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Simulating Evolution: How Close Do Computer Models Come to Reality?

Christoph Adami, <i>Michigan State University</i><p>Darwin's theory of evolution is a simple but powerful framework that explains how complexity can come from simplicity: how everything biological around us - from the microbial biofilms on your teeth to the majestic redwood trees - emerged from the very …

Try Smoking a Joint With Your Next Glass of Wine

As marijuana goes mainstream, the conversation around it has become increasingly sophisticated—with the kind of emphasis on producers, clones, terroir, and even tasting notes that one more typically associates with wine.<p>For those who reside in one of the twenty-three states (and the District of …

Neuroscience and the premature death of the soul

Twenty years ago, Tom Wolfe made predictions about how advances in neuroscience would transform our understanding of human behaviour. So, how much did he get right?<p>Exactly 20 years ago, Tom Wolfe wrote one of the most influential articles in neuroscience. Titled Sorry, But Your Soul Just Died, the …

In breakthrough, scientists detect gravitational waves Einstein predicted

It was just a tiny, almost imperceptible "chirp," but it simultaneously opened humanity's ears to the music of the cosmos and proved Einstein right again.<p>In what is being hailed as one of the biggest eureka moments in the history of physics, scientists announced Thursday that they have finally …

A tiny European country just made an unprecedented move in the space mining business

Some have gone so far as to say that asteroid mining could grow to become the world's first trillion dollar business, but that still remains to be seen.<p>So far, Luxembourg and the US are the only two countries in the world who have begun to take legal action toward securing property rights for …

Space Exploration