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Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

Space 2020: What does the future hold?

What will our space ambitions actually look like a decade from now? Three experts tell Richard Hollingham.<p>Space has not been this exciting since the 1960s.<p>Nasa recently launched Orion, its first new spacecraft to carry astronauts since the Space Shuttle, and is developing a massive new rocket to …

Apple’s quarterly profit set new world record for any company, says Standard & Poor’s

Apple didn’t just set a new record for the company when it beat every forecast in the Q1 results announced yesterday, it set a new world record for the most profitable quarter of any company in history, says credit ratings giant Standard & Poor’s. Its net profit of $18B far exceeded the previous …

Ancient miniature solar system hints at existence of alien life

A miniature version of solar system with planets like Earth existed 11 billion years ago and could have held ancient life, say scientists<p>A miniature solar system with five Earth-sized planets existed 11 billion years ago, at the dawn of the universe, scientists have discovered.<p>The planets clustered …

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

Universe

SpaceX settles dispute with US Air Force over national security space launches

SpaceX has announced it has settled its dispute with the United States Air Force and will dismiss standing claims in a US federal claims court. Last year, Elon Musk and Co. accused the Air Force of stifling competition in the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program by allowing United …

NASA is testing an autonomous Martian helicopter

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Physicists observe gigantic molecules predicted in 1970

Scientists have experimentally observed for the first time a phenomenon in ultracold, three-atom molecules predicted by Russian theoretical physicist …

Quantum Physics

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Pope Francis Says Humans Cause Climate Change. These Catholic Members Of Congress Disagree.

Since elected to the papacy, Pope Francis has seemed to drive a wedge between American conservatives and the Catholic Church. On Thursday, he drove …

Ernie Banks dies at age 83

"Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on …

Baseball

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Jonathan Gold drops anonymous restaurant critic mask

I have posed for pictures shrouded in gauze, wearing a dinosaur mask and shaded into a Hitchcockian silhouette. My face has been obscured by giant wineglasses, beer steins, menus, stacked dim sum steamers, Wheaties boxes, a Thomas the Tank Engine and a perforated tortilla. My Facebook profile …

Chris Christie to Tap Ex-Romney Aide to Lead Iowa Effort

DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Chris Christie is tapping Phil Valenziano, a former top campaign official for Mitt Romney and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, as …

Government

'Mr. Cub' Ernie Banks dies at 83

<b>(CNN) —</b> The next time Ernie Banks plays two -- something he enjoyed, feeling one baseball game a day wasn't enough -- it will be in the diamond in the sky.<p>The former Negro League upstart turned Cubs legend turned favorite son of Chicago died Friday of a heart attack in the Illinois city, family …

Baseball

Millennial Customers Hate Stuffy, Gilded Luxury (But Love Authenticity)

Young customers today–including the important millennial generation–as well as the more on-trend among older customers, are turned off by ostentatious luxury cues in hospitality, retail, and other commercial settings: design cues like gold leaf, crystal chandeliers, incongruously located Corinthian …

6 Things You Think You Need to Start a Business--but Really Don't

You don't have to have a ton of money or even a fresh idea.<p>What does it take to start a successful business? It's not what you think. All the advice you've learned from experts, books, magazines, and websites like this one might be completely wrong.<p>At least that's the view from Brian D. Evans, and …

Social Media

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How No. 1 App Trivia Crack Cracked Apple's App Store

Crowdsourced questions, lots of localization and a surprisingly deep virtual economy took this simple trivia game to the top.<p>No, your iPhone isn’t broken: The same game, Trivia Crack, is the top downloaded title on both the paid and free sections of Apple’s App Store in the U.S.<p>That’s highly …

App Store

Scientists Adjust Doomsday Clock Over Nuclear Threats And Climate Change

Just three (figurative) minutes until the final midnight<p>In a multitude of books, TV shows, and films dedicated to post-apocalyptic fiction, humanity loves to fantasize about its ultimate demise. But back in the real world, the actual apocalypse may be a little bit closer than we all would like to …

Climate Change