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Settlers in the 'Most Contentious Place on Earth'

“Why would an Israeli Jew choose to live in the West Bank?”

West Bank

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …


What You Need to Know About Neurotransmitters

Neurotransmitters Definition and List<p>Neurotransmitters are chemicals that cross synapses to transmit impulses from a neuron to another neuron, …


The Trouble with Quantum Mechanics

The development of quantum mechanics in the first decades of the twentieth century came as a shock to many physicists. Today, despite the great …

Quantum Mechanics

Physicists Have Caught Signs of a New Particle: The Madala Boson

And it could help solve one of the biggest mysteries of modern physics.<p>Physicists have discovered signals of a new particle in the swathes of data …

10 of the best cycling holidays for families

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best,” Ernest Hemingway once observed. That doesn’t have to change once you have children in tow – but even the most intrepid parents would be wise to consider their route a little more carefully than before. Now may not be the time …

Secret Tunnel Built By Jewish Prisoners To Escape Nazis Found

"This discovery is a heartwarming witness to the victory of hope over desperation."<p>In the final months of World War II, a group of Jewish prisoners were forced to cover up evidence of Nazi atrocities.<p>Shackled by their German captors, 80 prisoners from the Stutthof concentration camp were sent to a …


Physics Makes Aging Inevitable, Not Biology - Issue 36: Aging

The inside of every cell in our body is like a crowded city, filled with tracks, transports, libraries, factories, power plants, and garbage disposal …


‘It’s a whole new world of weird stuff’: This strange cell could challenge a basic rule of biology

Life on Earth used to be simple.<p>Once upon a time, every organism on the planet was a single, simple cell. Scientists call them prokaryotes. They are about as basic as a living thing can be — just little balloons of DNA and protein, with no grander goals in life than to swim around, eat and …