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When did Aboriginal people first arrive in Australia?

Many Aboriginal Australians would say with conviction that they have always been here. Their ancestors and traditional learnings tell them of this …

Anthropology

5 YouTube Channels Every Woodworker Needs to Watch Right Now

The internet is full of great content. Inspiration for DIYers doesn't get much better than these five excellent woodworking makers.<p>1. Jimmy …

Woodworking

The three levels of self-awareness you need to hit before you know yourself

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.<p>The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry …

Self-help

If You Want An Energized, Pain-Free Body, Then It's Time To Rethink Your Every Step

Most days of the week, before the rest of my family is out of bed, I meet a friend for a morning walk. We bring our coffee and chat while our bodies slowly wake up. I don't wear sneakers—just simple, minimal shoes that allow me to feel the ground beneath my feet. My toes and arches respond to the …

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

There's a Reason Time Seems to Speed Up as You Age - But It's Possible to Slow It Down

Stop the ride, we want to get off.<p>Ask an older person to recall their most vivid memories, and there's a good chance that many of them will come from …

San Francisco

The magic math of paying yourself first

Learning to budget is easy, but sticking to a budget can be very difficult. Learn about the benefits of zero-sum budgeting today to get your personal …

Personal Finance

What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind?

Everyone knows what it feels like to have consciousness: it’s that self-evident sense of personal awareness, which gives us a feeling of ownership …

The Internet's on The Verge of Changing Forever, Here's Why You Need to Be Really, Really Worried

If you're not freaking out about net neutrality, you're not paying attention.

Why a leading political theorist thinks civilization is overrated

A new book challenges how we think about human progress.<p>Is civilization good for us? Has it made us any happier?<p>The takeaway from a new book by James Scott, a professor of political science and anthropology at Yale University, is that the answer to the first question is yes but it’s complicated, …

Ancient DNA Reveals: European Civilization Has a Near-Mythical Origins

Ever since the days of Homer, Greeks have long idealized their Mycenaean “ancestors” in epic poems and classic tragedies that glorify the exploits of …

Anthropology

A New History of the First Peoples in the Americas

The miracle of modern genetics has revolutionized the story anthropologists tell about how humans spread out across the Earth.<p>Europeans arriving in the New World met people all the way from the frozen north to the frozen south. All had rich and mature cultures and established languages. The …

Scientists are solving the mystery of Earth’s thermostat

Our planet can control its climate—very slowly.<p>Life on Earth has survived vast changes in climate, from a warm period 450 million years ago, when most of the present-day United States was underwater, to the last ice age 20,000 years ago, when New England was buried beneath a mile-thick glacier. …

Climate Change

6 Innovative Farmers That Will Change Your Perception of What It Means to Grow Food

6. Old Farm, New Tricks<p>Don Bustos, organic farmer and owner of Santa Cruz Farm and Greenhouses.<p>Gabriella Marks<p><b>Santa Cruz Farm and …

The midlife health checklist: how to maximise your wellbeing in your 40s and beyond

There is no louder wake up call than crossing the threshold into middle age. Turning 40, according to cancer specialist Dr David Agus, is when we begin to question our mortality and take stock of our sedentary, desk-bound lives – and rightly so, given that in our fourth decade we put on weight more …

The Silk Road Could Be Thousands of Years More Ancient Than We Realised

Time to rethink who actually built it.<p>The fabled Silk Road may be one of the most famous and important trade networks in Earth's history, but a new …

The world’s longest recreational trail gives you 15,000 miles to find yourself

For almost two years now, Dianne Whelan has been on a mission. In July 2015, the 51-year-old filmmaker set off from Newfoundland to hike, bike, canoe, snowshoe, and ski Canada’s Great Trail, a 24,000-kilometer (14,900-mile) casting call for the world’s most intrepid voyagers. If she succeeds, …

Canada

When You're 'Too Functional' to Have Your Mental Illness Taken Seriously

I’ve read countless articles, many on The Mighty, about the struggle of having an invisible illness and the way other people judge the “validity” of …

Siberia's 'doorway to the underworld' is getting so big it's uncovering ancient forests

It's no secret that Siberia's permafrost has been on thin ice lately. Conditions are varying so much that huge holes are appearing out of nowhere, and, in some places, tundra is quite literally bubbling underneath people's feet.<p>But new research has revealed that one of the biggest craters in the …

Global Warming

Ancient Human Skulls Crack Open an Epic Migration Story

Ancient human skulls from Brazil are telling a new story.<p>Ancient human skulls from Brazil are telling a new story about the epic migrations of early …

Talking To A Therapist Can Literally Rewire Your Brain

These changes in brain connectivity may be responsible for a patient's long-term recovery from mental illness.<p>If you can change the way you think, you can change your brain.<p>That’s the conclusion of a new study, which finds that challenging unhealthy thought patterns with the help of a therapist can …

Mental Disorders

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Trump’s team is asking for the names of Energy Department employees who worked on climate issues

Donald Trump’s presidential transition team has asked the Department of Energy for the names of any federal employees who worked on certain aspects of climate policy during the Obama administration — a request that has some onlookers worried about a “modern-day political witch hunt.”<p>In a memo first …

Mexico Is Hiding The World’s Largest Pyramid

In the city of Cholula in central Mexico there stands a hill with a giant church on top which hides a manmade pyramid filled with secrets.<p>MEXICO …

Were Neanderthals Religious?

Imagine this scene: Inside a cave in Spain, a group of people gather around the grave of a toddler. Hearths with lit fires, marked by 30 horns of animals including bison and red deer, surround the grave. A rhinoceros skull is nearby.<p>At a conference this fall, archaeologist Enrique Baquedano and his …

Nicolas Sarkozy proposed a carbon tax on American-made goods if Trump pulls out of climate accord.

On Sunday, Sarkozy told the French television channel TF1 that he would “demand that Europe put in place a carbon tax … of 1 to 3 percent for all …

Michael Bloomberg has a plan to shift the conversation on climate change

But another prominent billionaire is putting forward a counterargument. Michael Bloomberg and former Sierra Club executive director Carl Pope are coming out with a book that attempts to shift the conversation about climate change.<p>"The world economy will be a lot stronger if we solve climate than if …

Fossil Fuels

Donald Trump doesn't believe in climate change — here are 16 irrefutable signs it's real

Trump's stance on the environment contradicts thousands of scientists and decades of research, which has linked many observable changes in climate, including rising air and ocean temperatures, shrinking glaciers, and widespread melting of snow and ice, to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions …

Global Warming