Meet alcohol, the drug making people run around nude and collapse in the streets. What if the media covered alcohol like it does other drugs? This was a question that came up in my coverage of flakka,
Integrated Information Theory (IIT)--put forth by neuroscientists Giulio Tononi and Christof Koch--is a new framework that describes a way to experimentally measure the extent to which a system is conscious.
Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”. Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now
Cambridge University has built evolution by natural selection into a robot for the first time A ‘mother’ robot which can build its own ‘children’, test which ones do best, then modify their design, has
The criminal justice system in America is racially skewed, and as incarceration rates continue to climb, studies have found that African-Americans are disproportionately affected to a significant extent.
It’s a game where you’re unlikely to meet other players, no one will win and it will take over four billion years to explore it all. And that’s why it’s the most anticipated title for decades. Sean Murray
Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot? As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including a new album that’s among the greatest ever recorded and why The Interview flatters Kim Jong-un. Creating Watership Down Alison Flood | Guardian | 4 January
Cepheus learned poker by playing over a billion billion hands – more than have been played in the entirety of human history It may not win every hand it is dealt, but over time, no one can beat Cepheus,
If you woke up this Christmas morning looking for a sign that the world is full of joy and wonder and magic, please allow me to direct your attention toward this holiday tweet from a festive, shirtless,
The shot of the year comes early for UK audiences in 2015 – a tableau in Inherent Vice. Owen Wilson – lost boy astray in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Californian dream – settles for dinner at the centre of 20-strong