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Can We Create Totally New Life In The Lab?

08/19/14See Comments

Creating completely novel lifeforms would be a big boon to both the study of origins of life on Earth and the search for life on...[Read More]

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Facebook And Social Science: How To Thin Friends And Influence People

08/18/14See Comments

Your social network has more of an influence on you than you might think. In this clip from “Go Figure,” a program from the Big...[Read More]

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How Color Tricks The Eye And Brain

08/18/14See Comments

There’s more to the colors we see than what meets our eyes; thanks to the quirky nature of perception, colors seen in context with other...[Read More]

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Do Predictive Algorithms Allow For Free Will?

08/14/14See Comments

If we can predict things with math, what’s the role of human free will? Does free will even count when you are dealing with massive...[Read More]

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James Cameron’s 3D Journey to the Bottom of the Sea

08/09/14See Comments

On March 26th, 2012, the neon green submersible Deepsea Challenger reached the deepest part of Earth’s seabed, 35,800 feet below sea level in the Mariana...[Read More]

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Your Life By The Numbers: Watch Go Figure’

08/07/14See Comments

There is a massive amount of data underlying every Google search, OKCupid date, and Netflix recommendation, and even the items and prices you see at...[Read More]

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Could Phasers and Tricorders Happen? Star Trek Science

07/31/14See Comments

In honor of the Trekkies (or Trekkers, depending on preference) beaming into Las Vegas convention centers this weekend, check out physicist Lawrence Krauss discussing the practical...[Read More]

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How Our Brains Twist Time: Watch ‘The Deceptive Watchman’

07/25/14See Comments

A second doesn’t always feel like a second—time can seem to slow down if you’re riding a death-defying rollercoaster, or speed up while you’re having...[Read More]

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What The Mind Hungers For: Watch ‘The Craving Brain’

07/24/14See Comments

When we try to get rid of a bad habit, whether it involves food or drugs or gambling, it often seems like we’re fighting ourselves...[Read More]

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Where Were You When Apollo 11 Landed On The Moon?

07/17/14See Comments

On Sunday, July 20, it will be exactly 45 years since Neil Armstrong took the first step on the moon. Then and now, the mission...[Read More]