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Senate report: CIA misled public on torture

<b>(CNN) —</b> The CIA's harsh interrogations of terrorist detainees during the Bush era didn't work, were more brutal than previously revealed and delivered no "ticking time bomb" information that prevented an attack, according to an explosive Senate report released Tuesday.<p>The majority report issued by …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

20 nifty tricks to argue like a charlatan

For scientists, skeptics, debaters, or indeed anyone who values useful information over shrill soundbites, there is little more infuriating then …

The #1 Way to Build a Better Relationship

Nope, it's not sex (though a roll in the hay never hurts)<p>He restocked the wine rack, replaced the burned-out bulb in the bathroom, and even refueled your SUV. Did you, um, say anything? A new study from Florida State University shows that acknowledging your partner's little acts of generosity has a …

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How to Nail Your Enemies: Ancient Egyptian Spells Deciphered

Australian researchers have deciphered an ancient Egyptian handbook, revealing a series of invocations and spells.<p>Among other things, the "Handbook of Ritual Power" tells readers how to cast love spells, exorcise evil spirits and treat "black jaundice," a bacterial infection that is still around …

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How to watch Kansas vs. Oklahoma: Game guide, TV/streaming, odds

Can Kansas continue its solid play?<p>Is Kansas becoming not terrible at football? Obviously, calling the Jayhawks "good" would be a huge stretch, but something funny has happened in Lawrence ever since KU fired Charlie Weis — and more specifically, over the past two games.<p>Two weeks ago, the Jayhawks …

Hands-On with Parrot’s Bebop Drone

Earlier this week, Parrot announced its latest drone, the Bebop, and the Android-based Skycontroller remote. Here are our impressions from our brief flight time with the gadget, which goes on sale in early December.<p>Parrot is probably best known for its AR.Drone quadcopter. While the the device has …