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NASA's A.I. Discovers a Second Solar System With 8 Planets, Just Like Ours
December 14th, 2017, 04:18 PM

A machine learning algorithm has shown it can discover planets from weak signals overlooked in the Kepler spacecraft’s database.



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The Amazing Brain: Amputee Monkeys Mentally Control Robotic Arms
December 14th, 2017, 04:18 PM

A new study from the University of Chicago shows that monkey brains can control and adapt to robotic limbs.



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How Clever Is It to Dismiss IQ Tests?
December 14th, 2017, 04:18 PM
‘IQ tests just measure how good you are at doing IQ tests.’ This is the argument that is almost always made when intelligence-testing is mentioned. It’s often promoted by people who are, otherwise, highly scientifically literate. You wouldn’t catch them arguing that climate change is a myth or that ...

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Airbus Draws Christmas Tree in Skies Over Germany
December 14th, 2017, 04:18 PM

Possibly the biggest Christmas tree in the history of ever



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10 Schools of Philosophy and Why You Should Know Them
December 14th, 2017, 04:18 PM

There are many famous schools of thought that you have probably heard of, but did you hear the truth or just get a caricature of the idea? 



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Ultrafast Holographic Printer Creates 3D Objects in Mere Seconds
December 14th, 2017, 04:18 PM

Rather than one layer at a time, this method creates an entire object all at once, using lasers.



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A Bot Wrote a New Harry Potter Chapter, and It Is Utterly Crazy
December 14th, 2017, 04:18 PM

A predictive-keyboard app has just written an utterly crazy new Harry Potter chapter and the internet loves it.



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When Narwhals Encounter Humans, Terror Pushes Them to the Limit
December 13th, 2017, 04:18 PM

A new study finds that narwhals race dive deep with their hearts barely beating as they escape humans.



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Why Elon Musk Agrees with Trump's Space Policy
December 13th, 2017, 04:18 PM

Elon Musk expresses some support for President Trump's new space plans.



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Even If Genes Affect Intelligence, We Can’t Engineer Cleverness
December 13th, 2017, 04:18 PM
First, let me tell you how smart I am. So smart. My fifth-grade teacher said I was gifted in mathematics and, looking back, I have to admit that she was right. I’ve properly grasped the character of metaphysics as trope nominalism, and I can tell you that time exists, but that it can’t be ...

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A Teen Finally Makes Relativity and Reference Frames Understandable
December 13th, 2017, 04:18 PM

A student’s award-winning explanation of relativity and reference frames is the best one yet.



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Why China Isn't Taking America's Garbage Anymore—Literally
December 13th, 2017, 04:18 PM

China's expanding middle class is changing the world. The results are a global recycling dilemma.



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Humans Have Been Drinking Wine for 8,000 Years
December 12th, 2017, 04:18 PM

Archaeological evidence in the Republic of Georgia pushes back wine's earliest appearance nearly a millennia. 



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Decriminalising Sex Work Is Better for Everyone
December 12th, 2017, 04:18 PM
Amnesty International and The Economist are very different organisations, but they have reached similar conclusions on policies regarding sex markets. Last August, the International Council of Amnesty International decided to back the complete decriminalisation of prostitution.  Decriminalising ...

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Teen Use of Marijuana May Lead to Bipolar-Like Symptoms Later on in Life
December 12th, 2017, 04:18 PM

Marijuana use may help clinicians better identify those vulnerable to bipolar disorder and help them to develop better intervention methods.



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Why Highly Intelligent People Suffer More Mental and Physical Disorders
December 12th, 2017, 04:18 PM

Your brain's heightened sensitivity can make you perceptive and creative. But it's a double-edged sword, researchers find.



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Is Now the Right Time to Invest in Bitcoin, or Should You Stay Away?
December 12th, 2017, 04:18 PM

The cryptocurrency bitcoin has been surging in the stock market. How does bitcoin work and will its success last?



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Why Jerusalem Was Supposed to Be an International City
December 11th, 2017, 04:18 PM

A 1947 U.N. resolution called for Jerusalem to be an international city.



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How the Brain Keeps Time
December 11th, 2017, 04:18 PM
Neuroscientists discover networks of neurons that stretch or compress their activity to control timing Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Timing is critical for playing a musical instrument, swinging a baseball bat, and many other activities. Neuroscientists have come up with several models of ...

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How the Keto Diet—Even Without Exercise—Slays the Opposition
December 11th, 2017, 04:18 PM

An American research team wanted to know which combination of diet and exercise has the most beneficial results on metabolic syndrome in 10 weeks.



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