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Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Astrophysics

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Can We Unlearn Social Biases While We Sleep?

Putting gender and race stereotypes to bed<p>Your brain does a lot when you are asleep. It’s when you consolidate memories and integrate the things you’ve learned during the day into your existing knowledge structure. We now have lots of evidence that while you are sleeping, specific memories can be …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Cleveland

Dissidia Final Fantasy Details Its Six Characters And Their Roles

<b>By Sato</b> . May 25, 2015 . 1:25am<p>In Square Enix’s upcoming arcade title, <i>Dissidia Final Fantasy</i>, you’ll get to play as various characters from …

Forget the internet of things – we need an internet of people

From cars to umbrellas, everyday objects are becoming increasingly connected. But the question we need to ask is – should they be?<p>The internet of things is a vision of ubiquitous connectivity driven by one basic idea: screens are not the only gateway to the ultimate network of networks.<p>With …

After Ramadi, what options does U.S. have for ISIS fight in Iraq?

<b>(CNN) —</b> U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter's remarks that the Iraqi military "showed no will to fight" during the fall of the key city of Ramadi to ISIS have deepened questions about the campaign against the Islamic militant group.<p>ISIS' recent victories in Ramadi and the historic Syrian city of …

Middle East

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Singularity

U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided

Jovano Graves' parents begged him not to join the Army right out of high school in 2003, when U.S. troops were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.<p>But their son refused his parents' pleas to try college. He followed them both into the Army instead.<p><b>------------</b><p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p>This story says that the …

Military

The incalculable costs of ignoring new technologies

Comment: Smart meters may not live up to their promise of saving us significant sums, but numerous other examples of new technology do achieve that goal<p>Are you looking forward to getting your smart energy meter? As we report on here, every household in the country is due to have one of these …

Why the last of the JFK files could embarrass the CIA

Among the documents are roughly 3,600 that have never been seen by the public.<p>COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Shortly after the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Chief Justice Earl Warren, who oversaw the first official inquiry, was asked by a reporter if the full record would be made …

Surveillance

The unknown helicopter

Jeff Houlihan first noticed the helicopter in 1977, perched on top of a 40-foot steel tower at Rialto Municipal Airport. He could tell it was a Huey, used in Vietnam, but no one could explain how it got to the top of the tower. He could tell it had received enemy gunfire — it was spattered with …

Military

Fact or Fiction: Android apps only use one CPU core

We have had multi-core processors in our PCs for over a decade, and today they are considered the norm. At first it was dual-core, then quad-core, and today companies like Intel and AMD offer high end desktop processors with 6 or even 8 cores. Smartphone processors have a similar history. Dual-core …

Computer Science

What Is Your DNA Worth?

Your DNA may be up for sale. And the sale depends on an exaggerated picture of genetic power and destiny.<p>“Success in sight: The eyes have it!” Thus the scientific journal <i>Gene Therapy</i> greeted the news, in 2008, that an experimental treatment was restoring vision to 12 people born with a congenital …

‘Look ... It’s My Name on This’: Obama Defends the Iran Nuclear Deal

In an interview, the U.S. president ties his legacy to a pact with Tehran, argues ISIS is not winning, warns Saudi Arabia not to pursue a nuclear-weapons program, and anguishes about Israel.<p>On Tuesday afternoon, as President Obama was bringing an occasionally contentious but often illuminating …

Political Science

Inside The Secret Summit Where Masters Of The Universe Bond, Brand, Bleed In Navy SEAL Training

How PTTOW!’s culture of exclusivity–hey, there’s Shaun White! and that’s Quincy Jones!–helps brands discover creative new partners.<p>“It pays to be a winner, it pays to be a winner, it pays to be a winner!”<p>The words tumble out through the heavy panting of about 25 exhausted thirtysomethings, from …

ISIS seizes key Iraqi city of Ramadi: What happens next?

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS forces pushed east Monday from their fresh victory in Ramadi as the Iraqi government rushed reinforcements to shore up defensive lines meant to stop the terror group's advance.<p>Iraqi and U.S. officials promised eventual defeat for the self-proclaimed Islamic State, but the loss of the …

Islam

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

Little-known Evan McMullin finally takes up the mantle of anti-Trump conservative, three months before the election.<p>There are three months until Election Day, and anti-Trump Republicans finally have their man—even if they’ve never heard of him.<p>On August 8, Evan McMullin announced he is running as …

Government

Wearing a Suit Makes People Think Differently

Formalwear elicits feelings of power, which change some mental processes.<p>Some psychology research in recent years is making an old aphorism look like an incomplete thought: Clothes make the man… Yes? Go on?<p>Clothes, it appears, make the man perceive the world differently.<p>A new study looks …

Psychology

Obama confronts 'cruel' reality of his drone war

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The long trail of civilian death left by President Barack Obama's drone war finally has an innocent American face.<p>In an extraordinary moment, Obama appeared Thursday in the White House briefing room to apologize for the accidental killings of an American and an Italian hostage in …

Al-Qaeda

Armenians Mark A Century Since World War I Massacre

<b>Updated at 12:50 p.m. ET</b><p>European leaders attended a ceremony marking the centenary of the massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War I, as German lawmakers risked triggering a diplomatic row with Turkey by voting to acknowledge the historical event as …

North Africa

Inside the surprisingly dark world of Rube Goldberg machines

Inside the whimsical but surprisingly dark world of Rube Goldberg machines<p><b>On the eve of the</b> 2015 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest college nationals, six teams gather in Columbus, Ohio’s Center of Science and Industry children’s museum to set up their machines around the walls of the hangar-like space …

Scientists genetically modify human embryos in controversial world first

New procedure used to modify disease-causing gene, but raises questions over whether restrictions should be placed on new wave of genetic techniques<p>Scientists in China have genetically modified human embryos in a world first that has re-ignited the debate over the ethics and safety of genetic …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Key events in Paris newspaper attack and hostage-takings

PARIS (AP) — For three days, two al-Qaida-linked brothers and an associate who seized a kosher grocery, terrorized France and shook the world.<p>The Kouachi brothers allegedly carried out the massacre of 12 people at satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, while their associate is suspected of killing a …

Extremism