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The Era of Quantum Computing Is Here. Outlook: Cloudy

After decades of heavy slog with no promise of success, quantum computing is suddenly buzzing with almost feverish excitement and activity. Nearly …

Quantum Computing

The neuroscience of creativity: How the brains of innovators are wired differently

We've all heard the simplistic adage that left-brain thinking is logical and analytical while right-brain thinking is creative and innovative. It's …

Check out the most astounding neuroscience images of the year

The very best in brains.<p>To understand how the healthy brain works and what occurs in brain disease, neuroscientists use many microscopy techniques, ranging from whole-brain human MRIs to imaging within a single neuron (brain cell), creating stunning images in the process.<p>Here are a selection of the …

The 7 Overlooked TV Shows to Stream Before 2017 Is Over

In 2017, there was so much original TV to stream across all platforms—from Netflix to Hulu to Amazon Prime—that it would have been impossible not to overlook some very worthy shows, but that's what this holiday weekend is for. Before the new year and its slew of new shows we can't hope to catch up …

Scientists discover new optimism in fight against Alzheimer’s

<i>This story is part of the Financial Times Seasonal Appeal for Alzheimer’s Research UK, which is raising funds for pioneering research to develop new</i> …

Education Isn't the Key to a Good Income

A growing body of research debunks the idea that school quality is the main determinant of economic mobility.<p>One of the most commonly taught stories American schoolchildren learn is that of Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger’s 19th-century tale of a poor, ambitious teenaged boy in New York City who works …

Education

An Animated Guide to Nature’s Best Wayfinding Secrets

Learn to navigate with the moon, stars, trees, and more.<p>Tristan Gooley is an expert at what he calls “natural navigation.” In a series of fascinating …

Astronomy

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 shortlist - in pictures

The Milky Way, the Northern Lights and hurtling asteroids feature in the shortlist for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year award. The winners will be announced on 14 September, and an exhibition of the winning images will be displayed in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory …

The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Ready, set, camp.<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and …

Journalism
Humanity

Highly Creative People Have Well-Connected Brain Hemispheres

People who are highly creative have better connectivity between the left and right brain hemispheres, according to a new study by a team of …

Humanity

Understanding spatial cognition makes VR better

Hi! I’m Chris, a researcher on the VR team at Shopify with a background in Cognitive Psychology, specifically perception and visual spatial working …

Kernel is trying to hack the human brain — but neuroscience has a long way to go

The future of computing may be inside our skulls<p>For Bryan Johnson, the founder and CEO of neuroscience startup Kernel, the question is when, not if, we all have computer chips inside of our brains. Kernel, founded last fall with more than $100 million of Johnson’s own money, is trying to better …

Singularity

Key Brain Regions Found To Be Smaller in People With ADHD

People with ADHD, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, have different brain structures than people without ADHD, according to an international …

Neuroscience

Life at Brazilian prison where 'the state has lost control'

NATAL, Brazil (AP) — For nearly two years, guards didn't dare enter the cell blocks at the Alcacuz prison in northeastern Brazil. And with good reason. Only about a dozen at a time are supposed to watch some 1,500 inmates, whose gangs are supplied through tunnels that let them bring in guns, …

Criminal Justice

'I'm walking, skiing and canoeing from the Russian Arctic all the way to Istanbul'

Explorer Charlie Walker is traversing the length of the Ural mountains as part of a triathlon adventure – and a bid to understand the nature of the east-west divide<p><b>Russia has always been a favourite destination of mine.</b> I started learning the language when I fell in love with a girl from Moldova, a …

Why conservatives are more likely than liberals to believe false information about threats

After an electoral season that blurred the line between fact and fantasy, a team of UCLA researchers is offering new evidence to support a controversial proposition: that when it comes to telling the difference between truth and fiction, not all potential voters see it the same way.<p>When …

Psychology

The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again over and over again on the backs of our own wrists--or the billions of foreign cells living in and among our own, forming what scientists are …

Musk Is Preparing to Release "Brain Hacking Tech," And He's Not Alone

Making a New Kind of Human<p>The age of the machine is well underway, and there is a very good chance that humanity will be left behind. Artificial …

You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in Canada With This $397 Train Trip

Thanks to its massive windows, you can fall asleep under a sky full of stars on this train.<p>After you've checked this $213 scenic train trip from San Francisco to New York off your bucket list, the next voyage you should book is this inexpensive locomotive adventure across our neighbor to the north, …

Six Items That Should Never Be On Your To-Do List

Classic to-do lists don’t provide context or give a timeline, and they’re easy to ignore. Here’s how to make a better list.<p>Writing a to-do list seems like a tidy little way to keep track of what you need to accomplish, but it can fall short or even derail your success. To-do lists don’t provide …

A Selection of the 30 Most Disappointing Under 30

<b>Will Heller, twenty-six</b><br>After a month at a Zen silent-meditation retreat, Heller went back to his job at Goldman Sachs as a commodities trader in oil and gas.<p><b>Victor Chen, twenty-eight</b><br>Chen used an app to hire a person to pick up and deliver a Chipotle burrito to him every night for twenty-two …

Genetic researchers discover 'stop' button for CRISPR gene editing tool

This development may mark a major step forward for genetic engineering.<p>Researchers have discovered a technique that could block the effects of a …

Genetics

Apple’s first research paper tries to solve a problem facing every company working on AI

A few days before Christmas and Hanukkah festivities began, Apple gave a little something to the artificial intelligence research community: its first research paper.<p>The paper, authored by six of Apple’s researchers, doesn’t focus on AI that someone with an iPhone might interact with, but rather …

Artificial Intelligence

The Fallacy of Wine & Food Pairing

Yes, certain wines work better with certain dishes, but don’t be fooled into believing in ironclad rules. Here's what you should know about wine …

Cooking

Donald Trump Meets With Silicon Valley Executives to Smooth Over Post-Election Friction

(NEW YORK) — U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and some of Silicon Valley’s most powerful executives met at his Manhattan tower on Wednesday, a …

This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Experience Happiness

<i>This article was previously published on Prevent Disease.com and written by Dr. Marianna Pochelli.</i><p>Too much research has been devoted to the science …

Happiness

Researchers Found Where Depression Lives in the Brain

New study identifies the area of the brain affected by depression and could open the door to far more effective treatments.<p>Last year, an estimated 16 million US adults experienced a major depressive disorder that lasted at least two weeks and included at least four other symptoms such as problems …

Neuroscience

5 all-natural alternatives to Adderall, according to a Beverly Hills MD

In recent years, the use of Adderall has grown immensely—but not just for ADD and ADHD. According <i>The New York Times</i> <i>Magazine’s</i> new cover story, …

Beverly Hills