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The 10 most uplifting songs ever - according to science

A 2015 study into what makes a song “feel-good” has re-emerged in recent days thanks to the vagaries of social media.<p>Dr Jacob Jolij, a cognitive neuroscientist the University of Groningen in Holland, was commissioned by British electronics brand called Alba to investigate data it gathered on UK …

Romania probes hundreds of books written by prisoners

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's crackdown on corruption and fraud in recent years has created a sudden and unexpected literary boom, as prisoners …

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Do you have one of the most common passwords? They’re ridiculously easy to guess

If your password is "123456", "qwerty" or even "password", it would be a good idea to change it right now.<p>The three terms are among the most commonly-used passwords of 2015, according to an annual ranking from a security group.<p>SplashData, which collates passwords from data breaches in America and …

YouTube plans to add movies and TV shows to subscription service

When YouTube took the wraps off its Red subscription service, the video website confirmed that it's developing a number of original shows. Now, a new report by the <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> says you can also expect to see movies and TV series among Red's offerings. The Alphabet Inc. property has …

Scientists have figured out what makes Dr. Seuss so silly

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>Chris Westbury was trying to get work done, and everyone around him kept laughing.<p>As part of a study on aphasia, a speech and language disorder, the University of Alberta psychology professor was running a study in which test subjects were shown strings of letters and asked …

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Google brings fun new activities to its Santa Tracker

As it does every year, Google has updated its Santa Tracker portal and companion app with fun new activities.<p>Santa’s village has been overhauled with cheerful new illustrations, games and content. You can color ornaments and learn about various charities while coloring in ornaments, or dress up …

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Get ready for Li-Fi, a technology 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

The world might eventually have to shift its reliance on Wi-Fi to Li-Fi, an alternative technology that scientists say can reach speeds of 1 Gbps in …

Sherlock Christmas special 'to include secret message for Chinese fans'

The BBC has released its 2015 Christmas schedule, starring Sherlock, Dickensian, Kate Winslet, and Aidan Turner in And Then There Were None<p>The BBC’s Christmas special of <b>Sherlock</b> is to contain a secret reference viewers will have to speak Chinese to understand, the show’s writer has hinted, in a nod …