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Golden Globes winners predicted by the Internet

The 73rd Golden Globe Awards may not be airing until Sunday night, but you can take a peek at who’s going to win big right now!<p>Okay, okay… we don’t</i> …

Inside The California Desert Community Where Societal Rules Do Not Apply

Slab City is an unregulated squatter settlement in the dusty Sonoran Desert, located about 140 miles east of San Diego. In a former life, it was a Marine training base, but over the past 60 years, it's become a community for hippies, rebels and misfits of all kinds. Living in campsites made from …

Social Security

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

Self-improvement

House dust can reveal who you live with and what your pet is, study shows

Dust from 1100 homes was surveyed to learn more about microbes that might exacerbate breathing problems and allergies ... or even have health benefits<p>If the steady build-up of grime, stains and crumbs on the floor is not enough to spur you to a home cleaning spree, then research on the bugs that …

Biology

Cop Car - Trailer 1

When two good-natured but rebellious young boys stumble across an abandoned cop car hidden in a secluded glade they decide to take it for a quick …

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed<p>Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.<p>…

Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

Black like her: Is racial identity a state of mind?

The civil rights activist in Washington state who has come under fire for her disputed racial identity said she was stepping down as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter.<p>The civil rights activist in Washington state who came under fire for her racial identity said she was stepping down.<p>While …

Rachel Dolezal

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Mental Health

Minecraft YouTube videos were watched 3.9bn times in March

Minecraft remains the most popular game franchise on YouTube by some distance, with videos of Mojang’s crafting game notching up more than 3.9bn views in March 2015 alone.<p>That’s according to a chart produced by research firms Newzoo and Octoly, which have been tracking views of YouTube game …

List-Worthy

Minecraft: how a game with no rules changed the rules of the game for ever

It's a world away from the violence and realism of Grand Theft Auto, but the game being hailed as a Cinderella story for the internet age is set to dominate sales at Christmas<p>There is a new spot on the tourist trail in south Stockholm, for a particular kind of visitor.<p>The office of the Mojang …

Microsoft bought 'Minecraft' after a single tweet by its creator

We're only halfway through the decade, but it's already obvious that <i>Minecraft</i> is the biggest game of the '10s. Its creator, Markus "Notch" Persson has now been honored for his achievement with a cover story in <i>Forbes</i>. The piece reveals a few interesting tidbits about how he came to leave the game …

Why we want food so much it hurts

Be it chocolate, cheese or chip shop curry, craving a favourite food is something we’ve all experienced. Why do our bodies suffer such serious pangs? Veronique Greenwood investigates.<p>There's nothing like the salty tang of beef-flavoured Top Ramen broth and a mouthful of slightly overdone instant …

Ice Cream

I Have Trichotillomania

I blatantly refuse to identify with the diagnosis of Trichotillomania. Why? It has nothing to do with the stigma or shame millions of other sufferers …

Mackensie, Atlanta

Welcome to the first installment of "16," a BuzzFeed News series about ordinary people at the weirdest age. Meet a teenager with trichotillomania who is trying to be more than the girl in class who pulls her hair out.

Review: Mad Men's Time Machine Warms Up for Its Last Trip

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New York City

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

How Being a Worrywart Helps at Work

Pessimism and Anxiety Can Improve Performance<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>Most people seek to project an upbeat, confident attitude on the job. But sometimes it is better to be a worrywart.<p>While ample research has documented the …

Psychology

Rodent recall: false but happy memories implanted in sleeping mice

Researchers at CRNS in Paris create artificial positive feelings in mouse’s memory for first time during sleep, highlighting possible new treatment for depression<p>Scientists have succeeded in creating false but happy memories in mice, in the first demonstration of memory manipulation during sleep.<p>In …

The Brain

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

U.S. jobless claims rise more than expected in latest week

WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a strengthening labor market.<p>Jobseekers stand in line around the block to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair …

Economics