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MIT neuroscientists build case for new theory of memory formation | MIT News

Learning and memory are generally thought to be composed of three major steps: encoding events into the brain network, storing the encoded …

Neuroscience

Einstein's Secret to a Happy Life Uncovered After 95 Years (You Don't Need to Be a Genius to Get It)

The iconoclastic smart guy had a few basic tips for living that still ring true after nearly a century.<p>When he wasn't busy decoding the mysteries of the universe, German-American physicist and historic mega-smart guy Albert Einstein also dispensed wisdom on more mundane existential topics like …

Albert Einstein

Bono And Thomas Friedman Reveal Three Skills American Workers Need Today

The business world is constantly changing and now it’s changing at an accelerated speed. American workers no longer have decades to adapt to new technologies or business advancements. People need to be able to adapt — and adapt quickly — if they want to thrive in the business world and not fall …

Leadership

Technology use leading to teen sleeplessness

Its the digital age but it may be time for teens to wind back the clock to get the 9.3 hours of shut eye they need every night for the sake of their …

Sleep

FBI couldn't access nearly 7K devices because of encryption

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray says federal agents haven't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices they've tried to access in a year.<p>Wray spoke Sunday at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Philadelphia.<p>He says the FBI …

Privacy

How Pixar’s Coco Honors Mexico—and Defies Trump

The film is a celebration of Mexican culture and history, built to tear down the walls that divide people.<p>Bring the tissues, because Disney/Pixar’s latest animated feature, <i>Coco</i> is a real tearjerker. Set in Mexico against the culture and folklore of Día de Muertos (the Day of the Dead)— a national …

Animation

Trump is releasing the highly-classified JFK files, ending decades of secrecy

• <b>President Donald Trump is planning to release the JFK files, "subject to further information."</b>• <b><br>Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, and conspiracy theories about his death have swirled ever since</b><p>President Donald Trump on Saturday said he plans to release highly-classified government files about the …

Donald Trump

McDonald's and other restaurants are trying to appeal to millennial employees by offering daily paychecks

McDonald's, Outback Steakhouse, and several dozen other food and hospitality retailers are using daily paychecks as a means to give low-wage workers more flexibility with their finances.<p>Steve Barha, CEO of Instant Financial, the technology company enabling retailers' move to same-day pay, said the …

McDonald's

John Kelly 'brokenhearted' by Dem rep's attacks on Trump

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday he was “stunned” and “brokenhearted” after a condolence call President Trump made to the widow of a slain soldier turned into a public and political spectacle pitting the administration against a Democratic lawmaker.<p>In a rare and emotional moment …

Frederica Wilson

Liz Peek: John Kelly showed us what incredible dignity, honor and truthfulness look like

On Thursday, John Kelly reminded the country what dignity looks like. In a hushed White House briefing room, President Trump’s chief of staff recounted that most painful of human experiences, the loss of a child. The former general spoke of the circumstances under which the bodies of fallen …

John Kelly

Meet the Chinese Billionaire Who's Moving Manufacturing to the U.S. to Cut Costs

While it has been said for a long time that the U.S. is bleeding manufacturing jobs overseas, particularly to China, some businesses have been moving …

China

This Is the First American City Where a Typical Home Costs $1 Million

San Jose, Calif. is the first city where the price of a typical home is greater than $1 million, according to data released yesterday by the National …

Real Estate

Take a tour of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' 5 giant homes and thousands of acres of land across the US

It's safe to say that Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, has cash to burn. He's worth roughly $84 billion and owns 17% of the Amazon empire. So where does a man like Bezos rest his head at night? Although his company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Bezos own five homes across the …

Real Estate

The science of how much sleep you actually need

Getting plenty of sleep each night is important to maintaining a healthy and productive life. But how much sleep do you actually need?<p>Joe Avella and Jessica Orwig tackle this question on the Facebook series "Science the $#!* out of it."<p>For the average adult, the National Sleep Foundation recommends …

Sleep

Amazon HQ2 Promotes 50,000 High-Paying Jobs (And A Shock To Your Housing Market)

After a six-week-long coast-to-coast civic competition, bids for Amazon’s $5B second headquarters are due today.<p>The company’s request for proposals pit city against city as major markets laid their economic toolkits on the table to see whose was best. In exchange for landing the promised 50,000 …

Housing

Tesla Retains Top Spot Among Luxury Auto Brands

For a second year, Tesla topped all other luxury automotive brands, including Ferrari, Mercedes, and BMW, due to its connected experiences and …

McDonald's

iPhone 8 Plus vs. 7 Plus: How much better is the new camera?

I toured San Francisco to test out the dual rear shooters on the new 8 Plus and last year's 7 Plus.<p>The iPhone 7 Plus takes great photos and video. But now it has a new younger sibling, the iPhone 8 Plus, with larger camera sensors, a faster processor and new software tricks including Portrait …

iPhoneography

Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt used to have an empty private jet fly next to his — just in case there were delays

When Jeff Immelt traveled, he wanted to take no chances of running late.<p>The former GE CEO used to have an empty private plane follow his own on trips, the Wall Street Journal's Thomas Gryta and Joann S. Lublin report in a story about the new CEO's cost cutting efforts. The extra jet was meant as a …

Jeff Immelt

2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII Photo Gallery

Luxury

Tech founders dominate Forbes magazine's billionaire list

The boom in tech stocks has made people like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg multibillionaires, followed by the founders of Twitter, Snap …

Bill Gates

Richard Thaler's Behavioral Economics Changed The Subject

After the 1970s, the stagflation decade, we learned something big about economics—very big. We learned that extended periods of economic sluggishness, under-employment, diminished opportunity, pessimism about the future, severe inequality, and major inflation are wholly unnecessary.<p>In the 1970s, we …

Economics

Tim Cook predicts brands supporting AR will be as required as having a website

In a new interview with fashion magazine <i>Vogue</i>, Tim Cook made a bold prediction about the future of augmented reality and brands. The Apple CEO also continued to downplay rumors of the company releasing smart glasses anytime soon…<p>Just how important does Cook think augmented reality will be for …

Augmented Reality

Tim Cook describes lessons from Steve Jobs, says ‘focus on the dead’ when it comes to heroes [Video]

Tim Cook sat down today at the University of Oxford for an interview at the Saïd Business School along with questions from students. While Cook reiterated answers to some questions that aren’t surprising, there was a particularly surprising nugget of wisdom shared today about heroes…<p>Much like Jony …

Tim Cook

We may have found a pathway that controls aging

Cracking Aging in Animals<p>A team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has identified a conserved molecular pathway …

Longevity

Funny people are more intelligent than their po-faced peers

Albert Einstein attributed his brilliant mind to having a child-like sense of humour. Indeed, a number of studies have found an association between …

Psychology

Tesla unveils new dual connector charge port design for Model S and Model X

Tesla unveiled today an updated Model S and Model X design featuring a new dual connector charge port system to support more than one charging standard on its electric vehicles.<p>Currently, the charge port on all Tesla vehicles is located within the tail light on the driver’s side, but the actual …

Electric Vehicles

Foxconn has apparently shipped out its first batch of iPhone X orders

Two weeks ahead of the iPhone X shipping, Apple supplier Foxconn has reportedly sent out its first batch of finished handsets to Apple.<p>According to a new report, Foxconn has sent out 46,500 units from its facilities in Zhengzhou and Shanghai, headed for the Netherlands and United Arab Emirates …

IPhone X

Teens are suffering from anxiety more than depression

<b>The cover story</b> of tomorrow's N.Y. Times Magazine, "More American Teenagers Than Ever [Are] Suffering From Severe Anxiety," is this week's most-read …

Depression

Your Attractiveness Depends on Who Else Is Around: Study

Your level of attractiveness varies depending on who you're with and how good-looking they are in comparison to you, a small new study shows.<p>You may …

Psychology