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NEW FIND MAY EXPLAIN HOW THE BRAIN CREATES CONSCIOUSNESS
Using a new 3D mapping method incorporating 10,000 images, researchers were able to trace the entire paths of three brain neurons they think could be linked to consciousness. Tracing a neuron completely through an entire organ is typically very difficult, so this new technique could make it easier for us to study and understand the human brain.
AN ANTI-TRUMP INCANTATION: WHAT'S IN A MAGIC SPELL?
In Shakespeare's "Macbeth," the titular character must contend with a trio of witches who predict his ascent and then his downfall.
Donald Trump may want to read up.
BREAKING: ELON MUSK AND SPACEX ARE SENDING HUMANS TO THE MOON
Yesterday, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said that his private spaceflight company would have a notable announcement today at 4pm EST (1pm GMT). It seems that humans are going back to the Moon. Here's what you need to know about this new revelation and what it means in relation to humanity's journey into the cosmos.
MIT'S SUPER-THIN WIRES ARE LEADING TO A NEW AGE IN BRAIN IMPLANTS
Researchers have developed fibers roughly 200 micrometers across that mimic the flexibility of brain tissue and can be used to manipulate electrical, chemical, or optical signals. Previous devices were specialized, so these small, all-in-one fibers could allow us to do more in neuroscience research, which could lead to breakthroughs in medical treatments and BCIs.
ELON MUSK SET TO REVEAL A BREAKING SPACEX ANNOUNCEMENT
At 4pm EST (1pm GMT), Elon Musk is going to reveal new information about his commercial spaceflight company.
TWO NEW NASA INSTITUTES WILL PREPARE US TO LIVE AWAY FROM EARTH
NASA has decided to fund two Space Technology Research Institutes (STRIs) to help prepare humanity to colonize other parts of the universe. Experts like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking agree that humanity must venture to live outside of our planet.
COULD A SPACECRAFT FLY TO THE SUN?
Humans have sent spacecraft to the moon, the red planet Mars and even distant interstellar space, but could we send a spaceship to the scorching sun?
The answer is yes, and it's happening soon.
In 2018, NASA plans to launch the Solar Probe Plus mission to the sun.
AI SYSTEM FINDS ANOTHER GAME TO DOMINATE HUMANS
Artificially intelligent gamers have a new squad member in Phillip, an AI designed to play Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. fighting game. The most remarkable aspect is that the AI taught itself how to play the game.
SEE WHAT PAST GENERATIONS THOUGHT TODAY'S CITIES WOULD LOOK LIKE
These images depict how people in the past expected Los Angeles and other cities to look in the future, with some envisioning sunken roads and others predicting towering skyscrapers. While some predictions aren't too far off, others illustrate worlds that look very different from the ones we currently inhabit.
FACTS ABOUT VENUS FLYTRAPS
Unlike most plants, Venus flytraps are carnivorous, which means they eat meat. Charles Darwin wrote in his 1875 publication, "Insectivorous Plants," that the Venus flytrap is "one of the most wonderful [plants] in the world.