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These 11,000 Year Old Carved Bones Are Evidence of an Ancient Skull Cult

This is really weird.<p>Archaeologists have unearthed fragments of several human skulls from a dig site in southeast Turkey with some rather unusual …

The Specialists’ Stranglehold on Medicine

Republicans are trying to cut health care spending. But hacking away at Medicaid, weakening coverage requirements and replacing Obamacare’s subsidies with a convoluted tax credit will not deal with the real crisis in American health care.<p>The Affordable Care Act was misnamed; it should have been …

Health Care

Japanese family life is falling apart — and the reasons why go back to World War II

Saddled with long work hours and rising expenses, young Japanese couples are opting not to have kids. Even if they have the energy to start a family, many simply don't have the time.<p>As a result, spending shrinks on the small scale and the Japanese economy contracts on the large scale. Japan has …

World War II

The Descendants Of James Madison’s Slaves Are Digging Up His Plantation

A new exhibition is tying the lives of people enslaved by James Madison, the author of the Bill of Rights, to their living descendants.<p>The marble rests with surprising heft in Leontyne Peck’s hand, as she stands outside the rebuilt slave cabin.<p>“It’s heavy. I was surprised when I found it,” she …

Old Coal Mines Have a Place in the Future of Clean Energy

Ben Chafin sees the future of clean energy in abandoned coal shafts.<p>The Virginia state senator, whose Appalachian district is pockmarked with empty …

Mexico's ancient city guards its secrets but excavation reveals new mysteries

An eight-year project at Teotihuacán, once the western hemisphere’s largest city, failed to locate its rulers’ tomb but findings offered tantalising clues to its origins<p>For decades, the hunt for a royal tomb at the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacán has gripped archaeologists trying to unravel the …

Archaeology

The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Ready, set, camp.<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and …

The Cognitive Benefits of Being a Man-Child

For men and women, extending adolescence has the potential to make the brain more capable in adulthood.<p>In a time when college graduates return to live under their parents’ roofs and top careers require years of internships and graduate degrees, the age of adulthood is receding, practically into the …

The Brain

A decorated scientist has ignited a passionate debate with claims that the founders of Chinese civilization were not Chinese

But the professor didn't just talk about geochemistry.<p>He also cited several ancient Chinese classics, at one point quoting historian Sima Qian's description of the topography of the Xia empire — traditionally regarded as China's founding dynasty, dating from 2070 to 1600 B.C. "Northwards the stream …

China

Darwin Unhinged: The Bugs in Evolution

By Fred Reed<p>This is atrociously long, criminally even, by internet standards but I post it anyway because I get occasional requests. Few will read …

Biology

Earth - Some lifeforms may have been alive since the dinosaur era

Some corals live for thousands of years. American lobsters can live to at least 140. One tortoise lived to 250. And a mollusc called Ming was the ripe old age of 507 when researchers inadvertently killed him.<p>Forget these babies, though. The oldest living creatures on Earth can easily shatter their …

Global warming won’t just change the weather—it could trigger massive earthquakes and volcanoes

Bill McGuire is not optimistic about humanity’s future. In his book, <i>Waking the Giant: How a changing climate triggers earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes</i>, he explains why.<p>By his estimation, carbon dioxide emissions from human activity since industrialization began have changed the trajectory of …

Hacking Team's 'Illegal' Latin American Empire

The use of Hacking Team’s spyware is illegal in most Latin American countries, according to a new report.<p><b>Leer en Español</b>.<p>In early April, 2014, a spy from the Ecuador's intelligence agency sent a flurry of emails to the support team of Hacking Team, a company of Italian hackers-for-hire that works …

How Animals Think

A new look at what humans can learn from nonhuman minds<p>For 2,000 years, there was an intuitive, elegant, compelling picture of how the world worked. It was called “the ladder of nature.” In the canonical version, God was at the top, followed by angels, who were followed by humans. Then came the …

Seafloor

Consciousness Works Differently Than You Think, According To This New Theory

We might see things before we're actually aware of them.<p>We may not be nearly as aware of the world around us as we'd like to think, according to a thought-provoking new theory in cognitive neuroscience.<p>Just like a movie appears continuous even though it's made up of a series of separate images, our …

Consciousness

Scientists Set To Drill Into Extinction-Event Crater In Mexico

A research team is now working to put a massive drill into the the Gulf of Mexico's seafloor to help peel back 65 million years of history. Their goal: to secure a nearly mile-deep core sample from the Chicxulub crater that's commonly linked to the end of the dinosaur era.<p>"There's a lot of …

There's an Intact Ancient Virus Lying Dormant in Human DNA

Don’t worry. It probably won’t come back to life.<p>Research has shown that our DNA houses the ghosts of viruses fended off by your ancestors, and some …

How to Make Sure Your Kids Have 'Grit,' Backed by Research

What makes kids persist? What gives them the “grit” to keep working hard in school, to get good grades and ultimately be successful in life?<p>A big …

This Device Turns Plastic Waste Into Safe, Edible Mushrooms

Genius.<p>Researchers have come up with an awesome way to address that rather serious plastic problem we’ve got going on - a device that turns plastic …

How the US Army Influences Almost Everything in the Supermarket

I joined Anastacia Marx de Salcedo, author of <i>Combat-Ready Kitchen</i>, on a tour of a supermarket to examine how the US military has had a hand in just about everything we commonly eat.<p>Someone—maybe Napoleon, maybe Alexander the Great—once said that an army marches on its stomach. And why …

What Is The Universe Expanding Into?

One of the most spectacular discoveries of the 20th century was that the Universe itself was expanding. When Einstein put forth his general theory of relativity, he swiftly recognized that there was a consequence he was unhappy about: a Universe that was filled with matter in all directions would …

New models aim to disrupt charities

It's hard to dispute that the social web has transformed society and created any number of new ways to connect people in more personal ways.<p>Nowhere is this more so than with philanthropy. I've written previously about a number of innovative platforms that have emerged in the UK in recent years that …

Here's One Climate Issue Ted Cruz Actually Gets Right

Cruz's opposition to ethanol mandates puts him in a place you would never expect to find him.<p><i>This story was produced and originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>With the Iowa caucuses just a week away, Ted Cruz is duking it out with …

4 cosmic phenomena that travel faster than the speed of light

AP Photo<p>When Albert Einstein first predicted that light travels the same speed everywhere in our universe, he essentially stamped a speed limit on …

Physics

The most colourful cities in the world – in pictures

From the arts hub of Valparaiso to the ‘blue city’ of Jodhpur, we take a look at the neighbourhoods and cityscapes that have been transformed by colourful paint<p>• Share your own photos on Twitter and Instagram using #guardiancolourfulcities

Jodhpur

The Hidden Costs of Cruising

Roderlck Elme/ Flickr<p>For many travelers, the main appeal of cruising is its all-inclusive nature. One rate covers your lodging, most meals and entertainment for the entire trip. Plus, with larger ships, innovative amenities and new destinations continuously being added to itineraries, cruises are …

A City Abandoned

Project info<p>Tampico is a beautiful tropical city located on the Gulf of Mexico, traversed by canals, dotted with palm trees, graced with kilometers of undeveloped beach.<br>It was the first major port in Mexico and was the centre of gas and oil production for decades, both of which brought in great …

17 Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes That Will Turn Your World View Outside In

<b>“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” ―</b>Jiddu Krishnamurti<p>A sage is someone who can put into words the …

We know long doctor shifts are dangerous. Why won’t hospitals adapt?

By Jeffrey Clark<p>David Harari<p><i>Jeffrey Clark and David Harari are resident physicians at the University of Washington specializing in psychiatry.</i><p>In 1989, Sidney Zion famously wrote this about staffing practices at U.S. hospitals: “You don’t need kindergarten to know that a resident working a 36-hour …

Hilarious Photo Series Explains How to Make a Baby

If you were ever wondering how a baby is formed, Quebec-based photographer Patrice Laroche has created a easy-to-follow, almost instructional, series of photos. Of course, it's only a joke! Laroche and the soon-to-be-mother of his child, Sandra Denis, found a humorous and creative way to share …

Pat Rice