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A Human Gene Turns Mice Into Faster Learners, May Have Triggered The Evolution of Language

A new study in mice suggests that a human gene known as Foxp2 may have played a key role in the evolution of humans’ unique communication abilities. …

Major Sponsors Turn Up Heat on NFL Over Handling of Abuse Scandal

Major corporate sponsors are dishing out some heat to the NFL over its handling of domestic violence issues and other recent scandals — but until today had stopped short of pulling their advertising.<p>Nike and Castrol announced Wednesday they were canceling their sponsorship of Minnesota Vikings …

Using your Apple Watch while driving could land you a ticket

Motoring experts in the UK have warned that individuals using their Apple Watch while driving will face the same penalties as those caught using a mobile phone.<p>The words of caution come from road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), reportedly backed up by the country’s …

Suspect ID’d in Pennsylvania trooper ambush a marksman who ‘doesn’t miss’

The survivalist suspect in the ambush killing of a Pennsylvania state trooper is a member of a military simulation unit based in the eastern part of the state and, in his frame of mind, appears to have assumed that role in real life, authorities said at a Wednesday press conference.<p>Lt. Col. George …