2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Obsessions
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- 7 market myths that make investors poorer
By better understanding the financial markets and our behavioral flaws, we can increase the odds of achieving our financial goals, writes Cullen Roche.
- Hot spot: Yellowstone road melts, closing sites
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The ever-changing geology of Yellowstone National Park has melted an asphalt road, blocking access to several popular geysers and other thermal features at the height of tourist season.
- For Olive Garden, the menu is worth more than new decor
- Happy 158th, Nikola Tesla! Strange Facts About the Inventor
Nikola Tesla may be known today as one of history's greatest inventors, but the intrepid scientist's eccentricities have become as legendary as his trailblazing discoveries in the field of electricity. Tomorrow (July 10) marks the 158th anniversary of Tesla's birth, and to celebrate the occasion, Live Science is looking back at Tesla's legacy, the cult of personality that has developed around the inventor in the years after his death, and the decades-old debate about who should be crowned the greatest inventor of all time: Nikola Tesla or Thomas Edison. Though Tesla holds 112 lifetime U.S. patents, and is most famous for helping to develop the modern alternating current (AC) system of electric power, the inventor died penniless and in relative obscurity on Jan. 7, 1943, at age 86.
- Android's Factory Reset Doesn't Delete Everything. Here's How to Really Wipe Your Data
- Shorter sleep may speed brain aging
By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - With less sleep, normal aging-related structural changes in the brain progress slightly faster in middle-aged and older people, according to a new brain imaging study. Sleep troubles are more common with age, and shrinkage of certain brain structures is normal. “Among older adults, sleeping less will increase the rate their brain ages and speed up the decline in their cognitive functions,” said lead study author Dr. June Lo, a researcher with Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore. Plenty of past research has shown that lack of sleep can worsen fuzzy thinking and memory problems in the short term, and at all ages, Lo and her colleagues note in the journal Sleep.
- Meet the Impeachment Crowd: 6 Republicans Who Want Obama Out
- Federal judge orders IRS to explain lost emails