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What Makes a Pop Song Catchy? Scientists Have a New Answer

Friday  17:27,   08 november 2019
newsweek

Researchers played people thousands of chords to see which parts of their brains lit up.Pop songs combine elements of uncertainty and surprise, according to a study published in the journal Current... >>>

Early Mozart manuscript to go on sale in Paris

Friday  17:27,   08 november 2019
msn

An original score of two minuets composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart when he was just 16 are to be put up for auction in Paris later this month, Sotheby's said on Thursday.The asking price for the handwritten score dating from 1772 has been set... >>>

Mysterious wave of texts leave Americans extremely confused

Friday  17:27,   08 november 2019
news.sky

A mysterious technical glitch has seen some American mobile phone owners receive unintelligible messages from their friends, family, and even exes. It is believed that a "maintenance update" caused texts originally sent in February to be randomly... >>>

13 Incredible Health Benefits of Gratitude to Remember Over the Holidays

Friday  05:45,   08 november 2019
bestlifeonline

A little gratitude goes a long... >>>

55 amazing things your body does to protect itself

Friday  05:45,   08 november 2019
bestlifeonline

55 amazing things your body does to protect... >>>

Here are five adrenaline-pumping wheelchair-friendly adventures

Friday  05:45,   08 november 2019
nationalgeographic

Accessible thrills for everyone, from zip-lining to sailing and hot-air ballooning.Adventure and sporting opportunities are increasing for people with physical disabilities thanks to organizations such as Adaptive Adventures. But for more than three >>>

What’s the Difference Between Forests, Woods, and Jungles?

Thursday  14:05,   07 november 2019
mentalfloss

The differences between forests, woods, and jungles aren't exactly an apple trees to orange trees kind of comparison.According to Merriam-Webster, a forest is “a dense growth of trees and underbrush covering a large tract,” while woods are “a... >>>

Good Samaritan Dressed as Superman Saves Family From House Fire

Thursday  14:05,   07 november 2019
insideedition

The family reunited with the man who saved their lives.Marcy Zavala, along with her four sleeping children and her husband, Henry, were inside their home as Paul Peterson screamed to wake them up. The flames were heading towards their home. Embers... >>>

One-legged skeleton discovered under a disused dance floor in western Russia is the remains of Napoleon's favourite general, DNA tests confirm

Thursday  05:30,   07 november 2019
dailymail.co.uk

The skeleton was found in July in a wooden coffin under the foundations of a former dance floor in the Smolensk city park, according to reports in August. 'As soon as I saw the skeleton with just one leg, I knew that we had our man,' Marina... >>>

Scientists find oldest upright ape example

Thursday  05:30,   07 november 2019
msn

Scientists in Germany have discovered the oldest example of an upright ape, reported in the journal Nature.An international team of researchers says the fossilised partial skeleton of a male ape that lived almost 12 million years ago in the humid... >>>

Internet Smitten With a Betrayed Cat Observing Its Owner Bonding With New Kitten

Thursday  05:06,   07 november 2019
time

Cat fight of the... >>>

Lost pup turns out to be a rare purebred dingo

Wednesday  17:55,   06 november 2019
msn

He's furry, playful, and has puppy eyes. It's little wonder Wandi was mistaken for a dog when he was found in an Australian backyard -- but DNA testing has confirmed he's a rare 100 percent dingo.The pup was discovered whimpering and... >>>

Newly single tourist kisses stranger to create romantic Paris photo

Wednesday  17:55,   06 november 2019
msn

She didn't let her break-up take the romance away from the Eiffel Tower.Heartbroken, Kristina Kuqi decided to recreate the iconic pose of a couple kissing in front of the Eiffel Tower, but in absence of a boyfriend, she called on a stranger to... >>>

Ancient Greek Settlement With Purple-Producing Shells and Carved Fish Tanks Discovered on Tiny Island

Wednesday  17:55,   06 november 2019
newsweek

The site would have been involved in the craft production of purple dye, an extremely expensive and highly prized commodity, in the Late Minoan period circa 1800 to 1500 BCE. In addition to the large quantities of shells found at the site,... >>>

150-million-year-old sea monster unearthed in once-tropical Poland

Wednesday  12:15,   06 november 2019
cnet

The pliosaur was so insanely massive it could've snacked on a T. rex.With jaws up to about 8 feet long and 4.5 times more powerful than those of a Tyrannosaurus rex, the pliosaur could grow to be twice the size of a modern killer whale, weigh... >>>