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Readers reply: why do humans cry when they are sad?

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I understand that tears flush away foreign objects from the eye. But what advantage does crying have when one is feeling sad (or happy)? Perhaps it is to signal an extreme of emotion, but then why would a solitary sad...

Why do humans cry when they are sad?

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I understand that tears flush away foreign objects from the eye. But what advantage does crying have when one is feeling sad (or happy)? Perhaps it is to signal an extreme of emotion, but then why would a solitary sad...

The Humans review – masterly family drama transfers from stage to screen

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There’s a surprising urgency to Stephen Karam’s adaptation of his Tony-winning play The Humans, a vitality one might not expect from a film that sounds like something we’ve seen many times before. Not only is the set-...

‘Not open for humans’: Covid changes east Asia’s Ghost Month but free spirits remain

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On the 15th day of Ghost Month, when the gates to hell are believed to open and spirits walk the earth, Taoist masters are invited to the Zhupu Altar, a massive temple built on a hillside in Keelung, northern Taiwan. ...

Humans ‘pushing Earth close to tipping point’, say most in G20

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Three-quarters of people in the world’s wealthiest nations believe humanity is pushing the planet towards a dangerous tipping point and support a shift of priorities away from economic profit, according to a global su...

Canada is a warning: more and more of the world will soon be too hot for humans

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The climate crisis means that summer is a time of increasingly dangerous heat. This week in the Pacific north-west, temperature records are not just being broken, they are being obliterated. Temperatures reached a sho...

Fossilised bones found in Israel could belong to mystery extinct humans

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Fossilised bones recovered from an ancient sinkhole in Israel may belong to a previously unknown group of extinct humans that lived in the Levant more than 100,000 years ago. Researchers unearthed the bones alongside ...

Humans already have the tools to combat climate change but we lack leadership

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When it comes to the political will and leadership needed to drive the world towards a sustainable future, I’m a pessimist. Time and time again, I’ve heard rhetoric from politicians focusing on short-term goals at the...

Giant wood moth: ‘very heavy’ insect rarely seen by humans spotted at Australian school

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A giant moth with a wingspan measuring up to 25cm has been found at a Queensland school next to a rainforest. Builders found the giant wood moth, the heaviest moth in the world, while constructing new classrooms at Mo...

Kimmel: ‘Humans celebrating Earth Day is like fleas celebrating Dog Day’

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Thursday marked the 51st Earth Day, first observed on 22 April 1970 and held each year to commemorate the environmental movement to conserve the planet. The holiday started “with very lofty goals”, said Jimmy Kimmel o...

Nasa picks Elon Musk’s SpaceX to build spacecraft to return humans to moon

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Nasa has chosen SpaceX to build the next-generation spacecraft that will return humans to the moon, further strengthening Elon Musk’s grip on the burgeoning public-private space industry. The $2.9bn contract to build ...

Humans throw away TOO MUCH CRAP IT HAS TO STOP

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How early humans’ quest for food stoked the flames of evolution

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Human evolution and exploration of the world were shaped by a hunger for tasty food – “a quest for deliciousness” – according to two leading academics. Ancient humans who had the ability to smell and desire more compl...