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When These Muscles Are Fitter Your Brain Is Also Fitter - PsyBlog

The brains and bodies of identical twins were compared over ten years.

Stronger leg muscles are linked to better brain ageing, a new study finds.

It’s …

Brain Fitness

1,400-Year Old Board Game Discovered in Ancient Chinese Tomb

(Photos: Chinese Cultural Relics journal)In 1974, farmers in China uncovered the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Since then archaeologists at the site …

Board Games

Walmart hired Lockheed Martin for employee surveillance, allegedly got help from FBI

It’s not unusual for companies to monitor social media in order to ‘protect’ their brands; Microsoft, for example, makes dossiers on journalists who …


Extinct vegetable brought back to life from seeds after 850 years

by Techly in Exhale on Monday 30 November 2015




In 2008, an archaeological dig uncovered a clay vessel near Green Bay, Wisconsin, buried within a …

Native Americans

Walk the Ancient City of Petra on Google Street View

Google has created a detailed walking tour of Petra, the archaeological wonder located in Jordan. Here's a quick taste of the walk in video form:

But …


15 Stories We Wish News Headlines Were Telling

These Inadvertent Photographs Give an Unlikely View of a Long Gone New York City

Early in Martin Elkort’s career, the New York photographer would walk out of his home and adjust his camera settings to prepare for a day of street …


George Lucas Offered Ron Howard ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’

It is incredibly easy to make fun of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, but what if someone other than George Lucas had directed the films? Filmmaker Ron Howard’s interview on the Happy Sad Confused podcast begs the question, as the Academy Award-winner revealed just how close he and several other …

George Lucas

Stephen King Thinks Gunman Used ‘Automatic Weapons’ In CO Springs

On November 28, author Stephen King responded to the Planned Parenthood shooting by suggesting the gunman used "automatic weapons."

Multifunctional Military Hiking Backpack

Whether you're a hardcore hiker or hike every once in a while, what better day hike backpack to use than the one specially made for the army? Hiking


Incredible Photos by the First American Female War Correspondent Killed in Action

Self-portrait, wearing a war correspondent armband, 1942 (Caption from "Dickey Chapelle Under Fire," photo courtesy Wisconsin Historical Society Historic Images Collection)

Long before the days of citizen journalism, where shaky smartphone videos and glib tweets serve as dubious reportage, intrepid …


Native American Tribe Bets On Olive Oil

The bucolic Capay Valley is about an hour outside Sacramento, Calif., and its ranches, alfalfa fields and small, organic produce farms have earned it a reputation as an agricultural gem. It's pretty serene, except for the cacophony inside the valley's most lucrative business, the Cache Creek Casino.

Olive Oil

Predatory Islamic State Wrings Money From Those It Rules

Three times a month, Mohammad al-Kirayfawai hands $300 to fighters from the Islamic State for the privilege of driving his refrigerated truck full of ice cream and other perishables from Jordan to a part of Iraq where the militants are firmly in charge.

The fighters who man the border post treat the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Here's Why the Alleged Planned Parenthood Killer Isn't Called a Domestic Terrorist

The two words that were glaringly missing in the reams of news clips, press reports and news features on alleged Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Clinic killer, Robert Lewis Dear, were "domestic" and "terrorist." His target, the clinic and his victims, were deliberately and calculatedly chosen. …

Planned Parenthood

If you were the lucky person who buys this Delahaye 135CS at Coys' December auction next week, where would you drive it first?

Yazidi Women Tell of Rape and Enslavement at Hands of ISIS

KHANKE CAMP, Iraq — The grandmother lifted her face to heaven and let out a high wail.

"I pray for this hell to end," the 64-year-old said before crumpling onto the floor of her hut.

Kimy Hassan Sayfo's daughters and granddaughters have been held captive by ISIS. Two daughters recently escaped but …


Ford Transit Connect Travel inn van

Shakespeare's kitchen discovered in Stratford-upon-Avon dig

Image copyright Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Shakespeare's kitchen, including a hearth and cold storage pit, has been discovered by archaeologists


Hong Kong's 'pink' dolphins under threat from airport and Macau bridge

Conservationists have warned that projects to expand Hong Kong’s airport and build a new bridge to Macau could result in the loss of the city’s beloved “pink” dolphins.

Dolphin numbers have declined sharply in Hong Kong harbour over the past few decades, and campaigners fear that the large-scale …

Hong Kong

Experts optimistic Tut's tomb may conceal Egypt's lost queen

LUXOR, Egypt (Reuters) - Chances are high that the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun has passages to a hidden chamber, which may be the last resting place of the lost Queen Nefertiti, experts said on Saturday.

There is huge international interest in Nefertiti, who died in the 14th century …


'This didn't happen': NBC's Chuck Todd grills Donald Trump on his 9/11 claim

"Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd repeatedly grilled Donald Trump on Sunday about the real-estate mogul's disputed claim that he saw "thousands and thousands" of Muslims in Jersey City, New Jersey, celebrating the World Trade Center attack.

More than half of the interview was dominated by Todd …

Donald Trump

Thanksgiving party decor: 1956 @harleydavidson K Model tourer. Nice!

Why ISIL Will Fail on Its Own

As a movement, it’s dangerous. But as a state, it’s collapsing. Here’s how to make that work for us.

In the accelerating public discussion of ISIL, it’s easy to become focused on what we don’t know: its elusive leader, its shadowy connections abroad, the gruesome propaganda emanating from somewhere …

Liberal News

Our Congress Is Aiding and Abetting Terrorism

Since 9/11, some 785,000 refugees have been admitted to the United States -- and yet only three of them have been arrested for terrorism-related charges. Today, the FBI's Terrorist Screening Center has more than one million people on its watch list -- a list that grows by more than 20,000 per month.

U.S. Congress

Some Exercises Better Than Others For Your Brain

Research with laboratory mice in Taiwan has shed some light on the link between exercise and improved brain function. It seems mice that were allowed …


The scientists whose garden unlocked the secret to good health

Juicy is the best word to describe Anne Biklé and David Montgomery’s garden, even in the dying days of autumn. Emerald green, dewy grass; a vegetable patch where leafy kale stands tall and arugula nestles low; shrubs and trees – cork bark maple, Persian ironwood and wax myrtle – screening the area …


GOP’s hell-bent on tearing us apart: A decades-long strategy to win by divisiveness now leads to President Donald Trump

GOP's Southern strategy has won elections for 50 years. It's also fragmented America and destroyed our politics

Republican candidates for the presidential nomination claim that Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell them, insist the U.S. is at war with an “evil state of …

Donald Trump

DIY: Make Your Own Tiny Terrarium Garden That’ll Stay Green All Winter Long

Avid gardeners and outdoor lovers tend to mope all winter long because of the lack of greenery around them, but there’s an easy way to fix that! …