Jessica Edgell

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Zuckerberg and Musk back software startup that mimics human learning

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 San Francisco-based startup, claims to be “building software that thinks and learns like a human”. According to the Wall …

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

The capacity of our working memory is better explained by the quality of memories we can store than by their number.<p>For instance, in recalling the …

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

It was among the most ardently-followed debates about evolution since the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925. Live-stream coverage on YouTube attracted more than 500,000 viewers. About 900 people snapped up $25 tickets to see it in person.<p>All this for a debate, Tuesday night, that saw the bow-tied …

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 …