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Rise of human civilization tied to belief in punitive gods

Beliefs in all-knowing gods that punish wrongdoers helped enable the rise of modern civilizations, a new cross-cultural study suggests.<p>Cooperation …

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The radical plan to destroy time zones

Last Summer, North Korea did something a little odd. On the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, the closed and authoritarian state announced it was permanently turning its clocks back half an hour. The country was creating its own time zone: Pyongyang time.<p>As a plan, it …

North Korea

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now (save $40!)

Yesterday we posted a list of eight paid iPhone and iPad apps worth a combined $48 that were all on sale for free, and you can still download several …

Apps

Why surgeons avoid listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers in operations

Around 80 per cent of surgeons play music to calm them while in theatre, new research shows<p>Surgeons prefer Bee Gee’s Staying Alive to Queen’s Another One Bites the Dust as they wield the knife, a study has found as eight in ten say music in the operating theatre helps them concentrate.<p>Most medics …

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes | Inc.com

Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any other. Juggling takes practice, as does …

Creativity

The 20-Minute Body-Weight Workout That Burns an Insane Amount of Fat

"You're cramming a ton of work into a short amount of time with minimal rest, which increases the intensity and burns a ton of calories in the process, " says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., who uses this technique in his DVD <i>Bodyweight Cardio Burners.</i><p>It gets your heart rate up and keeps it there for an …

What Lies Beneath

Deep below the streets of New York City lie its vital organs—a water system, subways, railroads, tunnels, sewers, drains, and power and cable lines—in a vast, three-dimensional tangle. Penetrating this centuries-old underworld of caverns, squatters, and unmarked doors, William Langewiesche follows …

US Navy veteran in iconic WW2 kissing photo dies

<b>A Texas man thought to be the US Navy sailor kissing a nurse in an iconic end of World War Two photo has died.</b><p>Glenn McDuffie died aged 86 at a nursing home in Dallas on Sunday, his daughter said.<p>McDuffie's claim to be the man in the famed VJ day photo was supported by a police forensic artist's …

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The 20 big questions in science

1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don't know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly 5%. Over the past 80 years it has become clear that the substantial remainder is comprised of two …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

She's live. She's naked. She wants you. And she's 3000 miles away.<p>There's a whole world beyond the Egg McMuffin.<p>It's time for This Week in Chrises!<p>If you don't tow a Jeep down the road, do you even lift, bro?<p>We talk to a 24 Hours of Daytona endurance racer about sweat and recovery.<p>Jimmy Kimmel's …

Kepler telescope spies 'most Earth-like' worlds to date

<b>The search for a far-off twin of Earth has turned up two of the most intriguing candidates yet.</b><p>Scientists say these new worlds are the right size and distance from their parent star, so that you might expect to find liquid water on their surface.<p>It is impossible to know for sure. Being 1,200 …

Universe

Introducing FOBU: The Fear of Breaking Up

We love to hate those catchy acronyms that encourage us to grab life by the horns—you know, phrases like YOLO (you only live once) and FOMO (fear of …

Prevent E.D. | Sex MD | Men's Health

"ED stands not only for erectile dysfunction but also for 'early diagnosis,' because you can use ED to predict a heart attack, potentially by years—arterial damage from cardiovascular disease affects the small arteries in the penis first," says Christopher Steidle, M.D., a clinical associate …

Will Facebook Home ever come to iOS? Zuckerberg says it would require Apple partnership

Asked if Facebook Home would eventually reach iOS devices, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, pointed directly to Apple. He said that working on Facebook Home for Android was smooth because the openness of the platform did not require any Google intervention. Home on iOS would require a direct …

Stillbirth Or Pre-Term Birth Outcomes Linked To Elevated Risk Of Blood Clots After Pregnancy

Newly identified pregnancy-related events, such as stillbirth or pre-term birth, may dramatically increase a woman's risk of developing a potentially …

Roche agrees to release all trial data on Tamiflu drug

<b>The drug company Roche, which makes Tamiflu, has announced it will give researchers access to all its trial data for the influenza drug, the BMJ reports.</b><p>Roche had previously been criticised for failing to grant access to the results of all its 74 trials.<p>In an email it said it would provide the …

Biotechnology

Facebook's release of 'home' spurs privacy worries

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/967000/967572_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522562003_f798b0f1411f363249481748ed3fa7af<p><b>Facebook's "home" software for Android phones could "destroy" privacy, warn industry watchers and analysts.</b><p>Unveiled on 4 April, home is a "wrapper" …

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Scientists 'read dreams' using brain scans

Brain activity correlated with the images that people saw in their dreams<p><b>Scientists have found a way to "read" dreams, a study suggests.</b><p>Researchers in Japan used MRI scans to reveal the images that people were seeing as they entered into an early stage of sleep.<p>Writing in the journal Science, they …

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