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Why We Act Irrationally: A Harvard Psychologist Reveals the One Word That Drives Our Senseless Habits

It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen Langer and her research team at Harvard University were about to conduct a …

Self-improvement

A neural pathway that erases memories

The discovery of an inhibitory memory circuit could lead to novel treatments for conditions such as PTSD<p>In order to remember, we must forget. Recent research shows that when your brain retrieves newly encoded information, it suppresses older related information so that it does not interfere with …

Neuroscience

Free streaming music attacked at Grammys as Apple Music/Sonos ad airs during break [Video]

Free streaming music came under attack at last night’s Grammys, as Apple and Sonos aired a new Apple Music ad during the break.<p>Recording Academy President Neil Portnow and Common said that free tiers on streaming music services threaten the viability of music as a career, reports <i>The Verge</i>.<p>“Isn’t a …

US Blocks Philips LED Unit Sale To Chinese Group For National Security Reasons

The United States CFIUS regulator blocked a planned sale by Dutch electronics group Philips of a majority of its Lumiled LED lights unit to a consortium headed by Go Scale Capital of China, invoking a threat to the national security of the country.<p>This decision adds a new dimension to an …

Communist Party

Paleo Profile: The North’s Sailback

Most of the Paleo Profiles I’ve written so far have highlighted new species, either found in the field or rediscovered in museum collections. But this week is a little different. The animal at the center of this story isn’t new to science, but a historic fossil whose identity has just changed.<p>In …