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How are geniuses made?

A new book argues that genius isn’t genetic—it’s nurtured by a multitude of factors<p><b>THE GEOGRAPHY OF GENIUS</b><p><b>Eric Weiner</b><p>Early in his career, Freud had …

Star Wars 7 Stormtrooper TR-8R - Official Name and Details Revealed [SPOILERS]

Since the start of the very first movie, Stormtroopers have played a major part in the <i>Star Wars</i> saga. One in the particular has been the focus of much attention since <i>The Force Awakens</i> was released last month--the baton-spinning First Order trooper who fights a lightsaber-wielding Finn. Now some …

Star Wars

Make Your Own Star Wars Title Crawl With This Free App

StarWars.com has been updated with a free app that lets you make your own version of the iconic <i>Star Wars</i> title crawl. It's very easy and very fun. Simply head here to get started.<p>The app uses <i>A New Hope</i> as an example. Once you've thought of an idea for your own title crawl, scroll to the top of the …

Star Wars

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Editorial cartoons for November, 2015

There’s a Mystery Machine That Sculpts the Human Genome

Geneticists can’t see this machine, but they can see its works—and they say it might be the key to reshaping the genome.<p>Genomes are so regularly represented as strings of letters—As, Gs, Cs, and Ts—that it’s easy to forget that they aren’t just abstract collections of data. They exist in three …

Nine ways your family finances will change under a Liberal government

Here are nine things you need to know about how your personal finances will change under the new Liberal government. These points are based on measures the party campaigned on prior to the election Monday.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Middle class tax cuts</b>: People with taxable income between $44,700 and $89,401 will save as …

Justin Trudeau Tells Obama He Plans To Wind Down Mideast Combat

WASHINGTON — Justin Trudeau's first-day foray into international relations included informing the U.S. president that he'll carry out his campaign …

Canada

Justin Trudeau victory in Canada is bad news for U.S. conservatives

<b>(CNN) —</b> According to the Reputation Institute, it is the "most admired" nation on earth. Immigrants flock there from all over the world -- for the most part politely standing in line for the opportunity.<p>Taxes seem to get lower every year and the government runs a surplus. Burdensome regulations …

Canada

TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline crosses the traditional territory of 180 different aboriginal communities.

Since the Idle No More protests began three years ago, aboriginal issues have been thrust onto the national stage as never before. What have the federal parties promised for native communities? Here's a primer<p>An RCMP report released last year confirmed what aboriginal people had suspected, and …

Canada

The Green Party wants the 'virtual elimination' of fossil-fuel use in Canada by mid-century.

Oil prices have plummeted, Alberta's economy is in turmoil and the oil patch is anxious to ship out more of its product. But Ottawa has to balance oil's economic benefits against environmental hazards and costs in greenhouse gas emissions. What do the parties propose to do? Here's a primer<p>This …

Ben Carson's 15 most controversial quotes

The retired neurosurgeon has a long track record of eyebrow-raising comments.<p>Ben Carson has been no stranger to stirring controversy with his remarks, with scrutiny growing stronger this week surrounding his accounts of past violence toward friends and family members — part of his narrative of …

Ben Carson

Dem debate: What Katy Perry, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Lovato and others would ask

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you could pose a question to the presidential candidates at the Democratic debate on Tuesday night, what would you ask? CNN Opinion invited celebrities, writers, thought leaders and other newsmakers to share what's on their mind.<p>Their questions about America's middle class, women's …

Bernie Sanders

Why is Playboy giving up nudity?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Playboy magazine launched in 1953 with Marilyn Monroe on its cover and subsequently grew into one of the world's most recognizable brands thanks to bunny costumes, a founder who never got out of his pajamas, and nude centerfolds.<p>It was a cornerstone of the "Mad Men" era and ushered in the …

Media Industry

This election will be won on citizenship issues. To our shame.

From expat voting rights to deporting terrorists and rejecting niqabs, this campaign has focused on the surprising question of who gets to be a …

The 10 Most Political Moments In Pope Francis' Address To Congress

Pope Francis speaks his mind, and he did that again in his address to a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday morning. But, in the vein of the best Jesuit teachers, Francis praised America, its rich political history and its ideals before delicately delivering some things its political leaders …

Christianity

NVIDIA brings its top-end desktop graphics to laptops

You no longer need a huge, water-cooled rig to play the latest blockbuster shooters, with plenty of gaming laptops doing a fine job of marrying performance with portability. But a divide still exists, with even the best mobile GPUs defined as "desktop-class," which is a nice way of saying they …

How to stream games from your Nvidia GTX-powered PC to any Chrome browser

The gaming industry has found yet another new way to enable you to play games from your powerful PC on other devices … only this time, all you need is the Google Chrome browser.<p>Nvidia’s GeForce Experience app, which enables a ton of extras for its GTX graphics cards, is testing a new feature that …

Google

Razer’s $2,400 ultra-HD gaming laptop is even better with Windows 10

Windows 10 is out, and Razer has rejiggered its high-end Blade gaming laptop to take full advantage of the operating system.<p>To test things out, Razer sent GamesBeat a $2,400 14-inch Razer Blade, which is available for purchase now. This configuration comes with an Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor, a …

Windows 10

Mockingbird Bluetooth Speaker

The Mockingbird Bluetooth Speaker is your perfect musical inspirational travel companion. This loud stylish acoustic speaker was inspired by freedom …

Crowd Funding

A Group of White Supremacists Is Promoting Itself on Canadian University Campuses

Vaguely reminiscent of World War II propaganda, the signs feature an image of two stoic-looking white guys in winter attire with the CN Tower in the backdrop.<p>Universities around Toronto found themselves bombarded with posters advocating for white supremacy Monday morning.<p>Vaguely reminiscent of …

MSI GT80 Titan SLI Review - Inside the Beast

In January this year I wrote about by first impressions on the MSI GT80 Titan gaming laptop. You can check it out here. I've since had enough time to …

Computer Hardware

Acer's Nitro notebooks put gaming power into a regular case

Acer has revealed its latest Aspire V Nitro notebooks that are aimed at gamers -- without looking like gaming laptops. Dressed in basic-black, tapered cases, the 15- and 17-inch models still bring the latest Intel Skylake sixth-gen Core i7 and i5 mobile chips and NVIDIA GTX960M graphics with up to …

Acer has a gnarly gaming phone with a deca-core processor

Acer's at IFA in force this year, showing off a wide array of gaming PCs, laptops, tablets and now, a phone. The Predator 6 looks a lot like the company's new gaming tablet, with some super-gnarly black-and-red styling and four front-facing speakers. Details are thin on the ground at the moment, …

Rent the Wasteland with a Fallout: New Vegas Monopoly board

Anyone who's spent an hour or 129 in <i>Fallout: New Vegas</i> will appreciate this themed Monopoly board by Redditor KongoBoom, whose high and low-rent districts are absolutely spot-on in the choice of locations. And that's just the beginning.<p>Seriously, you start with Camp Searchlight and Vault 22 as the …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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The Latest: Pataki says GOP must unite around ideas in 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class faced off Monday night in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White …

Government

How To Make Your Own 'Fallout 4' Pip-Boy

Alas, if you’re looking to get one of the coveted <i>Fallout 4: Pip-Boy Editions</i>, you’re out of luck. The gaming public went wild over Bethesda’s canonical peripheral and bought out the entire stock in a flash, leaving hopeful wasteland wanderers to scrounge eBay. And there’s no new stock coming …

Nintendo Wii