Jules Doddridge

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Are Americans nicer in Spanish? How morality changes in a foreign language

<b>(akindo via iStock)</b><p>Fascinating ethical shifts come with thinking in a different language<p>Julie Sedivy<p>September 15, 2016 8:59am (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p>What defines who we are? Our habits? Our aesthetic tastes? Our memories? If pressed, I would answer that if …

Language

Universal language and the strange cyclical nature of the news

The aged linguist and activist Noam Chomsky is suddenly back in the news, not because of his political pronouncements, but because of the highly technical linguistic theories he enunciated more than 50 years ago.<p>We are all talking about universal grammar again. Why are these theories back in the …

20 of the best Android apps and games this month

Top new Android apps of May 2016 include Dark Sky, Spaces and Sleepcast, while games include Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and Bushido Bear<p>April was another strong month for new Android apps and games: from hyper-local weather forecasts and clever alarm-clock apps to fraternal adventures and ninja …

AI? More Like Aieeee!! For The First Time, A Robot Can Feel Pain

Researchers are developing a system to teach robots how to feel pain.<p>That might seem counterintuitive, as <i>IEEE Spectrum</i> points out. After all, "One of the most useful things about robots is that they don't feel pain." That means "we have no problem putting them to work in dangerous environments or …

12 sci-fi/fantasy books that channel the blood of hardboiled noir into their black, black hearts

Hardboiled detective novels (popular from 1920 through the 1950s) and the film noir genre inspired by it (popular from the 1940s through the 1950s) …

Books

Scientists are working to make cows obsolete

We depend on cows for food, clothing, and sometimes even insulin. Cattle, though, are expensive and inefficient—each cow drinks a bathtub of water and emits three times that volume of methane daily. There are also the ethics of animal slaughter. But we might no longer need the cow.<p>Scientists are …

Cows

Gene-trification? Inside the Brooklyn lab where you can splice your own DNA

The biohacking movement has created a wealth of options for hobbyist scientists. In Brooklyn, a DIY lab offers a place for the curious to dabble<p>On a crowded stretch of Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, on the seventh floor of a building gentrification forgot, is a place where you can dabble in genetic …

How Author Jeanette Winterson Reimagined One of Shakespeare's 'Problem Plays'

We spoke to the author about her reimagination of Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' and how it echoes her own life.<p>In 2016, it will be 400 years since Shakespeare's death. And as you'd expect, there are plenty of things in place to celebrate this landmark moment. After all, four centuries is a …

A raw deal: the female chefs challenging sushi sexism in Japan

Country’s sole sushi restaurant with women-only team throws down the gauntlet to traditionalists, one expertly sliced piece of tuna at a time<p>As Japan tries to revive its faltering campaign to close the gender gap in the workplace, one sector of the country’s food industry is proving staunchly …

Ayahuasca: a Possible Cure for Alcoholism and Depression

Brazil is at the forefront of research into ayahuasca as a therapeutic drug.<p>Jorge* is around 60 years old, works a white collar job, has gray hair, married children, and grown grandchildren. People who work with him would never imagine that he participates in religious rituals using a mind altering …

This Mysterious Lake Object Is So Freaky You May Never Swim Again

This video is currently freaking out Reddit due to its vague resemblance to a scene in the movie <i>Chronicle</i>, which saw some bros encountering a mysterious object and gaining superpowers. The guys in this video discovered a strange something in the middle of a frozen Utah lake. Naturally, they start …

The end of passwords: biometrics are coming but do risks outweigh benefits?

Wade Prince pulls out his iPhone and opens up his banking app. Instead of entering a password or pin, he looks into his phone’s front-facing camera, as if he were taking a selfie. He lines up his face in a window on the screen and within seconds he’s logged in.<p>“It’s so simple,” he says. “I can then …