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Samsung: You're scared to admit you want to switch

A new ad claims Samsung Experience Shops can help iPhone owners to do what they desperately want -- get a Galaxy S5.

By August 8, 2014

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NASA's idea of a Mars ‘reality show’

What happens when you stick six wannabe astronauts in crammed quarters in the middle of nowhere for months? A NASA-funded study seeks to find out.

By April 1, 2014

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Snakes invade casino? Ask the social-media lie detector

A truth-detection system being funded by the EU could help distinguish fact from fiction online. Not that the Internet ever lies, of course.

By February 20, 2014

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Video gaming boosts certain brain regions, study says

Play more video games. Researchers put Super Mario 64 to the test on a small sample of gamers and find it increases gray matter in some areas of the brain.

By November 5, 2013

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Hong Kong marathon may ban cell phones, selfies

Race organizers are concerned after many smartphone-preoccupied participants in this year's race caused foot traffic accidents.

By September 17, 2013

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Scientists selectively erase memories from meth-addicted mice

Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have managed to successfully isolate and remove memories from the brains of mice.

By September 12, 2013

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Could a blood test predict suicide risk?

People at risk for suicide don't always show signs of their vulnerability. But a test that can scan biomarkers to predict actual suicidal impulses? While promising, it may go only so far.

By August 21, 2013

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When wearable tech makes you smarter -- by zapping your brain

A slew of controversial, DIY methods of brain stimulation have culminated in the Focus headset. But take note: It's not yet known whether augmenting the mind is truly safe.

By August 9, 2013

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'Cry analyzer' helps identify neurological or developmental disorders in infants

The computer-based tool out of Brown University performs finely tuned acoustic analyses across 80 parameters that reveal details about a baby's health.

By July 11, 2013

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Shock: Research says pot makes you lazy (but not psychotic)

Scientists in London conclude that smoking your favored leaf cools down your dopamine-synthesis skills. Their initial hypothesis was that pot contributed to psychosis, which they now doubt.

By July 1, 2013