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Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Humans could download brains on to a computer and live forever

The brain works like a complex circuit board which could be recreated on a computer<p>Humans could download their brain on to a computer and live forever inside a machine, a Cambridge neuroscientist has claimed.<p>Dr Hannah Critchlow said that if a computer could be built to recreate the 100 trillion …

14 things we learned from Greg Jenner’s history of everyday life

Why did Socrates hate sausages? Who put libraries in their bathrooms? Which men wore corsets?<p>Greg Jenner has been unearthing the more bizarre aspects of the banal while writing his new book, A Million Years in a Day: A Curious History of Everyday Life. He took to the stage of the Telegraph Tent …

Charles Dickens

How the eyes betray your thoughts

Look closer at eye movements and you can find out what’s happening inside somebody’s head, says Mo Costandi.<p>It’s sometimes said that the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, it does …

The Brain

Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

Zoology

WWII love letters tell of romance and tragedy

It was not until three years after her mother died in 1990 that DeRonda Elliott opened the suitcase containing the letters her parents exchanged during World War II.<p>Despite her mother’s urging, she had never been able to bring herself to read them. It was her parents’ private story. Her father, …

Relationships

George Orwell's Ode to Springtime

We do not think of the English novelist and essayist as a nature writer, but in fact he wrote as well—and at length—about nature as he wrote about …

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

Graphic Design

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p><i>There’s no time to lose, I heard her say Catch your dreams before they slip away.</i><p>When we sleep, wrote English psychiatrist Havelock Ellis over a hundred years ago, we enter a ‘dim and …

Literature

The ten most expensive paintings in history

Wealthy buyers in the Gulf and China have set a string of records as they have snapped up some of the world's most important artworks in recent years<p>When Pablo Picasso's masterpiece, <b>Les Femmes d’Alger, sold for $179 million (£116 million) in New York on Monday night</b>, it smashed the record for a …

This is what sunset looks like on Mars

The Curiosity rover's high-resolution camera has returned pictures of a dusty sunset on the Red Planet.<p>The Curiosity rover has been sending back data and photos since it landed on Mars nearly three years ago. Unsurprisingly, there are a lot of rocks in those images.<p>But finally, for the first time, …

Imaging

The Top 10 Rain Scenes of Film History

<i>Editor's Note:</i> <i>Cynthia Barnett is an award-winning environmental journalist who has reported on water from the Suwannee River to Singapore. She is the</i> …

9 of the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries

Whether you're a voracious reader or you haven't picked up a book since college, swoon over these spectacular libraries.<p>Bibliotheque …

Windows

Project info<p>Windows are like living being’s eyes, breaks into the building’s texture that recount the story of those who lives there or has hung out at. They sway in between the open invitation to share intimacy and the fastened banishment of a separating screen. They are like our country’s …

Software

Sunday Sundries: Literary Links from Around the Web (May 10th)

Looking for some Sunday reading? Here are some literary links from around the web that you might have missed: