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What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

"I want The Three Bears!"<p>These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture book, put on a cartoon, play an audiobook, or even ask Alexa.<p>A newly published study gives some insight into what may be happening inside young …

The Brain

Fortnite Pros Are Selling Themselves as Squad Bodyguards Online

Squad goals! At least, that’s a term we would use here if this didn’t feel cheap. A new report is showing that there is an increasing market for …

How A Child's Gender May Affect Parents' Willingness To Bend The Truth

An experiment found that parents cheated at a game less when their kids were present, but gender made a big difference: The parents modeled honest behavior more with daughters than with sons.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>You know, parents often give kids advice. But sometimes, parents have a hard …

White supremacists confused about Toronto van attack, can’t decide if the driver was white

As details come out about the driver's identity, members of the extreme right scratch their heads.<p>As details about the man behind yesterday’s deadly …

Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this.<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and Google is not to …

Social Media

What is the math behind elliptic curve cryptography?

Introduction<p>When someone sends bitcoin to you, they send the bitcoin to your address. If you want to spend any of the bitcoin that is sent to your …

Supreme Court: No Lives Matter If a Cop Feels Threatened

The high court’s ruling this week basically says that if an old lady has a cane and a cop says he thought it was a gun, he can fire away.<p>It’s …

Artist reimagines world leaders as refugees

Syrian artist Abdalla Al Omari has used his art to raise awareness for refugees fleeing war-torn countries - by reimagining the world's most powerful people as refugees themselves. CNN's Hala Gorani reports.

Refugees

How to see race

Race is a shapeshifting adversary: what seems self-evident takes training to see, and twists under political pressure<i>By Gregory Smithsimon</i>Read at Aeon

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

Consciousness

I didn’t understand male privilege until I became a stay-at-home dad

When my wife returned to work after parental leave, I took my first trip to the grocery with two kids, not knowing I would return home feeling like a hero. On a Monday morning, I pushed the green cart with flame decals through the second set of sliding doors and toward the deli. My 3-year-old son …

Parenting

Open Mind: New Warped Face Sculptures by Johnson Tsang | Colossal

<p>Sculptor Johnson Tsang (previously) continues to push realism’s boundaries in his sculptures of faces that are stretched and opened up in surreal …

10 Cognitive Biases That Distort Your Thinking

While we might all like to believe that we are rational and logical, the sad fact is that we are constantly under the influence of cognitive biases …

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, and you should be furious

Daylight Saving Time is a global ritual concept as dumb as its name implies.<p>On Sunday, March 11, right at 2:00 a.m., clocks and phones across North America will jump ahead one hour to begin Daylight Saving Time (DST) until next year; on March 25, most of Europe will follow suit. (And no, it's not …

Gender bender: Women artists subvert domesticity in this art exhibition in USA

Is home a burden, tied to endless chores and confinement, or a liberating shelter? Turns out, it can be both for women artists exploring and …

Why wearing too much makeup harms a woman's leadership chances

Women who aspire to be great leaders should put down the lipstick and go easy on the mascara, a new study suggests.<p>New research suggests that female bosses should not wear too much makeup because it could harm their authority.<p>Abertay University, in Dundee, Scotland asked participants to view a …

Raging Cyclones and Jet Streams on Jupiter Perplex Scientists

The north and south poles are covered in polygon-shaped groups of anticyclones.<p>NASA's Juno spacecraft is continuing to deliver new information about Jupiter. The gas giant's atmospheric winds are nothing like the atmospheric winds of Earth, the latest findings show. Rather, they run deeper into the …

If the President of the United States Blocks You on Twitter, Does He Violate the Constitution?

It's a fair question, one the courts are trying to work out.<p>Maybe just mute them. That's the message from a U.S. District Court judge who is hearing a curious and controversial case about President Trump's Twitter account.<p>The question at hand is the latest in a series of strange new constitutional …

Alexa should laugh more, not less, because people prefer social robots

Services like Alexa and Siri work best when they emulate humans.<p>Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant, was laughing when it shouldn't. You might have seen tweets about it: The weird, disembodied chuckle bothered people for reasons you can imagine, as well as because it reportedly could happen …

“Middle-aged White Guys”: Explanations for Wikipedia’s Diversity Problems

„Welcome to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.“ This inviting welcome message is placed right on top of the English Wikipedia’s …

Using These 2 Words a Lot Could Signal Depression or Anxiety

Maybe that friend who can't stop talking about herself isn't just a narcissist after all.<p>Sometimes, depression can be obvious—say, if a person …

Bones found in 1940 seem to be Amelia Earhart's, study says

NEW YORK (AP) — Bones found in 1940 on a western Pacific Ocean island were quite likely to be remains from famed aviator Amelia Earhart, a new …

Fake news spreads ‘farther, faster, deeper’ than truth, study finds

A tweet can wreak havoc in a few hundred characters, as demonstrated in April 2013 when someone hacked the Associated Press Twitter account and claimed that explosions at the White House had injured President Barack Obama. There were no explosions — and Obama was fine — but the Dow Jones average …

This Is What Despair Looks Like

Last August, Myanmar’s security forces launched a bloody campaign against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. They tore through Rohingya villages, slashing men, raping women, setting houses ablaze—and sending hundreds of thousands fleeing into neighboring Bangladesh, where refugee camps have …

When Opioids Make Pain Worse

When patients arrive in the emergency room, nearly all but those with the most minor complaints get an IV.<p>To draw blood, give medications or administer fluids, the IV is the way doctors and nurses gain access to the body. Putting one in is quick and simple, and it's no more painful than a mild bee …

General Hospital

Stephen Hawking thinks he knows what happened before the beginning of time

Neil deGrasse Tyson asks him to weigh in.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson’s show <i>Star Talk</i> is ending its fourth season with a bang—a big one. <i>The</i> big one, to be precise. The show, filmed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, features famous astrophysicist Tyson interviewing …

This Woman Learned Her Birthmark Is A Sign She Fused With Her Twin In Utero

Chimerism is a rare genetic condition where an individual has two sets of DNA.<p>Twins often have an inseparable bond, but Muhl and her fraternal twin are actually the same person. In a rare genetic event, Muhl fused together with her fraternal twin in the womb. So Muhl has two sets of DNA: her own, …

How biased is your news source? You probably won’t agree with this chart

Are we even aware of our biases anymore?<p>If you look at this chart and are convinced your “extreme” source belongs in the middle, you just might be …

Alex Jones

Poland Just Passed a Holocaust Bill That Is Causing Outrage. Here's What You Need to Know

Poland’s Senate passed a controversial bill on Thursday that outlaws blaming Poland for any crimes committed during the Holocaust.<p>The bill was …

Israel