Vampires walk among us. But these people aren’t the stuff of nightmares – far from it actually. Just sit down for a drink with one of them and ask for yourself.
One day in October 2010, at a school in the Gaibandha district of northwest Bangladesh, a pupil noticed that the label on a packet of crackers she was eating had darkened.
Facebook is watching you, collecting data on your every interaction and feeding it to their data scientists, who are hungry for correlations.
Nearly all species of sea turtles are globally endangered, plagued by habitat loss, hunting and illegal trade.
It is 50 years since humans first encountered space – not Sputnik’s first orbit, nor Yuri Gagarin’s first spaceflight, but the first time a crew member stepped out from their spacecraft’s relative protection and immersed themselves in the cold, hostile emptiness of the vacuum.
Try to picture a time machine. You probably envisioned a tricked-out DeLorean or, perhaps, a blue, spinning phone booth, right?
The Cassini mission that has investigated Saturn since 2004 has revealed much about the giant planet and its many moons.
The NASA spacecraft Dawn has spent more than seven years traveling across the solar system to intercept the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres.
Human genetic engineering is not new; it has been going on for a long, long time — naturally. Ancient viruses are really good at inserting themselves and modifying human gene code.
You might have heard that men are wimps when it comes to pain. It can make for lighthearted argument, but in fact it’s not true.
Name a smart animal. Perhaps dogs, or dolphins, or chimpanzees came to mind. But why not goldfish, salmon, or moray eels?
We all know and love the moon. We’re so assured that we only have one that we don’t even give it a specific name.
Think you’re good at classic arcade games such as Space Invaders, Breakout and Pong? Think again. In a groundbreaking paper published yesterday in Nature, a team of researchers led by DeepMind co-founder Demis Hassabis reported developing a deep neural network that was able to learn to play such games at an expert level.
Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt, and NASA’s Dawn spacecraft will arrive there on March 6.
Eye tracking devices sound a lot more like expensive pieces of scientific research equipment than joysticks – yet if the latest announcements about the latest Assassin’s Creed game are anything to go by, eye tracking will become a commonplace feature of how we interact with computers, and particularly games.
This article was originally published on The Conversation. I have always been in awe of the night sky, trying to comprehend the vastness of space and the countless wonders it contains.
I was seduced by infinity at an early age. Georg Cantor’s diagonality proof that some infinities are bigger than others mesmerized me, and his infinite hierarchy of infinities blew my mind.
Gold is a modern expression of love, and every Valentine’s Day thousands of shoppers browse boutique windows full of the stuff.
“If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it,” Albert Einstein reportedly said. I’d like to broaden the definition of addiction—and also retire the scientific idea that all addictions are pathological and harmful.
This article was originally published on The Conversation. What if babies could tell us what they want, before they start crying for it?