Jessica Bandell

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The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

Killer robots: The soldiers that never sleep

In the city of Daejeon, South Korea, an arms manufacturer has designed and built a gun turret that’s able to identify, track and shoot targets, theoretically without the need for human mediation. Who will teach these robot soldiers the rules of engagement?<p>On a green hill overlooking the tree-lined …

Isaac Asimov

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Dead-battery anxiety? Learn to live without your phone

Last week, a man was arrested for ‘extracting electricity’ on a London train, just the latest victim of the clammy panic that strikes when there’s no way to charge up. Here’s how to rise above the stress of the smartphone red-zone<p>Have you ever felt that sudden, intense dread that you’re about to …

Official calls teen's Washington plane crash survival a 'miracle'

With her step-grandparents dead or dying in the burning wreckage of their small plane, 16-year-old Autumn Veatch needed to somehow find her way off the remote, thickly forested Washington state mountainside where they crashed Saturday afternoon.<p>Bruised by the impact, singed by the fire, fearing an …

Shooting suspect in custody after Charleston church massacre

<b>Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> Before he allegedly opened fire on members of a Bible study group at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Dylann Roof sat with them. He might have prayed with them.<p>A Snapchat video from Wednesday night at the historic African-American church shows Roof at a …

Charleston Church Shooting

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

U.S. government hacked; feds think China is the culprit

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The massive hack that may have stolen the personal information of four million federal employees appears designed to build a vast database in what could be preparation for future attacks by China against the U.S., cybersecurity experts advising the government told CNN Friday …

CNN

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

Avengers: Age of Ultron: EW review

Avengers: Age of Ultron<p>typeMovieCurrent StatusIn SeasonmpaaPG-13runtime150 minutesWide Release Date05/01/15performerRobert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, …

Marvel Universe

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Movie Review

Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk finds fast new company in a Marvel hit that won't quit<p>Captain America actually says "shit." You heard me. "Language," …

Marvel Universe

Small, Stylish Ways to Stand Out from the Crowd

Small, easy ways to stand out.<p><b>1. Sunglasses</b><br>Metal frames are more versatile than plastic, says Kevin Harter, vice president of fashion direction at Bloomingdale's. Be classic, but not gaudy, with brushed-gold metal frames.<p><b>2. Watch</b><br>The right watch is a long-term style investment. A brown leather band …

What to Wear With White Jeans

Nothing says summertime quite like a pair of white jeans. They can go from classic to edgy in a snap, depending on how your style them. Here are 12 chic ways to sport the summer wardrobe classic.<p><b>With a Pop Of Color</b><p>White jeans are the perfect base when coupled with tops in bright, primary colors or …

U.S., Saudi Arabia say five-day cease-fire will start in Yemen soon

Saudi Arabia announced Thursday that it was willing to suspend airstrikes in Yemen for five days to allow aid to reach millions of civilians caught in fierce fighting, but said any truce would depend on the cooperation of rebels who control large parts of the country.<p>"There will be a cease-fire …

Middle East

Exclusive: North Korea would use nukes if 'forced,' official says

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> When officials informed us that we'd be granted a sit-down interview with a high-ranking member of North Korea's inner circle with no preconditions, it was a real surprise.<p>Senior figures in Pyongyang don't do interviews, especially not with the international press.<p>"I …

North Korea

Baltimore Police Finish Inquiry Into Death of Freddie Gray

Baltimore gangs call for peace after riots

Two major street gangs have apparently joined forces with the Nation of Islam to take part in peaceful demonstrations and even try to discourage violence, a stark contrast to officials' grim announcement that the gangs had teamed up to "take out" police officers.<p>The below picture shows Bloods (in …

Justice

What’s Next for Baltimore

A citywide curfew that went into effect late Tuesday until early Wednesday brought calm to Baltimore in the wake of riots that spotlighted deep …

Obama on Baltimore: Violent Rioters ‘Need to Be Treated as Criminals’

Pres­id­ent Obama on Tues­day af­ter­noon con­demned the vi­ol­ence and loot­ing in Bal­timore after the fu­ner­al of a 25-year-old black man, who …