The device can move around centimeter-sized objects. Tractor beams (short for "attractor beams," which can bring one object closer to another from a distance) are a common trope in science fiction. But
For people with treatment-resistant depression, that is. Drugs are the most common psychiatric treatment for depression. But about 40 percent of people fail to respond to this first-line of antidepressants.
You know when you meet someone just a little more mentally adept than you are? You stare at them, listen, and wonder: "How do they do that?" Let me tell you that the answer may be that while you and I
If animals dream like us, where do they go in their slumber? Jason G Goldman explores how we can peer into the minds of sleeping cats, birds and other creatures. "Almost all other animals are clearly to
What if you could experience life in another person’s body? A few have done so, discovers Rose Eveleth, and they report profound emotional changes. If you could be anybody in the world, who would it be?
If we give our robotic friends social skills and charisma, we could work together with machines to achieve things that neither of us could do alone. Robots don’t just work in factories, says Heather Knight,
Twenty-five years from now, what issues and fears will we have about our deeper interaction with computers? New Scientist magazine sifted through predictions from leading researchers in the field. And
Most animals live in some form of hierarchy, which means that ones that are higher up will bully those lower down the pecking order. In fact, the phrase “pecking order” comes from the natural hierarchy