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Colonel Germano: Low Expectations Limit Female Marines

Last Thursday, the Marine Corps released a summary of a study contending that combat units mixing men and women together performed more poorly than …

U.S. Marines

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Cannabis

Samsung dual edge display design patent surfaces, along with a mysterious pop-up panel

It’s becoming less of a possibility and more of a reality that Samsung has plans to bring the world a dual-edge offering.<p>For the past few weeks, everyone has been fixated on Samsung’s new noteworthy nuance: the Edge Display. More specifically, the tech community has been hyped up about the rumors …

Phones

RANKED: The best smartphones in the world

Here's a look at the best smartphones you can buy today.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available in</i> …

Phones

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

Advertising

Artist reveals a hidden message in Apple's iCloud agreement

Terms of service for the internet are often good for two things: inspiring wild outrage, or simply acting as a textual speed bump between us and the web. Now, it appears they're also good for hiding secret messages.<p>Artist Florence Meunier scoured Apple's terms and conditions for iCloud and found a …

InterAct

The Aurisonics Rockets in-ear headphones are out of this world

The Aurisonics Rockets in-ear headphones are made in Nashville, Tenn., come with a five-year warranty and sound downright terrific, says the Audiophiliac.<p>Chances are, you've never heard of Aurisonics, so here's a little backstory<b>:</b> it's a company based in Nashville, Tenn., founded in 2011 by audio …

Audiophile

10 Classic PC Games You Can Play Right in Your Browser

Retrogaming

Kendall: changing the face of fashion

<i>Taken from the winter 2014 Issue of Dazed:</i><p>It’s one o’clock on a Saturday afternoon, but by the time Kendall Jenner breezes into New York’s Mercer Hotel, the 5ft ten-and-a-half-inch, doe-eyed brunette is already on her third breakfast. As she prepares to tuck into crispy sushi rice and chamomile tea …

Dell's super-thin, depth-sensing tablet is available now for $400

Remember that 8-inch, super-high-res tablet Dell showed off back in September? You know, the one with the depth-sensing camera? It's OK if you don't, but really, you should give this a second look -- yes, even if you have tablet fatigue. Dell's Venue 8 7000 series goes on sale today, with a …

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The New Walkman ZX2

The Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing, and so far the biggest news out of it is that Sony is bringing back the Walkman. But it’s a very different Walkman from what you remember; it’s a high-end digital music player and it costs used-car money at $1200. Here’s everything you need to</b> …

Most anticipated devices in 2015

This year promises more great technology. And nowhere does the phrase “out with the old and in with new” have more relevance than when it comes to technology.<p><b>Apple Watch</b><p>Apple is late to the watch market but late doesn’t mean left behind. Apple has a habit of quickly becoming a leading player with …

Apple Watch

Samsung's Smartphone Business Is Slipping, But We're About To Learn Its Plan To Fix That

There, one of Samsung's three CEOs, BK Yoon, will give the opening keynote for the conference.<p>However, the keynote won't focus on the biggest profit driver at Samsung, its mobile phone and tablet business. That segment is faltering and mostly to blame for Samsung's 60% drop in profits from a year …

Virtual Reality

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone …

Internet

Watch This Drone Nearly Get Destroyed By A Gang After Flying Through L.A.’s Skid Row

Thus far, we’ve seen drones prevail over man — resulting in unwarranted spying and bloody accidents. In this latest video, however, the machine finally meets its human match: the folks of Skid Row.<p>While filmmakers are flying their drone through streets of Skid Row, an area of Los Angeles known for …

Mae Keane, One Of The Last 'Radium Girls,' Dies At 107

<b>Editor's note, Jan. 15, 2015:</b> Mae Keane was one of the last "radium girls," but not the last one. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the full correction note.<p><i>Before turning the page on 2014,</i> All Things Considered <i>is paying tribute to some of the people who died this year whose</i> …

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

The best Android games of 2014

Monument Valley, The Room Two, Clumsy Ninja and much, much more in our pick of games released this year through the Google Play store.<p>• The best Android apps of 2014<p>1. Monument Valley<p>What we say: Beautiful puzzler Monument Valley won bags of critical acclaim in 2014, deservedly. It’s a surreal …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

Billy Crystal imagines Robin Williams in heaven: Read the script here

When the world suddenly lost Robin Williams in August at the age of 63, friends and fans of the comedian were heartbroken. So was Billy Crystal, his …

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

“Wild”: Reese Witherspoon sends mixed messages in a gorgeous liberation fable

Cheryl Strayed’s hit memoir becomes a warm, wrenching, often gorgeous travelogue. But has the point been buried?<p>It seems to be Feminism Week in the fall movie season, and given our intense social focus on the nature and limits of female empowerment and women’s sexual agency at the moment, the …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

High School

The man whose ashes are scattered in more than 100 countries

<b>In November 2013, Hallie Twomey turned to social media to ask people across the world to scatter her son's ashes. One year on CJ's ashes have been taken to more than 100 countries and have even been sent into space.</b><p>Of the many photographs you can see on the Scattering CJ Facebook page, one appears …

Social Media

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Track Down

Mark Bittman's case for savory food in the morning, and his favorite 15-minute breakfasts

When he isn't running or writing, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman is constantly traveling — or eating. Here, the author of "How to Cook Everything Fast" shares his morning routine, and his two go-to 15-minute breakfasts for people in a rush.<p><b>Would you call yourself a morning person?</b><br>I am <i>the</i> …

Breakfast

Los Angeles awaits earthquake that could be the 'Big One'

A mega-quake in America's second most populous city is long overdue, and 50-year-old buildings could come crashing down, killing thousands<p>Next year residents of Los Angeles will flock to cinemas to see a blockbuster called San Andreas in which their city will be wiped out by an apocalyptic …

High-Flying Highlights From The International Drone Photography Awards

From France to the Philippines, the winners of National Geographic and Dronestagram's International Drone Photography Awards.<p><i>Images via</i><p>On March 15, 2014, in association with National Geographic, drone-photography site Dronestagram announced their first-ever International Drone Photography Awards, …

Drones

Cursed Warship Revealed With Treasure Onboard

Researchers and divers have started studying the secrets that Mars, the pride of Sweden's 16th-century navy, has held for 450 years.<p>It was the largest and fiercest warship in the world, named the <i>Mars</i> for the Roman god of war: But it went up in a ball of flames in a brutal naval battle in 1564, …