Robert McClellan

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Pop Quiz: See How Well Your Brain Handles the Stroop Test

Our brains are amazing organs. They’re capable of solving highly complex problems and achieving incredible feats. But the brain isn’t perfect. …

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Artificial Intelligence

The Science Behind a Relaxing, Hallucinatory Float in a Dark Tank

I take off all my clothes, turn off the lights, and fumble my way into a cube filled with water—a glorified bathtub—and close the door behind me. The …

British Columbia

Inexpensive and Super Strong Graphene 3D Printing Materials are Closer Than Ever with New Patent Filing

If you believe the hype, graphene is the wonder material that we’ve been waiting for and will completely revolutionize, well, everything. We’ve been …

3D Printing

'No one's out there': We're likely alone in the Milky Way, says Shaw Prize astronomy winner as he visits Hong Kong for award ceremony

An internationally-revered Nasa scientist whose work helped discover the first Earth-sized habitable planet outside our solar system said the …

The real nuclear deal: Israeli discovers how a protein solves the chaos of reproduction

Human cells have 46 chromosomes that determine who we are — a factory for replication and reproduction that forms our body, traits and aging.<p>Your …

Replication

Breakthrough in 3D technology as new technique regenerates complex nerves

As 3D printing gains pace in the medical field, a national team of researchers has announced the development a groundbreaking 3D-printed guide that …

Explaining Human Decision Making with Physics Theory

<b>The next time someone accuses you of making an irrational decision, just explain that you’re obeying the laws of quantum physics.</b><p>A new trend taking …

Quantum Mechanics

First superconducting graphene created

University of British Columbia physicists have created the first superconducting graphene sample by coating it with lithium atoms (yellow), shown in …

Nanotech

Graphene Manufactured Using Tea Tree Extract Paving Way For Cheaper Method: Study

Graphene -- which is capable of outperforming steel and Kevlar in bulletproof vests, and has uses in solar cells, electrical circuits and medicine -- …

'Smart drug' taken by one in four students really does boost performance

Scientists say it is time to have an ethical debate about whether Modafinil should be 'condoned or condemned.'<p>A ‘smart drug’ taken by one in four students at Oxford University really does boost brain power and colleges need to consider whether it should be banned, scientists have said.<p>Modafinil is …

A vegetarian diet may be best for humans, really folks.

Health & Fitness Healthy food Tips<p>I have been on a vegetarian diet-or to be more exact-a vegan diet for close to 10 years now and although the first …

Marc Lewis's new book on treating addiction and why it's not a disease

Marc Lewis quit opiates at the age of 30. In 2011, Doubleday Canada published <i>Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines his Former Life</i> …

Is It Time to Embrace Unverified Theories? - Facts So Romantic

In the world of modern physics, there is change afoot. Researchers are striving so hard to leap beyond the mostly settled science of the Standard …

Physics

Gravitational constant appears universally constant, pulsar study sug

Gravity, one of the four fundamental forces of nature, appears reassuringly constant across the universe, according to a decades-long study of a …

How one man went from working a soul-sucking 9-5 to earning $10,000 a month online

"The highlight of my day was driving to and from work, just because those were the moments I had an excuse to listen to music and not think about how little my life was going anywhere," he remembers. "It wasn't even that I was unhappy. I was just so unmotivated."<p>When the company he worked for was …

South-east Asia

Australian scientists develop 3D printed organic solar cells capable of powering a skyscraper

August 3, 2015 | By Simon<p>It’s no secret that solar panels are set to change the way the world harnesses energy - especially when considering that …

Schools are starting to teach kids philosophy—and it's completely changing the way students think

It's here that standardized testing creeps behind students like a shadow and where fun experiments take a back seat to rote memorization.<p>But in some ambitious K-12 schools across the country, philosophy courses have made tangible improvements to the way students learn.<p>In these classrooms, teachers …

Teaching

This mesmerizing video shows how incredibly vast space really is

Light travels at about 186,000 miles per second. That's an incomprehensibly fast speed — faster than any other object in the universe.<p>But the video above shows how huge just our corner of the galaxy is, even for a photon of light traveling at that remarkable speed. The film, by artist Alphonse …

The Theory Of Evolution Does Not Apply To Modern Human Beings

Roosh Valizadeh<p>Daryush "Roosh" Valizadeh created ROK in October 2012. You can visit his blog at RooshV.com or follow him on Twitter and Facebook.<p>I …

Loneliness - The Dilemma Of The Awakening Mind

Today I wish to address to you a certain brand of loneliness. It is perhaps the most debilitating form of the condition. The state is sometimes …

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

By Blake Irving, CEO, GoDaddy — Artificial Intelligence has been the topic de jour lately with every corner of intellectual thought sounding in on …

Artificial Intelligence

The New Horizons trip to Pluto will rewrite textbooks on space

This is Pluto — or, more specifically, a close-up of terrain bordering a heart-shaped feature dubbed “Tombaugh Regio,” for Pluto's discoverer, Clyde Tombaugh. The detail reveals a range of “young” mountains rising as high as 11,000 feet, which probably formed no more than 100 million years ago and …

Solar System

Wireless device delivers drugs to brain and triggers neurons via remote control

Tiny, implantable devices are capable of delivering light or drugs to specific areas of the brain, potentially improving drug delivery to targeted …

New 2D super-material could beat graphene to becoming the new silicon - ExtremeTech

By on July 14, 2015 at 9:39 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A purely theoretical mathematical …

Nanotech

Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality

What if your thoughts and everything you perceive are nothing but bits in a computer simulation designed to satisfy the curiosity of scientists with …

Singularity

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16 of the most jaw-dropping space photos of the year

A comet's green tail, the moon above an Italian mountain and dancing green auroras shine brightly in a set of photos shortlisted for an …

OMGFacts