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The illusion of sleep and the advertising invasion of dreams

Imagine this scenario. You are planning to buy a new car, conducting your research, browsing car websites, visiting showrooms, and even test driving a few cars. ?Every time you open your internet browser, you get a pop up ad from a car dealer or from one of your favourite car brands. However, you are still undecided. Show More Summary

Making computers more brain-like: Stanford researchers create first artificial synapse

Centuries of evolution have made the human brain the most power efficient machine in existence.  Despite the fact that the human brain only generates enough electricity to power a LED light, it can move information at a speed of 268 mph and has a storage space that is estimated to be close to 2.5 petabytes (2.5 million gigabytes). Show More Summary

Achieve vertigo with virtual reality art

Slowly you make the first steps forward in a dense forest. With every move, you feel the moss like a soft carpet under your feet. You smell the freshness of the trees and feel the moisture of the plants make little drops of water on your skin. Show More Summary

Fat converted to stem cells to save the sick

Ever worried about being obese? Do you ever feel guilty about that all those late night snack runs, or the time you skipped the gym? What if you were actually saving lives with those poor decisions? What if that beer belly you constantly...Show More Summary

Exercising Without Sweating? Yes, please!

The summer is so hot and sticky, why would we want to sweat even more by exercising? Or is it just me who thinks like that? Regardless, humidity, sweat and clothes sticking to our bodies as we move make exercise seem rather uncomfortable. Show More Summary

Am I Talented Enough?

You have big artistic aspirations. Knowing what and who to ask can help make your vision a reality, with some fine-tuning.

Changing Careers or Changing Art?

Is a Bachelor/Master of Fine Arts worth it?    With everything online, where do we draw the line? We’ve already seen free university courses available on the Internet, including free art classes as well. Since these learning resources...Show More Summary

The Creepy Appeal of the Bad Guy Narrator

When the bad guy pops into your head and demands a novel, what can you do? That's easy. You write from the point of view of a narcissist.

Pursuing immortality: why “cyborgs” are the species of the future

Technology has come quite a long way to be where it is today. In fact, to put things into perspective, take out your smartphone and visually dissect it for a moment. Notice its weight, its interface, its design and the fact that it can fit snugly in your pocket or comfortably in the palm of your hand. Show More Summary

Snake-inspired skin: the future of sensory prosthetics

The field of prosthetics is a niche, yet integral component, in showing how technology can increase the quality of life of those around us. Whilst amputees may not represent the majority of the general populace, they are reaping theShow More Summary

Could a new development in antibody therapy change the way we treat HIV?

According to WHO, there are approximately 36.7 million people living with HIV across the globe. This virus accounts for 1.1 million deaths per year, but despite billions of dollars and decades of research, there is still no cure or vaccine. Show More Summary

The Art of Deliberate Daydreaming

If you work within a company, deliberate daydreaming makes you both dangerous and indispensable.

Privacy may soon be obsolete—but at what cost?

Digital technology has allowed us the ease and comfort of getting what we want almost instantaneously. All we have to do is go online and gain access to endless services, downloadable content, and a multitude of social media platforms. Of...Show More Summary

Defining the value of art only gets harder

No two people can look at a work of art and think about it in the same way. We all have our own interpretations about what's good art and bad art, what's innovative and what's unoriginal, what's valuable and what worthless. Despite that,...Show More Summary

Parkinson's disease affected by the human gut microbiome

New research can now add to the age-old adage: You are what you eat. But in this case, you are also what helps you eat, i.e. the bacteria in your gut/stomach.      Recent mounting evidence shows that our gut health and composition impacts our neurological health. Show More Summary

The science behind hunger

The science behind hunger, desire, and overweight  The world seems to be at a paradoxical crossroad on the issue of hunger. On the one hand, almost 800 million people or a whopping 10% of the world's population are facing severe hunger and undernourishment. Show More Summary

The Science of the Daydreaming Paradox for Innovation

Most people aren’t trained to daydream on purpose. That’s where the art of deliberate daydreaming comes in and where science is catching up with the wisdom.

Living to 1000 years old to become a reality

Research is beginning to support the notion that aging is a disease rather than a natural part of life. This is encouraging anti-aging researchers to boost their efforts in "curing" aging. And if they succeed, humans could be livingShow More Summary

Scientists find safe way of tanning skin

With the summer heat settling in, many are heading to the beaches and poolsides to soak up the sun's rays, all in an effort get their golden tans. In the winter, many of these same people will resort to artificial tanning beds in the hopes of maintaining these tans year-round. Show More Summary

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