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Aggression As Rewarding As Sex, Food And Drugs, New Research Shows

New research shows for the first time that the brain processes aggression as a reward -- much like sex, food and drugs -- offering insights into our …

There’s a neurological explanation for the link between sex and violence

Sex and violence are far closer than we’d like to believe. And from a neurological perspective, the two seem to be more connected than even the most hardened cynic would expect.<p>David Anderson, a neurobiologist from California Institute of Technology, has published several papers showing that in …

Neuroscience

Sex and aggression linked in male mouse brains but not in female

Aggression and sexual behaviour are controlled by the same brain cells in male mice – but not in females. The finding suggests that males are more …

Neuroscience

Yes, bacon really is killing us

Decades’ worth of research proves that chemicals used to make bacon do cause cancer. So how did the meat industry convince us it was safe? By Bee Wilson<p>There was a little cafe I used to go to that did the best bacon sandwiches. They came in a soft and pillowy white bap. The bacon, thick-cut from a …

Processed Meat

This Is the Worst Roommate Story You’ll Ever Read

<b>Alex Miller’s spare room</b> had been on Craigslist for two weeks when, last March, she got the call she’d been waiting for. The man at the other end …

Crime

How Dirt Could Save Humanity From an Infectious Apocalypse

Nobody scours Central Park looking for drugs quite the way Sean Brady does. On a sweltering Thursday, he hops out of a yellow cab, crosses Fifth …

Burning Man 2017 in pictures: Dust, paint, mutant vehicles and 70,000 'burners' gather in the desert

Five ways to value a stock | Thursday 25 Jan 2018

One of the most important lessons of investing is to buy as cheaply as you can (with the ultimate aim of selling as expensively as you can, or even …

Is MSG Bad For Your Health?

Order from any number of Chinese takeout restaurants these days, and you might notice that many menus boast “NO ADDED MSG.” The label can also be …

$25 oil is coming, and a new world order along with it, think tanks says

The world as we know<p>it,will be no longer. The balance of power on a global scale will shift. All in the next decade.<p>Sounds dramatic right? But …

Electric Vehicles

God in the machine: my strange journey into transhumanism

After losing her faith, a former evangelical Christian felt adrift in the world. She then found solace in a radical technological philosophy – but its promises of immortality and spiritual transcendence soon seemed unsettlingly familiar<p>I first read Ray Kurzweil’s book, The Age of Spiritual …

Singularity

No evidence sugar-free soft drinks aid weight loss – study

Academics say no evidence to support perception that ‘diet’ drinks are healthier than full-sugar versions<p>Soft drinks made with artificial sweeteners, such as diet colas, do not help people lose weight and may be as big a part of the obesity problem as the full-sugar versions, academics have said.<p>A …

Diabetes

Billionaire Icahn Says Apple Is One of Best Buys in Decades

Carl Icahn, one of Apple Inc.’s largest shareholders, said the iPhone maker’s stock is undervalued after it posted record earnings, and said his $203 …

Investing

Bloomberg Graphics - Business, Financial & Economic News, Stock Quotes

By Jeremy Scott Diamond, Lynn Doan, David Marino, Dan Murtaugh / December 11, 2014<p>America Is Shaking Off Its Addiction To Oil<p>Gasoline in the U.S. is …

Norman Borlaug & The Green Revolution

Insects may be able to feel fear, anger and empathy, after all

A recent survey suggests that, for most of us who have ever had a pet companion, it’s a no-brainer that mammals and birds are emotional creatures, sharing emotions with multiple species and not just their own. Yet despite the thousands of YouTube videos and hundreds of recent scientific studies …

Emotional Intelligence

Expert Advice - Horse and Rider

Even professional riders use time outside the arena to improve their horse’s way of going. Olympic eventer, Lucinda Fredericks, shares her tips for …

Horse Racing

The history of measles: A scourge for centuries

Measles has been a scourge for centuries, afflicting millions of people. It has been blamed, in part, for decimating native populations of the Americas as Europeans explored the New World. In modern times, before a vaccine was developed, nearly every American contracted the virus, with its telltale …

Americans! This is what it's like to use the NHS, Britain's universal healthcare system that Trump thinks is 'going broke and not working'

President Trump woke up this morning and fired off a tweet criticising Democrats who "are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke and not working."<p>"Dems want to greatly raise taxes for really bad and non-personal …

Health Care

The Weird but Totally Mind-Blowing Skin Care Powers of Turmeric

It's been under our noses all along.<p>Recently, I had one of those <i>where have you been all my life</i> moments. Not with a guy, but with a spice tucked away in my kitchen cabinet that apparently has magical powers for skin.<p>Turmeric, or "haldi," is a deep orange root from India, where it's one of the …

Eighteen Years, Three Months With No Global Warming

To the embarrassment of global warming alarmists everywhere, the Earth stubbornly refuses to get warmer. In 2009, Kevin Trenberth, one of the leading …

The First Question to Ask After Any Terror Attack: Was It a False Flag?

Governments from around the world <i>admit</i> they’ve used the bully’s trick … attack first, and then blame the victim:<p>Japanese troops set off a small …

War

Starry, starry night: a history of astronomy in art

When the weather outside is frightful, Jonathan Jones looks to art rather than the night sky to follow the three kings’ Christmas star – with curious results<p>This is the season for stargazing. In December and January, the winter skies are cold and – sometimes – clear. A cloudless night reveals a …

Charles de Kunffy Explains the Meaning of “Forward"

Learn the true meaning of the term "forward" and how to put it to use in your dressage training.<p>2K<p>SHARES<p>"Straighten your horse and ride it forward” …

Answer to What conspiracy theories turned out to be true?

<b>1. The CIA's false witness who kick-started the Gulf War</b><p>Iraq and Kuwait had been involved in a conflict over the oil fields in Kuwait, which Saddam …

Towards the end of poverty

IN HIS inaugural address in 1949 Harry Truman said that “more than half the people in the world are living in conditions approaching misery. For the …

Economics

Digital Public Library of America

March 8, 2018<p>The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to unveil its all-new redesigned website, now live at https://dp.la.<p>March 2, 2018<p>…

Genealogy

Articles about six book reading nooks on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern log cabin from architecture students at Auburn University was designed to be completed for $20,000—an admirable...<p>Architect Deborah Berke has maintained a ledger full of ephemera that details memories of every dinner party she’s hosted for...<p>One of our New Year's resolutions? To read …

Northern Ireland