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Scientists have figured out what makes Dr. Seuss so silly

Chris Westbury was trying to get work done, and everyone around him kept laughing.<p>As part of a study on aphasia, a speech and language disorder, the University of Alberta psychology professor was running a study in which test subjects were shown strings of letters and asked to distinguish real …

University of Alberta

Xbox Games With Gold handed out $900 worth of games in 2015. Was it worth it?

A closer look at a key selling point of Xbox Live's $60 subscription.<p>Games With Gold. Buy the $60 yearly subscription and Microsoft throws in a few titles for free on the first and 15th of each month. So? Are they good? Are they old? Is this stuff anyone would care about?<p>Polygon is looking back on …

Xbox

Michigan State tips Iowa 16-13 for Big Ten championship and playoff spot

The Big Ten is forever trying to bury its image of "three yards and a cloud of dust."<p>That motivation strongly factored into the league's decision to play its annual title game at climate-controlled Lucas Oil Stadium, rather than, say, Soldier Field. It's a fast track that normally yields major …

These are the 10 smartest countries in the world when it comes to science

That's partly why the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) tracks new college degrees in 40 of the world's most advanced countries.<p>Now the group has released its 2015 Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard report, which includes data up to 2012.<p>The ranking is based on …

The Game Awards 2015: the good, the bad and the weird

This year's Game Awards may have been about all about the trophies, but all the little reveals and surprises were what really stood out.<p>We've already …

Houston extends coach Tom Herman's contract

Tom Herman will stay at Houston and will be rewarded with a raise and contract extension.<p>The school's governing board voted two weeks ago to negotiate an amendment to Herman's original five-year contract that would raise his annual pay to $3 million. As part of the new arrangement, the compensation …

Pittsburgh running back James Conner announces he has Hodgkin's lymphoma

Pittsburgh's All-American running back James Conner is battling cancer, but doctors suggest his cure rate is between 85 and 95 percent.<p>Pittsburgh running back James Conner, the 2014 ACC Offensive Player of the Year and an AFCA first-team All-American, is battling Hodgkin's lymphoma. Conner …

Chelsea Transfer News: Thomas Muller Wanted Amid Diego Costa Exit Rumours

Chelsea will reportedly go head-to-head with Manchester United in pursuit of Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller as they seek to replace out-of-favour forward Diego Costa.<p>That’s according to Darren Lewis of the <i>Daily Mirror</i>, who wrote that the Spain international striker, left on the bench for the …

Soccer

Rob Gronkowski Says NFL Is Targeting Him with Pass Interference Calls

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski stated Tuesday he feels the NFL is unfairly targeting him when it comes to calling offensive pass interference.<p>Gronkowski got slapped with a questionable pass interference call during the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos. He caught …

NFL

Here's How Much Data The Internet Generates In Just One Minute

In less than 20 years, we’ve gone from snail-pace, dial-up Internet to 4K videos seamlessly streaming to our 4G smartphones.<p>In a series called “Data …

Male Brains and Female Brains Look Pretty Much the Same, According to Science

The differences between the "male brain" and the "female brain" are less distinct than we thought, according to a new study.<p>There's an entire sect of the self-help industry devoted to decoding the opposite sex's brain: <i>Think like a man to get ahead, think like a woman to get in her pants</i><i>,</i> blah blah …

Apple's next iPhone reportedly ditches the headphone jack

Apple's quest for ever-thinner, ever-smarter devices may produce another casualty: your iPhone's headphone jack. A rumor at <i>MacOtakara</i> claims that the next iPhone might drop the 3.5mm port and use the Lightning port for audio instead. The move would let Apple slim its phone even further (reportedly, …

Mobile Technology

Marshawn Lynch may never play for the Seahawks again

Lynch is due to count $11.5 million against the Seahawks' salary cap in 2016, which likely makes him expendable even if he decides to come back.<p>Nobody ever really knows what Marshawn Lynch is thinking, but if the Seattle Seahawks running back decides to come back for the 2016 season, it may be with …

Report: Packers had a players only meeting about video games

The Packers fell to longtime rivals the Bears on Thursday night, losing for the fourth time in five games after starting the season 6–0. NBC …

50 Things From 50 States That Will Make You Proud To Be American

The U.S. Army proudly protects all the things that make us proud.<p><b>2. Kayaks From ALASKA</b><p>Kayaks were invented by the Inuit and Aleut tribes. The boats eventually showed up in Europe in the mid-1800s, but the origins of this genius watercraft are quintessentially American.<p><b>3. World's Oldest Rodeo in</b> …