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Fossils Reveal That Modern Humans Were Living In China 20,000 Years Before We Thought They Left Africa

After analyzing 47 teeth discovered in a karst cave in southern China, researchers have revealed that anatomically modern humans reached the area …

Humanity

The Best Exercises to Look Great Naked

Being strong and healthy is nice and important, but the reason a lot of us exercise is to look good. These aesthetically-focused exercises won’t make …

Nietzsche on How to Find Yourself and the True Value of Education

“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.”<p>“Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?” Elizabeth Gilbert asked in framing her catalyst for creative magic. This is among life’s most abiding questions and the …

I'm Voting for Bernie Sanders Because He Answers Questions. Clinton 'Breaks Her Silence' Often

In April, <i>The Economist</i> ran a cover with the words, "What does Hillary stand for?" Essentially, that's why Bernie Sanders will win the Democratic nomination; Democrats no longer want a moderate Republican on issues like war, trade, and Wall Street. After 9/11, when Hillary Clinton's "mistake" helped …

Opinion: China reveals more about its secretive currency holdings

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Little by little, China’s reserve managers are coming in from the cold. Beyond the hue and cry of the summer yuan currency …

China

Dear Tu Youyou, use your Nobel Prize to combat the single worst practice of traditional Chinese medicine

Dear Professor Tu Youyou,<p>My heartiest congratulations to you on being awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine.<p>It is a rare achievement. To get there, you answered a call from your country’s leader in time of war. For years you tested countless herbs without success, but you didn’t stop till you …

Nobel Prize

What Your Face Shape Says About Your Personality

If you've ever wondered what people's first impressions of you are, look no further...<p>Jean Haner, who practices ancient Chinese medicine, claims that …

In The Name Of Science, Here's Why You Should Spend More Time Cuddling Cats

A purr-fectly wonderful finding!<p>Turns out that petting and talking nicely with shelter cats isn't just an awfully pleasant way to spend the afternoon. There's now scientific proof that this kind of behavior also helps keep the cats healthy -- a finding that sounds adorable, and could have some …

8 Women Who’ve Tried Anal Sex Describe What It’s Actually Like

Anal sex can be good—or seriously cringe-worthy.<p>For some women out there, anal action is the cherry on top of the sex version of an ice cream sundae: a little extra delight that completes something that was already delicious on its own. But for others, it's more like pâté: intriguing enough, worth …

Facebook Will Beam Internet From Satellites To Africa In 2016

Bringing Internet.org's mission to fruition<p>Until now, Facebook’s mission to beam internet connectivity to the world through its Internet.org philanthropic organization has been largely limited to piggy-backing on existing wireless networks on the ground. Sure, Facebook has tested Aquila, its …

7 Subtle Signs of Depression You Shouldn't Ignore

Depression isn't just about feeling sad.<p>About one in 10 Americans experience depression at any given time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But many people with depression don't even know they have it.<p>Depressive symptoms may range from mild to severe and they can vary …

Remembering Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015): “We Have to Change Ourselves in Order to Change the World”

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> The legendary Detroit activist, philosopher Grace Lee Boggs died Monday at the age of 100. She was born in Rhode Island in 1915 to …

New York's revolutionary plan to remake its power utilities

By now, many people are aware of the ongoing battles between customers with rooftop solar panels and power utilities around the country. At first blush, this can look like a standard story of scrappy outsiders versus evil corporations. But as I've been arguing, that's not quite right.<p>Utilities …

How hard does China work?

A look at the realities of working life in China, following Jeremy Hunt’s suggestion that Britons need to work as hard as the Chinese<p>“There’s a bit of a British attitude which treats China as a sweatshop on the Pearl River,” George Osborne opined during a trip to the world’s second largest economy …

China

A new milestone in non-pharmaceutical treatments for depression

Mood disorders such as depression are devastating to sufferers, and hugely costly to treat. The most severe form of depression, often called clinical depression or major depressive disorder (MDD), increases the person’s likelihood of suicide and contributes significantly to a person’s …

Isis: the inside story

In the summer of 2004, a young jihadist in shackles and chains was walked by his captors slowly into the Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq. He was nervous as two American soldiers led him through three brightly-lit buildings and then a maze of wire corridors, into an open yard, where men with …

Mindfulness’ “truthiness” problem: Sam Harris, science and the truth about Buddhist tradition

<b>Stephen Colbert, Sam Harris (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque/Simon & Schuster/Ray Garcia/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Sam Harris wants practitioners out of religion business. But the supposed science behind it is its own mythology<p>Ronald Purser • Andrew Cooper<p>December 6, 2014 3:45pm (UTC)<p>The spike of popular …

FBI Confirms North Korea Behind Sony Hack

Apple closes Russian website because of rouble crisis

Apple has stopped selling products on its Russian website because of massive fluctuations in the rouble.<p>The Russian currency has lost 20% of its value against the dollar since the start of the week, smashing records for all-time lows on Monday and Tuesday.<p>As Russians rushed out to spend their …

Iran's morality police: patrolling the streets by stealth

As the school year comes to a close and Tehran’s scorching heat becomes a daily affair, Iran’s morality police have snuggled back into their favorite parking spots on the western edge of Vanak Square. From aboard a public bus, I spot five morality police vans patrolling the streets between this …

Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the 'pathetic' American media

Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the fundamental job of journalists which, he says, is to be an outsider.<p>It doesn't take much to fire up Hersh, the investigative …

Syria releases video of purported chemical weapons inspectors at work

BEIRUT — Syrian state television on Tuesday broadcast footage of what it said were disarmament inspectors at work in Syria as a second team of chemical weapons experts was preparing to leave for the war-battered nation.<p>The video showed a pair of men in protective gear examining what appeared to be …

UK Is Setting Up A Cyber Army

The UK is setting up a new cyber army to protect computer networks and important data, as well as launch cyber attacks if necessary, BBC reports.<p>The UK military will be developing a cyber strike capability to defend itself against enemies, seeing as cyber attacks have the power to disable enemy …

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