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How Cooking Allowed Us to Develop Nearly Double the Neurons of the Next Smartest Primate

Why are we the smartest of all the animals? A new study led by a noted neuroscientist has the answer - it’s not just the size of our brains but the</b> …

A scientist spent 6 months alone in a dark cave to study the effects of extreme isolation

On Valentine's Day in 1972, geologist-turned-researcher Michel Siffre was about to find out.<p>He kissed his wife goodbye and descended a hundred feet to the aptly named Midnight Cave in Texas. He did not emerge for six months.<p>Those months of isolation and sensory deprivation had a profound effect on …

Oxford University Press

Car Chased by 20,000 Bees for Two Days After Hive Queen Gets Stuck in Trunk

A woman in the UK was left baffled by a swarm of about 20,000 bees that latched onto the back of her car and refused to budge for over 28 hours. The …

Nobel Prize for Chinese traditional medicine expert who developed malaria cure

Developed for Communist troops fighting in the Vietnam War, Tu Youyou's treatment was major breakthrough in global fight against malaria<p>A Chinese scientist who pioneered a malaria treatment for Communist troops fighting America in the Vietnam War has won the Nobel Prize for Medicine.<p>Tu Youyou …

Nobel Prize

Einstein's election riddle: are you in the two per cent that can solve it?

Nicola lives in the tartan house, but who owns the fish?<p>Stumped? Here’s how to solve Einstein’s election riddle<p>Last month I blogged about a logic puzzle that had gone viral in Singapore. My posts on Cheryl’s birthday problem attracted more readers than anything I have ever written before: more than …

Harry Potter

The 55 Most Useful Life Hacks Ever

Trending on TwistedSifter<p>The Shirk Report – Volume 458<p>50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth<p>Father and Son Decide to Get in Shape Together (9 Pics)<p>The …

Guy Gets Stuck as a Looping GIF in this Bizarrely Funny Commercial

Flying Horse is a popular Brazilian energy drink, as a brand they're known for producing some of the weirdest and attention grabbing ads in recent …

If a Zombie Apocalypse Was Imminent, What Medications Should You Stock Up on to Survive?

<i>As a medical professional, what five medications would you try to stock up on if you knew a civil war or zombie apocalypse was heading your way? Why?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge.</i> …

E.coli

Great Acceleration 2015

The trajectory of the Anthropocene: The Great Acceleration<p>International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, Stockholm Resilience Centre<p>Will Steffen, Wendy Broadgate, Lisa Deutsch ,Owen Gaffney and Cornelia Ludwig<p>2015 Anthropocene …

24 charts every leader should see

From the impact of the industrial revolution to today’s rapid urbanisation and the climate trends that made 2014 the warmest year on record, these …

Climate Change

Digital Makeup Turns This Woman Into Living CGI

With just a small kit of powder, mascara, colored pencils, and paint, makeup can turn people into animals, monsters, paintings, and other people entirely. It can make the ugly beautiful, the beautiful ugly, the young old, and the old young.<p>But it’s also messy and time-consuming. The digital makeup …

Living Rooms

This Fridge Doesn’t Need Electricity To Stay Cool

Inspired by studying frozen lakes, the Sure Chill can stay cold for up to 35 days–long enough to get life-saving vaccines to kids still living off the grid.<p>Jenny McCarthy might tell you differently, but vaccines really do save lives. Unicef estimates that 2 to 3 million kids survived in 2011 …

Acorns App Gives You a Way to Finally Invest Your Spare Change

<i>The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion,</i> …

The Official Popular Science Guide To All The Gadgets You'll Need In College

What's the best laptop? How can you avoid losing your papers to Microsoft Word's temper tantrums? The answers, and more, within.<p>So, you're heading off to college, eh? Well, congratulations on spending, on average, somewhere in the neighborhood of $30,000 a year! And when you're dropping that much …

Iridescent Skins Let You Just Tilt To Change Your iPhone's Color

If you're tired of the iPhone's boring black or white color options, but would also like to avoid a bulky case or letting Colorware have at it with …