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Psychology Researchers Found New Evidence for the 'Broken Windows' Policing Theory

Do visual signs of neglect encourage criminality? The long-controversial idea may have just gotten a little stronger.<p>First devised by a pair of criminologists writing in <i>The</i> <i>Atlantic</i> some 34 years ago, the theory of “broken windows” swept U.S. cities during the crime-ridden 1980s and 90s. Former New …


Exclusive Clip: See Chris Hadfield Describe Being Blinded During A Spacewalk

Houston we have a problem<p>Space is a vast and terrifying place, and humans have only ventured into a very small portion of it. Most crewed space missions have gone smoothly, but every once in a while, an astronaut will come across a situation where they are in grave danger. They've been trapped …

Drinking vinegar and having sex can boost your health

From drinking vinegar to making time for sex... the 50 things you can do to boost your health right NOW<p><b>10 health experts reveal their top tips to</b> …


Tough little 'water bears' inspire new glass - Futurity

Tiny, strangely hardy animals called water bears—or tardigrades—have led researchers to discover a new type of glass.


Teacher describes handling gun-wielding teen hostage taker

"I knew if I lost my composure, this is going to end badly," Smith told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday. "He told me I was going to die today and I believed that."<p>That the hostage crisis ended with no one killed or even hurt at Philip Barbour High School is largely due to Smith, whose …

High School

Could Sexting Help Your Relationship?

Sexting is scandalous, dangerous and downright dirty behavior.<p>Or, at least, that seems to be its reputation, maybe because most studies of the behavior have focused on teens. Among young adults, exchanging explicit messages and photos by phone has been linked to higher rates of early sex, sexually …


Taliban confirm Mullah Omar's death, name new leader

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour will be the Taliban's new leader following the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammed Omar.<p>The news was confirmed in a statement Friday by Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid.<p>The statement, which was translated from Pashto, said Mansour, who was a close and …


Nike will pay $2.4 million to FuelBand buyers over claims it didn’t accurately count calories

Nike and Apple have agreed to a $2.4 million settlement over claims the Nike+ FuelBand failed to accurately track calories burned by the fitness tracker’s users.<p>The settlement comes as Nike and Apple have moved on to other projects—Nike has mostly shuttered its digital products division and Apple …

Fitness Technology

High-resolution shocker: Pluto has Rocky Mountain-sized peaks, New Horizons reveals

The first high-resolution images sent back by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are already prompting scientists to reconsider their ideas about Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, as distant, dormant worlds.<p>The new pictures, released Wednesday, reveal that Pluto is home to a large mountain range made …

Solar System

Private flights cheaper than a single commercial ticket? Here’s the catch

You can now fly on a private charter plane to some of your favorite cities, for less than the price of a single commercial airline ticket. So what’s the catch? NBC’s Tom Costello explains.

Associated Press News

'If I burn out, I burn out': meet Taylor Wilson, nuclear boy genius

Taylor Wilson has a Geiger counter watch on his wrist, a sleek, sporty-looking thing that sounds an alert in response to radiation. As we enter his parents’ garage and approach his precious jumble of electrical equipment, it emits an ominous beep. Wilson is in full flow, explaining the …

Robert Downey Jr.

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>Find a toothpaste that suits your specific needs.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair swerve …


Top 10 Motorcycle Rides in the U.S.

Explore the best drives in the United States for motorcyclists.<p>There’s something uniquely satisfying about touring by motorcycle. The enhanced sense of freedom. The heightened adventure and awareness as you sweep through twisties and curves. You could never get so close to nature's beauty from …