SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
GOOGLE'S ALPHAGO PROVES ITS METTLE AGAINST A TEAM OF FIVE
In yet another historic match up, Google DeepMind's AlphoGo defeated a team made up of five of the world's best human professional Go players. The team of five, however, enjoyed observing and adapting to AlphaGo's moves.
NASA'S JUNO REPORTED BACK, AND THINGS ARE GETTING WEIRD
Juno has revealed data from its first 5 flybys of Jupiter, and scientists are surprised that much of what we believed about the planet was wrong. Juno's ultimate goal is to reveal more about planet formation and the origins of the Solar System.
WHY IS THE FLAG AT HALF-STAFF UNTIL NOON ON MEMORIAL DAY?
For 149 years, Americans have taken the last Monday in May to remember those who have died in our wars.
YOU HAVE THE POWER TO PHYSICALLY RESHAPE YOUR BRAIN
Neuroplasticity is the idea that we can shape our brains mentally and physically through controlling our stimulus. Meditation and physical exercise have been shown as two of the most effective ways of doing this.
WAGERS, CONTESTS, AND COMPETITIONS THAT INSPIRED SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGHS
The scientific community continues to debate whether the field is served better by fostering collaboration or competition. Cases can be made for both sides, but history demonstrates that a little friendly competition can sometime fuel innovations.
ADVANCES IN ROBOTICS AND 3D PRINTING COULD MAKE LIFE-SAVING ARTIFICIAL HEARTS A REALITY
Heart-related disorder treatment has undergone a renaissance in the last few decades. Scientists are now working on ways to create artificial hearts, including using robotics and 3D printing.
WATCH: WOULD A TWIN ON EARTH REALLY AGE FASTER THAN ONE TRAVELING THROUGH SPACE?
MinutePhysics explores the Twins Paradox and uses it to describe how special relativity, Lorentz transformations, and time dilation work. This quick video makes the potentially confusing concept of special relativity easy to grasp.
WHY DO MEN RUN FASTER THAN WOMEN?
Running is a sport that both men and women enjoy, whether they're racing in a 5K or a marathon, or competing for a team or their country while speeding around a track.
ELON MUSK'S NEURAL LACE COULD USE BRAIN-STIMULATING TECH TO MAKE US SMARTER
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has great potential to help those with neurological diseases. It may also help enhance humans and our intelligence, and serve as a checkpoint on the road toward Elon Musk's neural lace.
MIND-CONTROL DEVICE HELPS STROKE PATIENTS RETRAIN BRAINS TO MOVE PARALYSED HANDS
Tens of thousands of stroke patients left with disabilities have been offered new hope after scientists proved it is possible to retrain the undamaged side of the brain to move paralysed limbs.