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38,000-Year-Old Cave Art Found On Limestone Slab In French Cave Sheds Light On Early Human Life

The earliest modern humans that arrived in Western Europe are estimated to have migrated there from Africa about 45,000 years ago. And while they …

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

The 6 Physical Features Men Can't Resist, According to Science

Science is not wrong.<p>Science is at it again.<p>According to Business Insider, a new study says men were designed to look for key physical attributes in women. The study claims these features make women attractive because they are associated with good health and fertility, making them subconsciously, …

5 Foods That Can Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep

Here's a very good reason to treat yourself to a bowl of cherries.<p>It seems we're a nation of insomniacs. Nearly half of Americans suffer from at least occasional sleeplessness, and 22 percent experience it every (or almost every) night, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). But what if …

Albert Einstein on the Secret to Learning

In 1915 Einstein, who was then 36, was living in wartime Berlin with his cousin Elsa, who would eventually become his second wife. His two sons, Hans …

Albert Einstein

Skeletons from a 10,000-year-old massacre have archaeologists in a fight of their own

'The authors are ignorant'<p>Researchers describe a 10,000-year-old Kenyan massacre that led to the deaths of 12 people in a study published in <i>Nature</i> today. Of the bodies that were recovered, 10 show signs of violent injuries; the other two may have belonged to people who were tied up when they died. …

Anthropology

World's Oldest Temple to Be Restored

The ancient site of Göbekli Tepe in Turkey has rewritten the early history of civilization.<p>The world’s oldest monuments may soon get an image makeover. A new project will promote and preserve Göbekli Tepe, home to the most ancient temple structures ever discovered.<p>Turkey hopes to eventually boost …

Prehistoric Massacre Hints at Hunter-Gatherer War

Remains found in Kenya of a slaughter from 10,000 years ago suggests warfare may have existed even before humans began agriculture.

The 10 oldest musical instruments

The origin of music is often related to an explosion of the cognitive capabilities of Homo sapiens 50-60,000 years ago: paintings, ornaments and …

Recreating the Past in a Cart Fit for a King: Experts Restore Rolls Royce of Ancient China

Chinese media are calling an ancient cart that experts replicated with computers and other modern and ancient techniques “ancient China’s No. 1 …

Early Egyptian Queen Revealed in 5,000-Year-Old Hieroglyphs

About 60 drawings and hieroglyphic inscriptions, dating back around 5,000 years, have been discovered at a site called Wadi Ameyra in Egypt’s Sinai …

Ancient History

Attack 10,000 years ago is earliest known act of warfare

Along the edge of a dried-out lagoon in East Africa, researchers have discovered skeletal relics of the oldest known instance of small-scale …

The 8 bloodiest Roman emperors in history

Ruthless and violent, Roman emperors are famous for their tyrannical reigns of terror. But who were the worst Roman emperors? Here, historian Sean …

Discovering a Roman Imperial Winery at Vagnari (Italy)

The University of Sheffield excavations in the central village of the Roman imperial estate reveal for the first time the practice of viticulture in …

How To Easily Rewire Your Brain For Success With One Simple Action

You know how it goes…you intend to take an action to create an end result that you <i>know</i> would benefit you personally or in business, but you didn’t …

To Eat, Or Not To Eat, Science Has an Answer

It’s a question we’ve all faced: When you find a cache of long-forgotten meat in the back of the refrigerator, do you throw it out and waste money, …

Prototypes

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Mindfulness

Watch SpaceX 'hover test' of the Dragon capsule that will ferry astronauts to the ISS

Is this how man will land on Mars? Watch SpaceX 'hover test' of Dragon capsule that will ferry astronauts to the space station - and could one day go …

Is Sleeping With the TV on Actually Bad for You?

Millions of people fall asleep with the TV on every night, but is it bad for your health? Read on.<p>Nearly every day for the past, say, five years, I've fallen asleep in much the same way. I lay down, put my computer next to my head, pull up a random episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> that I've seen maybe …

TV

5 Ways Quitting Facebook Will Improve Your Mental Health

Research shows that social media may not be so good for our mental health.<p>For some of us, checking Facebook is part of the daily routine, either first thing in the morning or first thing at work. And that first check usually kicks off many return trips throughout the day. It's definitely a part of …

Social Media

Why Do Different People Need Different Amounts of Sleep?

Whether you're a morning or evening person could be guided by your genes.<p>How much sleep do we need? It's a fundamental question about a basic human function we've been practising for millennia, but there's still no simple answer. In recent years, scientific advances have suggested that it may in …

University of Oxford

Bundy Militia Compared To ISIS For Pawing Through Native American Artifacts, Destroying Sites

From the outset of the now weeks-long occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon by the militia led by Ammon Bundy, archaeologists as well as members of the Burns Paiute Tribe have been concerned for ancient artifacts and sacred spaces. Their fears were realized this week as news reports …

The Food Lab: Follow the Rules for the Best All-American Beef Stew

We've been stewing up a storm on Serious Eats recently, and we're not stopping any time soon. This time: All-American beef stew.<p>Sounds great, but what exactly is it? American beef stew doesn't have the same history or rules (thankfully) as some of the vaunted European stews like boeuf bourguignon …

DNA of Black Death plague victims in France shows bacteria lay dormant

Black Death may have been lurking for centuries: DNA of plague victims in France backs up theory that bacteria lay dormant<p><b>The plague in 14th and 18th</b> …

Ancient British DNA Analyzed

CAMBRIDGESHIRE, ENGLAND—An international team of scientists obtained whole genome sequences from ten skeletons unearthed near Cambridge. The …

Archaeology

Oral sex can raise risk for head and neck cancer by seven times, researchers say

Oral sex can spread viruses that can cause head and neck cancers, according to a new study.<p>The research shows a strong connection between the human …

Many People Overlook This Common Creativity Killer

Don't let a lack of clarity cloud your creative thought.<p>There is a silent, and thus often overlooked creativity killer lurking in your work life. It's not obvious like an over-controlling manager, a nay-saying client, or a fear of failure. It's something that many people never consider, but is just …

Creativity

Three Powerful Mindfulness Tips That Can Change Your Life

• <b> Be the master of every moment</b><br>You are the master of your mind and only you can decide what you're feeling. Don't let other people put you down with …

Science Says Eating More Fat Can Be Good for Our Health

As long as we distinguish between healthy and unhealthy fats, and consume it in moderation, it can actually make us healthier according to science.