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Scientists Can Now Read Your Memories

Researchers have mapped rats’ memories, and humans could be next.<p>Scientists may have cracked the code of memories by successfully tracing how they …

How Sweden could become Europe's tourist gateway to space

It may be at least five years until the first commercial space planes are available outside the US, but Karin Nilsdotter, CEO of Lapland-based …

Virgin Galactic

The British oil sector just had its worst year since the 1970s

In 2014, t<p>A new report published today by Oil and Gas UK, the industry lobby group, said that "rising costs, taxes and inadequate regulation have taken their toll on the UK industry's international competitiveness."<p>The industry is asking the government to take action to pass measures much needed to …

Oil

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Greece reportedly submitted its list of economic reforms, required to a secure a four-month loan extension, to the International Monetary Fund and European institutions around midnight Tuesday.<p><b>2.</b> The eastern Ukraine ceasefire is crumbling as pro-Russian forces continue to fire on Ukrainian …

Chinese New Year

Saunas protect middle-aged men against heart attacks

Scientists have found that the dry heat of a sauna can actually prolong life for middle-aged men<p>The Finns describe them as the ‘poor man’s pharmacy’ and now researchers have proved that saunas are indeed beneficial to health.<p>Scientists have found that the dry heat of a sauna does more than work up …

7 of the world's coolest commutes | CNN Travel

CNN

Oversupply and Strong Dollar Weigh on Falling Oil Prices

Crude oil futures were lower on Monday as investors worried about oversupply and a strong dollar, but heating oil jumped about 6 percent for a second straight day due operational problems at major U.S. refineries.<p>Crude fell as the weekly decline in U.S. rigs drilling for oil slowed last week, …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Greece must submit a list of economic reforms Monday to international creditors after securing a four-month extension on its bailout deal.<p><b>2.</b> HSBC CEO Stuart Gulliver kept millions in a Swiss bank account when he moved from Hong Kong to London.<p><b>3.</b> In an unexpected announcement, Honda CEO Takanobu …

Swiss Bank

Backpacking Across 3 Continents On A Shoestring Budget

If you are interested in backpacking and aren’t lucky enough to have a trust fund, firstly: join the club.<p>Secondly, don’t fret. There are a few ways to fund your long-term travel.<p>1. Save a lot of money.<p>2. Become very resourceful at scrimping along the way.<p>3. Follow the lead of Kach Medina Umandap …

South America

Why You Shouldn't Book Flights Too Far In Advance

Are you one of those people who think it's never too early to book a flight? A recent study disproves that responsible theory, and it'll make you want to wait a few weeks to buy those plane tickets.<p>CheapAir, an online travel agency, recently analyzed 2014 flight data and found that while buying a …

Air Travel

The Most Kicka** Spots for Sunsets in America

<i>By: Jessica Padykula</i><p>Search #sunset on Instagram, and you'll quickly learn one thing: everybody loves 'em. Or, at least taking pictures of them. But not all sunsets are created equal. Like, the one out your bathroom window? Not so hot. Unless you've got a killer view in the first place.<p>With that in …

Santa Monica

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is going to run a public beta program for its mobile operating system.</b> That means customers will be able to try out the software before it's released.<p><b>2. Samsung has hinted that its new Galaxy phone will be made of metal.</b> A teaser video spoke of "liquid metal."<p><b>3. Apple is finally going to</b> …

Beta Testing

Google's answer to Apple Pay passed a major hurdle

But, in just four months, Apple's payments solution Apple Pay, which leverages the same near-field communication (NFC) technology as Google Wallet, has surpassed Google's offering in terms of usefulness and popularity.<p>So, on Monday, Google gave a big boost to its mobile wallet. It announced it's …

Apple Pay

It’s time to buy Russia

<i>(The following article was originally published Feb. 24.)</i><p>Yes, Russia has a litany of negatives against it — from stagflation and recession, to open …

Stock Markets

Mark Zuckerberg wants to build a kind of 911 service for internet access

Zuckerberg compared Internet.org to 911 in the US, in that both are designed to provide necessary services.<p>"The model that we consider this to be most similar to is 911 in the U.S," said Zuckerberg.<p>"So even if you haven't paid for a phone plan, you can always dial 911, and if there is a crime or a …

Internet

RAOUL PAL: China's currency peg doesn't make sense for the economy

Former global macro fund manager Raoul Pal sent us a chart of the Chinese currency as represented by the offshore RMB (inverted).<p>Pal, who is author of The Global Macro Investor, thinks that China will have to devalue the Renminbi (RMB) against the dollar or face a major economic …

Exports

Volvo to field 100 self-driving cars

Volvo says it has come up with a system to integrate self-driving cars into traffic and plans to field a fleet of 100 of them to further perfect the technology.<p>The cars will be deployed around Volvo's home of Gothenburg, Sweden, Volvo Car Group says. People will sit behind the wheel as the car …

Autonomous Cars

11 Japanese customs that are shocking to foreign travelers

Japan has a unique culture with a very strict code of etiquette.<p>There are specific ways to eat noodles, good practices for accepting gifts, and certain rules to follow to avoid insulting a host.<p>This complex web of social rules and traditions can be overwhelming for those traveling to Japan, so we …

Japan