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ESPN Hits A Ratings Winner With Historic Australian Open

A single sporting event featured two GOATs winning championships over the weekend, and ESPN reaped the benefits. The Worldwide Leader said today that …

Escape the clamor of politics with 2,540 strange new photos of Mars

Donald Trump has been elected president, bringing to a close one of the most contentious campaign seasons in history.<p>Which means you're probably stressed out of your mind and looking for escape from the ongoing political clamor.<p><b>If it's quiet solitude and beauty you seek, there is no better place</b> …

Apple: Nearly 90% Of 'Genuine' iPhone Chargers On Amazon Are Counterfeit

Have you ever purchased an iPhone charger from Amazon.com only to realize that it did not function correctly? That is because Apple revealed the majority of iPhone and iPad adapters and charging cables labeled as “genuine” and “official” are actually fake. So Apple recently filed a lawsuit against …

iPhone 5

Nintendo Switch won't play Wii U discs and 3DS cartridges

Nintendo might have crushed some fans' dreams with its <i>Famitsu</i> interview. The company told the popular Japanese gaming magazine that its upcoming hybrid console won't be able to play Wii U discs or 3DS cartridges. It's unclear if the Switch won't be able to run digital games either, but if you were …

Retrogaming

Obscure airport codes explained: Why on earth is Chicago ORD, Newark EWR and New Orleans MSY?

As obscure American airport codes go, you might think ORD takes the inflight biscuit. The city is Chicago, the airport O’Hare. Neither of those …

3tags.org

Hubble’s latest breakthrough reveals trillions of unknown galaxies in the Universe

How many galaxies are there in the observable Universe? For the first time, we don’t just have a ‘lower limit’ — we have an answer.<p><i>“Our posturings,</i> …

Highly Intelligent People Are Less Traditional, Says Science

While brilliant artists or mad scientists are often stereotyped as social outliers, these people may actually be more intelligent than the masses. A …

Psychology

Five Self Help Books That Changed My Life

I've never been much for self-help books.<p>As a general rule, I don't read a lot of non-fiction. And for a long time I think I was a bit of a snob where self-help books were concerned, thinking they were somehow low brow.<p>I was wrong. In the past few months, I've had occasion to read a couple of …

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Never Say Die: 9 Lessons From The World's Longest-Living People

These people live continents away from one another, yet they've unlocked the secrets to living a long, healthful life. Learn 9 common traits of the …

Small Island, Big Song: Musicians across oceans join together through a single song

A man sits by the edge of a river in remote Taiwan, playing a song on a jaw harp.<p>A month later, another man heads into a forest on the side of a …

Madagascar

Forgery fiction: literature's fascination with fake art

Even Michelangelo was guilty of forgery. As the story goes, the young artist buried a sleeping Cupid he carved from marble so that it would pass as a Greco-Roman antiquity. Upon learning of its true maker, the buyer, Cardinal Raffaello Riario, returned the piece to his dealer for a full refund. The …

Books

Two of the Largest Stars in the Galaxy Are Lashing Each Other With Stellar Wind

A new imaging technique using three telescopes has allowed us to image this most turbulent part of the galaxy for the first time.<p>About 7,500 light-years away in the Milky Way, raging stellar winds are ripping plasma from two stars in orbit around each other, and between these massive stars, the …

Universe

25 things you don't actually need to keep in the fridge

There is probably a bunch of things in your fridge that doesn't need to be there. Removing these items from your fridge can free up space and improve the taste and quality of items that should be stored at room temperature.<p>Take a look at this list and then go rummage through your fridge.<p><b>Hot sauce</b> …

Food Preservation

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay review – scares in layers

Imagine a literary horror novel that riffs on one of the best and creepiest short stories out there, Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s <i>The Yellow Wall-Paper</i>: “It is so pleasant to be out in this great room and creep around as I please!” Then throw in elements of every tale of possession you’ve read or …

Horror

Driverless vehicles are headed to the UK

The government is encouraging technology companies, carmakers and start-ups to develop and test their autonomous driving technologies in Britain, aiming to build an industry to serve a worldwide market which it forecasts could be worth around 900 billion pounds ($1.1 trillion) by 2025.<p>Earlier this …

You May Be Able To Train Your Brain To Be Fearless

A developing treatment called neurofeedback may help people suffering from anxiety and PTSD.<p>All your fears, stresses and anxieties have one thing in common. They are sensed by a pair of pea-sized patches of neurons, called the amygdala, sitting deep inside your brain. So what if you could control …

10 things you should never say to someone with depression

If you have a friend or family member who is depressed, you may not know what to say or you may say things that make the person feel worse. So how can you express your support?<p>Although you have the best intentions, it’s a difference between what you mean to say and what’s really being heard, said …

A migraine may change your brain

<b>(CNN) —</b> About 37 million Americans suffer from migraines, those incredibly painful and often debilitating headaches. Though they've been known to knock a person out, migraines weren't thought to permanently affect the brain -- until now. A study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology suggests …

Migraines

Nightmare in Berlin by Hans Fallada review – a compelling portrait of postwar Germany

Hans Fallada’s career was chaotic and disastrous. Posterity is lucky to rescue anything from the long catastrophe. In ideal circumstances, he would have been the sort of novelist to address social issues in a popular, palatable style, enjoyed by a wide and serious-minded readership. As it happened, …

Books

The web gives us access to endless information. What impact does this have on our memory, and our attention spans?<p>Throughout history, people have always worried about new technologies. The fear that the human brain cannot cope with the onslaught of information made possible by the latest …

The Brain

This New Material Will Help Smartphones Use 100x Less Power

Chances are you’re charging your smartphone once a day, but a revolutionary new material could send future battery life skyrocketing to unimaginable …

University of Michigan

AFL and NRL fairytales are ours to enjoy too

I was utterly captivated by the run of the Western Bulldogs during the recent AFL finals series - unashamedly and unapologetically.

This Is What A Nutritionist Eats In A Day

<i>Finding a healthy eating plan that works for you isn't easy—especially when there are so many different diets to choose from. It helps to take some</i> …

How Google's new Pixel phones compare to the latest iPhone and Android competition

Google’s new Pixel phones are here. After years of overseeing reference Nexus devices running stock Android, Google is finally stepping into the smartphone fray to show what its vision of Android looks like. The Pixel and Pixel XL feature deep software integration to Google’s services, including …