Reverse Engineering the Brain: Why and How We’re Doing It

Reverse engineering the brain isn’t easy, but scientists at IARPA are using it to understand how the brain works in an attempt to make computers think like humans. How exactly…

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Follow NASA’s Curiosity Rover, Roving Around Mars

Mars may be the Earth’s closest interstellar neighbor, other than the Moon, but human astronauts haven’t made it to the surface of the red planet quite yet. Instead, NASA has…

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Practical Alternatives to Fossil Fuels for Cleaner Energy Consumption

We’ve been using fossil fuels to run factories, heat homes and power vehicles since the early 19th century. While it’s brought us through various industrial revolutions, it is a finite…

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3 Positive Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is a hot-button topic these days, with everyone from politicians to elementary school students demanding something be done to reverse climate change. Everyone is talking about why the…

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What Are The Causes of Sleep Deprivation?

Sleep deprivation is a condition that occurs when you don’t receive enough sleep. The amount of sleep you need each night varies from person to person but typically falls between…

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What It’s Like For Women in Data Science

Women make up roughly half of the planetary population, and as such, half of the global workforce. Why, then, are there so few women in data science and related fields?…

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Why Is There So Much Gender Inequality in STEM Fields?

The gender gap, especially as it pertains to salaries, is almost always in the news. In spite of some popular outlets claiming it’s a myth, in 2017, a full-time female…

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5 Benefits of Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is a hot topic these days. Many people assert that widespread adoption of it is crucial for avoiding a climate crisis. Here are five benefits of renewable energy…

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Are Test Tubes the Kitchen of the Future?

Did you know that you can use physics and chemistry to create food with remarkably unique tastes, textures, and properties? Imagine a cocktail that has been compressed into a spherical…

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The Long-Foretold Dark Side of Wearable Technology

The downsides of technological progress have been well documented in science fiction stories for more than a hundred years now. So why does it feel like we can’t recognize some…

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