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The Science Behind Your Sweet Tooth

Americans are eating way too much sugar, but scientists have a solution. The answer? The very plants that feed our cravings.<p>The global sweet tooth …

What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …

Why shaking hands is still a big deal

Researchers find the gesture creates better cooperation and trust between humans - even when it is carried out by a robot<p>Shaking hands before negotiations results in a better deal for both parties - even when one is represented by a robot, a study has found.<p>The act of shaking hands at the start of …

Will the cow be India’s national animal soon?

<b>New Delhi:</b> Demands to declare the cow as the national animal in place of the endangered tiger have grown, with over 100,000 individuals and groups …

India

Why images of Mohammed offend Muslims

<b>(CNN) —</b> Prohibitions against depicting the Prophet Mohammed may mystify many non-Muslims, but it speaks to a central tenet of Islam: the worship of God alone.<p>Nothing in the Quran, Islam's holy book, strictly bars portrayals of Mohammed. But the faith, like the Hebrew Bible's Ten Commandments, has …

Climate change: the big myths that need to be exploded

The threat to our planet and the lives of billions of people – not to mention big business – has led to wild claims on both sides of the divide. Here are some facts<p>In the distant past, temperatures were far warmer than even the most extreme warming scenarios predicted by the end of the century. …

Climate Change

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

A five-step guide to not being stupid

Even the smartest people can be fools. David Robson explains how to avoid the most common traps of sloppy thinking.<p>If you ever doubt the idea that the very clever can also be very silly, just remember the time the smartest man in America tried to electrocute a turkey. Benjamin Franklin had been …

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Soon, WhatsApp to offer Google Drive backup for chat history

According to reports, WhatsApp is now working on devising a way to make backing up chat history an easier process for its users.<p>Leaked strings from …

Apps

How Our Brains Get Over Bad Breakups

Great news for the lovelorn: Our neurons are hardwired to help us move on from romantic rejection.<p>Ever worried about the toll your disastrous love …

The Best Red Dresses of 2014

See the best scarlett looks of the year.<p>For those looking to turn heads in any situation, look no further than the little red dress. Whether a satin slip, lace sheath or fringed coat turned dress a la supermodel Karolina Kurkova— this sultry hue equals instant sex appeal, especially when paired …

9 Easy Holiday Cakes and Quick Breads

<b>1. Gingerbread</b><p>Old-fashioned gingerbread is the perfect treat to keep on hand during the holidays. There are many different kinds -- from the darkest, densest cakes made with robust molasses and stout beer to the lightest, most delicate cakes flavored only with brown sugar and a hint of ground …

Can the umbrella be improved?

<b>Umbrellas have been around for more than 3,000 years, but young designers are trying to reinvent them.</b><p>They get lost. They poke people in the eye. They misbehave on windy days.<p>But umbrellas are one of the design classics of the modern world. From Mary Poppins to the Mikado to burlesque dancing …