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YouTube Removes Just Over Half Of ‘Violent’ Drill Music Videos Flagged By Met

'They describe stabbings with... great joy and excitement.'<p>PA Wire/PA Images<p>Tanesha Melbourne was gunned down in Tottenham on April 2 (Metropolitan …

Music Videos

Update your Kindle by March 22 to keep it from going offline

Own an old Kindle? You’ll want to update it by March 22 to ensure it can continue to connect to the Web and download new books.<p>Amazon has released an emergency update for the 2012 Kindle Paperwhite as well as all previous models. If you miss it, you’ll encounter the next time you try to connect to …

Will politicians finally admit that the Paris attacks had something to do with Islam?

<i>Written after the Charlie Hebdo shooting in January and revised after the Paris attacks in November, Douglas Murray’s piece on politicians’ responses to Islamic terror attacks was</i> The Spectator<i>‘s third most read article of 2015:</i><p>The West’s movement towards the truth is remarkably slow. We drag …

‘Clean food’ is a dangerous fad

Listen<p><i>Isabel Hardman and Lara Prendergast explored the unhealthy advice peddled by 2015’s near-ubiquitous ‘wellness’ gurus in</i> The Spectator<i>‘s second most read article of the year:</i><p>The supermarket aisle has become a confusing place. It used to be full of recognisable items like cheese and butter; now …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Britain braced for long, snowy winter as strongest El Nino since 1950 expected

The strongest El Nino for 65 years could bring a winter like the 2009/2010 Big Freeze<p>Winter is coming, and it could be colder and snowier than normal after forecasters predicted that this year’s El Nino weather phenomenon could be the strongest since 1950.<p>Met Office meteorologists said conditions …

Weather

Cats do not need their owners, scientists conclude

Rudyard Kipling was right. Cats really do walk by themselves and do not need their owners to feel secure and safe, a new study has shown.<p>Although owners might worry that their pet is nervously pining for their return when they leave the house, in fact, cats show no sign of separation …

It Pays to Be Nice

… even when other people are screwing you over.<p>Research labs, like most workplaces, come in two broad varieties: The cut-throat kind, where researchers are always throwing elbows in a quest for prestige, and the collaborative kind, where they work together for the good of the team. And when David …

Leadership

These Teenagers Are Israel's Future Soldiers

Israeli high-school seniors are instructed on the AK-47 assault rifle as part of a privately run military combat fitness<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Oded Balilty—AP<p>1 …

Exploding Head Syndrome Is Real

Scientists are just beginning to research EHS, a rare sleep disease characterized by tremendously loud noise, bright lights, and shortness of breath. …

Here’s why occasional fasting can help you live longer

Intermittent fasting (also called alternate day fasting) has become a popular diet. In most versions of intermittent fasting, people fast or eat very little a few days each week and then eat normal amounts during the remaining days.<p>Fasting is something that human beings have practiced throughout …

Holistic Medicine

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

What the Hell Is the Purpose of Hell?

Whether hell is other people, a place, or just a bad date, it’s deeply ingrained in society’s collective consciousness. But why?<p>Whether hell is an …

The conversion to Islam of Malcolm X is the wrong model for young black men

Why does Islam hold such appeal for Britons such as Michael Adebowale and Michael Adeboloja, the Lee Rigby killers?<p>This Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the death of one of my heroes, <b>known to most of us as Malcolm X</b> - the black, assassinated civil rights leader.<p>He was a complex man – so …

Religion

These Rare Vintage NASA Photos Show the Golden Age of Space Travel

Buzz Aldrin claims to have taken the first 'space selfie' during a spacewalk in Nov. 1966. However, a few months earlier<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA

Chess is a wonderful game, but it’s no life coach | Stephen Moss

Photograph: Anonymous/AP<p>Anatoly Karpov, left, defending world chess champion, and challenger Garry Kasparov, both of the Soviet Union, at the World Chess finals in Moscow, …

Little Kids Learn The Same Way Pigeons Do

We often point to language as evidence of our species' superiority. But the way humans <i>learn</i> language may not be so foreign to other animals, after all.<p>A new study has found that the lowly pigeon may provide insight into how young children acquire language. Researchers at the University of Iowa …

Twin stars at nebula's heart doomed to end in supernova explosion

At the heart of a strangely shaped planetary nebula, astronomers have discovered a pair of doomed white dwarf stars that will inevitably merge and explode in a dramatic supernova.<p>The imperiled pair, described in the journal Nature, sheds light on how different stellar systems can meet the same …

Universe

Mars One mission: a one-way trip to the red planet in 2024

The launch date is still a decade away but preparations are underway for the first human expedition to Mars. Here we explain about the mission, Mars spacecrafts and selecting volunteers to establish a colony on the planet<p>From more than 200,000 people who hoped to leave Earth and die on Mars, only …

Mars

Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do

Could studying ants reveal clues to reducing highway traffic jams? Physicist Apoorva Nagar at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology thinks the answer is yes.<p>Nagar says he got interested in the topic when he came across a study by German and Indian researchers showing that ants …

Ants

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Sophia Loren, peeking out from behind a newspaper, 1964. See 19 photos of Loren shot by her good friend, LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt: http://ti.me/1C9AdXF (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Finding a new Earth could be a sign we’re on our way to extinction

Last week, scientists announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, a planet 492 light years away in the Cygnus constellation. Kepler-186f is special because it marks the first planet almost exactly the same size as Earth orbiting in the “habitable zone”—the distance from a star in which we might expect …

Planetary Habitability