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Denmark beats Switzerland to become the world’s happiest country

If you want to enjoy the highest quality of life possible, you may want to consider a move to Scandinavia. A new report on worldwide happiness names Denmark as the happiest country on Earth, beating the other European nation that previously held that title: Switzerland.<p>This isn’t the first time …

Happiness

Is Trump right about 9/11?

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's not often that one gets the chance to write the following: Donald Trump is right.<p>Trump, of course, has been very wrong in the past about important issues such as President Barack Obama's place of birth and Mexican immigrants, but the Republican frontrunner is correct in saying that …

National Security

She Kills People From 7,850 Miles Away

Her name is ‘Sparkle.’ She operates a drone. She is sick of whiny boys. And she is perfectly OK with dealing out death.<p>Anne crawled out of bed in her …

Al-Qaeda

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

Engines

Adidas's 3D Printing Is a Sneaker Industry Game-Changer

Soon, you may be able to buy sneakers that are custom-molded to your exact footprint.<p>Adidas has been pushing hard on innovation for awhile now. From technologies like Ultra Boost to prototype shoes made primarily of recycled ocean garbage, the German sportswear giant is no stranger to pushing the …

3D Printing

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

Google Maps for iOS shows you the fastest way to travel in one page

Google Maps for iOS has become a lot easier to use when you're in a hurry and quickly need to check how to get to your destination. The app now shows you all the possible ETAs for all the transportation types it supports in a single page, just like its Android counterpart. Simply ask the app for …

British Lord launches Wi-Fi-powered pollution tracker

This device could make you healthier, while earning you rewards for being environmentally-friendly. The CleanSpace Tag, developed by former science …

Disgraced Scientist Clones Dogs, And Critics Question His Intent

The Sooam Biotech Research Foundation's sleek marble building is on the outskirts of Seoul, South Korea. After passing through a guarded gate, visitors climb the steps to the entrance and a big door with tinted glass slides open.<p>"Hello, sir. Nice to meet you, sir," says David Kim, a researcher at …

Biotechnology

Berlin candy store offers 3D printed sweet treats | Reuters

A German candy maker is hoping to tempt the taste-buds of Berliners with customized fruit gum sweets made with a 3D printer.<p>German company Katjes (pron. CUT-yes) say they have developed a way to produce food from a 3D printer. A Katjes store in Berlin’s trendy Mitte district showcases the Magic …

3D Printing

A Blood Supermoon Rises Around the World: Pictures

United Kingdom

6 Airport Shops So Good, You Might Miss Your Connection

With these airport dining and shopping destinations, a flight delay doesn't look so bad.<p>Airports have finally realized they've got a captive audience of hungry travelers with money to spend and time to kill. They're upping their game as a result, with food and shopping as good as you'll find at any …

Airports

6 awkward conversation topics for Obama, Xi

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Washington on Thursday for his first official state visit, and his interactions with President Barack Obama are sure to include some awkward conversations.<p>Xi will be welcomed to the White House at two dinners -- a smaller dinner on Thursday …

China

Vertu's New Signature Touch phone is a titanium and leather-clad luxury that you can't afford (hands-on)

With its titanium, leather and sapphire body and whopping price tag, the Vertu New Signature Touch may be the most luxurious Android phone around.<p>"I'm not using an iPhone 6S -- that's the phone of the poor!"<p>If that sounds like something you'd say then let me introduce you to your next smartphone. …

Mobile Technology

Organic ‘computers’ made of DNA could process data inside our bodies

We invariably imagine electronic devices to be made from silicon chips, with which computers store and process information as binary digits (zeros and ones) represented by tiny electrical charges. But it need not be this way: among the alternatives to silicon are organic mediums such as DNA.<p>DNA …

Nanotech

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

Germany promises 50Mbps broadband for all, 10 times faster than global average

Germany has committed to rolling out 50Mbps broadband for all citizens by 2018, which is ten times faster than current global average broadband speeds.<p>According to Akamai’s most recent State of the Internet connectivity report for Q1 2015 – published in June – the average global speed is just …

Net Neutrality

Canon promises 120-megapixel camera -- and super-sharp video, too

Forthcoming SLR and videocamera models should capture much more detailed imagery. And the Japanese camera maker can now photograph and reprint the texture of subjects, not just the color.<p>Canon wants a whole new level of detail for photos and videos.<p>In a Tuesday announcement, the Japanese camera …

Cameras

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Biomedicine

Cats do not need their owners, scientists conclude

Rudyard Kipling was right. Cats really do walk by themselves and do not need their owners to feel secure and safe, a new study has shown.<p>Although owners might worry that their pet is nervously pining for their return when they leave the house, in fact, cats show no sign of separation …

Pets

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

House dust can reveal who you live with and what your pet is, study shows

If the steady build-up of grime, stains and crumbs on the floor is not enough to spur you to a home cleaning spree, then research on the bugs that lurk in house dust might just do the job.<p>Tests on dust gathered from the tops of door frames in more than 1100 US homes revealed rich communities of …

Microbiology

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Physics

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

9 Impressive Housewares You Won't Believe Are 3D Printed

Color us impressed.<p>3D printing may have been invented in the '80s,<p>but it didn't start picking up steam until the last decade. In the past year alone,the items 3D printers can make have become increasingly stylish and sophisticated: Just take a look at these eye-catching pieces.

New Horizons Used A Playstation CPU To Fly By Pluto

The PlayStation 4 may be the latest and greatest video game console, but the chip from the original PlayStation has gone where no video game console has gone before: To Pluto.<p>According to The Verge, the CPU from the original Sony video game console was used in NASA's New Horizons space probe, that …

Solar System

Life Of Dillon - Overload (The Chainsmokers Remix)

What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …