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The Greatest Jazz Albums You’ve Never Heard

We’ve handpicked 13 classic jazz albums that we think you’ve never heard, but certainly should have. Each one is here on merit, giving you a chance …

How black slaves were routinely sold as 'specimens' to ambitious white doctors

The history of human experimentation is as old as the practice of medicine and in the modern era has always targeted disadvantaged, marginalised, …

We’ve Found A New Human Ancestor, And It’s Changing How We View Human Evolution

Whenever we find a new hominid, it’s a big deal. Understanding our past and what we evolved from lets us better understand our ancient history and the mechanism of evolution. And we’ve now discovered a completely new human ancestor, which is changing how we view our past completely.<p>It doesn’t often …

Skin ages faster in space, a new study looking at mice proves

While beauty creams on Earth often claim to have "antigravity" effects on the skin, a weightless environment may actually cause premature aging of …

Research

5 Spiritual Perspectives Backed By Science That Will Shift Your Mindset

Every once in a while you have a realization or an “ah ha” moment so grand, it completely shakes your entire perspective of reality to the core. You …

Anti-GMO protesters rally against Monsanto

Protesters gathered in cities across the globe Saturday to rally against the American biotechnology giant Monsanto.<p>The third-annual March Against …

Agriculture

Ecocide: The Psychology of Environmental Destruction

/ May 11, 2015<p>Recent scientific reports about climate change make grim reading. A paper <i>published in The Economic Journal</i> by the respected UK …

Documentaries

My favourite Cannes winner: Paris, Texas

According to actor Dirk Bogarde – the president of the Cannes competition jury in 1984 – festival bosses were less than delighted with the selection of New German Cinema graduate Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas for that year’s Palme d’Or. Writing in his autobiography, Backcloth, Bogarde recalls the …

British Humour

The spacewalk that saved Hubble

Hubble celebrates its 25th anniversary this month. However, the Nasa space telescope that has transformed our view of the Universe was launched with a major defect. Richard Hollingham talks to the man who had to don his spacesuit and make it work.<p>Story Musgrave had worked on the development of the …

This Disfigured Kitten Was Abandoned By Everyone. Then A Little Girl Did Something Amazing

When a disfigured kitten was abandoned on the streets of Istanbul, Turkey, residents were too put off by her looks to stop and help. Starving and in …

Pets

4 Reasons Why Dancing is the Best Meditation.

We know about the benefits of meditation—of slipping into stillness and embracing the present.<p>We understand that when we redirect our outward flowing …

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work | Inc.com

Let's face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13 percent of us consider ourselves to be "happily engaged at work."<p>Those who do rate themselves as happy are 36 percent more motivated, six …

Happiness

Why Kids Who Believe in Something Are Happier and Healthier

Despite more than a decade of widespread attention on happiness and the benefits of positive psychology, there is an epidemic of unhappiness in …