Jerel Johnson

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Google: don't expect privacy when sending to Gmail

Critics call revelation 'a stunning admission' as Google makes claim in court filing in attempt to head off class action lawsuit<p>People sending email to any of Google's 425 million Gmail users have no "reasonable expectation" that their communications are confidential, the internet giant has said in …

Dying brains: will our last hurrah be an explosion of conscious experience?

Not necessarily, but new animal research gives us a tantalising glimpse of life before death<p>What does it feel like to die? Most of us have no idea, but around 1 in 10 people who survive a cardiac arrest report having near death experiences (NDEs). These can range from relived memories to vivid …

A new way of thinking about how the brain works

Modern neuroscience is based on the discovery of the neuron, but this is only half the story<p>My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a …

Language boosts invisible objects into visual awareness

New research suggests that language can both enhance and diminish the sensitivity of our vision<p>The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein famously said that, "the limits of my language mean the limits of my world," meaning that we can only understand the world through the language we use, and that if our …

A Ball Dropped Through The Earth Becomes A Permanent Pendulum

What happens when you drop a ball down a hole drilled through the center of the Earth? The answer might surprise you.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>Occasionally, when it's a slow news day, we wind up with holes in the show; gaps of a minute or two that the news of the day doesn't quite fill.<p>NPR …

Physics

This Is Elon Musk's Hyperloop

Billionaire Elon Musk has announced details of Hyperloop, his mysterious high-speed transportation project. There was some of what we expected, and a few surprises, too.<p>SpaceX/Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has unveiled details on the Hyperloop, his proposed (and until now mostly mysterious) plan …

Beautiful, minimalist periodic table probably won't get you through chemistry class

London graphic designer Allison Haigh has designed what could easily be called the pinnacle of minimalist periodic tables. While it probably won’t get you through your chemistry mid-term, its elegant entries lay out the atomic structure of each element, making it a lot more suited to hanging on …

Big Pic: A Radar View Of More Than 3,000 Miles On Mars

Including a giant asteroid crater!<p>The European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter snapped this radar image of the red planet's southern highlands, using its Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionospheric Sounding instrument.<p>This image captures about 3,467 miles of Mars. The south polar ice cap …

Schools can administer insulin without licensed nurses, court says

California Supreme Court says the law allows trained school employees to give insulin injections. A nurses' group calls the ruling 'a disturbing precedent.'<p>August 12, 2013|By Maura Dolan<p>The California Supreme Court rejected the contention by a nurses'… (Arkasha Stevenson / Los…)<p>SAN FRANCISCO — …

The Hyperloop: L.A. to S.F. in 30 minutes?

Imagine paying $20 and sitting down inside a Space Age capsule in Los Angeles. About half an hour later, you're in sight of the Golden Gate Bridge.<p>Los Angeles billionaire<p>Elon Musk, the man who made electric vehicles sexy, revolutionized the online payment business and transformed spaceflight …