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This Photo Of People Falling Over On New Year's Eve Is Being Compared To Renaissance Art

"It's very well-weighted, like a Caravaggio."<p>"It's a lovely and flattering comparison, especially in the context of a category of photography that's too often derided," he said.<p>Goodman, a freelance photographer from Manchester, said he believed anything could be considered art.<p>"There are street …

The American empire is crumbling because the aristocracy is leaving the commoners in the dust

In Turchin's meaning, it refers to the sense of purpose and identity shared by the top, middle and bottom of the wealth/power pyramid.<p>One measure of this vertical integration is the degree of equality/inequality between the commoners (shall we call this the lower 90% of American households by …

Ancient History

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

The Independent

Why men REALLY prefer younger women: Researchers say grandmothers are key as they look after kids leaving young mothers free to have more children

Grandmothers are the key to human evolution, researchers have claimed - and say they also explain why women often find long-term love with a …

Evolution

Setting aside half the Earth for 'rewilding': the ethical dimension

A much-anticipated book in conservation and natural science circles is EO Wilson’s Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, which is due early next …

By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean

A complete guide to the hotter, higher, trashier, fish-free oceans of the near future.<p>The ocean is in the midst of a radical, manmade change. It can seem kind of crazy that one of the most immense properties on Earth—the ocean washes over 71 percent of the planet—could be completely transformed by …

Obesity, Genetics, Depression and Weight Loss - Part 2

Stress and Weight Gain<p>In addition to unresolved depression causing real biological changes — which in turn cause weight gain — we now know that …

Weight Loss

The best floral fragrances

Glorious summer scents with a hint of herbaceous borders<p>I want the smell of suburban gardens to stay with me all day long. Honeysuckle, apple blossom, jasmine, lilac… all the flowers, all at once, now. My new favourite floral scent for summer is <b>Miller</b> <b>Harris’s</b> delicate <b>Rose Silence</b> (£65, …

Popular blood thinner causing deaths, injuries in nursing homes

When Loren Peters arrived in the emergency room in October 2013, bruises covered his frail body and blood oozed from his gums.<p>The 85-year-old had not been in a fight or fallen down. Instead, he had been given too much of a popular, decades-old blood thinner that, unmonitored, can turn from a …

Social Anxiety May Be Associated with High IQ and Empathetic Ability

Over the last few years, studies have been published against the notion of spirituality and the people who practice it. Various studies have also …

Early men and women were equal, say scientists

Our prehistoric forebears are often portrayed as spear-wielding savages, but the earliest human societies are likely to have been founded on enlightened egalitarian principles, according to scientists.<p>A study has shown that in contemporary hunter-gatherer tribes, men and women tend to have equal …

Anthropology

Archaeology Trowels and Tools

Unearthed in the Altai region of Siberia in 2008, after detailed analysis Russian experts now accept the green stone bracelet's 40,000 year-old age …

8 Pieces of Wisdom from 8 Enlightened Sages

Buddhaimonia.When it comes to wisdom, our newly connected world gives us click-button access to more than we know what to do with. If you do a little …

Wealth

Neanderthals and us: we’re not so different

I cried the first time I saw a Neanderthal. I was 8 years old, sat cross-legged on the wooden floorboards, watching <i>The Land That Time Forgot</i>. …

Depression Can Alter Our DNA And The Way Our Cells Generate Energy – Condition Far More Devastating To The Body

Depression is causing a lot more damage to your body than previously thought, researchers discovered.<p>Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Centre for …

Genetics

How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill

Andrew Nguyen<p>Anyone trying to come up to speed on emotional intelligence would have a pretty easy time of it since the concept is remarkably recent, and its application to business newer still. The term was coined in 1990 in a research paper by two psychology professors, John D. Mayer of UNH and …

New video explores the “completely different world” we would live in if bees went extinct

<b>(StudioSmart via Shutterstock)</b><p>Bees are existentially threatened by colony collapse disorder, climate change and farming practices<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>March 25, 2015 9:10pm (UTC)<p>Bees play an extremely important ecological role, pollinating flowers and promoting biological diversity. In fact, bees are so …

Ecology

15 major book moments missing from the 'Lord of the Rings' movies

<i>Major spoiler warnings for a 60-year-old trilogy ahead, proceed at your own risk.</i><p>Rejoice, for today is Tolkien Reading Day, an annual celebration …

Miniature Street Art Installations Take Over London

Street artist Slinkachu's idyllic scenes play out in puddles and street cracks.<p>Street artist Slinkachu’s work is best viewed under a magnifying glass: a lady swings on a matchstick, children play in the pool made from melting popsicle juice, and a couple crosses a river of Sprite. In an upcoming …

Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

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Art history’s greatest kisses

Deep thrills: Crazy cave trampolines in Wales | CNN Travel

'Garbage Patch' in Pacific Grows to Hundreds of Miles

Though it’s existed for decades, the swirling collection of debris particles and trash adrift in the middle of the Pacific Ocean known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is attracting renewed attention from scientists and environmental experts with the return of a research vessel that has been …

Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown | Nafeez Ahmed

Social science is being militarised to develop 'operational tools' to target peaceful activists and protest movements<p>A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world, under the …