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Human evolution: the next stages

There have been a number of speculations lately concerning the eventual form humankind will take, particularly with regards to the role technology plays in our lives and how this could reshape our physical and mental selves.<p>Susan Greenfield recently released her first novel 2121, set in some …

The Periodic Table Of Humanity's Worst Vices [Infographic]

The science of how much we suck<p>From the design studio that created these cinematic star charts and musical color wheels comes a periodic table of human nature's ugliest attributes. Tyranny, deceit, materialism, brutality—thanks a lot, evolution.<p>The Periodic Table of Social Issues is designed to …

There Are Dangers in Drinking Diet Soda

A new study says the artificial sweeteners in soda can cause serious health problems, including weigh gain. Is that enough to make you give up Diet …

Evolution Punishes Selfish People, Game Theory Study Says

How long can you get ahead by screwing other people over?<p>Contrary to our Darwinian inclinations, evolution may not be as dog-eat-dog of a world as we thought it was. The selfish can survive for a while, but according to new game theory research, long-term survival requires cooperation.<p>Game …

World of Energy

Perhaps the biggest core mistake you’ll make along your path of conscious growth is subscribing to the belief that you live in a world of objects.<p>You …

There Are No Victims In This World - Why It's Time To Accept Humanity's Power of Creation and The Soul's Journey

Michael Forrester, <i>Prevent Disease</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>It’s still a concept difficult to accept, even by those well-versed in meta-physical sciences, but we …

Wolves howl because they care

When a member of the wolf pack leaves the group, the howling by those left behind isn’t a reflection of stress but of the quality of their …

Wildlife

Why psychotherapy’s a ‘bust’ despite the evidence

<b>BROWN (US) —</b> In a set of research review papers, psychologists put psychotherapy on the proverbial couch to examine why it’s on a clear decline in …

Google Knows The WiFi Passwords Of Every Android User: Report

Google might have access to WiFi passwords used by every single Android user, a new report suggests. That is a whole lot of WiFi passwords -- maybe most of them in the world.<p>“If an Android device (phone or tablet) has ever logged on to a particular Wi-Fi network, then Google probably knows the …

The Week In Numbers: Scientists Grow A Brain, Element 115 Exists, And More

<b>4 millimeters</b>: the size of a three-dimensional, self-organizing model of a developing human brain grown in a lab using stem cells<p><b>10 octillion</b>: the number of two-megaton nuclear bombs that would need to explode simultaneously to match the sound of a supernova<p><b>225 million years</b>: the time it would take …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …