Jon Alferness

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The Psychological Research That Helps Explain the Election

At the end of most years, I’m typically asked to write about the best psychology papers of the past twelve months. This year, though, is not your typical year. And so, instead of the usual “best of,” I’ve decided to create a list of classic psychology papers and findings that can explain not just …

George W Bush and George HW Bush, former Republican presidents, snub Donald Trump

Both George W Bush and George HW Bush, the former Republican presidents, said on Wednesday that they would not be backing Donald Trump for the presidency in a remarkable and unprecedented double snub.<p>George W Bush does "not plan to participate in or comment on" the 2016 presidential race, his …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

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TechnicBRICKs turns 7

Yeah, TBs makes 7 years of existence!<p>This year I'm not in the mood for statistics... I've been totally immersed building the Ultimate 8043 from …

Plex on Xbox One makes streaming your movie library easy and elegant

Microsoft's console is turning into the media center we knew it could be<p>Both of the latest consoles from Microsoft and Sony started off with nonexistent media center capabilities, which was a big disappointment to people with massive digital movie and TV show collections. But thankfully Xbox One is …

How The iPad Mini Became A Stealth Success

When the iPad Mini was released in November of last year, there were few opening-bell lines at Apple stores, few foaming-at-the-mouth fanboys crossing out the days on their calendars, and few folks who viewed the device as much more than Apple getting in the seven-inch tablet game because, well, …

GMO Health Risks: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture -- and the perception that some members of the …

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Mama bear? National Zoo artificially inseminates giant panda

The National Zoo announced Saturday that a team of scientists and veterinarians had artificially inseminated the Zoo's female giant panda after natural breeding failed to occur.<p>The statement said that Mei Xiang was artificially inseminated with a combination of fresh and frozen semen taken from the …