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Why more iPhones break when a new model comes out

Rationality goes out the window for some consumers who suddenly “lose” or break their fully functional current phone when a new model becomes available. …

Stress makes us slower to perceive new threats

Stress can diminish our ability to assess new threats, according to new research. The new finding runs counter to the conventional view that stress enhances …

Batteries made with asphalt can charge in 5 minutes

Lithium batteries made with asphalt could charge 10 to 20 times faster than the commercial lithium-ion batteries currently available. The researchers developed …

Online ‘slacktivism’ can drive real-world political action

Young people sharing videos about political or social causes online via social media may be more likely to engage in real-world activity to further that cause, …

The Ultimate Guide to Selling Mobile Phones for Recycling

Mobile phone recycling has tremendously grown over the past years mainly due to the increase in technology upgrades and innovation of mobile phones every few …

Log into your computer with your heart

A new computer security system uses the size and shape of your heart to let you log in instead of a password, fingerprint, or retinal scan. “Logging-in and …

How this worm survived 18 million years without sex

Scientists have sequenced the genome of a tiny worm that belongs to a group of exclusively asexual species. This group originated approximately 18 million …

Videogame teaches young teens about sexual health

Researchers have created a videogame to promote sexual health and reduce risky behavior. They show in a new study that it improves sexual health knowledge and …

It’s now tougher (and more expensive) to find big ideas

Big ideas are getting harder and harder to find, and innovations have become increasingly massive and costly endeavors, according to new research. As a result, …

We need a mosquito emoji for public health

The world really needs a mosquito emoji, and not just so hikers and backyard barbequers can complain in text messages and Facebook posts. Two public health …