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DNA shows Scythian warrior mummy was a 13-year-old girl

Thanks to modern technology, we can reexamine our assumptions about ancient warriors.

Want better sex? Science says show more gratitude

It turns out, letting your partner know you appreciate them leads to a stronger relationship. Who'd have thunk?

Study: Smoking weed while pregnant lowers infant birth weight

While many people don't think its all that bad, a new study suggests you should lay off while expecting.

An expert explains what 'Abolish the Police' really means

It turns out big ideas don't always fit in sign-sized slogans.

The benefits of a good apology and how to make one

A good apology can do great things. A bad one can cause trouble. Know the difference.

Regular volunteering maintains the health of older adults

Volunteering can feel great and make good things happen. Now we know it promotes your health too.

10 jokes from philosopher Slavoj Žižek

What better way to understand the world around us than through jokes?

5 products that come from outer space

Can't get to space? Why not bring space to you?

How to dissolve your ego—and why you should

Ever want to move forward but find you're in your own way?

Does rioting work? Here are five times it did.

Expert opinion is divided on how effective riots can be on causing social change. However, these five examples show they can do something.

Dinosaur killing meteor hit Earth at 'worst possible angle'

You think you've had a day where everything that went wrong could? T-Rex has you beat.

Writing found on "blank" Dead Sea Scroll fragments

The texts were previously thought to be blank and were cut up for materials studies.

Remains of first modern humans in Europe found

The discovery may change what we know about early humans in Europe.

Study: We like villains similar to ourselves

Love a good villain? It says a lot about you.

Atomic bomb tests help scientists finally date sharks

Nuclear weapons, whale sharks, and how to use both to make eco-tourism more sustainable.

Eating fish may have given Neanderthals brainpower

A new finding suggests Neanderthals were far from the big dumb brutes we make them out to be.

This 103-year-old philosopher's to-do list will get you through self-isolation

Need to isolate? No problem! This philosopher is keeping the world posted on his isolation routine by Facebook.

Space Force gets its first weapon: a satellite jammer

And the first sci-fi weapon the Space Force gets is....a device to scramble communications?

Study: City babies behave better than rural babies

A new study finds the temperament of infants can vary based on where they live.

Marcus Aurelius’ guide to becoming a morning person

Ever had trouble finding reason to get out of bed? Marcus Aurelius has some advice for you.

Secret bunker from WWII found in Scotland

Winston Churchill had a secret army, and bunkers like this would have hidden them during a German invasion.

10 quotes from great minds on why you should vote

Don't feel like going out to vote? These ten thinkers have something to tell you.

A.I. reveals which workers are most likely to quit their jobs

A.I. hasn't come for our jobs just yet, but it can figure out who is looking for a new one.

3 "symptoms" of atheism, as described by a Christian minister

Do you get worried or angry? Ever forget to tithe? One minister has bad news for you.

7 philosophers who were exiled from their societies

Being ahead of the curve can be a dangerous place. These 7 thinkers were driven from their homelands over it.

Why some philosophers think you should be a vegetarian

We all know somebody who avoids meat. These schools of thought suggest those people are onto something.

The philosophy of protest: Thoreau, King, and Civil Disobedience

The protesters on the street aren't just taking up space, they carry on a well thought out tradition.

Why the singular “They” is Merriam-Webster's word of the year

"They" has taken on a not-so-new meaning lately. This earned it the scrutiny it needed to win.

What are municipal utilities and why are they suddenly popular?

Can changing who delivers your electricity to you solve a slew of problems?

Marijuana addiction has risen in places where it's legal

While legalization has benefits, a new study suggests it may have one big drawback.

Mexican 'smart city' would be 100% energy efficient, self-sustaining

An Italian firm has put forward an idea for a green city that would be completely self-sustaining, modern, and green.

Venetian council room floods after councilors reject climate proposals

In a metaphor too apt to be made up, the council has been forced to relocate until the flood waters recede.

Want to improve your office? Stop being so bossy.

A variety of structures exist to both treat employees with more respect and increase productivity.

Students develop door handles that kill bacteria

After living through a terrible epidemic, two inventors have created a self-cleaning door handle.

The largest private coal company in America just went broke

It's telling about attempts to save the industry.

Should politicians, en masse, do 'shrooms?

Just for giggles, would it be a good idea to have our leaders take shrooms?

Organizers: Operation Ocean Cleanup is finally working

The net famously failed to work as planned last year. Now, a new version is making waves.

Researchers: Voting machines can be easily hacked

As it turns out, hacking an election isn't as hard as you'd think.

Study: Ending the racial wealth gap would add a trillion dollars to the economy

America's racial wealth disparity is entrenched, with devastating effects. What if we got rid of it?

Sign of the times: School designed to limit impact of mass shootings

With little progress on other avenues to preventing mass shootings, one firm has employed architecture to save students.

Two philosophers' views on California's homelessness epidemic

How can Innovation Central not manage to solve its own sprawling homelessness?

Have we reached a humane alternative to the war on drugs?

Can treating addiction as a disease work better than treating it as a vice?

When the minimum wage is too low it becomes a public health risk

We often discuss what the minimum wage does to the economy, but rarely do we discuss what it does to people.

Why Slavoj Zizek thinks political correctness is dumb

Zizek is on the left and dislikes political correctness. How does that work out?

Why secular humanism can do what atheism can't

Atheism doesn't offer much beyond non-belief, can secular humanism fill the gaps?

Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill to cancel student debt — does it have any chance of passing?

Her plan to abolish most student debt has been put before Congress. But does it have any chance of passing?

Why Slavoj Žižek is a communist, kind of

We know he is on the left, but why? And how left is left anyhow?

Study: Andrew Yang's UBI plan isn't popular among rich folks

A new survey suggests that free money isn't as popular as you'd suppose.

Should Facebook be regulated with laws instead of fines?

The fine Facebook just paid was huge, but many in tech say it wasn't nearly enough to protect your data.

What does Slavoj Žižek mean when he talks about ideology?

He goes on and on about ideology, but what does it mean?

Can’t shake your student debt? Thank Joe Biden's votes.

There are many reasons the student debt crisis is what it is, a few of them can be traced back to good ol' Uncle Joe.

What an image of Trump golfing says about political cartooning

The cartoon heard 'round the world and what happened after.

The world's largest solar power project begins running in UAE

Will the small petrol state soon be solar powered?

5 philosophy jokes that will actually teach you something

Jokes so cheesy even French philosophers will love them.

Bernie Sanders' student debt plan bails out the rich

Bernie Sanders reveals an even bigger plan than Elizabeth Warren, but does it go too far?

Codetermination: A way to rebalance the economy?

Codetermination is one of the most interesting ideas you've never heard of.

What advice would you give your younger self? This is the first study to ever examine it.

A new study shows that most people have advice for their younger self that tends towards a few important areas.

The U.S. military emits more greenhouse gases than Sweden and Denmark

The war machine needs fuel, perhaps so much as to make protecting oil redundant.

Bernie Sanders: The U.S. already has a kind of socialism – for the rich

Bernie speaks again about what democratic socialism means, and raises a debate about what freedom is.

The right-wing case for basic income

How does the largest welfare program imaginable have libertarian supporters?

Poll finds most Americans believe Trump will win the 2020 election

A majority both disapproves of him and think's he'll win next year. What gives?

Atheists still believe in the supernatural, new report finds

Just because you don't believe in God doesn't mean you aren't superstitious.

Burnout is now officially a medically-recognized syndrome

Medical science finally acknowledges what workers have known for years.

Why we might want to rethink who we put on money

We put presidents on our money, but isn't there more to life than politics?

Should a fetus be a citizen? Why many pro-lifers say no.

If a fetus is a person, would it be a citizen too?

Is Juche the state religion of North Korea?

Is Juche an ideology, a scam, or a very strange religion?

What is Juche, the state ideology of North Korea?

Is it the key to understanding why North Korea acts like it does, or an elaborate sham?

Behold, the face of a Neolithic dog

He was a very good boy.

Dubai to build the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant

Can you make solar power work when the sun goes down? You can, and Dubai is about to run a city that way.

What socialism is — according to Michael Harrington

America's socialists owe a lot to one man, but what did he think about socialism?

10 of the most controversial people in Russian history

The hard part was keeping the list down to ten.

UC Berkeley study finds link between inequality and racism

Inequality and racism are connected, but maybe not as much as you think.

What was socialism like during the Seattle General Strike?

The story of that one time a U.S. city was run by a Soviet, and what it was like to live in it.

The doctor who prescribed the meaning of life to his patients

Anxious? Dr. Frankl suggested you take a different view of things.

Hannah Arendt on why some people are immune to fact-checking

Why do people buy into stories that are clearly lies? Hannah Arendt can help us understand.

Why the Rosenhan Experiment still matters

One flew east, one flew west, eight shrinks flew into the cuckoo's nest.

In 1999, David Bowie knew the internet would change the world

Musican. Actor. Fashion Icon. Internet Visionary?

What socialism is — according to Bernie Sanders

He's enflamed conversation about socialism across America.

Microdoses of LSD change how you perceive time

A study on the effects of LSD microdosing shows some fittingly strange results.

What is socialism like in Scandinavia?

We keep hearing that Scandinavia has perfected socialism, but is that true?

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