A new study re-assesses multitasking.
Delving into the psychology of an uncommon joy.
Unwind the mind with these thought-provoking Alan Watts quotes.
These photos of scientific heroes and accomplishments inspire awe and curiosity.
A child-friendly robot demonstrates human emotions and engages children with autism in responding appropriately. MIT researchers have now developed a type of personalized machine learning that helps robots estimate the engagement and interest of each child during these interactions.
Three commercially released facial-analysis programs from major technology companies demonstrate both skin-type and gender biases, according to new research.
Is it a super-secret place for the global el33t? Or is it just a bunch of n00bs masquerading as true h4x0rs?
Some of us can adjust our moods by listening to certain types of music we know will affect us. This survey looks at the music Americans turn to for mood modification.
The Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams (MILD) was originally developed in the 1970s by the American psychophysiologist Stephen LaBerge.
To put it mildly, North Korea has had a complicated relationship with the world. In chronological order, here are five of North Korea’s most incredible plots.
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Take a moment to stop rushing, and rebel against the cult of being too busy.
The idea may have started as a joke, but it’s getting more and more serious.
Robotics is already changing how we live, shop, invest, travel, and soon, robo-caregivers will transform how we provide care. AI will deliver extraordinarily innovative services in support of our loved ones, but the use of robots to care for our children, elderly and disabled will also give rise to some very human questions.
Scientists from Harvard University claim to have created metallic hydrogen, a new metal with revolutionary potential applications.
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As driverless cars gain increasing acceptance among the public, what social values, industries, and activities will be displaced, or even made as obsolete as car ownership itself?
SONY Computer Science Labs has developed AI FlowComposer to write music.
Christina Smolke, a brilliant Stanford scientist, has engineered yeast that can produce opiates without poppies.
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"You get more joy out of the giving to others, and should put a good deal of thought into the happiness you are able to give."
And it couldn’t have done it without the heat from our world. “Cheap little rhymesA cheap little tuneAre sometimes as dangerousAs a sliver of the moon.” –Langston Hughes If you’ve ever […]