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New artificial intelligence technique could erase fear from your brain

Imagine if your fear of spiders, heights or confined spaces vanished, leaving you with neutral feelings instead of a sweat-soaked panic.<p>A team of …

The Brain

USB stick HIV test promises results in 30 minutes

Researchers from Imperial College London and DNA Electronics have developed an HIV test on a USB stick that could make it easier for patients to monitor their health.<p>Dr. Graham Cooke, the project's lead, said Thursday in a statement that the traditional HIV test equipment that checks for "viral …

Imperial College London

The best marijuana vaporizer for every type of person

Marijuana sales could hit $20 billion by 2020, with help from the ever-growing vaporizer market.<p>Vaping is an alternative to smoking that involves inhaling vapor from an electronic device. Some research suggests vaping is less harmful than lighting up because it doesn't require igniting a material …

Google and Facebook to build 8,000-mile undersea internet cable

Google and Facebook have teamed up to build an 8,000-mile undersea internet cable between Los Angeles and Hong Kong, the longest and fastest internet cable across the Pacific.<p>The project, a collaboration between the two internet giants, as well as Pacific Light Data Communication and TE SubCom, two …

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You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy.<p>I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever I have a hunch that a certain type of thinking is an official bias but I can’t recall the name or details. But despite trying to …

UK weather: Flash flooding washes away heatwave as half a month's rain falls in a few hours

A train has derailed near Watford Junction station after striking a landslip caused by torrential rain, Network Rail said.<p>A man was treated for a neck injury and a woman treated for chest pains after the 6.19 London Midland service from Milton Keynes to London Euston came off the track at around …

Weather

37 Years in Solitary Confinement and Even the State Can’t Explain Why

If there’s a reason why Arthur Johnson has spent nearly four decades in solitary, Pennsylvania hasn’t given it—and now the case has national …

Fish Fraud Is Absolutely Rampant: New Report

There’s something fishy happening in the seafood industry. According to a new report from the ocean conservation advocacy group Oceana, one in five …

‘The Falling Man’ Photographer Talks About His Haunting 9/11 Photo

In the moments after the September 11, 2001, attacks, Associated Press photojournalist Richard Drew shot a haunting photo of a man falling from the …

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Karma Go Hotspot & 50 GB of Data | DT Shop

Details & Requirements<p>4G LTE with fallback to CDMA (3G) on Sprint<br>• Download speed: 6-8 Mbps with peaks up to 25 Mbps<br>• Upload speed: 2-3 Mbps<br>• 802.11 b/g/n …

US payment of $1.7 billion to Iran was made entirely in cash using non-US currency

Treasury Department spokeswoman Dawn Selak said in a statement the cash payments were necessary because of the "effectiveness of U.S. and international sanctions," which isolated Iran from the international finance system.<p>The $1.7 billion was the settlement of a decades-old arbitration claim …

Six Astronauts Spend a Year on Mars — in Hawaii

<b>Correction appended, Aug. 29</b><p>There’s no such thing as raspberries on Mars. That’s not likely to be a problem for you unless, a) you really like …

Gao Chengyong, 52, a grocer from Gansu, has confessed to 11 murders after being caught thanks to DNA, says China Daily<p>Police believe they have captured a serial killer dubbed China’s “Jack the Ripper” for the way he mutilated several of his 11 female victims, state-run media have reported, nearly …

Crime

A Massive Reef Was Just Discovered Hiding Behind The Great Barrier Reef

Holy crap!<p>Australian researchers have investigated signs of geological structures hidden behind the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, and have found …

Iran deploys S-300 air defense around nuclear site

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has deployed a Russian-made S-300 air defense system around its underground Fordo nuclear facility, state TV reported.<p>Video …

Pneumatic octopus is first soft, solo robot

<b>US engineers have built the first ever self-contained, completely soft robot - in the shape of a small octopus.</b><p>Made from silicone gels of varying stiffness, the "octobot" is powered by a chemical reaction that pushes gas through chambers in its rubbery legs.<p>Because of this design, the robot does …

World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) — The world's first self-driving taxis are picking up passengers in Singapore.Select members of the public began hailing free rides …

Wooden Desktop Arcade Might Be the Most Beautiful Retro Hardware I've Ever Seen

8Bitdo, the company behind those Bluetooth SNES and NES controllers that let you play classic 8 and 16-bit games without annoying wires, is teasing …

Switzerland enlists robots to help deliver mail

Sidewalks in Switzerland are about to get a little bit more crowded.<p>Swiss Post, the national postal service in Switzerland, will test robots next month in three cities to deliver food and medicine. The robots, which are small, six-wheeled pods, travel slowly on sidewalks. They're designed to avoid …

Robotics

Virus hunters search for the next deadly disease outbreak

<b>(CNN) —</b> It is a slow and cumbersome descent hindered by head-to-toe protective suits. A wooden ladder dips down the side, as two researchers in white suits and respirators make their way into Grootboom cave in South Africa.<p>The suits make the journey more cumbersome, but they are the only things …

The First Ever Copies of The 'World’s Most Mysterious Book' Are About to Be Released

No living person has cracked the code.<p>A Spanish publishing house has finally been given permission to make exact copies of the <i>Voynich Manuscript</i> - a …

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either …

Cops Framed Schizophrenic Woman as Killer Lesbian, Sending Her to Prison for 35 Years

Cathy Woods was jailed for 35 years in the slaying of Michelle Mitchell, who was last seen with a man. Now she’s suing, saying cops framed her as a …

Meet the Silicon Valley-ites taking tiny hits of LSD to boost performance

It's 7am on a sunny Friday in a shared house in the sleepy San Francisco neighbourhood of Richmond. Flatmates buzz in and out of the kitchen as Lily …

Why do we sleep? Scientists uncover how late nights can physically change the brain

We all sleep – some of us less than others – and yet the exact role sleeping plays on our bodies and minds has largely remained elusive.<p>By focusing …

Russia joins South China Sea naval manouvres

Russia’s Pacific Fleet and elements of China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy will engage in manoeuvres designed to test tactics and equipment in …

Ramen noodles 'are most valuable US prison commodity', study suggests

<b>Ramen noodles have overtaken tobacco to become the most valuable commodity in some US prisons, a new study suggests.</b><p>The research said the shift was a response to a decline in the quantity and quality of food on offer.<p>"Because it is cheap, tasty, and rich in calories, ramen has become so valuable …

How Facebook censors your posts (FAQ)

After Korryn Gaines entered her Baltimore apartment earlier this month, she pulled out a shotgun and then her phone. She opened the Instagram and Facebook apps so she could post details of her standoff with the police.<p>Facebook cut her off.<p>Gaines wasn't the first black person to post about a run-in …

Internet