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Colored Pigments and Complex Tools Suggest Humans Were Trading 100,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Believed

<i>What the heck are these?</i> thought Rick Potts. The Smithsonian paleoanthropologist was looking at a small, round, charcoal-colored lump. The stubby …


How to Maintain Sexual Desire in a Long-Term Relationship

Sexual desire is often described as “elusive," "misunderstood" or "complex." But after decades of studying this topic, sex researchers know more than …


The Simple Technique That Will Instantly Improve Your Marriage

In fairy tales, lasting love just happens. But in the real world, as I explore in my book <i>Happy Together: Using The Science Of Positive Psychology To</i> …


You Can Travel Cross-Country by Train for Only $186

That's a 3,397-mile trip across America for under $200.<p>There are many things you can buy for $186. A red coat just like Kate Middleton’s. A fancy …


The White House Meeting On Video Game Violence Unearthed A Strange Request From Nintendo To The Creators Of ‘Goldeneye’

Donald Trump’s meeting on video game violence at the White House was a big nothingburger, as expected, but the renewed discussions on gaming violence have unearthed a fascinating and bizarre tidbit about the Nintendo 64 era.<p>In a fantastic New Yorker piece by Simon Parkin on the “non-existent link …


Video Surfaces of Odell Beckham Jr. at What Was Definitely Not a Marijuana Cocaine Sex Pizza Party

A short video is making its rounds on the internet of Odell Beckham, Jr. checking every box on the “How I Imagine Millionaire Superstars Party in …

Odell Beckham Jr

'Dark Souls' legend beats all 3 games in one sitting without getting hit

Legendary <i>Dark Souls</i> streamer The Happy Hob has done the impossible: He beat all three <i>Dark Souls</i> games in one sitting without taking a single hit.<p>Yes, …

Dark Souls

15 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Moved In With My Boyfriend

Welcome to Cohabitation 101, class.


People Are Attacking Driverless Cars

Both incidents happened in San Francisco.<p>One problem with self-driving cars is people.<p>The Los Angeles Times reports that of six crash reports filed in California so far this year, two involved a person attacking a robot car.<p>Both incidents happened in San Francisco, according to Department of Motor …

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Mind-Blowing Hacks That Actually Work

When life presents a problem, dilemma or obstacle that can't be solved or overcome through simple means the uncreative are stumped, flummoxed or …


These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analysing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …


10 subtle signs you're smarter than you think you are

You might be surprised to know which of your quirks can reveal your inner genius.<p>1. You accept that there are plenty of things you don't know<p>You may think that pretending you know everything, even when you don't, makes you come across as smarter. But in reality, people who aren't afraid to be …


Sick of Cardio? These Transformations Will Make You Want to Start Lifting Weights ASAP

There is so much advice on how to lose fat and sculpt your body that it can be overwhelming when you're a fitness beginner. Should you focus on cardio alone, start squatting double your weight, or just jump head first into a life of CrossFit? The questions and corresponding answers are endless. …


Only People With Perfect Color Vision Can Accurately See These Candies

You eat with your eyes first.


Never-Before-Seen Mineral Found Inside a Diamond

Calcium silicate perovskite (CaSiO3) is thought to be the fourth most abundant mineral on the planet, but until recently, it had never been observed …

University of British Columbia

Sorry, Super-Earth Fans, There Are Only Three Classes Of Planet

Just 30 years ago, if you had asked an astronomer if there were planets around other stars beyond the Sun, they couldn’t tell you for certain. Although all the theories about planet formation indicated that they should exist around many stars, if not most of them, we had no evidence of planets …


Déjà Vu Psychology Study Takes All Spookiness Out of the Eerie Phenomenon

Sorry, you definitely are not psychic.<p>Déjà vu, the eerie sensation that you’ve lived through a situation before, may feel like a glitch in <i>The Matrix</i> …


You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

Stephen Hawking thinks he knows what happened before the beginning of time

Neil deGrasse Tyson asks him to weigh in.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson’s show <i>Star Talk</i> is ending its fourth season with a bang—a big one. <i>The</i> big one, to be precise. The show, filmed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, features famous astrophysicist Tyson interviewing …


When Did Americans Stop Marrying Their Cousins? Ask the World’s Largest Family Tree

Before the Industrial Revolution in the United States, Canada and Europe, you might have ended up married to a fourth cousin. People didn’t travel far to find a spouse, and the closer you were to home, the more likely it was you’d marry within your family.<p>Then, in the late 19th century, something …


Researchers Identify Five Different Types of Diabetes, Not Just Type 1 and Type 2

For many years, diabetes cases have largely been classified as either type 1 or type 2. But a new study suggests that there may actually be five …


Putin’s ‘Invincible’ Missile Is Aimed at U.S. Vulnerabilities

MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia threatened the West with a new generation of nuclear weapons Thursday, including what he described as an “invincible” intercontinental cruise missile and a nuclear torpedo that could outsmart all American defenses.<p>The presentation by Mr. Putin, which …


This Is The Spot Where The Cassini Spacecraft Plunged Into Saturn

On 15 September 2017, the Cassini spacecraft ended its valiant 13-year mission by performing a kamikaze dive into Saturn's upper atmosphere. A new …


New CRISPR tools can detect infections like HPV, dengue, and Zika

Meet SHERLOCK and DETECTR<p>Scientists are harnessing the same technology behind the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to develop cheap devices that can quickly diagnose infections. These systems, described in new research, have the potential to revolutionize how we detect and respond to viruses like …


Watch Starman and its Tesla get swallowed by the darkness of space

Starman is drifting farther and farther away from us; a lot of the telescopes that have been tracking the Tesla and its passenger's journey will soon no longer be able to see them. The Virtual Telescope Project, which has been keeping an eye on the spacefarer and its trusty Tesla from the time they …

Falcon Heavy

'Time-traveller from 2030' PASSES lie detector test over whether his future predictions are true

A man who claims he is from the year 2030 - and has revealed a number of predictions for the future - has undergone a lie detector test and …

Donald Trump

Here are 5 important reasons you should never agree to a police search -- even if you're innocent

Do you know what your rights are when a police officer asks to search you? If you’re like most people I’ve met in my eight years working to educate …


26 "As Seen On TV" Products That Actually Work

I need all of these.


At 30 Years Old, I Finally Admitted I Was a Sex and Porn Addict

I sat cross-legged and topless in a humid hall with a thatched roof, surrounded by 30 other women in Koh Phangan, Thailand. We all smiled and stared …


Two of the world’s deadliest snakes fought, and both lost

It’s not often that a single photo taken by a seemingly anonymous photographer becomes a subject of interest for scientists, but that seems to …