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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...
Bad things happen to everyone. But how we react to the bad things in life reveals a lot about our brains. It might be obvious, but people who are happier are better able to regulate their emotions when dealing with unpleasant events. How? There are a few theories. One...
Struggling to focus? Having sleepless nights? Not able to form new ideas and create new concepts? You’re stressed-out and as science has now found that it's altering the size of your brain. As a result, you are becoming incapable of performing at your best....
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Health & Psychology
How does the popular new drug Ayahuasca affect your brain?
By Jonathan Psenka Food allergies result when your immune system mistakes a food you've eaten for an invader. Instead of digesting the food and using it as nourishment, your body launches an attack, which can lead to symptoms that range from mildly unpleasant to...
Avoiding sun exposure may cause an increase in vitamin D deficiency so dangerous that it is comparable to smoking.
Bill Nye once thought of GMO foods as ethically hazardous, but with thorough industry regulations and growing food pressures, he’s come to embrace the genetic mutants on our plates.
As urban populations continue to rise, innovators are looking beyond traditional farming as a way to feed everyone while having less impact on our land and water resources. Vertical farming is one solution that’s been implemented around the world.
Agricultural methods pose some of the biggest challenges.
Perovskites are materials used in batteries, fuel cells, and electronic components, and occur in nature as minerals. Despite their important role in technology, little is known about the reactivity of their surfaces. Professor Ulrike Diebold's team at TU Wien (Vienna)...
See the amazing result, that happens when you pour molten Aluminum into Polymer water balls.
Black holes. Lets talk about them.
There are cosmic snipers firing at random into the unvierse. What are they and what happens if they hit us?
For the first time in history, the U.S. government has approved a private company’s plans to visit the moon.
This video is about the orbital mechanics of why it’s so hard to crash into the sun – the energy it takes to get there is astoundingly high, compared with leaving the solar system.
In China, savvy entrepreneurs are making millions a year by mining bitcoin. Danny Vincent visited one of the world’s biggest facilities of its kind to film the activity and people within.
GE Global Research is testing a desk-size turbine that could power a small town of about 10,000 homes. As technology advances, devices of all kind tend to get smaller. The desk-size turbine invented by GE Global Research is no exception. According to MIT Technology...
Remember the last time you used your phone and it left a nice warm spot on your face? – Is that causing cancer?