Carissa Fowler

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10 reasons why Snapchat is the platform du jour for brands

The term "unique" is thrown around with such abandon that it has lost much of its meaning.<p>But Facebook's rejected 2013 offer to pay $3 billion for …

Advertising

Controversy and Excitement Swirl around New Human Species

In the brand-new fossil vault at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in South Africa, shelf space is already running out. The …

150,000 penguins have disappeared in Antarctica. Thanks, climate change!

Penguin haters, rejoice! According to a new study published in the journal <i>Antarctic Science</i>, the world could be short 150,000 penguins.<p>Researchers …

Antarctica

For the Record: Facebook truthiness

There’s a lot of truthiness on Facebook about presidential candidates. Let’s look at the story lines cluttering our timelines about Republican and Democratic frontrunners.<p>HILLARY WILL SAY ANYTHING<p>THE CLAIM: You can’t trust what Hillary Clinton says because she doesn’t really believe in anything …

University of California

<b>In January, it was confirmed that St. Elijah’s Monastery, the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq, was completely destroyed by ISIS troops after standing for 1,400 years near the city of Mosul. The race is on to digitally preserve thousands of other at-risk sites around the world before they meet a</b> …

Archaeology

How Exercise Makes You Smarter, Happier, and Less Stressed

'Exercise is like taking a little bit of Prozac and a little bit of Ritalin,' says a Harvard researcher, describing the amazing effects of fitness on the brain.<p>Being nagged about exercise isn't fun or motivating. Plus, it's cold out there in a lot of America. So how can you convince yourself to do …

Brain Games Are Not Just Kid's Play, Aging Experts Say

By the time Ann Stewart hit retirement age, the real estate executive was starting to notice some "senior moments."<p>"As you get older, you just realize you're forgetting things or you're leaving things behind, and that is not a good sign of aging," Stewart said.<p>Many people believe those signs are …

5 apps for exploring a new city like a local

There are some things everybody knows about New Yorkers. They pay exorbitant rents, they worship pizza and they never hang out in Times Square.<p>But …

In shards of glass, a new sign of how the enigmatic Easter Islanders met their demise

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>For years, the glimmering glass blades found scattered across the island were seen as evidence of its former residents’ bloodshed. Their environment denuded and their livelihoods compromised by deforestation and overuse of the land, the people of Easter Island were driven …

Trim and toned yoga guru, 41, who has one million fans on Instagram, hits out at a cruel 'troll' who told her she shouldn't wear white shorts because her butt 'is TOO LARGE'

A yogi with close to one million Instagram followers has revealed that an online 'troll' who told her that her derriere was too large to wear white …

Social Media

Researchers highlight brain region as 'ground zero' of Alzheimer's disease

A critical but vulnerable region in the brain appears to be the first place affected by late onset Alzheimer’s disease and may be more important for …

Dementia

'Planet of the Apes': Scientists believe modern humans lived among other ancient human species

Modern humans were likely to have been just one human species among many in a real-life version of Planet of the Apes.<p>Evolutionary scientists believe …

Dealing With "Face Threats" on Facebook And The Like

“Impression management,” an individual’s deliberate efforts to cultivate a particular image, can be an important consideration on social media. A new …

The radical plan to destroy time zones

By Adam Taylor<p>, Reporter<p>Last Summer, North Korea did something a little odd. On the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, the closed and authoritarian state announced it was permanently turning its clocks back half an hour. The country was creating its own time zone: …

North Korea

Prehistoric ‘hobbits’ were not deformed humans, but another species – study

French scientists say they have come closer to resolving the riddle of the origin of small people deemed unlike any others on the planet, whose …

Year in review: Early human kin could shake up family tree

Scientists trying to untangle the human evolutionary family’s ancient secrets welcomed a new set of tantalizing and controversial finds this year. A …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Trinity Mirror Group's strategy director says The Mirror newspaper owner is "moving out of toddler stage" when it comes to digital.</b> Piers North also hinted that the publisher is about to unveil its ad blocking antidote.<p><b>2. Yahoo has pulled the plug on its Google-like research group.</b> Yahoo just …

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Mystery Of Easter Island Inhabitants Deepens

Living on a small, isolated speck of land in the remote eastern Pacific, one could hardly blame the Rapanui for being at each others' throats. …

The key to halting climate change: admit we can't save everything

Climate change, and human resistance to making the changes needed to halt it, both continue apace: 2015 was the hottest year in recorded history, we may be on the brink of a major species extinction event in the ocean, and yet political will is woefully lacking to tackle this solvable problem.<p>Why …

Coral Reefs

Now it’s Nigeria’s authorities who want to regulate apps like Whatsapp and Facebook

Nigerian regulators have kicked off a debate over whether to regulate so-called over-the-top (OTT) services in the country, it comes a month after South Africa’s regulators made the same move.<p>WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Skype, all immensely popular in Africa’s most populous nation, are all …

You think this is a sonic boom – but it’s not

Awe-inspiring photographs of fast jets surrounded by a split-second shockwave aren’t evidence of a plane breaking the sound barrier. BBC Future looks at what causes them.<p>It’s an eye-catching sight that has been captured by photographers and camera crews time and again; a military jet sweeps in low …

Every Super Bowl Game Since 1967, Reduced To A Minimalist Sculpture

This is for all the artsy jocks out there.<p>The age of big data gives us myriad tools for investigating the most minute details of games. But amid all the instant replays and sophisticated analytics, there’s sometimes <i>too much</i> information. Two data artists have taken what they think is the most …

Iron meteorites 'buried in Antarctica' by the Sun

<b>New research suggests there could be a layer of iron-rich meteorites hidden just under the Antarctic ice.</b><p>The churning of glaciers spews many space rocks out on to the surface in Antarctica, but compared to elsewhere on Earth, few of them are made of iron.<p>Based on modelling and lab experiments, …

Earth Science

Underwater photographer of the year 2016 winners – in pictures

Italian photographer Davide Lopresti has been named Underwater photographer of the year 2016 for his stunning seahorse image titled Gold. Showcasing some of the most breathtaking images captured beneath the depths in the UK and around the world, the annual competition receives thousands of entries …

Photography

Earth's Rarest Minerals Give Diamonds A Run For Their Money

Some minerals are so rare, the entire Earth's supply is smaller than a sugar cube.<p>Marilyn Monroe, who famously said, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend," probably hadn't heard of Sardinian ichnusaite.<p>Ichnusaite, a pearly, colorless and brittle mineral, was discovered on the Italian island of …

Geology

The weirdest reinventions of city buildings – in pictures

We’re used to seeing transformed buildings in our cities – think hotels in town halls and bars in banks. But here are some of the more unusual proposals and projects – from a skate park in a church to a swimming pool in a metro station

Swimming Pools

Why and how Procrastination can be Good for Your Job

April 27, 2015<p>Share<p>At Hootsuite we live and breathe social, which means that everything is in real time, our workplace is fast-paced, and social …

Scientists want to sequence the genomes of all known kakapo

Scientists want to sequence the genomes of all known kakapo, which shouldn't be that hard -- the animal is critically endangered, and it's believed that there are only 125 individuals left. Kakapos are the heaviest and the only flightless parrot species in the world. These rotund, funny-looking …