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Prince autopsy planned for today

<b>(CNN) —</b> As stunned fans mourned legendary singer Prince, questions remained on what killed him days after he performed in Atlanta to rave reviews.<p>Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death. An autopsy will be conducted Friday, starting at 9 a.m. CT (10 a.m. ET).<p>Prince …

Comedians

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

'Astounding' study claims major breakthrough in cure for terminal breast cancer

Researchers using nanotechnology found a way to deliver exisiting cancer drugs to tumour cells that had become resistent to treatment<p>A new cancer therapy that uses nanotechnology has effectively cured terminal breast cancer in tests on mice.<p>The "astounding" research has raised hopes of a cure based …

Cancer

3D Street Art: 14 Eye-Popping Optical Illusions Created In Chalk

The world's foremost experts on 3D street art create imaginary worlds so realistic it takes a triple-take to grasp exactly what you're looking at.

The Core Workout That Tightens Your Middle and Fends Off Back Pain | Men's Health

And since they’re stability exercises, you’ll train your core to resist potentially spine-damaging motions like rotation, flexion, and extension, Gaddour explains.<p>Watch the video above to see Gaddour demonstrate the movements. Then try this classic core workout for yourself.<p><b>How to Do the Core</b> …

Luxury carmaker BMW reports record $6.6B profit for 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German luxury carmaker BMW AG has reported a record profit of 6.0 billion euros ($6.6 billion) for last year, a 10 percent …

Automotive Industry

Beatles' producer George Martin dies at 90

George Martin, the Beatles' urbane producer who quietly guided the band's swift, historic transformation from rowdy club act to musical and cultural …

Queen Elizabeth II

How Being "Real" on Instagram Helped Yoga Girl Gain Almost 2 Million Followers

"I really think wisdom comes from working through really horrible things."<p>Rachel Brathen, better known as Yoga Girl to her 1.8 million Instagram followers, is not your average social media star. A <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of <i>Yoga Girl</i> and founder of yoga website oneOeight, Rachel rarely …

GE wants to use CO2 pollution to make huge solar batteries

Two big problems have been vexing environmental scientists for decades: How to store solar energy for later use, and what to do with CO2 that's been captured and sequestered from coal plants? Scientists from General Electric (GE) could solve both those problems at once by using CO2 as a giant …

Clean Energy

The 5 Best Ways to Lose Belly Fat

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for GQ.</i><p>(Getty Images)<p>Repeat after me: "crunches do not burn belly fat."<p>And it's not just crunches. Neither will planks, leg throws, nor the yoga boat pose.<p>"These exercises can strengthen your abs muscles, but those muscles will still be hidden under a cover of chub," says …

Amy Winehouse’s Father Denounces Amy Oscars Win

<i>Amy</i>, the Asif Kapadia-directed documentary about the life of Amy Winehouse, was crowned Best Documentary Feature at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, but the …

Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe.<p>Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter …

The Brain

The Nearly 20-Year History of Kate and Leo’s Awards-Season Friendship

It’s been almost 20 years since Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio first set sail on the ship of dreams and, no, we’re not talking about the Titanic. We’re talking about the chemistry both on-screen and off that has kept fans of Kate and Leo (and, let’s be honest, Jack and Rose) coming back for …

Golden Globes

30 Things You Might Not Know About Pretty in Pink, 30 Years Later

<i>Pretty in Pink</i> isn’t just a good ’80s movie. It isn’t just a good teen movie. And it isn’t just a good romantic movie. It’s just a good movie, …

Battlestar Galactica

'Serious failings' at BBC let Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall go unchecked

Dame Janet Smith report finds ‘climate of fear’ at BBC ‘Macho culture’ led employees to keep quiet DJ Tony Blackburn fired over evidence to Smith inquiry Blackburn says he was ‘hung out to dry’<p>Serious failings at the BBC allowed Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall to sexually abuse nearly 100 people …

United Kingdom

How Mindful Meditation Can Actually Change Your Brain

You may have heard Emma Watson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Katy Perry talk about "mindfulness meditation," but new research has found it's not just a celebrity buzzword.<p>A new study published in the journal <i>Biological Psychiatry</i> discovered that mindfulness meditation, which focuses on breathing and …

Reaching Mars in a few days? It's possible, NASA video says

A new video released by the space agency discusses the possibility of speeding up our missions to other worlds by harnessing the power of lasers.<p>Ever since NASA announced plans to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s and Hollywood got in on the action with "The Martian," the Red Planet has …

Space Travel

Body found on cash cargo plane refuelling in Zimbabwe

Crew of Florida-owned cargo plane arrested and millions of rand destined for South Africa’s Reserve Bank impounded after Harare airport staff follow blood trails and find a body<p>A cargo plane carrying millions of South African rand has been grounded at Zimbabwe’s international airport after ground …

South Africa

Scientists say people can accurately judge how trustworthy you are just by looking at your face

The question is: When it comes to judging people by their looks, are those assumptions accurate?<p>A number of researchers have looked at how we determine people's trustworthiness based only on their face, and come up with different verdicts. Some scientists say it's possible to draw accurate …

Obese people live in altered reality where they can't judge distances accurately, scientists say

Researchers find the world appears more daunting to fatter people creating a vicious cycle of weight gain<p>Obese people are trapped in an altered reality where distances appear longer, making them less inclined to exercise, scientists have found.<p>Astonishing new research suggests the world actually …

Consciousness

'Deadpool' exceeds all expectations with a record-breaking $135 million opening weekend — and it's not slowing down

Turns out audiences will flock to an adult-focused superhero movie.<p>Exceeding what its studio, Twentieth Century Fox, or anyone else in Hollywood thought it could earn, "Deadpool" has become the highest-grossing February release of all time with a three-day weekend total of $135 million, according …

Film Industry

Ruby Rose Debuts Emerald Green Hair On Instagram

Green is the new black.<p>Ruby Rose is the latest celebrity to join the rainbow hair club, and she's got us feeling green with envy over her new 'do.<p>The actress and model debuted bright green locks on Instagram over the weekend, and as you might have expected, the color looks great on her. Rose, 29, …

Snoop Dogg

Bill Maher Tokes Up On Air to Make a Point about Legal Weed

If you think legal weed is a foregone conclusion, "You hippies need to get your head out of your grass," Maher warned.<p>Bill Maher smoked a joint on live TV while hosting <i>Real Time</i> Friday night as a wake-up call for those who believe that national legalization is only a matter of time.<p>"You hippies …

Cannabis

Scientists say this behavior can make men more attractive to women

From being a talented musician to walking a dog, there are plenty of traits and behaviors that can amp up your sex appeal to women — especially if you're looking to land a long-term relationship.<p>A growing body of research on romantic attraction has focused on the importance of altruism: Men who …

3 Reasons to Come Out to Your Doctor About Marijuana

You've seen the question many times. It's always on the form the receptionist asks you to fill out when you see a new doctor. Perhaps you pause for a few seconds. Then you probably answer "No."<p>The question is some variant of: Have you ever used illegal drugs?<p>And although you smoke weed, perhaps on …

Mormon church against Madsen's Utah marijuana bill; 'no objection' to other measure

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2016, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for …

The World Reacts To LIGO’s Discovery Of Gravitational Waves

From Mark Zuckerberg to Neil deGrasse Tyson<p>On Thursday, the scientists at LIGO announced they’d officially found gravitational waves. This truly is a remarkable discovery, and confirms the final piece of Einstein's general theory of relativity. Read more about the announcement, and what it means …

Social Media

Women Are Having Vaginal Surgery to Be More Comfortable on Their Bikes | Women's Health

But is the surgery really necessary? “If women are truly uncomfortable wearing tight clothing or riding their bikes, then it is an appropriate procedure,” says board-certified ob-gyn Pari Ghodsi, M.D. “But I do not recommend it purely for cosmetic reasons.”<p>Lauren Streicher, M.D., an associate …

NSA Says It “Must Act Now” Against the Quantum Computing Threat - MIT Technology Review

The National Security Agency did a surprising thing last August – it suddenly declared that the algorithms it had spent a decade telling the world …

Quantum Computing