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100 things we didn't know last year

<b>Interesting and unexpected facts can emerge from daily news stories and the Magazine picks out such snippets for its weekly feature, 10 things we didn't know last week. Here's an almanac of the best of 2014.</b><p><b>1. The Pentagon has</b> a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.<p>Find out more (Foreign</b> …

Toyota reportedly working on a hydrogen-fueled Lexus limo

Toyota's first hydrogen car hasn't even gone on sale yet here in the US, and already we're hearing rumors about a follow-up vehicle. According to the Australian website <i>Motoring</i>, the Japanese auto giant is planning on taking the same fuel cell system it used in its mid-range Mirai sedan, and putting …

After 69 years of marriage, Stamford couple dies minutes apart

STAMFORD, CONN. -- Giuseppe and Livia Fortuna's courtship and marriage reads like a fairy tale. Their deaths are straight out of Shakespeare.<p>The two native Italians met and fell in love in Rome, tied the knot just before the end of World War II, had four kids and moved to a house in Stamford's Cove …

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Scared Of Heights? Your Ancestors Might Be To Blame

New research into the ways that humans develop phobias has come upon a surprising theory: It could be genetic. According to researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine, memories can be passed down between generations via genetic switches and chemical changes in DNA that make experiences …

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Your All-Electric Vehicle May Not Be So Green, Study Says

People who own all-electric cars in places where coal generates the power are actually making the air dirtier, according to a new study. The key is the electricity's source. If it comes from coal, the electric cars produce 3.6 times more soot and smog deaths than gas, because of the pollution made …

Weatherwatch: An extraordinary bird with extraordinary powers

Imagine having a supernatural power to know when rain has fallen over 1,000 miles away, the distance say from London to Naples.<p>It may sound like something out of the X-Files, but an Australian bird called the banded stilt has astounded scientists with its ability to find rainwater over vast …

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: the best big-screen phone you can buy right now

What began in 2011 as a brand-new phone category has flourished into one of the most popular in the world. Smartphones with big screens (phablets, to some) are now ubiquitous, but it all started with an odd device called the Samsung Galaxy Note. At 5.3 inches, it was a behemoth for its day -- and …

I Spent A Week Switching Between The 2 Best Big-Screen Phones In The World ...

It's a tough battle. I've been using the iPhone 6 Plus as my primary phone since it launched. I'm in love with it. I called it a Dream Phone in my review. After years of testing Samsung phones with big, beautiful screens, all I wanted was a supersize iPhone. It took a long time, but Apple delivered.<p>…

7 things you didn’t know your Web browser could do

The most-used program on your computer is your Web browser, but there's a good chance you don't know much about it besides how to visit your favorite sites. There are a lot of myths about browsers, some of which I've dispelled in the past, but today I want to help you get the most out of your …

You want answers? Just ask Ethan

Everyone wants answers. And, for some strange reason, they think Ethan has them.<p>Ethan, in this case, is the creator of the TextEthan app.<p>Ethan, who told CNN via email he doesn't want his full name used out of privacy concerns, says he originally wrote the eponymous app as a way for his friends to …

Researchers Just Discovered The Brightest Dead Star Ever Found

Dennis Roscoe, Ph.D.<p>Eric Coles<p>Joel Tonyan<p>Joel Tonyan<p>Kenny Alexander<p>David Lane<p>Dennis Roscoe, Ph.D.<p>Eric Coles<p>Kenny Alexander<p>Matt Jylha<p>Dennis Roscoe, …

Cosmology

Nobel Prize honors researchers' discovery of the brain's GPS system

Three scientists who studied how the brain positions us within our environment, plots the route ahead and may even remember where we've been were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday.<p>John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser were pioneers in the effort to understand …

Men set free after 30 years in prison

First Benchmarks And A Primer For Intel's Core i7-5960x CPU, X99 Chipset, And DDR4 Memory

As swiftly as the PC hardware industry travels, we’re seldom treated to true generational leaps. We get iterative improvements like USB 3.0 and affordable SSDs, but things like DDR3 memory have been kicking around since 2007 (7 years is an eternity!) Most of us are still comfortable, but power …

Ancient DNA Sheds New Light on Arctic's Earliest People

First arrivals kept to themselves for thousands of years.<p>The earliest people in the North American Arctic remained isolated from others in the region for millennia before vanishing around 700 years ago, a new genetic analysis shows. The study, published online Thursday, also reveals that today's …

6 small changes in Android L that make a big difference

Most of the posts floating around the web about Android L release have focused on revamped notifications, the new recent menu changes, the death of Dalvik, the new material design, Android for Work and other hard hitters that were showcased during the Google I/O 2014 keynote.<p>After playing around …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

The inside story of the HTC One M8

There was unfinished business with the HTC One.<p>It was critically praised, yes. In a sea of bland plastic phones, the HTC One's aluminum-clad body stood out like a Mercedes Benz flanked by Toyota Camrys. One touch, and you couldn't help but to think "premium."<p>Yet to Scott Croyle, who heads up design …

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