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Water, oil and science in new remix …Science is attempting a duplicate scientific miracle in a new effort of turning water and its compounds into fuel. The economics and politics of oil energy easily qualify as probably the most topical issue on the planet. Show More Summary
The age of artificial intelligence and its potential sentience is dawning upon civilization at an alarming rate. Technology has always been known to grow exponentially, and the realm of AI technologies isn’t any different. With excessive growth, comes a short list of problems that are largely shrouded in mystery. Show More Summary
Interfacing our brains with computers conjures visions of either plugging into the Matrix, or running through the forests of Pandora in Avatar. Linking mind to machine has been speculated about ever since we began to understand the intricacies...Show More Summary
If we don’t take a step back periodically and become conscious of the fantasies that fuel us, we can find ourselves ferociously marching down the wrong path.
Museums have been mainstays of the cultural and public life of any city since the 18th century, offering their visitors a portal into the past; a glimpse of the products of human struggle and ingenuity and knowledge of the natural and...Show More Summary
Social media is one avenue that holds incredible power to drive change. Its success has been noted on a number of occasions. Be it Twitter or Facebook, using social platforms for spurring movement has revolutionized society in fundamental ways. Show More Summary
Imagine if you stopped talking to yourself in your head. Living with impaired language abilities changes the way we think about who we are. A first-person account illuminates.
The question of human and animal evolution Evolution has become a topic of popular and controversial debate within the last two-hundred years. Beginning with modern day examples of Colleen and Jane, we are able to see the complex ways...Show More Summary
We’ve all heard about that oft-used trope that we humans have been only using a fraction of our available brain power—that up to ninety percent of our gray matter is unused. This has led to much speculation as to how this can manifest—from...Show More Summary
The scoop ADHD is a big thing in America. It affects 3-5% of the population (way more than ten years ago!) and affects both children and adults. So, with such a problem as widespread as this, there’s bound to be a cure, no? Well, not quite. Show More Summary
The present living structure of the Great Barrier Reef has experienced four bleachings in 19 years. Bleaching occurs when water temperatures increase and the coral expels the algae living within it, draining its colour. It is the world’s...Show More Summary
Alzheimer's disease was identified about 100 years ago. However, it was just within the last 30 years that it became recognised as the leading cause of dementia and a primary cause of death. There is no cure for the disease. The treatments available only prevent, slow and stop the spread of the disease. Show More Summary
Historian Yuval Noah Harari asks an intriguing question: “What should we do with all the superfluous people, once we have highly intelligent, non-conscious algorithms that can do almost everything better than humans?" First of all, calling people superfluous is a little mean-hearted. Show More Summary
Selective breeding has drastically changed the agricultural industry over the years. For example, the corn and grains of today look nothing like it did when it shaped ancient farming civilizations. Through a very slow process, our ancestors...Show More Summary
What if you found out you had 10 years left to live? Life is short enough, but such a generalization (when it is oh-so-suddenly applied to oneself) is quite startling, not to mention frightening. But now scientists are predicting that...Show More Summary
Alzheimer’s. Parkinson’s. Huntington’s. Different diseases, all caused by the deterioration and destruction of neurons in the body. What can we do to reduce their prevalence? One of the most devastating things about these diseases is how they lack a cure. Show More Summary
Computer technology along with the internet has changed the world we live in. Mind you, that’s like saying fish need water, birds lay eggs, and fire is hot. We all know the internet has influenced how we work, relax, and even communicate. Show More Summary
Can a specialized scan of your brain tell us if you are awake and aware? If you are a nice person or a psychopath?
Young people who question everything may be born into communities that insist it is wrong to doubt their religion. Here's the story of one who got away and found his own meaning.