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Science reveals how to erase painful memories

According to a new study that appears in the journal Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, the key to forgetting could lie in simply changing the way we think about the "context" surrounding our memories.<p>Context is quite a broad thing that can be hard to pin down. Essentially, it refers to everything …

Exploring the puzzle of consciousness

On a crumpled sheet of tin foil in the Wellcome Collection’s conservation studio lies an odd assortment of plasticine forms. One looks suspiciously like the footprint of a chicken, another like a deformed pot, while a large, red lump bears more than a passing resemblance to a gammon joint. But the …

Memory Loss

How to Lose Weight With Oatmeal

There are some big reasons that oatmeal is such a power player: Not only is it packed with fiber, a nutrient that's been shown to improve health and …

Breakfast

Scientists have made the most stable source of light, and it could help us find aliens

In late 2017, a European space telescope called CHEOPS will be launched - short for CHaracterising ExOPlanets Satellite. It'll hunt for Earth-like …

Science Explains...When You Should and Shouldn't Trust Your Brain

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Sarah Sloat</b><p>Advice is usually boiled down to regurgitations of the idea that you are the best judge. Follow your heart, trust your gut, <i>to thine own self be true</i> -- all utterances that essentially say, hey, what you're feeling and what you're thinking is …

Sleepless Nights And Lighter Wallets: The Link Between Poverty And Sleep

What if you could never get a good night's rest? Some low-income people around the world face that challenge. A team of researchers is investigating whether sleep deprivation keeps some in poverty. (This piece originally aired on <i>All Things Considered</i> on Dec. 2, 2015.)<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, …

University of Pennsylvania

'Shazam for Earthquakes' Could Help Predict Big Quakes

Inspired by the Shazam music-discovery app, scientists have discovered a way to identify "microquakes" that previously went unnoticed, which could help them predict larger temblors in the future.<p>Shazam uses an algorithm to identify patterns in music, helping people at bars answer such important …

Northern California

New Telescope to Take First-Ever Black Hole Photo

A group of astronomers are meeting this week to plan out an ambitious and unprecedented project — capturing the first-ever image of a black hole.<p>The …

JetBlue to Recruit Two-Dozen Non-Fliers to be Pilots

NEW YORK -- JetBlue wants to recruit a few flight students with no flying experience and train them to become pilots.<p>The airline says applicants would still need to meet minimum requirements including 1,500 hours of flying experience before operating one of its planes.<p>JetBlue said Monday it only …

Aviation

Best Telescopes for Hobbyists

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Telescopes

After One Twin Brother Collapses, the Other Discovers They Share a Rare and Often-Fatal Heart Defect: 'God Saved Both of Our Lives'

Jon Wes Adams grew up feeling like he needed a hand to get through life. “I was born a twin,” he jokes, “because God knew that I would need a lot of …

Medicine

Everyone loves an a**hole: Science explains our attraction to creeps and deviants

Always falling for the wrong guy or gal? New research suggests it may actually be a part of the human condition<p>Karl Gruber<p>November 29, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Are you a nice, well-rounded person, yet can’t seem to hit it off with the opposite …

Psychology

Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …

Psychology

Sitting further away from your boss makes you a better worker, study suggests

Physical distance determines how the bad behaviour of managers spreads to employees, research shows<p>Sitting next to your boss may have a negative impact on the quality of your work, a study suggests.<p>Researchers in the Netherlands have found that physical distance is a key factor in determining the …

Psychology

Scientists Can Now Establish Your Gender From a Fingerprint

Fingerprints may be unique, but without an existing record they can’t help identify a person. Now, though, researchers can use chemical analysis of …

The Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Dessert That Helps You Sleep Better | Men's Health

Plus, it helps build muscle while you’re out cold. A recent Dutch study found that drinking a casein shake before bed increased protein synthesis throughout the night.<p>But most importantly, it tastes like a peanut butter cup. (Don’t worry about the cottage cheese—once it’s blended, it’s smooth and …

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory and Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.<p>Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

The Brain

13 science-backed signs you're smarter than average

Without administering an impromptu IQ test, there are certain clues you can use to gauge a person's relative intelligence.<p>We combed through decades of scientific research and highlighted 13 surprising signs of braininess.<p>Keep in mind, however, that "intelligence" is often measured through tests …

Future ink: Tech Tats are smart biowearables for your skin

Why embed electronics under the skin when you can wear them in the form of an intelligent, connected tattoo on your skin?<p>Well, this looks better than …

Loneliness triggers biological changes which cause illness and early death

Danger signals activated in the brain by loneliness ultimately affect the immune system, scientists have found.<p>Loneliness is not just an emotional state of mind, it actually triggers genetic changes which cause illness and early death, a study shows for the first time.<p>Previous studies have found …

Psychology

This Cosmologist May Have Found Evidence of a Parallel Universe

Scientists have examined a great cosmic glow in the sky, and at least one cosmologist at the California Institute of Technology thinks he has found …

Universe

Scientists Pinpoint Where Happiness Lives in the Brain

We all want to be happy. (I hope you’re happy right now!) Happiness may be the most important feeling in our lives, if our endless pursuit of it is …

The Verge Review of Animals: the leopard gecko

The most human lizard<p><i>This column is part of a series where Verge staffers post highly subjective reviews of animals. Up until now, we’ve written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now rectifying this oversight.</i><p>Lizards can sit unnaturally (or super naturally) still, …

How I became a millionaire in 10 years without winning the lottery or picking stocks

Financial voyeurs of the world, rejoice! I dug out all our old tax returns, pay stubs, and my net-worth spreadsheet to pull together the story of our 10-year journey from nearly zero net worth to millionaire status — and early retirement.<p>This article answers a lot of questions, including: How much …

Health Tip: Exercising Safely in Cold Weather

Title: Health Tip: Exercising Safely in Cold Weather<br>Category: Health News<br>Created: 11/12/2015 12:00:00 AM<br>Last Editorial Review: 11/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

Report: Facebook could automatically alert parents who publicly share photos of their children

More than 2 billion photographs are uploaded to Facebook every day and chances are, more than a few of them feature your friends, children and other family members.<p>If you post statuses and other content publicly on the platform, a new report from the Evening Standard says that Facebook plans to …

Algorithms

Perseid meteor shower 2015 – in pictures

The annual meteor display, so-called because it appears to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the north-eastern sky, is a result of Earth’s orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. This weekend is considered the peak of the shower, which is visible every August

Astronomy

See it! Moon, Venus, Jupiter, comet

What a glorious western twilight sky on the nights of July 17 and 18, 2015! Waxing moon, brightest planets, and Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS).<p>Deborah …