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How to raise a genius: lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children

A long-running investigation of exceptional children reveals what it takes to produce the scientists who will lead the twenty-first century.<p>On a …

Education
Donald Trump

Digital Foundry: Let's build a 1080p60 gaming PC

<b>Editor's Note: This build guide was put together in August 2016, but the build process and the components chosen are still just as potent in 2017.</b> …

Meet the group trying to take down North Korea with USB sticks

Earlier this year, the Human Rights Foundation launched "Flash Drives for Freedom," with the goal of changing the totalitarian system of North Korea to a more free and open society by delivering information and education, instead of relying on diplomacy or military action.<p>Roughly 10,000 drives …

North Korea

3tags.org

Nasa just made all its research available online for free

Care to learn more about 400-foot tsunamis on Mars? Now you can, after Nasa announced it is making all its publicly funded research available online …

Do you want to write video games?

An industry veteran explains the difficulty in getting the position everyone wants.<p>Do you want to write video games? Do you? Do you <i>really?</i> Be honest with me.<p>I mean, I don’t want to shoot down your dream. There are lots of people who’ve done the research, who know exactly what they’re getting into …

Dragon Age

Cambodia's Child Boxers

Hannah Reyes Morales spent two years photographing young fighters as they trained for Cambodia's child-boxing circuit. Kun Khmer fighting is a traditional Cambodian sport that is seen as a path out of poverty for rural families. The boys, who are between the ages of 6 and 12, are considered “good …

Boxing

Researchers may have finally found an antidote to biased thinking about science

Even when it comes to the most objective source of information there is — science — people can’t be objective.<p>Rather, there is overwhelming evidence that we are “biased information processors” who engage in “motivated reasoning” to try to bend facts about the world to comport with what we want to …

Critical Thinking

A scientist is building 'immortal' plasma rockets to send humans to Mars

Nearly 50 years after landing on the moon, mankind has now set its sights on sending the first humans to Mars.<p>The moon trip took three days; a Mars trip will likely take most of a year. The difference is in more than just time.<p>We'll need many more supplies for the trip itself, and when we get to …

Physics

Snowden’s Oliver Stone and Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Pokemon Go and Surveillance

Three-time Oscar winner Oliver Stone and the cast of his upcoming film Snowden discussed the privacy issues that affect everyone with a …

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Earth - There are microbes that eat and poo nothing but electricity

Some microbes have developed the ultimate stripped-down diet. They do not bother with food or oxygen. All they need to survive is pure electrical energy.<p>They often live in muddy seabeds or along the banks of rivers. Finding them is easy: biologists can coax them out of hiding by sticking an …

Biology

5 best PlayStation emulators for Android

The PlayStation was one of the most iconic gaming systems ever released and with it came a slew of legendary games. It dominated the fifth generation of game consoles by a fairly hefty margin when it came to sales, and many franchises, including Final Fantasy, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Tekken, Spyro, …

Google Play

10 things men should do every day (according to science)

We all know the basics – exercise, eat vegetables, never look at booze or bacon, etc – but what else should we be doing every day for a better, healthier, happier life?<p>To paraphrase the slogan of a popular sugary treat, only science has the answer ...<p>1. Play computer games<p>Ever wanted a bigger …

Who rules the world? America is no longer the obvious answer

Challenged from all sides, the US is losing its tight grip on international power, Noam Chomsky writes, as world public opinion becomes a ‘second superpower’<p>When we ask “who rules the world?” we commonly adopt the standard convention that the actors in world affairs are states, primarily the great …

Geopolitics

Donald Trump, Chameleon Extraordinaire

With a fast reversal on the minimum wage, the de-facto Republican nominee shows why Hillary Clinton is attacking his character more than his policies.<p>It took Donald Trump less than a day as the presumptive Republican nominee to reverse himself on a major economic-policy issue.<p>Don’t pretend to be …

Hillary Clinton

3tags.org

Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study shows choice may just be brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.<p>Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live …

The Brain

How the Universe Solved the 'Hard Problem'

For some inexplicable reason the most common element in every possible experience -- consciousness -- has kept itself a secret. How the human brain produces consciousness -- if it does -- is an age-old question, currently traveling under the name of "the hard problem." Philosopher David Chalmers, …

Chemistry
Journalism

The Science of Why You Do Your Best Thinking While Walking

Science explains why so many of history's great thinkers have been obsessive walkers.<p>Charles Darwin, Friedrich Nietzsche, William Wordsworth, even Aristotle: The list of great minds that were also obsessive walkers is long. Why is the connection between wandering feet and a productive brain so …

The Brain

What Inhibits Eye Contact During Emotional Conversations?

Trying to look deeply into the eyes of the Mona Lisa for emotional feedback can be unnerving. Regardless of your vantage point, Mona Lisa’s eyes …

Autism

The bacteria in our guts may help determine who gets anxiety and depression

When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper.<p>The brain benefits were subtle, but the results, reported at last year's annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, got attention.<p>That's because the pills were not a precise chemical formula synthesized by …

Microbiology

Long term vegetarian diet changes human DNA raising risk of cancer and heart disease

Long term vegetarianism can lead to genetic mutations which raise the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists have found.<p>Populations who have had a primarily vegetarian diet for generations were found to be far more likely to carry DNA which makes them susceptible to inflammation.<p>Scientists in …

Genetically engineered 'Magneto' protein remotely controls brain and behaviour

Researchers in the United States have developed a new method for controlling the brain circuits associated with complex animal behaviours, using genetic engineering to create a magnetised protein that activates specific groups of nerve cells from a distance.<p>Understanding how the brain generates …

Neuroscience

University of California

UC Berkeley biologists have discovered the switch that triggers the power kick sperm use to penetrate and fertilize a human egg, uncovering a possible source of male infertility but also a potential target for contraceptives that work in both men and women.<p>The switch is a protein receptor that …

Eat less meat to avoid dangerous global warming, scientists say

Research led by Oxford Martin School finds widespread adoption of vegetarian diet would cut food-related emissions by 63% and make people healthier too<p>Growing food for the world’s burgeoning population is likely to send greenhouse gas emissions over the threshold of safety, unless more is done to …

Agriculture

Scientists say many plants don't respond to warming as thought

Plants, like people, breathe, and when it gets hotter, they breathe harder. One product of respiration is the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Thus, …

Climate Change