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How We Save Face--Researchers Crack the Brain's Facial-Recognition Code

The brain has evolved to recognize and remember many different faces. We can instantly identify a friend’s countenance among dozens in a crowded …

Major finding in human anatomy has implications for many brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s

<b>By David Kohn</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i><p>Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries …

Graduates: Be True Patriots

<i>The following is an adaptation of an address to Villanova University’s class of 2017.</i><p>In preparing for today, I was reminded that this beautiful campus lies halfway between two of the most important sites in American history: Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution …

Political Science

Elon Musk Just Unveiled Breakthrough AI Research. Here’s What You Need to Know.

One Smart Bot<p>If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, OpenAI’s newest robot system should leave humanity blushing. Not only can it …

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The wine-gut connection you need to know about

Anyone who’s ever woken up with a wine hangover knows that too much booze is bad for the body. There’s no denying that tossing back too many glasses …

Wellness

A caterpillar that eats and digests plastic in record time

In an accidental discovery, it has been found that larvae of the greater wax moth eat and digest polyethylene plastic bags in record time. Will this …

Insects

Meet the “malady within the American spirit”: Donald Trump is Martin Luther King, Jr’s greatest warning

<b>(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)</b><p>A radical message from a half-century ago could tell us a lot about the president<p>Ira Chernus<p>April 19, 2017 3:20pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>You could hear the deep sadness in the preacher’s voice as he named “the greatest purveyor of violence in the …

Facebook details its plans for a brain-computer interface

Facebook wants you to use your brain to interact with your computer. Specifically, instead of using something primitive like a screen or a controller, the company is looking into ways that you and I can interact with our PCs or phones just by using our mind. Regina Dugan, the head of Building 8, …

Our Machines Now Have Knowledge We’ll Never Understand

The new availability of huge amounts of data, along with the statistical tools to crunch these numbers, offers a whole new way of understanding the …

Where Does the Brain Store Long-Ago Memories?

When the now-famous neurological patient Henry Molaison had his brain’s hippocampus surgically sectioned to treat seizures in 1953, science’s …

When Gluten Is The Villain, Could A Common Virus Be The Trigger?

A new study raises a novel idea about what might trigger celiac disease, a condition that makes patients unable to tolerate foods containing gluten.<p>The study suggests that a common virus may be to blame.<p>For people with celiac disease, gluten can wreak havoc on their digestive systems. Their immune …

Research

Trump and the Flawed Nature of US Democracy: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Trump’s presidential victory exposed to the whole world the flawed nature of the US model of democracy. Beginning January 20, both the country and …

Ageing process may be reversible, scientists claim

New form of gene therapy shown to produce rejuvenating effect in mice, although scientists say human clinical applications are decade away<p>Wrinkles, grey hair and niggling aches are normally regarded as an inevitable part of growing older, but now scientists claim that the ageing process may be …

Aging

This super precise handwriting robot is so satisfying to watch

AxiDraw V3 could be the unlikely savior of the art of penmanship. Created by Evil Mad Scientist, it's a pen-plotting robot that serves as a “personal …

10 Powerful Quotes on Atheism

The disparity between how humans feel about themselves and how we treat the world has grown thanks to social media. Awareness of the impact of …

High-dose vitamin C injections Shown to Annihilate Cancer

<b>Groundbreaking new research on the cancer-fighting potential of vitamin C has made the pages of the peer-reviewed journal Science Translational</b> …

DeepMind is opening up its 'flagship' platform to AI researchers outside the company

DeepMind, which was acquired by Google for £400 million in 2014, announced on Monday that it is open-sourcing its "Lab" from this week onwards so that others can try and make advances in the notoriously complex field of AI.<p>The company says that the DeepMind Lab, which it has been using internally …

Artificial Intelligence

Kernel’s Quest to Enhance Human Intelligence

<i>Today I’m announcing a $100M commitment to Kernel in an effort to enhance human intelligence and reimagine our future. Unlocking our brain is the</i> …