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California agency investigates porn actor's film company

The California watchdog agency tasked with ensuring safety in the workplace confirmed Wednesday it is investigating porn actor James Deen's production company after allegations that the star of thousands of hard-core films sexually assaulted women on and off movie sets.<p>State Division of …

Carly Rae Jepsen Recorded A Song In Simlish And You're Actually Going To Love It

Simlish = the fictional language featured in "The Sims" video games.

Facebook's Zuckerberg speaks out in support of Muslims

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said he supported Muslims in his community and around the world.<p>Muslims in the United States and abroad have been criticized in the wake of attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California.<p>“As a Jew, my …

North Africa

Playing 3D video games boosts your memory within days

Researchers found that memory improved by 12 per cent after two weeks of playing Super Mario 3D World<p>Scientists just can't agree whether video games will save you or kill you: some say it makes you distracted or aggressive, others that it helps hand-eye coordination and brain power.<p>New research …

World's First Test-Tube Puppies Are Born

Dec.09.2015 / 9:13 PM ET<p>The world’s first puppies have been conceived using IVF — the same test-tube method that leads to the births of tens of thousands of human babies every year.<p>The idea isn't to get more puppies. It's to be able to genetically manipulate puppies, removing disease-causing genes, …

Genetics

Nasa's Dawn throws light on giant bright spots on Ceres

Fresh images from Nasa’s probe reveal sparkly patches on dwarf planet likely to be water vapour emanating from subsurface ice<p>When Nasa’s Dawn spacecraft reached the largest object in the asteroid belt earlier this year, mission scientists were baffled to find that the alien terrain gleamed with …

Scientists say happiness won't extend your life after all

Happy people live longer, a relationship that's been documented in a variety of research studies.<p>But a new paper published in the medical journal Lancet comes to the sad conclusion that happiness isn't responsible for this observed longevity. Instead, the things that make people happy, particularly …

Happiness

SAG Awards: 'The Big Short' and 'Beasts of No Nation' find favor over 'The Martian'

After watching<p>SAG Awardsvoters ignore"The Wolf of Wall Street"and "Selma" in the last two years, Paramount awards consultants learned a valuable lesson when it comes to selling its late-arriving December movies to this particular group.<p>No screener. No nominations.<p>------------<b><br>For the Record</b><b><br>Dec. 11,</b> …

Kristen Wiig

Kelly Clarkson’s Game of Thrones–Themed Christmas Card Is an Insanely Delightful Display of Fandom

While <b>Kelly Clarkson’s</b> <i>Game of Thrones</i>–themed family Christmas card may not earn full marks for accuracy (there’s no plaid in Westeros!), we have to give her credit for really going for it. The singer posed with husband <b>Brandon Blackstock,</b> his children from a previous marriage—Seth and Savannah—and …

Google, NASA's quantum computer is 100 million times faster than yours

Unless you too own a quantum computer, Google and NASA likely have you beat, but there is a caveat.<p>Google and NASA announced at an event at NASA's …

New Firefox App Makes Websites Load Like Lightning

The maker of the Firefox web browser released its second app for iPhones and iPads on Tuesday as it tries to gain a foothold on Apple’s mobile …

Software

Cisco Partners With Philips to Sell Internet-Connected Lights

Cisco has partnered with Dutch lighting company Philips to sell Internet-connected lights to corporate clients as part of a push into so-called smart …

'All hands on deck' needed for El Niño preparations, officials say

With the looming threat from El Niño's heavy rains approaching, state and federal officials Wednesday emphasized the public's role in helping prepare for what could be a record-setting wet winter.<p>"This is not a government solution, but a public-private, all-hands-on-deck solution," said Bob Fenton, …

Weather

Steelers' Antonio Brown fined by NFL for goalpost celebration

Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown has been fined $11,576 for Sunday's goalpost celebration, a source confirmed to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.<p>"I …

NFL

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says We Need More Computer, Coding Education

Apple CEO Tim Cook says teaching coding to kids is just as important as teaching any other foreign language. And the younger kids start learning it, the better.<p>Cook spoke to a group of New York third graders who visited a Manhattan Apple store for a coding class Wednesday. He says schools don't put …

Tim Cook