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Meet the Scientists Who Want to Understand Your Brain and Manipulate Your Memories

In recent years scientists have gained the ability to identify where memories are registered in the brains...

Coding Ethics: How to Teach Robots to Be Good

Science fiction grandmaster Isaac Asimov's most famous legacy to the world may be his Three Laws of Robotics...

We Made the Infamous Brain Cake and It's Pretty Good

The grand cake artist Yolanda Gampp has quite a number of mindblowing sweet inventions on her YouTube...

Cubed, Ground, Frozen or Marinated? 4 Scientists Talk Brain Dissection Styles

Dead men don't talk, but their brains can be quite verbose. Depending on how and where one looks, dead...

Watch These Guys Torture Themselves to Explain the Science of Pain

Put chili powder in your eyes, rest your hands in a bucket full of ice and wait to receive an electrical...

Politicians Use Five Different Types of Smiles, Only One of Which Is Genuine

Politicians: Your faces matter. After the second Republican debate in September, Donald Trump's visage...

Personality Lessons You Can Learn from 'The Martian'

What would you do if you were marooned on Mars like the fictional astronaut Mark Watney in The Martian...

It Took 3000 Years Before We Finally Got Mind-Controlled Arms

The past decade has witnessed immense progress in the field of robotic limbs—the first few people to...

Light at the End of the Scalpel

In 2004, Dr. Richard Ellenbogen spent almost 20 hours operating on a 17-year-old girl with a brain tumor...

Is Your Red the Same as My Red?

Most kids ask this question at some point during their early years of curiously exploring the world,...

Your Real Sixth Sense

Close your eyes and stick your palm out in front of you. Chances are you can guide your other hand right...

Even People Who Can’t Remember Any Dreams Are Having Them, Study Confirms

The man hasn't recalled any dreams for 26 years, but his sleep is unquiet. Sometimes he speaks in French...