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How Mindful Meditation Can Actually Change Your Brain

You may have heard Emma Watson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Katy Perry talk about "mindfulness meditation," but new research has found it's not just a celebrity buzzword.<p>A new study published in the journal <i>Biological Psychiatry</i> discovered that mindfulness meditation, which focuses on breathing and …

13 Free Things on the Internet You Should Be Using

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Exercise Makes You Grow New Brain Cells–But Only The Right Kind Of Exercise

If you want to make yourself smarter, go for a run.<p>Which makes you smarter: running or lifting weights? Meathead jokes aside, there’s new evidence that moderate aerobic exercise helps increase new brain cells, while strength training may not be much healthier for the brain than sitting on the couch.<p>…

Exercise

How the FBI became the world's largest distributor of child sex abuse imagery

For 12 days between February and March, 2015, the FBI was the world’s largest peddler of images and video depicting child sexual abuse on the internet.<p>In an attempt to catch criminals uploading, viewing, sharing and downloading these files, the US government authorized members of the FBI to run an …

Privacy

Storm slams into Eastern US with wet snow, strong gales

WASHINGTON (AP) — A storm that arrived postcard-pretty in the nation's capital Friday was morphing into a painful, even paralyzing blizzard with …

Weather

5 Surprising Ways You Can Evaluate A Potential Employer On Social Media

You know employers are judging your social media profiles, but with a little digging, you can find out a lot about a company online, too.<p>It’s no secret that employers use social media to evaluate whether a job candidate would be a good match, checking for clues about whether their character and …

Russia’s War Robots Are Less Than They Appear

They exist, but they’re not fighting battles just yet<p>Most war robots aren’t. The icon of highly advanced machines at war is the modern combat drone, a sleek gray warplane with an unblinking eye and a bundle of missiles held under wing. Strip away the modern trappings, though, and they reveal …

Robotics

‘Genetic testing is a responsibility if you’re having children’

Anne Wojcicki, CEO of California-based personal genetic testing company 23andMe, which enables people to check their DNA, on why she co-founded the project<p>23andMe <b>offers a saliva test to create a DNA profile covering health, traits and ancestry. Have you taken the test yourself?</b><p>My family and I were …

Molecular Biology

CES 2016: The toilet you only clean once a year

<b>An "intelligent" toilet that opens when you approach it and self-cleans with every flush is on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.</b><p>It also cleans the user with an aerated wand, which delivers warm water and warm air "from a seated position", a spokeswoman said.<p>Despite a $9,800 …

A map for everyone who didn't realize just how huge the Milky Way galaxy is

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Milky Way "formed from the inside out," according to Melissa Ness, a researcher who helped produce the largest growth map of …

Universe

15 things you can stop wasting your money on

Not only are we surrounded by enticing <i>things</i> to buy, but they're at our fingertips with the swipe of a plastic card, leaving us with thinner wallets and a bunch of unnecessary stuff and services.<p>Here are 15 things you can stop wasting your money on today:<p><i>Mandi Woodruff contributed reporting to this</i> …

Personal Finance

Isis jihadi linked to Paris terror attacks killed in US-led airstrikes, says Pentagon

US-led airstrikes have killed a French jihadi based in Syria who was linked to the chief planner of November’s Islamic State atrocities in Paris and was “actively planning” new attacks, the Pentagon has said.<p>Iraqi PM visits Ramadi after declaring Isis will be 'terminated' in 2016<p>Read more<p>Pentagon …

Computer Hacking

Humai Wants To Resurrect Humans Within 30 Years

A new quest to defeat death--or at least make it optional<p><i>Spoilers ahead for those who aren’t caught up,</i>​ but last season of Game of Thrones ended with a true Caesar ​outcome​ for all-around-hero (and potential Azor Ahai) Jon Snow. But unlike Caesar, today HBO teased the ​apparent​ resurrection of …

Singularity

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books