz? Then you’ll probably love the latest design trend: glitter grout! A recent Facebook post showing pictures of the sparkly product used to grout tiles has gone viral, and needless to say, people are throwing jazz hands in the air over this DIY idea.<p>A …

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9 Ways You're Accidentally Making Yourself Dumber

Cut these simple habits out of your life and you'll see your IQ rise.<p>Most of us spend a lot of time thinking about how to get better--how to be happier, more productive, fitter, smarter. We spend a lot less time thinking (constructively) about how we're screwing up.<p>There's no mystery there. …

Obama comes face to face with burdens of 9/11 generation

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama came face to face with the human cost borne by the military's 9/11 generation on Wednesday during a CNN presidential town hall moderated by Jake Tapper.<p>Appearing before a military audience in Fort Lee, Virginia, Obama also confronted the limits of his own power as he …

Horses can communicate with us - scientists

<b>Horses have joined a select group of animals that can communicate by pointing at symbols.</b><p>Scientists trained horses, by offering slices of carrot as an incentive, to touch a board with their muzzle to indicate if they wanted to wear a rug.<p>The horses' requests matched the weather, suggesting it …

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Could ants be the solution to antibiotic crisis?

Bacterial defences of fungus-farming ants could help in medical battle against superbugs<p>Scientists have pinpointed a promising new source of antibiotics: ants. They have found that some species – including leaf-cutter ants from the Amazon – use bacteria to defend their nests against invading fungi …

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Farmer Turning Cattle Ranch Into Animal Sanctuary So Cows Won't Be Slaughtered

Now his cows will all have full, happy lives.<p>Some cows from a cattle ranch are getting a new lease on life.<p>Farmer Mike Lanigan is currently turning his ranch in Uxbridge, Canada, into a sanctuary for animals. Lanigan, who works the same land his father used to, didn’t want to send his cows to the …

Billionaire George Soros Earmarks $500 Million For Migrants And Refugees

Hedge fund billionaire George Soros said on Tuesday that he is giving $500 million of his nonprofit organization’s funds to be invested on work opportunities for migrants and refugees, especially those arriving into Europe.<p>Soros’ announcement, made in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, comes as the …

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These genius crows almost went extinct before scientists discovered they can use tools

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>When Jane Goodall first encountered chimpanzees using twigs as tools in 1960 — something that scientists had assumed only humans could do — she wrote an excited telegram to her colleague Louis Leakey:<p>"Now we must redefine tool, redefine Man, or accept chimpanzees as …