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11 Pixar Short Films That Are Guaranteed To Brighten Up Your Day

All the emotion of Toy Story or Wall-E, but in just a few minutes.

Mean Machines: U.S. and Japan Prep for Giant Robot Showdown

If watching giant robots fight to the death sounds like your idea of a good time, then you're in luck. Two huge, Transformer-type bots — one from Japan, the other from the United States — could soon be facing off in the ultimate futuristic duel.<p>Last week, the geeks over at MegaBots — a Boston-based …

Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

What are the makings of a great salad? You need fresh greens, of course, and then a layer of colorful vegetables like tomatoes and carrots.<p>That's a good start. But to help the body absorb more of the nutrients packed into this medley, you may want to add something else: a cooked egg.<p>A small study …

Nutrition

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Spotify hits back at Apple Music 3-month free trial by doubling its own trial outside the U.S.

Spotify appears to be feeling the heat from the impending launch of Apple Music. While it currently offers U.S. consumers a trial of three months for $0.99, most other countries are offered only a one month free trial – which it has just doubled to two months in a bunch of other countries.<p>It was …

French taxi drivers lock down Paris in huge anti-Uber protest

Nationwide strike comes amid disputes over the legality of UberPop<p>French taxi drivers today blocked roads to airports and train stations in Paris, as part of a nationwide protest against Uber. Thousands of drivers are expected to participate in today's strike in the French capital and other major …

Japan executes its first prisoner in 2015

Japan has hanged a man who robbed and killed a woman after plotting the crime with accomplices online, in the first execution to be carried out by the country this year.<p>Thursday's hanging brings to 12 the total number of death sentences carried out since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took power in 2012.<p>…