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7 Ways Tesla Is Changing Everything

Rising From the Shadows<p>For much of the 20th century, Telsa was simply the last name of a brilliant man who died penniless after living much of his …

Autism genes conserved during human evolution to make us smarter, say scientists

Autism genes may have been conserved during human evolution because they make us smarter, say scientists.<p>More inherited genetic variants linked to …

Autism

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A riddle for our time

One of the most remarkable successes of astrophysics in the last century was its discovery that the age of the universe as measured by its oldest …

Cosmology

Algorithms aren’t the future of good TV: To make the next “Fargo” or “The Americans,” networks need humans

FX head John Landgraf makes a compelling case for people to stay in charge of artistic programming<p>Lately, human beings seem to be dropping out of a lot of the roles they seemed perfect for. Driverless cars are being tested and could be mass-produced in just a few years. Music is now being written …

When an exosuit becomes even more wearable

(Tech Xplore)—Menlo Park, California-based SRI International has news about its robotics project known as Superflex, which is a suit to enhance the …

In CRISPR genome editing, Cpf1, proved its marked specificity and produced a mutant mouse

"To reduce off-target effects, we introduced preassembled Cpf1 RNPs into cells, assuming that Cpf1 RNPs, similar to Cas9 RNPs, would cleave target …

Genetics

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Robots Might Be Able to Help Germany Integrate Refugees

BIELEFELD, Germany — Can a robot help Germany integrate its influx of migrants? A new research project thinks the answer might be yes.<p>More than 1 million refugees reached Germany last year. Children represent around 25 percent of the refugees and migrants arriving in Europe, according to the …

Robotics

'As long as we study life, it will be read': the Selfish Gene turns 40

In 1976 Richard Dawkins’s study of evolutionary theory became the first popular science bestseller. How do its ideas stand up today?<p>It’s 40 years since Richard Dawkins suggested, in the opening words of <i>The Selfish Gene</i>, that, were an alien to visit Earth, the question it would pose to judge our …

Biology

Root intelligence: Plants can think, feel and learn

STEVE SILLETT has been hanging out with giants all his working life. He climbs and studies the canopies of giant redwoods along the coast of northern …

A Think Tank Found Out How Often Twitter Users Call Women a ‘Slut’ or ‘Whore’

Women on Twitter are called either a “whore” or a “slut” by users on the social media platform almost 10,000 times a day, according to a new …

Social Media
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Computers could develop consciousness and may need 'human' rights, says Oxford professor

Advances in artificial intelligence could lead to computers and smartphones developing consciousness and they may need to be given ‘human’ rights, an expert has claimed.<p>Marcus du Sautoy, who took over from Richard Dawkins as Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University in …

Artificial Intelligence

Nightmares apparently say a lot about your personality

When you wake up in the middle of the night because of a bad dream, you probably don’t feel as though you’re living your best life. You’re most …

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Social Media

Two-year, $25M study finds positive effect of cell phone radiation on some cancers in male rats

A major study conducted by the National Toxicology Program has found a slight, but significant, positive correlation between radio-frequency radiation exposure (like that given off by phones) and certain cancers in rats — though only male ones.<p>The two-year, peer-reviewed study involved thousands of …

Cancer

Movie Review: Nas doc Time Is Illmatic works best when telling the story of a family and a neighborhood

Trying to explain the cultural significance of hip-hop—or any style of art, really—to a non-follower can be a dicey undertaking. The temptation to …

Rap & Hip-Hop

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

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Music + Video<p>By Jesse JamesMarch 14, 2018<p>Coming off of a Grammy nomination, Shy Glizzy returns to the interwebs. This time around the...<p>News<p>By Jesse …

Medal of Honor recipient urges support for PTSD

Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, who fought valiantly in a nightmarish Afghanistan battle, lives with post-traumatic stress disorder and asks the public to understand the disorder and its effect on troops.<p>August 26, 2013|By Alexei Koseff<p>President Obama awards Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter the Medal of Honor …

Reflecting on mirror neurons

The discovery of mirror neurons has been touted as one of the most important of modern neuroscience, but what exactly are these cells, and should you believe the hype?<p><i>Chapter 11 of my book, 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know. Here's the introduction to the book, and my post about the most</i> …

Psychedelic Drugs Don't Make People Crazy, Study Says

Researchers even found some associations between psychedelic drugs and fewer mental health issues.<p>Contrary to what some anti-drug campaigns will have you believe, dropping acid probably isn't going to make you depressed or psychotic. In fact, psychedelics might actually be associated with better …

NSA and GCHQ: the flawed psychology of government mass surveillance

Research shows that indiscriminate monitoring fosters distrust, conformity and mediocrity<p>Recent disclosures about the scope of government surveillance are staggering. We now know that the UK's Tempora program records huge volumes of private communications, including – as standard – our emails, …

What Blood Shows Scientists About Suicide Risk

A new study of bipolar patients brings researchers closer to creating a blood test for suicidal thoughts.<p>Suicide was responsible for more deaths than motor vehicle crashes were in 2009, but it's not always easy for doctors to tell when someone is at risk. A new study from the Indiana University …