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Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

7 Sleep Doctors Reveal Their Favorite Tricks for Falling Asleep Fast

<i>Learn from the masters, and you'll never lie awake at night again (Image from Thinkstock)</i><p>Sleep doctors toss and turn sometimes -- but it's never for long. That's because they use scientifically-sound methods to lull themselves into dreamland. Steal their techniques so you can finally get a good …

New York City

This is one of the best new beer gardens in the US — and it’s in North Carolina

It's home to about 132 breweries and brewpubs<b>,</b> a wide collection of bottle shops, beer tours, and now one of the top beer gardens in the world.<p>The Raleigh Beer Garden, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, hosts an unbelievably large collection of draft beers, with a current collection of 378 working …

North Carolina

The science of forgiveness: “When you don’t forgive you release all the chemicals of the stress response”

Researchers are studying how we can let go of our grievances and live a healthier life. Here’s how it works<p><b>The Burn Surgeon: How Anger Can Impede Healing</b><p>In 1978, Dr. Dabney Ewin, a surgeon specializing in burns, was on duty in a New Orleans emergency room when a man was brought in on a gurney. A …

Psychology

The major difference between organic and non-organic foods shows up in your pee

While peer-reviewed studies can tell you what compounds you can avoid by going organic, they might not explain what the bottom line is in terms of your health. They certainly cannot tell you whether it's worth a price premium to buy organic foods.<p>Here's what we do know: if you eat non-organic …

San Francisco

12 Commandments for a Happy Life and Soul

<b>1. Choose happiness. Radiate it.</b><p>Happiness is a choice and an energy you can cultivate on a daily basis. Do your best to live in high vibration energy like love, peace, fun and joy -- for your own wellbeing and fulfillment, and for the positive ripple effect it has on those around you and the entire …

Happiness

Spiders skydive to safety

When canopy-dwelling spiders are dropped from great heights, they don’t just fall. They skydive.<p>Earlier in the summer, we learned that spiders can ‘sail’ on water, lifting their legs, or abdomen to catch the wind and throwing out lines of silk like anchors. Now it transpires that several species of …

Zoology

Want a Surefire Way to Lose Fat? Focus on These Five Proven Nutritional Habits

Do this. Do that. Actually, do this instead.<p>With health and fitness, we're always chasing the next "it thing." The "it thing" that quickens our fat loss while reducing our efforts needed.<p>To sum it up, we're always looking for the path of least resistance when it comes to our health.<p>However, people …

Fitness

Daniel Kahneman: ‘What would I eliminate if I had a magic wand? Overconfidence’

The psychologist and bestselling author of Thinking, Fast and Slow reveals his new research and talks about prejudice, fleeing the Nazis, and how to hold an effective meeting<p>Daniel Kahneman is the very definition of unassuming: a small, softly spoken man in his 80s, his face and manners mild, his …

Psychology

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Cannabis

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Mental Health

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

World's deadliest spider on the loose... in Nuneaton

Police shut Aldi supermarket as a precaution while terrified family evacuated out of their house<p>The world's deadliest spider is feared to be on the loose in Britain after a family spotted a nest in a bunch of bananas.<p>Keith Hobbs and wife Laura fled with their four children when told that it was …

Apple is preparing Force Touch and haptic feedback technology for the next iPhones

Apple is currently working on building “Force Touch” technology and haptic feedback into the screens of its new iPhones, a source close to the company said.<p>The new features are very likely to show up in the next iPhone, probably be called the iPhone 6S, which will debut this fall.<p>Force Touch …

63 Songs You Need In Your Life This Month

Pop, rock, rap, country, and R&B for June, in no particular order.

Rita Ora

Enrique Iglesias cuts hand on drone during concert, uses blood to make art

Drones can be your hero, baby<p>Enrique Iglesias, singer of the delicate love ballad "Hero" and distressed denim wearer, was recently the victim of a self-inflicted drone injury. During a concert in Tijuana, Mexico last night, Iglesias saw a drone flying overhead, reached for it, as one might reach …

Enrique Iglesias

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Reddit

'Pillar' is a personality test and much more in video game form

<i>"When people think you're dying, they really, really listen to you instead of just -- "</i><p><i>"Instead of just waiting for their turn to speak."</i><p>This scene from <i>Fight Club</i> encapsulates one of the driving ideas behind <i>Pillar</i>, a video game starring a series of characters with disparate personalities and …

Save the Zombie-Makers!

Parasites may seem too gross or too wicked to be worth saving from extinction. Or they may just seem so skilled in their sinister arts that we don’t have to worry about them, since they’ll always find a new victim.<p>In fact, parasites warrant our concern, right along with their hosts. That’s not to …

One Man’s Dogged Search for Amelia Earhart

Teacher has spent $50K trying to prove the aviator didn’t crash into the Pacific -- and instead landed on a tiny island.<p>At a gathering of researchers near Seattle, a piece of Amelia Earhart’s plane is reverently passed hand-to-hand around a conference table. The authenticity of the artifact is …

Mindfulness in Your 20s: Lessons I Learned From a Hitchhiker

One time I was staring at my <i>Harry Potter</i> collection that consumes an entire row of my bookshelf, and I wondered how J.K. Rowling came up with enough stuff to cover that many pages. I then realized that the only way to fill those books was to continuously create problems. I delightfully read through …

The Mona Lisa Stolen By Museum Worker!

<b>La Joconde.</b><p>The familiar face with the soft smile is a work of art etched into our very knowledge as the image of a classic painting vaguely reminiscent of a mother, a wife, a sister -- but with no definite certainty, and a sense of the absurd feeling that she knows more about us watchers than we do …

What You Learn From 1,000 Days of Meditation

Imagine if you had the opportunity to live on an isolated mountaintop and meditate for three years. You had no cellphone, no email, or news from the outside world. For three years, all you had were ancient texts and the opportunity to meditate deeply.<p>What would you discover? And what would you want …

Meditation

National Geographic Travel

Kangaroo: The Next Alternative Meat?

Kangaroo has been on the menu for thousands of years in Australia, serving as the fuel in native diets and spotlighted on menus in pricey Sydney restaurants as a sustainable alternative to beef. Down Under, kangaroos are pests, invading golf courses, farmland, and even urban areas. But the meat …

How to fix a broken iPhone 6 screen in 10 minutes

iPhone, like any phone, is susceptible to cracking and shattering. If you've broken your iPhone screen, and you're no longer covered under warranty, …