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Are Humans Hardwired to Detect Snakes?

The “snake detection theory” holds that snakes played a significant role in the evolution of humans and other primates. They molded our brains, …

The Extreme Measures One Man Took To Learn About Online Tracking

Curtis Wallen spent 10 Bitcoin and six months scouring the deep Web for enough details to create an entire new person. His project raises questions about anonymity, identity, and privacy.<p>Aaron Brown has scruffy brown hair, a thin mustache-goatee combo, and one of those mouths that rests in a frown. …

Privacy

Is there a technological fix for racism? These scientists say yes.

Playing videogame or virtual reality avatars whose race is different from yours could reduce your racial biases, according to a new study. Now, …

7 Totally Unexpected Outcomes That Could Follow the Singularity

By definition, the Technological Singularity is a blind spot in our predictive thinking. Futurists have a hard time imagining what life will be like …

Singularity

How to freeze water in about half a second

Consider this your first class in ice wizardy 101.<p>In the video up top, Grant Thompson of The King of Random demonstrates to transform water to ice in …

What would happen if Superman punched you in the face?

We did love the superhuman-on-superhuman violence in <i>Man of Steel</i>, but what if Superman were to launch his solar-powered fist at an ordinary human …

Breakthrough research suggests simple ways to reverse chronic pain

People who suffer from chronic pain often feel like the experience dominates their lives, and changes them profoundly. Now, a group of pain …

Could You Actually Build BioShock Infinite’s Floating City in Real Life?

<b>By Kyle Hill.</b> The craziest part of BioShock Infinite isn’t the idea of combining a first-person shooter with jingoism, religious purity, and intense …

Can Music Be More Effective Than Drugs?

According to a new analysis of 400 published scientific papers, the old adage that “music is medicine” may literally be true. Canadian psychologists …

How Much Longer Before Our First AI Catastrophe?

What will happen in the days after the birth of the first true artificial intelligence? If things continue apace, this could prove to be the most …