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Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

The Apple Pencil Is The iPad Pro’s Secret Weapon

Apple unveiled the iPad Pro, a bigger, more powerful iPad. While in many ways it looks and feels like a bigger iPad Air, the iPad Pro has a secret weapon — its stylus. Apple calls it the Apple Pencil.<p>When Steve Jobs first introduced the iPhone, he said that nobody wants a stylus, and that the best …

Apple's iPhone 6S and iPad Pro event: How it went down

If you missed Apple's "totally epic" iPhone 6S event, you missed more than just the announcement of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. There's the $99 Apple …

IPad Pro

Apple's new 3D Touch: Everything you need to know

What’s the difference between 3D Touch and Force Touch? The former is simply an evolution of the latter, and a more refined name for the technology.<p>As a new touch-based functionality on the iPhone, 3D Touch works on the home screen to give you shortcuts to the functions you access most.<p>This system, …

Apps

Apple Gets Hardcore About Its Hobbies

The iPad wasn’t versatile enough for business. The iPhone camera wasn’t sharp enough for photographers. And none of Apple’s products were fast enough for diehard gamers. Until today.<p>The resounding theme of Apple’s big press event was that it got serious about making its mainstream products powerful …

American Ultra

The problem about reviewing this mindless mindblower is spoiling the surprise by giving shit away. So I will tread carefully. <i>American Ultra</i> opens …

Action Movies

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

How to survive the dating apocalypse

Here’s how it goes. Every few months, a 4,000-word trend piece comes along that captures some elemental cultural truth and with it the imagination of the internet, magazine commissioning editors and desk workers the world over.<p>WLTM Bumble – A dating app where women call the shots<p>Read more<p>The …

Relationships

11 Super Simple Dinner Swaps That'll Help You Lose Weight

No cookbook necessary.<p><i>This article was written by Emily Bibb and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Rumor has it that it takes a lot of extra work to cook up a healthy meal—not true! Without dieting or sacrificing taste, we have simple tips, tricks, and swaps that will easily lighten …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

11 summer movies to stream on Netflix for Memorial Day

What better way to kick off summer than spending Memorial Day inside and on the couch? From coming-of-age classics to passionate romances, we’ve …

Entertainment

Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

Oscars: Who will win (and who should win)

With the Oscar telecast coming right at us on February 22nd, now's the time to check the odds on the main competition. Whether you're betting at home, school or office, the Academy of Old Farts and Retro Sciences (numbering more than 6,000 strong) always has a few thorny surprises up its sleeve. …

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 …

5 Things Runners Should Know About Knees

Starting with whether "running will ruin your knees."<p>If we had a fast-twitch muscle fiber for every time we've heard "running will ruin your knees," we'd be able to outsprint Usain Bolt. And our knees would feel good while we did so, because despite what your potentially well-meaning but definitely …

Smartphone microscope can be made for under a dollar

Suppose you were a first responder, who got called out to investigate a suspicious substance found in a public place. Instead of having to transport …