Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one
As a futurist and founder of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, Smart uses many names for the technology he predicts — digital twin, cyber-self, personal agent — but the concept stays the same: a computer-based
This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient. Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of
Hollywood, friends, and family have perpetuated these 35 science myths for years. But it's time to set the record straight. Is there fire in space? Does tequila really come with a hallucinogenic worm?
Scott Aaronson's answer has implications for C-3PO, the universe and the odds that you are a Boltzmann Brain. Imagine standing in an open field with a bucket of water balloons and a couple of friends.
I mean, it’s just too hard to send actual humans, right? It’s difficult to send people far into space. Why not send bacteria instead? That’s the simple foundation behind one decidedly out-there idea for
A giant rocky planet roughly twice the size of Earth and with nearly 20 times as much mass has been spotted in orbit around a faraway star. The planet is the first to be classed as a "mega-Earth" – an
Google is engaging in unprecedented, massive, ongoing data collection to transform intractable problems into solvable chores. Google's self-driving cars can tour you around the streets of Mountain View,
By Joel Achenbach Joel Achenbach Reporter covering science and politics Email Bio The divers found her on a ledge, her skull at rest on an arm bone. Ribs and a broken pelvis lay nearby. She was only 15
Bettors are more likely to win once they're on a winning streak, for a precisely ironic reason. Maybe you're not a gambler, but you probably have a grasp of the concept of a "hot hand" or a lucky streak.
The remains of a small, delicate teenage girl who fell to her death in an underground cave system in Mexico 12,000 years ago have thrown fresh light on the origins of the first Americans. Cave divers upon
Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever Everything felt possible at Transhuman Visions 2014, a conference in February billed as a forum for visionaries to "describe
Bigelow Aerospace vice president Jay Ingham tells PM how inflatable space habitats will transform low Earth orbit, starting with an inflatable space station module called BEAM that is slated to dock with
The Guardian today published a list of 5 things a successful PhD student would never do. Reaction to this piece has been mixed. Some find it worryingly optimistic, others find it totally unrealistic. a
Dark matter, the invisible and mysterious stuff that makes up most of the material universe, might be hiding itself in microscopic black holes, says a team of Russian astrophysicists. No one knows what