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Portal 2 Improves Cognitive Skills More Than Lumosity Does, Study Finds

What does it mean when "entertainment" games improve players' test scores more than brain-training programs?<p>Like many people, Val Shute likes playing video games. But while she's gaming, she doesn't exactly think about the same things the average person does.<p>For example, Shute loved playing the …

The Food That Tons of Slim People Eat at Least Twice a Day

And no, it's not something leafy or green.<p>Your mother probably told you to drink a glass of milk a day—but we're guessing it was for the benefit of your bones, not your waistline. Well, we have good news if you followed her advice: Eating dairy at least twice a day may reduce your odds of being …

How To Survive A Hurricane With Household Items

Supermarket sold out of batteries and bottled water? No problem.<p>It’s been a decade since the historic 2004 hurricane season, one of the Atlantic basin’s most active years ever. Four major storms wreaked havoc along the East Coast, causing more than $51 billion in damage. Since then, other …

Artificial Sweeteners May Contribute to Metabolic Disorders

Evidence suggests sugar substitutes aggravate diabetes and obesity.<p>Artificial sweeteners are a roughly $1.5 billion industry worldwide, often marketed as helpful for managing obesity and diabetes.<p>But some new research suggests sugar substitutes could actually contribute to soaring rates of obesity …

Diabetes

How Gorilla Poop Could Help Stop Ebola

A new way of tracking the deadly virus that's spreading through West Africa<p>Police drove through Kroo Bay this morning, past the open sewers and snuffling pigs, yelling at people to go inside—largely to no avail. All the 14,000 residents of the shanty town in Freeport, Sierra Leone, had been ordered …

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Best novels and fiction books of 2014

The must-read novels and short story collections of the year<p><b>THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH BY RICHARD FLANAGAN</b>(Chatto, 464pp)<p>A haunting story of POWs on the notorious Burma railway, which won the Man Booker prize<p>Read our review of <b>The Narrow Road to the Deep North</b><p>Buy <b>The Narrow Road to the Deep</b> …

Some of the Tokyo Game Show's Best Cosplay

It's the Tokyo Game Show. Know what that means? Gamers are gathering to play games. And where there are Japanese gamers, there is usually cosplay.<p>The …

Anime

Imagined Celebrity Connections: Beyoncé and Jay Z’s Reaction to the Pregnancy Rumors

Plus, Kanye West meets Lorde in the studio, and Rachel McAdams texts with Ryan Gosling about his new daughter.<p><i>Each week, Josh Duboff looks at the biggest celebrity news—and amuses himself by imagining how those celebrities might have reacted.</i><p><b>Lindsay Lohan parties with 50 Shades of Grey author E.L.</b> …

Can We Hack Our Vision To See Infrared With The Naked Eye?

A team of biohackers is attempting to modify the human sensory spectrum.<p>“Can you imagine a color you’ve never seen?” Jeffrey Tibbetts asks, looking directly into the Skype camera. We would like to think that we can, of course, that our imaginations are limitless. But the answer, no matter how much …

Vitamin A

Mice Given Human Brain Gene Show Boosted Intellect

Although it's far from the sort of brain transplant beloved by science fiction enthusiasts, scientists have taken one step in that direction: they have spliced a key human brain gene into mice. Scientists used hundreds of mice genetically engineered to carry the human version of Foxp2, a gene …

Why The Best Leaders Are Self-Aware

You can’t be a really effective executive if you’re not fully aware of the effect your actions and personality have on others. It’s that simple. All too often leadership analysis focuses only on results, and not how those results are attained. Which has implications for how long and effectively one …

How a man makes art out of some of the smallest organisms on Earth

Loads of patience and a remarkably steady hand are big parts of a method that is as meticulous as Klaus Kemp's subjects are tiny. Kemp — who bills himself as a "specialist in diatom microslides and diatom arrangements" on his website — is a maker of diatom arrangements, an art that actually began …

Can One Dose Of Antidepressant Lead To Changes In Your Brain?

It is estimated that up to 1 in 10 adults suffer with depression. Medications for treating depression can be effective, yet certain medications which are taken for depression such as SSRIs, (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) may take up to a month or longer before patients begin to …

The New Habit Challenge: Work The Exact Amount Of Time Science Tells Us To

You know you should take regular breaks during the workday, but did you know they should be exactly 17 minutes long?<p>It turns out going hard for eight hours straight every day <i>isn’t</i> the best way to get work done.<p>Contrary to the popular convention of working ourselves to exhaustion, researchers from …

Should we even call computer problems 'viruses' anymore?

We are fixated on viruses. They are in the news, in our vocabulary, in our military arsenal and in our hard drives.<p>Ebola rages out of control in parts of Africa; in the US, Enterovirus D68 is sending thousands of kids to hospitals in 27 states; going "viral" on the web is the modern version of 15 …

YouTube invests in 'new formats' from some of its top stars

YouTube has promised to “get our hands dirty” with a new round of investment to help its most popular stars experiment with new shows and formats.<p>The move follows previous investments in original channels and creators on Google’s online video service, as well as high-profile advertising campaigns …

Samsung reportedly working on smartwatch with fingerprint reader, possible MWC 2015 debut

The smartwatch market may be very young, and it’s still unclear if it will ever take off in the way OEMs want, but that’s not stopping Samsung from releasing multiple watches in the hopes of becoming a leader in the space. Most recently we’ve seen the Gear Live and Gear S, but there’s at least one …

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You Can Now Control Your House from Anywhere, and Oh, Boy...

If you think you hate your cable company now, just imagine how murderous you'll feel when you lose service and most of your appliances require WiFi.<p><b>Now that Apple's new HomeKit is out,</b> you'll be able to control multiple smart-home devices through simple commands to Siri. Think Tony Stark's Jarvis, …

The iPhone 6 Plus Really Isn't THAT Big

I picked up an iPhone 6 Plus from my local Apple Store this morning. Like most people, I hadn’t seen it ‘in the flesh’ before I reserved it (let alone before I paid for it) but I thought it was notable enough a device to spend some quality time with over the next year, seeing how Apple and its …

Watch the Google Science Fair Awards Monday

Changing Planet<p><b>How do you choose from the best of the best? This is the dilemma the judges will face as they choose the 2014 Google Science Fair winner! You can have a seat at the table and tune in to the awards ceremony live on Monday, September 22 at 7pm PST.</b><p>The top 15 Google Science Fair (GSF) …

How Smart Devices Can Be Disruptive without Being Intrusive

<i>Gilles Bouchard is the CEO and Chairman of Livescribe, Inc.</i><p>The tech industry is obsessed with innovation – there’s a reason “disruption” is such a big buzzword. When it comes to wearables, the gadgets that are winning are not only innovative, they also integrate into people’s lives without being …

Dad can use Facebook to serve child support papers, judge rules

Maybe this is why some teens think Facebook is for old people: a New York father just got permission to use the social network to notify his ex-wife …

U.N. Monitoring Twitter for Our Mood on Climate Change

With a big international summit on climate change and other environmental issues coming up, the U.N. is very interested in keeping up with the latest news — and, it turns out, how people online feel about it. The organization's big data tool tracks mentions of various environment-related topics and …

Belkin’s WeMo Smart LED Bulbs launch in US and Canada

Belkin’s WeMo Smart LED Bulbs and LED Starter Set are both now available in the United States and Canada, expanding the options available for …

5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches

NEW YORK (AP) — Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment …

Samsung Galaxy S5 sales reaches one million in Germany

It’s been a while since Samsung announced anything about the sales figures for its flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S5. Earlier this year, we …

Belkin Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker review: Can WiFi make cooking easier?

Frying, baking, grilling, searing, boiling, roasting -- whatever the method, I love to cook. It's not always easy, and sometimes it's just plain hard work, but at least it's the kind of work I enjoy. Even so, I've never used a slow cooker, and have always been a little jealous of my friends who …

Upcoming Drama “Doctor Frost” Holds Its First Script Reading with Song Chang Ui and Jung Eun Chae Among Others

Recently, the actors and actresses for the upcoming <b>OCN</b> drama “<b>Doctor Frost</b>” held their first script reading. Photos from this event were later …