Scientists try to crack the brain's memory codes

Science Daily - Fri, 02/06/2017 - 3:28pm
In a pair of studies, scientists explored how the human brain stores and retrieves memories. One study suggests that the brain etches each memory into unique firing patterns of individual neurons. Meanwhile, the second study suggests that the brain replays memories faster than they are stored.
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Secukinumab and ixekizumab in psoriasis: Considerable added benefit for certain patients

Science Daily - Fri, 02/06/2017 - 3:28pm
There were notably more remissions with Secukinumab and ixekizumab than under the comparator therapies for psoriasis. In future, the analysis of symptoms should not be limited to improvements at one time point.
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LG Joins NFC Payment Party With LG Pay

Slashdot - Fri, 02/06/2017 - 3:25pm
An anonymous reader shares a report: Apple and Samsung have been fattening their pockets with digital wallets for years, and now LG wants in. The company rolled out LG Pay in South Korea on Friday, it said in a statement. South Korean users of the LG G6 will be the first to be able to use the service. LG Pay allows users to register up to 10 of their frequently used cards, including credit, membership and transportation cards. To make payment with LG Pay, users tap their phone against a credit card terminal and scan their fingerprint.

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Best Night Sky Events of June 2017 (Stargazing Maps)

Space.com - Fri, 02/06/2017 - 3:00pm
See what's up in the night sky for June 2017, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
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How Hot Were the Oceans When Life First Evolved?

Space.com - Fri, 02/06/2017 - 2:57pm
We know little about Earth's surface temperatures for the first 4 billion years or so of its history. This presents a limitation into research of life's origins on Earth and how it might arise on distant worlds.
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Anti-Aging Start-Up Is Charging Thousands of Dollars for Teen Blood

Slashdot - Fri, 02/06/2017 - 2:40pm
An anonymous reader writes: A startup called Ambrosia is charging about $8,000 a pop for blood transfusions from people under 25, Jesse Karmazin said at Code Conference. Ambrosia, which buys its blood from blood banks, now has about 100 paying customers. Some are Silicon Valley technologists, like Thiel, though Karmazin stressed that tech types aren't Ambrosia's only clients, and that anyone over 35 is eligible for its transfusions. Karmazin was inspired to found Ambrosia after seeing studies researchers had done involving sewing mice together with their veins conjoined. Some aspects of aging, one 2013 study found, could be reversed when older mice get blood from younger ones, but other researchers haven't been able to replicate these results, and the benefits of parabiosis in humans remains unclear. "I think the animal and retrospective data is compelling, and I want this treatment to be available to people," Karmazin told the MIT Technology Review.

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Night Sky: Visible Planets, Moon Phases & Events, June 2017

Space.com - Fri, 02/06/2017 - 2:30pm
Find out what's up in your night sky during June 2017 and how to see it in this Space.com stargazing guide.
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Soyuz Spacecraft Lands Safely with Russian, French Space Station Crew

Space.com - Fri, 02/06/2017 - 2:20pm
A Russian cosmonaut and an astronaut from France returned from the International Space Station on Friday (June 2), landing with one fewer crewmate than when they left Earth six months ago.
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