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Predicting daydreaming and mind blanking

The occurrence of ‘slow waves’, a pattern of neural activity commonly associated with the transition to sleep, could predict whether someone is about to daydream or mind blank, and how

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Pumped to assist the heart with an artificial aorta

Scientists from EPFL and University of Bern have successfully implanted—in vivo—their first artificial tubular muscle that augments the aorta and assists cardiac function in pumping blood. Based on these results,

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Exxon must face Massachusetts lawsuit alleging climate change deceit

A Massachusetts state judge has rejected Exxon Mobil Corp’s (XOM.N) bid to dismiss a lawsuit by state Attorney General Maura Healey accusing the oil company of misleading consumers and investors

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD enhancements detailed

Nintendo has released a trailer detailing the handful of enhancements coming to The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. (No, it hasn’t patched in a proper overworld.) Instead, expect Fi

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Best man scolds bride during wedding speech after she accused him of ruining day

When it comes to a wedding, there’s arguably only two important roles – apart from the bride and groom, of course – and that is the Maid of Honour and

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