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Is it possible to digitize human consciousness?

Dmitry Itskov predicts that in the year 2045, humans will be able to back themselves up to the cloud. Yep, he believes you'll be able to create a …

The Bacteria That Turn Amoebas Into Farmers

Most people think of bacteria as germs, signs of filth, or unwanted bringers of disease. Slowly, that view is changing. It is now abundantly clear that the bacteria that live on the bodies of other creatures help their hosts by digesting food, providing nutrients, protecting against disease, …

15 ways to boost your memory

We expect too much of our memory. Instead of assuming that the memory is a sort of an effortless DVD recording device, we should realise that our …

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11 Celebrities Who Changed Their Names

We’d be hard-pressed to find someone who <i>didn’t</i> know that Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson, but we’d bet you’d be surprised to learn how many household names are completely made-up, or were inspired by a Shakespearean character—or the result of an autocorrect. On the heels of the …

See Which Animals Have the Most Enormous—and Tiniest—Babies

A giant panda mom is 900 times more massive than her baby, while a giraffe baby is one-tenth the size of its mom.<p>When the National Zoo’s giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a miniscule baby on August 23rd, it looked like the tiny, hairless infant just tumbled right out of her. A couple hours later, …

Does Exercise Enhance Creativity?

In this short video, neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki talks about how exercise can stimulate creativity.

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Weekly Neuroscience Update

Neuroscientists know that some connections in the brain are pruned through neural development. Function gives rise to structure, according to the …

Henry Miller on Reading, the Life of the Mind, and How to Fix Education

<b>Henry Miller</b> (December 26, 1891–June 7, 1980) was a notoriously disciplined writer. It comes as no surprise, then — given the relationship between reading and writing, and the importance of learning the parallel skills of both — that he was also a voracious reader, unafraid to acknowledge the …