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"Shiny new features" tend to distract us from an important factor in the decision to upgrade a smartphone, new research shows.
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Blame your circadian clock
The brain's biological clock likely explains why we want to down a glass of water before going to sleep.
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“I can touch the doorknob and touch the fingerprint sensor on my phone and transmit my secret credentials through my body to open the door.”
Researchers are testing a way to send secure passwords through a person's body—no WiFi needed—to devices, such as a smart door lock or insulin pump.
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Happy spouse = healthy you
Your health may depend on more than a good diet and exercise. The happiness of your spouse counts, too.
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"For a large blue whale...water and prey that is approximately the size of a large swimming pool or a school bus."
Suction-cup devices that "tag" whales are showing scientists how the largest animals ever scoop up their tiny prey.
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Imagine waking up but being unable to move. And what's more, there might be an alien in the corner.
Sleep paralysis isn't dangerous, but it is scary. "Someone is awake, but they have no control of their body and might...even see things that aren't there."
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Yesss! It's National Coffee Day! Here's more stories about the brew many of us can't live without. http://www.futurity.org/?s=coffee
Scientists have sequenced the genome of the coffee plant and uncovered some secrets about the evolution of our favorite chemical: caffeine.
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Profiling in preschool?
Eye-tracking technology reveals implicit racial bias on the part of preschool teachers, but the outcome depends on the teacher's own race, say researchers.
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Brain stimulation can treat a range of conditions, but it's not clear how it works. A new study finds zapping the right spot can change the whole brain.
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"We think that creating a vaccine for the common cold can be reduced to technical challenges related to manufacturing," says Martin Moore.
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Economists say the difference between how much people are willing to pay for a service and how much they actually pay may help explain Uber's popularity.
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Just the same as it ever was
American alligators have remained virtually untouched by major evolutionary change for at least 8 million years and may be much older than once thought.
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