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Ravens Are Evolving, and Not in the Way You'd Expect

Weird & Wild<p>Instead of branching into new species, raven groups experienced something called "speciation reversal."<p>A new study shows that the common raven is anything but commonplace in its evolution.<p>Using DNA samples taken from ravens for nearly twenty years, the study provides evidence that …

10 Mental Tricks to Run Better

Tired and cranky? Use these simple ways to beat brain fatigue and run strong.<p>1 of 10<p>Restate Your Goals<p>Deciding between the remote control and your running shoes? It isn’t easy to get out the door without a clear reason to run. "If you can’t answer, Why am I doing this?, you won‘t last long," says …

Two become one: two raven lineages merge in 'speciation reversal'

Speciation, where one species diverges into two, is a well-known concept in the theory of evolution. But a new study based on almost 20 years of research has revealed that “speciation reversal”, the merging of two previously distinct lineages, may also play an important role.<p>Scientists have …

A Modern Controversy Over Ancient Homosexuality

In 1980, a gay historian’s book about Catholic Church-approved homosexuality enraged both gays and Catholics.<p>It might have been the first academic …

Book Reviews

Transcendental Meditation and Its Many Benefits

Transcendental meditation, also known as TM for short, is a simple and effective form of meditation that is shown by research to be quite effective …

Meditation

New Species of 'Indestructible' Animal Found in Surprising Place

Discovered in a parking lot in Japan, the tardigrade species could provide clues for how the animal has changed over time.<p>Tardigrades are microscopic, resilient organisms that might just outlive the Sun—and their known world just got a little bigger.<p>Kazuharu Arakawa, a researcher at Tokyo's Keio …

First light which ever shone in universe picked up by astronomers in 'revolutionary' breakthrough

The first light which ever shone in the universe has been detected by astronomers scouring the skies for the earliest stars.<p>Using a simple radio antenna positioned in the quietest place on Earth - the western Australian desert - scientists picked up a signal of the long-sought ‘cosmic dawn.’<p>The …

Cartoons: Dropping the ball on Florida school shooting

Check out our daily cartoon gallery featuring some of the best cartoonists from around the world, and across the political spectrum, covering current …

Nothing worked for my depression - until I tried meditation

I've been on the wrong side of happy since I was 4, when my parents split up. I don't remember a sense of devastation, but I doubt this was a coincidence. An adverse childhood event such as divorce increases the risk of depression, especially when coupled with my father's history of mental …

Depression

Prehistoric Puppy May Be Earliest Evidence of Pet-Human Bonding

A new analysis of 14,000-year-old canine reveals the earliest evidence for an emotional attachment with man’s best friend.<p>Dogs may have been man’s best friend — and treated as such— since the earliest days of domestication.<p>According to a study published recently in the <i>Journal of Archaeological</i> …

There’s a Bedtime Story App for Adults Who Can’t Sleep

Do you remember when you were young, falling into a deep peaceful sleep to the sound of your parents reading you a bedtime story? But now, as a …

The Simple Algorithm That Ants Use to Build Bridges

Even with no one in charge, army ants work collectively to build bridges out of their bodies. New research reveals the simple rules that lead to such …