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Monkeys create stone tools forcing scientists to rethink human evolution

The path of human evolution may need to be rewritten after archaeologists discovered that monkeys also produce ‘tool-like flakes’ that were thought to be uniquely man-made.<p>In a discovery that calls into question decades of research, a band of wild bearded capuchin monkeys in Brazil were seen …

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates writers by …

Physicists Think Gravitational Waves Might Permanently Alter Spacetime

Whoa.<p>Back in February this year, the world celebrated when physicists finally detected gravitational waves - the tiny ripples in spacetime first …

Black Holes

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These transformable train seats could make your commute 30 percent less awful

PriestmanGoode, the design shop behind the new London Tube and this insane luxury space capsule, has released a pair of adjustable seat designs that aim to tackle overcrowding on commuter trains. The seats are adjustable to accommodate 15–30 percent more passengers, depending on the design, the …

Transportation

Teleported Laser Pulses? Quantum Teleportation Approaches Sci-Fi Level

Crewmembers aboard the starship Enterprise on the iconic TV series "Star Trek" could "beam up" from planets to starships, making travel between great …

Behind the sugar industry’s 50-year mission to axe its link to heart disease

Trust no one.<p>That’s the takeaway of a new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which claims the sugar industry in the 1960s launched a campaign in which it paid for nutrition research to downplay evidence linking America’s rising sugar consumption to …

Diabetes

New evidence supports Stephen Hawking's theory of shrinking black holes

For a long time, it was assumed that the gravitational pull of a black hole was total — that nothing, not even light, could escape the clutches of its event horizon. Then, in 1974, an up-and-coming physicist named Stephen Hawking made the bold suggestion that thanks to the peculiarities of quantum …

Physics

The solar-powered sculpture that could desalinate 1.5 billion gallons of drinking water for California

Is it public art, or is it a power station? This shimmering design for “The Pipe”, a finalist in the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), is …

Earth - We have the wrong idea about males, females and sex

Once upon a time, animal courtship was thought to run something like a Barbara Cartland novel. The rakish males battle it out for a chaste female, who sits around choosing the prince charming to father her young. While her mate may sow his wild oats far and wide, she patiently tends her …

Stereotypes

17 Sides for Cookouts, Barbecues, and Any Sort of Picnic

The best part about Thanksgiving isn't the turkey, but the sides. Why bring up Thanksgiving in May? Because the same is true for summer cookouts: It's not the burgers and hotdogs or wings or whatever else that we get excited about—it's the slaw, cool and creamy; the vinegary potato salad; the …

40 Pasta Salad Recipes You Need to Try This Summer

You'll want to whip these up every chance you get.<p>A summer picnic, potluck, or barbecue — these easy pasta salads will be your go-tos. And watch it be the first bowl to go empty. They're packed with a colorful mix of veggies, homemade dressings, and cold pastas.

Cooking

Voices clash at first public hearing on self-driving cars

Autonomous vehicles as 'lethal weapons'?<p>"We may be on the cusp of a safety innovation revolution," said Mark Rosekind, who runs the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), kicking off the federal government's first public hearing on self-driving cars. Over 200 people attended the …

Autonomous Cars