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Google sounds the death knell for Adobe Flash

Chrome is the second most popular browser for desktop and laptop computers, with about 28% market share, behind only Microsoft Internet Explorer, according to NetMarketShare.<p>The change, first announced in June, is just Google's latest attack against Adobe Flash.<p>Flash had been the standard for …

Hillary Clinton Has Run Out of F*cks to Give

And she's finally speaking like someone who wants to gain some poll numbers.<p>My goodness, the special snowflakes of the elite political media are all a'quiver because Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is running for president of the United States, has decided to talk like somebody who wants to be …

Government

Scouting the NBA's Newest Overseas Additions from the 2015 Offseason

The NBA is more global today than it's ever been. This summer alone, the league played its first exhibition in Africa, where it also conducted clinics as part of Basketball Without Borders, and is currently bringing basketball camps to the Caribbean.<p>Not to mention all the trips that players are …

NBA

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Snapchat generated just $3.1 million in revenue last year.</b> That's according to leaked financial documents obtained by Gawker.<p><b>2. Uber allegedly hired a convicted murderer who applied to be a driver with a fake name.</b> A complaint filed by the San Francisco District Attorney's office claims there …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

'Be picky and have high standards': new dating apps cater to the elite and the rich

It used to be that if you wanted to meet someone of a certain caliber, you would venture to a particular bar. There would be a line at the door with a strict doorman and inside would be a collection of beautiful people, all deemed special because they’d made it past the velvet rope. Now there’s an …

Relationships

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Understanding Obamacare at the Supreme Court

<b>Struggling to understand the intricacies of the Affordable Care Act lawsuit ruled on by the Supreme Court? We break it down to the basics.</b><p>The Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, and ever since has been the subject of legal and legislative battles.<p>Now, the Supreme Court has decided on King v …

Health Care

This Is Why FDA Is Banning Trans Fats

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The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Why is the U.S. bringing down the hammer on FIFA?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In recent years, FIFA has made news not just for enforcing rules on the soccer field, but also for allegedly breaking them off it.<p>The body that governs soccer, the most popular sport in the world, is a multibillion-dollar behemoth.<p>Great power, yes. Great responsibility? Not so much, critics …

Corruption

How the eyes betray your thoughts

Look closer at eye movements and you can find out what’s happening inside somebody’s head, says Mo Costandi.<p>It’s sometimes said that the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, it does …

The Brain

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Singularity

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Physiology

Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Religion

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Happiness

NCAA Upset Predictions 2015: Cinderella Picks for March Madness Bracket

Forget teams like Kentucky, Wisconsin, Duke and Kansas. The NCAA tournament is built for Cinderella, and there's no argument against that. The Final Four is usually a predictable set of teams from major conferences, but everything that comes before keeps us watching.<p><b>All Your Bracket …

College Basketball

5 ways to make money with your phone

You don't like to think about it, but between the up-front cost and the monthly contract payments, your phone costs you a fair bit of money. What you might not realize is that it can make you money, too.<p>You won’t get rich, but you can pay for a few trips to Starbucks. Here’s how to get started.<p><b>1.</b> …

Personal Finance

Scientists Can Now Read Your Memories

Researchers have mapped rats’ memories, and humans could be next.<p>Scientists may have cracked the code of memories by successfully tracing how they …

The Brain

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts robots will reach human levels of intelligence by 2029 – if they overcome current limitations<p>They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of …

Artificial Intelligence

Measuring This Brain Region Could Predict Depression And Anxiety Years Before It Hits

We all encounter challenges and obstacles in life, such as divorce, death, illness and unemployment. But while some people are highly resilient and able to cope with these stresses, others struggle deeply, and may experience anxiety and depression as a result.<p>So why is it that some of us thrive in …

4 Odd Yet Effective Ways The Smartest People Prioritize Their Days

You’ve tried everything to organize your priorities better, and still end up scattered. Try these outside-the-box ideas for sorting your day.<p>The hardest part is getting started.<p>When there’s a long list that needs tackling every day, the hardest part is tackling what needs to be done first. You may …

Dress Sharp—Like a Shark

Dressing for success, John says, is different from dressing for the public <i>perception</i> of success. "Your appearance should reinforce who you are, not the person you want people to believe you are," he says. A programmer in a fancy suit looks as inauthentic as a banker wearing excessive jewelry. "If …

What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do: A Case Study

The uncertainty we all face every day—everything from wondering if we will we have a job tomorrow to whether the weather (hurricanes; massive storms) will up-end our lives—is like being on a confusing road trip. You know where you want to go, but the incomprehensible road signs, congestion, …

Report: Who's Using Social Networks | Inc.com

A recent report by Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project analyzes social media audience demographics for top social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr. This study was conducted through a national survey via landlines and mobile phones in …

Pew Research Center

Thinking of Starting a Business? Lock Down Profits in Virtual Data Rooms | Inc.com

Virtual data rooms let you store and access lots of documents in the cloud--thousands and thousands of them: Think souped-up versions of Dropbox for the corporate user.<p>Your customers would do complex transactions in which huge amounts of information change hands (think financial deals and …

Profit