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Inky the Octopus and the Upsides of Anthropomorphism

Earlier this month, under the cover of night, an octopus named Inky hauled his basketball-sized body out of the tank he shared with a companion at the National Aquarium of New Zealand, heaved himself across the floor, and squeezed his gelatinous mantle into a narrow drain leading to the Pacific …

Why Teen Phone Use Is Changing--and How to Change With It

Teens' mobile device use and preferences are unlocked for safety and marketing.<p>Minecraft is more popular than Facebook. Surprised?<p>Such data finds will shock many Millennials--and most people over 30--for whom Facebook signaled the rise of Web2.0. But, for many teens, Facebook is a hallmark of the …

Apps

How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence

We know from research (and common sense) that people who understand and manage their own and others’ emotions make better leaders. They are able to deal with stress, overcome obstacles, and inspire others to work toward collective goals. They manage conflict with less fallout and build stronger …

Emotional Intelligence

Race Is a Social Construct, Scientists Argue

More than 100 years ago, American sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois was concerned that race was being used as a biological explanation for what he …

Genetics

Why some cultures love the tastes you hate

Why do some cultures find one taste delectable and another disgusting? BBC Future investigates.<p>When I was visiting Shanghai, I learned to avoid a certain alley on my walk to the underground system. It always smelled incredibly, almost unbelievably bad – like there was an open sewer on the sidewalk. …

Sikh actor Waris Ahluwalia: Education must follow apology over turban incident

<b>(CNN) —</b> Waris Ahluwalia may make it back to New York in time for Fashion Week after all.<p>Two days after Aeromexico kicked the Indian-American actor and designer off a flight after he refused to remove his turban during a security screening, the airline and the Sikh celebrity appear to have reached …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Self-Driving Luxury Vehicle Concept at CES 2015

Only weeks after Google officially unveiled their self-driving car prototype, Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz chose this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to debut the F 015 Luxury in Motion, a concept vehicle that can operate entirely without a driver behind the wheel.<p>Futuristic in …

CES

Zagg announces speaker case and portable keyboard for iPhone 6

ZAGG Inc Introduces New Products at 2015 CES<p>New Mobile Keyboard and iPhone 6 Speaker Case Highlight the ZAGG Inc Product Offerings. CES Booth to Also …

Apple Dominates Christmas Week With Over Half of New Mobile Device Activations

Mobile analytics firm Flurry today reports Apple accounted for just over half of new mobile device activations for the holiday season, with 51.3 percent of worldwide activations going to the Cupertino-based company.<p>Using data from more than 600,000 tracked apps, Flurry focused on the week leading …

Polygon's Games of the Year 2014 #5: Mario Kart 8

Many of the games on our Games of the Year list pushed the art form forward in some way, or even caused us to argue about whether they could even be considered a game.<p><i>Mario Kart 8</i> may seem like a banal choice for this list by comparison, as it does very little to improve the state of the art, or to …

See How Much Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon, and More Stars Look Like the Real People They’re Playing

The holiday movie season has once again brought a flurry of biopics, which has us wondering: How much do these movie stars really look like the people they’re playing? From the dead ringers to the, um, generous adaptations, here are 19 of the season’s biggest stars, side by side with the real …

Samsung's Plan To Replace Android Has Hit A Snag, And Now Things Are Looking Bad For Next Year

After watching profits tumble this year due to increased competition from other Android phone makers, Samsung sits at an odd inflection point. It can pump out pricey, generic Android phones and watch cheaper phone manufacturers continue to eat its lunch, or it can start innovating in software and …

Why 'The Interview' is a satire very much of our time

Against long odds, ‘The Interview’ isn’t an awful movie. But more than that, it also serves as a subtle kind of satire—if we let it<p><i>To read Paul</i> …

Comedy

New rare dwarf galaxy discovered next to Milky Way

A team of Russian and American scientists have uncovered a new dwarf galaxy next to the Milky Way – the galaxy we live in.<p>Called KKs3, the galaxy is …

Universe

Japan, wary of North Korea, works to secure infrastructure after Sony attack

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan, fearing it could be a soft target for possible North Korean cyberattacks in the escalating row over the Sony Pictures hack, has begun working to ensure basic infrastructure is safe and to formulate its diplomatic response, officials said.<p>Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary …

Watch The Interview Right Here

Score one for freedom of speech! Or something ...<p>First, we learned that some 300 movie theaters across the country have decided to show <i>The Interview,</i> in defiance of blackmailing hackers who threatened violence against cinemas if Sony didn’t withdraw the boundary-pushing comedy.<p>Now comes word that …

Why Russia made Google take down a 'got chocolate?' blog post

Google gets a lot of requests from the world's governments to remove allegedly illegal items from its website. For the first time, Google has detailed specifics: what governments are asking for and how it has responded.<p>In its latest Transparency Report, Google explained how governments asked for …

Sony's 'The Interview' gets online release through Google, Xbox

Sony Pictures' comedy "The Interview" was released online Wednesday, the day before the film's theatrical release.<p>The studio struck deals to make the movie available on Google Play, YouTube Movies, and Microsoft's Xbox Video for rent and purchase, starting at 10 a.m. PST. The movie has also been …