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Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

Planned giant Eye of Sauron installation in Moscow condemned by Orthodox Church

A Russian Orthodox Church spokesman decried the installation, to be affixed to the 21st floor of a skyscraper, as a ‘symbol of the triumph of evil’<p>The Russian Orthodox Church has warned of dire consequences for Moscow if plans proceed for a skyscraper light installation modeled on the all-seeing …

This 19-Year-Old College Student Built an Artificial Brain That Detects Breast Cancer

<i>by Elizabeth Kiefer, TEEN VOGUE</i><p>Brittany Wenger is changing the game when it comes to cancer detection technology -- and, at 19, she's just getting started.<p><i>Brittany Wenger explaining her work to President Obama. You know, casual.</i> | Photo: Getty Images<p>Brittany Wenger is one seriously smart cookie. In …

Cancer

LeBron James Meets Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, Breaks Royal Protocol

LeBron James met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after they watched the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night, but he broke royal etiquette when he put an arm around Kate Middleton.<p>King James was criticised for being too touchy-feely by etiquette expert William Hanson. As …

Basketball

Starry Oregon Skies Sparkle in Breathtaking Milky Way Photo Series

Ben Coffman spends his nights capturing the starry skies of Oregon, and the results are astonishing. The Portland-based photographer frequents Crater Lake and other iconic Oregon vistas during odd hours to achieve awe-inspiring, long-exposure shots showcasing the Milky Way.<p>The effortless natural …

Oregon

Watch James Franco and Seth Rogen Beat the Sony Hackers by Revealing Their Own Embarrassing Photos

James Franco’s third gig as host of <i>SNL</i> this Saturday featured musical guest Nicki Minaj and a slew of sketches from self-leaked embarrassing photos …

Cybercrime

3 Deals Red Sox GM Ben Cherington Needs to Be Chasing at the Winter Meetings

Baseball's 113th annual Winter Meetings get underway in San Diego this week, and Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington figures to be one of its most active participants.<p>What the Red Sox need to do is unmistakable—free up space in their overcrowded outfield and acquire some quality starting …

Boston Red Sox

Citing security concerns, Darren Wilson resigns from Ferguson police force

Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in August, has resigned from the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, his attorney, Neil Bruntrager, confirmed to CNN Saturday night.<p>In a telephone interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wilson said he resigned after …

Offseason Grades for All 30 MLB Teams After the 1st Month of Moves

The first month of the 2014-15 MLB offseason is nearly in the books, and it has been as busy a November as any in recent memory.<p>The position-player market in particular has exploded, as Russell Martin, Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval, Adam LaRoche, Billy Butler, Michael Cuddyer, Yasmany Tomas and …

Toronto Blue Jays

Seconds from death: student photographs bear moments before it killed him

Images retrieved from 22-year-old’s phone reveal final moments Rutgers University student was mauled to death by 300lb animal<p>A series of newly released photographs reveal the final moments of a New Jersey student’s life before he was killed by a bear.<p>Darsh Patel, a 22-year-old Rutgers University …

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Jason Heyward to Cardinals: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

Jason Heyward was once the future of the Atlanta Braves organization. Now, he's a member of the St. Louis Cardinals.<p>Per the Braves' official Twitter account, Heyward was dealt to St. Louis on Monday in a four-player deal:<p>Heyward later thanked the Braves and its fans:<p><i>Braves fans, coaches, teammates,</i> …

Baseball

Mormons confront uncomfortable history of church founder's polygamy

Joseph Smith said he was ordered by an angel to adopt polygamy and took up to 40 wives, putting his first wife Emma through an ‘excruciating ordeal’<p>When Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon church, received a revelation in about 1831 in which he was commanded by God to break the law and take …

Rosetta all set for historic but hazardous landing on a comet

The Philae lander will help reveal whether comets brought water and organic molecules to Earth billions of years ago<p>The moment has finally come. Six billion kilometres and 10 years into its mission, on Wednesday a spacecraft will attempt to place a lander on a speeding comet for the first time in …

Bill Cosby Asked the Internet to Meme Him But Then This Happened

If the Internet as we know it today had existed in the 1980s, a Bill Cosby meme generator might have been a great idea. People would have had some …

Bill Cosby

Quentin Tarantino Confirms Retirement After 10th Film

Quentin Tarantino has been talking about retiring for several years - and the director is truly serious.<p>During a talk with international buyers last week, Tarantino insisted he plans to retire after his 10th film. He's currently shopping his eighth, "The Hateful Eight."<p>Actors Kurt Russell and …

Best and worst dressed at the 2014 MTV EMA's

MTV

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5 MLB Teams Poised to Make Big Noise in the Offseason Player Market

The offseason, especially the first few weeks after the World Series when every player is still technically available, is all about dreaming big. Hope springs eternal in November.<p>Yes, small moves can pay big dividends, and sometimes the best moves are the ones you <i>don't</i> make. Right now, though, …

Boston Red Sox

Best action cameras: the GoPro Hero4 and four other devices put to the test

Mark Webb, who has five BMX world titles, straps on the latest sports video cameras and takes them for a tailwhip<p>“I’m a show-off. That’s what we do.” Mark Webb is not coy about the nature of modern BMX-riding; an intensely competitive sport that demands rigorous training, high risk and brazen …

Robin Williams: autopsy finds no alcohol or illegal drugs in actor's system

Report on Williams’ death, which was ruled a suicide, reports no unusual substances when actor killed himself at his California home in August<p>Robin Williams’ autopsy found no alcohol or illegal drugs were in his body when he killed himself at his northern California home in August, sheriff’s …

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

Posters

PETA criticises man for being eaten alive by anaconda

PETA has attacked naturalist Paul Rosolie for 'tormenting' the giant snake for a Discovery Channel programme<p>A TV show commissioned by the Discovery Channel in which a man is apparently eaten by an anaconda has been heavily criticised by animal rights supporters.<p>Eaten Alive, which airs in the US …

Mexico gang members 'confess to killing' missing 43 students

Three suspects in videotaped confession saying they killed, burned and disposed of the bodies of the students, in a case that has shocked Mexico<p>Suspected gang members in Mexico have confessed to killing more than 40 missing students and incinerating their remains in a case that has shocked the …

Cincinnati Reds Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

The Cincinnati Reds missed the playoffs for only the second time in the past five years in 2014, so now the club will spend this offseason trying to figure out a way to get back to the postseason. However, the team will be focused not only on building for the 2015 season, but for years to come.<p>Four …

Cy Young Award

Sources: Diamondbacks willing to move catcher Montero

The Arizona Diamondbacks, trying to create payroll flexibility, are willing to trade catcher Miguel Montero, according to major-league sources.<p>Rival …

Free Agent Target: Melky Cabrera could fill big need for Houston Astros

The Houston Astros walked an interesting line in 2014. While the team finished the season at just 70-92, a full 28 games out of first place, there …

New York Mets free agent projections: starters

Earlier this week I analyzed the New York Mets’ needs in the bullpen. Now I’ll stick with pitching but move into the starting rotation.<p>As it so …