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Natural born killers: humans predisposed to murder, study suggests

Humans are predisposed to murder each other, new research suggests, although it remains unclear if it’s down to genetics or other factors.<p>Researchers from Spain have found that a tendency to bump off members of the same species is particularly common among primates, and have estimated that around …

Biology

Implants Raise Security Awareness

Under the pressure of increasingly sophisticated attacks, medical device cybersecurity will become an important subspecialty for clinical research …

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Shilling for Hitler

Eminent historians defended Holocaust denier David Irving in the name of free speech and scholarship. Deborah Lipstadt’s account of her libel trial with Irving proves how colossally wrong they were.<p>Let's imagine that there was a writer who took as his subject World War II. And let's suppose that …

Weird

Epigenetic clock predicts life expectancy

UCLA geneticist Steve Horvath led a team of 65 scientists in seven countries to record age-related changes to human DNA, calculate biological age and …

Police helicopter captures UFO on thermal camera

Thermal image of UFO captured over Bristol Channel, Sept. 24, 2016<p>South Wales police are still scratching their heads over the UFO that appeared on …

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12 Of The Most Controversial Banned Books Of All Time

In honour of Banned Books Week, we’re taking a look at some of the most controversial writing ever published.<p>Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 …

The Viruses That Made Us Human

The rise of the mammals may be feel like a familiar tale, but there’s a twist you likely don’t know about: If it wasn’t for a virus, it might not …

Biology

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'Ready Player One' Is A Visually Dazzling Satire Of Consumer Culture<p>Vince Mancini reviews Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One,' a film so dazzling …

Construction

Kids say the creepiest things: parents reveal the unnerving conversations they've had with their little ones

It is common knowledge that a parent’s love for their children knows no bounds. But when lumped with a child who talks to the dead, contemplates hitting “mum with a hammer” or forecasts the afterlife, presumptions about unconditional love can quickly unravel.<p>Thanks to a peculiar new Reddit thread, …

Parenting

If you’re black, DNA ancestry results can reveal an awkward truth

Nikiah Washington live-streamed the unboxing of her Ancestry.com DNA testing kit as one of her young sons might a new toy, complete with all of the …

12 Stressful Things You Need to Stop Tolerating Right Now

Sometimes we need to escape our stress before our stress takes us down.<p>Some forms of stress are necessary--especially if we want to stimulate creativity and new learning.<p>Others bring no benefit at all and serve only to prevent us from being effective or successful.<p>Here's a list of a dozen of the …

Self-help

15 brilliant comic strips showing what adulthood is really like

Shenanigansen is a talented artist from Massachusetts who draws highly amusing images depicting the dilemmas of daily life and growing up. The …

How anxiety warps your perception

An anxious mindset can change the way you view the world in profound ways. But could a simple new treatment offer a way out of the perpetual fear?<p>As your thoughts run uncontrollably, your heartbeat starts to race and your breathing becomes heavy. Uneasiness is followed by fear, and then without …

Psychology

Were Humans Built to Drink Alcohol?

The “Indiana Jones of alcohol” on how beer launched modern civilization<p>As a biomolecular archaeologist at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Patrick McGovern, 71, is a modern brewmaster of the ancient empires. By extracting organic material left at archaeological …

How to Get Healthy, According to Research

You want to know how to get healthy? Eat better, exercise and get more sleep… But you don’t need me to tell you that. You know that.<p>So is health just …

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Find The Right Board Game To Match Your Personality

Quantic Foundry, a game analytics consultancy, recently took a full 220,000 videogamers and studied their motivations. The results were obvious in …

Board Games

Four Questions to Help You Overcome Procrastination

Procrastination is like a voice in your head giving you several seemingly valid reasons to avoid doing something. Usually it’s tough to summon a …

Forty New Philosophical SF Recommendations

Since 2014, I've been collecting <b>professional philosophers' recommendations of personal favorite "philosophically interesting" SF</b> -- where "SF" is …

Science Fiction

The 1 Strategy Every New Author Needs to Launch an Amazon Bestseller

To hit the bestseller lists on Amazon, tap into who you know.<p>The first thing any author should do to get featured on one of Amazon's bestseller lists is to write a great book that entertains or informs. Readers will talk about books they've enjoyed, and are more likely to read, share, and review …

Writing

Creepy, Out-Of-The-Box Sex Studies That Were Maybe Illegal

Ever since Edgar D. Scienceman invented science in 1957, a very specific subset of researchers have busied themselves by researching romance and …

Psychiatrists are not allowed to offer their opinion on Trump or Clinton — here's why

Everyone except the American Psychiatric Association, that is.<p>The professional group, which represents more than 35,000 practicing psychiatrists has a policy that bans members from commenting on the mental status of people they haven't personally diagnosed.<p>Maria Oquendo, the group's president, …

Mental Health

Do You Have a Right to Privacy in Your Marriage?

<i>Privacy</i>, a new off-Broadway play starring Daniel Radcliffe at the Public Theater in New York City, contemplates all the ways in which the digital …

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