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Will we wipe ourselves out?

The best long reads from around the web, including the greatest threats to humanity and the best science books of 2014.<p><b>Books</b> <br>Best science books of 2014<br>Maria Popova | Brainpickings | 24 November 2014<br>Leading the list are Alan Lightman’s Accidental Universe, an essay collection; Diane Ackerman’s Human …

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Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

High School

The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Why do we feel tired?

Why do we feel so tired all the time? Head squeeze’s Hannah Fry looks at the reasons modern life might be exhausting us, from irregular bedtimes to blue lights from our phones.<p>While you are thinking about tiredness, here are some more sleep-related questions to ponder:<p>Why exactly do we yawn?<p>Could …

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Three ways cats can control our minds

Greg Foot visits Battersea Cats and Dogs Home to get up close and personal with our feline friends, and see how they have the ability to manipulate and control humans.<p>Cats… aren’t they lovely, cute and fluffy? Think again. These loveable pets are fantastic at being able to control the human mind. …

Pets

How to hack your taste buds

Why does toothpaste give orange juice a weird aftertaste? It’s one of many surprisingly easy ways to trick your tongue – and your brain – into experiencing strange flavours, says Veronique Greenwood. What's going on?<p>Your tongue is not a blank slate. What you've just eaten can change the flavour of …

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Falcons brush off Lewis' trash talk

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Roddy White and his Atlanta Falcons teammates collectively brushed off trash talk by New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan …

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Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League on the verge of financial ruin

When it began in 2008, the Kontinental Hockey League was envisioned as President Vladimir Putin's ambitious challenge to the NHL, a bid to keep Russian players in Russia by paying them exorbitant sums out of oil coffers.<p>Now, its survival – especially of its most vulnerable teams – may be at …

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USC looks at options to replace injured Antwaun Woods

USC's defensive line will not be at full strength when the Trojans play Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl.<p>Nose tackle <b>Antwaun Woods</b> underwent surgery after injuring a pectoral muscle last week and will be sidelined for the Dec. 27 game at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Coach <b>Steve Sarkisian</b> said Wednesday.<p>…

A bored high school student explains Michigan's coaching search

The following thoughts on Michigan football were written by the most unmotivated and unqualified person available. They have not been edited whatsoever.<p>Michigan Football Coaching Search 2014 is in full swing, and nobody knows who the next Michigan coach will be. There are many factors in who …

No, the Clippers' Spencer Hawes is not out for the season, he says

Spencer Hawesreceived a call from his financial advisor Wednesday morning.<p>"He told me I was out for the season," Hawes said. "It's not the case."<p>Apparently Hawes' financial advisor had heard from Stephen A. Smith on<p>ESPN's "First Take" that the Clippers' backup center would be sidelined this season …

Surging Hawks hand Cavs largest loss this season

CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers' largest loss of the season didn't sit well with coach David Blatt.<p>"That was embarrassing, how we played," he said after …

Basketball

Raheem Sterling Named Liverpool's Alexis Sanchez, New Contract Expected

Raheem Sterling "plays like Alexis Sanchez's role for Arsenal," according to Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, who expects the young England winger to sign a new contract soon. That's according to <i>Daily Mail</i> reporter Sami Mokbel.<p>Rodgers made the rather convenient comparison to Gunners star Sanchez …

Soccer

Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 16: Bishop Sankey

Bishop Sankey leads the Titans in rushing, but his carries have been dropping in recent weeks. We break down the fantasy implications.<p>Tennessee Titans running back Bishop Sankey leads the team in rushing this year, but that's not saying much. The young running back has seen his carries fluctuate …

Defensive woes make Packers sweat it out

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It was supposed to be a building block, that defensive stand the Green Bay Packers made at Lambeau Field only eight days earlier …

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Rare ‘black seadevil’ anglerfish caught on film in Monterey Bay

The deepest reaches of the ocean contain some of earth’s most incredible creatures. They’re also some of the most bizarre.<p>On Nov. 17, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Senior Scientist Bruce Robison and his team filmed an elusive “black seadevil” anglerfish 1,900 feet deep in the Monterey …

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Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch fined $100,000 by NFL

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was fined $100,000 Wednesday for continued noncompliance with the NFL's policy on speaking to the media.<p>Lynch was threatened with fines over the past year and the NFL decided to levy the fine after he did not speak to reporters after the …

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Lakers Showing Signs of Life After Terrible Start to 2014-15 Season

Don't plan to attend a parade down Figueroa Street just yet, Los Angeles Lakers fans. Don't even sit on StubHub for seats at Staples Center beyond mid-April, unless you're eager to support the Los Angeles Clippers.<p>A 98-92 win over the Dwight Howard-less Houston Rockets won't bring another Larry …

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Sony's A7 II mirrorless camera adds faster autofocus and better image stabilization

One of the best gets better<p>Sony has upgraded its pioneering A7 full-frame mirrorless camera with a few improvements that should make it more responsive and enjoyable to shoot. The A7 II's headline feature is 5-axis image stabilization, an ability first seen on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 back in early …