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Growing up poor alters children's brains and increases likelihood of depression - study

Researchers found that childhood poverty particular effects the hippocampus and amygdala's connections to other parts of the brain<p>Growing up in poverty can lead to altered brain connectivity and a greater risk of clinical depression, according to a new study by researchers at Washington University …

What's really standing in the way of drone delivery?

Drones zipping above our cities, landing on rooftops to drop off a bottle of Tylenol or a hot pizza, then flying home to charge their batteries. It sounds like a far-off fantasy world, the kind of futuristic project that companies trot out to generate press coverage but has little chance of …

Tarantino shuns rain to leave imprint on Hollywood | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A torrential downpour did not hamper director Quentin Tarantino as he left imprints of his hands and feet in cement at Hollywood’s historic TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday.<p>Director Quentin Tarantino places his handprints in cement in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese theatre …

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Watch a GPS-assisted boat motor keep ships steady

Driving a motorboat can be scary if you're a newcomer. Despite all that power, you're still at the mercy of the wind and waves -- it can be hard to keep your boat steady when you're docking or waiting for a bridge. Mercury Marine may just save your hide (and your hull), however. It just showed off …

Five questions about today’s winter solstice, answered

The longest night of the year and how it works.<p><i>Note: This article was originally written in 2015. It has been updated with the latest info.</i><p>1. When is the 2017 winter solstice, <i>exactly</i>?<p>Pretty much right (<i>looks at watch</i>) now. The winter solstice always occurs when the sun is right smack dab on top of …

Watch the First Government-Approved Drone Delivery

The timing was ironic, happening the same day drones interfered with rescue helicopters in California.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration banned drones from distance delivery in February, but it made an exception on Friday.<p>Drones from the private company Flirtey carried medicine to a health clinic …