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Apple Gets Full Twitter Firehose With Topsy Acquisition

Apple has acquired Topsy Labs, a social media analysis firm specializing in charting Twitter trends. Price: Somewhere north of $200 million. Topsy, …

Social Media

Stephen Hawking: brain could exist outside body

Stephen Hawking has said he believes brains could exist independently of the body, but that the idea of a conventional afterlife is a fairy tale.<p>Speaking at the premiere of a documentary film about his life, the theoretical physicist said: "I think the brain is like a program in the mind, which is …

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 …

The Pentagon Creates 6-Foot, 330-Pound Life Saving Robot

With all the natural disasters that happen these days, the Pentagon thought it was about time that it created a humanitarian robot to save lives. The …

A visit to a hidden coca plantation

<b>The Peruvian government says it is committed to eradicating the coca leaf, from which cocaine is made - but a walk in the jungle suggests that for cash-strapped farmers, it is not an easy choice.</b><p>I should probably have listened just a little more carefully when the farmer answered my question.<p>I had …

New York Style

Colombia Farc rebels to play Valderrama peace match

<b>Colombia's biggest rebel group, Farc, has accepted a challenge from national football great Carlos Valderrama to play a match for peace.</b><p>Valderrama, a former Colombia team captain also known for his golden Afro hairdo, has joined a state programme to support victims of the armed conflict.<p>In an open …

Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker mourned

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/entertainment/1033000/1033124_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534513696_7760bb063b0e4e3ff2d9d3f305c377b3<p><b>Fans, friends and fellow stars have been paying tribute to US actor Paul Walker, who has died in a car crash.</b><p>Walker was best-known for playing …

Fast & Furious

'Memories' pass between generations

<b>Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest.</b><p>Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the brains and behaviour of subsequent generations.<p>A Nature Neuroscience …

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