Robert Boyles

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Is consciousness just an illusion?

<b>The cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett believes our brains are machines, made of billions of tiny "robots" - our neurons, or brain cells. Is the human mind really that special?</b><p>In an infamous memo written in 1965, the philosopher Hubert Dreyfus stated that humans would always beat computers at chess …

American Philosophy

Read this science teacher's epic takedown of a transphobic "science"-based argument

It's hard to argue with science. And yet so many people keep trying.<p>On Thursday, science teacher Grace Ann's response to a transphobic claim that …

20 Protein-Packed Dinners With No Meat

Whether you're vegetarian, vegan, or just want to save a few bucks on your next grocery bill.

Healthy Eating

New Image Shows Dazzling Edge of a Massive Spiral Galaxy

NGC 1055 is believed to be 15 percent larger than the Milky Way.<p>When observing galaxies far, far away from Earth, it’s all about perspective. …


Let's use humanoid robots to grow transplant organs

Bio-hybrid robots could make better lab-grown tissues<p>Scientists are already growing muscles, bones, and mini-organs in the lab. But these tissues are generally small, simple, and kinda wimpy. That's partly because a Petri dish is no match for the human body.<p>Take, for example, skeletal muscle. …

Humans Are Driving a New Burst of Evolution - Including Possibly Our Own

We're changing ourselves.<p>The unprecedented impact that humans are having on the planet is well known to us all. Scarcely a day passes by without a …