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Were we happier in the stone age?

We are far more powerful than our ancestors, but are we much happier? Historians seldom stop to ponder this question, yet ultimately, isn't it what history is all about? Our understanding and our judgment of, say, the worldwide spread of monotheistic religion surely depends on whether we conclude …

Homo naledi: new species of ancient human discovered, claim scientists

Bones found in South African cave are <i>Homo naledi</i>, a new species of ancient human relative, say researchers, but some experts are sceptical of find<p>A huge haul of bones found in a small, dark chamber at the back of a cave in South Africa may be the remnants of a new species of ancient human …

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Solar Impulse 2 lands in Hawaii, setting record for longest solo flight

Solar Impulse 2 — the giant, gangly solar-powered aircraft on a protracted, multi-leg trip around the world — just completed its single most …

Matt Ridley has joined the real climate debate | Myles Allen

The climate sceptic's interpretation of my study as final endorsement of his position means we can move on

The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy by David Graeber – review

Life without bureaucracy sounds wonderful. But are states always and only repressive?<p>At the start of this unusual and interesting book, which is subtitled “On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy”, David Graeber states what he calls the iron law of liberalism: any market …

GMO Scientists Could Save the World From Hunger, If We Let Them

Tech & Science GMO Food Health<p>A Nebraska Cornhusker frets as he surveys his drought-stunted crop. A Nigerian yam farmer digs up shrunken tubers. A …

JCB boss says EU exit could lift burden of bureaucracy on UK businesses

The top executives of JCB, one of the UK’s biggest manufacturing companies, have said Britain should vote to leave the European Union if David Cameron fails to negotiate reductions to bureaucracy that weighs down UK businesses.<p>Graeme MacDonald, who runs JCB for its billionaire owners, the Bamford …

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WATCH: How We Speak Reveals What We Think, with Steven Pinker

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The Rational Optimist, By Matt Ridley<br />Pandora's Seed, By Spencer Wells

Is it a cheap shot to point out that Matt Ridley, scourge of greens and author of The Rational Optimist: How prosperity evolves, is also the Matt …

What Rand Paul Gets Right — And Wrong — About Marriage And Poverty

Presidential candidate Rand Paul has repeatedly claimed that having children outside of marriage is a ticket into poverty. It’s true, sort of. But some social scientists point to more fundamental reasons for poverty, such as unemployment and skipping school.<p>"It's just a fact," presidential …

Prof. Gordon Arbuthnott ile beyin mekanizmaları ve davranışlar üzerine

<p>Profesör Arbuthnott özellikle hareket fonksiyonları bozuklukları ve Parkinson hastalığı üzerine yaptığı çalışmalar ile biliniyor. Kendisi halen …

A History of Violence; We're getting nicer every day.

In sixteenth-century Paris, a popular form of entertainment was cat-burning, in which a cat was hoisted in a sling on a stage and slowlylowered into …

John Gray versus Pinker on Violence: “The Sorcery of Numbers”

Steven Pinker’s 2011 book, <i>The Better Angels of Our Nature</i>, argued that declines in all kinds of violence, including war, reflect moral progress. I …

John Gray: Steven Pinker is wrong about violence and war

A new orthodoxy, led by Pinker, holds that war and violence in the developed world are declining. The stats are misleading, argues Gray – and the idea of moral progress is wishful thinking and plain wrong<p>For an influential group of advanced thinkers, violence is a type of backwardness. In the most …