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Sleeping more than eight hours raises stroke risk, Cambridge University warns

Older people who slept for longer than eight hours were more likely to have a stroke within 10 years<p>A long lie-in may feel restorative but new research suggests that people who sleep for more than eight hours a day are more likely to suffer a stroke.<p>The University of Cambridge found that older …

Gigantic Black Hole Discovered From the Dawn of Time

Astronomers find a cosmic monster that pushes theories of the early universe to the limit.<p>Astronomers have identified a mammoth black hole weighing as much as 12 billion suns.<p>It's not the biggest black hole ever found, but it's astonishingly young. The giant appears to have swelled to its enormous …

Strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres have scientists perplexed

A dwarf planet is shining two bright lights at a NASA spacecraft right now, and our smartest scientists are unsure what they are.<p>As bizarre as that …

Astronomy

Kremlin 'considered plan to split Ukraine before president’s overthrow'

Strategy document suggests Moscow was already pondered plan to annex Crimea and assimilate pro-Russian regions<p>The Kremlin received advice to break up Ukraine and absorb its pro-Russian regions even before the country’s president fled in the wake of street protests a year ago, according to an …

Why do people choose to buy a PlayStation 4, an Xbox One or a Wii U?

Owners of different consoles buy them for very different reasons, according to new research.<p>A new study from Nielsen asked console owners for the top reasons why they chose to buy a particular new machine. The answers that came back show a stark diversity for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U.<p>For …

Once a pioneer, Google’s now playing catch-up to Apple in mobile payments

Now that Apple’s a major player in mobile payments, everyone else is scrambling to play catch-up. In the past week, Samsung acquired digital wallet LoopPay to power payment transactions on its smartphones, and on Monday, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile agreed to preload Google’s mobile payments system …

Mobile Payments

President Obama predicts more states will legalize marijuana

You can’t fit everything into a State of the Union.<p>President Barack Obama told YouTube today that more states will consider legalizing cannabis thanks to his Administration’s approach to the issue, and the government should treat marijuana use as a health problem, not a criminal one.<p>Several …

Cannabis

Google to Firefox users: Dump Yahoo for us

Google is trying to persuade users of the Firefox browser to ditch Yahoo as their default search engine.<p>In November, Firefox-maker Mozilla cut a deal in which Yahoo would take over in the US as the "default search experience on Firefox across mobile and desktop," Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced …

Exclusive: Giving Stephen Hawking a voice

Stephen Hawking first met Gordon Moore, the cofounder of Intel, at a conference in 1997. Moore noticed that Hawking's computer, which he used to …

The History Of Web Design Explained In 9 GIFs

25 years of web design, summarized in nine unforgettable GIFs.<p>Froont, a San Francisco company that makes tools for web designers, has created nine GIFs that show just how far web design has come in the past 25 years. If you’ve ever wondered why CSS is important, or why Flash died out, these GIFs …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

From the editors of Esquire.com, catch up on the year's best movies that you most likely missed out on.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but …

Disney Research delivers hyper-realistic animated eyeballs

Belle. Jasmine. Ariel. What did they all have in common? Aside from a freakishly small waist, each of the Disney heroines also had giant, perfect …

We may be able to reverse early Alzheimer's

<i>A music legend fights Alzheimer's disease on his unforgettable farewell tour. CNN Films Presents: "Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me</i>," Sunday, June 28 at 9 p.m. ET.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> The woman at the department store bounded toward Julie Gee.<p>"Julie! Hi! How have you been?" she asked. Gee, 49, stared blankly at …

The 17 best drone videos that gave a whole new perspective to 2014

Drone photography came into its own this year.<p>Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even …

Here's What We Talked About Most On Facebook In 2014

Last year it was Pope Francis, the Royal Baby and Miley Cyrus. But this year, our conversations -- Facebook conversations, that is -- were all about Ebola, the World Cup and the Ice Bucket Challenge.<p>Facebook released its Year In Review on Tuesday, listing the things its 1.35 billion monthly active …

How your body will be your password

Thought your fingerprint was secure? Think again. The unique pattern on the tip of your fingers can easily be copied and used to access your most personal information.<p>As PIN numbers and passwords prove redundant in protecting data, tech companies are looking to convert bodily features into secure …

Top 10 U.S. companies to work for

What makes a company great to work for?<p>Good pay and benefits don't hurt. But when it comes down to it, employees said it's office culture and great colleagues that make these companies satisfying places to work.<p>Glassdoor asked people about the pros and cons of their employers, and had them rate …

Where to Move If You Want a Job, More Money, or Lots of Single People

A new Census tool reveals which large cities are the nation's leaders in earnings, unemployment, and unmarried young people.<p>Springfield, Massachusetts, is the most single. San Jose, California, is the most international (richest, too). Provo, Utah, is the youngest workforce in America, and McAllen, …

Golden Globes 2015: Snubs, surprises and assorted trends

Angelina Jolie has been nominated for Golden Globes for her acting in "Changeling," "Gia" and "The Tourist," part of half a dozen noms over the years for the A-list star. The group even nominated her feature directorial debut, 2011's "In the Land of Blood and Honey," in the foreign film …

Golden Globes

The Most Horrifying Fast Food Menu Items Of 2014

According to Chinese zodiac, 2014 is the year of the horse. People born this year are said to be full of personality, enjoy socializing and have a great sense of humor. But, there's nothing funny about the fast food nightmares this year brought. From black hamburgers to chicken corsages, let us …

Hobbit holiday homes you can stay in around the world

As The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits UK cinemas, we take a look at the best Shire-like abodes you can rent for your next holiday

The 16 Most Bizarre (But Beautiful) Homes We've Ever Seen

As homeowners shift toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, unique homes are inevitable. Here we look at 16 innovative, bizarre, and one-of-a-kind homes and what makes them stand out<p>As homeowners shift toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, unique homes are inevitable. …

Explore Mars' most detailed map ever

Detailed imaging of the surface of Mars from orbit has allowed space scientists to produce the most detailed geological map yet of part of the Red …

Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made 'almost uninhabitable' by pollution

The scene could be straight from a science-fiction film: a vision of everyday life, but with one jarring difference that makes you realise you’re on another planet, or in a distant future era.<p>A sports class is in full swing on the outskirts of Beijing. Herds of children charge after a football on …

11 Christmas Movies You Must Watch on Netflix

Stream these movies and specials to get you in the holiday spirit.<p>Netflix has an abundance of Christmas classics and festive romantic comedies to get you in the holiday spirit this Christmas Eve. Stream these movies and specials now, then check out the best new movies and TV shows on Netflix in …

Entertainment

A Guide to the Strange, Little-Known, Hard-to-Find Beatles Christmas Recordings

Little in my life has enriched me more than the Beatles or Christmas—in different (and yet dovetailing) ways. And there is one enriching aspect of the Beatles’ catalog that is so rare, that it falls between the worlds of official product and bootleg. This wasn’t a commercial record, it wasn’t a …

These Are the Best Ever Letters to Santa

This little girl wants Leonardo DiCaprio. Get in line, honey!<p>Kids say the darndest things. And something they write the darndest things to Santa. And something their parents take pictures of it and put it on social media. And that, my friends, is when we all win.<p>Voila:<p>Want more insane Santa …

What holiday lights look like from space

Yep, it’s that time of year, when American households haul out snarls of fairy lights and set the electricity meter spinning. So pronounced is the festive wattage, you can actually see it from space.<p>The photo above is a composite of nighttime photos taken from the NASA satellite Suomi NPP, …

Space Travel

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Photograph: Keith Vanderlinde<p>Auroras over the 10-metre telescope and Bicep (background imaging of cosmic extragalactic polarisation) at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The 10-metre South Pole Telescope and Bicep both collect data on cosmic microwave background radiation and black …

11 Movies to Watch Out for in 2015

The non-blockbuster must-see features of the year.<p><b>Hey, did you know that a brand-new Star Wars film</b> is coming out in December? And an <i>Avengers</i> sequel is on the way in May? And yet another <i>Jurassic Park</i> adventure arrives in June? Oh, wait—of course you did, because even at this early stage of 2015, …