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Chronic stress can hurt your memory

Do you tend to forget things when you're stressed? Like when you're late for a meeting and can't remember where you left your car keys? Or when you have to give a big presentation and suddenly forget all your talking points seconds before you start?<p>There's nothing like stress to make your memory go …

Hacker jailed for revealing George W. Bush’s bizarre bathroom art

Four years behind bars for email hacking<p>A hacker who revealed George W. Bush’s bizarre experiments with art has been sentenced to four years in jail. Marcel Lazar Lehel, a former cab driver from Romania, was known under the alias "Guccifer," and rose to fame last year after he hacked into the …

Instagram Plans Ads for the UK, Canada and Australia

Instagram has announced plans to incorporate ads in its photo feed “later this year” to subscribers in the UK, Canada and Australia.<p>On the heels what what it considers a successful advertising debut last fall, the photo shooting, filtering, and sharing service, which launched in 2010 and was …

Toyota is investigating cars that hover above the road

Toyota today said it's investigated the possibility of vehicles that are capable of hovering just above the road, technology designed to improve efficiency. In an interview at Bloomberg's Next Big Thing Summit in San Francisco, Hiroyoshi Yoshiki — the managing officer with Toyota's technical …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: Charting the video game console evolution | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Click through the gallery for a few of the milestones in the evolution of video games. (William Lu / For Hero Complex)<p><b>1972:</b> Ralph Baer’s Brown Box was licensed to Magnavox and released to the North American public as the Magnavox Odyssey, which came with poker chips, dice and score sheets. Its 1978 …

Your phone can finally do something really great: help endangered animals

New apps enlist citizen scientists to map environmental change<p>Around the world, species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate. They’re dying so fast and from so many different causes — habitat loss, climate change, hunting, competition with invasive species — that scientists no longer have a …

Light from this 12-billion-year-old explosion just reached Earth

The rare gamma-ray burst occurred shortly after the Big Bang<p>It took 12 billion years, but light from a massive explosion that occurred shortly after the Big Bang has just reached Earth.<p>The rare gamma-ray burst could help scientists understand more about the early universe.<p>Recorded as GRB 140423A, …

To recover consciousness, brain activity passes through newly detected states

Anesthesia makes otherwise painful procedures possible by derailing a conscious brain, rendering it incapable of sensing or responding to a surgeon's …

Bad sleep 'dramatically' alters body

<b>A run of poor sleep can have a potentially profound effect on the internal workings of the human body, say UK researchers.</b><p>The activity of hundreds of genes was altered when people's sleep was cut to less than six hours a day for a week.<p>Writing in the journal PNAS, the researchers said the results …

Shrinking Arctic Ice Prompts Drastic Change in National Geographic Atlas

Warming oceans have caused a drastic reduction in sea ice.<p><b>The shrinking of the Arctic ice sheet in the upcoming 10th edition of the National Geographic Atlas of the World is one of the most striking changes in the publication's history, geographers say.</b><p>The reduction in multiyear ice—commonly …