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The Polygraph Has Been Lying for 80 Years

Eighty years ago, Leonarde Keeler’s lie detector made its debut in court. Decades later, we’re still paying the price for his con job.<p>Eighty years …

Crime

New York bans fracking because of uncertain health effects

'This is the first state ban with real significance'<p>New York state officially banned fracking today, following a six-year-long moratorium on the practice. The ban means that New York is the largest region in the US to reject the economically advantageous practice for fear of increasing its …

Stephen Collins Apologizes for Sexual Abuse: Experts Weigh In

<i>Stephen Collins shares a vividly detailed confession with PEOPLE in which he admits he had inappropriate sexual conduct with underage girls.</i> …

Sexual Health

U.S., Cuba plan restored relations after 50 years of hostility

HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy.<p>After 18 months of secret talks, Obama and …

Brain's taste secrets uncovered

<b>The brain has specialist neurons for each of the five taste categories - salty, bitter, sour, sweet and umami - US scientists have discovered.</b><p>The study, published in the journal Nature, should settle years of debate on how the brain perceives taste.<p>The Columbia University team showed the separate …

Columbia University

Generator Hostels Secures $75 Million to Fuel Global Growth

The brand leading the hip hostel market, Generator Hostels, today announced the acquisition of €60 million, approximately $75 million, of growth …

REPORT: US Spy Program Uses Airplanes To Collect American Cell Phone Data

The surveillance program, which is run by the US Marshals Service under the DOJ, has reportedly been in effect since 2007.<p>Officials have been using portable cell towers, known as "dirtboxes," on small planes to collect identity and location information on cell phone users.<p>Those Cessna aircrafts fly …

Solar road opens in the Netherlands

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first road capable of turning sunlight into energy officially opened for traffic Wednesday in the Netherlands.<p>It's actually a 230-foot-long bike path in the town of Krommenie.<p>The road is a test route developed by the company SolaRoad.<p>"SolaRoad is a world first that will put the …