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It wasn’t long ago that North and South Korea tried to make peace. What went wrong?

It wasn’t long ago that North and South Korea tried to make peace. What went wrong?

With tension on the Korean peninsula higher than it’s been for years, fears are surging on all sides that a full-blown conflict is nearer than…
Report: GOP State Rep Kills Himself After Teen Accuses Him of Sexual Assault

Report: GOP State Rep Kills Himself After Teen Accuses Him of Sexual Assault

Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson is dead. Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell described the death as a suicide to local station WDRB, apparently brought on by allegations he sexually assualted his
There’s a reason using a period in a text message makes you sound angry

There’s a reason using a period in a text message makes you sound angry

When it comes to texting, the period gets a lot of attention. People have begun noticing slight changes to the way our smallest punctuation mark…
This Study Explains Why Some People Are More Creative Than Others

This Study Explains Why Some People Are More Creative Than Others

In a new study, psychology and neuroscience researchers have started to identify thinking processes and brain regions involved with creativity, revealing why some people are more creative than others,
The Jesus we’ve inherited from centuries of Christian art is a lie

The Jesus we’ve inherited from centuries of Christian art is a lie

Over the past few decades, the question of what Jesus looked like has cropped up again and again. Much has been made of a digital…
There are 14 different kinds of love identified across the world’s languages

There are 14 different kinds of love identified across the world’s languages

No emotion, surely, is as cherished and sought after as love. Yet on occasions such as Valentine’s Day, we can often be misled into thinking…

How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked

The researcher who built the model claims it wasn't very accurate on an individual level.
France has an autism problem

France has an autism problem

France has a problem with autism. The country’s highest administrative court estimates that there are 700,000 autistic people in France. However, only 75,000 are diagnosed.…

Is walking actually good exercise? Five health experts weigh in

We humans need to exercise in order to stay healthy. Exercise protects against disease and early death, and keeps us mobile and able to perform…
Italy’s political crisis has become a moment of reckoning for Europe

Italy’s political crisis has become a moment of reckoning for Europe

After months of wrangling, Italy’s political crisis has a hit an impasse, with new elections now increasingly likely. The country faces an institutional crisis without…

There’s now scientific proof that pregnancy temporarily lowers women’s voices

Whether we are aware of it or not, our voices say a lot about us. Relying on only the average pitch of a person’s voice,…

The reason thousands of Swedish people are inserting microchips into themselves

Thousands of people in Sweden have inserted microchips, which can function as contactless credit cards, key cards, and even rail cards, into their bodies. Once…
Barr: Maxine Waters’s Rhetoric Presents Clear and Present Danger to Police, Public Servants

Barr: Maxine Waters’s Rhetoric Presents Clear and Present Danger to Police, Public Servants

Waters’s rabid extremism and recent calls for pseudo-violence, pose a concrete threat to public safety personnel and others who serve the public in her own high-crime congressional district, and
The scientific reason your brain never runs out of problems to find

The scientific reason your brain never runs out of problems to find

Why do many problems in life seem to stubbornly stick around, no matter how hard people work to fix them? It turns out that a…
The song that once unified France is tearing it apart

The song that once unified France is tearing it apart

Changes to French educational curricula rarely make headline news in Britain. However, both The Times and the Daily Telegraph felt it worth reporting on a…
India’s plan to tweak its citizenship law will fundamentally alter the country

India’s plan to tweak its citizenship law will fundamentally alter the country

Citizens of India’s northeastern states have been protesting vigorously against a proposed new citizenship regime that they claim will “destroy their culture” in the region.…
Early humans made the first journey from Africa to China over two million years ago

Early humans made the first journey from Africa to China over two million years ago

Can you imagine walking 14,000 kilometers? Trekking across wide savannas, down creek beds, along mountain chains in terrain that is new and home to foreign…
The US is richer because of Europe—no matter what Trump says

The US is richer because of Europe—no matter what Trump says

President Donald Trump recently questioned the value of the long-standing United States-Europe alliance. When asked to identify his “biggest foe globally,” he declared: “I think…
The question of who owns the moon is about to get very complex

The question of who owns the moon is about to get very complex

Most likely, this is the best-known picture of a flag ever taken: Buzz Aldrin standing next to the first US flag planted on the Moon.…
Mystery of the cargo ships that sink when their cargo suddenly liquefies

Mystery of the cargo ships that sink when their cargo suddenly liquefies

A lot is known about the physics of the liquefaction, yet it's still causing ships to sink.