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Cuddly Silence Plush

This creature supposedly appeared in a few episodes of Series 6 of Doctor Who, but I have no memory of it at all. And I watched carefully. Crafter Suzannah Ashley must be trying to pull a fast one on us. Link -via Super Punch

Why Can’t You Remember Being a Baby?

There are probably blackout periods you can’t remember at all from your childhood, and the memories you do have are likely hazy and garbled. Although pretty much everyone experiences this phenomenon known as childhood amnesia, its causes are still somewhat of an enigma. Here are 4 hypotheses that might explain why you can’t remember much [...]

Community Memory: World’s First BBS and … Online Troll?

Photo: Resource One Newsletter, Number 2, April 1974, via Mark Szapakowski Community Memory, the first public computerized bulletin board system was installed in Berkeley, California, in 1973, [...]

Wandering Minds Are Due to Working Memory Capacity

You’re going about your business, when all of the sudden your mind wanders … what just happened? Studies have shown that our minds wander half the time we’re doing something. A new study suggests the [...]

Bottled Flash Drive

Why? Because if you don’t cap your USB memory stick in some manner, the data will fall out. Simple science, folks. This simple invention by the Japanese design studio Hum solves that problem with an old fashioned corked bottle. Link -via DVICE

90’s A Capella Medley

Attention, children of the nineties! Take a stroll down memory lane with this enjoyable video clip of what is undeniably the best songs ever written in the history of music (we dare you not to hum along), as sung by Danish a capella group Local Vocal. Why, you’re welcome. Hit play or go to Link [...]

Gel-Based Memory Could Be Used to Interface With Cells

In the future computers could have Jello based memory drives. Researchers have developed a new memory device with a “gelatinous consistency.” Just don’t let Bill Cosby near your Jello flash drive or he will “erase” all your data. Researchers from North Carolina State University have come up with a new sort of memory device that has [...]

What’s Your Earliest Memory?

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. Today’s first question is for the teachers. What do you do on your summer breaks? If you’ve got one of [...]

Painted Eggs

Painted Eggs is a memory game appropriate for the Easter season. You’ll be shown a colored egg. All you have to do is remember what color(s) it was painted and then reproduce them. But it gets harder as you go along! Link -via Look At This

Expert claims El Chupacabra mystery solved

Author Benjamin Radford believes El Chupacabra is but a left-over memory from a science fiction movie. Managing editor of the journal The Skeptical In…