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Bedtime phenomenon: scientist develops book to send children to sleep in minutes

For most authors the prospect of their books sending readers to sleep would be horrifying.<p>But the latest publishing phenomenon which is topping the Amazon charts is a book which promises to do just that, at least for children.<p>The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, has been created by Swedish …

Books

Apple is considering a huge change to the next iPhone — here's how app makers are getting ready

Analysts and industry watchers expect the iPhone 6S will add Force Touch, which would let users press the screen like a button, to deliver a different command than simply touching the screen.<p>Apple hasn't confirmed this, but analysts that monitor the company's supply chain regularly and reporters …

Adorable Trick Photos of Dad and Newborn

While most mothers and fathers are content to have pictures of their little tots breaking into a smile, Polish photographers Ania Waluda and Michal …

5 Crazy New Ideas Out Of Disney Research

A taste of the future in animation, motion capture, and 3-D printing, from five new papers published by Disney Research.<p>Leading up to this year’s Siggraph conference–the biggest event of the year in computer graphics and experimental UI–Disney Research comes with a collection of new papers that …

UPDATED: Now You Can Effectively Get An Xbox One For $40

UPDATE: The deal is live. The bundled TV, however, seems to have dropped in price to $399.99 since the bundle was first announced. So the new math would put the price of the Xbox One hardware at $70.<p>We have seen some impressive Xbox One bundles in the past, but this one takes the cake, at least for …

Xbox

New trailers: Deadpool, Zoolander 2, Empire, and more

There is <i>a lot</i> of good stuff to check out this week. It starts with huge returning champions (like <i>Zoolander</i> and <i>Empire</i>), moves on to some incredible surprises (<i>By the Sea</i> and <i>The Assassin</i>), and finishes up with some impressive-looking documentaries and... kind of just a mixture of other things that …

Movies

Pear juice before alcohol may combat hangover

Scientists find that Asian pears contain properties that effect alcohol metabolism, reducing memory loss and boosting concentration<p>Drinking pear juice before a night of heavy drinking could reduce the effects of a hangover, research suggests.<p>Australian government scientists found that for those …

Is the 'manopause' more widespread than we thought?

New research suggests that testosterone deficiency in older men is much more prevalent than current screening methods suggest, and that more men would benefit from hormone treatment<p>The 'manopause' is a much-discussed medical phenomenon. Met with derision by some but studied with utter seriousness …