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03/23/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
It took less time to invent the airplane or the electronic computer.

The ingenious invention to better the button

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03/23/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
Fourth-century monks described the 'noonday demon’, who led workers to stare listlessly out of their window. Feel familiar?

The reasons why exhaustion and burnout are so common

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yesterday at 23:00. Facebook
Do those blessed with beauty live in a cloud of appreciation – or does it sometimes pay to be plain?

The surprising downsides of being drop dead gorgeous

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yesterday at 16:00. Facebook
"After 22 years of hard work, Mozambique was declared free of mines in 2015"

The deadly danger you can’t see

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yesterday at 12:00. Facebook
Who fancies a pickled cabbage, garlic, banana and artichoke smoothie? Your gut microbes, that's who.

Why your diet may be bad for your gut bacteria

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03/21/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
Witzelsucht is no laughing matter - especially for the patient's friends and family.

The curse of the people who can’t stop making puns

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03/21/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
"Queue-barging is the worst solecism a foreigner can commit" - Debrett's etiquette guide

We hate to admit it, but Brits aren’t the best at queuing

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03/21/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
Psychologists have identified six principles of powerful persuasion - and Gregor MacGregor used them all.

The conman who pulled off history’s most audacious scam

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03/20/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
It took a nightmarish 206 days to build the first sarcophagus

A vast new tomb for the most dangerous waste in the world

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03/20/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
"Many behaviours and attitudes can be normalised with apparent ease – and not only in politics"

The powerful way that 'normalisation' shapes our world

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03/20/2017 at 12:28. Facebook
There might be almost as many asexual people as there are gay individuals

‘I have never felt sexual desire’

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03/17/2017 at 21:03. Facebook
From gigil to wabi-sabi and tarab, there are many foreign emotion words with no English equivalent.

The ‘untranslatable’ emotions you never knew you had

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03/17/2017 at 17:26. Facebook
There are some intriguing things we’ve learnt in recent years about our mind’s journey to the Land of Nod. #WorldSleepDay

What you may not know about sleep

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03/17/2017 at 13:11. Facebook
According to researchers, the most natural time to take a nap, based on our circadian rhythms, is in the afternoon sometime between 2 and 4pm. #WorldSleepDay

Sleep: How to nap like a pro

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03/16/2017 at 16:16. Facebook
The 1901 Dorland’s Medical Dictionary defined heterosexuality as an “abnormal or perverted appetite toward the opposite sex.”

The invention of ‘heterosexuality’

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03/16/2017 at 15:02. Facebook
What would happen if our planet suddenly started turning the opposite way, or slowed to a crawl?

One thing is for sure, it wouldn’t be a smooth outcome for civilisation.
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03/16/2017 at 12:27. Facebook
Garlic goes into the bloodstream – so its effects linger for some time.

The surprising foods you should eat to banish garlic breath

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A lost medieval city has been revealed by lasers. (via BBC Culture)

The surprising discovery at Angkor Wat

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What would happen if our planet suddenly started turning the opposite way, or slowed to a crawl?

Well, the world would be an utterly different place.
Engineers want to bore a tunnel beneath the ancient site.

Stonehenge: The world’s trickiest construction site

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