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A UK woman has an extra cone cell in her eyes and can see more colors

Most people are trichromats. Most animals are dichromats. In some rare cases some women might be a tetrachromats. Okay, I see you have lost me. I’ll teach you what I myself have just learned. We see color because of specialized nerve cells in the retina called cones,...

Health & Psychology

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What alcohol really does to your brain and body

There is no recreational drug more widely celebrated than alcohol. And many people enjoy it—it helps us become happier, less wound up, friendlier, and before long we’re drinking another and another. Alcohol does this by performing a number of things inside of your...

Environment

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Tesla tiny house goes on tour in a brilliant new marketing campaign

How do you make a sexy story out of clean energy? You humanize your solar energy brand by incorporating it into a home and taking that home on a road trip. Brilliant. After all, we can all relate to a home. Even if it is tiny. Tesla, Elon Musk’s clean energy company,...

Earth’s sixth mass extinction is underway, scientists warn

How would you react if you read in the news that horses are on the endangered species list? Will you be untouched by news that all dogs will be extinct by 2025? How about cats? Take a moment to think about this. Can you imagine a world with no horses, no dogs and no...

Physics

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Merging our brains with machines won’t stop the rise of the robots

Tesla chief executive and OpenAI founder Elon Musk suggested last week that humanity might stave off irrelevance from the rise of the machines by merging with the machines and becoming cyborgs. However, current trends in software-only artificial intelligence and deep...

Can Robots Take Over the World? A Renowned Expert Reveals the Truth

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates have all issued warnings about the increasing capabilities of artificial intelligence. Yet how real is the threat? Is it something we need to worry about in the short to medium term or something that's so far away that we...

Space

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Technology

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Tesla tiny house goes on tour in a brilliant new marketing campaign

How do you make a sexy story out of clean energy? You humanize your solar energy brand by incorporating it into a home and taking that home on a road trip. Brilliant. After all, we can all relate to a home. Even if it is tiny. Tesla, Elon Musk’s clean energy company,...