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10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

Important: J.K. Rowling Is Writing a New Children's Book

"I have an idea I really love so I'm going to finish it."<p>Is this going to be the new <i>Harry Potter</i>? J.K. Rowling is working on a new children's book. The author revealed the exciting news during her first interview as her pseudonym Robert Galbraith on the Radio 2 Book Club.<p>"I have an idea for a …

Books

Prosecutors seek murder conviction for South Africa's Pistorius | Reuters

BLOEMFONTEIN (Reuters) - Prosecutors called on Tuesday for South Africa’s “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius to be convicted of murder and sent back to jail for shooting his girlfriend, challenging a court’s decision to sentence him for a lesser offense.<p>The Paralympic gold medalist was freed on parole …

Silicon Valley Robotics boss says robots can spare people from having to interact human-to-human<p>Why does humanity need robots? Sometimes, to spare us the need to talk to other humans, according to Andra Keay, managing director of Silicon Valley Robotics.<p>Speaking at the Web Summit conference in …

Robotics

Official Plex app arrives on Apple TV

One of the most important updates in Apple's newly launched Apple TV is its own app store, offering third-party developers the ability to deliver …

Smart TV

World’s biggest online retailer opens shop in Seattle’s University Village stocked with 6,000 books at same price as on its website<p>Amazon is opening its first physical bookstore, 20 years after the world’s biggest online retailer started selling publications on the internet.<p>The company will unveil …

Books

Google cancels plans to open its first store in New York City — after spending $6 million on renovations

We first heard about Google's plans to open a brick-and-mortar store in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood, about a block away from the Apple store, last year.<p>The idea was to give consumers a place to get their hands on products like its Chromebook laptops or Nexus smartphones.<p>The company opened a …

BMW enjoys luxury car boost but cautions over China

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker BMW beat expectations with a 20 percent increase in third quarter net profit from a year earlier, as the luxury …

'Heat flash' recorded over Sinai at time of plane crash

A US infrared satellite has reportedly detected a heat flash at the time a Russian passenger jet went down in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, a US official has said, as the investigation into the deadly plane crash continues.<p>The official told NBC News on Tuesday that the US intelligence community believes …

Magazine editors accused of coup plot and Gülenists detained in wake of Justice and Development party’s resounding electoral victory<p>The Turkish government has resumed a crackdown on journalists and political rivals of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan just two days after a major electoral victory for his party …

Middle East