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Researchers uncover algorithm which may solve human intelligence

If we have the algorithm, we also have the key to true artificial intelligence.<p>The key element which separates today's artificial intelligence (AI) …

Who Won The Great Emu War?

The Great Emu War began because around 20,000 emus were occupying the farmland of World War I veterans in Australia. The veterans requested military …

The People Who Become Geniuses After Brain Trauma

Getting a concussion is almost always a tragic incident. But in the case of a handful of people around the world, a brain injury has resulted in …

Can You Help These Humans And Zombies Cross The River?

The zombie river-crossing puzzle is a slightly tougher take on a classic riddle involving a fox, a hen, and some grain. The rules are as follows: …

Glueballs Are The Next Big Discovery In Particle Physics

The Standard Model of particle physics predicts the existence of glueballs, which are particles made from gluons. Gluons are force particles that …

Can You Solve The Frog Pair Riddle?

The frog pair riddle was featured on TED-Ed, but MindYourDecisions claims the problem was not presented properly. Here is the probability problem: …

The Largest Maze Ever Made

This online maze is allegedly the largest ever created, though you can't wander its many hallways physically. Instead, you have to download the …

The Spider And The Fly Math Problem

The spider and the fly math problem can be solved using geometry and Pythagorean's theorem. Here is the problem: There is a room measuring 12x12x30 …

Small Animals Perceive The World In Slow Motion

Ever wonder why, no matter how lightning-fast you are with the fly swatter, flies always seem to be miles away once it hits? It turns out that flies …

You're Not Dumb—"Norman Doors" Fool Everyone

How often have you pulled on a door when you should have pushed it? It happens to everyone, because those door are designed to be confusing. These …

Being Out In Cold Weather Won't Make You Sick

Did your mother ever tell you to not go out in the cold or else you'll get sick? Not only is this myth-the opposite is more accurate. Scientists have …

The Inspiring Career Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would not be where she is today if she had listened to other people's expectations of her. For one, her …

We Could Soon Be Traveling By Hyperloop

Elon Musk first discussed the concept of Hyperloop in 2012. Since then, he has shared detailed plans for the transportation system, which could …

If You Sign Up For A Rui-Katsu Event, Expect To Cry

The first rui-katsu events cropped up in 2013, and they've since been scheduled in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka at least. Participants meet to watch sad …

The Frightening Experience Of Sleep Paralysis

Cultures throughout history have invented explanations for the frightening phenomenon of sleep paralysis. Some blamed the condition on demons or …

Do You Believe The Legend Of The Black Knight Satellite?

Is an ancient alien satellite orbiting the Earth? That's the question conspiracy theorists ask in reference to the Black Knight Satellite legend. …

This Colorblind Man Hears Color With An Antenna

With the help of a brain implant and an insect-like antenna, Neil Harbisson perceives colors as sounds inside his head. Harbisson is a colorblind …

Can You Solve The M Triangles Puzzle?

Can you solve this M puzzle? This fun geometry problem was featured on the 26th season finale of The Simpson's "Mathlete's Feat." You have a capital …

The Birds Of Chernobyl

After the 1986 reactor explosion at Chernobyl, a large region around the power plant became inhospitable for humans. This 1,000-square-mile exclusion …

Can You Solve This Math Problem With The Order Of Operations?

Can you solve this math problem?: 6^2 ÷ 2(3) + 4 = ? There are two ways of looking at this problem with the order of operations. Basically, you can …

In North Korea, These Everyday Activities Are Illegal

The way in which North Korean citizens must live everyday would be extremely difficult to get used to for most people around the world. The …

Can You Solve The 3 Cups, 10 Coins Logic Puzzle?

Can you solve the three cups, 10 coins logic puzzle? You have 10 coins and three cups. You must distribute all 10 coins so that each cup contains an …

How Many Triangles Can You Count In This Shape?

Imagine an equilateral triangle that is filled with smaller equilateral triangles that are the same size as one another. Each side of the large …

These Old-School Beauty Products Look Like Torture Devices

The past saw some pretty gruesome "beauty" devices marketed to women looking to reach the often-impossible beauty standards of the time. The "glamour …

In The Future, You Could Talk To Computers With Your Thoughts

In the next four years (beginning in 2016), DARPA will invest up to $60 million in the Neural Engineering System Design program. This program's …

The Mystery Of The Disappearing Water In The Devil's Kettle

There is a river in northern Minnesota that seems to... disappear. The Brule River becomes a waterfall that flows into what is called the Devil's …

The Coastline Paradox Makes It Almost Impossible To Measure Australia's Perimeter

Measuring Australia in lengths of around 310 miles (500 km) gives you a perimeter of around 7,800 miles (12,500 km). But the CIA World Factbook says …

The Number Of Nearsighted People Keeps Growing

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is affecting people at record levels across the globe. Around half of the population in America and Europe has the …

How Do You Make An Unbreakable Code? Try Using Quantum Physics

Quantum cryptography is the first method of generating codes that relies on physics rather than mathematics. In quantum key distribution, particles …

Different Diseases Have Different Smells

Certain ailments give off signature scents, whether it's the baked-bread odor of typhoid or the meaty smell of yellow fever. When it's progressed far …