Electronic implants may offer hope to patients with brain damage
An average of 10 or more photos of a person is easier to match up with a face seen in real life than is any individual photograph of the person. Steve Mirsky reports. Get a free audiobook at www.audible.com/science
Deep-brain stimulation "jump-starts" a man's brain six years after he suffered a severe head trauma
As the nation braces for an active hurricane season, private insurers jump ship, leaving federal and state governments liable for ever increasing payouts
After a recent spate of school shootings, researchers are analyzing the malignant fantasies of young assassins for warning signs that could help prevent future tragedies
King me! Top computer scientist proves perfect play leads to draw, recounts battle for world championship, gets kinged
In a post-9/11 world, where security demands are high, personal privacy does not have to be sacrificed, says computer scientist Latanya Sweeney, who discusses a few ways to save it.
In this episode, Brian Wansink, eating behaviorist and director of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, talks about "Mindless Eating" habits; and Doug Lane, who was once a youngster on the Mr. Wizard TV series, remembers his time with the late Don Herbert. Plus we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news. Websites mentioned on this episode include www.mindlesseating.org; www.mrwizardstudios.com
In this episode, biologist, ecologist and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jared Diamond discusses the environmental state of the world and the relationship between the environment and economics and politics in remarks at a recent benefit for the organization Conservation International. We'll also hear from CI's president, Russell Mittermeier. Plus we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news. Websites mentioned on this episode include www.conservation.org
Knowing how to count lets kindergartners do arithmetic before they learn its rules
Gambling may offer a way to test conscious awareness without disturbing it
Study finds increased social interaction of urban life fuels leads to a more productive populace
Research explores when we can make a vital decision quickly and when we need to proceed more deliberately
Patients with damage to the prefrontal cortex adopt a utilitarian policy when making difficult moral judgments
Quantum computing company banks on a long-shot form of quantum computing
New research suggests that placing a wager could illuminate whether a person has made a conscious decision
Researchers are trying to teach computers to understand the meaning of human language by providing the computers with the information in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.
Computerized systems for labeling photos should save digital image uploaders a lot of time, and cause many more pictures to be found during web image searches.