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Agricultural Revolution Still Affects Humanity’s Modern Life

The Agricultural Revolution took place about 12,000 years ago and brought many benefits. Find out how the lifestyle changes humanity embraced then also led to the conflict, disease, fitness and nutrition issues we cope with today.

Earth’s Inner Core Falling Behind Planet’s Rotation 

Earth’s inner core appears to be slowing down relative the speed of our planet’s rotation on its axis. Find out how this affects our magnetic field and shortens the length of a day on our world.

Human Rights Watch Condemns “Litany of Human Rights Crises”

Human Rights Watch has released its“annual review of human rights around the globe.” Find out why Human Rights Watch described the year as a “litany of human rights crises.”

Photosynthesis Signaling May Boost Crops, Cure Cancer

Photosynthesis signaling within plant cells is fundamental to life. Find out how a new discovery explains what triggers the process, potentially boosting crop yields and even helping cure cancer.

Doomed Planet May Foretell Earth’s Ultimate Fate

A doomed planet orbiting an aging star has been observed for the first time. Find out what this discovery can contribute to our search for life on other worlds.

Why Domestic Chores Matter Less to Men

Domestic chores overwhelmingly fall to women in most households. Find out the psychology behind this disparity and why it doesn't give men a free pass to avoid housework. 

Biodiversity Conference Commits to Protect 30% of Natural World

A UN biodiversity conference called COP15 has ended with a deal involving 196 countries. Find out why environmentalists are hailing it as a landmark agreement, and what it will take to put its terms in place.

Music Training Improves Brain Function and Mood

Music training has been a recognized mental health treatment since the dawn of time. Find out how a new study shows that learning to play an instrument improves our cognition while relieving depression, anxiety and stress.