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New Brain Maps With Unmatched Detail May Change Neuroscience

A technique based on genetic bar codes can easily map the connections of individual brain cells in unprecedented numbers. Unexpected complexity in …

20 Questions That Will Make You A Better Person

What does it mean to be a good person?<p>Surely we can’t posit what it is to be a better person if we haven’t established what we’re aiming for. Though people have debated the idea for centuries, any conclusive answers are usually more temporarily agreed upon social norms than universally accepted …

Building a Deep Neural Network to play FIFA 18

A.I. bots in gaming are usually built by hand-coding a bunch of rules that impart game-intelligence. For the most part, this approach does a fairly …

Are You In A Leadership Role? Here's What You Need To Know About Your Brain

Human beings actually have three brains. Both our hearts and our intestines have neural tissue. So there is the heart-brain, the gut-brain and the brain that sits in our cranium (or, if you count the one that sits in our cranium as three—reptile, mammalian, and human neo-cortex—then we actually …

Universal cancer vaccine on horizon after genetic breakthrough

A universal cancer vaccine is on the horizon after scientists discovered how to rewire immune cells to fight any type of disease.<p>The potential new therapy involves injecting tiny particles of genetic code into the body which travel to the immune cells and teach them to recognise specific …

Cancer

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

But we’re better off believing in it anyway.<p>For centuries, philosophers and theologians have almost unanimously held that civilization as we know it depends on a widespread belief in free will—and that losing this belief could be calamitous. Our codes of ethics, for example, assume that we can …

Consciousness

Alzheimer’s symptoms could be reversed by restoring protein in brain

Alzheimer’s symptoms could be reversed by restoring a protein which is missing in the brains of dementia sufferers, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the University of Glasgow and the Hong Kong University of Science showed that upping levels of the protein IL-33 mobilises the immune system into …

Tackle Your Most Difficult Tasks With Meditative "Pause Training"

The discomfort of taking on difficult tasks can push you to seek out distractions, focus on busywork, and procrastinate. This meditation-like …

Facebook’s open-sourcing of AI hardware is the start of the deep-learning revolution

Collaboration is key to building the machine-learning boat and getting it afloat.<p>A few days ago, Facebook open-sourced its artificial intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

This man's potentially huge medical breakthrough can't get funding, so he's trying something desperate

Killing Sickness/Skye Gould for Tech Insider<p>Four years ago, Todd Rider was on top of the world. The MIT-trained bioengineer had developed a radical …

Build a Kickass Robot Arm: The Perfect Arduino Project for Beginners

The Arduino is a cheap, fun way to get into building your own electronics. It can also be daunting to get started. Here, we’ll show you how to get a …

Quantum paradox directly observed -- a milestone in quantum mechanics

In quantum mechanics, a vanguard of physics where science often merges into philosophy, much of our understanding is based on conjecture and …

Scientists work out how to wire up your brain

Imagine a future where neurological disorders are cured with a single injection into the top of your skull. That's the expectation placed on the shoulders of Charles Lieber, a Harvard chemist who has developed a groundbreaking technology that has the potential to change medicine. The process …

A New Way of Thinking About Spacetime That Turns Everything Inside Out

<i>One of the weirdest aspects of quantum mechanics is entanglement, because two entangled particles affecting each other across vast distances seems to</i> …

Scientists may soon be able to 'cut and paste' DNA to cure deadly diseases and design perfect babies

On a warm September afternoon on the verdant campus of Long Island's Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, an elite cadre of scientists gathered to discuss a simple yet incredibly powerful new genetic technology.<p>Jennifer Doudna was dressed casually in a blazer and jeans, with a scarf tossed gently around …

Genetics

How to Do Quantum Magnetic Levitation at Home

Air jets and sound waves can be used to levitate objects. But the strangest way of all taps the quantum effects of superconductors. Game developer, …

Staring at computers at night is frying your brain. Here's one easy fix.

If you are a regular Vox reader, chances are you spend a lot of time looking at LED screens — on your phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, phablet, smartwatch, fitness device, smart appliance, Google Glass, or whatnot. According to the Vision Council, about a third of my generation (X) spends at least …

How To Make A Smartphone-Powered Hologram [Video]

For less than $1<p>Holograms aren’t just for droids and dead rappers. You can make your own with a piece of transparency paper and a four-sided hologram video. Properly folded, the transparency will combine the images on a phone or tablet screen to create “a reflection that gives you the illusion of …

Holograms

Google just released powerful new artificial intelligence software — and it's open source

On Monday, the tech giant released TensorFlow, a new AI system that's used in everything from recognizing speech on a noisy sidewalk to finding photos of your pet dog Fluffy.<p>And in a rare move for Google, it's making its software open source, meaning anyone can access and edit the code.<p>The software …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Morning Rituals To Start Your Day With Magic

Ever switched off your alarm and immediately dived into emails, texts, and Instagram — only to later ask yourself why you feel so frazzled? I’ve been …

Commuting

Graduate School Advice: 10 Things To Know Before Starting A PhD

From a senior PhD student to a starting PhD student, this is the graduate school advice nobody will tell you but that you need to succeed and get …

Everything is Pure Energy, Including You. Change It And You Will Change the World.

<b>Solid matter as we conventionally understand it does not exist in the universe</b>. For all particles are merely vibrations of energy. Even the atoms …

Spirituality

Google's algorithm for happiness

Deep inside the global tech behemoth Google sits an engineer with an unusual job description: to make people happier and the world more peaceful.<p>A few years ago, Chade-Meng Tan, one of the company's first engineering employees in Mountain View, noticed many of his colleagues were stressed out and …

Happiness

Introducing Brotli: a new compression algorithm for the internet

Algorithms

MuScalpel Is an Algorithmic Code Transplantation Tool

A new system offers an automated way of reusing ("transplanting") existing code into new projects.<p>Computer scientists at University College London have developed a tool that automatically isolates and extracts code from one program and "transplants" it into another. The tool, known as MuScalpel, …

Researchers Found A Way To Erase Memories Of Meth In Mice

A major stepping stone for treating addiction<p>The major hurdle in treating addiction is enabling a person to not return to the abused drug or substance. This has proved extremely difficult for researchers and patients alike, as even with the best rehabilitation therapy and the most supportive …

University of Florida

Physics Behind the Akashic Records and Stress on the Mental Body

<b>Can modern science help us understand what is behind an esoteric term “akashic records” and how it is related to what most people know as their</b> …

7 ways mentally strong people take advantage of solitude

But solitude can be highly beneficial to your mental health, creativity, and productivity, psychotherapist Amy Morin writes in her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do."<p>In the book, Morin says mentally strong people "don't fear alone time," since it offers restoration and a chance for …

Self-help

Scientists are on the cusp of these 15 discoveries that will transform the world

Our smartphones are more powerful computers than the Apollo 11 mission to the moon used. Many of the devicIes that power our everyday lives would have been unimaginable a century ago.<p>It's a tough world to keep up in.<p>Concerned about what they argue is a lack of funding and appreciation in the US for …

University of Washington