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The Science of Memory (and 4 Uncommon Ways to Enhance It)

<i>This post originally appeared on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I have a pretty bad memory, it seems. I know people say that all the time, but here’s why I think it actually applies to me:<p>In pretty much all of my childhood memories, I’m around 10 years old, as if nothing ever happened before that.<br>• My poor …

Jumping genes capture deep relationships between parrots and songbirds

A new study adds support to two earlier reports that songbirds and parrots are each other's closest relatives (Psittacopasserae), indicating that vocal learning abilities appeared in this group of birds 30 million years earlier than originally assumed<p>Birds share many characteristics with humans. …

What's old is new again: newly discovered songbird family is ancient

Scientists analysing songbird DNA discovered that the spotted wren-babbler is neither a wren nor a wren-babbler, nor even a babbler. Instead, it represents an old evolutionary family that has no close living relatives.<p>A newly published study has uncovered a previously unknown family of songbirds …

100 Greatest Singers of All Time

<b>Born</b> January 11th, 1971<p><b>Key Tracks</b> "Real Love," "Not Gon' Cry," "No More Drama"<p><b>Influenced</b> Beyoncé, Keyshia Cole<p>"I can do a record with Elton John, I …

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12 reasons it’s better to travel in a group

‘Group travel’ has become a byword for the lazy, frightened, and inexperienced traveler. It conjures the stereotype of a ‘packaged’ experience — a …

Top 15 travel experiences in Sikkim, India

One of the Himalaya’s best-kept travel secrets, Sikkim is a welcome diversion from all conventional notions of an Indian holiday. Far from Rajasthan’s royal trail, Goa’s beaches and Kerala’s backwaters, this tiny Indian hill state prides itself on pristine alpine forests, lofty snow-capped …

9 Reasons to Visit Australia’s Northern Territory

Why should you make the effort to visit the Northern Territory? The Australian Outback endures as a symbol of the rugged, remote reaches of the …

10 of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Ireland

Outdoors lovers will find lots to be excited about in Ireland, with acres of wild and windswept countryside, cute-as-a-button villages and hair-raising coastal cliffs making up the country's surprisingly varied scenery. From mesmerizing UNESCO World Heritage sites to unique vistas that beg to be …

How to live longer – the experts' guide to ageing

<b>JERRALD RECTOR, 26: Lift weights for better immunity</b><p><b>By the time we reach 80, most of us will be infected with a type of herpes virus which erodes the immune system and takes years off your life without you even knowing it. PhD student Jerrald Rector, at the University of Birmingham, knows he has</b> …

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The Art of Honest Fried Chicken (A Lifestyle Choice)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

Fall Movie Preview: ‘Gravity,’ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ and More

What to See<p>From ‘Gravity to ‘The Counselor,’ see what Marlow Stern is looking forward to after a miserable summer.<p>09.03.13 4:45 AM ET

35 Gorgeous Color Photos Of Russia 100 Years Ago

But he left behind over 2,600 amazing photographs of the Russian Empire he had taken between 1909 and 1915.<p>The Prokudin-Gorskii Collection at the Library of Congress shows the ethnographic and geographic diversity of the vast Russian Empire through images of people, religious architecture, pastoral …

ELLE Culture Guide: Our Ultimate Must-See, Must-Do List for Fall

Our annual manual of the essential TV-shows, theater, books, movies, art, fashion momentsand everything elseyou need to know about this season<p>How to be the smartest girl at the cocktail party? Behold, our annual manual of the essential TV-shows, theater, books, movies, art, fashion moments—and …

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The Masters of Nature Photography book – in pictures

Wild horses of the Netherlands, red-crowned cranes dancing in the snow, the plight of a tortured chimpanzee and a polar panorama feature in the collection of wildlife images in the book published by the Natural History Museum<p>• Masters of Nature Photography by Rosamund Kidmane Cox - Guardian Bookshop

Asteroid crash in Quebec may have caused prehistoric climate change

The cause of a thousand-year cold period that killed off giant ground sloths, mastodons, and sabretooth cats continues to be in contention. While it's long been hypothesized that the major climate shift that occurred around 12,900 years ago was the result of a sudden flood of freshwater into the …

New timeline for origin of ancient Egypt

<b>A new timeline for the origin of ancient Egypt has been established by scientists.</b><p>A team from the UK found that the transformation from a land of disparate farmers into a state ruled by a king was more rapid than previously thought.<p>Using radiocarbon dating and computer models, they believe the …

*Secret Falls* - Upper Gledhill Falls, Ku-Ring-Gai National Park, NSW, Australia

Pictures of the day: 19 August 2013 - Telegraph

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Twelve Apostles - Australia

This village in Giethoorn, Netherlands has no roads - You must take a boat to go to different places.

100 Trips You Must Take In Your Lifetime

If you're stuck in front of a computer all day, then yours probably is, too.<p>We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations around the world, from a dogsled ride through the Montana wilderness to a hike around Richard Branson's private Caribbean island. For a closer look at some …

Dawn at Shurting Camp, Charang La, Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh

good month ;-) Oneonta Gorge, Oregon

Tara Mountain, Dinaric Alps, Serbia By Uros Petrovic

Yangshuo - China

Seoraksan National Park, South Korea By Ahn Chung Ho