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A Map Shows What Happens When Our World Gets Four Degrees Warmer: The Colorado River Dries Up, Antarctica Urbanizes, Polynesia Vanishes

Humanity faces few larger questions than what, exactly, to do about climate change — and, in a sense larger still, what climate change even means. …

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Neuroscience

New Theory of Gravity Emerges

If a study carried out by researchers at the University of St. Andrews holds true then we may need to consider rewriting Albert Einstein’s theory of …

Corruption

As Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules, Putting Your Options In Perspective

President Trump is expected to sign into law a decision by Congress to overturn new privacy rules for Internet service providers.<p>Passed by the Federal Communications Commission in October, the rules never went into effect. If they had, it would have given consumers more control over how ISPs use …

Privacy

If the women in your office don't make as much as the men, here's what to do about it

The pay gap between men and women is hardly news. Few dispute that on average, globally, women still earn 23 percent less than men. What's less well known is that after women manage to elbow their way into largely male boardrooms, their wage disparity with men grows even wider.<p>"The more senior a …

Gender

Funny, Sexy, And Awesome Cosplay Of The Week

Anthony Misiano as The Joker recreating Bolland’s art for April Fools’ Day. [full size here]<p>It’s that time of the week when we post a mixed bag of intriguing costumes we’ve spotted recently. Some of it’s new; some of it isn’t; all of it is worth highlighting.<p>Are you a cosplayer or photographer who …

April Fools' Day

News, Entertainment and lifestyle parrot on the web

Latest<p>ANGLO ABDULLAHI JUSTIFY WHY HERDSMEN MUST KILL PEOPLE Former Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, and spokesperson of the Northern …

This Speakeasy Serves Insane Booze-Filled Boba Tea Drinks [WATCH]

Wait until you sip something called a Green Tea Heineken. Imagine a little bit of beer, a sweet green tea and honey boba in one icey, frothy drink. That's the kind of amazingness you can expect at Boba 7, an unassuming speakeasy built out of a backroom of a Thai restaurant called Soi 7 in Downtown …

Tea

National Geographic Travel

8 Easy Ways to Lose a Pound a Week

<b>Wrap Your Burger in a Lettuce Boat Bun</b><br>“One crisp piece of lettuce has about five calories, while the typical burger bun packs close to 250,” says Bogden. Considering that most white-bread buns don’t even taste all that good and provide little more than simple carb starchiness, it’s a no-brainer. …

Weekend hike: Go now to savor Malibu Creek's wildflowers, rock pools

Spring hiking in Malibu Creek State Park offers two things in short supply in California: an abundance of wildflowers and flowing water.<p>Smaller trails in the northwest corner of this Santa Monica Mountains park look downright lush -- and will make you forget the drought and the state's water woes …

Coachella: 15 Years in Pictures

Peaches

Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

Immunotherapy

Everything You Need To Know Before 'Game Of Thrones' Returns On Sunday

Since "Game of Thrones" Season 4 ended last year, The Huffington Post has kept you up to date with all the Season 5 spoilers, predictions, episode titles, trailers, clips and news. With the new season just days away, it's time to start refreshing your memory on all things Westeros.<p>Here are the most …

TV Series

The colourful world of Sonia Delaunay

The abstract artist's first ever British retrospective paints her as a key player in the history of creation – about time too, says Lucy Davies<p>Sonia Terk was 22 years old and already an established artist when she met the aristocratic painter Robert Delaunay in 1907.<p>Within a year of arriving in …

The Lives of Van Gogh and Picasso Get the Graphic Novel Treatment

British publisher SelfMadeHero is putting a spin on the classic biography format. Often densely written, historic biographies can be a lot to digest, …

Art

How children's picture books grow from sketch to story

The Story Museum in Oxford is holding an exhibition of children’s picture books, featuring work by six illustrators: Quentin Blake, Emily Gravett, …

Books

Incredible Egg Art Will Awe You

Tea Tuesdays: Gift Of The Moon, Bane Of The Spanish — The Story Of Yerba Mate

In 1616, Hernando Arias de Saavedra, the governor of the Spanish province that included Buenos Aires, banned the population from drinking a green herbal drink called yerba mate.<p>The governor had seen the region's indigenous Guaraní people carrying this drink with them everywhere they went. It was a …

Tea

Activists Gather at CPAC

Drone warfare: life on the new frontline

Safely ensconced behind flickering computer screens, military personnel are waging war in lands thousands of miles away. But is there a hidden human cost to remote-controlled combat?<p>Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the …

Military

To fight peanut allergy, it's better to eat peanuts than avoid them

It seemed like a good idea at the time: With the incidence of peanut allergy climbing among children, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents in 2000 to keep peanuts far away from infants and toddlers who might have a life-threatening reaction to them.<p>But a new study suggests that advice …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

How Impulsiveness Can Boost Your Creativity

The key may lie in a belief that slightly negative traits have silver linings.<p>Everyone who’s ever prepared for a job interview knows how to turn a personal weakness into a character strength. The flipside of being a little stubborn might be extra persistence. A bit of impatience, properly directed, …

Psychology