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How language is processed by your brain

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you read a sentence (such as this one) about kicking a ball, neurons related to the motor function of your leg and foot will be activated in your brain. Similarly, if you talk about cooking garlic, neurons associated with smelling will fire up. Since it is almost impossible to do or …

The Brain

Follow the Ultimate Route to Barcelona's Best Modernist Architecture

Sagrada Familia is the ultimate masterpiece of modernist architecture, albeit unfinished. (Photo: Patrick Ward / Alamy)<p>If you’re coming to Barcelona …

Learn the Basics of Good Web Design in Four Minutes with This Tool

Let’s say you’re new to web design, but you’re intent on learning how to build a site from start to finish. It can be a lot of info to take in, but …

How to travel with just a carry-on

The usual response I get when I ask friends and family why they're choosing to pay a $25 or higher fee instead of just packing a carry-on is that they could never fit all their belongings into one small bag.<p>With these packing tips, you certainly can.

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

Alcohol Is Even Deadlier Than You Think, Scientist Reminds Us

If you've recently had a drink, we have some terrible news for you.<p>An opinion piece published in the scientific journal Addiction in July gathers evidence to argue that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer in several areas of the body.<p>The article reviews 10 years’ worth of studies from several …

Cancer

Scientists have a fascinating theory to explain why smart people should spend less time with friends

Ready?<p>"I'm just too intelligent."<p>Be sure to come with plenty of supporting evidence, namely an IQ score and the results of a recent study on the "<b>savanna theory of happiness</b>." Your pals will be sure to understand.<p>The study, led by psychologists at Singapore Management University and the London …

Here’s How to Design a Logo You’ll Want to Wear on a T-Shirt

You’ve been hard at work building your brand identity and you’re almost ready to take it public. As we were all reminded by the recent Instagram design overhaul, like it or not, logos matter, and designing one is a crucial final step in biz planning.<p>You know one thing: You want it to be good — …

Six Pokémon Go tips for the ultimate beginner

If you're not quite sure what a Pokémon is, this one's for you<p>If you’re here, it’s because everyone you know is talking about one thing: <i>Pokémon Go</i>, the new iOS and Android game that’s sending people outside in droves. But maybe you’re not yet one of them, because, well, you’re not really sure what</i> …

► VIDEO: Dallas shooter caught on camera

Dallas shooter caught on camera<p>US<br>• Jul 8, 2016<br>• 0 min 27 secs<p>An eyewitness, who was hiding on his hotel balcony, captures a man shooting at police during …

Want Successful Kids? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

We all know that our brains are the most malleable when we're young. The trick to raising smart (and successful) kids, then, is to start developing their thought processes when they're still at that fresh and unjaded state.<p>In a 1960's study conducted by Stanford professor Walter Mischel, hundreds …

Marshmallows

Make Website

Designing for the web has changed quite a lot since the mobile revolution and the introduction of tablets. We designers had to start thinking not …

5 Travel Essentials I Always Forget to Pack (And Hereby Vow Never to Overlook Again)

I've gotten to be a savvy enough packer that before I take a trip, I write a list of what I need to bring with me to my destination. Bathing suit? …

What to Expect at WWDC 2016

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on Monday, June 13 with a keynote event at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, where Apple is expected to show off the latest versions of its iOS, OS X, tvOS, and watchOS operating systems and perhaps debut new features for services like Apple Pay and …

Apple

Cristiano Ronaldo says he’s the world’s best soccer player of the last 20 years

Cristiano Ronaldo, who is preparing for the Euro 2016 tournament with his Portugal squad, told Italian magazine Undici that of all of the outstanding soccer players in the world, he is in fact the best of the last 20 years.<p>“Where would I rate myself amongst the top players of the last twenty …

Soccer

If you think your brain is more than a computer, you must accept this fringe idea in physics

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. Its central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

A spectacular Mars to make its closest approach to Earth in 11 years on May 30

Mars will make a rare appearance on May 30, when the planet will be at its closest point to Earth since November 2005, at 46.7 million miles away.<p>To …

6 Scientists Who Regret Their Greatest Inventions

Memorial Day is a holiday devoted to remembering lives lost in war. The soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect civilian freedoms deserve …

History

Nine places where women are banned - and one where no men are allowed

Vladimir Putin

Ask Ethan: Why does space appear black? (Synopsis)

“When you get just a complete sense of blackness or void ahead of you, that somehow the future looks an impossible place to be, and the direction you …

Universe

Do women really go for 'bad boys'? Here's the science that settles the question

“Nice guys finish last” is one of the most widely believed maxims of dating. Fleshed out, the idea goes something like this: heterosexual women might …

Mononoki is a free easy-to-read font for programmers

If you’ve been looking for a way to make your favorite IDE or text editor easier to work with, you might want to start with the font you use for coding.<p>Mononoki is a beautiful new monospace font by designer Matthias Tellen. It’s available for free in four weights (regular, italic, bold and bold …

Typography

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

But we’re better off believing in it anyway.<p>For centuries, philosophers and theologians have almost unanimously held that civilization as we know it depends on a widespread belief in free will—and that losing this belief could be calamitous. Our codes of ethics, for example, assume that we can …

Western Conference finals will feature some of the most prolific players in the NBA

Klay Thompsondescribed theOklahoma City Thunderas a "two-headed monster" in the days leading up to the Western Conference finals.<p>That would qualify a series also involving the<p>Golden State Warriorsas something of a Monsters Inc. There might not be twoNBAteams with more bloodcurdling talents.<p>Oklahoma …

Basketball

Scientists just solved a long-standing mystery about sense of smell

Scientists still don't understand every aspect about how our sense of smell works — but now, a team of researchers may have solved a long-standing mystery about our noses and brains.<p>Millions of olfactory receptor neurons sit at the back of your nose and relay smells to your brain.<p>Each smell we …

iPhone hacking is easy, claims Indian telecom minister

So far this year, vulnerabilities have been exploited to help unlock the older-generation iPhone 5s and 5c, both as part of murder investigations. However, the newer iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, and 6s Plus remain secure devices no government has been able to break into.<p>Although that record may have been …

Telecoms

Zimbabwe to print local ‘US dollar’ to ease severe cash crunch

Zimbabweans are forming long queues outside banks amid a cash shortage that has prompted the government to announce plans to print a local version of the US dollar and to limit withdrawals.<p>The government adopted US and South African currencies in 2009 after hyperinflation rendered the national …

Economics

You Think You Have Free Will? Science Says Think Again | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You make decisions every day, don't you?<p>You assert yourself hourly. Especially if you're American.<p>You take life by the horns and you show it who's boss.<p>I have some news: You may be deluding …

Consciousness

Human Intelligence Determined By Volume And Location Of Gray Matter Tissue In Brain

General human intelligence appears to be based on the volume of gray matter tissue in certain regions of the brain, UC Irvine College of Medicine …

The Brain