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Why Time Slows Down When We’re Afraid, Speeds Up as We Age, and Gets Warped on Vacation

Given my soft spot for famous diaries, it should come as no surprise that I keep one myself. Perhaps the greatest gift of the practice has been the daily habit of reading what I had written on that day a year earlier; not only is it a remarkable tool of introspection and self-awareness, but it also …

Windows 8.1 update aims to win over mouse-and-keyboard users, arrives April 8th as an automatic download

The whole point of Windows 8 was to make Microsoft's aging OS easier to use on touchscreen devices. Mission accomplished, we'd say (more or less). But now the folks in Redmond have a new challenge afoot: Make Windows 8 equally easy to use on tablets and traditional PCs. The company's already made …

An Internal Document Reveals How Terrified Apple Is Of Android

Re/code's Ina Fried reports that Samsung presented the document during its cross-examination of Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller.<p>The document, which was put together by an Apple sales team and was not intended to be seen by the general public, reveals that people inside Apple do worry about the …

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Battle of the tech titans! What you need to know about the latest Apple-Samsung lawsuit

<b>In this Aug. 27, 2012 photo, the Apple iPhone 4s, left, is displayed next to the Samsung Galaxy S III at a store in San Francisco. Apple already has won nearly $1 billion in judgments against Samsung over patent infringements involving older-model devices. Now Apple is alleging Samsung’s newest</b> …

Body swapping: the science behind the switch

Next year sees the release of the Ben Kingsley/Ryan Reynolds film Selfless, where a wealthy elderly dying man transfers his consciousness from his diseased and ravaged body into a younger, sexier one. This is quite a familiar trope in fiction, the body swap, where a character finds his or herself …

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Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …

NASA Is Severing Ties With Russia

Apparently it won't affect work on the International Space Station<p>According to an internal memo obtained by <i>The Verge</i>, NASA will be severing ties with Russian government officials over the country's "violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity."<p>The memo says all meetings between …