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8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

The Brain

Watch the moon wobble its way through all of 2015 in this NASA video

As the moon orbits Earth, it keeps the same face oriented toward our planet—almost. From our view, this slight variance—known as libration—looks like a wobble that slowly changes our view of the Moon.<p>Thanks to NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a satellite that has orbited the moon since 2009, we …

Astronomy

Leave Facebook if you don't want to be spied on, warns EU

European Commission admits Safe Harbour framework cannot ensure privacy of EU citizens’ data when sent to the US by American internet firms<p>The European Commission has warned EU citizens that they should close their Facebook accounts if they want to keep information private from US security …

Privacy

Amazon delivery drone wins FAA approval for testing in rural Washington

Company must fly below 400ft in ‘visual meterological conditions’ Amazon will need to obtain new certification if it modifies drone design<p>Amazon.com Inc has won US federal regulators’ approval to test a delivery drone, as the e-commerce giant pursues a vision of speeding packages to customers …

Drones

Ex-SEAL says he fired final bin Laden shot

Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill said in an interview with The Washington Post that he was the one who fired the final shot to kill Osama bin Laden in 2011.<p>The 38-year-old Montanan also said that other SEAL team members were involved in the raid, including Matt Bissonnette, who detailed the group's …

Who Shot Bin Laden? A Tale of Two SEALs

Two different alumni of SEAL Team Six, the secretive group of highly trained warriors that killed Osama bin Laden three years ago, have been profiting off their role in the terror leader’s death since leaving the military.<p>Former Team Six member Matt Bissonnette, who wrote a bestseller under a …

National Security

How Music Affects Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an important …

WW1 women at work: In pictures

World History

Time running out for even a framework for Middle East talks

A single word, "Jewish," shows the delicacy of trying to forge a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.<p>Two weeks ago, President Barack Obama welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for White House talks by calling for two states -- "a Jewish state of Israel and a state of …

Russia Kicked Out of Powerful G-8, France Says

The leaders of the Group of Eight world powers have suspended Russia's participation in the club amid tensions over Ukraine and Russia's incursion into Crimea.<p>The other seven members of the group had already suspended preparations for a G-8 summit that Russia is scheduled to host in June in …

Russia

Associated Press News

Mikhail Gorbachev Hails Crimea Result as 'Happy Event'

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev hailed Crimea’s vote to join Russia as a “happy event” on Tuesday.<p>In remarks carried by online newspaper Slon.ru, the last leader of the U.S.S.R. said Crimea’s vote offered residents the freedom of choice and justly reflected their will.<p>The referendum …

Russia

Putin rebuffs West, signs treaty to annex Crimea

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty to make Crimea part of Russia, ignoring threats from the United States and Europe that he said were conspiring with radicals to prevent Russia from its rightful territory.<p>"In people's hearts and minds, Crimea has always been an integral part of …

Big Bang breakthrough announced; gravitational waves detected

There's no way for us to know exactly what happened some 13.8 billion years ago, when our universe burst onto the scene. But scientists announced Monday a breakthrough in understanding how our world as we know it came to be.<p>If the discovery holds up to scrutiny, it's evidence of how the universe …

25 things you might not know about the web on its 25th birthday

It sprang from the brain of one man, Tim Berners-Lee, and is the fastest-growing communication medium of all time. A quarter-century on, we examine how the web has transformed our lives<p>1 <b>The importance of "permissionless innovation"</b><p>The thing that is most extraordinary about the internet is the way …

Everything Parents Really Want To Say To People With No Kids

People with kids have unique challenges. For example, leaving the house. It's so hard to get out the door with small children that, as a parent, you may have forgotten how easy it once was.<p>Comedian Michael McIntyre, who has said he wouldn't actually have an act without his wife and young sons, is …

Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

The TellSpec could be the missing link for people watching their weight or trying to avoid certain ingredients–if its creators can manage to bring it to the market.<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there’s a missing link, …

Intel Is Investing Billions Of Dollars Into This Unproven Technology

Moore's Law, named after Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, predicts that the number of transistors that can be cost-effectively packed into a chip will double every two years.<p>The more transistors on a chip, the more powerful the chip becomes without using more space or energy. That's why computers …

BlackBerry Z30 Review: What Exactly Is the Problem with This Phone?

BlackBerry’s newest all touchscreen flagship was announced at a strange time, amid talks of the company courting talk of acquisitions. Nonetheless, it comes out of the gate swinging with the BlackBerry’s largest touchscreen to date – a full 5-inches, a powerful 1.7 GHz dual-core processor and the …

The Pope’s New Posture: At Odds With American Conservatives

If Wal­lace Stevens, the famed poet, were de­scrib­ing the re­cent buzz about the Ro­man Cath­ol­ic Church, he might call it “Thir­teen Ways of …

Christianity

Latin American adventures for the whole family

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop travelling altogether. In fact, bringing the kids along for your next Latin American adventure can be an enriching experience for everybody involved. It’s easier than you think, and just a few simple guidelines can keep your …

24 Iconic Celebrities Photographed During The 1970's

In the 1970's there was certainly a lot of new trends in fashion emerging, but when we look back on patterns, shirts, flares and haircuts some 40 …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

Movies

Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch is real, and it's not a phone

Samsung is widely expected to reveal a smartwatch coined Galaxy Gear in the coming months, possibly as soon as Germany's IFA trade show in early September. A Bloomberg report last week ambiguously identified the Gear as being able to "make phone calls," but <i>The Verge</i> has learned today that the …

Secret Audit Finds NSA Broke Privacy Rules Thousands Of Times Each Year

Top secret documents and an internal audit leaked from ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden show unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreigners inside the United States. Both are restricted practices.<p>Some of the infractions can be as simple as an analyst making a typo, but others include …

Surveillance

Area 51 and its purpose declassified: No UFOs, but lots of U-2 spy planes

A newly declassified CIA history from 20 years ago spills the story about Nevada's Area 51 and its secret mission — which was not to study UFOs, but to test the U-2 and other spy planes.<p>The CIA's story about the legendary test site is contained in "The Central Intelligence Agency and Overhead …

Paranormal