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Scared Of Heights? Your Ancestors Might Be To Blame

New research into the ways that humans develop phobias has come upon a surprising theory: It could be genetic. According to researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine, memories can be passed down between generations via genetic switches and chemical changes in DNA that make experiences …

Nick Young sounds off after ejection

LOS ANGELES -- Lakers guard Nick Young called Steven Adams a "sneaky, dirty player" after an on-court scuffle with the Oklahoma City center led to …

Danny MacAskill Drops New Video

Scottish rider Danny MacAskill is known for performing jaw-dropping street trials riding in picturesque locations. Whether it’s in a deserted Argentinian village, a childhood dreamscape, or a road trip to his hometown, the 28-year-old sees terrain in a way that no one else does. His latest clip, a …

New video shows emotional moments following Ray Rice's arrest

Ray Rice and Janay Parker are crying, kissing and in handcuffs in a new video showing the moments following the alleged assault.<p>New security footage showing the immediate aftermath of the Ray Rice assault incident has been released. The footage, obtained by ABC News despite an attempted legal …

BlackBerry is working on Boeing's long-awaited self-destructing phone

Boeing's mysterious, self-destructing Black phone is getting help in the security department from none other than BlackBerry. During a conference call on Friday, BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced that the company is collaborating with the defense contractor to bake its end-to-end BES 12 platform …

North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat

North Korea, which denies that it had anything to do with a hack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, now wants to help the U.S. root out the real culprit. But true to form for Pyongyang, the dubious offer comes tinged with a threat of "serious" consequences should Washington decline.<p>An …

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

Clippers called for seven technical fouls in 109-106 loss to Nuggets

Doc Rivers' voice quivered as he stood in a hallway inside thePepsi Center, his frustration palpable as he spoke with reporters.<p>The discussion centered on two talking points that left the<p>Clipperscoach livid after his team's 109-106 loss to theDenver Nuggetson Friday night: the lackadaisical play of …

Cavs GM David Griffin considered trading for Brewer, wants big man

The Cleveland Cavaliers considered getting in trade negotiations for Corey Brewer before he was dealt to the Rockets but want a big man.<p>The Cleveland …

NBA Trade Rumors: Buzz Surrounding Lance Stephenson, Jeff Green and More

The month of December is often ripe with trade discussions in the NBA, and although plenty of potential swaps crop up, few of the seeds planted by rumors bear actual fruit in the trade market.<p>The Dallas Mavericks pulled off a blockbuster trade and landed pass-happy point guard Rajon Rondo—as well …

NBA

Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do?<p>Considering the Hebrews' bad behavior in the Bible, what with the coveting of neighbors' wives and murdering their own brothers, …

Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder

The<p>Lakers(8-18) lost a close one to theKevin Durant-lessOklahoma City Thunder(13-14). Here are five takeaways from their 104-103 loss on Friday atStaples Center.<p><b>1)</b><p>Kobe Bryantneared a triple-double with nine points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Six Lakers scored in double figures, led byEd …

Basketball

Instagram is now worth 49 times what Facebook paid for it

Many baulked when Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg agreed to drop $1 billion on Instagram in April 2012. "That's $33 per user," said some; "there's no business model!" screamed others. Less than three years later and Citigroup now says Instagram is worth $35 billion. That's almost <i>49 times</i> higher than …

Lakers' Jeremy Lin on game winners: 'I would love to shoot some'

Kobe Bryant missed a winning attempts Friday night for the Los Angeles Lakers. Jeremy Lin would like to shoot some too but he gets why it's Kobe's …

Indian E-Commerce Is on Fire. What Will Amazon and Alibaba Do About It?

Do the two global powers build, buy or partner?<p>The hottest e-commerce market in the world isn’t in the U.S. or China. It’s in India, and that poses a big challenge to Amazon and Alibaba as their global ambitions grow.<p>On Saturday, Flipkart — perhaps the most popular online shopping site in India — …

'Thursday Night Football: Saturday Edition' is the dumbest thing we've seen recently

It is not Thursday. It is not night. We acknowledge it is football. But that means you're 1-for-3.<p>Today is Saturday. Because the college football regular season is over, the NFL is playing a pair of games. The broadcast rights for these games fell to the NFL Network and CBS, the same pair of …

Roger Goodell nixes L.A. team in 2015

As if there were any questions, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell put an end to them this week when he told the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and …

U.S. seeks China's help against North Korean cyberattacks

The United States has asked China for help battling North Korean hacking of American information systems, such as the Sony Pictures incident, a senior administration official told CNN on Saturday.<p>"We have discussed this issue with the Chinese to share information, express our concerns about this …

Microsoft Plans A Virtual Reality Headset For Xbox One To Compete With The Oculus Rift

But it looks like Microsoft has moved forward and has actually created an Xbox One virtual reality headset like the Oculus Rift.<p>"I think the technology is really interesting, and it's definitely something we've been playing with for quite a while," Xbox head Phil Spencer told IGN in March.<p>Microsoft …

Adam Silver on tanking: 'I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose'

NBA commissioner Adam Silver doesn't believe any team is trying to lose, but semantics shouldn't be the game played here.<p>The topic of tanking in the …

Michael Vick Calls Florida State's Jameis Winston 'The Future of the NFL'

When he was selected No. 1 overall in 2001, current New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick was expected to be the NFL's next star. Vick was drafted when he was just 20 years old, so he can understand what Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will be going through more than almost anyone.<p>Winston …

Football (U.S.)

Kings and Nets discussing deal centered around Deron Williams

The Sacramento Kings are discussing a trade that would send Deron Williams to Sacramento for three players.<p>The Sacramento Kings' owner Vivek Ranadivé …