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Abbreviated Science Round-up: Seeing memories, citizen science planets, surprise environmental news

Devices to dredge memories out of the mind and make them visible are a staple of fiction from anime to Black Mirror. For decades, scientists have worked to identify a specific mechanism used to record and recall an individual memory. Is a memory preserved in

‘I love this move’ — Jason Whitlock on Amari Cooper reportedly being traded to the Cowboys

Jason Whitlock and Marcellus Wiley discuss the report that the Oakland Raiders have traded WR Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys.

Chiefs exit toughest stretch of season smelling like a rose

The Kansas City Chiefs have weathered probably the toughest stretch of games they'll have all season and are 6-1 after beating the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Cowboys get Amari Cooper from Raiders for 1st-round pick

The Dallas Cowboys have acquired Oakland receiver Amari Cooper for a first-round pick in next year's draft

Erratic Pitt still in contention in jumbled ACC Coastal

Pittsburgh comes off its bye week right in the mix in the jumbled ACC Coastal Division

Packers post-bye week breakdown

Are the Packers a playoff team? FOX Sports Wisconsin breaks down their post-bye schedule

Support for ACA repeal drops among Republican voters as Democrats drive home healthcare debate

If you're wondering why Republican candidates have been rushing to trumpet their support for the pre-existing conditions coverage guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act, it's because voter support for that very popular provision is soaring after Republicans sp

Midday open thread: Leading, singing, dying, and a 'headless chicken monster'

Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is Mysteries are great again:  What you missed on Sunday Kos … Stop the handwringing and conjecture about the 'Latino vote,' and support groups doing GOTV, by Denise Oliver Velez Republicans want to take

Trump's closing argument is racism and fear of the most vulnerable. Reject him

It’s clear what Donald Trump’s strategy is this November. He sees he may very well lose a Republican-led Congress that has failed to be a check on his blatant corruption, racism, and destructive policies.  So in the Central Americans that are still thou

Report: Raiders trade Amari Cooper to Cowboys

Amari Cooper is reportedly on his way out in Oakland. According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, the Raiders have agreed to trade the wide receiver to the Dallas Cowboys. ESPN’s Adam Schefter further reported that the Cowboys were parting with a first-round pic

7 Horror Movies You Forgot Were Great

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AP Interview: WADA says Russia critics harming doping fight

Unnerved by public disputes and bullying claims, the World Anti-Doping Agency is urging critics of the decision to reinstate Russia to cease their distracting attacks. WADA director general Olivier Niggli told The Associated Press it's more beneficial to wor

In kids with autism, short questionnaire may detect GI disorders

Though they can be difficult to detect, gastrointestinal disorders are common in kids with autism, sometimes causing anger, aggression, and other behavior problems.

New target of alcohol in the brain

When alcohol enters the brain, it causes neurons in a specialized region called the ventral tegmental area, or VTA -- also known as the «pleasure center» -- to release dopamine, a neurotransmitter that produces those feel-good sensations, and tell

Ford expands self-driving vehicle program to Washington D.C.

Ford is bringing its autonomous vehicles to Washington D.C., the fourth city to join the automaker’s testing program as it prepares to launch a self-driving taxi and delivery service in 2021. Ford will begin testing its self-driving vehicles in the dis

Jury deliberates fate of 3 men in college basketball scandal

Jury deliberates fate of 3 men in college basketball scandal

The Latest: Cora says David Price will start Game 2 Red Sox

The Latest: Cora says David Price will start Game 2

Eagles in search of new identity

The Philadelphia Eagles have an identity crisis

The great Facebook exodus - CNET

Acquisition founders continue to unfriend their parental overlord

Stephen Hawking's motorized wheelchair is up for auction - CNET

The late physicist was «renowned for being a rather wild driver,» auction house Christie's notes.

Mercury-bound spacecraft sends back first selfies - CNET

ESA and JAXA's BepiColombo mission blasted into space and snapped some charming self-portraits.

Halloween slays at box office, and Jamie Lee Curtis tweet goes viral - CNET

Dwayne «The Rock» Johnson was among those congratulating the horror-movie star.

Facebook's Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe is leaving - CNET

Iribe is among a string of executives to leave the social media company.

eBay wants to help you sell your old phone fast with Instant Selling - CNET

Unfortunately, it's not for cash.

White House wants to borrow some Silicon Valley talent, says report - CNET

Trump administration reportedly wants tech giants to make it easy for workers to take leaves of absence to help the government modernize.

Man's Bug Bite Turns into Rare 'Flesh-Eating' Infection

What started as a simple bug bite on a young man's knee soon turned life-threatening when the itchy bump developed into an infection with «flesh-eating» bacteria.

Bizarre 'Headless Chicken Monster' Drifts Through Antarctic Deep

Meet the real-life «chicken of the sea.»

Geek Daily Deals: Blade Runner 2049 in 4K, 3 Free Months of Audible, Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker, and More

Blade Runner 2049 (4K) for $15 A worthy successor to the original Blade Runner series that oozes style. Geeky tech abounds in this movie, but IMO the coolest addition is the holographic girlfriend. […] The post Geek Daily Deals: Blade Runner 2049 in 4K

Barton strains core and right hip; no timetable for return

The Denver Nuggets say starting forward Will Barton strained his right hip along with his core and there's no timetable for his return

Modern conflict: Screen time vs. nature

Even rural kids today spend more time in front of screens and less time outdoors, according to a new study of middle-school students in South Carolina. Researchers found that gaps between screen time and outdoor time were most pronounced for girls, African Am

Scientists make new 'green' electronic polymer-based films with protein nanowires

A team has produced a new class of electronic materials that may lead to a 'green,' more sustainable future in biomedical and environmental sensing. Scientists say the work shows it is possible to combine protein nanowires with a polymer to produce a flexibl

New human cell structure discovered

A new structure in human cells has been discovered. The structure is a new type of protein complex that the cell uses to attach to its surroundings and proves to play a key part in cell division.

Breathing through the nose aids memory storage

The way we breathe may affect how well our memories are consolidated (i.e. reinforced and stabilized). If we breathe through the nose rather than the mouth after trying to learn a set of smells, we remember them better.

Study finds huge aspen grove still declining despite fencing

LOGAN, Utah (AP) - A massive aspen grove is still deteriorating despite fencing designed to keep out mule deer that have been blamed for chewing the trees, a new study says. Two Utah State University professors surveyed the colony known as Pando, which consis

Geek Plays: Call of Duty Black Ops IIII

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I sure do love reading’s thoughts on the latest video games but is there a way I could watch them play the latest video games?” Well, […] The post Geek Plays: Call of Duty Black Ops IIII appeared first

Indiana loses backup quarterback with torn ligament in knee

Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. will miss the rest of this season with a torn ACL

TCU QB Robinson will have surgery after shoulder injury

TCU coach Gary Patterson says sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson will have surgery, and that Michael Collins will take over as the starter

Ronaldo defends himself against rape accusations

Ronaldo defends himself against rape accusations

Vols' Pruitt confident Guarantano will be ready this week

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt says QB Jarrett Guarantano should be OK to play Saturday at South Carolina

Purdue's perseverance on full display as wins pile up

Purdue is just a half-game out of the lead in the Big Ten West after upsetting Ohio State over the weekend

Heisman hopefuls: Week 8

Purdue’s monumental upset in Week 8 didn’t just shake up college football. The race for the Heisman Trophy temporarily lost a strong contender in Dwayne Haskins, allowing for other names to take his place on this list. While one bad game might not define
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