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Why gratitude could be good for your health

Humans are hardwired to see the negative in life. But growing research shows feeling grateful can boost health, grades, and even brain function.<p>On …

Ford introduces MoDe:Flex e-bike and smartphone app

Ford revealed its newest electric bike, a collapsible, customizable vehicle connected to mapping and safety features through an app, at its annual …

Google starts road tests of new self-driving car prototypes

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc (GOOGL.O) said on Thursday it had started testing the latest prototypes of its self-driving cars on Mountain View, California roads, with safety drivers aboard.<p>A Google self-driving vehicle is parked at the Computer History Museum after a presentation in …

Car Tech

The Original Voice of Siri: Susan Bennett Explains the Art of Voiceover

In an exclusive interview with <i>Vox</i>, the original voice of the iPhone’s digital assistant Siri, <i>Susan Bennett</i>, has shared how she became the voice of …

New York State

Two rival self-driving cars have close call in California

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Reuters) - Two self-driving prototype cars, one operated by Google Inc and the other by Delphi Automotive Plc, had a close call on a Silicon Valley street earlier this week, a Delphi executive told Reuters on Thursday.<p>It was believed to be the first such incident involving …

Car Tech

40 of the most photogenic coastlines in the world

There’s nothing in science that says the places where water meets landmass must be captivating to the human observer. Yet so often, it’s the …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

You are wrong about 'selfies,' they are not proof of narcissism

For those who feel modern technology is both coarsening and cheapening modern life, what better rallying cry could there be than "Selfies at Funerals," a collection of teenagers taking self-portraits with their smartphones at occasions of mourning? And now that "selfie" has been named the word of …

Feds to monitor social media round-the-clock

Big Brother is watching you — on just about every social-media platform you can imagine.<p>Tweets, public Facebook posts and YouTube videos could soon …

Oldest Buddhist shrine found at Buddha's birthplace

A shrine consistent with the story of the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha, has been uncovered within a later shrine long thought to be …

The power of the startup mindset

When Kira Talent released its first platform, it was little more than a prototype, hampered by a rudimentary interface and numerous bugs. It was, however, enough for the needs of its first customer.<p>Co-founder and CEO Emilie Cushman wanted to help companies screen job candidates using video. Instead …