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Scientists can trace your ancestors to within 30 miles using DNA

You might know where your forebears lived a few generations prior, but how about the exact village they came from -- <i>1,000 years</i> ago? Thanks to DNA sequencing, it's now possible to find that out in many cases according to researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK. The aptly-named GPS or …

To sleep, perchance to control your dreams

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nighttime dreams in which you show up at work naked, encounter an ax-wielding psychopath or experience other tribulations may become a thing of the past thanks to a discovery reported on Sunday.<p>A man attempts to sleep on his suitcase at John F. Kennedy International Airport in …

This Tiny Scanner Will Tell You Exactly What Is In Your Food

The scanner harnesses the power of physics and chemistry to figure out everything from the sugar content of a given apple to whether or not that drink you left on the bar has been drugged.<p>The device, called SCiO, actually uses a technology similar to the one that helps astronomers figure out the …

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I Got It From My Momma: 4 Surprising Things To Thank Mom For

A love of garlic, onions and other strong flavors<p>Babies learn to taste and smell while still in the womb, and as they gulp mouthfuls of amniotic fluid, they become accustomed to flavors of mom’s food. According to a 2007 study in Pediatrics, flavors like vanilla, carrot, garlic, anise and mint have …

Scientists find switch for people to control their dreams

Have you ever had a dream where you realized you were dreaming? The technical term is a lucid dream. And people who are lucky enough to have them can often control the dreams, as well. This week, researchers showed for the first time that they could use electrical stimulation to switch lucid …

Parrot’s Newest Drone Packs A Serious Camera, Extreme Range

Say hello to Bebop, aka the AR Drone 3.0. This is the latest drone from Parrot and it’s a big upgrade from the much-loved AR Drone. It’s essentially a flying camera that can even pipe imagery directly into an Oculus Rift headset, taking flying in the clouds to a whole new level.<p>Sticking out of the …

Apple leans on Samsung for iPad displays, says researcher

Apple just can't seem to shake Samsung.<p>Despite the two companies' bitter legal battles, Samsung became the largest supplier of iPad displays in the first quarter, according to DisplaySearch.<p>The market researcher said Samsung Display reclaimed its position as the top iPad display panel supplier, …

Malaga Goalkeeper Willy Caballero Prevents Atletico Madrid from Winning La Liga

Atletico Madrid were agonisingly close to winning La Liga on Sunday with a late injury-time strike that was valiantly saved by Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero.<p>As Barcelona slumped to a 0-0 draw with Elche, three points would have won La Liga for Atleti. Adrian Lopez's clean hit was goal-bound, …

Lewandowski's Last Stand and the Top 5 Players Around the World This Weekend

Saturday was a bittersweet day for Borussia Dortmund fans. They watched their hero, Robert Lewandowski, put in a vintage performance against Hertha Berlin, knowing it was his final game for the club and that his likely destination next season is among bitter rivals Bayern Munich.<p>Nevertheless, the …

Cable Cut: Many California Fans Missed End of Classic Clippers-Thunder Game

On Nov. 17, 1968, NBC cut away from a thrilling shootout between the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders to air <i>Heidi</i>, a terrible made-for-TV movie about a young Swiss girl and her dog.<p>Down for much of the game, the Raiders eventually came back to win, 43-32.<p>Forty-six years later—a span of time that …

Donald Sterling Says He Was 'Baited' into Racist Comments in CNN Interview

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, offered an apology for the racist comments he made to purported personal assistant V. Stiviano, but it came with something of an excuse as well, via Ismael Estrada and Catherine E. Shoichet of CNN.com:<p>“I’m not a …

Darren Collison ignites Clippers' late rally in win over Thunder

LOS ANGELES -- After being thoroughly outplayed for over 40 minutes, the Los Angeles Clippers fought back.<p>Leading the way was a player not known for …