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Do our guts have a say in our spatial memory?

Our guts, research is proving, are much more important to our overall state of health and well-being than previously thought. Do they also play a …

Medical Research

Animals are becoming nocturnal to avoid humans

Researchers have learned that dozens of species of animals have reacted to increased contact with human beings by shifting their internal clocks to …

Nightlife

Where Did Soccer Start? Archaeology Weighs In.

“The idea of the team sport was invented in Mesoamerica.”<p><i>This summer National Geographic is partnering with FOX Sports to cover the world’s most watched single-sport tournament: the FIFA World Cup. Tune in to FOX Sports as our reporter Sergey Gordeev presents daily stories about the people,</i> …

Archaeology

Flying Ants vs. Termites

Fly ants and termites are not the same thing. Here are the differences and what you can do about an infestation.<p>House pests are no fun. Termites are …

Insects

Chinese internet users are surprisingly sympathetic to Einstein’s racist remarks

When Albert Einstein traveled to China as part of his tour of Asia in the 1920s, the physicist, known for his criticism of racism, turned into something of a xenophobe. In his private diaries, he described Chinese people as “industrious, filthy, obtuse,” along with other uncharitable …

China

Researchers reveal how disrupting gut-brain communication may affect learning and memory

The connection between food and memory is one of those fundamentally human experiences we can all relate to. A compelling new study from the …

Neuroscience

What if Napoleon Hadn’t Lost Europe and Other Questions of Alternate History

Across pop culture, history is being unraveled and remade. There’s the post-World-War-II dystopia that emerges from a triumphant Nazi Germany in the …

Philip Roth

Shoppers being misled by labels that claim food is 'artisanal' or homemade

Food manufacturers are deceiving the public by mislabelling their products as “artisanal” or homemade and implying they are full of healthy whole grains and fruit when they are not, according to a new report.<p>Food labelling needs to be toughened up, says the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) …

artisanal

Women shun cycling because of safety, not helmet hair

It will come as little surprise to anyone who cycles that twice as many men as women ride their bikes at least once a week, according to research from Sustrans, the cycling and walking charity. Almost three-quarters of women living in seven major UK cities never cycle for local journeys, the study …

Cycling

Six of the best aubergine recipes

<b>Sweet miso aubergine (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>15 min</b> <br>Cook <b>10 min</b><br>Serves <b>6</b><p><b>400g small-medium aubergines</b>,stem ends trimmed<b><br>1 tbsp sesame oil</b><b><br>2 tbsp brown rice miso</b> <b><br>½ tbsp mirin</b><b><br>½ tbsp sake</b><p>Shave off the sides of the aubergines to make them straight-sided, then cut lengthways into 12mm-thick slabs.<p>Heat a cast-iron …

Recipes

Bob Ellis: what do you do when a literary hero is accused of sexual abuse?

Those seeking to cure themselves of the romanticism about the free love era should read Philip Roth’s The Dying Animal and the two books just out this week by the daughters of Australian playwright Dorothy Hewett: Tilt by Kate Lilley and Do Oysters Get Bored? by Rozanna Lilley.<p>Last weekend, …

Literature

Solar-powered harvester sucks drinkable water out of thin air

Although there are trillions of liters of water floating around in the air, it's not easily accessible for those who need it. Now engineers at UC …

UC Berkeley

Pee, Poison, and Prosthetic Noses: The Story of Astronomer Tycho Brahe's Suspicious Death

<i>In</i> The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul<i>, author Eleanor Herman delves into the deadly—and</i> …

Fred Rogers

Top 200 Lifehacks and Clever Ideas that Will Make Your Life Easier

Lifehacks are great. They help you to get things done and get them done quickly. We have a collection of over 200 lifehacks that are easy and will …

Lifehacks

Learn How To Publish Your Novel On Your Own With This In-Depth Guide

It helps you become an author by focusing on the entire process, from writing to creating a website to getting your book published on Amazon.<p>The idea …

Writing

20 Bathroom Cleaning Life Hacks You Need To Adapt For a Sparkling and Fragrant Space

Who doesn’t love a gorgeous bathroom flaunting a sparkling finish and a lovely fragrance? After all, it’s that little corner of your home which takes …

Cleaning

If 95 per cent of the Aztecs were killed by European diseases, why weren't Europeans killed by Aztec diseases?

Due to their more hygienic living conditions, the Aztecs may have carried less diseases than Europeans to begin with.<p>Debate has long raged over what …

Anthropology

How to Send A Fax From Gmail

Instant communication methods such as email and texting make it very easy to send messages, documents and other files with just a couple of mouse …

Apps

Bees Can Understand an Incredibly Complicated Mathematical Concept

This is mind blowing.<p>When it comes to bees, it seems that nothing really does matter.<p>As shown in a paper published today, our research demonstrates …

Mathematics

Russian museum discovers secret order to destroy Gulag data

A museum studying Soviet prison camps has discovered a secret Russian order from 2014 instructing officials to destroy data on prisoners – a move it said “could have catastrophic consequences for studying the history of the camps”.<p>Up to 17 million people were sent to the Gulag, the notorious Soviet …

Russia

Eco-group faces imprisonment after reviving an abandoned Spanish village

Like many countries around the world, Spain is struggling to address the problem of rural inhabitants abandoning villages to migrate to urban areas. …

Urbanism

You Should Keep Toothpaste in Your Laundry Basket—Here's Why

Laundry isn't just about washing dirty clothes so you have clean ones to wear. It's about cleaning and maintaining your wearables and textiles so …

Cleaning

The Bitter Aftertaste of Prohibition in American History

For many, Prohibition recalls a freewheeling era in American history with speakeasies, bootlegging, gangsters and G-men. But new scholarship shows …

Alcohol

Why repeating words sound like music to your brain

Scientists just explained what musicians knew all along: repeating words sound like music<p>Repeating spoken words is a technique familiar to music buffs — the rhythm of the repetition feels like song. Now, scientists think they can explain why. It turns out it has to do with how our brains process …

The Brain

Tea tree oil may replace antibiotics in the fight against infections

Researchers have used the antibacterial properties of tea tree oil to create a bioactive coating that keeps bacteria away from medical devices. The …

Medicine

Meet The Cleanest Badasses In Japan

These are modern day heroes. Dressed in traditional threads, they walk the streets of Japan. When they see trash, they pick it up, and throw it away. …

Japan

These Women Survived Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries. They’re Ready to Talk.

DUBLIN — They are a haunting sight in the aftermath of wars and natural disasters: the notice boards that spring up outside Red Cross tents and hospitals, covered in notes from desperate people searching for loved ones lost in the chaos.<p>As 220 survivors of Ireland’s notorious Magdalene Laundries …

Ireland

"Mind-boggling" Stanford research turns human blood cells into functional neurons

In breakthrough new research described as "somewhat mind-boggling," a team at Stanford University has developed a technique than can transform human …

Neuroscience

Soil Improvement Tips for Healthy Garden Soil

Have you given due consideration to building your garden soil this season? What soil improvement techniques were you planning to use? Whether you’re …

Gardening

9 Unbeatable DIY Ideas for Growing Strawberries in a Little to No Space

Want to grow so many strawberries in so little space? Try one of these vertical DIY ideas for growing strawberries!<p>1. Vertical Strawberry Tube Planter<p>…

Gardening