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Mental Health
New PTSD Therapy Dulls the Sting of Painful Memories
New PTSD Therapy Dulls the Sting of Painful Memories
Mental Health
New PTSD Therapy Dulls the Sting of Painful Memories
A Canadian researcher’s reconsolidation therapy is helping people overcome PTSD by allowing them to edit painful memories to be less emotionally impactful.
By Kristin Houser
February 24, 2020

A Canadian researcher’s reconsolidation therapy is helping people overcome PTSD by allowing them to edit painful memories to be less emotionally impactful.

Cyborgs
Scientists Engineered “Cyborg Grasshoppers” to Sniff out Bombs
Scientists Engineered “Cyborg Grasshoppers” to Sniff out Bombs
Cyborgs
Scientists Engineered “Cyborg Grasshoppers” to Sniff out Bombs
By implanting electrodes into the brains of grasshoppers, scientists were able to harness the insects’ sense of smell for the purpose of explosive detection.
By Kristin Houser
February 24, 2020

By implanting electrodes into the brains of grasshoppers, scientists were able to harness the insects’ sense of smell for the purpose of explosive detection.

Public Heath
China Is Responding to the Coronavirus in a Way Only China Could
China Is Responding to the Coronavirus in a Way Only China Could
Public Heath
China Is Responding to the Coronavirus in a Way Only China Could
China is using its vast surveillance network and near-total control over citizens to respond to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in a way perhaps no other nation could.
By Kristin Houser
February 22, 2020

China is using its vast surveillance network and near-total control over citizens to respond to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in a way perhaps no other nation could.

Tech & The Arts
The Algorithm Playwright
The Algorithm Playwright
Tech & The Arts
The Algorithm Playwright
Annie Dorsen allows algorithms to write her plays, and it challenges our fundamental understanding of art.
February 21, 2020

Annie Dorsen allows algorithms to write her plays, and it challenges our fundamental understanding of art.

Space
Want to Visit the Moon? NASA Is Accepting Astronaut Applications
Want to Visit the Moon? NASA Is Accepting Astronaut Applications
Space
Want to Visit the Moon? NASA Is Accepting Astronaut Applications
NASA has announced plans to begin accepting applications for its next class of Astronaut Candidates, some of whom may go on to visit the moon or even Mars.
By Kristin Houser
February 21, 2020

NASA has announced plans to begin accepting applications for its next class of Astronaut Candidates, some of whom may go on to visit the moon or even Mars.

Public Health
Experts Unveil “Breakthrough” Map of Key Coronavirus Protein
Experts Unveil “Breakthrough” Map of Key Coronavirus Protein
Public Health
Experts Unveil “Breakthrough” Map of Key Coronavirus Protein
Scientists have created the first atomic-scale 3D map of 2019-nCoV’s spike protein, the part of the coronavirus that infiltrates human cells.
By Kristin Houser
February 20, 2020

Scientists have created the first atomic-scale 3D map of 2019-nCoV’s spike protein, the part of the coronavirus that infiltrates human cells.

Cybersecurity
We’re One Step Closer to a Super-Secure Quantum Internet
We’re One Step Closer to a Super-Secure Quantum Internet
Cybersecurity
We’re One Step Closer to a Super-Secure Quantum Internet
Scientists have successfully entangled photons across a 52-mile-long quantum loop in Chicago, a major milestone along the path to a quantum Internet.
By Kristin Houser
February 20, 2020

Scientists have successfully entangled photons across a 52-mile-long quantum loop in Chicago, a major milestone along the path to a quantum Internet.

The Brain
Stimulating Monkeys’ Brains Snaps Them out of Unconsciousness
monkey consciousness
The Brain
Stimulating Monkeys’ Brains Snaps Them out of Unconsciousness
Researchers found that they could induce a state of consciousness in an unconscious monkey by electrically stimulating a specific part of the animal’s brain.
By Kristin Houser
February 19, 2020

Researchers found that they could induce a state of consciousness in an unconscious monkey by electrically stimulating a specific part of the animal’s brain.

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