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How Imagination Works

A small new study images the brain's "mental workspace."<p>Look at these shapes for a few seconds. Then close your eyes, and try to imagine how they look. Try to take the mental image of one of them and break the shape into pieces in your mind, or combine it with another shape to make something …

Beautiful And Bizarre Translucent Snail Discovered In Croatia

Hi, new friend. You are pretty.<p>Deep in one of the deepest caves in the world, a cave that reaches more than 4,500 feet below ground, scientists made a startling discovery: a new species of snail with a near-transparent shell.<p><i>Zospeum tholussum</i>, an air-breathing land snail, is a brand-new entry in …

Watch This Weird, Gelatinous Material Heal Itself

A Jell-O-ey new solution to a major problem in materials science<p>This is a neat trick. After slicing a tube of gelatinous material in half with a razor, researchers stick the two pieces back together again. After they've sat together for two hours at room temperature, the pieces are impossible to …

The Week In Numbers: Sad News For Life On Mars, Earth's Smallest Car, And More

<b>1.3 parts per billion</b>: the maximum concentration of methane in the Martian atmosphere, according to a new analysis from the rover Curiosity (sadly, this means the red planet is probably not home to living organisms)<p><b>260 million</b>: the number of surfaces in this astounding room designed by computer …

Erase Bad Memories In Your Sleep

Re-exposing people to a fearful stimulus while they slept helped them get rid of their fear.<p>While the body sleeps, the brain is busy filing away the day's activities, processing memories so they can be recalled later on. Under the influence of Ambien, sleep has been shown to improve recall of bad …

Bullying Under Attack – book review

Although I hope a day comes when such a book will not be necessary, this one should be required reading for school officials, parents and students<p>"Sticks and stones will break my bones<br>But words will never harm me."<p>Despite the assurances of this old schoolyard verse, the truth is that words <i>do</i> cause …

Air Pollution Deaths Around The World [Infographic]

How are the conditions where you live?<p>You've probably seen those photos of Beijing on a bad pollution day. Such days come and go, but the effects of even small amounts of increased pollution may linger in a population for a long time. Several studies have established that different air pollutants …

Battlefield 4 Battlelog features explained

A new post on <i>Battlefield 4</i>'s official site fully details the game's second-screen application, the Battlelog.<p>Announced in July, Battlelog allows players to use a PC or mobile device for maps, leaderboards and more. As detailed by the lengthy post, Battlelog will also enable players to track how …

Maia launching via Steam Early Access Dec. 3

Simon Roth's sci-fi god game, <i>Maia</i>, will launch via Steam Early Access Dec. 3, the developer announced via Kickstarter.<p><i>Maia</i> takes place in the year 2113; the human race is colonizing and exploring a planet known as Maia. Players are charged with the task of keeping colonists safe and managing their …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Events Near You<p>Feb<p>3<p>Sat<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Feb<p>8<p>Thu<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Top Events<p>Apr<p>27<p>Fri<p>Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, …

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 used copy free with pre-owned purchase at Best Buy

Best Buy is offering a free pre-owned copy of <i>Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3</i> for Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 with the purchase of a pre-owned game worth $19.99 or more.<p>Best Buy is also offering consumers who purchase Xbox 360 versions of five titles the chance to upgrade to the Xbox One version for …

Call of Duty: Ghosts achievements apparently leak, offer gameplay details

A list of achievements for <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> apparently leaked on Exophase, offering players a spoiler-filled peak at what is in store from the upcoming first-person shooter.<p>(Spoiler warning) The achievements confirm several North American city locations for the game and reveal more about …

Pokemon X and Y's fossil Pokemon and evolutions revealed

The Pokemon Company revealed the two fossil Pokemon for <i>Pokemon X</i> and <i>Y</i> this weekend<i>:</i> the tyrannosaurs-looking Tyrunt and the whimsical Amaura — both of which can evolve into more powerful Pokemon.<p>Fossil Pokemon can be obtained by going to the Fossil Lab and restoring ancient Fossils. <i>Pokemon X</i> and <i>Y</i> …

Sony: Gaikai could stream games to PCs, TVs, tablets, smartphones

Sony's cloud gaming service, Gaikai, could eventually be used to stream PlayStation games to devices like computers, televisions, Blu-ray players, smartphones and tablets, said Sony's Shuhei Yoshida in an interview with Dengeki Online.<p>"We previously spoke about PlayStation going from hardware to …

Death toll rises as immigrants adopt new routes over border

Immigrants are shifting their migration routes away from Arizona and into deep southern Texas<p>FALFURRIAS, Tex. — By the time the woman perished, she had probably slogged 25 miles through dry ranch lands in her quest to enter the United States. She was found just feet from a highway where she might …

Caterham AeroSeven Concept

Too much tech in future Caterhams?<p>Caterhams have a way of delivering a massive amount of thrills in an incredibly modest package, and they'll even keep up with many of the big names on the track. The Caterham 620R , for example, will give almost any supercar a serious run for its money. Couple …

Emerging Technology

2030 Rolls Royce Eidolon Concept Car with Omni Wheel Technology for Better Maneuverability

<b>Futuristic 2030 Rolls Royce Eidolon concept car</b> features unique seating layout to demonstrate how users can drive and interact within the vehicle, …

Spectacular Aerial Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Approximately 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa lies an island nation known as Mauritius that gives off the illusion of an underwater waterfall at the southwestern tip of the island. The visually deceiving impression, created in the water due to the runoff of sand and silt deposits, is …

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MP3 Players You Can Swim With

About a year and a half ago, I took up swimming. I’m not very good, or fast. When I swim, I look like a rotisserie chicken on a broken spit. But the …

Nissan Nismo Smartwatch Connects Driver to The Car

Nissan has released <b>Nismo Smartwatch concept</b> that will be the world’s first smartwatch to connect a driver to the car and provide them with real time …