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Millions of brand-new Android phones come with a massive built-in security flaw

Android malware isn’t a thing, the savviest Android users will tell you. And they are partly right. They and users like them will probably never have …

Security

Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake Strikes off Japan’s Fukushima Coast

(TOKYO) — At first, it was 2011 all over again.<p>“It really came back. And it was so awful. The sways to the side were huge,” Kazuhiro Onuki said after …

Japan

A Mysterious Structure Occupies Up to 47% of Every Chromosome, Study Finds

There's more to chromosomes than just DNA.<p>In high school, we’re taught that in the nucleus of every cell, DNA molecules are tightly packed around …

Life Sciences

The super-rich who aren’t leaving much of their fortunes to their children

What do Sting, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have in common? All three have huge fortunes, and none of them are giving it to their kids.<p>Sting just …

Parenting

Don’t Worry, America: The 3 A.M. Phone Call Is a Myth

Fears of Trump’s amateurism have revived Hillary’s most famous ad. In truth, the president is almost never awakened at that hour.<p>Widespread concern over Donald Trump’s readiness to be president has revived memories of Hillary Clinton’s most lasting contribution to political advertising, her famous …

Politics

How Turner is changing the program to keep up with a new TV era

The ax just fell on one of cable television’s most popular programs.<p>TNT’s crime-fighting duo, “Rizzoli & Isles,” solved their final murder mystery Monday, capping a successful seven-season run. The police procedural long had been the highest-rated scripted drama on the Turner channel, buoyed by …

TV

Welcome to the Todd Gurley show

The new face of L.A. Football is a man of few words and many yards. Are you ready to be entertained?<p>The crowd at Rams training camp in Irvine, …

Sports

How Kindness Became Our Forbidden Pleasure

“We are never as kind as we want to be, but nothing outrages us more than people being unkind to us.”<p><i>“Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now,”</i> Jack Kerouac wrote in a beautiful 1957 letter. <i>“Kindness, kindness, kindness,”</i> Susan Sontag resolved in her …

Culture

Psychologists spent a month tracking the moods of 28,000 people, and what they did when they were the happiest surprised them

Indulging in a piece of chocolate cake. Meeting up with your best friends for drinks. Going for a hike in the wilderness.<p>We like doing things that feel good because, well, they feel good. It's something psychologists call the "hedonic principle." Basically, the principle goes, we try to do …

Psychology

10 Ways to Handle Conflict and Confrontation for the Best Possible Outcome - Living the Sweet Wife

Let me begin by giving a snippet of background behind my confrontation transformation:<p>How can I put this? I used to be such a scardy cat. It’s …

Scientists have found a way to repel great white sharks

A wearable electric shark deterrent can effectively repel great white sharks, according to our independent tests of the device.<p>The manufacturers of the A$749 Shark Shield Freedom 7TM say it works by emitting an electric field around the wearer. This causes uncomfortable muscle spasms in sharks that …

Fish

The 50 US experiences you must have in your lifetime

No country seems more familiar than the USA. In films and television, starring roles are played by famous sights, from the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge. America’s popular music started with New Orleans jazz, then conquered the world. But there is much more. Natural attractions, such …

Road Trips

Stars Shine at US Olympic Track Trials: Pictures

Track and Field

Ten signs you're burning out (and how to stop it)

Even the best jobs can lead to burnout. The harder you work and the more motivated you are to succeed, the easier it is to get in over your head.<p>The prevalence of burnout is increasing as technology further blurs the line between work and home. New research from the American Psychological …

Bill Cosby’s Sex Abuse Cases Ensnare Hugh Hefner

The Playboy founder was deposed in a lawsuit alleging that Cosby assaulted a minor at the Playboy Mansion.<p>Hugh Hefner was deposed in a sexual battery civil suit against Bill Cosby this week, drawing the Playboy founder into the comedian’s ongoing legal troubles. The case at hand centers on an …

Bill Cosby

'NASA images show giant hole at North Pole leading to hollow Earth' conspiracy theorists claim

These images reveal NASA is hiding a huge hole leading directly to the centre of the Earth, conspiracy theorists have claimed.<p>The “devastating” …

Space

15 Cool Things You Can Do On The Internet For Free

The Internet is full of free things If you know the right place. You can learn anything on the internet free from seeing and reading. Today in this …

Internet

50th Anniversary of The Cultural Revolution in China: Pictures

Beijing

Google looking to hire self-driving car 'drivers' - May. 13, 2016

See Google's self-driving car<p>If you've always wanted a job title that's an oxymoron, Google has the position for you: Self-driving car "driver."<p>Google needs drivers to sit behind the steering wheel for six to eight hours a day to road test its self-driving cars in Phoenix.<p>The drivers will need to …

Google

NASA spacecraft record magnetic explosions above Earth

Scientists have published their first findings from the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission.<p>Space might look like a sprawling, inky abyss, but invisible to the human eye is a wealth of magnetic activity. Earth has a magnetic field called the magnetosphere, which is frequently buffeted by solar …

Narcissists and Psychopaths Love to Stay Friends with Their Exes | Broadly

For anyone who has ever wondered what kind of psychopath stays friends with their ex, a new study has sought to uncover why people with "dark personality traits" (such as narcissism, duplicity, even psychopathy) maintain relationships after their expiration. For many people, staying friends with an …

Relationships

23 photographs that prove America is already great

Road Trips

A 15-Minute Trick to Keep Your Appetite at Bay

It's probably no big surprise to learn that the more tired your brain — after a long day at work, say — the more you eat. But a new study shows that …

The Brain

Bernie Sanders Wins West Virginia's Democratic Primary

It's a small victory for Bernie's delegate count.<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won Tuesday's Democratic presidential primary in West Virginia, edging out rival Hillary Clinton for a majority of the state's 29 delegates.<p>It's a minor win for Sanders: West Virginia awards delegates proportionately, and …

Key Republicans swing behind Trump; he takes 2 primaries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Senate Republicans voiced optimism Tuesday about Donald Trump's presidential prospects in November, the clearest signal yet to the GOP rank and file to unite behind him and turn their energy against Democrat Hillary Clinton. But it was uncertain whether the doubters could be …

Republicans

Don't travel Myanmar until you understand these 7 things

The southeast Asian country, formally known as Burma, is now officially open to tourists and ready to welcome the world. However, as visitors, we …

Burma

Something Weird Happens to Your Brain When You Start Improvising

This is what creativity looks like.<p>The best musicians are somehow able to come up with a song or piece of music on the fly that no one has ever heard …

The Brain