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Data scientists keep forgetting the one rule every researcher should know by heart

The results are in: Skipping breakfast is associated with heart disease. But that doesn’t necessarily mean breakfast deserves its reputation as the most important meal of the day.<p>Harvard University medical researchers have concluded that American men between the ages of 45 to 82 who skip breakfast …

San Francisco

Science suggests pursuing your passions does make you a happier person

As we look ahead to the new year, a study published in the Journal of Happiness Studies poses a simple question: Given how beneficial it is to have one harmonious passion, what's the effect of having two?<p>Benjamin Schellenberg and Daniel Bailis didn't go into this research with any firm predictions: …

The playlist: the best African pop of 2015 – with Jovi, Kiss Daniel and more

From social commentary to wedding anthems, along with a hip-hop and Afrobeat UK hit in the UK, here are some of the best African songs of the year<p><b>Jovi – Zélé</b><p>Jovi’s versatility shines through on Zélé. Over a gritty trap beat he nods to fellow Cameroonian artist Zélé le Bombardier addresses their …

Music

This British startup has created a high-tech banking app and credit card — here's what it's like to use

You can't actually use a Mondo card yet, as it's still being alpha tested to make sure that everything works (you don't want your bank account to have problems).<p>However, we were given access to one of the alpha testing cards. Here's what it's like to use a digital bank:

The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Technicolor mountains, otherworldly forests, and glow-in-the-dark beaches: These unusual places around the world prove that weird can also be wonderful.<p>Rakotzbrücke (Rakotz Bridge): Kromlau, Germany<p>Salar de Uyuni: Bolivia<p>Valle de Cocora: Quindío, Colombia<p>Mendenhall Ice Caves: Juneau, Alaska<p>Angel …

National Parks

Apple's new iPhone battery case is basically a Mophie

If you could change one thing about your iPhone, what would it be? If you're like me, it's the battery life.<p>No matter what Apple does to improve …

A (not so) brief history of the fall and fall of the Nigerian naira

Since 1986, the Nigerian naira’s relationship with the US dollar (and other foreign currencies) has been erratic, (un)predictable, violent and full of heartbreak and tears. The built-in dysfunction has also made a lot of people very rich.<p>This piece seeks to trace the history of how Nigeria’s …

Africa

Diagnosed with cancer, teen Jake Bailey delivers an amazing speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> "A week before I was due to deliver (this) speech tonight, they said, you've got cancer. They said, if you don't get any treatment in the next three weeks, you're going to die."<p>An emotional valedictory address by a New Zealand high school senior has gone viral online, attracting more than …

New Zealand

6 reasons you may want to buy a new smartphone in 2016

Should you buy a new smartphone next year? That depends on what it can do better than the one in your pocket now. And if Qualcomm has anything to say …

Microsoft has trapped its biggest partners between a rock and a hard place

Sales in the PC industry are declining at around 11% per quarter, according to IDC, causing drops in profits for PC makers. Microsoft is somewhat insulated from this decline thanks to big enterprise sales, but the company's increased focus on hardware with the new Surface Book Pro — a high-end …

19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

Sweet slumber can be yours in a minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing …

Adele Admits to Almost Scrapping New Album: 'I Thought I'd Dried Up'

Nearly five years have passed since <i>21</i> took the music world by storm and Adele is revealing more about her anticipated new album <i>25</i>.<p>In radio interviews …

Music

Surface Book Review: Windows has its first flagship laptop

When was the last time you were <i>really</i> excited about a laptop – especially a Windows one?<p>For several years, hype in the tech world has largely revolved around phones, tablets and smartwatches, and there arguably hasn’t been a truly revolutionary laptop since Apple pulled a MacBook Air out of a …

MacBook Pro

Tesla just transformed the Model S into a nearly driverless car

The most fun thing about driving a Tesla Model S might be not driving at all. The electric car company has unveiled a new software update that will allow its Model S cars to automatically steer, change lanes, and park on their own.<p>But don’t call the Model S an autonomous car—it’s not quite there …

Tesla

Inside the creation of the Microsoft Surface Book

No one saw it coming: The Surface Book, history’s first Microsoft laptop (or notebook, if you prefer). And has there ever been a more apt setting for …

Australia enacted one of the largest gun reforms ever nearly 2 decades ago — and gun deaths plummeted

Forced to react to yet another mass shooting, President Barack Obama reiterated points he's made before: That the US is the "only advanced country in the world that sees these mass shootings every few months" and "this type of mass violence does not happen in other developed countries."<p>That wasn't …

7 Of The Most Impressive Structures In The World

You'll want to look up from your phone for this.<p>They're the cornerstone of the world's most iconic skylines, but how much do you really know about architectural feats like the Chrysler Building or China's Hangzhou Bay Bridge? The factoids welding company Westermans pulled together here might amaze …

Hollywood salaries revealed: From execs to extras, who makes what

"People in this business are always looking at other people and comparing," says a top Hollywood attorney. "I always have clients calling me and saying, 'Am I being paid enough? Should I be paid more?' "<p>Luckily for all, there's lots of comparing to do in THR's second annual What Hollywood Earns …

Wireless charging startup uBeam gets serious

26-year-old Meredith Perry has big ambitions to roll out the first truly wireless charging device. And now she has two experienced new executives to …

Shaving will never be the same with this laser razor

It's 2015, so it only makes sense to shave our hair off with lasers, right?<p>Right. That's why Skarp Razor is replacing blade with a laser and plans to …

Viola Davis on Jon Hamm Congratulating Her on Her Historic Emmys Win: 'He's Pretty Handsome'

Sunday was a big night for Viola Davis.<p>The 50-year-old made history at Sunday’s 67th Emmy Awards by becoming the first African-American woman to win …

Entertainment

Kickstarter is legally obliged to give back to society

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter is reincorporating as a "public benefit corporation" (PBC). What does that mean? Well, it's a confusing term, and one that's defined differently depending on which state you're in. Loosely speaking, it's supposed to mean that a company operates both for profit and …