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If You Speak Mandarin, Your Brain is Different - US-China Perception Monitor

We speak so effortlessly that most of us never think about it. But psychologists and neuroscientists are captivated by the human capacity to …

The Science Behind Our Strange, Spooky Dreams

The realm of sleep and dreams has long been associated with strangeness: omens or symbols, unconscious impulses and fears.<p>But this sometimes …

The Neuroscience of ISIS

The gap is widening between visions of a brilliant future and one of deliberate Apocalyptic destruction.<p><i>This is the first of a series of columns for</i> …

Why The Science Behind Anti-Depressants May Be Completely 'Backwards'

Anti-depressants are the most commonly-prescribed medication in the U.S., with one in 10 Americans currently taking pills like Zoloft and Lexapro to treat depression. But these pharmaceuticals are only fully effective roughly 30 percent of the time, and often come with troublesome side effects.<p>In a …

Depression

'Nobody cares any more': the relatives looking for flight MH370

It’s nearly a year since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished – and despite an international rescue operation, no trace of it has emerged. Could relatives of the missing passengers solve modern aviation’s biggest mystery for themselves?<p>A year ago, on 8 March 2014, an American schoolteacher named …

This could be the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch yet

It looks like Huawei is taking smartwatches very seriously. As spotted by <i>Droid Life</i>, two official promo videos for the "Huawei Watch" have accidentally been set live on YouTube ahead of the device's likely announcement tomorrow at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Before the videos were …

Are women hardwired to love thrillers?

From House of Cards to Gone Girl, thrillers are having a serious moment. Author Rebecca Whitney explains why more women than ever before are looking for an adrenaline-rush to leave them sweaty-palmed on the sofa<p>Thrillers, it seems, are everywhere. They dominate our cinema screens. They jostle for …

Books

Latest iPhone 6S Report Brings Potential Disappointment To Photographers

The iPhone 6S looks unlikely to receive a dual-lens camera, but could include the Apple Watch’s Force Touch feature.<p>Speculation is rife on the specs of Apple’s next iPhone models: The likely “iPhone 6S” and “iPhone 6S Plus” updates, expected to arrive later this year, have been the subjects of many …

Microsoft Adds New Features With Latest Updates To Its Band Wearable Device

I wrote about my initial thoughts on the Microsoft Band, right here. I’ve been using the Band daily since Christmas of last year and am a fan of the device. I had noticed a couple of quirks with the Band early on, like the heart rate monitor taking too long to lock in and Bluetooth syncs …

Good News For The Auto Industry, Cars Aren't Getting Old Quite So Fast

The U.S. auto industry is heaving a mighty sigh of relief, because the average age of cars on the road is finally poised to come down again, and by one measure it already has, according to Experian Automotive.<p>According to Experian Automotive, the average age of all cars on the road was 10.7 years …

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Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making

WASHINGTON (AP) — For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies.<p>The coming weeks will put the relationship between …

Australia to test new method of tracking planes in wake of MH370 disappearance

Air transport,Malaysia Airlines flight MH370,Australia news,Indonesia,Malaysia,Plane crashes,Warren Truss,Australian politics,Asia Pacific<p>New method tracks aircraft over remote oceanic areas every 15 minutes compared with 30 to 40 minutes previously<p>Australia is joining Indonesia and Malaysia in …