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23/07/2022 - 12:02
I'm standing in line at my local bakery in Paris, apologising to an incredibly confused shopkeeper. He's just asked how many pastries I...
30/10/2021 - 14:06
Behind it lies the motor cortex, responsible for planning and coordinating movement. To the sides: the temporal lobes, crucial for memory...
18/10/2021 - 12:25
The human body is covered in about two square meters of skin, but somehow even before looking you knew the precise location of the spindly...
15/09/2021 - 16:25
Conspiracy theories have long been part of American life, but they feel more urgent than ever. Innocuous notions like whether the moon...
15/11/2020 - 14:13
Muotri, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), has found some unusual ways to deploy his. He has connected...
11/11/2020 - 13:50
In Alysson Muotri’s laboratory, hundreds of miniature human brains, the size of sesame seeds, float in Petri dishes, sparking with...
09/11/2020 - 17:50
It’s as much a personal hope as a hope for civilization: If we’re already running at full capacity, we’re stuck, but what if we’re using...
30/12/2019 - 13:47
We depend on this organ to live and learn, but much about this organ still remains as mysterious to us as the inside of a black hole. Every...
09/12/2019 - 12:54
The most obvious method, which we all do from time to time, is to skim read, glancing through the text and flicking through the pages to...
29/11/2019 - 15:57
When instant answers just appear to pop into our minds, the Nobel prize-winning behavioural economist Daniel Kahneman refers to this as "...
26/11/2019 - 13:57
This normal-looking suburban couple weren’t exactly like other parents. Roy was an AI and robotics expert at MIT, Patel an eminent speech...
20/10/2019 - 13:33
Scientists have been for decades studying elements that could lead to longer or shorter lives. One study from June says fast...

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