Isabella Bassi

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How does the brain pay attention?

Our picks of the week from around the web, including the next big mystery of the brain and the upcoming exodus from Earth.<p><b>Brain</b> <br>Anatomy of attention <br>Alan Lightman | New Yorker | 1 October 2014<br>Brain scans tell us what the brain does – or least, where it reacts – when subjected to particular stimuli. …

Artificial Intelligence

The secret to staying safe online

It’s impossible to be 100% secure online, but as Colin Barras explains, there are a few non-obvious tricks that anyone can use to be safer.<p><b>Why should I care about online security?</b> <br>It’s tempting to assume that only big businesses or big celebrities have to worry about their online security. After …

Information Systems
Autonomous Cars

Could insects be the wonder food of the future?

Billions more hungry mouths are going to put more strain on the planet’s resources. Can eating creepy crawlies offer a solution? Emily Anthes reports.<p>At first my meal seems familiar, like countless other dishes I’ve eaten at Asian restaurants. A swirl of noodl­es slicked with oil and studded with …

Insects
Biology

Hubble's New Weather Report for Alien World: Sunny and 3,000 Degrees

Astronomers make a detailed temperature map of a world they can’t even see.<p>Hubble Space Telescope observations have allowed scientists to create the first detailed map of an exoplanet's atmosphere, showing how temperatures vary across the alien world's perpetually illuminated dayside and how they …

Long Quest for Ebola Vaccine Slowed by Science, Ethics, Politics

There are no approved vaccines or treatments, but some in development look promising.<p>DALLAS—Ebola vaccines are so effective in monkeys that macaques can be protected or rescued even if they're injected with a hundred times the lethal dose of the Ebola virus after vaccination. But no one knows for …

Why I Want You to Seek the Inner Geek

Astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson is director of the Hayden Planetarium in the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History. He was also host of the National Geographic television series Cosmos.<p><b>Astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson is director of the</b> …