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Keeps tabs on mysterious cars, lurking animals with this smart security camera

LAS VEGAS — Smart home products aren't exactly sexy; no one is going to get all worked up over a web-connected light bulb or a door lock you control …

The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths

Are you a visual learner who writes notes in a rainbow of different colors, or do you have to read something aloud before it will sink it? Chances are, you’ve been asked a similar question at some point in your life, and believe the concept of different “learning styles” is perfectly valid. But, as …

Learning

Along with Trump's rhetoric, the stakes for 2016 have risen dramatically

Donald Trump continues to go where no recent candidate for president has gone before, plunging the Republican Party - and the nation - into another round in the tumultuous debate about immigration, national identity, terrorism and the limits of tolerance.<p>Trump's call for a ban on Muslims entering …

Do You Know Your Biological Age? This Blood Test Can Tell You.

You know how old you are -- but do you know how old your <i>body</i> is?<p>Not everyone ages at the same rate. The aging process is associated with a number of physiological and cellular changes, not all of which are directly correlated with the number of birthdays you've had. Your biological age can be …

Dementia

Obama: 'This was an act of terrorism'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama on Sunday issued his most passionate denunciation yet of ISIS, vowing to "destroy" the group in a relentless, strong and smart campaign that is consistent with the nation's values.<p>But the speech -- intended to reassure a nervous nation -- didn't announce an …

Barack Obama

Microsoft is open sourcing Edge's Javascript engine, Chakra

If you’ve been paying attention to Microsoft over the last year, you’ve probably noticed that the company has changed its attitude toward the open-source community in a huge way.<p>In just the past few months the company has open sourced its code editor, Visual Studio’s code building tool, a video …

Microsoft Visual Studio

U.S. government reveals breadth of requests for Internet records | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has used a secretive authority to compel Internet and telecommunications firms to hand over customer data including an individual’s complete web browsing history and records of all online purchases, a court filing released Monday shows.<p>A …

Surveillance

Forget Wi-Fi: You may soon access the internet via ordinary light bulbs

Light-speed internet may be upon us. A technology called “Li-Fi” uses light waves from ordinary LED light bulbs to deliver internet connectivity that that is cheaper, more secure and 100 times faster that broadband internet.<p>Velmini—a tech company in Tallinn, Estonia—is the first to test visible …

Wi-Fi

How swarm intelligence could save us from the dangers of AI

We’ve heard a lot of talk recently about the dangers of artificial intelligence. From Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates, to Elon Musk, and Steve Wozniak, luminaries around the globe have been sounding the alarm, warning that we could lose control over this powerful technology — after all, AI is about …

Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant

The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into …

Colleges are spying on prospective students by quietly tracking them across the internet

“So, where else are you applying?”<p>It’s a question—sneaky, disquieting, and likely familiar to anyone who’s applied for a job—that used to be asked by many of America’s 4,800 colleges. Nervous applicants’ answers could be taken, sometimes unfairly, as indicators of how likely they were to accept an …

College & University

Obama's decision to delay withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, explained

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Once again, the United States is delaying the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan -- prolonging the United States' longest war.<p>President Barack Obama announced Thursday that the U.S. will keep its nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through most of 2016. And in 2017, …

Afghanistan

Israeli-Palestinian violence: What you need to know

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> Over the past few weeks, violence in the decades long Israeli-Palestinian conflict has flared up.<p>Bloodshed is not unusual in this part of the Middle East but this particular wave of aggression -- stabbings as well as a shooting and driving into crowds -- is very different from …

Israel

Ahmed Mohamed, Boy Arrested Over Homemade Clock, Withdraws From Texas School

The Muslim boy who was handcuffed last week after he took a homemade clock to class is withdrawing from his school, and his family is planning trips to the United Nations and Mecca before visiting the White House.<p>Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was arrested after officials at his school in Irving, Texas, …

United Nations