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This dental hygiene game transmits information from your toothbrush to your phone

A new Indiegogo campaign is aiming to encourage kids to brush their teeth by introducing a toothbrush that sends information to your mobile phone as part of a dental hygiene game.<p>The Grush Brush uses motion sensing tech that detects the movement of the brush and transmits the information wirelessly …

Lion Cubs Adorably Attempt To Imitate Father’s Roar

In this video posted by nadosurf, three adorable lion cubs attempt to imitate their father’s mighty roar on a family outing in the Okavango River …

Cute Animals

Thinking Racist Thoughts? The Problem Might Be Your Video Game Avatar

New research finds that, among white players of violent video games, black avatars arouse racist feelings.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Seeing the world through the eyes of …

How to Get a Full Workout With Only Dumbbells | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Joe Hashey, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)</i>.<p>After a hard day’s work you head over to …

Memories Can Go Astray When We Step Outside Our Bodies

Our bodies may help us remember our lives, fixing experiences in place. By using virtual reality, scientists can make people feel like they're outside their own bodies. And when they do, the brain struggles to remember what happened.<p>The phenomenon is a bit like the disembodied sensation that some …

The architecture of your cerebral cortex is surprisingly logical - Futurity

Researchers have identified eight distinct neural subnetworks that together form the connectivity infrastructure of the mammalian cerebral cortex.

Computer game to find out how digital provenance affects decision-making

As well as giving gamers the chance to enter an online world as a double agent and infiltrate a corrupt government, new online alternate-reality game …

Newly Discovered Brain Region May Be Unique To Humans

Scientists have identified a part of the brain that seems to be unique to humans.<p>The brain region, called the lateral frontal pole prefrontal cortex, was described today (Jan. 28) in the journal Neuron, and is linked to higher thinking processes.<p>"We tend to think that being able to plan into the …

Scientists find new anxiety circuit in the brain - Futurity

Biologists have found a neural circuit that could offer more clues into how the brain processes anxiety.

Neuroscience

Brain overload explains missing childhood memories

Scientists -- and parents -- have long wondered why we don’t remember anything that happened before age 3. As all parents know, no matter how momentous an event is in a toddler’s life, the memory soon drifts away and within months there isn’t even a wisp of it left.<p>Now a new study shows that …

Scan your real-life items into Minecraft

An app pending approval for an iOS release lets you scan real-life objects and port them to Minecraft.<p><b>An app pending approval for an iOS release lets</b> …

Could Minecraft Actually Be the Ultimate Educational Tool?

Playing the video game Minecraft is a joke that writes itself. Ooh, look at nerds building the world they want to live in! But it's actually …

Minecraft Creations Enter the Real World With Augmented Reality App [VIDEO]

Imagine an alternate reality that blends Minecraft with the real world. Now, it's possible with a new iOS app that brings your best block creations …

Using Minecraft To Teach Quantum Physics To Kids

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>New from Google, qCraft is a modpack for the popular world-building game Minecraft that introduces players to some of …

Using Minecraft for Food System Education

Creative geniuses in the education department of the American Museum of Natural History have been experimenting with the video game Minecraft to promote learning museum content. Their first experiment is a carefully constructed world within the Minecraft universe called FoodCraft. This program is …

High School

The Minecraft Cell: Biology Meets Game-Based Learning

A student at Quest to Learn playing Minecraft.<p>This semester, I used Minecraft for the first time in my ninth grade science class at Quest to Learn. I …

Education Technology

Study: pretending to be Voldemort could increase your villainous behaviour

Pretending to be Voldemort makes you more dastardly, whereas pretending to be Superman makes you more good natured -- at least, that's according to …

How did I get here?

Is the universe around us an inevitable consequence of some master equation, some theory of everything? Or was there an element of chance in how it formed, and if so how big were those chances? Most people would like a theory in which we were not ridiculously unlikely.<p>This week I took my dad to …

'Action Philosophers': Two Millennia of Philosophy in Comic Form

<i>A comic book brings philosophy to eye-popping, exquisitely drawn life.</i><p>Evil Twin Comics<p>A Poetic Antidote to City Life<br>• Affection, In Cartoon Form<br>• Animated Primers on Religions<p>Graphic nonfiction has established itself as a storytelling medium for educational entertainment and entertaining education, …

Teaching philosophy to children? It's a great idea

Studying philosophy cultivates doubt without helplessness, and confidence without hubris. I’ve watched children evolve to be more rational and open-minded because of it<p>Recently I’ve seen a spate of articles along the lines of "what philosophy can do for you", focusing on the high results that …

The changing face of psychology

After 50 years of stagnation in research practices, psychology is leading reforms that will benefit all life sciences<p>In 1959, an American researcher named Ted Sterling reported something disturbing. Of 294 articles published across four major psychology journals, 286 had reported positive results – …

A Prosthetic Hand That Restores the Sense of Touch

European scientists unveil a prosthetic arm that allows amputees to feel an object's texture, shape and consistency.<p><b>Dennis Sørensen smiles confidently as he</b> flexes his robotic fingers, and gingerly closes them around a disposable plastic cup. Although blindfolded, Sørensen instantly recognizes what …

Owl Wings Hold the Secrets for Noise-Canceling Tech

An owl's wing is perfectly constructed for a stealth attack. Now scientists are borrowing its design to build quieter wind turbines and airplanes.<p><b>Mechanical engineer Justin Jaworski was inspired</b>—and scared—when a great gray owl suddenly flew at his face during a visit to a bird sanctuary. The …

Engineering

Drones and Ethical Separation of Human and Weapon

We worry about the "fairness" of drone warfare, but soon it will be the humans who will make more mistakes in targeting.Originally published at Esquire.com.<p><i>A top secret unmanned drone, said to be the most advanced aircraft ever built in Britain, has carried out its first successful test flights.</i><i>It</i> …

How Far Away Are Active Invisibility Cloaks?

New active cloaking technology prepares to leave the lab. Now you see me...<p><b>Despite the Harry Potter headlines they've</b> inspired, efforts over the last few years to create a real-life invisibility cloak have been simple proofs of concept. They're lab experiments, and not the kind of thing that could …

Harry Potter

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