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Brain Zaps Will Take You From Average to Genius

The Department of Defense wants to build cyborg super-soldiers.<p>The United States Department of Defense is making a bet that human cognitive abilities …

The Brain

Our View of the Cosmos Is About to Get a Tremendous Upgrade

Worlds Similar to Earth are Everywhere<p>On the 20th of April, it was announced that the study of exoplanets and extra-terrestrial life had taken a huge …

The First Offshore Wind Farm in the U.S. Just Shut Down a Diesel Plant

Diesel-Darkened Skies<p>This May, the 2,000 residents of Block Island, Rhode Island are making a fresh start when it comes to powering their lives. As …

Drug-resistant 'superbugs' thrived long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth

Stealthy "superbugs" that cause dangerous infections are one of the world's biggest public health concerns. Yet these antibiotic-resistant microbes, …

Elon Musk questions the futility of human existence and we just hope he's doing OK

Elon Musk just gave us another reason to check in to see if he's OK. Hate to say it, but one of the world's most renowned minds might be in the …

Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s midlife crisis is a tunneling machine named after the absence of God

Last week, Elon Musk said he needed a name for the first tunneling machine of his newly founded Boring Company. Today he got one, taking inspiration from one of the seminal texts of existential doubt and procrastination: Samuel Beckett’s 1953 play, <i>Waiting for Godot</i>. “First machine is Godot,” Musk …