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Live for ever: Scientists say they’ll soon extend life ‘well beyond 120’

In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope calculation. According to US social security data, he says, the probability of a 25-year-old dying before their 26th birthday is 0.1%. If we could keep that risk constant throughout life instead …

Peter Thiel

'The Shining'-esque machete attack caught on camera

An attempted murder is caught on camera, along with a confession. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports on the Idaho machete attack.

Turner Broadcasting

Man escapes with minor injuries after being run over

Surveillance video shows a construction worker near a manhole being run over by a car. Incredibly, he escaped with minor injuries. Affiliate KOIN reports.

Latin America

Justin Bieber addresses his 'arrogant' behavior: 'I'm not who I was'

Justin Bieber

Using Google Glass, Elementary Students Learn How Blind People Live

Forget Glassholes. A new program using Google Glass helps students develop empathy, set goals, and achieve digital literacy.<p>Ever since its introduction three years ago, Google Glass has endured more than its share of haters. While many “Glassholes” lamented the announcement earlier this month that …

Google Glass

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

Food: How spicy flavours trick your tongue

Why does a hot curry burn your mouth? Veronique Greenwood explores why your tongue sometimes tingles in unexpected ways.<p>When you consider the tongue, what leaps to mind are the five canonical tastes – sweet, salt, bitter, sour, and umami. These sensations arise when receptors on the surface of …