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Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …

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School district hires company to monitor students’ activity on social media

The Glendale Unified School District kicked this school year off with a program to track what its students are doing and saying online.<p>The district has hired social network monitoring service Geo Listening to tune into students’ social media activity and look out for things like cyberbullying, drug …

Here's What Happens In A Single Second On The Internet [Infographic]

Four million people laugh at the same cat in unison, probably.<p>The Internet is so mind-bogglingly huge that it's tough to grasp exactly how gigantic it is. The site Every Second on the Internet breaks it down, counting out the Tweets, Facebook statuses, and emails (oh lord, you guys, so many …

Acts 29 Assessment Statistics, 2006-2012

Common sense tells you: church planting, like most entrepreneurial pursuits, requires a good leader.<p>And the Bible tells you: God’s church, in order …

Why Deaf People Don't Achoo When They Sneeze

You may not know it, but peer pressure influences what you sound like when you sneeze.<p>Sneezing feels—and is—so involuntary, yet apparently you do still have some control over what you say when you sneeze. "Achoo!" is particular to English speakers, the BBC's Ouch blog reports, and deaf people just …

Beyond the precautionary principle

What is the most prominent science-based principle that influences international law today? The answer is undoubtedly the precautionary principle, …

Human evolution: the next stages

There have been a number of speculations lately concerning the eventual form humankind will take, particularly with regards to the role technology …

Kentucky same-sex case to be landmark

Murder case marks the first legal test in Ky. over whether same-sex partners can be forced to testify against each other.<p>Prosecutors say Geneva Case heard her spouse admit to killing a man two years ago and saw her clean blood out of the man's van and abandon it in Southern Indiana.<p>Now, they argue, …

New, simple theory may explain mysterious dark matter

This proposal, which endows dark matter particles with a rare form of electromagnetism, has been strengthened by a detailed analysis performed by a …

Sugar, Spice, and Everything Not So Nice: The Booming Trend of Girls Behaving Badly On Film

Back in 2010, a little-known 13-year-old named Chloë Grace-Moretz appeared as the vigilante Hit-Girl in Matthew Vaughn’s “Kick-Ass,” a film that saw …

Feminism

This 'invisibility cloak' could conceal satellites — or hide your kids

Scientists have been slaving over the development of exotic materials that can serve as invisibility cloaks for small objects in specific wavelengths, but father-and-son researchers are showing off a type of invisibility that's done with simple sets of mirrors, lenses or tanks of water.<p>In a paper …

Researchers uncover the oldest primate fossil yet, underscoring genetic break from humans

Researchers have uncovered what is now the oldest known primate fossil, pushing our understanding of human evolution seven million years farther into history than we could see before. Discovery of the 55-million-year-old fossil allowed an international team of researchers to identify a previously …

New light cast on dark matter

Following the discovery of the Higgs boson, perhaps the most pressing problem in particle physics is to determine the nature of dark matter. The …

5 Ways Student Loans Hurt Middle-Class Kids

Student loans are supposed to help middle-class kids pay for a college education, but these days they can do more harm than good. It's high time we did something about that.<p>If you imagine a world where the federal government and private lenders actually partner with students, instead of treating …

Surprise! Mozilla can produce near-native performance on the Web

We put Mozilla's JavaScript subset—asm.js—to the test.<p>In a bid to make JavaScript run ever faster, Mozilla has developed asm.js. It's a limited, …

Arsenal Transfer News: Yaya Sanogo Confirms Desire to Join Gunners over Summer

Arsenal have been given a huge boost ahead of the summer transfer window with the news that transfer target Yaya Sanogo is keen on joining the North London club.<p>The Ligue 2 striker—who was confirmed last week by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger as a transfer target—has publicly stated via Sky Sports that …

Danny Cipriani: I've been arrogant and spoilt. Now I'm ready to grow up

Danny Cipriani feels he is finally ready to take responsibility and fulfil his potential after a difficult year which culminated in the fly-half being hit by a bus.<p>The 25 year-old, who was once rated as the brightest prospect in the English game, was treated for concussion after being struck on a …

Carlton Cole to leave West Ham after club confirm his departure

West Ham have confirmed that the former England striker Carlton Cole will leave the club this summer. Cole posted several messages on Twitter on …

Arsenal: 5 Things Arsene Wenger Needs to Do to Win the Title Next Year

Arsenal celebrated finishing in fourth place like they had just won the title.<p>But if they really want to knock Manchester United off their perch, Arsene Wenger will need to make some serious changes at the club.<p>The Gunners certainly have the resources to do so this summer, and their Champions …

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists that striker Luis Suarez will not be sold

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says controversial striker Luis Suarez will not be sold, as the Merseyside club target Champions League qualification next season.<p>The Uruguayan missed the last four games of <b>Liverpool</b>'s season after being banned for 10 matches for biting <b>Chelsea</b>'s Branislav Ivanovic, …

Chelsea's three England players to leave United States tour early

England players will leave the post-season United States tour after the first of two friendlies with Manchester City. Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and …

Manchester City target Manuel Pellegrini confirms exit from Málaga

Manuel Pellegrini has cleared the way for a move to Manchester City by announcing he is to leave Málaga at the end of the Spanish league season.<p>The …

Gareth Bale 'very disappointed' by Tottenham's Champions League failure

Gareth Bale has admitted he found Tottenham Hotspur's latest failure to qualify for the Champions League hard to stomach. Bale rounded off a …

Mario Götze injury: Midfielder out for Saturday's final

Dortmund will be without Mario Götze on Saturday after being unable to overcome a hamstring injury sustained in late April.<p>Mario Götze has played his final match for Borussia Dortmund after it was announced by the club today that the attacking midfielder will not be available for Saturday's UEFA …

Scottish Cup final 2013: Mikael Lustig warns fatigue could be factor for Celtic

Celtic defender Mikael Lustig believes fatigue is the Hoops' biggest enemy as they prepare to face Hibernian in the William Hill Scottish Cup final.<p>The Parkhead outfit will line-up against Pat Fenlon's men at Hampden on Sunday following an exhausting campaign both home and abroad.<p>This weekend's …

Liverpool Transfer News: Reds Must Continue to Avert Luis Suarez Interest

Brendan Rodgers was able to keep Luis Suarez at Anfield during his first summer with Liverpool. The manager figures to face a similar struggle during his second offseason with the club and must do everything in his power to keep the talented striker.<p>Suarez enjoyed another tremendous campaign …