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The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Tony Bennett’s Nazi Hunting Past Is Just One Reason He’s the Greatest Living American

From fighting Nazis to marching alongside Martin Luther King Jr. to singing with Lady Gaga, the crooner has done it all.<p>Only one man can say that he …

Tom Bennett: it's time to tackle the myths in education

Many educational practices have no grounding in scientific research: Tom Bennett says that it's time teachers raised a sceptical eyebrow and confronted the myths<p>Are you a visual learner or a kinaesthetic learner? Perhaps you are an auditory learner? Maybe you learn best when implementing a …

3 Reasons Apple Streaming Music Will Be Serious Threat To Rival Services

Last year Apple paid a lot of money to buy Beats—the iconic headphones and streaming music company founded by rap mogul Dr. Dre and music industry veteran Jimmy Iovine. This year, it plans to try and cash in on that $3 billion investment with its own streaming music service, according to a report …

Apple Pay

Pete Carroll on decision to throw: 'It was the worst result of a call ever'

The decision to throw from the 1-yard line instead of feeding Marshawn Lynch has been called the worst call in Super Bowl history. Seahawks coach …

NFL

Obama poised to ask Congress for new war authorization

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is poised in coming days to ask Congress for new authority to use U.S. military force against Islamic State …

George W. Bush

Signs of life 12 miles under Earth hint at potential for life on other planets

Life teems all over our planet's exterior and even down into the lightless oceanic depths. But just how far underground might life be able to hack it?<p>…

A Doctor's Take: Why Measles Vaccination Must Be Mandatory

My father’s sister Mary died from measles when she was 6 years old. Her death haunted my grandparents for the rest of their lives.<p>She was one of thousands who died each year from measles before there was a vaccine to prevent this life-threatening disease.<p>Her story has always stayed with me – from …

Public Health

Top 10 highlights of San Francisco

You may think you know San Francisco from social media (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest all began here, after all) but for the real thing – the mouth-watering cuisine, ear-tingling performances and truly joyous celebrations of individuality – you have to be here. But where do you start …

Russia's military is adding more planes this year than most countries own in total

It will receive more than 200 new airplanes and helicopters this year, a staggeringly high number considering that most of the world's air forces have fewer warplanes than that in total. Russia will also introduce in service this year the most advanced version of its highly capable Flanker fighter …

North Korea vows to write 'final page of US history with nuclear war'

North Korea has threatened to destroy the United States with "precision nuclear strikes" in a statement which could have come straight from spoof …

U.S. INTELLIGENCE AND THE SOVIET SPACE PROGRAM

Books<p><b>The Wizards of Langley: Inside the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology</b> <br>By Jeffrey T. Richelson, Basic Books; 1St Edition edition (August …

Space Exploration

Halo Co-Creator Launches Midnight Star, A Mobile Game For Core Gamers

Bungie founder Alex Seropian--who co-created the Halo universe--and his new studio Industrial Toys on Thursday released Midnight Star, the independent developer's first game.<p>The game, originally known as Morning Star, is available today from iTunes for iPhone and iPad, along with an interactive …

Halo

Hollywood Needs To Seriously Up Its Game When Adapting Anime Into Live Action

With the announcement that Scarlett Johansson will head up a live action Ghost in the Shell and the incessant bumbling surrounding the live action Akira, Hollywood seriously needs to up its game when it comes to adapting anime into live action.<p>Late last year, George Takei kicked off a petition …

Anime

Badland getting console edition | bit

<b>Award winning iPad game Badland is being remastered and re-released for consoles.</b><p>The distinctive shmup is being brought to Playstation 4, Playstation …

Meet Lego T. rex: Lego Jurassic World trailer is literally jaw-dropping

The new game lets you collect the building blocks of life -- both DNA and Lego -- to create, customise and play as different dinos from all four films.<p>Lego will find a way: hold into your butts and enjoy the first teaser for Lego Jurassic World, the forthcoming video game that will transfer the …

Lego

U.S. Soccer Should Have Done A Better Job Developing A No. 2 Goalkeeper

If there is one certainty in soccer, it is this: The quickest road to becoming a winning soccer team is to have a great goalkeeper.<p>Your chances of …

Seahawks' Richard Sherman wears No. 25 and his son was born on 2/5

Richard Sherman's son was born Thursday morning on February 5, which dovetails nicely with his jersey number.<p>For a hot minute there was some concern …

Richard Sherman

Stephen Curry scores 51 to rally Warriors from 22 down vs. Mavs

OAKLAND, Calif. -- In the midst of his highest-scoring performance ever at home, Stephen Curry figured he'd call a play for someone else. Instead, …

Damascus Hit by Rockets Fired by Islam Army Insurgents: State Media

DAMASCUS, Syria — Three people were killed and at least 35 wounded in rocket attacks on Damascus on Thursday, state news agency SANA reported, in what appeared to be the second heavy bombardment by insurgent group Islam Army in less than two weeks. Shells thought to have been fired from the east of …

Middle East

TransAsia Airways pilot: 'mayday, mayday engine flameout'

BEIJING — The pilot of TransAsia Airways Flight 235 called out "mayday, mayday, engine flameout" moments before the propjet plane banked sharply and crashed into a river, Taiwan aviation officials said Thursday<p>The audio clip of the exchange between the control tower and pilot of the doomed flight …

Airplanes

John Kerry Visits Kiev, Pledges $16.4M in Aid Amid Calls to Arm Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine — Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in snowbound Kiev Thursday amid calls for Washington to begin arming Ukraine in its fight against pro-Russian separatists in the east.<p>Kerry announced $16.4 million in aid to help Ukrainians affected by the escalating violence in the east as the …

Russia

How Real Are Facebook Friendships?

An artist set out to find the answer—by tracking down and photographing every one of her social-media connections.<p>Editor of the <i>New York Times Book Review</i> Pamela Paul’s recent column “How to Be Liked By Everyone Online” describes how social media “has upended social and psychological norms” by …

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts robots will reach human levels of intelligence by 2029 – if they overcome current limitations<p>They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of …

Robotics

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 …

Miniature

Weekly Warm-Up: What it Means to be Frozen in Space

01/25/2015 · by Tirzah Weiskotten · in Classroom Ideas, This Week in Geographic History. ·<p>When it comes to our planet, we are used to its seasons and weather patterns. And while we can predict the onset of hurricanes and tornadoes, it is often difficult to determine when earthquakes may strike or …

Astronomy

Student 'Body Slams' Teacher Who Took Cell Phone (VIDEO)

A high school student in Paterson, New Jersey was charged with assault Friday on suspicion of "body slamming" his physics teacher who took away his cell phone.<p>Another student recorded the alleged assault, which happened last Monday at John F. Kennedy High School.<p>In the video, the 16-year-old …

High School