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Could just two people repopulate Earth?

The last man on Earth is a common trope in fiction – but what if it actually happened? How many people would it take to save our species?<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>The alien predators arrived by boat. Within two years, everyone was …

Durham University

The Real Reason Introverts Dread Small Talk

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>Just the other day, you avoided making eye contact with your chatty neighbor when you saw her unexpectedly at the grocery store. And you skipped the office holiday party so you wouldn’t have to make awkward small talk all night with your co-workers.These …

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Make Plans but Don't Follow Through

Humans are prolific procrastinators. It’s easy to make plans and throw dates on your calendar, and yet it’s practically inevitable that you’ll let …

Putting down pets can be a raw time – but it isn’t the worst part of my job

The rottweiler sprawled on my floor is approaching a diabetic coma. Its owner can’t afford an IV drip, let alone insulin. The closer an animal is to death, the harder a vein is to hit. I keep my relief to myself when the blue juice goes in first time. It is pentobarbitone, in an amount that is …

Work-life Balance

Anonymous hacks Thai police sites over Burmese jailings for British backpacker murders

The hacking collective Anonymous has declared war on the Thai police, taking down multiple websites in protest against what it said was the scapegoating of two Burmese men convicting of killing two British backpackers on Koh Tao island.<p>The cyber activist group posted links to 15 Thai police …

Asia

Put off procrastinating… forever! Tips on how to be more productive

It’s not as hard as you might think to set yourself clear goals<p>New Year’s resolutions can be a rollercoaster of emotions. There are the highs when you set them, imagining with excitement the new life you’re going to be leading, but often also the lows of frustration and procrastination when things …

Procrastination

Donald Trump Featured In Jihadist Terror Recruitment Video

The video shows Trump discussing his plan to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States.<p>A clip of Donald Trump is featured in a purported new recruitment video released by Al-Shabaab, the terrorist group based in Somalia.<p>The GOP presidential candidate is shown discussing his plan to …

Donald Trump

How to Never See Another Post About Donald Trump Again

The day has finally come where you don’t have to see Donald Trump every time you turn on your computer.<p>The “Trump Filter” extension for Google’s …

China’s controversial new anti-terror law to pass on Sunday

<i>(Reuters) –</i> China is set to pass its controversial new anti-terrorism law on Sunday, the largely rubber-stamp parliament said on Friday, despite U.S. criticism about its cyber provisions and concerns over human rights.<p>The draft law, which could require technology firms to install “back doors” in …

China

Extremely Rare Fishing Snakes Discovered

The little-seen reptiles, native to Andean cloud forests, are still mostly a mystery, scientists say.<p>Deep in the remote tropical forests of the northern Andes, scientists have discovered three new species of extremely rare snake.<p>The discovery comes mere weeks after a separate team announced the …

Zoology

'Almost too late': fears of global superbug crisis in wake of antibiotic misuse

Antibiotic Research UK director says chances of salvaging most important drugs are 50-50 after resistant bacteria found in pigs and humans in England and Wales<p>It is “almost too late” to stop a global superbug crisis caused by the misuse of antibiotics, a leading expert has warned.<p>Scientists have a …

Microbiology

The killing of Laquan McDonald: The dashcam video vs. police accounts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Newly released documents in the Laquan McDonald shooting show how elaborately police appear to have fabricated their version of that moment and how officers stood by each other in verifying the details.<p>The documents shed new light on just how crucial the release of last month's video was …

Law Enforcement

Long-Extinct Galápagos Tortoise Species May Be On Its Way Back

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Sarah Pruitt<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2015<p>Title<p>Long-Extinct Galápagos Tortoise Species May Be On Its Way …

Santa Cruz

12. Rainbow Six Siege

Thankfully, in rather sharp contrast to last year, 2015's gaming output has been jam-packed with phenomenal experience after phenomenal experience. …

How (and Why) to Develop Your Mental Toughness

Developing your mental toughness can help you be more emotionally resilient, push you to go further and harder, and build armor to persevere against …

Cat declawing: Once routine, procedure now draws fire as harmful

Declawing” sounds innocuous, especially when it’s pitched as part of a routine neuter or spay package deal for a kitten. And for decades, it was …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Hiking

Neuroscience Discovers 5 Things That Will Make You Happy

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Happiness

AP: Global supermarkets selling shrimp peeled by slaves

SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) — Every morning at 2 a.m., they heard a kick on the door and a threat: Get up or get beaten. For the next 16 hours, No. 31 and his wife stood in the factory that owned them with their aching hands in ice water. They ripped the guts, heads, tails and shells off shrimp …

13 Powerful Stories About College Students Living With Depression

"I'm not OK. But I think I will be."<p><i>We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share their stories about how they deal with depression in college. Here are their powerful responses:</i><p><b>1. "Having no friends there brought me into an endless cycle of sadness."</b><p>My freshman year of college I was at a …

College & University

Donald Trump is no longer funny, he's dangerous, says Hillary Clinton

Democrat candidate tells NBC’s Late Night host Seth Meyers that the billionaire was ‘shameful and wrong’ with his comments about Muslims<p>Hillary Clinton has condemned Donald Trump, calling him shameful, dangerous and declaring: “I no longer think he’s funny.”<p>Clinton launched her attack on the …

Government

Obesity endangers health of women and babies, warns UK's chief medical officer

Obesity is endangering women’s health and that of their babies, the chief medical officer has warned in a report which aims to put to rest for ever the myth that pregnant women should eat for two.<p>Prof Sally Davies looks across the spectrum at women’s health, from the effects of violence and female …

Health

Here's How To Do Therapy On Yourself, According To A Therapist

It's not always easy, or affordable, to go to a therapist. But that doesn't mean you can't do a little DIY therapy on your own.<p>Therapy is a powerful tool for personal growth, and it can be beautiful in its own way. That being said, as a trained counselor and as someone who has been through …

Counseling

Way to the Woods looks beautiful — and its developer is 16

You'll play as a deer in this adventure game<p>When the designer behind <i>Way to the Woods</i>, an adventure game starring a pair of deer, shared the first images from the project on Reddit earlier this week, the response was that of shock and awe — first at the game's gorgeous art, and then at the age of …

Syria's Opposition to Hold Peace Talks With Assad-Led Government in January

Members of various factions of Syria’s opposition will meet with the country’s government next month in an attempt to broker a deal that will end a …

Most Americans don't want to be the boss — and they're probably better off

A survey by professional staffing firm Addison Group, cited on Bloomberg, found that just one-third of American workers believe that becoming a manager can advance their careers.<p>Moreover, of the nearly 1,500 working Americans born between 1946 and 1995 who were surveyed, only one-quarter were …

More than 2,400 people killed in Hajj stampede – three times the Saudi figure

The deadliest Hajj stampede in the history of the annual pilgrimage, killed at least 2,411 people in September. The death toll is three times the …

Along with Trump's rhetoric, the stakes for 2016 have risen dramatically

Donald Trump continues to go where no recent candidate for president has gone before, plunging the Republican Party - and the nation - into another round in the tumultuous debate about immigration, national identity, terrorism and the limits of tolerance.<p>Trump's call for a ban on Muslims entering …