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From William Blake’s vision of a soul leaving the body to Goshka Macuga’s creepy somnambulist, a new exhibition explores the mysteries of the mind – but are we any closer to finding the answers Descartes was seeking when he dissected a human brain more than 350 years ago?<p>They hover between worlds. …

Consciousness

Obama on Iowa, Clinton, Sanders and 2016

In an Oval Office interview for POLITICO's Off Message podcast, the president offers his most expansive comments yet on the race to succeed him in the White House.<p>Barack Obama, that prematurely gray elder statesman, is laboring mightily to remain neutral during Hillary Clinton’s battle with Bernie …

Government

The little private book that sent Silicon Valley into a whirl has now been published

'Iterating Grace' could be a deeply satirical takedown of tech funding, or just a wicked joke.<p>In June 2015, a chapbook showed up in the inboxes and …

Silicon Valley

Apple's purchase of Emotient fuels artificial intelligence boom in Silicon Valley

The arms race in Silicon Valley is on for artificial intelligence.<p>Facebook is working on a virtual personal assistant that can read people's faces and decide whether or not to let them in your home.<p>Google is investing in the technology to power self-driving cars, identify people on its photo …

Artificial Intelligence

Young Scientist winner Ciara Judge is a powerhouse of good ideas

Super-teen Ciara Judge is leading three start-ups, furthering her award-winning research and preparing to speak at TEDxTeen in London – all while …

These Apollo Images Show the Moon Missions Like You've Never Seen

Data, drones and 3D-printed hearts: 2015 highlights from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab

<i>This article is published in collaboration with MIT News.</i><p>It’s been a busy year for MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory …

Why time seems to speed up as we get older

Five or six times a day, every day, for 48 years, chronobiologist Robert Sothern has counted off 60 seconds in his head and then compared the results against a clock.<p>As part of a lifelong experiment on circadian rhythms, Sothern, now 69, is trying to confirm or reject a widely held belief: Many …

A terrible environmental disaster is unfolding in Los Angeles — and it's practically invisible

What's worse, workers are not even close to stopping the flow.<p>The leak sprung from a Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) natural gas storage facility in Aliso Canyon, and it has been gushing methane — a highly flammable and potent greenhouse gas — into the sky since October 23.<p>No one knows …