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Ambien Can Improve Your Recall, But Only For Unhappy Memories

A new study finds that the sleeping pill enhances your ability to consolidate negative emotional memories as you snooze.<p>If you're having a rough day, popping a sleeping pill and hitting the sack could be the worst thing you could do--it could help you recall bad memories even better than usual. …

New layer of human eye discovered

Scientists have discovered a previously undetected layer in the cornea, the clear window at the front of the human eye.<p>The breakthrough, announced in …

Antibiotic ship paint is leading to more superbugs

Antibiotics are being painted onto the hulls of ships to them clear of barnacles in a practice that is helping to drive the appearance of drug resistant bacteria, ministers from the world's richest nations have been warned.<p>The use of antibiotics by the shipping industry emerged at a high level …

Electric shock makes others look more attractive - Futurity

CALTECH (US) — People judged faces as more attractive after their brains were stimulated with …

Chip diagnoses infection in minutes, not days - Futurity

U. TORONTO (CAN) — An electronic chip can analyze blood and other clinical samples for …

Faroe Islands Wants To Sequence The Genes Of Every One Of Its Citizens

At least, everyone who wants it. But do they want it?<p>Welcome to the Faroe Islands, a beautiful rocky archipelago in the North Atlantic, a Danish territory located about halfway between Iceland and Scotland. It's a small and ancient place, with a population of around only 50,000, but with a distinct …

New Hope For Regrowing Severed Limbs, Just Like Lizards' Tails

Pretty good superpower to have, if you ask me.<p>Some lizards and amphibians have the ability to regrow severed tails or limbs--in fact, the blue-tailed skink abandons its tail intentionally to distract predators. But humans, despite our amazing advancements in the field of spying on each other, are …

Why Bill Gates Is Investing In Chicken-Less Eggs

The egg of the future may not involve a chicken at all. In fact, in the high-tech food lab at Hampton Creek Foods in San Francisco, the chicken-less egg substitute has already been hatched.<p>"We're trying to take the animal totally out of the equation," Josh Tetrick, founder and CEO of Hampton Creek …