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Five things we learned from the Sally Yates hearing

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have now filled in some key pieces of the sprawling puzzle presented by the Russia investigations.<p>Here are the top five things we learned from their appearance before the Senate Judiciary …

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How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.<p>Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is more meaningful to you, which means you’re more likely to know it.) Did you get it? Or are you sure …

Legendary investor Bogle urges 'economics' not 'emotions'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Legendary investor John C. Bogle, founder and former chairman of the Vanguard Group, gave his verdict on the state of the markets Saturday, urging Americans to put their faith in "economics" rather than "emotions."<p>Asked by CNN's Michael Smerconish about why the disconnect exists between …

Gene editing will transform cancer treatment

Jennifer Doudna | CRISPR pioneer<p>You may have heard of the gene-editing technique CRISPR-cas9, often simply called CRISPR. Introduced in 2012, CRISPR works like a pair of scissors to cut DNA, inserting or reordering bits of genetic code with remarkable, science-fiction-like results: CRISPR can help …

How Donald Trump Set Off a Civil War Within the Right-Wing Media

In recent years, one of the most important events on a prospective Republican presidential candidate’s calendar was the RedState Gathering, a summer convention for conservative activists from across the nation. Its host was Erick Erickson, a round-faced, redheaded former election lawyer and city …

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Paul Ryan's treacherous political future

As if governing alongside Clinton or Trump weren't hard enough, he'll have to do it while deciding on his own White House run.<p>Paul Ryan and those in his close-knit political orbit have long shunned prognosticating about the speaker’s political ambitions. Young kids. Unpredictable political climate. …

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The Bush family’s lament

They detest the GOP nominee, and now have become his foil.<p>Their distaste for Donald Trump was no secret. But they saw no point in publicizing it.<p>From Miami to Houston, Crawford to Kennebunkport, members of the Republican Party’s first family remained quiet for months, avoiding cameras and questions …

Man v rat: could the long war soon be over? | Jordan Kisner

Rats spread disease, decimate crops and very occasionally eat people alive. For centuries, we have struggled to find an effective way of controlling their numbers. Until now …<p>First, the myths. There are no “super rats”. Apart from a specific subtropical breed, they do not get much bigger than 20 …

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The Age Of The Superbug Is Already Here

The U.N. is convening a landmark meeting this week on antibiotic resistance, but scientists are concerned the action may be too late.<p>When the United Nations General Assembly convenes a high-level meeting about a health issue, it’s clear there’s a crisis that requires our immediate attention. And …

Trump’s Guide to Winning Through Gaffes

It’s not just bluster that kept his campaign afloat through one 'campaign-ending' scandal after another. It's a strategy that could change politics.<p>That Donald Trump’s campaign has had more returns from the dead than a soap opera villain is hardly a novel observation. What is noteworthy is the …

Religious Voters May Lean Republican, But Feel Conflicted About The Candidates

Researchers seeking to predict how Americans will vote have for years identified an important clue: The more religious you are, the more likely you are to lean Republican.<p>Conversations with more than two-dozen self-identified "faith" voters in Boone, N.C., suggest that pattern is holding this year, …

Ingestible origami robot

In experiments involving a simulation of the human esophagus and stomach, researchers at MIT, the University of Sheffield, and the Tokyo Institute of …

3 creative ways to monetize your Instagram following

Thanks to the visual social network’s growing active user base, major ROI on direct response advertising, an average annual follower growth rate among brands of 100 percent and new advertising formats and capabilities being rolled out regularly, companies are investing heavily in Instagram-based …

How Blockchain Technology Can Reinvent The Power Grid

A power pole collapses at 8 p.m. on a hot night in the remote outback of Australia. This is a problem for William and Olivia Munroe, who raise sheep …

Here's how to quickly catch up on 'Game of Thrones' if you've never seen it

And on Sunday, it returns for its sixth season.<p>Fans have cheered when favorite characters have won and screamed when they've died, and this next season is sure to bring more of the same.<p>For those wondering what this show is about or fans wanting a recap of everything that has transpired in the past …

The 30 Most WTF Moments From 5 Years Of Game Of Thrones

<i>Game of Thrones</i> has a history of eliciting rather strong reactions from viewers. From its premiere in 2011 to last year's season five finale, this …

20 Grilled Skewer Recipes to Get You Ready for Barbecue Season

It’s *finally* that time. We’re consistently feeling the sun on our skin, the stores are full of brightly colored fashions and the neighbors are already grilling. Ready to jump on the outdoor-cooking bandwagon? There’s no better grill-ready meal than kabob recipes full of your favorite meats and …

Apple 9.7-Inch iPad Pro Review: Tablet vs. Laptop Showdown

The latest iPad can handle many common PC tasks, though not without trade-offs in usability and comfort<p>Quick homework assignment: Jot down the answer to the question, “What do I need my PC to do?”<p>Take your time. Depending on how you answer, you’ll be buying either a full-fledged laptop or a skinny …

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Samsung Pay: The greatest challenge for universal mobile payments isn't the technology

Samsung Pay has been a slow burn thus far. First announced back at Mobile World Congress 2015, the Korean firm's mobile payment service is only live …

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If consciousness is an algorithm, then a robot can be conscious | Letters

Ethical dilemmas may arrive sooner than we think<p>Rapid advances in artificial intelligence technology are raising ethical questions, as pointed out by Dr Jason Millar (“The momentous advance in artificial intelligence demands a new set of ethics”, Comment).<p>He asks whether it is desirable to develop …

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We asked a sleep scientist if the iPhone's new Night Shift feature will actually help you sleep, and his answer surprised us

You've probably heard that the crisp blue light emitted by everything from TVs to tablets to smartphones is wreaking havoc on our health.<p>As far as the range of visible light goes, blue light — which is also given off by the sun — is near the brightest. (If our phones and tablets weren't also graced …

Cam Newton explains why he didn't jump on his fumble late in the Super Bowl

It ... makes total sense, actually.<p>Cam Newton certainly didn't help silence his critics during the Super Bowl when a late-game fumble was seemingly there for the taking and he decided not to dive on it. The unwillingness to leap into the fray has some saying he "didn't want it," or that he was …

Virginia Tech Students Jailed in Murder of 13-Year-Old Girl

A track star and a former NASA intern have been arrested in connection with the murder of a teen cancer survivor.<p>A pair of Virginia Tech students …

Exactly the right words, exactly the right way: Reagan’s amazing Challenger disaster speech

Images from Jan. 28, 1986, are seared into the memories of former schoolchildren, teachers, parents and pretty much any American now older than 30 — the Challenger space shuttle, meant to carry schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe into orbit, reduced to a snaky tunnel of smoke in the sky near Cape …

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The Rebel Virgins and Desert Mothers Who Have Been Written Out of Christianity’s Early History

The rebels of early Christianity, like Melania, Paula, Susan and that guy Jerome. (All Illustrations: Matt Lubchansky)<p>I. From Silk Robes to Hairshirts<p>…

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Bad Decisions, Broken Promises: A Timeline of the Flint Water Crisis

The Flint water crisis became an issue in the presidential campaign over the weekend, but it's been a slowly unfolding nightmare for the residents of the impoverished Michigan city for nearly two years.<p>Here is a timeline of key events — a road map of poor decisions, missed opportunities and broken …

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Adele belts out hits with James Corden in Carpool Karaoke - and even rapped Nicki Minaj

Adele's Carpool Karaoke with James Corden is set to be the most popular yet.<p>James Corden of course began the video with the perhaps slightly tired joke: "Hello, it's me", before launching into banter with his fellow Brit.<p>They then harmonised on "Hello" and "Someone Like You" - but Adele had a …

Junk food is tricking your brain: The depressing science behind your binging

<b>(AP)</b><p>Research reveals fats and sweets alter the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive<p>Ferris Jabr<p>December 27, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, …