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Book finds truth about man kept in the zoo

On Sunday, September 9, 1906, throngs of spectators filed in to the New York Zoological Gardens—better known as the Bronx Zoo—to gape at a new …

New York University

Traumatic memories really can be repressed, but also restored, say scientists

If the brain is in a heightened state of arousal when it records a past event it sometimes cannot replay it until it returns to the same state when the memory formed<p>Memories can be suppressed and later recovered, scientists have found, in new research which supports psychologists who believe that …

This Man Ran the Entire Appalachian Trail in 46 Days. Here's What He Ate Along the Way

What foods fuel a man who completed the entire Appalachian Trail in 46 days? We spoke to ultrarunner and vegan Scott Jurek to find out.<p>In a sport that already dances on the fringe of society, ultrarunner Scott Jurek is a true rarity. As one of the athletes who helped make ultramarathons—any race …

Running

Amazon's Terrible Working Conditions Revealed by the New York Times

Amabots. Amholes. Those are some of the nicknames for Amazon corporate employees according to an article in the <i>New York Times</i> that describes what sounds like an absolutely brutal working environment. The <i>Times</i> interviewed 100 current and former Amazonians about the company's secretive culture, …

Breast Cancer

Kathie Lee Gifford makes an emotional return to 'Today'

Kathie Lee Gifford returned to her co-host chair on the fourth hour of NBC's "Today" on Monday, her first appearance since the death of her husband, Frank Gifford.<p>She thanked viewers and her colleagues for the outpouring of tributes to her husband of 29 years, a former New York Giants football star …

Going up? Space elevator could zoom astronauts into Earth's stratosphere

Canadian space firm granted US and UK patents for elevator designed to take astronauts 20km (12 miles) above Earth so they can then be propelled into space<p>A Canadian space firm is one step closer to revolutionizing space travel with a simple idea – instead of taking a rocket ship, why not take a …

Space Travel

Android M's name is Marshmallow, and it's version 6.0

Google went with the obvious choice<p>Google has revealed what the M in Android M stands for: Marshmallow. The Android 6.0 update, set for release this fall, was first previewed at the company's I/O conference in late May. But as it's done before, Google held off on announcing the full name to build …