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Why We Act Irrationally: What Drives Our Senseless Habits

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen …

Corvette Z06: Power, perks and an intoxicating roar

Ignore the part about zero to 60 in 2.95 seconds. Instead, check out the price.<p>The new Corvette Z06 starts at $80,000. Fully loaded, it costs $110,000.<p>That's a lot. But because this 650-horsepower Vette is packed with power and perks, and has the chops to keep up with and even beat McLarens, …

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready<p>A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor …

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'Superfish'-style vulnerability found in games and parental control software

Komodia’s SSL hijacking package that could leave users open to security breach discovered in other software besides Lenovo-bundled adware<p>A serious security problem caused by advertising software installed on Lenovo laptops is more widespread than first thought, security researchers have warned.<p>The …

Car Bros lampoons that Ferrari owner you love to hate

We all know some spoiled jerk like this.<p>Oh man. Car Bros is at it again.<p>This YouTube channel came out of nowhere last month with a hilarious "2015 Mustang vs Scion FR-S" review. It was <i>exquisitely</i> funny—in a way that your non-car-enthusiast coworkers could never understand.<p>Now Car Bros is back, and …

Obama adviser: 'Truth still out there' about UFOs

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The notion of any government telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth is quaint in its optimism.<p>However, those who believe that there are alien beings who have visited our Earth and even …

Right Now, You're Breathing A Potentially Dangerous Substance

Air: It's one of the world’s most important, least understood, and possibly life-saving substances<p>The air man needs a fresh hit. It’s a beautiful summer morning. Dew shines on the grass. Birds chirp. What a glorious day to contemplate the air. I had con­tacted the air man—he has a name: Steven …

Gear of the Year 2014

Adventure<p>Top Gear Innovations for Fall and Winter The brisk days of fall and cold nights of winter bring out the best in gear design and technology. When the mercury goes south with the birds, there’s little leeway for lapses in function and lots of room for flexing new ideas. Sometimes this means …

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Are You A Chromecast User? Google Has Given You A $6 Google Play Credit

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Google is offering a $6 credit to the Google Play store for Google Chromecast owners. The credit can go towards movies, music or apps. The Google Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port of your TV. The Chromecast streams content …

21 Sandwich Shops In America To Eat At Before You Die

♫ 'Cause you know I'd walk a thousand miles if I could eat this sandwich, tonight. ♫

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'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

<b>Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.</b><p>Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice.<p>He said huge advances in the past two years meant …

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Net Fix: FCC chief on solving the Open Internet puzzle (Q&A)

"The president and I never were pulling on opposite ends of the rope. We have been pulling in the same direction, which is figuring out how do we get an open Internet."<p>Tom Wheeler, chairman, FCC<p>"There has been $300 billion -- that's with a 'b' -- invested in the wireless industry. So this …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Could Get Texas Beta Test

Elon Musk wants to sell you an electric car today and build the way you get around without one in the future. The Tesla Motors CEO told an audience in Texas on Thursday that the state was the leading candidate to be the initial testing grounds for Musk’s “Hyperloop” concept that would transport …

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The Ultimate Carry-On Packing List

Carry-on travel is the ultimate way to travel. It makes everything so much easier. You don't need to worry about lost luggage because you'll have all …

A new breakthrough could end our antibiotic crisis

The rise of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics is a growing worry and threatens to put healthcare back to the early 20th century. Such resistance to drugs was inevitable, because bacteria evolve and learn to defend themselves. But we are worried now because new classes of antibiotics aren’t …

New ‘Super Cookies’ Can Track Your Private Web Browsing — And Apple Users Can't Get Rid Of Them

Apple users are particularly vulnerable, as their devices do not have a function that lets users delete super cookies from their browsers.<p>Most websites place what's called a "cookie" on visitors' computers, which is used to track them and record their preferences. It's how websites can remember …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Intel's Compute Stick puts Windows 8.1 on your TV for $149

Your Chromecast may be able to play Netflix, but can it play <i>Crysis</i>? Intel's HDMI Compute Stick probably can't either, but the tiny device <i>does</i> have enough power to run Windows 8.1 apps on your TV. Intel has rather impressively crammed in a quad-core Atom CPU, 32GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, along …

Hollywood Loses The Plot With Its 'Ghost In The Shell' Movie Casting

When it comes to anime and manga, Hollywood has a pretty poor reputation in terms of their film adaptations. Whether it’s a cultural problem or just plain ineptitude, Hollywood executives lack much of a discernible clue it seems. This consistency of misjudgment has now been reiterated in the …

China's Remote Fortresses Lose Residents, Gain Tourists

In Focus<p>Massive earthen structures once sheltered clans from warlords and bandits. Can they be prototypes for "green" buildings?<p>HEKENG, China—Count the <i>tulou</i>.<p>It started like a game. How many of these strange, fortress-like structures could I tally from a vehicle window? They were so big, looming …

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100 games to look forward to in 2015

Which games will you be playing in 2015?<p>As the year begins, Polygon has picked out a selection of games coming in the next 12 months. We've tried to choose games that are either due this year, or seem likely to arrive. We've focused on a selection of noteworthy console and Windows PC games, though …

Yoko Kanno Gives Rare But Utterly Fascinating Interview

In yet another fantastic piece, it seems that the Red Bull Music Academy have cornered the “interesting” spectrum of music yet again. More specifically the deeply respected composer, Yoko Kanno has given a rare interview.<p>As she is somewhat averse to her fame and general unwanted attention, to get …

Inside The New Stealth Arsenal

A top secret class of autonomous drones is changing the way war is waged<p>On May 2, 2011, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)—locked in a steady, predawn orbit above a residential compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan—transmitted live video of an unfolding military raid to a laptop in the White House …

Lose Your Belly Fat

Your step-by-step plan for making your gut disappear<p>There's a secret every trainer in Hollywood knows, and it's one you should know, too: "The fastest way to look like you've packed on 20 pounds of muscle is to lose 10 pounds of fat," says Alan Aragon, M. S., the <i>Men's Health</i> Weight-Loss Coach and …

Google Has Buried Some Little-Known Tricks In Hangouts That Will Liven Up Your Chats

There are a few fun tricks hidden inside Hangouts, Google's chat product.<p>Everyone using Hangouts has access to a bunch of emoji, but you can shock your friends my making a few unlisted animations appear if you know the secrets:<p>Try typing "LMAO," "happy birthday," or "woot:"<p>Here's one to break out …

Project Root: Old-School Twin-Stick Shooting

Given new life on consoles, Project Root promises to expand on twin-stick shooters.<p>While the ship I piloted in Project Root was more hovercraft than …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

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Department Of Defense Tests A Bullet That Can Steer

Precision on the smallest scale<p>Since the first gun appeared on a battlefield, bullets have dealt death in straight lines. As the shortest distance between two points, lines are great, but they mean enemies can hide behind walls or buildings and not get hit, a clearly undesirable prospect for anyone …

Before you see the last Hobbit movie you really need to watch this amazing explainer

Even with tearing apart a single book and turning it into three movies, Peter Jackson doesn't scratch the surface of J.R.R. Tolkien's rich lore.<p>The backstory to <i>The Hobbit</i> and the tale in <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> all take place in a mythology that isn't that deeply explored even in the books unless you …

New Windows 7 Patch Is Badware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

*<i>Due to some valid complaints regarding my usage of the term “Malware,” I’ve updated the headline with a more accurate description of the Windows Update: “Badware,” which is unintentionally harmful software.</i><p>If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be time to …