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Erasing Bad Memories May Soon Be Possible

Memories are a complex combination of objective information—the color of a car, the size of a building—and less tangible emotional feelings, like …

The Brain

Fortune.com

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Edge of a Volcano

Photographer Denis Budkov has made a series of images of great beauty during an expedition to the volcanic complex Plosky Tolbatchik. Located in the …

The weekend in pictures

A selection of the best images from around the world this weekend, from tribal ceremonies to debutante balls

How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted–that became the basis for Google Docs.<p>In 2005, along with colleagues Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter, Sam Schillace created a browser-based word processor called Writely. A Silicon Valley darling, it was …

Google Docs

NASA is building the largest rocket of all time for a 2018 launch

<i>Artist's rendering of NASA's Space Launch System (credit: NASA/MSFC)</i><p>NASA has worked on some inspiring interplanetary projects in the last few years, but few have been as ambitious as the simply-named Space Launch System, a new rocket that will be the largest ever built at 384 feet tall, surpassing …

Pictures of the Week 9.4.14

National Geographic Travel

The Power of Sleep

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Sleep

Editors’ Picks: 10 Favorite Sources for Bargain Vintage Furniture

Here at Remodelista we’ve participated in our share of eBay auctions. We’ve also have been known to obsessively check the local Craigslist listings …

Horrifyingly Beautiful Photos Show The Human Cost Of China’s Massive Pollution Problem

Gritty, detailed scenes from some of China’s most polluted places will make you grateful for the air you breathe.<p><b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Photographer Souvid Datta, who took these photos, has admitted to doctoring much of his work. Creating these photos of Chinese victims of pollution, in particular, involved</i> …

How Crayola Crayons Are Made

There are 120 different colors of Crayola Crayons.<p>23 shades of red, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver. The Crayola factory in Easton, Pennsylvania makes 12 million crayons a day in a variety of the shades we …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

Week's Best Space Pictures: A Star Pulses, a Hurricane Rages, and a Planet Sucks

Astronomers catch the blue light from a pulsar, a hurricane makes landfall, and an exoplanet sucks the life out of its star in the week's best space pictures.

10 International Street Photographers Who Change The Way We See The World

Think of a city. Of its winding roads and bustling crowds and tall buildings and piling garbage and whatever else. Now look closer. Think of the strange colors that jam up against each other for a brief moment, or the constant and ever-changing potential for violence, or danger, or love. Think of …

The first space photographers

Snapping photos in space wasn’t always so easy. Stephen Dowling discovers how the first astronauts battled radiation and more to take stunning cosmic images.<p>Anyone who learned to take photographs back in the days of film will remember how frustrating it could be. Quite apart from the trickiness of …

Apollo Missions

Report On Business

Asian shares rally as U.S. job data revive risk appetite Subscriber content<p>Opinion Management is key to reigniting the stalled gender-parity revolution<p>BANKS Growing debt levels put Canada’s credit markets at risk, report says<p>Despite tariff reprieve, aluminum industry expected to keep investment …

Tuesday's analyst upgrades and downgrades

<i>Inside the Market's roundup of some of today's key analyst actions. This file will be updated during the trading day.</i><p>Citibank analyst Christian Wetherbee raised his price target on <b>Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.</b> after the company announced late Monday an accelerated share buyback program.<p>The railway …

At the open: TSX lower amid further signs of economic weakness

Mining and energy stocks helped take the Toronto stock market lower amid weakness in the Canadian and Chinese economies.<p>The S&P/TSX composite index fell 56.14 points to 14,920.78.<p>The Canadian dollar was down 0.25 of a cent to a fresh, six-month low of 89.41 cents (U.S.) as the greenback advanced …

Canada’s economy stalls in July

Canada's economy unexpectedly stalled in July, suggesting the pace of the country's recovery might have eased in the third quarter.<p>Statistics Canada reported Tuesday that gross domestic product was flat in the month compared with June, the weakest performance since last December. Economists had …

U.S. consumer confidence, home prices show weakness | News Home | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence fell in September for the first time in five months and home prices in July rose less than expected from a year earlier, underscoring the unsteady nature of U.S. growth.<p>A shopper walks down an aisle in a newly opened Walmart Neighborhood Market in …

Economics

Windows 10 unveiled by Microsoft

Successor to Windows 8 will be released next year, skipping Windows 9<p>Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving …

Loonie tumbles again, closing at six-month low

The Canadian dollar closed lower Tuesday as economic growth figures for July came in weaker than expected.<p>The loonie ended down 0.37 of a cent to a fresh, six-month low of 89.29 cents (U.S.) after Statistics Canada reported that gross domestic product was flat in July following a 0.3 per cent rise …

Six reasons to downgrade retirement savings as a financial priority

There are more important things than saving for retirement.<p>Not many, but some.<p>Monday marks the deadline for contributing to a registered retirement savings plan and getting a deduction for your 2015 tax return. What a judgmental time of year this is. Smart people contribute to an RRSP or tax-free …

Biggest U.S. hacking case is tale of gamers’ interrupted vacation

Vladimir Drinkman says he met Dmitriy Smilianets online playing Counter-Strike, a shooter game in which cyber-combatants assume the roles of either terrorists or counter-terrorists: bad guys or good guys.<p>More than a decade later, the two young Russians are both behind bars – Drinkman in the …

Forbes rich list topped by Bill Gates again at $81B

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is once again the richest man in America, worth nearly $81 billion according to financial magazine Forbes.<p>Forbes …