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When Stress Rises, Empathy Suffers

Humans—and mice—are much more likely to feel empathy toward friends than strangers. New research finds that stress hormones are to blame, writes Robert M. Sapolsky<p>By<p>Robert M. Sapolsky<p>Among the many contradictions of humans, some of the more striking ones concern empathy. Our hearts break at a …

Empathy

For Thinnest Intel 'Broadwell' Portables From HP, Dell (And Maybe Apple), Performance Is Not The Point

Some of the thinnest and lightest Intel-based portables yet are coming to market. That means no more whirring fans. And a rethink of the laptop.<p>During Intel’s fourth-quarter earnings conference call this past week, CEO Brian Krzanich talked about the latest crop of Core M processors using the new …

MacBook Air

US tapped N Korean networks years ago, providing proof of Sony hack – reports

North Korea,Sony Pictures,NSA,US news,Obama administration,US politics,Asia Pacific,World news<p>NSA began tapping networks in 2010, says New York Times<br>• South Korea helped US to penetrate systems

North Korea

Gobierno y FARC empiezan a discutir el fin del conflicto

En un comunicado conjunto, tanto el Gobierno como las FARC acordaron reactivar el próximo 2 de febrero el diálogo. El punto a discutir es uno de los …

La polémica por el financiamiento de campañas salpica a Bachelet

La prensa desvela un acto de proselitismo a favor de la presidenta en un yate de Nueva York en el que habrían participado extranjeros<p>Cuando la …

Rugby rehab in Venezuela

<b>How do you make rum in Venezuela when your factory is surrounded by a brutal gang war?</b><p>"You make the thugs play rugby," says Alberto Vollmer, the CEO of Santa Teresa, Venezuela's most prestigious rum company.<p>"Rugby is a contact and a team sport that allows you to efficiently teach values like …

Pope Francis bids farewell to Philippines

Pope Francis has left the Philippines at the end of his six-day tour of Asia.<p>Huge crowds lined the streets for a final glimpse of the pontiff as he travelled to the airport in Manila.<p>Ben Bland reports.

Belgium asks Greece to extradite terrorist suspect

Greece confirms request for extradition of man arrested in Athens<p>Belgian prosecutors have asked for the extradition of a person detained in Greece over a possible link with a foiled Islamist plot to attack Belgian police, officials said.<p>Greek and Belgian officials had said earlier there was no …

Extremism

4 Dead, 35 Hurt in Suicide Bombing in Northeast Nigeria

Four people were killed and 35 wounded after a suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives at a bus station in Potiskum, a town in …

Africa

North Korean prison camp survivor admits inaccuracies, author says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Shin Dong-hyuk's horrific descriptions of his time in a North Korean prison camp became a best-selling book, made him a key witness before the United Nations and grabbed headlines around the world.<p>He was one of the most high-profile North Korean defectors, winning several human rights …

North Korea

New Snowden documents show how the GCHQ tracked iPhone users

Snowden documents published today by <i>Der Spiegel</i> give new insight into the British GCHQ's efforts to track targets through their iPhones. Previous leaks have revealed specific NSA exploits used to compromise the famously malware-resistant iPhone software controls, but the new documents show that …

Packers vs. Seahawks: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 NFC Championship

Russell Wilson wasn't his best Sunday. In fact, he was probably near his worst. But when it came time to save the Seattle Seahawks' season, Wilson got the job done.<p>The former Pro Bowl quarterback hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown in overtime, completing a historic comeback and sending the …

NFL

Ukraine is preparing for military assault on the east, Russian foreign minister says

Russia's foreign policy chief on Wednesday claimed that Ukraine's decision to freeze budget payments to the eastern rebel-held territories could be a precursor to a military onslaught.<p>Ukrainian officials announced earlier this month that they will freeze the $2.6-billion in state support to the …