Nazem Rabadi

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Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Globalization

Jennifer Doudna: ‘I have to be true to who I am as a scientist’

Crispr inventor Jennifer Doudna talks about discovering the gene-editing tool, the split with her collaborator and the complex ethics of genetic manipulation<p>Jennifer Doudna, 53, is an American biochemist based at the University of California, Berkeley. Together with the French microbiologist …

Genetics

Ancient technique can dramatically improve memory, research suggests

Cultivating a ‘memory palace’ can make long-lasting improvements to recall, say scientists, suggesting many of us have untapped memory reserves<p>A memory technique invented by the ancient Greeks can make dramatic and long-lasting improvements to a person’s power of recall, according to research that …

The Brain

The Earth Has Oceans And Continents: How Weird Is That?

Seen from space, our planet has often been called a "blue marble."<p>It's not, however, just the swirly white clouds that give Earth its marbled appearance. The continents: They are what complete the metaphor. All that land, sticking up above sea level, gives our world its distinctive look.<p>But now …

Earth - We have the wrong idea about males, females and sex

Once upon a time, animal courtship was thought to run something like a Barbara Cartland novel. The rakish males battle it out for a chaste female, who sits around choosing the prince charming to father her young. While her mate may sow his wild oats far and wide, she patiently tends her …

Break Bad Habits with a Simple Checklist

When we’re starting out on a new goal, we’re full of energy and enthusiasm. We eagerly make changes and take steps in our new direction in the first few weeks. But as time goes on, the newness wears off. Our energy drains, and we lose sight of our goal. Ultimately, we slide back into the status quo.<p>…

Management

The Fascinating Reason Why Liars Keep On Lying

Once a liar, always a liar, the old saying goes. Turns out there’s some scientific truth to that: researchers have tracked down how the brain makes …

Psychology

Where Afghan Voters Showed Heart, Donald Trump Shows His Tail

In Trump’s view, a rigged election is one where he is not polling in the lead.<p>Remember the 7 million ink-dipped forefingers.<p>The hue varied from blue …

The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.<p>“They don’t make ‘em like they used to.”<p>How often have we all heard that resigned expression? How often have we said it ourselves? ‘The death of cinema’ is debated in university film studies …

Video on Demand

Earth - The real reasons why we have sex

The birds, the bees, chimpanzees, humans – we all do it, but few people realise that sexual reproduction actually first evolved in creatures vastly different to ourselves.<p>So what were they and how did it all start? What is the real story of the birds and the bees?<p>View image of What is the real …

What Freudian slips really reveal about your mind

Do our verbal stumblings unveil our unconscious desires – or are they simply an innocent glitch in the brain’s workings? BBC Future investigates.<p>It was 1988 and the then-vice president, George H. W. Bush, was on a routine visit to Idaho. He was supposed to give a dry speech on agricultural policy …

Behavioral Sciences

Tony Blair: 'I express more sorrow, regret and apology than you can ever believe'

Blair responds to Iraq war report - which says former PM disregarded warnings of risks as he built case for military action<p>Tony Blair has responded to criticisms made in the Chilcot report by saying he takes full responsibility for leading Britain into the Iraq war following the “hardest most …

Dinosaurs killed off by 'one-two punch' of climate change and asteroid strike – study

Demise caused by two periods of global warming – the first sparked by volcanic eruptions and the second by the cosmic impact<p>The dinosaurs’ long reign was not ended swiftly but by torturous millennia of climate change before and after a giant asteroid slammed into Earth, scientists have said.<p>The …

Climate Change

Elon Musk Is Wrong. We Aren't Living in a Simulation

A simulated apple can't feed anybody, and other reality checks by a philosopher and a cognitive scientist.<p>Recently Elon Musk made internet headlines by claiming that the probability we live in "base reality" is one in billions. Instead, we are much more likely to be living in a historical ancestor …

Gene editing technique could transform future

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1246000/1246254_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524629189_84817b0ff5891e3e3ff4f8fef99fe124<p><b>CRISPR - get to know this acronym. It's good to know the name of something that could change your future.</b><p>Pronounced "crisper", it is a biological …

Antisocial network: how self-deprecation is taking over the internet

It used to be Instagram posts of glamorous parties and beach selfies. Now it’s Netflix and bragging about your chilled weekend<p>Social media is often called out as an outlet for bragging. Or its spin-off, the #humblebrag. We hear all the time about how the pressure to keep up with the shiny, happy …

15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs to See

The brilliant films of the last three decades that have fallen through the cracks of time.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those films that speak to us and …

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

The Brain

Earth - The real reasons nothing can ever go faster than light

It was September 2011 and physicist Antonio Ereditato had just shocked the world.<p>The announcement he had made promised to overturn our understanding of the Universe. If the data gathered by 160 scientists working on the OPERA project were correct, the unthinkable had been observed.<p>Particles – in …

How Ancient Religion Got You High

Religion and drugs wouldn’t seem to mix well, but history tells us otherwise.<p>Earlier this year a small group of self-designated nuns in California …

Can you spot the planets in this stunning photo of the Milky Way - taken from the Isle of Wight?

Spectacular star views may be difficult to find in some parts of the country but one photographer managed to catch the perfect shot of first light on the Isle of Wight.<p>Chad Powell, a 24-year-old snapper and graphic designer, has a passion for photographing the night sky off the coast of …

Is Your Mind Wandering?

<b>Is your mind wandering?</b><p><b>The Practice: Pay attention.</b><p><b>Why?</b><p>Moment to moment, the flows of thoughts and feelings, sensations and desires, and conscious and unconscious processes sculpt your nervous system like water gradually carving furrows and eventually gullies on a hillside. Your brain is …

Stop Saying You Descended From Royalty

How many times have you met somebody who said they can trace themselves to royalty?<p>Ever aspired to marry into royalty? Maybe you have your eyes fixed …

How the Curse of Sykes-Picot Still Haunts the Middle East

In the Middle East, few men are pilloried these days as much as Sir Mark Sykes and François Georges-Picot. Sykes, a British diplomat, travelled the same turf as T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia), served in the Boer War, inherited a baronetcy, and won a Conservative seat in Parliament. He died young, at …

'Unbroken Brain' Offers New Insights On Addiction

From the start of Maia Szalavitz's englightening, insightful and informative new book on addiction titled <i>Unbroken Brain,</i> I had the feeling that I was being reminded of truths that I'd once known but that I and others, as if through a kind of collective amnesia, had somehow forgotten.<p>Thinking about …

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

<i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity, and to many in this field the …

Why creationists are out of time with history and science

Creationists fail to appreciate the history of science as well as science itself<p>One very positive aspect of the digital world for scientists is that there are various websites that track citations and mentions of research papers and link them together. This can be an excellent way of finding out …

Science

Could 'black hole' in a lab finally help Stephen Hawking win a Nobel Prize?

One of Stephen Hawking's most brilliant and disturbing theories may have been confirmed by a scientist who created a sound “black hole” in his laboratory, potentially paving the way for a Nobel Prize.<p>Research by Professor Hawking, a cosmologist at Cambridge University, disputes the notion that …

Psycho thrillers: five movies that teach us how the mind works

Power, violence, death and reality … the movies can teach us plenty about life’s big issues. From the Godfather to Groundhog Day, five psychologists pick the films that tell us what makes humans tick<p>Ten days ago in London, the Hungarian director László Nemes hosted a preview screening of his film, …

Groundhog Day