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Belief in all-knowing, punitive gods aided the growth of human societies, study says

Belief in moral-watching, all-knowing, punitive gods might have helped human societies grow far beyond small, close-knit groups, a new study shows. Researchers who ran an experiment with a total of 591 people in eight different small-scale societies around the world found that people who believed …

Massive Tree Farms May Be a Really Bad Climate Idea

World-wide tree plantations, soil modification or bioenergy crops could add to the planetary harm of global warming, scientist warns.<p>To meet the Paris climate deal's goal of deep greenhouse gas cuts, nations appear to be relying on costly, possibly harmful large-scale projects to suck carbon …

I wish I weren't the only girl in my computer science class

I’m determined to do well in a traditionally male area, and I think more girls should consider doing Stem subjects<p>Are you a sixth-form student with something to get off your chest? Here’s how to blog for us<p>I’m 17, and I’m the only girl in my computer science class. I’m pretty much the same as my …

Computer Science

Making a SCOBY Hotel + Other Ways to Take a Break From Kombucha

Since a kombucha SCOBY is a live culture consisting of active yeasts and bacteria, it does best if it is allowed to sit on the counter and culture …

Three Women on What It’s Like to Work for the NFL

Last summer, at the Arizona Cardinals’s first preseason home game, a historic sports scene slipped under the radar. Jen Welter, the first woman ever to coach in the NFL, came face-to-face with Sarah Thomas, who just a few months before had become the NFL’s first female referee.<p>“Picture the …

6 Ukrainian Models Share Their Beauty Secrets, From Egg Yolks to Yogurt Masks

Fresh faces! Clear eyes! Glossy lengths! Welcome to Ukraine, where the women have some of the best skin, hair, and nails in the world. So what, we wondered, is their secret: Is it endless trips to the <i>banya</i>? Or daily meals of nutrient-packed borscht? As it turns out, nature is the best prescription. …

Landmark Deal Protects Over 9 Million Acres Of Canadian Rain Forest

A landmark deal 10 years in the making will protect 9.1 millions acres of Canadian rain forest on the Pacific Coast of British Columbia.<p>The protected area in the Great Bear Rainforest is about half the size of Ireland.<p>The new land-use order — reached between aboriginal groups known as First …

Forestry

To Protesters Flocking To Oregon Town, Locals Say 'Go Home'

It's been a month since armed militants took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, and even though the leaders of that occupation have been arrested, the community of Harney County finds itself deeply divided.<p>That anger erupted on Monday in the form of a huge shouting match on the …

Oregon

House GOP fails anew to repeal Obama's health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans failed in their latest futile attempt Tuesday to kill President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a Groundhog Day vote by the House that was solely an exercise in election-year political messaging.<p>Tuesday's near party-line vote to override Obama's January veto of …

Health Care

Zika Virus Acquired Through Sexual Transmission, Texas Officials Say

Health officials have confirmed that someone in Dallas County, Texas, contracted the Zika virus through sexual contact.<p>It's the first U.S. case related to the recent Western Hemisphere outbreak to be acquired through sex. Until now, experts have focused on transmission of the virus through mosquito …

Public Health

Obama wants $1.1 billion to fight heroin and prescription opioid abuse

President Obama is requesting an addition $1.1 billion in funding to fight the growing heroin epidemic and the abuse of prescription opioids in the US. If approved, the funding would arrive over two years in addition to the $400 million already set aside for 2016.<p>The vast majority of the newly …

Painkillers
North Korea

U.S. northern Midwest sees blizzards, tornadoes hit South | Reuters

(Reuters) - A major storm system brought a mix of bad weather on Tuesday to much of the central United States, with a band of tornadoes downing trees in Alabama and Mississippi and heavy snow blanketing the northern Midwest.<p>The National Weather Service said eight tornadoes had hit eastern …

Weather

Black hole's twin jets shine bright, somehow

<b>Astronomers have published new images of a bright jet of material, long enough to cross the Milky Way three times, fired into space by the black hole at the heart of a distant galaxy.</b><p>The observations confirm the existence of a second jet, blasting in the opposite direction.<p>The study uses this …

Universe

Rainbow Vegetarian Pad Thai with Peanuts and Basil

Once again, NOODLES.Here we are again, just me and my big bowl-o-noodles… and a few veggies, and a lot of sauce, and a handful of fresh basil and …

Die Hard

Broccoli quinoa casserole

Preheat the oven to 400F.<p>In a 9x13 baking rectangular dish place the quinoa and green onions. On the meantime, place the broccoli in a large bowl and …

HOW-TO VIDEO: How to Make Kombucha Tea

Kombucha - it's that effervescent, tangy fermented drink that seems to be ever-growing in popularity.<p>But keeping up with the latest fermented foods …

HOW-TO VIDEO: Flavoring & Bottling Kombucha Tea

Other Flavoring Ideas and Combinations<p>Blueberries and cinnamon<br>• Berries and fresh or candied ginger<br>• Strawberries and basil<br>• Cherries and almond …

12 Photographers Shot Portraits in the Same Room, and This is What Resulted

A group of 12 photographers gathered in a beautiful villa in Tuscany, Italy, last year to be creative, learn from one another, and exchange ideas. On …

14 Rules Of The New Workplace That Millennials Need To Master

To navigate the new workplace, Schawbel says millennials need to master a new set of rules that aren't taught in school. Advances in technology, the rise of social media, and 24/7 connectivity mean young people have to promote themselves and take ownership of their careers in ways that previous …

The Workplace

Marine Corps to award job titles such as ‘Rifleman’ to women who have completed infantry training

The Marine Corps is set to allow women who have done the training to assume combat jobs and titles that had previously been closed to them.<p>Opening the specialties will pave the way for the women who have completed the training–such as the Marines’ enlisted School of Infantry–to request transfer …

Military

Aleutian Quake Zone Could Shoot Big Tsunamis To Hawaii, California

Two teams of geologists say portions of the seafloor along the Aleutian Islands in southwestern Alaska could produce tsunamis more devastating than anything seen in the past century. They say California and Hawaii are directly in the line of fire.<p>Tsunamis — the giant waves generated by undersea …

Seafloor

Venezuela's first lady Cilia Flores: US kidnapped my nephews over drug charges

Congresswoman says she has evidence US Drug Enforcement Administration violated sovereignty in seizing Franqui Flores de Freitas and Efrain Campo Flores<p>Venezuela’s first lady, congresswoman Cilia Flores, has accused US authorities of kidnapping two of her nephews over drug trafficking charges in …

Venezuela

S. Korea leader calls for Chinese help to punish North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president on Wednesday urged North Korea's only major ally, China, to help punish Pyongyang's recent nuclear test with the strongest possible international sanctions.<p>Park Geun-hye's comments came as Seoul said North Korea had flown leaflets across the border …

North Korea

Saturn's Hurricane Is a Super Storm on Steroids, Even for the Solar System

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Now that we've got our first good look at it, let's put the mega storm on top of the sixth rock from …

South America's largest city is almost out of water

Imagine this: São Paulo, South America’s largest city and economic hub, running out of water by June. That's what Brazil's federal government predicted just weeks ago.<p>The region is in its worst drought in 80 years. The reservoir that supplies half the city is just over 10 percent full. The …

Brazil

Kentucky's New Heroin Law Marks A 'Culture Shift'

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night, Kentucky lawmakers passed wide-ranging legislation to combat the state’s heroin epidemic. The bipartisan measure represents a significant policy shift away from more punitive measures toward a focus on treating addicts, not jailing them.<p>The state will now allow local …

Drug Addiction

Having parasites can boost fertility

Parasitic worms may cause baby booms.<p>Amazonian women infected with giant roundworms could bear up to two more children during their lifetime compared …

Pregnancy

Scientists Have Built a ‘Social’ Robot With a Personality

Tesla founder Elon Musk predicted in 2014 that the development of artificial intelligence could lead to killer robots programmed to delete humanity …