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Do humans have a religion instinct ?

Do humans have a religion instinct ?

Are spiritual beliefs an inevitable consequence of evolution? In the second article in a two-part series, Brandon Ambrosino examines the ways that spiritual beliefs emerge from ancient psychological tendencies. By Brandon Ambrosino 30 May 2019 When I was in grade school, there was an anti-drug commercial that regularly came on television. There were a few different versions of it but ... Read More »

Rise in global sea levels could have ‘profound consequences’

Rise in global sea levels could have ‘profound consequences’

Scientists believe that global sea levels could rise far more than predicted, due to accelerating melting in Greenland and Antarctica. The long-held view has been that the world’s seas would rise by a maximum of just under a metre by 2100. This new study, based on expert opinions, projects that the real level may be around double that figure. This could ... Read More »

Trump declares national emergency over IT threats

Trump declares national emergency over IT threats

President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from “foreign adversaries”. He signed an executive order which effectively bars US companies from using foreign telecoms believed to pose national security risks. The order does not name any company, but is believed to target Huawei. The Chinese tech giant said restricting its business in the US ... Read More »

Forbes 2017: World’s top 20 billionaires

Forbes 2017: World’s top 20 billionaires

While Forbes updates their list of the world’s billionaires in real time as markets fluctuate, the magazine also releases a more static list each year. The total net worth of these money-makers when 2017’s list was released in March was $7.67 trillion. Click through to see 2017’s top 20 billionaires on the planet. Source:  Forbes Read More »

At 251.5 m (825 ft), This Is the Longest Ski Jump Ever

At 251.5 m (825 ft), This Is the Longest Ski Jump Ever

On February 15, 2015, Norway’s Anders Fannemel set the ski jumping world record with a distance 251.5 m (825 ft) at a competition in Vikersund, Norway. The conditions were perfect that day, in fact it was the second time the world record was broken that day, as Anders bested a short-lived record setting jump by Slovenia’s Peter Prevc. Source: twistedsifter.com Read More »

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