Sebastian Stout

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Researchers Used Rideshare Service To Test a Stingray-Detecting Device

Researchers at the University of Washington are developing tech to detect the use of a controversial device used by law enforcement to track and …

Are Cats Responsible for 'Cat Ladies'?

We all know that person. Her Instagram is covered with more pictures of feline friends than human companions. Not an insignificant number of these …

Why Donald Trump Could Benefit From LSD Therapy

Source: Joe Seer/Shutterstock<p>It’s no secret that Donald Trump is an egomaniac. That's pretty much a bipartisan belief. He’s been called a narcissist …

Consciousness

A little cannabis every day might keep brain ageing at bay

In some cultures, it’s traditional for elders to smoke grass, a practice said to help them pass on tribal knowledge. It turns out that they might …

A 130,000-Year-Old Mastodon Threatens to Upend Human History

In 1993, construction workers building a new freeway in San Diego made a fantastic discovery. A backhoe operator scraped up a fossil, and scientists …

Just a Pair of These $11 Radio Gadgets Can Steal a Car

For years, automakers and hackers have known about a clever attack that spoofs the signal from a wireless car key fob to open a vehicle's doors, and …

Automotive Industry

Umbilical cord blood could slow brain's ageing, study suggests

Scientists hope protein infusion which rejuvenated brains of aged mice could combat mental decline in older people<p>Scientists have reversed memory and learning problems in aged mice with infusions of a protein found in human umbilical cord blood.<p>The striking results have raised hopes for a treatment …

Alzheimer's Disease

Can a Difficult Childhood Enhance Cognition?

Poverty tends to dampen test scores, but new research suggests people with hard upbringings can sometimes outperform their more-privileged peers.<p>Hard childhoods seem to not only rob children of material joys, but also of brain power. Children who grow up poor tend to score worse on tests of memory, …

Psychology

Don’t hold your breath: pot in Canada 2017-04-12 | Espresso

Apr 11th 2017<p>Continue reading today's edition<p>Download the app here. Five stories, five days a week, straight to your iPhone or Android smartphone.

Canada

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Google's Dueling Neural Networks Spar to Get Smarter, No Humans Required

The day Richard Feynman died, the blackboard in his classroom read: "What I cannot create, I do not understand."<p>When Ian Goodfellow explains the …

Every Kid Can Enjoy a Day at the Waterpark With This Air-Powered Wheelchair

Most electric wheelchairs and mobility devices can easily shrug off a little rain, but on the whole, they really don’t mix well with water. So …

Water Parks

Warfare helps explain why American welfare is different

THE House Republicans’ health-care plan, the American Health Care Act, may, if enacted, leave 24m Americans without coverage, in the judgment of the …

Health Care

We Asked Young People What It's Like to Date While Anxious and Depressed

"I convince myself that I can't open up to people because there's definitely a stigma."<p>Dating with a mental illness can really fucking suck. Stigmas abound, and often make otherwise promising prospects turn cold.<p>Guy A. Boysen, associate professor of psychology at McKendree University, recently …

Relationships

National Corruption Breeds Personal Dishonesty

One bad apple spoils the barrel, so the saying goes. But what if the barrel itself is rotten?<p>A number of studies have shown that seeing a peer behave …

Psychology

Twitter Sues the Government to Block the Unmasking of an Account Critical of Trump

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter sued the federal government on Thursday to block the unmasking of an anonymous account that has posted messages critical of the Trump administration and has claimed to have ties to a government agency.<p>The suit sets up a potential confrontation between the Trump …

Social Media

The entire coal industry employs fewer people than Arby’s

“My action today is the latest in a series of steps to create American jobs and to grow American wealth,” President Trump said earlier this week before a group of coal miners.<p>Trump was announcing the rollback of several Obama-era environmental regulations that would have affected industries such as …

Fossil Fuels

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Is Trump Dragging Down the European Far-Right?

Worse-than-expected results for the Netherlands’s Geert Wilders are only the latest sign that the American president’s poor standing is harming politicians aligned with him.<p>Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election in November was heralded as the latest in a series of triumphs for …

Donald Trump

Trump Reverses Obama-Era Protections on Student Debt

This clears the way for debt agencies to charge higher fees on overdue loans.<p>According to a Tuesday analysis from the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), millions of Americans have fallen behind on their student loans. The data, obtained from the U.S. Department of Education, reveals 42.4 million …

Higher Education

A DNA computer has a trillion siblings and replicates itself to make a decision

Think of a computer.<p>You’re probably imagining a smartphone or laptop, or even one of Google or Amazon’s huge server buildings if you’re in the know about the physical internet.<p>Those modern computers serve us well, but in the future, the word “computer” may conjure images of something much …

Biochemistry

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If Trump Fans Love Freedom, They Should Love Net Neutrality

Imagine a world where Comcast slows video streaming from Fox News's website to a pixelated crawl while boosting Rachel Maddow—who happens to star on …

Free Data Isn't Free

On Thursday, Verizon proudly announced that it would begin offering “data-free streaming,” joining a growing number of carriers that are letting …

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DARPA’s Brain Chip Implants Could Be the Next Big Mental Health Breakthrough—Or a Total Disaster

<i>How did a Massachusetts woman end up with two electrodes implanted into her brain? Why is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency developing a</i> …

'House Of Cards' Creator Asks Twitter To Remove Donald Trump's Account

“House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon has had it with Donald Trump’s tweets. So much so that the creator of Netflix’s White House drama pleaded with Twitter on Saturday to delete the president’s accounts.<p>In a series of pointed tweets of his own, Willimon charged that Trump’s Twitter presence poses …

Hawaii Had More Snow This Week Than Denver Or Chicago Has Had All Year

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning in Hawaii this week. While that may sound peculiar, it’s not all that extraordinary. It snows nearly every year on the Big Island’s tallest mountains, where the warning was issued.<p>But during that blizzard, which lasted late Tuesday to early …

Mauna Kea

Scientists Can Now Store Digital Data in DNA With 100 Percent Accuracy

When CDs and USBs just won’t cut it.<p>All the digital data we're creating—44 trillion gigabytes by 2020—has to go somewhere. The "where" of the near future, many researchers believe, will be on DNA strands, which can store thousands more gigabytes than the best iPhone on the market. Millions of years …

Genetics