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Napping Around: Colleges Provide Campus Snooze Rooms

In college, the best grades are usually considered to be the product of sleepless nights. Now, universities nationwide are setting up designated …

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How Many of Your Memories Are Fake?

When people with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory—those who can remember what they ate for breakfast on a specific day 10 years ago—are tested for accuracy, researchers find what goes into false memories.<p>One afternoon in February 2011, seven researchers at the University of California, …

Neurosurgeons use novel technique to visualize the brain's delicate anatomy prior to surgery

Brain surgery: Water-based imaging technique maps neurons prior to surgery | Surgical Tribune

SAN DIEGO, USA: American neurosurgeons are using a new approach to visualize the brain's delicate anatomy prior to surgery. The novel technique …

Susan Straight on the lessons of the mixed-race novel

The novelist Susan Straight is uniquely positioned to write about being mixed race in America, even though she’s not mixed race herself. She had three children with her former husband, who is black. When they were younger, thinking about her daughters' future helped inspire her critically acclaimed …

Grant supports creation of patient-derived stem cell lines for Alzheimer’s research

<b>Irvine, Calif., Dec. 9, 2013</b> — Researchers at UC Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders have received a two-year, …

This Computer Algorithm Can Tell If You’re a Hipster

Image recognition software is used for all sorts of things, from tagging people in photos to security surveillance to identifying species. Now, …

9 ways to improve your memory

Memory lapses can be both embarrassing (what’s my neighbor’s kid’s name again?) and troubling (is senility coming on?). But a few slip-ups don’t necessarily doom you to a future of utter forgetfulness.<p>A memory is made by linking two or more of the 100 billion nerve cells in your brain, called …

Photo Series Captures the Stunning Beauty of Siamese Fighting Fish

A few years ago, Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich started selling his work through microstock sites, and so he went in search of …

Levin, Paspalis, Robins Win Seats on Culver City School Board

Check here to see the full results.<p>Steven Mark Levin, Kathy Paspalis and Susanne Robins won seats on the Culver City Unified School Board Tuesday, …

Is the iPhone 5c struggling to sell? Wal-Mart cuts price to $45

Price cuts just weeks after the iPhone 5c's release may suggest that Apple is struggling to sell the smartphone.<p>Wal-Mart announced Friday that it will cut the price of the iPhone 5c to $45 with a two-year contract, less than half the device's normal $99 contract price. Previously, Wal-Mart was …

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Siri, Who Are You? She Won't Say, But Her ID's Been Blown

We tried Friday morning to get Siri to confirm CNN's report that a real woman named Susan Bennett is the "classic" American voice of Apple's virtual assistant.<p>But all Siri would do is tell us, repeatedly, that "this is about you, not me." As for whether she does have a "real" voice, Siri would only …

Two Years After Steve Jobs’ Death, Is Apple a Different Company?

How does one follow in the footsteps of a genius?<p>That’s the question Apple CEO Tim Cook has faced in the two years since his predecessor, revered …

'I'm the original voice of Siri'

<b>Sandy Springs, Georgia (CNN) —</b> For the past two years, she's been a pocket and purse accessory to millions of Americans. She's starred alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschanel. She's provided weather forecasts and restaurant tips, been mocked as useless and answered absurd questions about …

5 Smart Spending Items For Your Family's Fall Wardrobe

Quality usually comes with a hefty price tag when it comes to clothing, but resale and vintage shops can save your family big bucks on name-brand and …

Turn Back Time With an Elegant Vintage Halloween Party

<b>Written by Nadine Cheung</b><p>Halloween will be here before you know it, so now is the time to plan a great gathering—just for adults. But this year, do …

Obama's Passing Up Chances To Turn On The Charm

President Obama isn't known as a schmoozer like Bill Clinton or a back-slapper like George W. Bush. But he does know that a personal touch can woo allies and soften adversaries.<p>Right now, domestic and international crises are looming on all sides of the president. Although a little tenderness might …

Mysterious Dancing Lights In Afghanistan

This isn't a painting. It's not from a movie. It's not a strange astronomical event. This is real — what you can see when certain helicopters in Afghanistan touch down on sandy ground, raising dust, causing mysterious arcs of light to loop and dance through the air.<p>This doesn't always happen. "The …

Kevin Weir’s Fantastically Bizarre Historical GIFs

Bringing life to the old, black and white photograph, Kevin Weir'd historical GIFs are a must-see.<p>As cinemagraph GIFs take over the internet, graphic …

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Tokyo selected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has selected Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Games.<p>The Japanese city, considered a favorite to be chosen as host, prevailed over Istanbul in a second-round vote Saturday among IOC members gathered in Buenos Aires.<p>A third finalist, Madrid, was eliminated from …

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The 12 Types of People Who Use Social Networks

At this point, you're almost weirder if you don't use any social networks than if you were a social media obsessive who tweets, Facebooks, Instagram …

Gigaom | It’s not just Tumblr — most social networks don’t understand original content

Advertisement<p>The recent shuttering of Tumblr’s Storyboard highlighted the discrepancy between online communities and companies’ efforts to produce …

Social Networks or Anti-Social Surveillance Networks?

We typically focus on the positive aspects of online social networks - but what about their negative aspects? As we’re seeing in the investigation …

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