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Capturing bacteria that eat and breathe electricity

Last August, Abdelrhman Mohamed found himself hiking deep into the wilderness of Yellowstone National Park. Unlike...

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If You’re Creeped Out by Facebook, Here Are the Settings to Check

Facebook still feels pretty creepy at times. You’ll be talking about something, then an ad for that thing will...

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Apple Confirms iPhone FaceTime Eavesdropping Exploit — Here’s What To Do

Remember that giant poster that Apple put up in Las Vegas during the recent Consumer Electronics Show that stated what...

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Men and women remember pain differently

Scientists increasingly believe that one of the driving forces in chronic pain — the number one health problem in...

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Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge

A common belief among tech industry insiders is that Silicon Valley has dominated the internet because much of the...

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Wireless ‘pacemaker for the brain’ could offer new treatment for neurological disorders

A new neurostimulator developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, can listen to and stimulate...

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Video games can change your brain

Scientists have collected and summarized studies looking at how video games can shape our brains and behavior. Research...

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Why Robot Brains Need Symbols

Nowadays, the words “artificial intelligence” seem to be on practically everyone’s lips, from Elon Musk to Henry...

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How the brain decides what to learn

In order to learn about the world, an animal needs to do more than just pay attention to its surroundings. It also...

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Plot twist: Mitochondrial DNA can come from both parents

The vast majority of our DNA—the chromosomes in the nucleus of each cell—is just what you’d expect: a mix of...

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