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Scientists just discovered how bees clean themselves — and the slow-mo footage is mesmerizing

Bees perform a crucial function for nature by pollinating crops. Now, researches out of Georgia Tech have explored how they keep themselves clean while dealing with that messy pollen.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b> On Facebook

Everything is Important and Nothing is Important

I’m an existential-humanistic psychotherapist. A main theme for many of my clients over the years has been why do we exist? Why does my life matter? …

Existentialism

As Trump riles China, Taiwan tallies defense costs

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Before getting too carried away with Taiwan’s elevated status under a Donald Trump presidency, President Tsai Ing-wen might want to check her bank balance.<p>A Javelin missile is fired during annual Han Kuang military drill simulating the China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) …

Beijing 'seriously concerned' after Trump questions 'one China' policy

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> China has warned that it's "seriously concerned" after President-elect Donald Trump questioned whether the United States should keep its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of "one China."<p>Trump has signaled a willingness to confront Beijing, and his latest comments in an …

China

Japan's defense chief says alliance with US will endure

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's defense chief said Wednesday she believes her country's alliance with the United States will endure in the Trump administration …

Pearl Harbor

Thank Neanderthal and Denisovan genes for health and skin | Cosmos

<b>In your DNA are traces of evidence that our early ancestors</b> bred with other hominins, such as Neanderthals and Denisovans. And while their genes have …

Evolution

Harvard scientists think they've pinpointed the physical source of consciousness

Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness — the awareness of one's existence. Despite advances in neuroscience, we still don't really know where it comes from, and how it arises.<p>But researchers think they might have finally figured out its physical origins, after …

Consciousness

Is This Man the Dr. Frankenstein of Beer?

It's small — microscopic, in fact — but it packs a punch. The creature is barred from entering certain laboratories in the United States to safeguard against contamination. It's feared by the general public as an abomination of nature, an organism whose critics say it was created by the hands of …

Albert Camus on the Will to Live and the Most Important Question of Existence

“The body’s judgment is as good as the mind’s, and the body shrinks from annihilation. We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.”<p><i>“If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so… The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance,”</i> Alan Watts wrote in …

Nobel Prize

Central Italian mountain village levelled by quake

Some houses are collapsed outright, pancaked piles of stones and plaster. A pair of skis stick out. Some are cracked open neatly, exposing living rooms frozen in time.<p>The central Italian mountain village of Castelluccio di Norcia, among the most heavily hit by Sunday's earthquake, is known for the …

Precision medicine may be the next big thing, but we still don't know how to evaluate precision drugs

Finally, there’s a drug available to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare, fatal genetic muscle-wasting disease that grips roughly 10,000 people, mostly boys, in the US, who are unlikely to live into their thirties and typically lose the ability to walk in adolescence.<p>On September 19, …

Administrative Law

Police: 4 men held at California pot farm, forced to work

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two women have been arrested on charges of holding four brothers captive at an illegal marijuana farm in Northern California and …

Three Grand Challenges for Brain Science That Can Be Solved in 10 Years - MIT Technology Review

One of the great scientific challenges is to understand the human brain. Research teams around the world are gathering data at breakneck speed on …

Brain Disease

Your Eyes Are a Window Into the Inner Workings of Your Brain

Every morning, I wake up hoping there will be breaking news that helps us better understand the inner workings of the cerebellum (Latin for "little …

The Brain

Toxoplasma: Parasitic infection appears to disrupt key neurotransmitter in brain

A parasitic infection that affects billions of people has been linked to neuro-degenerative diseases. Toxoplasma infections appear to trigger a …

Autism is Not Just a Disease of the Brain: Mouse Study

<i>Summary: A new study reports some aspects of autism spectrum disorders are linked to defects in how peripheral nerves communicate sensory information</i> …

Calm, chaos, canvas: the studios of Picasso, Monet and Koons – in pictures

From Parisian ateliers to London lofts and Jeff Koons’ primary-coloured playground, see inside the workspaces of modern art’s most famous names

Art

Ten Ways to Go Local in Bulgaria

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>As Andrew Nelson writes in a recent feature story he wrote for <i>Traveler</i> magazine, <b>Bulgaria</b> is a whirlpool of civilizations. “Everyone, it seems, has come [here]. The Thracians, with their gold. Rome, with its legions. The Asiatic Bulgars, the country’s namesake. Also Huns, …

National Parks