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We took a scientific look at whether weed or alcohol is worse for you — and there appears to be a winner

It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer.<p>Keep in mind that there are dozens of factors to account for, including how the substances affect your heart, brain, and behavior, and how likely you are to get hooked.<p>Time is important, too — while some effects are …

23 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

One of the great things about Netflix is that it has brought thoughtful, compelling documentaries to a much wider audience, which filmmakers could only dream of a decade ago.<p>And with bingeworthy titles like "Making a Murderer" and the vast ESPN "30 for 30" library a click away, you can get a lot of …

Can you solve the psychedelic illusion driving the internet crazy?

Prepare to have your mind blown.<p>The brain may have an inconceivable number of cells [around 100 billion] and is the most complex biological structure on Earth but the organ appears to have a little trouble when it comes to optical illusions.<p>It seems to be relatively easy to trick the brain - as …

Consciousness

Google's newest software is named 'Parsey McParseface' — no, seriously

Today, Google introduces Parsey McParseface — a free new tool, born from Google's research division to help computers better parse and understand English sentences.<p>"We were having trouble thinking of a good name, and then someone said, 'We could just call it Parsey McParseface!' So... yup," says a …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Weeks to Your Best Body Ever: What to Eat

Our 1,350-calorie-a-day diet features foods that are great at stopping that famished feeling.

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BlackBerry launches the Passport: A $599 smartphone with a 4.5-inch square display

At a company event in Toronto today, BlackBerry officially launched the Passport, a new smartphone with a 4.5-inch display, a touch-enabled physical keyboard, and a strange 1:1 square aspect ratio.<p>On sale in Canada now, the Passport will ship with BlackBerry’s 10.3 operating system, cost $250 with …