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The Science of Laughing Through the Tears

A new study shows that illogical reactions may help people regulate their emotions.<p>Oriana Aragón was watching Conan O’Brien’s late night show on TBS when she noticed something strange: The fashion model and actress Leslie Bibb—O’Brien’s guest for the evening—began describing “a thing where if …

Skateboard legend Tony Hawk rides a real hoverboard

Ever since we first saw Marty McFly hop on a hoverboard to escape the bad guys in "Back to the Future Part II," we've been coveting our own futuristic skateboard.<p>We've suffered through hoverboard hoaxes -- we're looking at you, Christopher Lloyd! But now, thanks to a company called Hendo Hover, it …

Extreme Sports

This game will make you hate yourself

I hadn't been playing <i>This War of Mine</i> very long, before I encountered irrefutable proof of the permeability of own moral boundaries.<p>As a character living under the violent siege of a modern city, me and a few friends were eking out a miserable existence by foraging abandoned houses for food, water, …

'WireLurker' malware attacks iPhones via Mac OS X

A U.S. security firm has found that iPhone and iPad users in China are facing the threat of a new virus that attacks their mobile devices via Mac desktop and laptop computers.<p>The virus jumps from Mac OS X to the mobile device via a USB cable, says Palo Alto Networks, the U.S. firm that discovered …

What's killing your battery? Android's top 10 performance-sapping apps

It may seem to consume every spare moment of our lives, but the world's most famous social networking app is chewing up our mobiles too, with Facebook topping a global list of the most performance-draining Android apps, which considered battery drain, storage consumption and data use.<p>But it's not …

Apps

How This 13-Year-Old Kid Snagged VC Funding From Intel

Shubham Banerjee started with some Legos and an ingenious idea.<p>Shubham Banerjee may not be the first entrepreneur inspired by Legos, but he is probably the first to raise venture capital for innovating on them.<p>Last month, at the ripe old age of 12, Banerjee landed a prestigious early-stage round …

Braille

Malware Discovered In China Could Herald ‘New Era’ Of iOS And Mac Threats

Conventional wisdom suggests that the vast majority of mobile malware cases impact Android devices. Or at least that those who do not jailbreak their iPhones are safe from most threats — even Apple CEO Tim Cook has bashed Android for “dominating” the mobile malware market. Yet a new virus found in …

Scorpion's fatality in Mortal Kombat X is disgusting and amazing

The Mortal Kombat franchise has an impressive array of ways to gruesomely kill people, but few of the game's fatalities are as gory and disturbing as the one Scorpion can perform in <i>Mortal Kombat X</i>.<p>Sure, Noob Saibot and Kung Lao's bisecting finishing moves from 2011's <i>Mortal Kombat</i> are pretty rough …

Nice Threads, Sand Dude

Crush Visual is a design team whose members have worked for clients like Ubisoft and EA, as well as Hollywood studios like Legendary and Columbia.<p>You …

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Benedict Cumberbatch Announces Engagement

The Sherlock Holmes actor has announced his engagement to fellow actor Sophie Hunter in a classified advert in <i>The Times.</i><p>The announcement reads: “Mr …

Benedict Cumberbatch

Agent Carter ‘Goes To Work’ In A Marvel Sneak Peek

ABC aired Marvel’s 75th anniversary special (“Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop!”) last night, which included this clip from <i>Agent Carter</i>. Set in 1946, the video opens with Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) asking Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) for help in tracking down his dangerous inventions which …

Keira Knightley Posed Topless to Protest Photoshopping

D Dipasupil—Getty Images for Extra<p>Loic Venance—AFP/Getty Images<p>Anthony Harvey—Getty Images<p>Joe Scarnici—Getty Images<p>Jason Kempin—Getty …

Feminism

Keira Knightley: "I'm Fine Doing a Topless Shoot as Long as They Don't Retouch"

The actress hates the way women's bodies are photoshopped.<p>Keira Knightley's recent (totally un-retouched!) topless photo shoot for <i>Interview</i> magazine is her way of protesting the way she's been photoshopped in the past [via <i>The Times UK</i>.<p>"I've had my body manipulated so many different times for so …

Five questions for the creator of Google's modular smartphone

It's been just over a year since Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division announced Project Ara, a full-scale effort to produce the world's very first modular smartphone. The team has been working hard and fast to get a unit on the market before the end of its two-year mission, and …

Google Guaranteeing An Inbox Invite If You Request One Between 3 And 4PM PT Today (November 5th)

Google has been rolling Inbox invites out at a somewhat brisk pace, but if you find yourself still waiting, there's a surefire way to get one today. …

NASA tracks giant flare-spewing sunspot across sun

If you got a chance to don some proper eclipse eyewear and look up at the sun during the partial solar eclipse on October 23, you may have noticed a dark spot on the face of the sun. You weren't imagining things. What you saw was a sunspot so large, it was visible to the naked eye (with proper eye …

Astronomy

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi look human but they are superheroes – don't compare them, just appreciate

You can try to dribble like Messi or score as many goals as Ronaldo, but realistically you might as well be trying to shoot giant spider’s webs out of your wrist. We are unutterably fortunate to watch them play together<p><b>The opportunity</b><p>On Wednesday night, <b>Cristiano Ronaldo</b> played against <b>Liverpool</b> at …