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The Science of Why We Learn to Love Foods We Used to Hate

Not to be mean, but you’re a “benign masochist.” We all are to some extent. It’s a natural human trait, and it helps explain why we learn to love …

Blue Jays’ Pillar takes away homer with one of the greatest catches in franchise history

There is kind of this loose rule at Rogers Centre where the baseball players are not supposed to be messing around with the padded coverings that protect the front of the outfield fences.<p>Kevin Pillar ignored that edict Wednesday night and, in doing so, made what will be hailed as one of the …

U.S. Nuclear Scientist Caught In FBI Sting Is Jailed For Espionage

A scientist who worked for the Los Alamos National Laboratory and pleaded guilty two years ago for promising undercover FBI agents he could build nuclear weapons for Venezuela, has been sentenced to five years in jail.<p>Argentina-born Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, a 79-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen, …

Modeling Suspects' Faces Using DNA From Crime Scenes

But can it work well enough to generate reliable leads?<p>This winter, a biotechnology company began offering a whole new service to police departments. Virginia-based Parabon NanoLabs' Snapshot service allows police to send Parabon NanoLabs DNA samples taken from crime scenes. From that DNA, the …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Microsoft debuts Windows Holographic, its augmented reality platform and headset

REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft is getting deeper into augmented reality.<p>Today Alex Kipman, technical fellow for the operating system group at Microsoft, gave consumers a first look at a new product called Windows Holographic. It also announced a device, Microsoft HoloLens with multiple sensors, spatial …

TeenDrive365 simulator challenges people to drive safely amid traffic noises, text messages and virtual friends in the car<p>Wearing an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset while driving? That’s unlikely to end well. But Toyota’s new app for the device aims to raise awareness of the dangers of …

Virtual Reality