Jessica Edgell

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Zuckerberg and Musk back software startup that mimics human learning

San Francisco startup Vicarious aims to create 'a computer that thinks like a person except it doesn't need to eat or sleep'<p>Some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names are backing a hitherto low-profile tech startup that aims to recreate the human neocortex as computer code.<p>Vicarious, a four-year-old …

Scientists Find Fossils of Sucker-Footed Bats

Scientists have found fossils of ancient sucker-footed bats. Sucker-footed bats are only found in Madagascar today. The fossil find indicates the …

To store more memories, we forget the details - Futurity

The capacity of our working memory is better explained by the quality of memories we can store than by their number.

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Bill Nye 'the Science Guy' debates Australian creationist on evolution

Nye discussed the origins of the Earth, animals and humans with Ken Ham, whose group runs a museum dedicated to creationism<p>Should scientists bother to debate creationism?<p>It was among the most ardently-followed debates about evolution since the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925. Live-stream coverage on …

How your memory rewrites your past

Your memory isn’t like a video camera. Instead, your memory plucks fragments of the present and inserts them into the past to create a story to fit …