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Scientists Have Figured Out How Our Brains Sharpen Our Memories While We Sleep

We snooze to lose.<p>We all know that if we want what we've studied during the day to stick, it's best to get a good night's sleep. And while scientists …

Neuroscience

Paris’s Classy New Public Urinals Use Your Pee To Grow Flowers

But do not take time to stop and smell the roses.<p>Nocturnal urinators don’t just leave the unpleasant stench of pee in our streets. They also damage public infrastructure and leave behind a mess that’s surprisingly costly and labor intensive to clean up. Cities are working hard to find a fix: …

San Francisco

Researchers invent paper that can be printed with light and reused 80 times

In an effort to fight the detrimental environmental impact of inkjet printing, researchers have invented a new type of “paper” that can be printed …

University of California

Here’s How To (Very Politely) Remove People From Your Facebook Feed

A friendly PSA: You can block your slightly racist uncle without unfriending him.<p>On any post, tap the downward arrow, select <i>Hide Post</i>. You should then see a small box after the hidden post is collapsed. Next, click <i>See Less From [Person’s Name]</i>.<p>Rather is a free Chrome browser extension that …

Queen makes history with Sapphire Jubilee: Royal gun salutes mark 65-year reign

The Queen has become the first British monarch to reach their Sapphire Jubilee, with royal gun salutes to mark the historic day.<p>On February 6, the anniversary of the day she became Queen, Elizabeth II has reigned for 65 years.<p>She is expected to commemorate the landmark date privately at her …

German words you are probably already using

You might know more German than you think. These German terms have been borrowed by English-speakers - and some of them have been slightly adapted. …

Language

Inside Amazon’s robot-run supermarket that needs just 3 human workers

If you’re a robot stealing somebody’s job, it’s best to stay hidden.<p>That’s what Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos appears to be thinking, as his Seattle-based …

This little gadget turns any headphones into wireless headphones

Apple just reported its financial results for the holiday quarter this past week, and it confirmed that it sold more iPhones during that three-month period than it has ever sold before. It goes without saying that the company's tremendous feat is thanks in large part to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 …