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Does Language Shape What We See?

At this very moment, your eyes and brain are performing an astounding series of coordinated operations.<p>Light rays from the screen are hitting your retina, the sheet of light-sensitive cells that lines the back wall of each of your eyes. Those cells, in turn, are converting light into electrical …

Chomsky: The U.S. behaves nothing like a democracy

The MIT professor lays out how the majority of U.S. policies are opposed to what wide swaths of the public want<p>I'd like to comment on topics that I think should regularly be on the front pages but are not -- and in many crucial cases are scarcely mentioned at all or are presented in ways that seem …

Electric roads to the Hyperloop: Our Jetsons future starts now

As we geek out over the Hyperloop, a South Korean city launches something amazing: A road that can charge vehicles<p>This was the rare week when an innovative transportation scheme captivated America's imagination. After months of expectation, on Monday Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Hyperloop, a …

Email is killing us: Reclaim your mind from technology

The world is a more distracting place than ever — but it’s possible to win your attention span back. Here’s how<p>On the western edge of the ancient city of Kyoto, Japan, on the slope of Mount Arashiyama (literally “Stormy Moun­tain”), stands the Iwatayama Monkey Park. The park has winding paths and …

Sustainable seafood is a fantasy

Being a responsible fish eater is much more difficult than it appears<p>Consumers have proven that they can hear about the horrific factory farms and still eat chicken for dinner. Personally, I find it hard to feel sympathy for animals, but I became a vegetarian after seeing enough evidence of the …

Google went down today. The Internet went bananas.

We wouldn’t normally write about a mere few minutes in down time, but when it’s Google, it’s notable.<p>Google.com, Google’s search product (you may have heard of) went down between 23:52 and 23:57 BST according to Search Engine Land. Not since 2009 has Google Search experienced any downtime.<p>What’s …

Is Voyager 1 really out of the solar system?

Scientists split over whether Nasa probe has finally left the solar system after 36 years<p>It's 36 years since Voyager 1 was dispatched in 1977 on a mission to send back images of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere and volcanic eruptions on one of its moons, Io. Then it was due to travel on to Saturn to …