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How IBM is making computers more like your brain. For real

Big Blue is using the human brain as a template for breakthrough designs. Brace yourself for a supercomputer that's cooled and powered by electronic blood and small enough to fit in a backpack.<p>ZURICH, Switzerland -- Despite a strong philosophical connection, computers and brains inhabit separate …

Quantum Computing

Columbus Day: Biggest Misconceptions and Exploring the Era of First Contact

Wildlife<p>Famed painter and illustrator N.C. Wyeth created a series of murals in 1927 for National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., including this one showing the ships of Christopher Columbus’s voyage of discovery. (Photo courtesy NGS)<p>Christopher Columbus’s landfall in the Western …

Hyundai Really, Really Concerned About Zombies, Debuts Santa Fe–Based Apocalypse Machine

As measured by zombie-proof model debuts, Hyundai might just be the most paranoid automaker out there, since it has now added a third living-dead-resistant vehicle to its fleet. Based on a Santa Fe Sport, the brand’s latest zombie survival machine was designed by a fan of <i>The Walking Dead</i> and will …

Santa Fe

These images show just how differently cats and humans see the world

Cats and humans have very different perspectives on the world, both literally and figuratively. Indeed, as these visualizations beautifully …

Pets

Small animals perceive the world in slow-motion

A new study suggests that small animals like birds and flies can observe movement on a finer timescale than larger creatures. Compared to us, many of …

Temporal

Why aliens might understand the universe very differently than we do

We assume that the way humans see the world has some correspondence to objective truth. That’s not necessarily correct. Let's do a thought experiment …

Black Holes

The microorganisms in your stomach could have arranged your marriage

The phrase, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach," just got a whole new meaning. A recent study suggests that gut flora could influence …

Biology

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

Breakfast

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

Coffee