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Scientists Have Pinpointed The Annoying Genetic Mutation That Turns Us Into Night Owls

"Carriers of the mutation are essentially playing catch-up for their entire lives."<p>Any night owls reading this will be familiar with the struggle of …

Researchers build nightmare spider robot that’s faster than a real bug

It’s estimated that as much as 30% of the population has some degree of arachnophobia, making it one of the more common fears among humanity. It …

Robotics

Newly Created Helium Compound Could Completely Change Chemistry

Noble Gases<p>Noble gases—helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon—have long been believed to be the least reactive elements on the periodic …

This Scientist Is Commanding A Swarm Of Drones With His Mind

We have to control them before they control us<p>Hopefully this never gets reverse-engineered by AI.<p>Panagiotis Artemiadis, director of the Human-Oriented Robotics and Control Lab at Arizona State University, developed mind-controlled drone swarms by tracking electrical activity in the brain. When the …

Physicists Achieve Atomic Data Storage

A new memory technology could pack the entire Library of Congress into a .1 mm-wide cube.<p>Researchers from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have created a rewritable data-storage device capable of storing information at the level of single atoms representing single bits of …

3 Steps to More Successful Flirting

We all have expectations about the order in which events should happen. This mental order of events is referred to as a script (Schank & Abelson, …

A Bird’s-Eye View of Nature’s Hidden Order

Scientists are exploring a mysterious pattern, found in birds’ eyes, boxes of marbles and other surprising places, that is neither regular nor random.