Top stories Average penis size the oldest Homo fossil and supernatural punishment

first_img Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country How big is the average penis?Probably smaller than you think! A new study reveals what may be the most accurate penis-size measurements to date. Let’s cut to the chase: According to the team’s analysis, the average flaccid penis is 9.16 cm (3.61 inches) long and the average erect penis is 13.12 cm (5.16 inches) long.Fossil pushes back human origins 400,000 years Country * Afghanistan Aland Islands Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire Croatia Cuba Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands Holy See (Vatican City State) Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Norway Oman Pakistan Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Qatar Reunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin (French part) Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Virgin Islands, British Wallis and Futuna Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*)center_img Researchers have discovered a 2.8-million-year-old jawbone that is not just the oldest Homo fossil ever—it also pushes back the origins of our genus by 400,000 years.Does high-salt diet combat infections?Conventional wisdom holds that too much salt is bad for you. But now, a new study shows that dietary salt could actually be an immune-booster. Researchers report that high levels of salt in mice’s skin help them fight off bacteria—and that humans may also stockpile salt at infection sites.White House issues veto threat as House prepares to vote on EPA ‘secret science’ billsThe U.S. House of Representatives could vote to approve two controversial, Republican-backed bills that would change how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency uses science to inform its policies. Many Democrats, scientific organizations, and environmental groups are pushing back, calling the bills thinly veiled attempts to weaken future regulations and favor industry. White House advisers say they will recommend that President Barack Obama veto the bills if they reach his desk in their current form.To foster complex societies, tell people a god is watchingPeople are nicer to each other when they think someone is watching—especially if they believe that someone can punish them even after they’re dead. That’s why some scientists think that moralizing religions helped people cooperate and encouraged societies to grow. Now, a study suggests that an omniscient, moral god isn’t necessary to keep people in line—all you need is the threat of supernatural punishment.Happy 100th birthday, General Relativity!Einstein’s general theory of relativity turns 100 this year, and just wait until you see our birthday present. Check out how scientists are still testing the theory; learn about the search for gravitational waves; and find out how well you remember the man himself with our quiz about Einstein’s most famous quotations. And best of all, meet the world’s newest superhero: General Relativity! Emaillast_img read more