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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

For 15 years, Pulitzer Prize-winning #photographer @VincentLaforet has been participating in #aerial photo missions around the world, and yet, he's never felt as vulnerable as he did on Nov. 8, 2014, harnessed into a helicopter 7,500-feet above #NewYorkCity. Click the link in our profile to see more of Laforet’s high-flying adventure. #NYC (Image: Vincent Laforet)

Tech Companies Want You To Buy Your Music All Over Again At Higher Prices

Apple, Sony, and Pono, a music-player project spearheaded by Neil Young, are planning to release new products that play music in high-end formats that will likely command premium prices. Pono was finally released on Monday.<p>The prism-shaped device can play music in higher resolutions than iPhones or …

When Stress Rises, Empathy Suffers

Humans—and mice—are much more likely to feel empathy toward friends than strangers. New research finds that stress hormones are to blame, writes Robert M. Sapolsky<p>Among the many contradictions of humans, some of the more striking ones concern empathy. Our hearts break at a disaster on another …

Empathy

The 20 photographs of the week

Art and design,Culture,Charlie Hebdo attack,New York,Michael Brown shooting,Eric Garner,Syria,Barack Obama,David Cameron,Typhoon Haiyan,Mexico,Hong Kong,US sports,Haiti,François Hollande,Angela Merkel,Americas,Natural disasters and extreme weather,Asia Pacific,Middle East and North Africa<p>Climbers …

Hong Kong

Incredible Aerial Photographs Of New York City Taken At An Astounding Height

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has spent the past 15 year taking daring helicopter rides to capture some of the most incredible aerial images from around the world.<p>But his latest photo mission — to photograph New York City at night from above — was "the scariest of his life," …

Intel keeps throwing billions down the drain at tablets, phones

Despite the fact that it recorded net income of $11.7 billion in 2014 on $55.9 billion in revenue, Intel still isn’t reaping financial benefits from …

CES

Review: In American Sniper, Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper Are Right on Target

His father, taking young Chris out shooting, observes the boy’s instant expertise with a rifle and says appreciatively, “You got a gift. You’re gonna …

film

Microsoft Patent Will Make Phones Less Annoying in Theatres

A patent granted to Microsoft this week could automatically adjust the settings on your phone to make it less annoying in movie theaters.<p>Granted on January 13, the patent details an “inconspicuous mode” which would automatically adjust brightness, mute sounds and offer reduced information on the …

Tiny Buddha Book Giveaway: How to Create Meaning & Happiness from 9 of Life’s Hardest Questions

“Happiness isn’t getting everything you want. It’s appreciating what you have and staying open to the limitless possibilities before you.”<p>~Lori …

Social Media

Google's Massive New Android Update Is Coming To The Galaxy S5

The Lollipop upgrade launched in the United Kingdom on Jan. 13, according to reports from Tech Radar, Phone Arena, and a few other tech blogs.<p>There's still no word on when it will come to the United States, but Samsung seems to be spreading the upgrade rather quickly.<p>In a reportedly leaked email …