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Why horrible events are hard to forget

Most events in life are forgettable, but awful moments can remain engraved in the brain for years. Now scientists have a better idea why.<p>In a study …

Astronaut: Mars Can Wait; Let's Make Camp On The Moon

NASA successfully tested the Orion spacecraft that could eventually take humans to Mars, but the Canadian Bowie-covering astronaut sensation Chris Hadfield says we should re-visit the Moon before setting foot on the red planet.<p>“That is a great vehicle,” Hadfield complimented Orion at a Guardian …

Curiosity Finds New Evidence That Mars Once Had Giant Lakes

Mount Sharp, the rover's destination, may have formed from the slow accumulation of sediment.<p>Mount Sharp, the rover's destination, may have formed from the slow accumulation of sediment.

Facebook screwing with user emotions was 2014's most shared scientific study

Facebook's psychological study altering hundreds of thousands of users’ News Feeds to investigate "emotional contagion" was the most shared academic paper of 2014.<p>The study – published in the journal <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> and given the title "Experimental evidence of …

Life on Earth could have started with comet impact, scientists prove

Scientists have shown that molecules found in comets can break down into the building blocks of our DNA when under great heat and pressure<p>Scientists have long believed that comets may have seeded Earth with the building blocks of life.<p>They theorised that around four billion years ago our planet was …

Mountain-sized asteroid is heading towards Earth, says scientist

A Russian scientist has discovered a huge asteroid '2014 UR116' passes Earth every three years<p>A mountain-sized asteroid which crosses paths with the Earth every three years has been discovered by a Russian scientist.<p>Vladimir Lipunov, a professor at Moscow State University, said the space rock, …

Curiosity's View Of 'Mt. Sharp' Offers New Clues About Water On Mars

Robert Siegel talks with NASA scientist, John Grotzinger, about the origins of a mountain discovered by the Curiosity rover on Mars.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>A geological question about Mars may have been solved. It involves how a three-mile-high mountain formed in the middle of a 96-mile-wide …

Astronomers Spy Monster Star Merger on the Move

A coming collision could let astronomers peek at the birth of a jumbo star.<p>Twin monster stars are merging, astronomers report, in a confirmation of a long-held theory on how supermassive stars are born.<p>A Spanish astronomy team reports the eclipsing binary star system, known as MY Camelopardalis (MY …

Work hour limits for doctors in training don't improve patient safety

Do you think you would be better at your job if you weren't allowed to work for more than 80 hours per week? What if you were forced to clock out after working for 28 hours in a row?<p>If you're a new doctor in your first years of training after medical school, the answer seems to be no.<p>Two studies …

Missing the Mastodon

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>When I look out my front window to the Wasatch Front, I can’t help but feel that there’s something missing. It’s not something seen, but something that comes from knowing what used to be here. The absence takes the shape of big, shaggy elephants called American mastodon. …

Feathered Fossils Give Scaly Dinosaurs a Makeover

Plumage may have adorned even the earliest dinosaurs, long before flight.<p>Which came first, the feathers or the birds? Feathers first, scientists now say definitively. Yet this feathery revelation doesn't arise from discoveries of ancient birds, but of birds' ancestors—dinosaurs.<p>At a recent Berlin …

Which Expensive Countries Are Getting More Affordable?

Good news for travelers: The U.S. dollar has increased in value over the last year, rising nearly 10 percent against the euro since January. More good news (at least for Americans): Currencies in many typically expensive places are getting weaker.<p>While currencies always fluctuate, the drop in the …

Exclusive: HBO to outsource streaming technology in blow to CTO

In a major strategic shift, HBO will license the technology underpinning the standalone streaming service it plans to offer in 2015. The company has …

The Key to Leading Change? Become Comfortable With Discomfort.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At certain times in your business or personal life, you realize that things need to change.<p>These moments can be exciting, inspiring and often terrifying. Then comes the daunting task of responding to that realization that you or something …

What It’ll Take To Put Humans On Mars, Visualized

Last week, NASA successfully flight-tested its new Orion spacecraft, the first step in the project the space agency says will eventually take humans to Mars. The reason for the test was to see how this new spacecraft would hold up in the extreme conditions it would face on a trip to Mars. But, as …

The Happy Home Company Aims To Take The Headache Out Of Home Maintenance

I’ve never owned a home. That’s mostly because I make a journalist’s salary while living in one of the least affordable cities in the world. But also, I really like the fact that I can call my landlord or superintendent whenever something breaks, because it’s their responsibility.<p>Apparently, I’m …

McDonald's is bringing touchscreen ordering to the US

It turns out that people aren't eating as many McHamburgers as they used to, which is a big problem if your business is all about slinging meat. So McDonald's is hoping the novelty of its "Create Your Taste" ordering kiosks will lure some customers back in. The machines will be installed in 2,000 …

Warning over experimental brain boost

Electrical brain stimulation equipment – which can boost cognitive performance and is easy to buy online – can have bad effects, impairing brain functioning, research from scientists at Oxford University has shown.<p>A steady stream of reports of stimulators being able to boost brain performance, …