Scientists Find a Volume Knob for Emotional Memories – WIRED
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Scientists Find a Volume Knob for Emotional Memories – WIRED

Using mice whose neurons had been engineered to respond to light, researchers found they could dial up or down the emotional intensity of a memory.Getty ImagesSteven Ramirez says you can save the Black Mirror references. He’s already heard his work compared to nearly every dystopian movie about memory—from the campy Total Recall and the shadowy…

Trump Gives Farmers $16 Billion in Aid Amid Prolonged China Trade War – The New York Times
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Trump Gives Farmers $16 Billion in Aid Amid Prolonged China Trade War – The New York Times

ImagePresident Trump has tried to mollify farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs with generous aid packages issued over the past year.CreditCreditEamon Queeney for The New York TimesWASHINGTON — The United States and China are digging in for a prolonged trade war, with the Trump administration unveiling a new $16 billion bailout for farmers hurt by Beijing’s…

Lifting Weights to Burn Fat? This Is the Kind of Meal a Dietitian Says You Should Be Eating – POPSUGAR
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Lifting Weights to Burn Fat? This Is the Kind of Meal a Dietitian Says You Should Be Eating – POPSUGAR

Most of the diet tips you hear for weightlifters have to do with building muscle. Makes sense: strength training is the number one way to build muscle, and paired with a balanced macronutrient diet with plenty of protein and healthy carbs, it’ll have you on your way to a stronger body in no time. But…

Fortnite is basically a giant, endless advertisement now – Polygon
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Fortnite is basically a giant, endless advertisement now – Polygon

Last year, playing Fortnite largely meant hopping onto a make-believe island in the hope of surviving against 99 other players. This year, Fortnite isn’t as divorced from the real world — there are constant tie-ins that encourage people to buy, or at least engage with brands and products. To play Fortnite in 2019 is to…

Tesla Bears Need To Take A Step Back, Too – Seeking Alpha
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Tesla Bears Need To Take A Step Back, Too – Seeking Alpha

Up front, I’m short Tesla (TSLA). It’s a hedged short, a bear put spread (200/180, March 2020 expiration, in the interest of full disclosure). But it remains a relatively small part of my portfolio, despite the fact that I’ve come to see TSLA as one of the higher-conviction short ideas in the entire market. Truthfully,…

Congress Isn’t Keen on a Space Force, So What About a Space Coast Guard Instead? – Jalopnik
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Congress Isn’t Keen on a Space Force, So What About a Space Coast Guard Instead? – Jalopnik

This week Congress dealt a blow to President Donald Trump’s idea for a Space Force, authorizing just $15 million to fund the operation. Critics in Congress believe that the administration hasn’t made a good enough case for a new form of military service. But as both the government and civilian space sectors ramp up to…

Trump walkout marks point of no return – CNN
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Trump walkout marks point of no return – CNN

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump seems to have realized that despite the end of the Mueller probe, his administration may never escape the vise handed to Democrats by their midterm election wins last year.The President is doing what he always does when he’s in a dark political corner: fight harder than any man alive, adopting a…

Thousands of cancer diagnoses tied to a poor diet, study finds – KSL.com
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Thousands of cancer diagnoses tied to a poor diet, study finds – KSL.com

NEW YORK (CNN) — Your diet may have more impact on your cancer risk than you might think, a new study has found.An estimated 80,110 new cancer cases among adults 20 and older in the United States in 2015 were attributable simply to eating a poor diet, according to the study, published in the JNCI…

Slog PM: Sun Shines on World Goth Day, Amazon Shareholders Vote Down Employee-Backed Resolutions, The Big One Is Coming (Eventually) – TheStranger.com
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Slog PM: Sun Shines on World Goth Day, Amazon Shareholders Vote Down Employee-Backed Resolutions, The Big One Is Coming (Eventually) – TheStranger.com

Seattle, someday. Claudiad / GettyU.S. acknowledges another migrant child died under government care: A 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died on September 29, 2018, a federal agency confirmed to CBS News. She reportedly had a history of congenital heart defects and was in a “medically fragile” state when she arrived at a facility in San…

Assassin’s Creed VR ‘Escape Room’ Is More Spectacle Than Puzzle – Kotaku
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Assassin’s Creed VR ‘Escape Room’ Is More Spectacle Than Puzzle – Kotaku

Screenshot: UbisoftUbisoft has a new “VR escape room” set in the world of Assassin’s Creed that you can play at over 100 different locations around the world. It’s fun, but despite its stated ties to “escape rooms,” Beyond Medusa’s Gate is more of an hourlong VR action game than a cooperative brain teaser.The first of…