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Physicists create reversible laser tractor beam

Physicists have built a tractor beam out of lasers that can both repel and attract objects across distances 100 times farther than previously possible.<p>The groundbreaking tractor beam, made of a hollow laser beam (a laser bright around the edges and hollow in the centre), was able to move particles …

Quantum Mechanics

How Can You Use Technology to Make You Happier?

Many say technology is tearing us apart but studies generally show that tech and the internet make us happier. What gives?<p>There’s certainly a …

Happiness

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11 Supreme Court Cases That Could Change The U.S. In The Coming Year

The Supreme Court will begin hearing cases this week. Although decisions could take until late June, here are the key cases to watch.<p>WASHINGTON — At 10 a.m. Monday, in the midst of a government shutdown, Chief Justice John Roberts will begin his eighth term at the Supreme Court — beginning a …

Male brain vs female brain: How do they differ?

Male and female brains differ in structure and function, but we don't know how these differences affect behaviour<p>Chapter 16 of my book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>. Here's the introduction to the book, the chapter about topographic mapping, the chapter about mirror neurons, and my …

Dell May Have A Winner With Its Windows-Powered Venue 8 Pro

The most pleasant surprise to come out of Dell’s press conference the other day wasn’t its line of new laptops or the silly Android tablets it’s trying to foist on weary consumers. To my utter shock it was the Venue 8 Pro, the company’s first pint-sized Windows 8 tablet.<p>Let’s start with its looks. …

Kendrick Lamar Aims at Drake in BET Cypher: “Nothing’s Been the Same Since They Dropped Control”

(<i>TDE at the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards: ScHoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock & SZA</i>)<p>The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards were recently taped in Atlanta last …

3 Odd Facts About Pigeons

iPhone 5S will come in gold & likely sport fingerprint sensor, iPad iOS 7 running behind

As Apple’s September 10th event iPhone event approaches, we’ve learned some additional details and have independently heard some of the already-floating around information regarding the upcoming announcements.<p>We’ve long been expecting Apple to launch an iPhone 5S at this upcoming event, an iPhone …

North Carolina Republicans slammed over 'suppressive' voting bill

North Carolina is set to introduce what experts say is the most "repressive" attack on the rights of African American voters in decades, barely a …

Don’t Repeal Any Laws, Repeal John Boehner

The speaker says Republicans should be judged on how many laws they repeal. This is unprecedented, irresponsible, and terrifying. Michael Tomasky on …

Why the iPhone 6 is likely to come in three flavors instead of one

Rumors that Apple is looking to produce a larger smartphone gained more credence with a new report by the Wall Street Journal. It’s about time, since the iPhone’s four-inch screen is now dwarfed by other, popular options on the market.<p>But if Apple gives in to pressure to showcase a larger display, …

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After 'Justice for Trayvon' rallies, protesters defend Zimmerman

HOUSTON — Dueling marches here Sunday in support of and in opposition to the verdict in the<p>George Zimmermancase led to a massive police deployment, heated face-offs but no violence, police said.<p>For many, the protests showed that although the controversial court case may be over, the debates it …