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Human Mini-Brains Growing Inside Rat Bodies Are Starting to Integrate

"We are entering totally new ground here."<p>Stem cell technology has advanced so much that scientists can grow miniature versions of human brains — …

This is the photo that says everything about Donald Trump's first year as President

<b>(CNN) —</b> Exactly 365 days ago, Donald Trump shocked the world by beating Hillary Clinton and winning the White House.<p>He's spent the last 364 days reminding people of that fact. So, what better way to commemorate the one-year anniversary of his win than with a self-congratulatory tweet from halfway …

Donald Trump

All the reasons you should be absolutely furious at Equifax—and the entire credit bureau industry

During the 17th and 18th centuries, pirates dominated the high seas—raiding ships and seizing whatever they chose. They menaced the waterways, then sold their protection services, cleaning up on both sides. Pirates were the ultimate crony capitalists, taking advantage of favorable political and …

Equifax

Atheists Are Nicer Than Christians, But There's a Complicated Twist

Stereotyping much?<p>Atheists are much fairer to Christians than Christians are to atheists, according to a new study that has analysed interactions …

For Teens Knee-Deep In Negativity, Reframing Thoughts Can Help

"Why didn't she text me back yet? She doesn't like me anymore!"<p>"There's no way I'm trying out for the team. I suck at basketball"<p>"It's not fair that I have a curfew!"<p>Sound familiar? Parents of tweens and teens often shrug off such anxious and gloomy thinking as normal irritability and moodiness — …

Self-help

How to Have Money Rolling in Without Doing Anything

Passive income allows you to have a stream of income pouring in with little ongoing work on your part.<p>How would you like to put in a little work <i>once</i> …

This Is The Only Type Of Brain Training That Works, According To Science

Most “brain training” programs are little more than memory games.<p>There are dozens of apps and online courses that claim their “brain training” can make you more mentally agile, but there’s usually little scientific evidence to back up those claims. While the FDA does approve certain brain training …

Peter Thiel is sidestepping American safety regulations by funding experimental herpes vaccines out of the country

The American businessmen, including Trump adviser Peter Thiel, invested $7 million in the ongoing vaccine research, according to the U.S. company behind it. Southern Illinois University also trumpeted the research and the study's lead researcher, even though he did not rely on traditional U.S. …

Japan’s SoftBank Is Investing Billions in the Technological Future

Remember the 1980s movie <i>Brewster’s Millions,</i> in which a minor league baseball pitcher (played by Richard Pryor) must spend $30 million in 30 days to …

Venture Capital

ICOs Aren't Just For Startups. Here's Why Established Companies Are Exploring The Fundraising Strategy

A trend? I think not.<p>In 1999, handfuls of Internet companies filed for IPOs,turning many investors millionaires overnight.<p>Today, the same is happening with ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings). In the same way many Internet companies of the 90s were destined for stardom, while others turned out to be …

Icos

Big-name tech investors are pouring millions into the marijuana industry

Benchmark recently invested $8 million in Hound Labs, a startup here in Oakland that's developing a device for drivers — and law enforcement — to test whether they're too buzzed to take the wheel.<p>And that's just the start. Wealthy investors are pouring tens of millions into the cannabis industry in …

Cannabis

Messaging app Kik is launching its own cryptocurrency to raise $125 million

Kik, which was founded by a group of college students in 2009, is actively used by 15 million people per month and reaches 40% of American teenagers, according to the company.<p>ICOs, a red-hot way to raise money using the technology behind bitcoin, have exploded this year with over $1.8 billion …

A former manager at Target became a millionaire using one of Wall Street's favorite trades

Just ask Seth M. Golden, who previously worked as a logistics manager at a Target store.<p>The 40-year-old, who lives in a suburb of Ocala, Florida, says he's grown his net worth from $500,000 to $12 million in five years by shorting the CBOE Volatility Index— or VIX — according to a report from …

Stock Markets

‘I hope Trump is assassinated’: A Missouri lawmaker faces mounting calls to resign after Facebook comment

By Herman Wong<p>, Deputy editor<p>Lindsey Bever<p>, Reporter<p>A Missouri lawmaker is under mounting pressure to resign after she said on social media she hopes President Trump is assassinated, following his response to violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.<p>Democratic state Sen. Maria …

Donald Trump

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

White House scrambles to explain Trump's response to clashes

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — The White House scrambled Sunday to elaborate on President Donald Trump's response to deadly, race-fueled clashes in …

Donald Trump

The last bastion of full-price retail has fallen to the tide of discounting

Ten years ago, you would have had an impossible time finding high-end cosmetics outside of a department store, let alone on sale.<p>Now, facing assault from both fellow brick-and-mortars as well as online-retailers, the inevitable tide of discounting has reached the department store’s ground floor: …

Customers

Why the “You” in an Afterlife Wouldn't Really Be You

<i>The Discovery</i> is a 2017 Netflix film in which Robert Redford plays a scientist who proves that the afterlife is real. “Once the body dies, some part …

Ravens ignore a treat in favor of a useful tool for the future

Planning ahead means they're even smarter than we thought.<p>If humans, chimps, gorillas, and orangutans can all do something, but monkeys can’t, that …

Birds

Ravens Are Smarter Than Human Children

The way they plan for the future provides insight into the evolutionary history of intelligence.<p>It turns out that ravens are, in some ways, more …

Scientists discover brain's neural switch for becoming an alpha male

Timid mice turn bold after their ‘alpha’ circuit is stimulated as results show ‘winner effect’ lingers on and mechanism may be similar in humans<p>Brash, brawny and keen to impose their will on anyone who enters their sphere of existence: the alpha male in action is unmistakable.<p>Now scientists claim …

Researchers 3D print a soft artificial heart that works a lot like a real one

The science of prosthetics has been advancing by leaps and bounds over the last few years, and research into soft robotics has been especially complementary. The same techniques that go into making a robot arm that flexes and turns like a real one can go into making more complex, subtle organs — …

Robotics

Useful hacks for iPhone users

Are Egg Yolks Actually Healthy? A Nutritionist Sets the Record Straight

From eating a well-balanced diet to getting enough exercise, more people than ever are making a huge effort to live a healthy lifestyle. But as …

Why You Should Apply Skin Care Within Three Seconds of Washing Your Face

If you think Korean beauty products are <i>everywhere</i> these days, it's because they are. With new products popping up in CVS and Target every other day, it's easier than ever to pick up Korean skin-care, makeup, and all the sheet masks you could ever want. But it's not just Korean products we're living …

The reason you're so tired after work has hardly anything to do with your actual job

Why are we always exhausted at the end of a workday? Why do we come home wiped out, with barely enough energy to make dinner before collapsing for the night?<p>Normally, when we think about being tired, we think of physical reasons: lack of sleep, intense exercise, or long days of physical labor.<p>And …

Emotional Intelligence

The Book That Predicted Trump’s Rise Offers the Left a Roadmap for Defeating Him

Twenty years ago, Richard Rorty warned that “a spectatorial, disgusted, mocking Left” would give rise to a populist demagogue. Is it ready now to take his advice?<p>Twenty years ago, in a series of lectures on the history of American civilization, the philosopher Richard Rorty offered a prediction. …

Political Science

Now involving Reddit and neo-Nazis, the spiraling Trump-CNN feud is 2017 in a nutshell

For any healthy American who hasn't irradiated his brain by consuming political news on Twitter: Here's a journalistic autopsy on how a wrestling video tweeted by President Trump last week spawned a national controversy involving Reddit, CNN, vengeful neo-Nazis — and a hashtag campaign that adds …

Donald Trump

AI can predict if you'll die soon by examining your organs

The algorithms predicted patient mortality 69 percent of the time.<p>When not stealing blue collar jobs, robots are becoming Dr. House, diagnosing maladies like breast and skin cancer with aplomb. Scientists at the University of Adelaide have pushed it to a morbid new level, however, with an AI system …

Artificial Intelligence

6 Body BB Creams That Are Like an IRL Instagram Filter

During the summer months, a light BB cream or tinted moisturizer is basically all you need for a natural, fuss-free look. They give your complexion just the right amount of color, blur imperfections, and deliver skin-enhancing benefits. But the best news is that those tried-and-true formulas we …