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Earth - Life may actually be getting better at evolving

In 1996, a young graduate student called Richard Watson sat down to read a paper on evolution. The article was provocative. It tackled a long-running problem in evolutionary biology: we do not fully understand how organisms can adapt so successfully to their environments.<p>Creatures do not seem to be …

Biology

5 Easy DIY Tutorials for That Viral Chunky Knit Blanket

It's time to cuddle up with some Netflix and knits!<p>It's that time of year when staying indoors while snuggled up in a blanket all day sounds better than having to go to work or do errands, especially if it was this chunky knit blanket that people on Instagram are obsessing over.<p>This new knit …

Knitting

How to Prepare for Old Age When You Don’t Have Kids

Generally speaking, if you have kids, you have someone to watch over you beyond your golden years. Not everyone has children, though, and if you …

ASOS Customer Complains Using Lyrics From Eminem's 'Stan', Retailer Keeps It Classy By Rapping Back

'I sent you my exchange but still it ain’t returning'.<p>An ASOS shopper has started what could possibly be the best customer service dialogue on the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How Does Blood Pressure Work?

Your heart is the master pump for all the blood in your body. With every heartbeat, your heart pushes your blood to all the vital parts of your body, …

Magnetism

Hundreds of Genes Spring to Life Up to 4 Days After Death, Scientists Find

Wha??<p>When a person's heart and brain have stopped ticking, and their respiratory and circulatory systems grind to a halt, it’s time to declare death. …

Genetics

Want to Dramatically Improve Presentations? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

My client needed help, and she needed it fast. "Please tell me how to improve this presentation," she asked. "The CEO is planning to share this next week at the employee town hall meeting."<p>She opened a folder and pulled out a thick printout of a PowerPoint deck. It was a car-wreck moment for me: I …

Public Speaking

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

Self-improvement

30 Insanely Useful Camping Products You’ll Wish You’d Known About Sooner

Everything you need to make the great outdoors even greater.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><i>The comments for this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

Beverages

These are the questions you should always ask during a job interview

The questions YOU ask during a job interview are just as important as the answers you give.<p>Knowing which questions to ask at a job interview can be …

Employment
Melbourne

What Every Beer Lover Needs to Know: Ales vs. Lagers

Sometimes there's nothing better than an ice-cold beer on a warm afternoon (or evening, or night...). But with so many styles of beer out there, it can be tough to choose which one to enjoy. Understanding beer fundamentals, along with the two basic types (ales and lagers), will help you navigate …

Dining Rooms

How to write paragraphs

in research texts (articles, books and PhDs)<p>In English the core building blocks of any intellectual or research argument are paragraphs. Each …

Writing

11 Scientific Ways to Make an Excellent First Impression

It’s very difficult to bounce back from a bad first impression—but that doesn’t mean you need to fear meeting new people. Tackle first-time …

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p><b>How to talk to… children and teenagers, by family therapist Karen Holford</b><p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they …

Relationships

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

Public Speaking

The Body Farm: A National Geographic Inside Look

Body farms are certainly one of the more macabre facilities in the field of forensic science.<p>Not for the faint of heart, researchers allow dead …

University of Tennessee

Archaeologists dig into nitty-gritty of Gallipoli

The 1915 Gallipoli battlefields have been a focus of intense interest for much of the past century, but official archaeological research began there …

Archaeology

33 Of Your Favorite Bands Recreated With LEGOS

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Justin Timberlake

The subtle science of selling – a six-step guide

Salespeople can lure you into buying their products with simple psychological tricks. Tiffanie Wen explores how they work.<p>If I told you this is the most important article you’ll read this week, you probably wouldn’t believe me. But what if I could say that 75% of your friends agreed? Or if I could …

Psychology

IKEA's New Furniture Will Charge Your Smartphone Wirelessly

The Swedish furniture giant just announced a new line of products that will keep smartphones powered up without plugs or wires.<p>Leave it to IKEA to create another line that will make lives easier, this time with furniture that wirelessly charges smartphones. The Swedish furniture company recently …

The Best History Apps

Some of the most exciting research being done today makes full use of modern technological advances which open up new avenues of enquiry. An added …

Anglo-Saxon cow bile and garlic potion kills MRSA

Microbiologists were astonished to find that not only did the salve clear up styes, but it also tackled the deadly superbug MRSA, which is resistant to many antibiotics.<p>A thousand-year-old medieval remedy for eye infections which was discovered in a manuscript in the British Library has been found …

You Won't Believe All the Places This Woman Decided to Practice Yoga

The photos are absolutely stunning.<p>When various work projects took Anja Humljan, 31, a Slovenian record-setting sprinter, architect, dancer, and yoga instructor from Ljubljana, Slovenia, to Madrid, New York, and Paris, she didn't take the standard tourist selfies. Instead, she pulled on a white …

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

The 10 Things We Learned From Our TED Talk Playlist

Life<p>by Holly Peacock | 09 12 2014<p>[Getty]<p>The 10 Things We Learned From Our Grazia TED Talk Playlist<p><i>[Getty]</i><p>You know what it's like, you're sitting …