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27 Tragically Underrated Movies You Need To Watch Immediately

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Entertainment

Levine: Jake Arrieta Is Making A Run At The Cy Young

By Bruce Levine–<p><b>CHICAGO (CBS)</b> — The numbers are there, but the name recognition isn’t for Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta to be your 2015 National …

Baseball

How Your Brain Works

Every animal you can think of -- mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians -- has a brain. But the human brain is unique. Although it's not the …

Microsoft steering Windows 10 users away from non-Microsoft browsers

Microsoft is aggressively pushing its own Edge browser when you run a Bing search for another browser<p>Microsoft is aggressively pushing its new web browser, Edge, to Windows 10 users when they attempt to search for other browsers — like Firefox or Chrome — using Microsoft's own browser.<p>The tactic …

Why Lego's CEO Thinks More Grown-Ups Should Play At Work

"We believe in play as a transformative agent in society, and we need more creativity to solve the world’s problems."<p>Playfulness is at the root of creativity. So why on earth have we created a corporate system where everyone feels the need to be so serious?<p>I see time and again that injecting a …

Unhappy At Work? Swipe Right To Tell The Boss

Startups and established pollsters alike are working to bring the employee-engagement survey into the age of smartphones and big data.<p>Bunny Inc., which runs an online marketplace for voice-over actors, has more than 50 employees scattered between its offices in San Francisco and Bogota, Colombia, …

Humans Aren’t Special: Carl Safina’s 'Beyond Words' Delves Deep Into Animal Minds

Spending hours watching whales, wolves, and elephants in their natural habitats presents wildlife biologists with mountains of data that would quickly overwhelm most animal lovers. But when the time comes to catalog it all, renowned marine ecologist Carl Safina reminds us that the work is far from …

Wildlife

More Evidence Life Could Have Come From Beyond

A new study reveals bacteria can survive atmospheric entry<p><i>Lithopanspermia.</i><p>The word is a mouthful but it represents one of the most intriguing theories about the origin of life on Earth. Quite literally, it means life began from an extraterrestrial source and came here by hitching a ride on a rock, …

Biology

Does Mindfulness Mean Anything?

We are in the middle of a mindfulness revolution.<p>According to Time, The Huffington Post and a host of other media outlets, mindfulness and meditation are having their moment in the spotlight. From hospitals to corporate wellness programs, mindfulness is — supposedly — a new path to relieving …

Mindfulness

The paradox of measuring happiness

The best of the week’s long reads in science and technology, including Silicon Valley’s resurgence and why suicide rates are highest in the happiest places.<p>Food | Two months of soylent<p>Consumer review of the powdered meal-replacement mix which claims to be a complete adult food. “Soylent is a …

Silicon Valley

A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist

Science journalist Anil Ananthaswamy thinks a lot about "self" — not necessarily <i>himself</i>, but the role the brain plays in our notions of self and existence.<p>In his new book, <i>The Man Who Wasn't There,</i> Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves and how those perceptions can be distorted …

Consciousness

Study: How experiencing awe transforms the way you treat the people around you

From the researchers that brought you the conclusion that money makes people meaner comes a new paper: Having an awesome experience makes people nicer.<p>“Awe has an important collective function,” says Paul Piff, an assistant professor of psychology at University of California, Irvine, and the lead …

Psychology

How colour perception could unlock consciousness

The best of the week’s long reads in science and technology, including everything you need to know about Apple Watch, and why colour could be the key to understanding consciousness.<p>Work | Keynes and hard work<p>JM Keynes was right to predict global prosperity in the 21st Century, wrong to predict that …

Apple Watch