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Is The Universe Conscious?

The history of science — in particular the physical sciences, like physics and astronomy — can be told as the incremental realization that there is large-scale coherence in the universe.<p>By large-scale coherence, I mean that some of the same physical laws hold at scales as diverse as the atom and …

Consciousness

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Biology

Comment on The Brain Tech to Merge Humans and AI Is Already Being Developed by dobermanmacleod

I really don’t think people can imagine the rate of technological progress that will occur in the next couple decades. This is due to the Singularity …

Evidence suggests women's ovaries can grow new eggs

<b>Exclusive</b> Discovery challenges notion that women are born with a fixed number of eggs, and raises prospect of treatments which would allow older women to conceive<p>Scientists have uncovered the first evidence that the human ovary may be able to grow new eggs in adulthood.<p>If confirmed, the discovery …

Scientists solve puzzle of converting gaseous carbon dioxide to fuel: Saving the planet from climate change with a grain of sand

Saving the planet from climate change with a grain of sand<p>Every year, humans advance climate change and global warming by injecting about 30 billion …

This is how your brain deals with language while on LSD

Researchers in the United Kingdom now have a better understanding of how the psychedelic drug LSD, also known as acid, affects how the brain …

Consciousness

Weird sugar compound is basically priceless

Scientists have made something so useful and unusual they aren’t yet sure how much it’s worth.<p>In a new paper in the journal <i>Green Chemistry</i>, a team …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Robots and humans see the world differently – but we don't know why

A few years back, artificial intelligence reached the point at which it could recognise objects in images and answer questions about them. It's the …

Artificial Intelligence

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This could be huge.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Dementia

This 'map of the universe' is the first full model of Einstein's theory of relativity

Scientists have modelled the universe using Einstein's full theory of relativity.<p>The research teams – from a number of European and US institutions – …

Physics

This woman, a self-described cyborg, can sense every earthquake in real time

Moon Ribas might just be the most normal looking cyborg you’ll meet. Unlike the contingent of extreme biohackers or “grinders,” the 30-year old Spanish avant-garde artist’s superpower—or self-imposed aberration—is not immediately obvious. Ribas has a tiny magnet near the crook of her elbow that …

Geology