Seth Robins

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How Smart Was T. Rex? And Other Dino Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask

At the age of 34, American paleontologist and evolutionary biologist Steve Brusatte has already accomplished more in his field than some scientists …

Paleontology

What Is Consciousness?

INNOVATIONS IN<p>Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers.<p>Christof Koch<p>Christof Koch is chief scientist and …

Consciousness

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

20 Amazing Solar Water Fountain Ideas For Your Garden

A water fountain is one of the most fascinating and pleasant additions you could make to any garden.<p>Any moving water feature brings so much …

Porn from the 1920s Was More Wild and Hardcore Than You Could Imagine

And the NSFW art form is disappearing.<p>Without even having seen it, you probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn the plot of the sexually explicit film “The Casting Couch.” In it, a young woman walks into a producer’s studio for an audition and is soon coerced into sex as quid pro quo for a part in …

6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

The Guardian view on Neanderthals: we were not alone

The three human subspecies known to have hybridised to produce the present human population of the planet, Neanderthals, <i>Homo sapiens</i> and Denisovans, last had a common ancestor more than half a million years ago. Until now it has been assumed that the only branch of her descendants to think …

Chimpanzees

Unprecedented Video Shows How DNA Is Organized in Real Time

Your body is truly amazing. Every cell inside of it is capable of organizing massive messes of DNA into chromosomes as a cell prepares to divide. …

6 scientists reveal the nutritional supplements they use every day

Supplements are a multi-billion dollar industry.<p>But, unlike pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of these products don't have to prove that their products are effective, only that they are safe— and that's for new supplements only.<p>We wanted to know which supplements are worth our attention (and …

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018

Plus a free downloadable template.<p>Let’s be honest: Writing a resume is a drag.<p>After all, this isn’t exactly a task for the gainfully employed. If …

Employment

A high-school student won $250,000 for explaining relativity using a pick-up truck and Usain Bolt

The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane Andales of the Philippines does just fine with a pick-up truck, a few cell phones, and Usain Bolt.<p>Andales is the winner of the 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an …

Science Says These 23 Words are the Oldest in the World | Inc.com

Not a lot of things last over a thousand years; even fewer last over 10,000.<p>Yet a British research team has put together a list of what they called "ultraconserved words," or words that have remained basically unchanged for a stunning 15,000 years.<p>The researchers say this is because they all …

Language

After 40 years of studying the strong nuclear force, a revelation

In the mid 1970s, four Soviet physicists, Batlisky, Fadin, Kuraev and Lipatov, made some predictions involving the strong nuclear force which would lead to their initials entering the lore. “BFKL” became a shorthand for a difficult-to-understand but important physical effect which could have big …

Physics

Here's What Happens to Your Brain When You Die

We had no idea this was possible.<p>You might picture yourself walking through a field, or surrounded by loved ones. Or perhaps making your way down a …

Physicists Demonstrate How to Reverse of the Arrow of Time - MIT Technology Review

One of the more curious challenges in physics is to understand the nature of time. At the microscopic level, the laws of physics are symmetric with …

Quantum Physics

22 Skills Every Kid Should Have By the Time They’re 10

Sponsored by<p>By<p>Dec 22 2017, 9:52 AM<p><i>The following was produced in partnership with our friends at</i> <i>New York Life</i><i>, who are committed to helping families</i> …

New Evidence Is Forcing Scientists to Rewrite The History of Human Migration 'Out of Africa'

We may find our answer in Australasia.<p>Where did we humans come from?<p>Some 40 or so years ago, our origins seemed quite straightforward.<p>But now we see …

How Traveling Back In Time Could Really, Physically Be Possible

It’s one of the greatest tropes in movies, literature, and television shows: the idea that we could travel back in time to alter the past. From the time turner in <i>Harry Potter</i> to <i>Back To The Future</i> to <i>Groundhog Day</i>, traveling back in time provides us with the possibility of righting wrongs in our own …

Physics

Study Illuminates Genetic Origins of Skin Color Diversity

For ages, humans have divided our species into groups based upon skin color. The shade of one's complexion has been a powerful influence upon human …

Genetics

How Conjoined Twins Are Making Scientists Question the Concept of Self

“When they were about a year and a half,” says Felicia Hogan, “we got told it was impossible to separate them without harming or killing one.” Her …

The Closest Star to Our Own Solar System Just Got a Lot More Interesting

There could be many more planets over there!<p>Astronomers have announced they've discovered a ring of cold cosmic dust surrounding the closest star to …

Tip: Convert physical Blu-ray and DVD discs to iTunes with Vudu and Movies Anywhere

The expansion of Movies Anywhere to new studios and services has, in a roundabout way, enabled a new capability: You can now scan physical DVDs and …

Televisions

Doug Baldwin Fact Checks American History, Drops Truth Bomb on CNN

If only Baldwin could be a White House fact checker too...<p>Last night, Doug Baldwin and his Seattle Seahawks teammate Michael Bennett participated in a CNN town hall discussion, moderated by Anderson Cooper, and dropped some absolute truth bombs that had the panel fidgeting in their seats.<p>Earlier in …

Tea Party

The first American settlers cut down millions of trees to deliberately engineer climate change

Long term, it worked, but not how they intended<p>European settlers expected paradise — plump fruits, lush grasses, and clean, crisp waters. It seemed …

Artificial wombs are coming. They could completely change the debate over abortion.

If a fetus can be transferred to a fabricated womb, can the right to abortion survive?<p>There’s a scientific development on the horizon that could upend the abortion debate: artificial wombs.<p>The research remains preliminary, but in April a group of scientists at the Children’s Hospital of …

Why People Believe in Conspiracy Theories – And How to Change Their Minds

Spoiler: don't use facts!<p>I'm sitting on a train when a group of football fans streams on. Fresh from the game – their team has clearly won – they …

New Study Tells Chaotic Story Of How First Animals On Earth Evolved

A new study might have solved the age-old mystery of how the first animals evolved on our planet, therefore leading the way for more advanced …

Astrophysicists Believe They've Found Another Earth-Like Planet in a Nearby Star System

Hope for Exoplanets<p>Last year, the Trappist-1 system was discovered, and it reignited humanity’s hope of finding planets that could one day (or …