Category: Life

What If We Merge Human and Machine ?

What If We Merge Human and Machine ?

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO said on Monday that humans need to merge with machines to become a sort of cyborg. Musk explained what he meant by saying that computers can communicate at “a trillion bits...

Daniel Dennett Dissects a Bad Thought Experiment

Daniel Dennett Dissects a Bad Thought Experiment

Scientists and philosophers like to think that they’re very sober, rational people who are above the need to advertise. And yet, if you look closely you’ll see that they often go to great lengths...

Dispute Erupts Over the Limits of the Human Lifespan

Dispute Erupts Over the Limits of the Human Lifespan

Last fall, a new scientific paper made waves by declaring that the human lifespan has a fixed endpoint. It would be almost impossible, the researchers said, for humans to live much longer than 115 years. The...

In one year, drug overdoses killed more Americans than the entire Vietnam War did

In one year, drug overdoses killed more Americans than the entire Vietnam War did

More Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016 than died in the entirety of the Vietnam War — the result of the US’s opioid epidemic. That’s one takeaway from a new report by Josh...

Motherhood changes your brain to connect better with newborn

Motherhood changes your brain to connect better with newborn

After having a baby, the mums showed shrinking in some areas of the brain, changes not seen in any of the other groups. It may seem counter-intuitive that brain areas important for empathy shrunk...

Creating ‘leaks’ in blood vessels could aid in drug delivery

Creating ‘leaks’ in blood vessels could aid in drug delivery

Gang Bao, a bioengineer at Rice University, and collaborators at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology report using magnets to help iron-oxide nanoparticles invade endothelial cells both in the lab and in...

Our Story in 6 Minutes

Our Story in 6 Minutes

I have compressed billions of years into 6 minutes. This is our story as revealed by science.