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Infant Brains Reveal How the Mind Gets Built

Is the brain a blank slate, or is it wired from birth to understand the world? An ambitious new study put infants into an MRI machine to reveal a …

The Brain

The evolution of startups, told through an analysis of thousands of company bios

By itself, the company bio of a startup doesn’t make for great reading.<p>But in aggregate, company descriptions reveal important trends in Silicon Valley. Do founders still aspire to create the next big app? How big is “big data” now compared to five years ago?<p>To answer these these questions, we …

Social Media

Why You Should Spend Your Money on Experiences, Not Things

You don't have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>When you work hard every single day and there's only so much money left after your regular expenses, you have to make certain it's well spent. Spend your limited funds on what science says will make you happy.<p><b>The</b> …

Investigators: 'Inside job' suspected in Kardashian robbery

PARIS (AP) — Investigators in Paris focused Tuesday on the possibility that the October robbery of more than $10 million worth of jewelry from Kim …

Crime

Big Night at the Golden Globes: Pictures

Award Shows

Iran says it sealed Boeing plane deal at half price

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday it had negotiated to pay only about half the announced price for 80 new Boeing (BA.N) airliners in an order that the American planemaker had said was worth $16.6 billion.<p>A model of Boeing 747 passenger plane is displayed at the Asian Aerospace Expo in Hong Kong …

Aviation

Trump claims NBC 'purposely' misquoted nuclear comments

President-elect Donald Trump claimed Saturday that NBC News “purposely” misquoted his call for an expansion of the U.S. nuclear program last week, despite reports to the contrary.<p>Trump on Thursday said the United States “must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as …

Donald Trump vows to shut controversial Trump Foundation

<b>Donald Trump has announced that he plans to shut his charitable foundation, although an investigation into its practices continues.</b><p>The US president-elect said he wanted to avoid "even the appearance" of any conflict of interest.<p>New York's attorney general is looking into suspected "impropriety" at …

Trump spokesman Jason Miller not taking White House job

<b>Palm Beach, Florida (CNN) —</b> Jason Miller, President-elect Donald Trump's spokesman, has decided he will not take the job of White House communications director he was tapped for just two days earlier.<p>Citing family reasons, Miller announced he will not continue on to the White House and will hand …

#ICYMI: Popular Stories in Tech This Week (Week Ending December 16, 2016)

Another major Yahoo hack was revealed this week, with a reported one billion accounts compromised—the largest in history. Leaders from some of tech’s biggest companies met with president-elect Donald Trump to discuss innovation and the importance of fair trade deals for fostering growth. Nintendo …

Bill Gates

Elderly couple burn house down after Christmas tree bursts into ball of flames

An elderly couple who wanted to show their young grandchildren a traditional German Christmas ended up burning their house down.<p>The couple, who are in their 80s, were demonstrating traditional candles to their grandchildren when the Christmas tree burst into a "spectacular" ball of flames at around …