Ancient skulls suggests one lineage for early human ancestors
A "time capsule" from 1.8 million years ago, located in Dmanisi, Georgia, shows variations among five human skulls from that period that suggest long-debated distinctions about early human development may be overblown.
'Star Wars' gets Navajo translation
Luke, Leia, Han Solo and even some of the droids now speak Navajo. The translated film is on a tour of free screenings through Nov. 9.
US needs to take action against 'nightmare' bacteria
Last spring, Arjun Srinivasan, an associate director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, delivered a presentation to state health officials with some alarming information.
Love without an algorithm? One matchmaker proven wrong
When Aaron Schildkrout co-founded HowAboutWe.com, he envisioned it to be something very different than the other online dating sites. But since its founding in 2009, HowAboutWe has evolved to depend more on formulas, not less.
Balloon released in Indiana boy's memory makes unlikely flight
A balloon released by classmates of an Indiana child who died of brain cancer makes an improbable, 800-mile journey to another schoolyard in New England.
The Colonel's real secret of KFC's success
Before there was KFC, there was really no such thing as fast-food chicken. Fast food meant thin, easily griddled burgers and thin-cut potato sticks you could dump in the deep fryer.
'Smart' shelves to spy on grocery store customers
Supermarket supercompany Mondelez International (owner of such brands as Nabisco, Kraft and Cadbury), in conjunction with Microsoft Kinect, in 2015 will introduce so-called “smart” store shelves that can “identify the age and sex of the would-be snacker” in the supermarket aisle.
Sleep: The ultimate brainwasher?
Scientists have long speculated and argued about why we devote roughly a third of our lives to sleep, but with little concrete data to support any particular theory. Now, new evidence has refreshed a long-held hypothesis: During sleep, the brain cleans itself.
Ouch! 10 athletes with bizarre injuries that had nothing to do with their sport
Getting hurt on the field is one thing. But pro athletes are just as prone to injuring themselves in unusual ways as the rest of us. Need proof? Here are 10 freakish instances where mind lost out to matter.
Refrain from rinsing raw poultry
Habits can be tough to change. But now is the time to stop rinsing your chickens and turkeys. Just thoroughly cook your birds. It’s easier than rinsing, and safer as well.
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