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The World’s Oldest Known Fossils Have Been Found - And They’re 3.7 Billion Years Old

They could push back evidence for life on Earth by 220 million years.<p>The oldest fossils ever discovered have been found in Greenland, and they appear …

Paleontology

7 Heroically Dumb Projects The Government Blew Your Taxes On

The government is one of those necessary evils. Nobody likes being told what to do, but we <i>do</i> like working street lights and not being eaten by our …

Tom Hanks

NYC will be in the path of a possible hurricane this weekend

Celebrate this Labor Day weekend by stocking up on bread and milk and battening down the hatches. The National Hurricane Center has announced that …

Getting Good at Body Language

That our bodies affect our minds and the way we feel is proven; and research shows, just as convincingly, that the way we carry ourselves affects the …

Body Language

Cele|bitchy | In Touch: Kate Gosselin told Jon they could have an open marriage, she lied

In Touch has a new interview with official quotes from Jon Gosselin and quotes from a “source” (again Jon Gosselin) about what really went down when …

Babysitter

Here's Why Our Future Will Be Powered by the Sun, Water and Wind

Coal and oil are slowly being replaced by sunlight, water and wind as civilization's main energy sources, and there will be a lot of money to be made …

Twelve of the oldest fossils we've discovered so far - Science News - ABC News

Fossils are the hard evidence behind our picture of life on Earth.<p>Knowing when and where the oldest fossils of different species appeared gives …

Paleontology
Puppies

Pain Relief: Natural and alternative remedies without drugs or surgery

<b>Mind-body techniques</b><p>Mind-body relaxation techniques have become well accepted as stress-reducing strategies and are commonly used at hospital-based …

Mindfulness

'Miles' the dibbler is cute, but he also marks a major breeding milestone

It's been a long road for the dibbler, an animal mostly found in the south of Western Australia.<p>The marsupial was once thought to be extinct, thanks …

Gay marriage notes

I hate to say it, but the <i>Age</i> made some solid points about the gay marriage plebiscite in their August 29th editorial. The reasons it’s a positively retarded idea are far too many to count, though they do a pretty good job. It’s just dragging out the inevitable, it’s a massive expense we just can’t …

Kitten Found Covered in Mousetrap Glue is Turned Around by Love

This sweet little kitten was brought to the Cat House on the Kings (in Parlier, California) covered in glue from those sticky mousetraps.<p>As soon as …

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NFL

Are we prepared for a major hurricane?

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you weren't directly impacted by Hurricanes Katrina, Wilma or Andrew, the haunting images of the days that followed those powerful storms may seem like a distant memory. In fact, you may be too young to remember them at all.<p>And it raises the question: Is the country prepared for a …

Weather

Black wealth, racism and the legacy of the legendary Madam C.J. Walker

Living History: Part of a series tied to the African American Museum of History and Culture.<p>She remembers the smells of the hair pomades in the factory, where women stirred ointment by hand in great, black vats.<p>She remembers her mother taking her to Madam C.J. Walker’s beauty school in Indianapolis …

Black History

Ryan Reynolds Jokes About Blake Lively's Pregnancy

Ryan Reynolds is helpfully updating the world about the state of wife Blake Lively's pregnancy. The couple are expecting their second child, who will …

Jokes

The Threat From Hurricane Hermine People Aren't Talking About

The first day of meteorological fall will likely bring a landfalling tropical cyclone to the United States. Tropical Storm (now upgraded to a hurricane) Hermine is in the Gulf of Mexico and poses a threat to parts of Florida, South Georgia and the Carolinas. Senior Digital Meteorologist at …

Weather

Bipolar Disorder is Linked to Chronic Pain

Pain is not unfamiliar to people with bipolar disorder. The psychological pain that comes with depression and dysphoria can be debilitating. Like …

The Truth About Lying To Someone You Love

In the hierarchy of unforgivable relational sins, we think of lying - and especially the lying associated with "cheating" - as perhaps the worst (non-abusive) relationship sin. Because lying is considered to be a universal evil, a person who lies in their relationship rarely gets much sympathy. …

Relationships

'Brutal Night': Hurricane Hermine Nears Florida's Gulf Coast

Hurricane Hermine was rotating ever closer to Florida's northwest coast early Friday, flooding streets, toppling trees and knocking down power lines, authorities and forecasters said.<p>The Category 1 hurricane packing 80 mph winds was in the Gulf of Mexico only 30 miles south-southeast of …

Weather

4 Tools For Lowering Anxiety In Any Situation So You Can Perform Better

Whether it’s in response to an upcoming presentation, interview, round of layoffs, new position, or networking meeting, anxiety is an emotion we encounter repeatedly throughout our careers (and…lives). It’s not a comfortable experience, and it’s not meant to be. Anxiety is an evolutionarily …

Self-help

Rocket explodes on launch pad in blow to Elon Musk's SpaceX

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - An explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket belonging to Elon Musk's SpaceX and its cargo during preparations for a routine test firing at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, two days before it had been due to blast off and place a satellite in orbit.<p>SpaceX said …

Space Travel