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Why Mistakes Are Often Repeated

Several recent studies show how the brain fails to learn from past experience, dooming us to relive our errors.<p>If there’s anything that stings more than wasting good money on a subpar outing, it’s doing so repeatedly—but still, the depths of TripAdvisor teem with accounts of mistakes that were made …

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Game Four Victory for Golden State Over Cleveland

You Can Now Use Foursquare Without Creating an Account

Foursquare is trying to lure in more users; people new to the platform can now try out the app without creating an account.<p>It’s a small but significant usability shift; when I first started using Yelp, I didn’t bother to create an account until I became interested in writing reviews. Likewise, …


Interstellar VFX research leads to scientific paper on wormholes

Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic, nominated for an Oscar for Best Visual Effects, has led to new scientific discoveries<p>When it comes to the movies, science fiction and science fact are usually world's apart. Films might be based on real-life research and theories, but the truth is often stretched to …

Samsung may drop Qualcomm's Snapdragon chip in next Galaxy S phone

Samsung may be planning to dump Qualcomm's processor from its next Galaxy S flagship smartphone, opting to use its own Exynos chips instead.<p>Bloomberg reported Wednesday that Samsung, the world's biggest smartphone maker, won't be using the Snapdragon 810 chip from Qualcomm, the world's biggest …

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