Tom Radigan

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The (Ultimate) Top Ten Science Stories of 2017

The year 2017 is almost behind us, and it blasted by. So it's only natural to look back at the twelve preceding months and wonder, "What the heck …

LIGO

Here's what losing weight does to your body and brain

<i>This video was originally published on October 29, 2017.</i><p><i>Special thanks to John Gunstad, professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Following is a transcript of</i> …

Fitness

Snake Head Pops Out of Frog's Maw in Mesmerizing Photo

One Last Scream Into The Abysssss from WTF<p>As a hapless snake vanished down the throat of a frog, the last thing it saw was likely a camera's flash, …

Zoology

Here's The Real Reason Why Some People Become Addicted to Drugs

It's not about willpower.<p>Why do they do it? This is a question that friends and families often ask of those who are addicted.<p>It's difficult to …

Sam Harris: What Happens When Humans Develop Super Intelligent AI?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Future Consequences.<p><b>About Sam Harris's TED Talk</b><p>Does superhuman artificial intelligence sound like science fiction? Not for Sam Harris. He says it's not a question of if but when — with potentially destructive consequences.<p><b>About Sam Harris</b><p>Sam Harris is a writer, …

Singularity
Genetics

The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare

Meet the woman JPMorgan Chase paid one of the largest fines in American history to keep from talking<p>She tried to stay quiet, she really did. But …