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women getting smarter faster than men

by Live Science   When it comes to smarts, women are catching up to men in some areas and outpacing them in others, new research has found. In particular, women, on average, are better than men at so-called episodic memory, which involves recal...
by sparrows and sandcastles on Jul 29, 2014

what species rules earth?

by Live Science   In the newly released film, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” humans and apes vie for dominance after a virus has made apes hyperintelligent while wiping out most humans. But though apes riding horses, reading and w...
by sparrows and sandcastles on Jul 21, 2014

humans already use way more than 10 per cent of their brains

by The Atlantic   By now, perhaps you’ve seen the trailer for the new sci-fi thriller Lucy. It starts with a flurry of stylized special effects and Scarlett Johansson serving up a barrage of bad-guy beatings. Then comes Morgan Freeman, pl...
by sparrows and sandcastles on Jul 17, 2014

Humans ruined it

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by Funny Pictures on May 1, 2014

smell will tell: humans sniff out the opposite sex

by LiveScience   People usually think they can tell a person’s gender based on how he or she looks, but humans actually make subconscious judgments based on how a person smells, new research suggests.   In the study, when men or women...
by sparrows and sandcastles on May 1, 2014

Calming Signals: Are You Listening?

If you are standing next to your horse and he looks away, do you think he's distracted or even disrespectful? When your horse yawns is he sleepy? If he moves slowly, is he lazy?
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Apr 18, 2014

humanity is becoming less violent, with one exception – religion

by AlterNet   Studies demonstrate the world is becoming less violent, and that human warfare is on the decline. There is one aspect of the human existence, however, that continues to ignite humans to commit violence and atrocities against fellow...
by sparrows and sandcastles on Apr 6, 2014

Ebola Virus Disease- Ebola Virus – Symptoms, Pictures, Structure, facts and History »

Fact sheet N°103Updated March 2014Key factsThe Ebola virus causes Ebola virus disease (EVD; formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) in humans.EVD outbreaks have a case fatality rate of up to 90%.EVD outbreaks occur primarily in remote villages i...
by Nature's Eye on Apr 3, 2014

being gay is natural: just ask bonobos

by Brian Hare & Vanessa Woods   Lodja sees Mwanda and shrieks in excitement. They run toward each other with such force that when they embrace, they fall to the ground in each other’s arms. Without much foreplay, Lodja grinds her hips...
by sparrows and sandcastles on Apr 2, 2014

bashers of the noah film should re-read their bibles

by James Tabor   Darren Aronofsky’s new $100m blockbuster film “Noah” opened on Friday in 3936 theaters to a huge wave of media attention. Google News lists over 1400 stories on the film this morning and IMDB lists 2217 articles–many of...
by sparrows and sandcastles on Mar 31, 2014

Making fun of humans

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by Funny Pictures on Mar 3, 2014

10 Broken Obamacare Promises

Promise #1: “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period.”[2] Reality: Millions of Americans have lost and will lose their coverage due to Obamacare. Obamacare has significantly disrupted the market...
by The Talk Show American on Dec 21, 2013

Facts about the human body

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by Boring Central on Dec 11, 2013

“benedict xvi and the way of beauty”

by Duncan G. Stroik   “Something unusual is revealed here as well: the house of God is the true house of humans.  It becomes the house of humans even more the less it tries to be this and the more it is simply put up for him.” - Pop...
by sparrows and sandcastles on Nov 21, 2013

“are we really different from animals?”

by Thomas Suddendorf   We humans tend to think of ourselves as better than, or at least separate from, all other species on this planet. But every species is unique, and in that sense humans are no different.   Nevertheless, it seems obvio...
by sparrows and sandcastles on Nov 21, 2013

The Top 10 Worst Quotes Pushing ObamaCare

Here is a quick list of the top ten worst quotes pushing ObamaCare before the debacle:10. Don’t Believe the ‘Noise’ About Not Being Able to Keep Your Healthcare Plan9. You Seniors Are Going to Like ObamaCare8. If Only Stupid Public Realized How...
by The Talk Show American on Nov 20, 2013

The Top 10 Worst Quotes Pushing ObamaCare

Here is a quick list of the top ten worst quotes pushing ObamaCare before the debacle: 10. Don’t Believe the ‘Noise’ About Not Being Able to Keep Your Healthcare Plan 9. You Seniors Are Going to Like ObamaCare 8. If Only Stupid Public Realiz...
by The Talk Show American on Nov 20, 2013

Employer Mandate Delay Masks Furture Obamacare Problems

As if the current problems with Obamacare were not enough,  the same conditions that are causing the cancellation of individual policies will eventually result in the cancellation of millions of employment-based policies as well. Why is that ?&...
by The Talk Show American on Nov 14, 2013

“evolution is steered by aggressive competition between females”

One of the classic images from evolutionary theory is of two males smashing each other up to compete for the chance to fertilize a female. Scientists have spent over a century studying this kind of male competition, but new discoveries reveal that co...
by sparrows and sandcastles on Nov 14, 2013

Employer Mandate Delay Masks Furture Obamacare Problems

As if the current problems with Obamacare were not enough,  the same conditions that are causing the cancellation of individual policies will eventually result in the cancellation of millions of employment-based policies as well. Why is that ?  Re...
by The Talk Show American on Nov 14, 2013
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