Zac Fletcher

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Big Night for Birdman: Oscars in Pictures

Oscars 2015: Winners

Winners from the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 22

The Surprising Amount of Time Kids Spend Looking at Screens

New research suggests children are far exceeding the two-hour daily limit recommended by pediatricians.<p>Slouching posture, carpal-tunnel, neck strain, eye problems. The negative effects that technology use is having on humans’ bodies are surprising. Kids who spend much of their days in and out of …

Pediatrics

Punishing Kids for Lying Only Makes Them Lie More

Do you punish your children when they’re caught in a lie? That’s what many parents do, but a new study from researchers at McGill University suggests …

Transcript of "What your doctor won’t disclose"

Wouldn’t you want to know if your doctor was a paid spokesman for a drug company? Or held personal beliefs incompatible with the treatment you want? …

Study: Most Americans Don’t Understand How the Internet Works

Most American Internet users aren’t familiar with the concepts underpinning the Internet and common technology, a survey released Tuesday found.<p>Pew …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Why I Love: The Scout

Why I Love<p>What's the best stealth class in Team Fortress 2?<p>No, you're wrong.<p>It's not the Spy. You can't be the best stealth class if you've got a …

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The top 10 words invented by writers

‘Authorisms’ – neologisms coined by authors which have entered the wider language – have been enriching English for centuries. From Shakespeare to Joseph Heller, <b>Paul Dickson</b> selects his favourites<p>I have long been interested in words but most specifically in the question of how a coinage makes it …

Unfortunately, John Oliver, You Are a Journalist

The latest sign that John Oliver has become the peer of his old boss Jon Stewart is that he now has to spend time declining honorifics that other …

Woolly Mammoths in Pictures

Nerd is the new normal

In ye olden days, being “normal” was easy. You watched what was playing on one of the few main channels on TV, you ate at the one restaurant in your town where everyone else ate, you repeated the same jokes you heard around the water cooler at work. Information moved slowly, communication was …

Kobe Bryant has missed more shots than any player in NBA history

The King of Clank. The Baron of Bricks. Kobe Bryant has missed more shots than any player in basketball history, and for that, we salute him.<p>Its official -- Kobe Bryant is on top of the record books. He passed all the greats on the way up the leaderboard and now he's the greatest of all time. The …

Startup working to turn hoverboards into reality

LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — The more your knees quiver, the more the 90 pound board you're perched on, floating above a pillow of air, seems about to …

Netflix adds 1080p video streaming to iOS app, but only over Wi-Fi

Netflix has updated its iOS app to support the new screen sizes and resolutions on Apple’s latest iPhone models. Announced on its official website, …

$2 Billion and Counting

Nov 12, 2014<p>Our whole reason for existence is to help fans find music and help artists connect with fans through a platform that protects them from …

Mark Zuckerberg finally explains why he forced you to download the standalone Messenger app

In a live Q&A session today, Mark Zuckerberg finally told us why Facebook moved messaging out of its main app and into a separate, standalone app you have to download. His answer:<p>I'm grateful for hard questions. It keeps us honest. We need to be able to explain clearly why what we're thinking is …

7 Things You Didn't Know About Facebook From Mark Zuckerberg's Q&A

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'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' review: let's talk about shooting people

<i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> is, and this may surprise both newcomers to the series and longtime skeptics, the most progressive game in the Call of Duty series. Its most interesting character is a strong woman who doesn't need to be saved by the bulky heroes. The cast is comparably diverse. And …

Is child poverty inevitable?

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson visits a family in Inez, Kentucky, during a tour of poverty-stricken areas of the country in April 1964. Earlier that year, Johnson declared a "war on poverty" in his State of the Union address. He then worked with Congress to pass more than 200 pieces of …

Starbucks Mermaid Logo Transformed Into Epic Coffee Cup Art

Like many people who enjoy a caffeine hit, Korean illustrator Soo Min Kim was sipping on a warm cup of coffee from Starbucks - when he decided to …

Is Human Intelligence Rising With Each Generation?

Millennials tend to get a bad rap from older generations for being entitled, self-absorbed and unfocused. They are not the first young generation to be maligned by an older one, a tradition that doesn't have much basis in reality. In fact, research consistently shows that human intelligence scores …

What happens when you accidentally become internet famous?

ash (@chntxl)pls rt bc everyone needs alex from target on their tl pic.twitter.com/31udOj9FxdNovember 2, 2014<p>This weekend, the internet made a Target employee famous.<p>Currently known only as “Alex from Target”, all it took was for one person to tweet a picture of him.<p>Within 12 hours, Alex was a top …

Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time!

If there’s a pandemic or crisis that we should really be worried about, it’s this relentless election-time fear-mongering.<p>If you're not afraid, you …

World Trade Center reopens for business

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is again opening for business — marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the United States as a whole.<p>Publishing giant Conde Nast will start moving Monday into One World Trade Center, a …

Tim Cook isn't gay for you

Let’s talk about Tim Cook being gay. Or, actually, let’s not talk about it at all. The Apple CEO’s unexpected open letter today, discussing his …