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This popular 'smart pill' enhances brain function with an added benefit

In the years since, modafinil has become popular for another, off-label use: to boost a person's cognitive abilities — an effect that hadn't been thoroughly studied by scientists.<p>Now a team of researchers has reviewed the literature to find that modafinil does, in fact, increase a number of …

The Brain

50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time

50<p>Happy the Man, ‘Happy the Man’ (1977)<p>Formed in a James Madison University dorm room, Washington, D.C.-based Happy the Man recorded three venerated, …

Korea The First Country With REAL Robocops...And They're Already In Use.

Presenting the first Robocop..er..Robo-guard! A prison in South Korea became the first in the world to field test robotic prison guards, and you …

Philae and the Rosetta mission: everything you need to know about the quest to catch a comet

What is the Rosetta mission?<p>Rosetta is a ground-breaking £1 billion mission launched in 2004 to chase, orbit, and land on a comet. It's coming to an end today after 13 years.<p>The spacecraft spent 10 years chasing comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko almost 500 million miles from Earth, before landing a …

NASA, IBM Team For Worldwide Space App Hackathon

What happens when NASA gets together with IBM’s Bluemix cloud services and sponsors a worldwide hackathon? They hope to challenge participants to build apps that help solve issues around space exploration and earthly problems too.<p>The ambitious event, called The Space App Challenge, is taking place …

Hit it and quit it: 11 bands that split just as they were becoming successful

Throughout music history there are numerous tales of bands that teetered on the verge of separation until a sudden burst of success made the grueling …

Bands

Yayoi Kusama nabs top spot as world's most popular artist

Who is the most in-demand artist of this day and age? Gerhard Richter? Richard Prince? Sorry, old white males; it's Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, famous for her polka-dot creations and collaborating with Louis Vuitton. The 86 year old has been named the most popular living artist today by the <i>Art</i> …

Louis Vuitton

Amazingly Intricate Laser-Cut Wood Relief Sculptures by Gabriel Schama

Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates incredibly intricate, densely layered wood relief sculptures using thin, laser-cut pieces of mahogany plywood. He starts with a vector illustration that is sent to a laser cutter. Lasers carve designs into 1/8-inch sheets of plywood, which are then glued …

Sculpture

Gorgeously Surreal Sculptures Intricately Fuse Animals with Nature

Artist Ellen Jewett fuses plants, animals, and man-made devices to create fantastical portraits of animals. These hand-crafted hybrids, which she refers to as “natural history surrealist sculpture,” mimic the bodies of the creatures, but they deviate from the norm in usual ways. A rabbit's fur is …

Art

Hubble Space Telescope’s Most Breathtaking Images of the Universe

In early April, publisher Taschen will be releasing a new book that collects the most breathtaking images of deep space taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. It's been 25 years since Hubble first launched into low-earth orbit and it remains operational today. It can take extremely high-resolution …

Telescopes

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Ex Machina Review: Finally, an Artificial Intelligence Movie with Some Brains

Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson may be headed for the big spectacle of Star Wars, but their first sci-fi collaboration is refreshingly small and smart.<p>After a recent run of overly-hyped, but ultimately disappointing sci-fi efforts, fans of the genre finally have something worth getting excited …

40 years and counting: the team behind Voyager’s space odyssey

On a chilly March morning, Steve Howard, aged 65, is at work in his office on the northern edge of Pasadena, California. Two computer screens are squeezed on to his corner desk along with family photos, a tissue box and tins of Altoids Curiously Strong Peppermints. The office is in a quiet business …

Space

Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels

Can Robots Rock? Listen To Music By A Dozen Different All-Robot Bands

From Renaissance-era automata to the latest mechanical metal bands cooked up in robotics labs, humans have been fascinated by robots playing music. …

The more inept you are the smarter you think you are

Psychologists have shown humans are poor judges of their own abilities, from sense of humour to grammar. Those worst at it are the worst judges of all.<p>You're pretty smart right? Clever, and funny too. Of course you are, just like me. But wouldn't it be terrible if we were mistaken? Psychologists …

Introducing: DAVIDIAN

21 year-old producer, DAVIDIAN, of Nottingham, England is taking house music to new heights.<p>My first encounter with this wunderkind was his cleverly …

Synthesizers

Hollywood film producer confirms he was Israeli spy

Arnon Milchan claims other big Hollywood names were connected to his covert affairs<p>Stories about Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan's alleged double life have been circulating for years.<p>Now, the Israeli businessman behind hits like "Pretty Woman," "Fight Club" and "L.A. Confidential" has finally come …

How the man who inspired 'Memento' changed our understanding of memory

Henry Gustave Molaison was a man who couldn't make memories. Better known to neuroscientists as "HM", the late Molaison suffered from seizures as a young man and struggled to lead a normal life, but things took a dramatic shift after he received a lobotomy in August 1953. Doctors removed large …

Finding God In The Brain

Medically speaking, it was just brain surgery. But for some patients, it was a spiritual reawakening.<p>Researchers report in a new study today that …

Brain decoding: how scientists can read your mind – video

This animation shows how researchers are learning how to decode what someone is thinking from an MRI scan of their brain, by identifying subtle patterns of activity associated with viewing particular images. The brain-decoding technology can already provide crude reconstructions of what a subject …

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

A new digital ecology is evolving, and humans are being left behind

Incomprehensible computer behaviors have evolved out of high-frequency stock trading, and humans aren't sure why. Eventually, it could start …

Trading

Robo-Maggots Will Munch Through Brain Tumors

Gross, but great for minimally invasive surgery.<p>Creepy, crawly maggots might be making their way into people's brains. Robot maggots, that is. Inspired by a TV show where plastic surgeons use maggots to eat away dead tissue, neurosurgeon J. Marc Simard of the University of Maryland School of …

The Unexpected Places Where Artificial Intelligence Will Emerge

We often imagine that artificial intelligence will be created by mad engineers who build a big box that starts thinking. But is that really how would …

The real reason women are leaving Wall Street

In my first job on Wall Street in 1982, I shared an office with the assistant to the top auto industry analyst, Maryann Keller. Our workspace was across the hall from hers, and I could watch and hear her through the glass. She never rested. From before I came in until after I left, Keller worked …