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These Popular Headphones Spy on Users, Lawsuit Says

The audio maker Bose, whose wireless headphones sell for up to $350, uses an app to collect the listening habits of its customers and provide that …

The Curious Case of the Quantum Theory of Humor - MIT Technology Review

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.<p>For psychologists who study humor, this statement is a classic. It embodies the ambiguity of …

Quantum Mechanics

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

At these parks, you'll get scenery and experiences you won't find anywhere else.<p>Last year, former National Geographic travel photographer, Jonathan …

National Parks

8 Costly Flight Booking Mistakes You Make All the Time

Before you book your next flight, here's how to make sure you're getting the best deal.<p>Whether you travel for pleasure or for business, buying a …

Personal Finance

4 Ridiculously Underrated Movies From 2016

I'm not one to pass judgment on someone else's taste in movies, because the best thing about art is its subjective beauty and the personal …

We basically have no defences against a surprise comet or asteroid

NASA scientist says we should get building our defences right away<p>Given the terrible state that 2016 has left the planet in, you’d imagine things …

Space

Nintendo has had $3 billion wiped off its market cap since Super Mario Run came out

Things were supposed to be different with Mario.<p>This summer, the popularity of <i>Pokémon Go</i> took the world—and investors—by surprise. It was the hit of the summer, getting generations of fans out into the streets to capture and fight their favorite Pokémon. But Nintendo, the video-game company that …

App Store

3 Things to Watch in the Stock Market This Week

Stocks logged solid gains last week, with positive earnings results helping lift both the <b>S&P 500</b> (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) and the <b>Dow Jones Industrial Average</b> (DJINDICES: ^DJI) by about 2%. The indexes are back in positive territory for the year, but remain below the all-time highs they reached in late …

Investing

A Harvard scientist just won $3 million for discovering the hidden 'intelligence' that defends our cells

Almost every cell in a human body carries a copy of our genetic code, the DNA that holds the unique biological blueprint for who we are.<p>That DNA tells our cells what to do. When they divide, that information is copied from one cell to another.<p>But life is hard on our cells. They become damaged every …

Canadiens’ Andrew Shaw ejected for expletive-laden meltdown at refs in penalty box

It’s not the first time Shaw has run afoul of officiating for language.<p>The Montreal Canadiens were pushing hard to tie up their game with the Anaheim Ducks late on Tuesday. Andrew Shaw pushed a little too hard.<p>Montreal had pulled within a goal of the Ducks in the final minutes of regulation when …

Ice Hockey

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16 daily habits that are easy to practice and can significantly improve your life

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our favorites:<p>1. …