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June 2015

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Why shaking hands is still a big deal

Researchers find the gesture creates better cooperation and trust between humans - even when it is carried out by a robot<p>Shaking hands before negotiations results in a better deal for both parties - even when one is represented by a robot, a study has found.<p>The act of shaking hands at the start of …

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Neuroscience

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Boston Marathon 2015: In Pictures

Boston

Kanye West: In His Own Words - PAPER

I know people want to talk about the American Dream, but my dream is a world dream. It's a world in which everyone's main goal would be to help each other. The first thing I told my team on New Year's Day was, "You know, people say bad news travels fast, but this year let's make good news travel …

ESPN Releases Animated Version of the NBA's Top Plays of the 2014-15 Season

With the end of the 2014-15 NBA regular season, ESPN ranked its top 10 plays of the year but added a unique twist: some hand-drawn (we think) animations.<p>Regardless of how you feel about the network's ranking of the top plays, the animation included here is pretty incredible.<p>[ESPN, h/t Uproxx]

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: It's time for a medical marijuana revolution

<i>Dr. Sanjay Gupta puts medical marijuana under the microscope again with "Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution</i><i>" at 9 p.m. ET Monday on CNN, followed by "High Profits</i><i>" at 10 p.m., a CNN Original Series exploring the business of legal, recreational cannabis in Breckenridge, Colorado.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b><p>I see signs of …

Samsung Galaxy S Review: S6 Surprising Lessons From The Classic Smartphone

‘It’s just a little bit of history repeating itself!’<p>The thinnest smartphone ever sold, the fastest graphical processor of any smartphone, top of the range specifications in chip speed, storage, and memory, and certified for the highest resolution video of any handset. As the new Galaxy was …

Samsung Galaxy

Petraeus: ISIS isn't biggest long-term threat to region

<b>(CNN) —</b> The biggest threat to Iraq's long-term stability isn't ISIS, according to Gen. David Petraeus, who led the U.S. surge during the Iraq War.<p>Instead, Petraeus said the Iran-backed Shiite militias who are helping to fend off ISIS are "the foremost threat" to long-term stability in Iraq, …

Photos Showing Abuse Of U.S. Detainees Must Be Released, Judge Rules

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. must release photographs showing abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, a federal judge has ruled in a long-running clash over letting the world see potentially disturbing images of how the military treated prisoners.<p>U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein's ruling …

Islamic State posts pictures of 100 US military on 'kill list'

Pentagon says it investigating online threat to US servicemen<p>Islamic State has posted online what it says are the names, US addresses and photos of 100 American military service members, and called upon its "brothers residing in America" to kill them.<p>The Pentagon said after the information was …

The Infamous Robert Durst in Pictures

Can GrubHub Go the Last Mile?

Only a few years ago, tracking tools weren’t really a part of the food delivery experience. You typed in your order -- or, if you were really old you …

Why are these NFLers retiring early?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Four years ago I was laughed out of the room when I said to a group of friends: "Pretty soon guys are going to decide their lives are more important than playing in the NFL. And they are going to stop playing." My friends accused me of going soft, being an elitist, being overly PC.<p>Today, …

The 10 best bad mums in literature

Mother's Day: be grateful for the mother you've got. At least she's not one of these 10 classic mum villains from literature<p><b>CONTAINS SPOILERS</b><p><b>Daisy Buchanan – The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald</b><p>It's easy to forget that Fitzgerald's jazz-age aristocrat is a mother. Daisy's daughter is hardly in …

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’: A Track-by-Track Guide

There are surprise releases and there are accidental releases. The appearance of Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated new album, <i>To Pimp a Butterfly</i>, …

Apple Planning to Launch Streaming TV Service Featuring ABC, CBS, Fox and More

Apple is in talks with programmers including CBS, 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney to launch a subscription-based streaming TV service this fall, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The report, citing sources familiar with the matter, claims that the service would have about 25 channels, cost …

Wall Street

Does Stress Make Us Forgetful? (Is That Why We Can’t Find the Car Keys?)

An expert sorts through the effects of stress on memory, and its troubling relationship to dementia<p>Stress can be memory’s best friend. But when you forget where you put the car keys, stress can also make you feel stupid. One expert, Rajita Sinha, a professor of psychiatry and neurobiology at Yale …

Yale

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Most cancer types 'just bad luck'

<b>Most types of cancer can be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study has suggested.</b><p>A US team were trying to explain why some tissues were millions of times more vulnerable to cancer than others.<p>The results, in the journal Science, showed two thirds of the cancer types …

Stem Cells

Google Maps offers more info about destinations and alternate routes

Earlier this month, Google Maps for Android received the requisite Material Design update and tacked on in-app restaurant reservations for good measure (in the US). A new version is rolling out, and with it comes some handy features to lend a hand with those navigation needs. The app will display …

President Obama Calls For A Free And Open Internet, Wants It Reclassified As A Utility

President Barack Obama has come out in favor of net neutrality in a special website and video announcement wherein he lays out his plan for protecting the freedom and openness of the Internet. In a video and letter, he lays out in no uncertain terms that he believes no cable company or access …

Pentagon: Over 600 Service Members Reported Chemical Exposure in Iraq

More than 600 American service members since 2003 have reported to military medical personnel that they think they were exposed to chemical-warfare …

Who shot bin Laden? Former US Navy Seals make rival claims

As Rob O'Neill comes forward as the man who killed the al-Qaeda leader, other servicemen on the raid contradict his account<p>Members of the US Navy Seal commando team that killed Osama bin Laden at his Pakistan hideout in May, 2011 are making conflicting claims as to who actually shot the al-Qaeda …

Day after defeats, Obama strikes defiant tone

WASHINGTON (AP) — For anyone expecting postelection contrition at the White House or vows to change course after a disastrous election for Democrats, …

Suspended NFLer Ray Rice due to make case for return to the field

(Reuters) - Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is due to begin making his case on Wednesday to return to the field after the National Football League indefinitely suspended him from the game for claims of domestic violence.<p>Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) warms up during the …

Cops can make you unlock your smartphone with fingerprint, says judge

Cops can force you to unlock your smartphone with your fingerprint — but they can't force you to unlock it with your passcode, according to a judge …