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Psychologists have identified the kind of emotional intelligence that makes internet trolls so mean

What is it with people’s behavior online? Why the readiness to attack, the snarky tone, the lack of courtesy inherent to so many comments? The internet can bring out the worst in people, which when taken to extremes turns into trolling—that bizarre impulsive habit of hurting others online, without …

Psychology

Google says its own analysis shows 'no gender pay gap'

In a new post on pay equity, Google VP Eileen Naughton says the company was "taken aback" by the US Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) accusation that it paid women less than men, especially since the regulator gave no data to back up the claim. To counter it, the company …

GOP health care plan clears first hurdle, debate continues in committee

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The House Ways and Means Committee needed 18 hours to become the first panel to approve the Republicans' Obamacare repeal bill, nearly a full day after debate began and with no end in sight.<p>Meanwhile Democrats in another committee are continuing to use as many procedural tactics …

Health Care

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 6 things in common

Parenting is a tough job and there are infinite ways to succeed and fail. With so many ways to parent, how can you be sure that what your doing is best for your child? Here are six things parents do that might be making kids unsuccessful, according to psychology research.<p><i>Produced by</i> <i>Darren Weaver</i> …

Parenting

Here's Why Humans Have an Innate Desire to Get High

An evolutionary life hack.<p>It’s easy to explain the appeal of drugs like heroin and cocaine, which directly stimulate the brain’s reward …

Psychedelic Drugs

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

The Brain

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales blasts “deranged” companies editing their own pages

In a chat with Guy Kawasaki at South by Southwest, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales spoke out about self-interested parties editing their own pages on the Internet’s collaborative encyclopedia.<p>“Companies think it’s a powerful marketing tool but I think they’re deranged and should leave us alone,” …

Text-To-Speech

Welcome to Train Jam: The ultimate game developer road trip

I'm shooting down 2,400 miles of American railroad and I'm torn. What's more impressive: The breathtaking scenery outside the California Zephyr's windows, or Train Jam 2016, the greatest game jam experience a developer could hope for?<p>Game jams see game developers come together in small teams to …

Actor's Gang: How Tim Robbins has cut reoffending rates

<b>In California, six out of 10 inmates will return to prison within three years of being released. But a drama workshop run in prisons by Hollywood actor Tim Robbins appears to cut this recidivism rate in half - by giving prisoners a chance to explore their emotions, and to gain some control over</b> …

Los Angeles

Teen Vanishes After Moving To Atlanta To Start A New Life

"She was trying to prove that she can do it," her mother said.<p>A 19-year-old’s dream of beginning a new life in a big city has taken a terrifying turn for her family and friends, who say they haven’t heard from the teen in two weeks.<p>Morgan Bauer packed up and left Aberdeen, South Dakota, for Atlanta …

South Dakota

One of the world’s most notorious hackers just revealed his identity to me

The man behind Team GhostShell — the hacker collective behind some of the biggest cyber attacks in recent memory, including attacks on the FBI, NASA and the Pentagon as well as a leak that saw 2.5 million Russian “government, educational, academic, political and law enforcement” accounts …

Woman charged with providing guns to Kansas mass shooting suspect

Authorities say a woman has been charged with providing firearms to the gunman who killed three people and injured several others at a factory in Kansas.<p>Prosecutors announced Friday that 28-year-old Sarah T. Hopkins was charged with one count of knowingly transferring a firearm to a convicted felon.<p>…

New York Students Fabricated Hate Crime, Police Say

Three black students at the State University of New York at Albany who had claimed to be victims of a hate crime are now accused of fabricating the …

'It was such pain, such humiliation': 18-year-old describes her life as an ISIS sex slave

Shirin, a pseudonym, was 17 years old when ISIS (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh) took over her village in northern Iraq.<p>ISIS fighters encircled the town in August 2014 and made sure none of the women or girls were able to escape, according to the German international broadcaster …

Yazidis

Scientists discover pancreatic cancer is four separate diseases

Breakthrough paves the way for more accurate treatment of a cancer fewer than 20% of sufferers survive more than year after diagnosis<p>Scientists have discovered pancreatic cancer is four separate diseases, paving the way for more accurate diagnosis and treatment.<p>Researchers said the findings were …

Mystery as DNA of Europe's top terror suspect not on discarded suicide vest

Police find no DNA traces of Salah Abdeslam, the fugitive terror suspect thought to have helped mastermind the Paris attacks, on a suicide belt they thought he discarded in Paris, as another mystery DNA found on two vests could be that of the bomb maker.<p>The DNA of Salah Abdeslam, France's most …

Virginia Tech students bought supplies before stabbing girl, says prosecutor

Two Virginia Tech students carefully planned the kidnapping and killing of a 13-year-old girl, arranging a pre-dawn rendezvous online after buying cleaning supplies and a shovel at separate Wal-Mart stores, a prosecutor alleged Thursday.<p>Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney Mary Pettitt …

You Can Blow Soap Bubbles And Instantly Freeze Them Into Ice Orbs

A breath of beauty<p>In the wake of America’s recent snowpocalypse, it seems only fitting to remind you that some truly wondrous things can come out of bad weather. For photographer Chris Ratzlaff, it’s the opportunity to freeze soap bubbles. While it takes some practice, anyone can recreate the …

CIA Posts 'X-Files' UFO Documents for Both Believers and Skeptics

The truth is out there, as Fox Mulder said on "The X-Files" — and the CIA invites you to read a little piece of it. But just enough to leave Mulder intrigued and his perennially skeptical partner Dana Sculley exasperated.<p>Likely to celebrate the long-awaited new season of the show, the CIA …

2015 hottest year on record, by far

“What we have seen this past year will likely be routine in about 15 years, although regionally the details will vary considerably,” says climate …

Venus flytraps use maths to trap and eat their prey

The carniverous plants use trigger hairs to count the number of times they are touched by a prospective meal to conserve energy<p>Venus flytraps may not cry "feed me" like the man-eating plant they inspired in the movie Little Shop Of Horrors - but they can count, scientists have discovered.<p>The …

More Babies Are Being Born With Organs Outside Their Body

It’s something no parent ever wants to experience: having an infant born with organs outside his or her body, and being immediately whisked off to …

9 technologies to watch in 2016

Technology advances not so much when it exhibits innovation, but when it becomes truly practical for everyday people. 2015 saw a lot of that as voice …

Artificial Intelligence

Munich train stations evacuated over concerns of possible ISIS terror plans

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two train stations in Munich, Germany, were evacuated and train service stopped on New Year's Eve, a spokesman for the Munich police said, citing concerns of a possible terror plot.<p>The planned suicide attacks were reported to be connected to ISIS, officials said.<p>Police have received …

Extremism

How to spot a liar: it’s not what you think

If someone looks you in the eye and gives a straightforward answer, they may be lying, a new study suggests<p>If you think you can spot a liar by their shifty gaze and hesitant manner you might need to think again.<p>New research suggests that the most untruthful people are likely to look you straight in …

Yahoo could become Internet history

A decade and then some past its heyday as an Internet pioneer, Yahoo will spin off its core business after failing to convince people that its products are still worthwhile.<p>The Sunnyvale, California, company said Wednesday it will scrap its plans to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant …

Did the creator of Bitcoin leak his own secret?

Cryptocurrency watchers were stirred into a frenzy yesterday after both Wired and Gizmodo claimed to unmask the creator behind Bitcoin, in the form of an eccentric Australian entrepreneur, Dr. Craig Steven Wright.<p>Both publications were the beneficiaries of leaked documents that, if genuine, seem …

Bitcoin

Google: We have proof that our quantum computer really works

Google announced a breakthrough in the field of quantum computing Wednesday. The company thinks it's found a quantum algorithm that solves problems 100 million times faster than conventional processes. If confirmed, this discovery could not only lead to iRobot-style artificial intelligence but also …