Usman Amin

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What Happened When I Gave Up Social Media For A Month

I didn’t think I was addicted to social media until I felt FOMO for a party I attended because I couldn’t post pictures on Facebook.<p>I’m not on Instagram, and I rarely use Pinterest. I’m on Twitter, but I’m not very active. My social media of choice is Facebook, where I have a personal account. I …

Earth - What is the real reason we sleep?

There are a few things we literally cannot live without. Oxygen is one. Another is food and water. And then there is sleep: forcibly keep an animal awake for long enough and you will kill it. The same almost certainly applies to humans.<p>This fact alone tells us that sleep must be doing something …

How Is It Possible That Galaxies Are Moving Away From Us Faster Than the Speed of Light?

According to Albert Einstein, the speed of light is an absolute constant beyond which nothing can move faster. So, how can galaxies be traveling …

Science proves your first-born won’t rule the world

Kids are mysterious, even to their parents. (Perhaps <i>especially</i> to their parents.) Why is the oldest so controlling? Or the youngest such a terror? Dismissing the potential effects of our neurotic parenting, we ascribe many of our kids’ traits to the self-evident truth of birth order.<p>Unfortunately, …

Psychology

Hackers stole from 100 banks and rigged ATMs to spew cash

Hackers have stolen approximately $1 billion in what could be one of the largest bank heists ever, according to a new report from the Internet security firm Kaspersky Lab.<p>Kaspersky said Sunday it has uncovered how hackers surreptitiously installed spying software on bank computers, eventually …

ATMs

Mystery Solved? How Butterflies Came to Look Like Dead Leaves

Kallima butterflies gradually evolved the distinctive look of dead, veiny leaves, study claims.<p>The secret of how butterflies came to look like leaves may have been revealed—fittingly, by an insect that gave wings to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.<p>The question of how the closed wings of dead …

Angelina Jolie Is Having A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

After the Sony emails and the Golden Globes snub, the Unbroken director now has the chicken pox — which she announced on YouTube!

Angelina Jolie

Whole organ 'grown' in world first

<b>A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.</b><p>A group of cells developed into a thymus - a critical part of the immune system - when transplanted into mice.<p>The findings, published in Nature Cell Biology, could pave the way to …

Uranus: Why we should visit the most unloved planet

Uranus has always been left out when it comes to missions to our near neighbours. But now there are serious attempts to visit this toxic gas giant, writes Richard Hollingham.<p>The butt (snigger) of countless jokes, Uranus is almost certainly the most unloved planet in our solar system. It always …

What Caused California’s Napa Valley Earthquake? Faults Explained

Different kinds of faults make different kinds of earthquakes.<p><b>The magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck California’s Napa Valley north of San Francisco on Sunday morning—collapsing older buildings, sparking fires and causing scores of injuries—fell along a series of cracks in the Earth tied to the</b> …