Alessandro Surace

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The Algorithmic Democracy

AI is changing how we think, debate, and choose.<p>The day before the election, as millions of Americans were feeling confident that the vast majority of the country shared their opinions, a pair of researchers at the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute published a paper …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's AI created its own form of encryption

Researchers from the Google Brain deep learning project have already taught AI systems to make trippy works of art, but now they're moving on to something potentially darker: AI-generated, human-independent encryption. According to a new research paper, Googlers Martín Abadi and David G. Andersen …

Signals from space aliens? Scientists disagree

The claim of two scientists that they may have found evidence of intelligent aliens is raising some astronomers' eyebrows.<p>Appearing in the journal Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, the pair's study reports that 234 stars (out of over two million surveyed) have signals in the …

health

This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Experience Happiness

<i>This article was previously published on Prevent Disease.com and written by Dr. Marianna Pochelli.</i><p>Too much research has been devoted to the science …

This Is How to Overcome Social Anxiety: 5 Tips Backed by Research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Self-help

From cave walls to keyboards: 'emoji' were first used 200,000 years ago

Subscribe to WIRED<p>What is an emoji? We often think of these cute little characters as a way to add a graphic element to a tweet or Facebook post, but …

Ice Age

To Help Dying Bees, MIT Built A Fake World Where It’s Always Spring

Inside this artificial environment, it’s eternally May.<p>It looks like the interior of any new, still-empty condo development. The ceiling is white. The walls are a neutral gray. It has yet to be staged, save for a lone Dyson fan that whirs in the middle of the room.<p>You’re looking at a home designed …

This Meditation Exercise Builds Mental Muscle and Cures Procrastination

Imagine always having the strongest mind in the room.<p>That would mean being smart, sure.<p>But more importantly, you’d be grounded and unflappable. No …

The Crazy Way Men And Women's Brains Fall In Love VERY Differently

How do you fall in love? That was the question I set out to answer. As a biologist, I understand what happens to the brain when you fall in love. It is the increase or decrease of certain neurotransmitters that gave you that unmistakable euphoric feeling of love.<p>But, how do you get there? What …

7 Surprising Facts About Creativity, According To Science

The brain’s creative circuitry holds some unexpected secrets that scientists are only just beginning to understand.<p>Daydreaming. Horsing around. Aimless wandering. A sudden, traumatic loss. So many things that seem to conjure an automatic, negative connotation can actually have an …

Creativity

Cook seamount: First manned expedition to deep-sea volcano reveals mysterious life

The turquoise waters became darker and darker, and squiggly glow-in-dark marine creatures began to glide past in the inky depths like ghosts.<p>The three-man submarine went down, down, down into the abyss and drew within sight of something no human had ever laid eyes on: Cook seamount, a 13,000-foot …

How to make computer coding child’s play

With programming lessons now part of the school day, can parents help their offspring get top marks? Fear not – toys, gadgets and apps are all available to make coding a fun part of growing up<p>Coding kids aren’t a new trend. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Usborne Publishing was releasing books …

Kids

Three glasses of milk every day 'helps prevent Alzheimer's & Parkinson's'

Three glasses of milk every day ‘helps prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s’<p>Scientists have discovered that milk helps stave off damage to brain cells …

Is Your 'Self' Just an Illusion?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "</i><i>Closer to Truth</i><i>," a public television series and online resource that features the world's</i> …

Consciousness

Evidence Rebuts Chomsky's Theory of Language Learning

The idea that we have brains hardwired with a mental template for learning grammar—famously espoused by Noam Chomsky of the Massachusetts Institute …

Don't Tell Anxious Kids That Everything Will Be O.K.

Today’s kids are more worried than any kids in recent history. According to some long-term surveys of mental-health literature, the average kid today …

Mental Health

Is This Sustainable Village The Future Of Retirement?

Serenbe, a planned sustainable community, is a new village designed to help its residents gracefully age in place.<p>Fifteen years into an unplanned second career as a real-estate developer, Steve Nygren has timed his latest project perfectly. Nygren is the cofounder and developer of Serenbe, a …

Hidden codex may reveal secrets of life in Mexico before Spanish conquest

Hi-tech imaging has revealed exceptionally rare manuscript overlaid by 16th-century deerhide document held at Oxford University<p>One of the rarest manuscripts in the world has been revealed hidden beneath the pages of an equally rare but later Mexican codex, thanks to hi-tech imaging techniques.<p>The …

Archaeology

Time Dilation Is Even More Confusing Than You Thought

Did you know time can rotate?<p>Einstein's theory of relativity has all sorts of weird results that make it difficult to wrap your head around, but one of the weirdest is time dilation. Basically, according to relativity, if you speed up, then time slows down. But that relatively simple idea can lead …

Can machines keep us safe from cyber-attack?

<b>After robot cars and robot rescue workers, US research agency Darpa is turning its attention to robot hackers.</b><p>Best known for its part in bringing the internet into being, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency has more recently brought engineers together to tackle what it considers to be …

Amazing Robotically Fabricated Mesh Revolutionizes How Concrete is Formed and Reinforced

Since 2015, Gramazio Kohler Research has been in the process of developing "Mesh Mould Metal," a project that studies the unification of concrete …

Black Holes Can Actually Destroy Us From Light-Years Away

Something to look forward to.<p>The Universe is a beautiful, awe-inspiring place... until you remember that most things in it could end life on Earth. A …

Universe

Culture Clash: When Violence Against Women Is Accepted, Lawful And Expected

Last New Year's Eve it was reported that 2000 men sexually assaulted 1200 women in Cologne, Germany. Immediately, politicians and pundits jumped to make the connection between the rash of violence against women and the influx of refugees. And each time another incident takes place, the battle …

People.ai is using machine learning to rewrite the sales ops playbook

People.ai, a company bringing machine learning algorithms to sales operations, is emerging from stealth. The platform uses machine learning tech to give sales reps what it calls a predictive playbook on how to close deals based on past success. People.ai also shows managers how well team members …

Machine Learning

Robot Chooses Its Own Movements With Neural Network, Creeps the Bejesus out of Us

You might ask, “Why must every robot story be about how terrifying a robot is?” To answer your question with a question, I’d have to reply, “Why must …

Using A Static Site Generator At Scale: Lessons Learned

Static site generators are pretty <i>en vogue</i> nowadays. It is as if developers around the world are suddenly realizing that, for most websites, a simple …

What Your Appearance Says About Your Leadership Skills and 10 Other Traits

The surprising ways your appearance affects other people's impressions of you.<p>Everybody judges.<p>Within a few seconds of seeing someone--whether on a date or at the grocery store--we decide on numerous things about them, from how smart they are to how likely they are to commit a crime.<p>Surprisingly, …

Psychology