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Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …

Anthropology

Review: 'Focus'

In August 2016, Will Smith and Margot Robbie will lead the ensemble of the DC Comics adaptation "Suicide Squad," a presumptive superantihero franchise in the making. Meantime, consider the new film "Focus" as a sort of Intro-to-Chemistry test for the same actors. Do they pass?<p>Screen chemistry …

Buenos Aires

Ericsson wants to block Apple from selling iPhones in the U.S.

In one to file under “N” for “Never happening,” mobile phone company Ericsson has filed seven new lawsuits asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to block Apple products, such as the iPhone, from selling in the United States.<p>The lawsuits allege that Apple is infringing on up to 41 patents, …

Jet Lag Is Worse on Mars

A Martian day is 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth—a seemingly small difference that adds up quickly.<p>What would you do with an extra 40 minutes in a day?<p>Not 40 minutes shaved off some regular daily activity to devote to something else, but an extra 40 minutes actually tacked on to the 24 hours …

Space

AstraZeneca unveils $600m Actavis deal as full-year results disappoint

UK drug maker pays $600m to rights of Actavis' portfolio of branded respiratory medicine<p>AstraZeneca boss Pascal Soriot appealed for investor patience after the company posted lower-than-expected revenues and earnings for the final quarter of the year, but bolstered its portfolio with a new deal.<p>The …

Biotechnology

How Real Are Facebook Friendships?

An artist set out to find the answer—by tracking down and photographing every one of her social-media connections.<p>Editor of the <i>New York Times Book Review</i> Pamela Paul’s recent column “How to Be Liked By Everyone Online” describes how social media “has upended social and psychological norms” by …

Social Media

Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children and other victims of war.<p>The failure to save Goto …

JetBlue Flight Narrowly Avoids Midair Collision

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched an investigation after two planes nearly collided during a JetBlue flight from Orlando to …

5 dangerous apps you don’t know your kids are using

If you're a parent or a grandparent, you know kids pick up the latest technology lightning fast. Of course, that means the children in your life can also be using apps and visiting sites that are totally inappropriate for their ages. Worse yet, you might not even realize it.<p>Let’s look at five …

Firefighters Battle Massive Blaze Amid Freezing Temperatures in NYC

Firefighters continued to fight an ongoing warehouse fire on Feb. 1, 2015.<br>Seth Wenig—AP<p>1 of 8<p>Around 270 firefighters and emergency medical services …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

How To Boost Your Wi-Fi With a Range Extender

I love the Wi-Fi service available in my home. I have my laptop, my smartphone and my tablet hooked up to it so I can surf the web from anywhere in …

New Story Details and Title of THE WALKING DEAD Spinoff Series Revealed

‘Like a Horror Movie’: Rare frilled shark caught off Australia

A rare frilled shark, whose species dates back 80 million years, was caught in a fishing trawler off Australia's coast.<p>"It's a freaky thing," Simon Boag, the chief executive officer at South East Trawl Fishing Association, told Australia's ABC Rural. "I don't think you would want to show it to …

Britain braced for deadly freeze: Arctic blast so severe it could kill one person every seven minutes, charity warns, with temperatures set to plummet to -15C and yet MORE snow on the way

• <b>Britain's big freeze is set to continue for the rest of the weekend with temperatures plummeting well below zero</b>• <b><br>Cold could kill one person every</b> …

Two cyclones flare up in the southern Indian Ocean, one particularly intense (IMAGES)

It’s summer in the southern Indian Ocean and, thus, cyclone season – the equivalent to hurricane season in the tropical Atlantic. Satellite imagery reveals a pair of cyclones in this part of the world, and one is a doozy.<p>The extremely intense storm, named Tropical Cyclone Bansi, is positioned about …

At Least Three Dead and Dozens Injured in Northeast Pileups

Freezing rain and icy roads contributed to several large pileups and fatal accidents across the northeast Sunday, leaving at least five motorists …

Highway work to resume after deadly Ohio overpass accident

CINCINNATI (AP) — Highway construction work was resuming in Cincinnati even as investigations continue into the deadly collapse of an overpass exit …