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Jolla's crowdsourced tablet is up for pre-order

The Jolla tablet started life with an interesting pitch: a crowdfunded slate with a novel, gesture-based OS, an Intel 64-bit quad-core CPU, a high resolution 7.85-inch screen and software features culled from the community's most popular suggestions. That was almost a year ago, and now the tablet …

Were dinosaurs tripping on hallucinogens?

Scientists discover fungus from which LSD is derived on ancient grass<p>Researchers have claimed that dinosaurs may have been tripping on hallucinogens.<p>They have discovered a perfectly preserved amber fossil that contains the oldest grass specimen ever found, on top of which was a 100 million-year-old …

What The 2016 Budget Proposal Means For Antibiotics Research

Superbugs are back in the crosshairs<p>Antibiotic resistance poses a greater threat to public health than ever before. Over the next 35 years, an estimated 300 million people around the world could die because of bacteria's growing resistance to treatment. The Centers for Disease Control and …

Dogs recognize the difference between angry and happy humans

But that doesn't mean they care<p>For the first time ever, researchers have established that dogs can tell the difference between angry and happy human faces. Dogs may have developed the skill during their domestication by humans, according to a study published today in the journal <i>Current Biology</i>. The …

8 million deaths a year linked to mental illness

Approximately eight million deaths each year are attributable to mental illness.<p>This “mortality gap” between people with mental disorders and the …

Mental Health

Pope Francis: Free expression doesn't mean right to insult others' faith

<b>Manila, Philippines (CNN) —</b> Weighing in on last week's terror in France and the debate over freedom of expression it stirred, Pope Francis said en route to the Philippines that killing "in the name of God" is wrong, but it is also wrong to "provoke" people by belittling their religion.<p>The Pope …

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype.<p>We looked into our crystal ball for the gadgets, upgrades and ideas we think have the greatest …

Gear & Gadgets

We could get to the singularity in ten years

<i>It would require a different way of thinking about the timing of the Singularity, says AGI pioneer Ben Goertzel, PhD. Rather than a predictive</i> …