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Brain scans reveal how people 'justify' killing

A new study has thrown light on how people can become killers in certain situations, showing how brain activity varies according to whether or not …

Why smartphones are making you ill

As a study finds that smartphones are causing back ailments, here are some of the health risks caused by your mobile<p>The number of hours spent peering and jabbing at our smartphones isn’t just annoying, but potentially dangerous. As we become increasingly reliant on smartphones, picking them up …

Mental Health

Nine psychological reasons why we love lists

The internet is awash with information that’s been sliced and diced into bite-sized chunks. But why do we find it so appealing? Claudia Hammond explores the canny mind tricks behind the buzz.<p><b>1. We know exactly what we’re getting</b><p>Whether it’s the 10 ways your body is disgusting or the 100 greatest …

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

'Great Cannon of China' turns internet users into weapon of cyberwar

Researchers identify new tool in Chinese internet censorship, first used in late March against free-speech activists GreatFire.org<p>The “Great Cannon” has entered the cyberwar lexicon alongside the “Great Firewall of China” after a new tool for censorship in the nation was named and described by …

How IBM Plans To Help Reinvent The Modern Corporation

It’s no secret that big corporations aren’t what they used to be. In recent years, we’ve seen industrial stalwarts such as General Motors, Kodak and Blockbuster go bankrupt even as upstarts like Tesla, Instagram and Netflix rocket forward. The average lifespan of a company on the S&P 500 has fallen …

Innovation

Garmin's new action cameras offer a rugged alternative to GoPro

GoPro is the first company most people think about when they hear the words "action camera," but that doesn't mean its competition can't find clever ways to sell their products. Garmin tried this with its last camera, the VIRB Elite, and now it's looking to do the same with two smaller cameras that …

Gear & Gadgets

Fstoppers Reviews the Beautifully Crafted Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Lens

In September 2014, Zeiss announced their new Loxia line of manual-focus lenses for Sony’s full-frame E-mount cameras. Ever since covering the …

10 Best Dressed: Week of April 13, 2015

Dressing to type is an art in itself and this week was all about honoring the archetype: from the movie star's brainy yet foxy new bride to the reality mogul mom to the kooky gallerina to the emerging red-carpet belle.

Retiring? Why you will need less money than you think

Conventional wisdom says you need retirement income equal to 80% of your final salary. But there is a decent chance you could happily retire with far …

Neanderthal who fell into a well gives scientists oldest DNA sample

<b>(CNN) —</b> About 150,000 years ago -- give or take 20,000 -- a guy fell into a well. Last month he made science history.<p>The Altamura Man became the oldest Neanderthal to have his DNA extracted by researchers. It took them more than 20 years to get around to doing it.<p>Scientists in southern Italy have …

Anthropology