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8 Incredible Facts You May Not Know About Human Evolution

<i>Homo sapiens</i> evolved about 200-150,000 years ago in Africa, but our story as a species stretches back much further than that with early human …

Population

Upper Body Exercises for Runners

Upper body strength is crucial to running strong and injury-free. A strong upper body can help us run with better form, prevent injuries, run more …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

Meet Google's Secret Weapon For Understanding Language: 'Parsey McParseface'

What's in a name?<p>Language is a big ambiguous soup. Words have different meanings in different contexts, homographs exist, and humans regularly warp the established lexicon with slang. It's almost a miracle that we've built computers that can understand us at all.<p>Systems for understanding human …

The 10 best workouts for weight loss

When you’re looking to drop pounds, the basic formula is pretty simple: eat less and move more. But there are obviously ways you can optimize this …

Make a solar light for your tool shed using a soda bottle

Watch awesome fish pop its head out of the water to drink man's beer from a boat

A fish has been captured drinking beer from a boat in Brazil. The large creature smelled beer in its river and decided to pop its head out of the water.<p>The creature then rested its fin on the side of the boat, and was offered the beverage by the friendly fisherman.<p>In a remarkable video, which was …

Ask Ethan: Can We Use Quantum Entanglement To Communicate Faster-Than-Light? (Synopsis)

“Trying to understand the way nature works involves a most terrible test of human reasoning ability. It involves subtle trickery, beautiful …

The tree of life: with Darwin from Genesis to genomics | Petter Hellström

A new “tree of life” has prompted a re-evaluation of our place in evolution. But why are these diagrams named after the tree in the biblical Garden of Eden?<p>Last week a team of scientists published a new “tree of life” in the journal Nature Microbiology. The evolutionary diagram, representing the …

22 Ways To Turn Old Junk Into New Junk

The Astoundingly Intricate Engineering of Famous 'Star Wars' Vehicles and Scenes

A friendly reminder for those of you who missed it the first time around.<p>Renowned for its attention to detail across an enormous series of captivating space operas, the <i>Star Wars</i> franchise and the team behind it all contracted illustrator Hans Jenssen to playfully create a series of drawings …

Scientists Have Removed HIV From Human Immune Cells Using a New Gene-Editing Technique

They've managed to shut down HIV replication permanently.<p>Using the much-touted CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing method, scientists have demonstrated how they …

Genetics

20 Swiss Ball Exercises That Will Sculpt Your Abs

Using a Swiss Ball is a fantastic way to add complexity to your training program. “It challenges your core’s ability to brace against compensatory …

Workouts

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Albert Einstein

13 Sci-Fi Movies You Can't Miss in 2016

Science Fiction is a truly beautiful term. On the one hand you have science which many people (rightly or wrongly) count as irrefutable. The other …

Science Fiction Movies

Watch teens react to computers with 20-year-old Windows 95

Fine Brothers decided to create an episode of their "Teens React" series dedicated to Windows 95, VentureBeat reports. The show films the reactions of a group of people after being shown something they've never encountered before, in this case Microsoft's operating system triumph from 20 years …

Amanda Charchian Photographs Female Nudes Around the World

We caught up with the artist about her intimate new book, 'Pheromone Hotbox.'<p><b>This article originally appeared on Creators and contains adult content.</b><p>Amanda Charchian celebrates the female nude in her new book, <i>Pheromone Hotbox</i>. From 2012 to 2015 the LA-based photographer traveled the world, shooting …

The 5-Move Workout That Tightens Your Core and Fends Off Back Pain

Chisel your middle and bulletproof your back with these classic core movements<p>This abs workout pulls double duty: It not only carves and tightens your core, but it also prevents lower back pain in the process, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p>The routine consists of five core stability …

Neuroscience says these five rituals will help your brain stay in peak condition

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That makes we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape as we age, too. While an increased life expectancy will not necessarily lead to a higher incidence of cognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s alone is …

The Brain

5 types of emotional intelligence all great leaders have mastered

The ability to be perceptively in tune with yourself and your emotions, as well as having sound situational awareness can be a powerful tool for leading a team.<p>The act of knowing, understanding, and responding to emotions, overcoming stress in the moment, and being aware of how your words and …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

New Levitating 3D Printing Technology Prints In Mid-Air

Imagine printing something with multiple print heads while the object in question was floating in space. Please. Imagine it because I have no idea what is going on here.<p>A new “levitating” 3D printing technology pioneered by Boeing uses a central nugget of magnetic material. The nugget floats above …

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Professor Brian Greene answers everything you wanted to know about string theory and the multiverse

Lateline asked you to send in science questions for famed physicist Professor Brian Greene.<p>Professor Greene is the author of The Elegant Universe, a …

Three Big Mysteries of Human Evolution We Still Don’t Understand

We know when and how humans evolved, for the most part, but these questions remain.<p>Although a lot is known about the history of human beings and our ape-like origins, many evolutionary questions remain a mystery.<p>We still aren't really sure why we walk on two legs, why we don't have fur, and where …

5 Powerful Laws to Achieve Anything You Want Faster

Taking your work to the next level means setting and keeping career goals. A career goal is a targeted objective that explains what you want your …

Self-improvement

Mystery Of Easter Island Inhabitants Deepens

Living on a small, isolated speck of land in the remote eastern Pacific, one could hardly blame the Rapanui for being at each others' throats. …

Anthropology

Religion: Theories and Methods, Nietzsche Part II

<i>Welcome back to the Religion: Theories and Methods series. This week we are exploring some of the theories of the Philosopher Frederich Nietzsche. Our next post will introduce the Philosopher Karl Marx.</i><p>In some circles Nietzsche has earned the title "The philosopher of adolescence." This is no slur, …