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To Remember, the Brain Must Actively Forget

Researchers find evidence that neural systems actively remove memories, which suggests that forgetting may be the default mode of the brain.<p>Going …

The Brain

How China acquires ‘the crown jewels’ of U.S. technology

The U.S. fails to adequately police foreign deals for next-generation software that powers the military and American economic strength.<p>The U.S. government was well aware of China’s aggressive strategy of leveraging private investors to buy up the latest American technology when, early last year, a …

China

Are We Ready for Robot Sex?

Photograph by Bobby Doherty/<i>New York</i> Magazine. Styling by Lindsay Peoples Wagner.<p>Above: Henry, Realbotix's first male sex robot.<p>I’m driving down the …

Robotics

Ex-Playboy Model, Freed From Contract, Can Discuss Alleged Trump Affair

The tabloid news company American Media Inc. agreed to let a former Playboy model out of a contract that had kept her from talking freely about an alleged affair with Donald J. Trump.<p>The settlement agreement, reached on Wednesday, ends a lawsuit brought by the model, Karen McDougal, and protects …

Donald Trump

As Putin’s Opponents Flocked to London, His Spies Followed

LONDON — The Russian opposition figure Vladimir L. Ashurkov breathed a sigh of relief when he fled Moscow for London in 2014. After months of being followed by the Kremlin’s intelligence agents to meetings, culminating in a televised raid of his apartment, he finally let his guard down, …

Russia

​Samsung to unveil Galaxy S9 at MWC, not CES

Samsung Galaxy S9 will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in February, the company's mobile boss said, denying rumors of a CES 2018</i> …

31 ways to optimize your smartphone

Be ready for anything life throws your way.<p>Studies show that we're spending half our waking hours with our smartphones, and it's clear that the devices have changed how we interact with our world. So why not optimize your device to get yourself a easier, more productive, more relaxing life? Below, …

Apps

“That’s My Justice”

Brenda Tracy arrives one spring morning in Houston, the air hot and viscous, the city’s sprawl never-ending. She sits in the back of a black sedan, …

Empathy

The Zombie Diseases of Climate Change

What lurks in the Arctic’s thawing permafrost?<p>From the air, the coast of Greenland appears vast and tranquil. Hundreds of fjords, their surfaces a mirror of blue sky and cloud bottoms, divide the territory. In the gaps between them, the terrain folds over itself, hill over hill, descending into …

Global Warming

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core

WASHINGTON — Jake Williams awoke last April in an Orlando, Fla., hotel where he was leading a training session. Checking Twitter, Mr. Williams, a cybersecurity expert, was dismayed to discover that he had been thrust into the middle of one of the worst security debacles ever to befall American …

Security

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and film.<p>But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so many …

Guns

Rare Skin Disease Ruined Gaza Man's Life — Until Israeli Doctors Stepped In

Muhammad Taluli arrived from Gaza at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center a few months ago and unwrapped the cloth from his hands to reveal gray and white growths that looked like tree bark. The doctors had never seen anything like it.<p>In fact, there have been only a handful of such extreme cases of …

Medicine

Scientists Finally Prove Strange Quantum Physics Idea Einstein Hated

The equations of physics are things that we humans created to understand the Universe, and it can be hard to disentangle them from the Universe’s …

A Radical New Theory Could Change the Way We Build A.I.

One A.I. scientist wants to ditch the metaphor of the brain and think smaller and more basic.<p>From early on, we’re taught that intelligence is …

'Dark DNA' could change how we think about evolution

DNA sequencing technology is helping scientists unravel questions that humans have been asking about animals for centuries. By mapping out animal …

3D printing will revolutionize how the Marine Corps fights

"The people closest to the problem are also the people closest to the solution," Capt. Chris Wood, co-lead for Additive Manufacturing with the US Marine Corps, told Engadget. In 2016, the USMC put that adage to the test as it launched the Logistics Innovation Challenge, a program "to solicit ideas …

Military

SpaceX is planning to do something really cool today

<b>UPDATE: Aug. 14, 2017, 1:36 p.m. EDT</b> The launch and landing of the Falcon 9 rocket was successful. Read our post and watch the video of the …

26 Things You Never Knew About the James Bond Classic 'The Spy Who Loved Me'

"Nobody does it better," sang Carly Simon during the opening credits of "The Spy Who Loved Me."<p>Indeed, you could make a case that the 007 adventure, released 40 years ago this week in the U.S. (on July 13, 1977), was the best of the late Roger Moore's James Bond movies, with perhaps the best …

Don't drain the swamp: report says wetlands help avert flood damage

Canada needs to stop draining its swamps in order to reduce flooding linked to climate change, warns a new report.<p>Wetlands, including swamps, marshes …

The four reasons that retirement is costing Canadians more than ever

Retirement is getting more expensive for Canadians and it has been for quite a while. But despite soaring prices for some popular items at the …

The Week in Review: North Korea Tests Ballistic Missile, World Reacts

North Korea escalated already heightened global tensions this week by testing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). In response to the increased threat, the U.S., Japan and South Korea jointly agreed to push for new sanctions on the country at the U.N. Security Council.<p>While Americans were …

A Father’s Day story that touches all the bases

An American story<p>It's about love, history and politics<p>BUFFALO — Bruce Beyer was a senior citizen by the time he found out who his birth father was. For weeks he giddily told everyone he saw — friends, neighbors, strangers on the street — about the family secret hidden deep in his DNA.<p>“Hey, my …

Why Roger Moore, one of the last true Englishmen, was the greatest James Bond 

I'm heartbroken at the death of Roger Moore. He was my Bond. Not Fleming’s Bond, as Bond is in the books, but the nicest Bond and Bond as he ought to be. With a charming, witty performance, Moore established himself as the quintessential English gentleman. The heir to David Niven.<p>He wasn't a one …

James Bond

These tech innovations will keep photo prints alive

A photograph is no longer always a physical product — they often exist only as megabytes on a smartphone or files on social media. While the number …

Report: Qualcomm seeking iPhone import ban in U.S.

The ongoing dispute between Apple and Qualcomm appears to be getting uglier today as <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that the supplier is seeking a ban on iPhone imports in the United States. Last week Qualcomm lowered its profit forecast over Apple withholding royalty payments during the ongoing legal battle …

Tim Cook

Devices in your home that are becoming obsolete

Most Americans rely heavily on technology in their day-to-day lives. As of late, 95 percent of Americans own a cell phone of some kind, and 77 …

Final Cut Pro and iMovie for Mac updated with new improvements

Apple has released new updates for both Final Cut Pro and iMovie for macOS through the Mac App Store. iMovie version 10.1.5 for macOS includes a few bug fixes and improvements while Final Cut Pro’s update is a bit more detailed. Both Motion and Compressor have also received new improvement updates …

Final Cut

New Model 3 photos give us our best look yet at Tesla’s $35,000 EV

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen an increasing number of Model 3 spy shots make their way online. And whereas many of the earlier Model 3 …