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New Ancient “Mystery Human” Species Identified Shakes Up The Theory Of Evolution

<i>Sponsored Links</i><p>by Arjun Walia <br>Collective Evolution<p>Evolution is something scientists have observed at several different levels in nature, and when it …

Smoking high-potency marijuana may cause psychiatric disorders

A study published Monday in the journal <i>Lancet Psychiatry</i> has linked smoking strong, high-potency marijuana to an increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders.<p>Study authors from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, analyzed about 800 people ages 18 …

Cannabis

Dinos got high, oldest grass fungus fossil hints

Millions of years before LSD and rock and roll, dinosaurs munched on psychedelic fungus, a new study suggests. The hints that dinos got high come from the first amber fossil ever found of ergot, a grass parasite that can have poisonous and mind-altering effects on animals that nibble the dark fungi.<p>…

Dinosaurs

Why smoking pot feels so good: New neuroscience explains marijuana and the brain

Might marijuana actually prevent age-related memory loss? New science suggests we have lots to learn about pot<p>What drug is enjoyable and, under some circumstances, might actually be good for your brain? Can smoking this substance prevent age-related memory loss, for example? To answer these and …

How to use Google Maps offline mode on iOS, Android

The moment your phone reads “No service,” Google Maps suddenly drops out. That is, unless you’ve saved your maps for offline access. With this …

Apps

1 In 4 New Doctors Would Change Careers If They Could Start Over

Even as doctors enter a medical field with more paying patients under the Affordable Care Act and unprecedented numbers of job opportunities, 25 percent of “newly trained physicians” would still choose another field if they could, according to a new analysis.<p>More than 60 percent of …

Health Care

'Hacktivist' group Anonymous says it will avenge Charlie Hebdo attacks by shutting down jihadist websites

Hacker group Anonymous have released a video condemning the Paris attacks, saying "freedom of expression has suffered an inhuman assault"<p>Hacker group Anonymous have released a video and a statement via Twitter condemning the <b>attacks on Charlie Hebdo</b>, in which 12 people, including eight journalists, …

Charlie Hebdo

Ancient shipwreck find: legendary 'Atlantis' metal

It was considered one of the most precious metals in ancient times—and Plato claimed it lined the temple of Poseidon on the legendary island of Atlantis—but this appears to be the first time anybody in modern times has actually found some orichalcum.<p>Researchers in Sicily say a shipwreck from 2,600 …

Archaeology

Russia wants to collect the DNA of every creature

Institutions have already been amassing huge DNA collections to catalog the world's creatures, but Moscow State University might just top them all. It's planning to build "Noah's Ark," a repository for the genes of every creature, living or extinct -- as long as the genes are readable, they'll …

Mind over matter, the brain alone can tone muscle

ATHENS, Ohio, Dec. 24 (UPI) — New research suggests muscles respond to simple thoughts of exercise; simply imagining exercise can trick the muscles …

"We Will Encounter Superintelligence Much Older than the Human Species" (New Year's Feature)

"I think it very likely – in fact, inevitable – that biological intelligence is only a transitory phenomenon… If we ever encounter extraterrestrial …

Oil, coal and gas soon worthless? | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 22.12.2014

Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney's letter to the Environmental Audit Committee of the British parliament in late October 2014 fueled the …

Evidence in Sony hack attack suggests possible involvement by Iran, China or Russia, intel source says

The U.S. investigation into the recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment has turned up evidence that does not point to North Korea as the "sole entity" in the case, but rather, raises the possibility that Iran, China or Russia may have been involved, an intelligence source told Fox News …

Good News You May Have Missed in 2014

More Fifth Birthdays Than Ever Before<p>To me, one of the best ways to measure progress is to look at how many children are dying of preventable causes. …

'Super Earth' Orbiting Sun-Like Star Detected By Ground-Based Telescope For The First Time

Astronomers have found a 'Super Earth' planet orbiting a star just like our sun using a ground based telescope for the first time.<p>The Nordic Optical …

ISIS tries to justify slavery, sex with girls

Can you take non-Muslim women and children captive? Yes, says ISIS.<p>Can you have sex with them, even prepubescent girls? Yes, according to the Islamist extremist group.<p>Can you sell them or give them as gifts to others? The answer is yes, once again.<p>People in Mosul -- the Iraqi city now under control …

Selfies Are Linked To Mental Disorders

You’ve seen it thousands of times on Facebook and other social media outlets, there is even a song on the radio about it! Selfies have become a huge …

Scientists Are Beaming Over Quantum Teleportation Record

A new distance record has been set in the strange world of quantum teleportation.<p>In the record-setting experiment, the quantum spin of a light particle was teleported 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) across an optical fiber, making the operation the farthest quantum feat of its kind.<p>About five years ago, …

Quantum Mechanics

The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

DNA Tests Confirm Lebanon Is Holding ISIS Leader’s Child

DNA tests have confirmed that the child held by Lebanese authorities is the daughter of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) leader Abu …

The Nature of Consciousness: Consciousness, Life and Meaning

26. Finale: what does it all mean?<p>I hope that this book is going to be useful, first and foremost, as a survey, so that many more people can be …

Brain Training To Improve Cognition As We Age

The beginning of a scientific discovery can start with something so basic it might be overlooked.<p>As we age, our short-term memory fades. This is less about our ability to focus our attention and more about our inability to filter out surrounding distractions. New research from <i>Neuron</i> shows that when …

Earth is on a Positive Timeline

Creating a Positive Future: Time Science Shows Our Earth is on a Positive Timeline in our Time Space Hologram<p>By Alfred Lambremont Webre*<p>VANCOUVER,</b> …

Pope: I would be willing to talk to Islamic State

Pontiff says 'doors are always open' to dialogue adding Christians had been victims of 'barbaric acts of violence' at the hands of extremists<p>Pope Francis would be prepared to talk to the extremists of Islamic State (Isil) if he thought it would help bring peace to Syria and Iraq, he said.<p>The Pope …

The strange world of computer-generated novels

Welcome to National Novel Generation Month, where the algorithm is the author<p>It’s November and aspiring writers are plugging away at their novels for National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, an annual event that encourages people to churn out a 50,000-word book on deadline. But a hundred or so …

Ferguson, The Morning After

Google engineers say renewable energy won’t solve climate change

Can climate change be solved with technologies like wind and solar energy?<p>No, it can’t, according to a new report by two Google engineers, published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.<p>The two engineers worked on an ambitious renewable energy project at Google called “RE<C” – …

16 Problems Only Neat Freaks Understand

It's not easy being clean.<p><b>1.</b> <b>You have to get up a half an hour early so that you have time to clean before you leave.</b><p>How could you focus at work if your coffee cup was still in the sink?<p><b>2.</b> <b>Office life is stressful because your cubemate's space is so messy.</b><p>You ask to start working from home just so …

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

1. This is where you live. Earth.<p>NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image / Via visibleearth.nasa.gov<p>2. This is our planetary neighborhood. Not to …

Universe

Apple, Microsoft And Google Are World's Most Valuable Brands

A strong brand name is an incredibly valuable asset. Consumer companies in particular devote huge chunks of time and resources to solidify and expand their brands. “A valuable brand delivers a return for the company on two dimensions,” says David Reibstein, professor of marketing at the University …