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16 Scary Movies You Need To See Before You Die

According to horror aficionado Carrie Underwood.<p>You wouldn't know it by looking at her, but Carrie Underwood is obsessed with horror movies. "I'm going to blame my older sisters," the country singer says with a laugh, explaining that they let her sit in a viewing of <i>The Exorcist</i> at an age when most …

Women can't understand scientific facts. Are you fracking kidding me?

Leading female British scientist Averil Macdonald has suggested women 'don't understand' the science behind fracking and only oppose it based on 'gut feeling'. Claire Cohen begs to differ<p>Ladies, put down your needlework and pay attention. I’m about to deliver some facts and I know it’s going to be …

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' stage play will be 8th chapter of saga, J.K. Rowling says

The saga of Harry Potter will get an eighth chapter, and it will take the form of the previously announced stage production titled "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," which will tell the story of an adult Potter and his youngest son, Albus.<p>J.K. Rowling, the author of the "Harry Potter" series, …

Harry Potter

The latest 'gay gene' study gives no comfort to homophobes

The likes of Vladimir Putin might welcome a study which finds sexual orientation may not be fixed from birth. But they are ignoring the science<p>Vladimir Putin, Robert Mugabe, Pope Francis and other anti-gay world leaders may well rejoice at new scientific research that points to homosexuality as …

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

The Brain

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

Hulu Launches Ad-Free Subscription Tier For $12 Per Month

Streaming service Hulu just announced a new subscription tier to remove advertisements. As a reminder, a standard Hulu subscription costs $7.99 per month. The new commercial-free option costs $11.99 per month. It removes all the advertisements, with some notable exceptions.<p>According to the pricing …

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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Caveman comfort food! 5 paleo recipes for popular dishes

You’ve been shunning pasta, rice and desserts for weeks now. You’re losing weight, have tons of energy and you’ve never felt better. But…sometimes you miss your mom’s apple pie. Or your childhood mac and cheese. Or even fried rice from your favorite Chinese take-out joint. To satisfy those pesky …

Meet scientists' picks for the top 10 new species of 2015

Saturday is the 308th birthday of Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist who took it upon himself to classify all plants and animals on Earth. Taxonomists at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry celebrate the occasion by highlighting 10 fascinating species that were discovered in …

Scientists unearth earliest-known stone tools, 3.3 million years old

Scientists working in Kenya have unearthed the oldest known stone tools, simple cutting and pounding implements crafted by ancient members of the human lineage 3.3 million years ago.<p>At about 700,000 years older than the other stone tools excavated to date, the discovery hints that anthropologists …

Anthropology

25 annoying Samsung Galaxy S6 problems, and how to fix them

It’s easy to fall in love with the Galaxy S6. Samsung’s design is refined, there’s plenty of raw power under the hood, and the feature list is …

Electronics & Appliances: Tablets, Smartphones, TVs | Samsung US

Get the Galaxy you love.<p>Now yours with Samsung financing.<p>Sign up for a Samsung Account.<p>Sign up for a Samsung Account today, for easy product …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 rumored to arrive in June

There is little denying that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S set new standards for Samsung’s tablet line-up. With the best display they had ever put onto a tablet and coming with features that debuted on the Galaxy S5, such as Ultra Power Saving Mode, Samsung had put out a direct competitor to Apple’s …

Samsung Galaxy

Understanding 'Applications' settings on the Samsung Galaxy S6

Running a modern smartphone takes a little bit of maintenance, which is a bit unfortunate but not something that we can't handle in order to make the …

BRICWAVE Express High-Speed Portable Phone Charger with USB Drive

BRICWAVE’s Express not only provides high-speed charging experience, but also offers extra storage to your iOS or Android devices. Curious? Let’s go …

7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done

Being more productive starts with willpower and discipline. Here are seven mind tricks for becoming more productive and disciplined.<p>We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do …

10 Best Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Cases

Just a few days till the “Next Big Things”—the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge—officially hit the market. By now you’ve already put money down …

Gear & Gadgets

Viscous-Looking Photos of Models Completely Encased in Honey

Los Angeles-based photographer Blake Little covers the human body in honey and captures the sweet, sticky results. The series is titled <i>Preservation</i>, and it features images of nude or barely-clothed models that are coated from head to toe in the amber-colored liquid. This simple act seems to …

Los Angeles

How to get the most out of your Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Samsung's next model in its Galaxy series, the S6, goes on sale globally today. And joining it in stores is the far more daring S6 Edge, a more expensive model with a swooping curved screen, like a smaller, symmetrical version of 2014's Galaxy Note Edge .<p>The two models mark a new direction for …

Best Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge cases

While the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are no longer the latest flagships from Samsung, they are still some of the sexiest looking phones on the market today.<p>Sandwiched between two panels of Gorilla Glass 4 and an aluminum edge, the GS6 and GS6 Edge offer an attractive design that is fairly …

Isla De Las Munecas Is The Island Of Decapitated Dolls From Your Nightmares

Welcome to your childhood nightmare.<p>Not to sound harsh, but that's how we need to describe Isla de las Munecas, or "Island of the Dolls." The sinister playground floats in a canal just outside Mexico City. The island's former caretaker, Don Julian Santana, said he found a young girl floating dead …

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …

Pilots Share Their All-Time Favorite Views From The Cockpit

Not everyone's day job includes panoramic views of the northern lights. But for pilots, it's all in a day's work.<p>British Airways recently asked a number of its pilots for their favorite views from the cockpit. From Sydney Harbor to a perfect glimpse of Mount Fuji, their picks are utterly …

Cursed Warship Revealed With Treasure Onboard

Researchers and divers have started studying the secrets that Mars, the pride of Sweden's 16th-century navy, has held for 450 years.<p>It was the largest and fiercest warship in the world, named the <i>Mars</i> for the Roman god of war: But it went up in a ball of flames in a brutal naval battle in 1564, …