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Wearing glasses may really mean you're smarter, major study finds

If you wear glasses I’ve got some good news: you may well be smarter than the average person. A new study published in the journal Nature Communications has found that needing to wear glasses is associated with higher levels of intelligence. But you probably knew that already.<p>In the study, the …

Nature Communications

Colon and rectal cancer screenings should start at 45, new guidelines say

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're in your mid-40s and haven't had your colon checked, it might be time.<p>The American Cancer Society's newly updated guidelines for colon and rectal cancer screening recommend that adults at average risk get screened starting at age 45 instead of 50, as previously advised.<p>The updated …

Cancer

Here’s what we know about China’s future space station

China’s going to start sending parts of its future space station into space as soon as 2020, with the aim of having it up and running by 2022. The country’s space agency this week invited countries to come and carry out out research on the facility.<p>While it’s a welcome gesture of international …

Space Exploration

We Already Know How To Build a Time Machine

It’s just a matter of time before we build a machine that can take us into the far future.<p><i>Watch AMC's Visionaries: James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction, a six-part series about focusing on AI, dark futures, aliens, and time travel.</i><p>In September 2015, cosmonaut Gennady Padalka arrived back on …

Physics

The Latest at CES: The challenges of robotic delivery

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest at CES gadget show in Las Vegas (all times local):<p>5 p.m.<p>Many companies hope to use robots to deliver food to your hotel …

Facebook launches a unified inbox for businesses on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram

Facebook is unveiling a new feature that should make it easier for businesses to stay on top of conversations across Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram.<p>Benji Shomair, Facebook’s global head of Pages, described the new functionality as “one of our most frequent requests.”<p>Previously, if a …

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it's more likely than not

When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about his belief that Earth isn’t even real and we probably live in a computer simulation.<p>“There’s a billion to one chance we’re living in base reality,” he said at …

Singularity

Catch up TV: this week's best shows to stream online, from Catastrophe to Notes on Blindness

Looking for something to watch? This is regularly updated guide to the best new shows currently available on BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4, My5 and more<p>This week's recommendations:<p><b>Catastrophe</b><p><b>Channel:</b> Channel 4 / All4<p><b>Available until:</b> Available indefinitely<p><b>In a nutshell:</b>Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s …

3D faces based on Facebook photos can fool security systems

Facial recognition systems aren't quite perfect yet and can still make mistakes especially when they're assessing the faces of people of color. Now, a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina showed that companies developing security systems based on the tech really do have a lot …

Race & Ethnicity

Is Lockheed's Stealthy Spy Plane the Future of Reconnaissance?

The unmanned TR-X is being designed to replace the U-2 and Global Hawk.<p>The Air Force needs to upgrade its fleet of spy planes. Capable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft have become more important than ever as missile defense systems in countries like China and Russia …

Aviation

Anne Hathaway Is Heading to Television

Anne Hathaway has lined up her next project and is heading to the small screen. <i>InStyle</i>'s September cover girl will star in a TV miniseries <i>The</i> …

Emily Blunt 'disappointed' at Cannes high heel reports– video

Speaking at the press conference of her new film Sicaro, Emily Blunt is critical of the Cannes Film Festival's apparent dress code after staff allegedly refused a group of women wearing flat shoes entry to a red carpet screening. She said: 'That's very disappointing, just when you kind of think …

Emily Blunt

Five strange things about Friday’s Apple Watch launch

Toru Hanai/REUTERS<p>The social media frenzy begins<p>Late Thursday night, folks in Australia were the first to start getting their Watches delivered and almost immediately the social media frenzy began. Instagram filled up with pictures people snapped of their Watches. So far, an unscientific survey …

Sienna Miller gets her biggest film role to date

Sienna Miller will join Jake Gyllenhaal, Guillermo del Toro and the Coen brothers on the Cannes Film Festival jury.<p>Rex Features<p>Miller's involvement …

Why Are Asia’s Planes Crashing All Over?

Everyone who has died flying commercial in the past year was flying aboard airlines from the East. Safety may not be able to keep up with demand.<p>The …

Who needs FaceTime? 4 video-calling apps for Android

If you're looking to video chat, these apps can help stay connected with HD video and extra features too.<p>For staying connected, video calling is still all the rage. More personal than a phone call, but just as easy, video calling is often free and the feature is popping up in more apps, including …

The first Apple Watch ads are in Vogue (surprise!)

Technically Incorrect: The March issue of Vogue features 12 pages of ads for Apple's new and possibly revolutionary gadget, says Advertising Age.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Let's imagine what kind of ads Apple might create for its new …

Human Soul Found? Quantum Theory Of Consciousness ‘Orch OR’ Claims Both Science And Religion Are True

Has the human soul been found by science? A controversial quantum theory of consciousness called “Orch OR” (which stands for “orchestrated objective …

Five Reasons Why Men Should Start Practicing Mindfulness

From my experience the gender that is overwhelmingly attracted to mindfulness is women, men aren’t quite as attracted to it. Why is this? In the …

Mindfulness

15 Ways to Fix Everything With Duct Tape

Home Improvement

Leaked image purportedly shows HTC's Nexus 9 tablet

A new image from @upleaks, along with an apparent trip through the FCC has provided solid evidence that Google is set to release the Nexus 9 tablet built by HTC. If real, the pic clearly shows Nexus and HTC branding on the back, which appears to be made of some kind of grippy, Nexus 5-like plastic …

ISIS Hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig: 'I'm Pretty Scared to Die'

An Army Ranger-turned-aid worker held hostage by ISIS militants in Syria admitted to his parents he was “pretty scared to die” but also urged them to “seek refuge and comfort” from his humanitarian work.<p>Abdul-Rahman Kassig — who was born Peter but changed his name when he converted to Islam last …

Modernity and tradition clash in Mecca - CNN Video

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