Sophie Jean-Baptiste

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Best Cleansers for Oily Skin, According to Reddit

Even if your skin is as oily as a slice of New York-style pizza, the most grease-combatting cleanser can work too hard on skin. Instead of eliminating excess oil, it rids skin of all moisture in general — leaving skin with dry, flaky patches, as well as redness. No thank you.<p>A Redditor named …

Skin Care

Grave of medieval priest with mysterious head injury uncovered in Lincolnshire

The body of a medieval priest with a mysterious head injury has been discovered, 700 years after he died, in a grave at Thornton Abbey.<p>Archaeologists from the University of Sheffield uncovered the coffin and skeleton at the abbey, which was founded as a monastery in 1139 and went onto become one of …

Archaeology

Stop swooning over Justin Trudeau. The man is a disaster for the planet

Donald Trump is so spectacularly horrible that it’s hard to look away – especially now that he’s discovered bombs. But precisely because everyone’s staring gape-mouthed in his direction, other world leaders are able to get away with almost anything. Don’t believe me? Look one country north, at …

Fossil Fuels

What Was the Flaw in the Enigma Machine?

In World War II, the Allies faced a dilemma. The German Enigma machine created encrypted messages, and the Germans changed the code every day. Even …

From Decapitation to Consciousness: How One Nerve Connects Body, Brain, And Mind

What we learned from gruesome decapitation experiments.<p>The relationship between mind, brain, and body has kept philosophers and scientists busy for …

Tips for Baking Better Cookies

Bake Better Cookies<p>Master a few techniques and learn some quick tips to turn out perfectly crispy, chewy, sweet cookies every time you bake.<p>Soften …

Dessert

How the BBC’s truth offensive beat Hitler’s propaganda machine

When it came to winning the war against Hitler’s sophisticated propaganda machine, the BBC hit upon an ingenious idea: tell the unvarnished truth.<p>An academic trawl of the corporation’s archives has revealed that while the Nazi regime used puppet broadcasters such as William Joyce – nicknamed Lord …

World History

For half a century, neuroscientists thought they knew how memory worked. They were wrong

We rely on memory to pass exams and excel at trivia nights, but in fact the stakes are far higher than simply recalling facts, no matter how essential. Memory structures our identity; it’s the foundation of consciousness. Our past and current selves, emotions, and experiences, are linked together …

The Brain

How America’s memory of the First World War slipped away

The Great War marked the true beginning of the American century. But 100 years later, “the war to end all wars” is largely forgotten in the …

Remembrance Day

Science: This Super-Simple Learning Hack Can Help You Master Any Subject | Inc.com

We all spend well over a decade in school, and while you might quickly forget the date of the battle of Gettysburg or the formula for the area of a trapezoid, you'd hope that you'd at least graduate with a good grasp of <i>how</i> to learn. You can always look up facts, but knowing how to study effectively …

Columbia University

Natural-born killers: The fruits and veggies that could poison you

<b>(CNN) —</b> Underneath its spiky exterior, the fruit is smooth, juicy and beautifully sweet.<p>The spikes of the lychee fruit -- also known as litchi -- may be a deterrent for some animals, but for humans willing to break it away, it's an exotic and tasty treat. And often, just one is not enough.<p>But if …

Toxins

The Genius Innovation That Made the Great Library of Alexandria Work

Artist rendering of the interior of the Library of Alexandria<br>Library of Congress<p>1 of 5<p><i>As National Library Week begins — it runs from April 9–15 this</i> …

Anyone Can Be a Math Person Once They Know the Best Learning Techniques

<b>Po-Shen Lo:</b> I think that everyone in the world could be a math person if they wanted to. The keyword though, I want to say, is if they wanted to. …

Thomas Dundas - American Revolutionary War Forums

Major-General Thomas Dundas (30 June 1750 – 3 June 1794) was a British military officer and Governor of Guadeloupe.<p>==Military Service==<p>Born the son …

American Revolution

‘Warrior nation’ or ‘peacekeeper’: Canada’s dilemmas

Since Justin Trudeau was elected prime minister in 2015, he has been striving to bring Canada back to its traditional identity of peacekeeper, …

Foam cleansers and other skincare mistakes you’re probably making

There are many seemingly innocent parts of your daily skincare routine that are probably doing it more harm than good. Cleansing thoroughly must a …

Coma patient's brain 'jump-started' by ultrasound in breakthrough that could help 'wake up' others

A 25-year-old man who had barely emerged from a coma after a severe brain injury regained full consciousness after doctors used a pioneering …

The Brain

Researchers have uncovered an ancient Mexican text that had been hidden for 500 years

Researchers have just revealed an invaluable manuscript that Mesoamerican scribes covered up some 500 years ago—and it’s right under another rare document depicting ancient life in Mexico.<p>The newly discovered text appears to contain new knowledge about the Mixtecs, one of the major Mesoamerican …

Archaeology

Russian 'documentary' claims Jews behind Titanic, Chernobyl and 9/11

REN TV, which aired the short film, has a potential customer reach of 100 million, Jewish Chronicle reports.<p>><p>The port bow railing of the Titanic. …

The Plague at Athens, 430-427 BCE

In the 2nd year of the Peloponnesian War, 430 BCE, an outbreak of plague erupted in Athens. The illness would persist throughout scattered parts of …

Ancient History

Painting of the storming of the Bastille, 1789

Description<p>This watercolour by French artist Jean-Pierre Houël depicts the fall of the Bastille in Paris on the morning of 14 July 1789. Though …

David Bowie's personal art collection goes online before £10 million sale

Pieces from David Bowie's private art collection have been shared online ahead before being auctioned off in a November sale expected to reach in excess of £10 million.<p>The musician was famously elusive, keeping even his battle with cancer a secret until his death in January, days after he had …

David Bowie

This Biotech Is Replacing Intel as Sponsor of the Top U.S. Student Science Prize

Biotechnology company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals on Thursday became the title sponsor of the most prestigious U.S. science competition for high school …

A Major Mystery About Earth's Magnetic Field Has Just Been Solved

For the first time, physicists have observed a mysterious process called magnetic reconnection—wherein opposing magnetic field lines join up, …

The Real Military History Behind Top Gun

Thirty years ago, <i>Top Gun</i> hit theaters and took people’s breath away with director Tony Scott’s exhilarating Navy fighter-jet flying scenes and Tom …

This popular painkiller also kills kindness

If your job, or simply your state of mind, depends on feeling empathy for others, you might want to reconsider reaching for the Tylenol the next time you have a headache.<p>In research published online in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, scientists from the National Institutes …

Acetaminophen

Daedalus

Daedalus is a figure from Greek mythology famous for his clever inventions and as the architect of the Minotaur’s labyrinth on Crete. He is also the …

Recently rediscovered Rembrandt painting is now on display at the Getty in LA

An early Rembrandt painting that made headlines after it was rediscovered last year is now part of an exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.<p>The exhibit will feature three early works from the 17th-century Dutch painter, including the rediscovered work <i>The Unconscious Patient</i> (An …

The painter who entered the fourth dimension

A 1954 painting by Salvador Dalí features a mysterious, four-dimensional ‘hypercube’. Fiona Macdonald finds out how maths fascinated the great Spanish painter.<p>When mathematician Thomas Banchoff received a message in 1975 asking him to contact Salvador Dalí, his colleague told him: “It’s either a …

Art

Physicists Collide Quasiparticles for the First Time

Femtosecond lasers offer a peek into a whole new quasiworld.<p>There are particles in nature that aren't quite particles but are nonetheless real and behave in ways that relate to the that we all know and love. These are the <i>quasiparticles</i>, which we can understand as different sorts of collective …