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LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

Consciousness

'Superhero DNA' keeps diseases at bay

<b>Some people appear to be born with 'superhero DNA' that cancels out genetic diseases like cystic fibrosis, say researchers.</b><p>The study of nearly 600,000 people found 13 who should have developed debilitating diseases, but did not.<p>The hope is discovering what, against the odds, keeps them healthy and …

Genetics

Dive Into Public Records With Data Visualization Website

Just because data is public doesn’t mean it’s actually easy to access for the common citizen. Sure, you could search through spreadsheets of census …

Scientists just discovered a new state of matter

Quantum spin liquid, a state of matter predicted over forty years ago, has finally been discovered by a team of researchers.<p>The matter, which has …

Quantum Mechanics

Microsoft 'deeply sorry' after AI becomes 'Hitler-loving sex robot'

Microsoft has apologised after an innocent Artificial Intelligence chat robot became a 'Hitler-loving sex robot' within 24 hours of being introduced to society.<p>The software giant was forced to retire the chatbot named Tay, an AI modelled to speak 'like a teen girl', after it generated racist and …

Artificial Intelligence

US Bitcoins draw interest of corporations

Obama Spills a Lethal Secret: Millions Will Die When It Happens… | Politics

<b>Story Views</b><p>Those who have lived in a communist controlled country know the evils that surround it. They know that nothing belongs to them and that …

How to inoculate people against Donald Trump's fact bending claims

A potential Donald Trump presidency terrifies people worldwide. His racism, bullying, and enthusiasm for violence are a great concern for …

How The Language You Speak Changes Your View Of The World

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also …

The Mysterious Code 8 Film Is An Intriguing Crowdfunding Teaser

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about <i>Code 8</i>, a mysterious project from Robbie and Stephen Amell. Now, the project has been unveiled, and it looks …

Microbes can play games with the mind

The 22 men took the same pill for four weeks. When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper. The brain …

Microbiology

Microsoft just built a chatbot that talks like a teen, emoji included

Microsoft is bringing back the chatbot, but with a new twist: this one talks like a teenager.<p>The company today launched ‘Tay,’ a chatbot that tries its best to trick you into thinking you’re talking to an 18-24 year old girl. And she succeeds!<p>Well, kind of. MS mostly gets the tone and typing …

Mars 'X-ray' gravity maps reveal how its crust has changed

Our lust for Martian knowledge (and travel) isn't showing any signs of stopping and now we've gotten a look <i>inside</i> the planet thanks to new X-ray-like gravity maps. NASA says that it now has a better idea of where to land its spacecraft thanks to the new data. The gravity map also rocks a resolution …

Risk of multiple tipping points should be triggering urgent action on climate change

To avoid multiple climate tipping points, policy makers need to act now to stop global CO2 emissions by 2050 and meet the Paris Agreement's goal of …

Research

What the Most Successful Startups Have in Common

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

How to build and use a basic Android app for your business

There was a time in the early days of the internet when not every business had a website. Back then, you would often read articles attempting to convince business owners to invest in their ‘online presence’ and get with the times. Sure the articles were normally written by web developers and may …

Apps

Robot war: Rise of the machines? » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

<b>It’s a common theme in science fiction – machines rising up against their human masters.</b><p>But it could be a real threat, warn researchers at the recent …

Removing worn-out cells makes mice live longer and prosper

Killing worn-out cells helps middle-aged mice live longer, healthier lives, a new study suggests.<p>Removing those worn-out or “senescent” cells …

Anti-aging

Google’s Go Victory Shows AI Thinking Can Be Unpredictable, And That’s A Concern

Humans have been taking a beating from computers lately. The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google’s AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) …

Artificial Intelligence

Face2Face: Scientists invent futuristic face capture that makes celebrities say anything you like

Computer scientists from Germany and the US have invented a new futuristic face capture technology that can map a user's facial expressions in …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

LIGO

CERN: The Beast is Awakening From It’s Hibernation For the Biggest Year Yet

A Hot Robot Says It Wants To Destroy Humanity So It's Been Nice Knowing You

Say hello to your new overlord.<p>Sophia can understand speech and remember interactions, and is built with eyes that can actually see and record activity. And in case you're wondering, her ~lewk~ was inspired by Audrey Hepburn and Hanson's wife, Sophia (who is not an android), according to …

GMOs haven’t delivered on their promises — or risks

Arriving home after work a few summers ago, agricultural economist Matin Qaim found several disturbing messages on his home phone. A study by Qaim …

Agriculture

Exploring the risks of artificial intelligence

“Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next ten.”<p>These words, articulated by Neil Armstrong at a speech to a joint session of Congress in 1969, fit squarely into most every decade since the turn of the century, and it seems to …

Artificial Intelligence

'Hacktivists,' bored teens or both? Anonymous targets Japan

TOKYO -- The computer wizards who belong to the group known as Anonymous -- a loose global alliance of hackers who wreak cyberhavoc on their enemies …

Top 15 Amazing Cool Gadgets and Devices for your Windows Laptop

USB (Universal Serial Bus) is the primary way to connect gadgets and devices to our computer. In this post, we make a list of some cool gadgets and …

Flying drone can stay hidden underwater for months

Research prototype can survive hundreds of feet below the water<p>Researchers from John Hopkins University have developed a prototype drone that's just as happy in the water as it is in the air. The submersible quadcopter is designed to launch from an underwater station or vehicle (like a submarine, …

Drones