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From Cattle To Capital: How Agriculture Bred Ancient Inequality

The gap between rich and poor is one of the great concerns of modern times. It's even driving archaeologists to look more closely at wealth disparities in ancient societies.<p>"That's what's so fun about it," says Timothy Kohler, at Washington State University. "It widens our perspective, and allows …

Anthropology

Study on Human Inequality Hints Revolution is in Store for U.S.

Every society has a tipping point.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Animals, Archaeology, Conflict, Data, Economics & Work<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>There’s a …

Anthropology

Italian doctor says world's first human head transplant 'imminent'

A controversial Italian doctor announced Friday that the world’s first human head transplant was "imminent" and that it would take place in China because his efforts to get backing for the project were ignored by the medical communities in the U.S. and Europe.<p>"The Americans did not understand," …

Medicine

Livestock to blame for 19% of global warming - study

Livestock emissions are responsible for almost a a fifth of total global warming, a new study has revealed.

Climate Change

Island nations prepare for a looming future without land

International climate talks continue this week in Bonn, Germany. But the actual host nation for the United Nation annual conference is Fiji, and it's the first time an island nation facing dire impacts of climate change has held the symbolic leadership role. (Fiji could not afford the cost of …

Climate

15,000 Scientists Penned a Serious Letter About Climate Change – But They Think Eating Plant-Based Can Help!

Listen up, people! 15,000 scientists have come together to write a dire “warning to humanity,” in the online journal BioScience, stating that mankind …

Climate Change

Here's the Exact Date an Asteroid Will End Human Civilization

Extinction-level events are ubiquitous in pop culture, but the impending apocalypse is more than fiction—we know the exact date the world will end, a …

Space Exploration

How the Zombie Fungus Takes Over Ants’ Bodies to Control Their Minds

The infamous parasite’s methods are more complex and more sinister than anyone suspected.<p>To find the world’s most sinister examples of mind control, don’t look to science fiction. Instead, go to a tropical country like Brazil, and venture deep into the jungle. Find a leaf that’s hanging almost …

Biology

People for sale: Where lives are auctioned for $400

<b>Tripoli, Libya (CNN)</b> -- "Eight hundred," says the auctioneer. "900 ... 1,000 ... 1,100 ..." Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars -- the equivalent of $800.<p>Not a used car, a piece of land, or an item of furniture. Not "merchandise" at all, but two human beings.<p>One of the unidentified men being sold in the …

Refugees

[Opinion] Left unchecked, Poland's attack on rights will harm EU

The Polish government's actions don't just pose a domestic threat. They threaten the values of the European Union itself and its credibility overseas.

Rights & Freedoms

Poland's Government Encourages Couples To Mate Like 'Rabbits'

The Polish government is trying to battle historically low birth rates in the country by encouraging couples to multiply like rabbits. Poland’s …

Population

He’s ready for World War III — and there’s room for you at his nuclear bunker, too

He’s been ready for a nuclear apocalypse for decades.<p>For just as long, though, observers have looked with skepticism at Bruce Beach’s Canadian …

North Korea

The EU signed a “historic” deal to integrate 23 armies to shake off its US dependence

It took 70 years, but the European Union finally signed a pact today (Nov. 13) agreeing to integrate military funding, weapons development, and deployment of European defenses. In a way, creating a unified mega army.<p>US president’s Donald Trump’s frequent accusations that EU countries do not pay …

War

How Poland became a breeding ground for Europe’s far right

BERLIN — Few countries suffered as much under the Nazis as Poland did during World War II.<p>And yet, more than 70 years later, it has become a center on the continent for the far right — and liberal critics say the government isn’t doing anything about it. In fact, they say, the Polish far right …

Andrzej Duda

The truth about female desire: It’s base, animalistic and ravenous

A new book on women’s sexuality turns everything we think we know on its head<p>There is a conspiracy theory at the heart of this book. Even to the most casual observer of human history, it isn’t news that women’s sexuality has been feared, suppressed and lied about. But "What Do Women Want?: …

Feminism

After Trump Will Be Another Trump — and This One Could Be More Dangerous

For many, if not most, Americans, the only pleasure to be had from Donald Trump’s presidency is to imagine his premature eviction from the White …

Elections

Yes, Jay Powell is the compromise candidate for the Federal Reserve – but not a bad one at that

Also: What would the perfect tax system look like and the Kadoories’ dynastic stewardship<p>Perhaps we should be relieved that Donald Trump has made a dull appointment to succeed Janet Yellen as chairman of the Federal Reserve, America’s central bank. He might have picked another alt-right wacko or …

Economy

Global Economy: Communication breakdown?

LONDON (Reuters) - A flattening of government bond yield curves that may presage an economic downturn could prompt verbal interventions in the coming week by central bankers still struggling to hit this cycle's inflation targets.<p>European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair …

Economy

All We Capitalists Have Now Are Herbert Hoovers

This week marks the anniversary of one of the darkest moments in human history. For a non-trivial portion of the American population, they take it to …

Economics

Photos show the massive far-right protest in Warsaw on Polish Independence Day

The Polish capital of Warsaw marked Poland’s Independence Day Saturday with a massive protest led by far-right demonstrators, who protested in favor …

World Politics

An ancient philosopher’s advice for living a fulfilled life, even in the darkest times

Few who knew Epictetus would have considered him lucky.<p>He was born a slave 2,000 years ago. He lived and died in poverty. He was permanently crippled from a broken leg given to him by his master.<p>They’re not necessarily a list of circumstances that you would wish on anyone you cared about even …

Happiness

Why aliens could look eerily Lovecraftian

Aliens have been stereotyped. What Hollywood thinks extraterrestrials look like like has manifested into humanoid life forms with a …

Aliens

Daughter of Polygamous Sect Leader Says He Sexually Abused Her for Years

(SALT LAKE CITY) — A daughter of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs said he sexually abused her for years when she was a child growing up in the …

Mormonism

Uber is the latest U.S. tech company to face regulatory backlash in Europe

In the latest blow to a major U.S. technology company in Europe, a British employment tribunal ruled on Friday that Uber drivers are owed minimum wage and paid time off, throwing a wrench into the ride-hailing company’s business model.<p>Uber has long asserted that it does not employ its drivers, and …

Uber

Polish Nationalist Youth March Draws Thousands in Capital

Crowd of mostly young people carries banners that read ‘Europe Will Be White’ and ‘Clean Blood’<p>WARSAW—Tens of thousands of Poles marched across downtown Warsaw on Saturday, in an independence-day procession organized by a nationalist youth movement that seeks an ethnically pure Poland with fewer …

European History

George Takei, Richard Dreyfuss respond in harassment scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — George Takei took to Twitter on Saturday to deny groping a male model and Richard Dreyfuss said he never exposed himself to a female writer helping him with a TV script, both back in the 1980s.<p>Takei, the 80-year-old "Star Trek" icon, said in a series of tweets that events described …

Entertainment

My trip to China shattered my biases about developing nations

When I went to China for two weeks on a recent reporting trip, I had certain expectations. Officially, China is still a developing country. I thought I had a pretty clear picture of life in developing and developed nations, having grown up in India and spent most of my adult life in the United …

China

The 4 unbelievable things about Steve Bannon's conspiracy theory on Roy Moore

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> On Thursday night in New Hampshire, former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon offered a simple explanation for the bombshell report in The Washington Post that Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore pursued sexual relationships with four teenagers when he was in …

Donald Trump

Bolshevism’s New Believers

The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution<p>by Yuri Slezkine<p>Princeton University Press, 1,104 pp., $39.95<p>Over the past one hundred …

Russia