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When Cops Check Facebook

America’s police are using social media to fight crime, a practice that raises troubling questions.<p>In 2012, Brooklyn police officer Michael Rodrigues arrested a burglary gang, the Brower Boys, by adding gang members as friends on Facebook. The day of the arrest was like gathering the lowest-hanging …

Social Media

How the World’s Oldest People Live So Long

At 118, the world’s oldest woman says her secret is eating, sleeping, and relaxing. Sounds good to us!<p>How do you live to be 109 years old? Exercise, …

Midwest, Minnesota wants a divorce

<b>(CNN) —</b> I am a friendly, hard-working Ohio native. It's how a lot of my friends in New York describe Midwesterners. It's as if we're assembled at "The Flyover Wonder Bread Factory," devoid of color or depth.<p>We supposedly represent all that is wholesome in America. That may be true, but "friendly …

Side Dishes

Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

North Korea

Happy face or angry face? A dog can tell the difference, study finds

Word to the wise: Don't play poker with your dog. He can read your face like a book. A new study shows that man's best friend is remarkably good at discerning happy expressions from angry ones – even when he's only looking at half of a person's face.<p>The authors say the findings, published in the …

You can now choose who will manage your Facebook account after you die

Facebook is giving users control over what happens to their accounts when they die.<p>The social network rolled out a new feature Thursday that allows …

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Medicine

Hubble captures triple solar eclipse on Jupiter

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Hubble space telescope peers hundreds, thousands, millions of light-years into the universe to study novas, quasars and nebulas.<p>But weeks ago, it pulled its focus way in close -- to just light-minutes away -- to view a rare and beautiful spectacle at the planet Jupiter.<p>Three big moons …

Universe

Russians advised to pull their money out of banks and prepare for 'black market in cash'

The ruble has tanked over the past year, falling over 50% from 33 rubles to the dollar to 67 rubles at market open Friday. The collapse in the currency's value has helped drive up prices in the country, which is heavily reliant on imports, with inflation surging to 15% in January.<p>Now, it seems, it …

Central Banks
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Superbikes

Grammys 2015: Jhené Aiko keeps her music in motion

Jhene Aiko, her agent and her manager are huddled together on a recent afternoon going over upcoming gigs for the buzzing alternative-R&B star.<p>The Los Angeles native is in the middle of a victory lap for a breakout year that included her first hit single, a well-received debut album and three …

How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

Linguistics

Road trip: Across Europe in the 903bhp McLaren P1

The McLaren P1 is very good at sneaking. This was my initial impression as we slink our way silently from a hotel just outside the Spa Francorchamps …

Electrical Grid