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Why We Melt at Puppy Pictures

Cute babies elicit caregiving behavior in humans—but why do we have the same response to the cute young of other species?<p>By<p>Robert M. Sapolsky<p>Things were great at home. Everyone was getting enough sleep, cleaning all the laundry and dishes, and keeping up with homework. So it seemed like the obvious …

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How late do you stay up on New Year's Eve?

Data from Jawbone UP has revealed that the UK's bedtime on New Year's Eve is extremely conservative compared with the rest of the world<p>On the biggest party night of the year, people across the UK are likely to be tucked up in bed by 2am, while those in Russia celebrate until the early hours.<p>On …

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Get ready for Uber price surging this New Year's Eve

As New Year's Eve preparations kick off around Australia, the logistics of the biggest night of the year can be a downer.<p>Transport is never easy on …

Storm brings halt to AirAsia search operation

Gales and large waves suspend recovery effort Sonar image from sea bed believed to be plane body Seven bodies and debris recovered from Java Sea Life jacket find may hold key to moments before crash<p>Gale-force winds and high waves have forced search teams to suspend their work recovering the bodies …

10 AirAsia Flight QZ8501 questions

<b>(CNN) —</b> The discovery of debris from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 means investigators have taken a big step toward answering the questions haunting the families of those aboard the doomed plane. What are the key questions, and what might come next?<p><b>What caused the plane to crash?</b><p>It's the million-dollar …

Arizona police officer killed; suspect dead

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A northern Arizona police officer killed over the weekend was shot repeatedly at close range by a domestic violence suspect after calmly asking the man if he could pat him down for any weapons, authorities said Sunday.<p>Flagstaff Officer Tyler J. Stewart, 24, died Saturday at …

Looking up in the lobby of this iconic piece of architecture, where a friend of a friend happens to live. He let us into his apartment even though we came unannounced and he was already in bed. The hospitality of the people I've met in Mexico City has been inspiring. #grateful

These Bare-Faced Celebs Look Just as Stunning Without Makeup

Jennifer Aniston<p>"Best #friends #no makeup #girl-time," said Aniston's longtime hairstylist Chris McMillan.<p>Gwyneth Paltrow<p>The Goop maven went …

10 Mind-Blowing Hacks for Making Your Leftover Pizza Taste Better the Next Day

Three words: pizza grilled cheese.<p>Gone are your days of eating cold leftover pizza in your pajamas, leaning against your open refrigerator. Make pizza better the next day with these easy tricks.<p><b>1. Reheat cold pizza face down in a pan.</b> Slap your slice of pizza face down on a preheated skillet on …

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ISIL 'killed foreign fighters in its ranks'

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has killed 120 of its own members, most of them foreign fighters trying to return home, during the past six months, a Syrian monitoring group has said.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday that the group also killed 1,175 civilians, …

Brands Saying Bae is the Twitter account we've needed in 2014

Here's a brief look at American slang in 2014. "Bae," if you've never heard the word before, is a term of endearment used to convey affection toward a significant other or some good thing that's caught your eye. In common parlance, it might be used in a sentence like "She's the bae," indicating …

Kim Kardashian's 50 Top Looks of 2014

hether you're a fan or foe, you have to admit Kim Kardashian underwent a major style makeover in 2014. Click through for the best of the reality star's wardrobe this year.<p>Whether you're a fan or foe, you have to admit Kim Kardashian underwent a major style makeover in 2014. Click through for the …

Alleged ‘Lizard Squad’ Member Reveals His Face In A TV Interview

The interview with the alleged Lizard Squad member, a Finland-based man using the alias "Ryan," was conducted via Skype. It can be viewed at the bottom of the page.<p>Here's what "Ryan" said, regarding Lizard Squad's takedown of the game networks over the holidays:<p><b>How it happened:</b> "This attack was …

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Q&A on what might have happened to AirAsia flight

NEW YORK (AP) — Rescue crews are searching Indonesian waters for AirAsia Indonesia Flight 8501, which disappeared Sunday with 162 passengers and crew onboard. The plane was flying from Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city, and was about halfway to its destination, Singapore, when it vanished …

New documents reveal which encryption tools the NSA couldn't crack

Thanks to Edward Snowden, we're getting a new look at which programs can successfully keep out the NSA. A report in <i>Der Spiegel</i> has shed new light on the NSA's encryption-breaking programs, and put a spotlight on the handful of programs that are still giving them trouble. The findings, based on …

Mae Keane, One Of The Last 'Radium Girls,' Dies At 107

<b>Editor's note, Jan. 15, 2015:</b> Mae Keane was one of the last "radium girls," but not the last one. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the full correction note.<p><i>Before turning the page on 2014,</i> All Things Considered <i>is paying tribute to some of the people who died this year whose</i> …

The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

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Newspapers, Taxi Medallions and Other Safer Investments Than Bitcoin in 2014

Even camera film lost less in value than bitcoin.<p>At the outset of the year, bitcoin was scorching as speculators and venture capital firms poured money into sophisticated mining operations, service companies and the techno-currency itself.<p>But the value of bitcoin, while always volatile, tumbled …

ISIL killed 'nearly 2,000' in Syria in months

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has killed 1,878 people since the declaration of their "caliphate" in Syria on June 28, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.<p>The Observatory, which monitors the Syrian conflict, documented the deaths of 1,175 civilians, including …