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How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

22 Eyeliner Hacks To Transform Your Beauty Routine

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, never let your winged liner make you late for work again.<p><b>1) Make your eye makeup last longer by setting your eyeliner with a matching eye shadow.</b><p>First, line your eyes with a pencil liner, and then lightly dust eye shadow in the same shade on top to hold the …

Why selling your cast-offs is the savvy way to upgrade your wardrobe

Designer clothes can be an investment if the resale value is right. So you can clear out your wardrobe and put the proceeds towards filling it again<p>Selling your old clothes was once something furtive and fleeting – done under a pseudonym on eBay or at a secondhand designer store for a small return. …

We Buy An Obscene Amount Of Clothes. Here's What It's Doing To Secondhand Stores.

Many of us can't get enough of "fast fashion" -- hyper-trendy clothing that moves from catwalk to retail floor at breakneck speed. While this is great for you rarely having to wear the same outfit, there are some serious implications of consuming clothes in ever-increasing volumes. What happens …

What Comes After Antibiotics? 5 Alternatives to Stop Superbugs

"Superbug" bacterial infections that are resistant to common antibiotics are increasing at an alarming rate. But traditional antibiotics aren't the only way to battle dangerous germs. Biomedical scientists are investigating new additions to their arsenal.

Life-hacking the brain: better living through science!

A simple little trick has the potential to improve the lot of both parents and inveterate party-goers. Just don't tell the European Medicines Agency<p>There is something that we all need. You can't touch it, you can't really see it, but you certainly know its effects and feel its loss. In fact, while …

Mutant mosquito virus may serve as vaccine for deadly disease - Futurity

Scientists say a mutant form of a deadly mosquito-borne virus that kills about half of the people it infects shows promise as a potential vaccine.

Public Health

Madagascar battles the Black Death

Plague leaves dozens dead after one of the worst outbreaks in years<p><i>The village of Mandritsara, where 20 people recently died from bubonic plague. (Flickr /</i> <i>Peter Stephens</i><i>)</i><p>To most, the plague is a thing of the past — a relic from the Middle Ages, when the disease known as the Black Death wiped out a …

HIV infection causes immune cells to self-destruct, study says

Scientists say they have discovered a key process by which the AIDS virus kills key immune cells: It triggers a preprogrammed self-destruct sequence within the cell that is intended to alert fellow immune cells of a crisis.<p>In papers published simultaneously Thursday in Science and Nature, …

Immune System

Are Antibacterial Soaps Really Better?

The Food and Drug Administration wants soap companies to prove that products labeled "antibacterial" prevent infection better than ordinary soap and water.<p><b>Citing new data about the potential health</b> risks associated with the active ingredients in most antibacterial soaps, the Food and Drug …

So You Think You Can Dance With The Salmonella?

Anyone who has watched Dancing With The Stars or So You Think You Can Dance knows that a top-notch performance requires a combination of intricate choreography along with countless hours of practice. In these series, while time may be limited, the execution can still be exemplary leaving the …

Microbiology

Deceased Researcher’s Message In A Bottle Discovered In The Arctic

The message is dated July 10, 1959.<p>In the northernmost reaches of the Canadian Arctic, 500 miles (800 kilometers) away from the nearest human settlement, researchers discovered a literal message in a bottle, Halifax’s <i>Herald News</i> reports.<p>It begins just like the worst examples of cover letters on the …

Northern Canada

To treat obesity, consider 100 trillion gut bugs - Futurity

A drug that appears to target specific intestinal bacteria in mice may lead to new …

Kodak to emerge from bankruptcy protection

Eastman Kodak, the company that pioneered the use of film in cameras, is to exit bankruptcy protection after a court approved plans for it to re-emerge as a smaller company that will focus on selling printing equipment.<p>The plan will enable Kodak, once the biggest name in photography, to reduce its …

Kodak

Facebook And 6 Phone Companies Launch Internet.org To Bring Affordable Access To Everyone

Facebook has just announced a partnership with Samsung, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera and Qualcomm to launch Internet.org, a project aimed at bringing affordable Internet access to the 5 billion people without it. The companies will work together on data-compression technologies and cheap, …

Here’s who’s really living with Mom and Dad

Here’s the stereotype: Across the country, basements are full of 20- and 30-somethings who graduated from college and now live with mom and dad because they can’t find a job.<p>The reality? Millions of the millennials who are stuck in their parents’ homes don’t have a college degree and can’t get a …

Demographics

Yahoo Is The Number One US Website Again, Beating Google

This is an interesting little number showing that something is going right at Yahoo. The latest Comscore numbers show that it’s the leading destination for US based internet users once again.<p>OK, that’s interesting in itself, that the various things Yahoo has been doing recently have propelled it up …

Yahoo is number one web property for the first time since 2011, says ComScore

Yahoo has topped ComScore's list of the top 50 web properties in July 2013, outpacing Google for the first time since May 2011. The ranking is based on unique visitors from the US, and does not include traffic from the company's most recent acquisition, the 133 million-blog strong Tumblr network, …

Associated Press News

Is Anyone Shopping At Abercrombie & Fitch? Apparently Not

Mike Jeffries is in trouble. Indeed, his strategy for finding a way to fill Abercrombe & Fitch’s empty stores could not be going worse.<p>The latest quarter is only the latest example. Abercrombie earned $11.4 million, 14 cents a share, a drop from $17.1 million, 20 cents a share, a year earlier. More …

Delta Air Lines: Next Year, Our Health Care Costs Will Increase By 'Nearly $100 Million'

We know that Obamacare will significantly increase the cost of individually-purchased health insurance in nearly every part of the country. But we’ve generally assumed that disruptions in the market for employer-sponsored health insurance will be less severe. In particular, large employers who …

In wake of intern's death, Bank of America reviews hours

LONDON - Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Friday it was reviewing the working conditions for junior employees after the death of an intern employed at its London offices raised concerns about the long-hours culture of the world's top banks.<p>Moritz Erhardt, a 21-year-old German student, was …

Bank of America

Microsoft starts CEO search after Steve Ballmer exit

It's during the doldrums of August that companies often like to let out their most shocking news, and Microsoft did just that on Friday.<p>The company disclosed that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer will retire within the next year. A committee that includes Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will …

Doctors Fleeing Medicare? Not So Fast, Feds Say

Are doctors so fed up with Medicare's stagnant pay and bureaucratic rules that they're bailing out of the program?<p>Short answer: Yes, some are. Long answer: Not as many as you might have thought.<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reported recently, the number of doctors who opted out of Medicare tripled …

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

Advertisement<p>32 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / StudioSmart<p>A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of …

How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

The 10 Most Awesome College Labs Of 2013