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Yahoo could become Internet history

A decade and then some past its heyday as an Internet pioneer, Yahoo will spin off its core business after failing to convince people that its products are still worthwhile.<p>The Sunnyvale, California, company said Wednesday it will scrap its plans to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant …

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How to achieve and maintain a healthy weight

In the fight against weight gain, when you eat might be as important as what you eat.<p>The holiday season and weight gain trends this time of year often direct focus to specific foods to eat in order to maintain weight. Questions regarding how often to eat are largely ignored.<p>Cultural influences …

Exercise Can Boost Your 'Visual' Brainpower, And Here's How

A workout keeps not only your body flexible, but also your brain.<p>Scientists have long known that going hard in the gym benefits the brain as much as it does brawn, from improving long-term memory to enhancing the amount of your brain's gray matter.<p>Now, a new small study that was published in the …

Laziness and lack of sleep can shorten your life, especially when combined, study says

You already know that smoking is bad for you and that drinking too much alcohol may shorten your life. Now a new study says that spending too much time in a chair and depriving yourself of necessary sleep should join a short list of behaviors known to increase your risk of premature death.<p>Sedentary …

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Slumping Morgan Stanley eliminates 1,200 jobs

It's a depressing time to be a trader on Wall Street.<p>Struggling Morgan Stanley (MS) slashed 1,200 jobs around the world in recent days, a person familiar with the matter told CNNMoney.<p>The cuts were broad-based and eliminated 25% of the positions within the fixed income and commodities businesses, …

The Navy Is Spending $864 Million on Underwater Drones That Don't Work

The Navy is planning to spend nearly $900 million on a Remote Minehunting System built by Lockheed Martin, the U.S.’s biggest contractor, that has …

At South Carolina Rally, Donald Trump Defiant on Muslim Ban

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Donald Trump on Monday night dug in his heels on his latest controversial statements — this time a proposal to shut down Muslim immigration to the United States indefinitely.<p>The ban would include tourists and those trying to enter the country on visas — and even Muslim …

Beijing Looks Like A Climate Horror Movie Right Now

You have to see it to believe it.<p>Beijing's air pollution has engulfed the famous landmarks of the Chinese city in clouds of smog, shut down outdoor activities and prompted the government to issue its first-ever "red alert" for pollution on Monday. Photos of the city look like something out of a …

E-cigarettes contain flavouring chemical linked to deadly 'popcorn lung'

Vapers could be at risk of developing the deadly disease ‘popcorn lung’ after scientists found a toxic chemical in 75 per cent of flavoured electronic cigarettes.<p>Diacetyl, a chemical which is used as a butter substitute in flavours like Cotton Candy and Cupcake, has been linked to respiratory …

Special delivery: meet Mumbai’s ‘errand executives’

Photograph: Karen Dias for the Guardian<p>Thakur delivers a package of high-end clothing. Photograph: Karen Dias for the Guardian<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/6720b00459e04360bff38d844592a2b8824bd85a/0_120_5616_3370/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Mumbai ... the dismantling of the old way of life is …

An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at you, right where I’ve drawn my circle, …

Google can remotely bypass the passcode of at least 74% of Android devices if ordered

According to a document prepared by the New York District Attorney’s Office, older versions of Android can easily be remotely reset by Google if compelled by a court order, allowing investigators to easily view the contents of a device.<p>The document, which looks at the impact of full disk encryption …

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Here's the tech you shouldn't buy on Black Friday

It's a truism that the best tech deals of the year happen on Black Friday.<p>It's also woefully inaccurate. Yes, there will be some bargains worth considering -- maybe even standing in line for -- but as you've probably discovered, stores large and small have turned a single day into an entire season …

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Green car technologies collide in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Asian automakers are opening up a new front in the contest to define the future of cars in California, fielding a flock of cars powered by hydrogen in a bid to woo green car buyers from Tesla Motors Inc, the battery electric vehicle leader.<p>Toyota, Honda and Hyundai used the …

How to clean an airliner

Airliners need to spend a lot of time in the air to pay their way. So how do airlines make sure they aren’t swimming with germs?<p>There are potentially dangerous stowaways on every flight you will ever take. You’ll find them in the first class cabin as well as in economy, sharing your seat, your …

Opinion: China and other emerging markets stocks are worse investments than the U.S.

According to Wall Street lore, the term “BRICs” was coined by Goldman Sachs in the early 2000s. It wasn’t just the acronym that was catchy to …

Everything to Know About Greece's Debt Vote

<b>Q. Why and when are the Greeks voting on this referendum?</b><p>A. The Greek government called the referendum because it failed to get acceptable terms for …

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5 online privacy tips from an ex-FBI agent

If anyone knows about cyber surveillance, it's Mary Galligan.<p>Until recently, she led the cyber and special operations team at the FBI's New York office -- the agency's largest surveillance operation. That included catching hackers like the infamous "Sabu" and using him to hunt down other …

Stalker: A creepy look at you, online

While you were having a latte and hunting for a Tinder date on your local coffee shop's open Wi-Fi, you were giving away your personal information.<p>Want to know how much? Stalker will tell you.<p>Stalker is a tool created by security firm Immunity Inc. to demonstrate the hazards of connecting to …

Why you'll keep getting hacked

Don't like getting hacked? Sorry, you'd better get used to it.<p>Every few weeks, we learn about another data breach. It's the privacy world's version of an oil spill. A hacker breaks into a company and grabs a database of our personal details. They're sold on the black market, and the exposure puts …

Simple tips to avoid getting hacked - Jun. 13, 2014

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)<p>With all the recent news about government surveillance, corporate cybersecurity failures and large-scale hacks, the task of keeping yourself safe online can seem daunting.<p>There's probably no way to completely avoid the NSA if they've got you in their sights, but fortunately, …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …