Sandra Clark

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Thanksgiving: Tribe whose ancestors ate with Pilgrims revives lost language after prophetic dreams

A native American tribe whose ancestors famously ate a Thanksgiving meal with the US’s first European colonisers, are working to revive a forgotten …

Language

China warns Australia to not take sides

China has urged Australia to refrain from making 'irresponsible remarks' after the foreign policy white paper identified its growing prominence and …

South China Sea

Human Brains Have Evolved Unique 'Feel-Good' Circuits

A brain system involved in everything from addiction to autism appears to have evolved differently in people than in great apes, a team reports Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i>.<p>The system controls the production of dopamine, a chemical messenger that plays a major role in pleasure and rewards.<p>"Humans …

The Brain

15 Inspiring Quotes to improve Your Worst Day

1. “Anyone who has ever made anything of importance was disciplined.” — Andrew Hendrixson<p>2. “Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform …

Motivation

How The U.S. Defines Race And Ethnicity May Change Under Trump

Some major changes may be coming to how the U.S. government collects data about the country's racial and ethnic makeup.<p>The Trump administration has been considering proposals to ask about race and ethnicity in a radical new way on the 2020 Census and other surveys that follow standards set by the …

Human Geography

A huge asteroid called 3200 Phaethon is heading towards Earth and it’s named after a Greek god who almost caused the apocalypse

It’s named after an ancient god who nearly wiped out humanity – so you be forgiven for feeling pretty nervous to hear about a gigantic …

Astronomy

A former Navy SEAL commander has a solution to the North Korea crisis that doesn't involve war

Jocko Willink, a former Navy SEAL commander, host of the "Jocko Podcast," and the author of "Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual," reveals an unconventional idea to deal with North Korea's nuclear ambitions. Following is a full transcript of the video.<p><b>Jocko Willink:</b> <b>Hi I'm Jocko Willink. I'm</b> …

North Korea

Trump administration slaps more sanctions on North Korea

The Trump administration intensified pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to disband his nuclear weapons program by imposing another round of sanctions -- this time, on one Chinese businessman and several North Korean shipping and trading companies and vessels.<p>"As North Korea continues to …

North Korea

Opioid crisis cost U.S. economy $504 billion in 2015: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Opioid drug abuse, which has ravaged parts of the United States in recent years, cost the economy as much as $504 billion in 2015, White House economists said in a report made public on Sunday.<p>The White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) said the toll from the opioid …

Trump Administration

Doctors 'overprescribe drugs due to fears of facing complaints'

Survey suggests four-fifths of medics who have been subject of complaint or litigation start practising more ‘defensive medicine’<p>Patients are being put at risk because doctors are giving them drugs they do not need and sending them for unnecessary surgery to avoid a complaint being made against …

Health Care

Opioid crisis far more expensive than previously thought

President Donald Trump said Monday that the opioid epidemic is "ravaging so many American families and communities." It also appears to be more expensive than previously thought, according to a government analysis released Monday.<p>The White House Council of Economic Advisers pegs the true cost of …

Opioid Crisis

Millions of Patients Face Pain and Withdrawal as Opioid Prescriptions Plummet

Six months after surgery to repair a damaged urinary tract in 1998, computer technician Doug Hale woke one morning with excruciating, burning pain. …

Pain

6 Old Grammar Rules That Are Finally Going Out of Style

Writers should feel free to write stories how the stories need to be told.<p>In 2014, I composed a 15-part series called ‘So-Called Screenwriting …

Screenwriting

Escalatory Dangers Could Push North Korea Into a War

The more urgent goal is to create a stable, peaceful, predictable atmosphere between Pyongyang and Seoul.Everyone seems to be calling for the United …

North Korea

CDC: 40 percent of new cancers tied to being overweight

- At 62, is much lighter, and much healthier than he used to be.<p>Just a few years back, the Cobb County, Georgia, trucking company says he weighed …

Cancer

Boosting brain's 'executive center' may prevent anxiety

New research, published in the journal <i>Cerebral Cortex</i>, finds that improving activity in the brain's "executive control" center may protect against …

The Brain

Babies Might Understand Language Better Than Anyone Thought

Even six-month-olds know that certain words are more alike than others.<p>No matter how many words you can define, your vocabulary isn’t like a dictionary. Your mind stores language not as a list of words, but as a network of categories, properties, and meanings, with stronger connections between …

Language

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable Treatments

John Dalman had been in the waiting room at a Loxahatchee, Fla., dermatology clinic for less than 15 minutes when he turned to his wife and told her they needed to leave. Now.<p>“It was like a fight or flight impulse,” he said.<p>His face numbed for skin-cancer surgery, Mr. Dalman, 69, sat surrounded by …

Skin

The Avoidable Mistakes Executives Continue to Make After a Data Breach

The past few years have taught us that companies <i>will</i> be breached and consumer data <i>will</i> be stolen. Last year was a record year for data breaches, and 2017, so far, has seen its fair share of high-profile cyberattacks. Still, top executives continue to stumble in the way they respond to an attack, …

Security

Opioids haunt users’ recovery: ‘It never really leaves you’

It’s hard to say whether businessman Kyle Graves hit rock bottom when he shot himself in the ankle so emergency room doctors would feed his opioid …

Jagmeet Singh

What to Do If Your Boss Gets Distracted by Every New Thing

No matter what the strategic plan says, many of us are more attracted to something new that’s glittering on the horizon than we are to the goals that have languished on our to-do list for months. This weakness is as true for senior leaders as it is for the rank-and-file, but when a CEO or other …

Management

How a DNA revolution has decoded the origins of our humanity

Mapping the genomes of our ancestors has allowed scientists to uncover secrets and discover new mysteries in our evolution<p>Scientists made a remarkable discovery at Trou Al’Wesse in Belgium earlier this year. Inside a cave that overlooks the Hoyoux river they found clear evidence it had been …

Anthropology

China is quietly pressing ahead with its agenda in the South China Sea

• <b>China is quietly pressing ahead with its agenda in one of the world’s most strategic waterways.</b>• <b><br>Experts say the quiet moves — including expanding military bases, constructing radar and sensor installations — are threatening to turn China’s potential stranglehold on the region into reality.</b>• <b><br>So far,</b> …

South China Sea

Kim Jong-un Disciplines North Korea’s Top Military Organization

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, is disciplining the leadership of his country’s most powerful military organization, the latest sign of his efforts to tighten his grip on party elites and the armed forces amid a nuclear standoff with the United States, South Korea’s main …

North Korea

Transhumanism And The Future Of Humanity: 7 Ways The World Will Change By 2030

Companies today are strategizing about future investments and technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, or growth around new business models. While many of these trends will make for solid investments for the next 5-10 years, fewer companies are considering the …

Intelligence

7 Important Life Lessons Everyone Learns the Hard Way

It's better to look back on life and say: "I can't believe I did that" than to look back and say: "I wish I did that."<p>As elders are always telling younger people, experience is the best teacher. But if you can take in a life lesson without putting yourself through difficulty--if you can benefit …

Self-improvement

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Famous Study Narrows It Down to This 1 Rare Trait

In 2001, this best-selling management consultant identified one leadership behavior found in the most successful CEOs. Some things just don't change over time.<p>In Jim Collins' landmark book <i>Good to Great (</i>published in 2001)<i>,</i> his research team spent five years examining 1,435 "good" companies and …

Leadership

Activity in brain's thinking and problem-solving center linked to avoiding anxiety

Boosting activity in brain areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also buffer against worsening anxiety, suggests a new study by Duke …

The Brain

North Korea rules out nuclear negotiations

North Korea is ruling out negotiations with Washington as long as joint US-South Korea military exercises continue, saying Pyongyang's atomic weapons …

North Korea