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Is It Possible to Predict the Next Black Swan Event?
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Computer Science
Is It Possible to Predict the Next Black Swan Event?
Extremely rare but massively disruptive, no one sees a black swan event coming. But researchers are building a method that may change that.
August 14, 2020

Extremely rare but massively disruptive, no one sees a black swan event coming. But researchers are building a method that may change that.

CRISPR
Gene-Edited Squid: A Breakthrough in Brain Health Research
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CRISPR
Gene-Edited Squid: A Breakthrough in Brain Health Research
Researchers use CRISPR to create a gene-edited squid. This work could help advance research on neurodegenerative diseases like Huntington's or Alzheimer's.
August 14, 2020

Researchers use CRISPR to create a gene-edited squid. This work could help advance research on neurodegenerative diseases like Huntington's or Alzheimer's.

Mental Health
App Brings Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Into Your Home
Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy
Mental Health
App Brings Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Into Your Home
The Field Trip app aims to help people get some of the benefits of psychedelic-assisted therapy outside the confines of a clinic.
August 13, 2020

The Field Trip app aims to help people get some of the benefits of psychedelic-assisted therapy outside the confines of a clinic.

Outer Space
The Dwarf Planet Ceres May Hide A Subterranean Sea
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Outer Space
The Dwarf Planet Ceres May Hide A Subterranean Sea
The largest body in the asteroid belt, the dwarf planet Ceres may hide a salty subterranean sea.
August 12, 2020

The largest body in the asteroid belt, the dwarf planet Ceres may hide a salty subterranean sea.

Coronavirus
Is It Safe to Fly Right Now? MIT Expert Weighs In
Is It Safe to Fly
Coronavirus
Is It Safe to Fly Right Now? MIT Expert Weighs In
Is it safe to fly right now? An MIT professor calculated the risk of air travel during the pandemic in two different flight scenarios.
August 12, 2020

Is it safe to fly right now? An MIT professor calculated the risk of air travel during the pandemic in two different flight scenarios.

Dope Science
One Ayahuasca Experience Could Have Lasting Effects on the Brain
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Dope Science
One Ayahuasca Experience Could Have Lasting Effects on the Brain
Researchers believe just one ayahuasca experience may be enough to have a lasting effect on the brain.
August 11, 2020

Researchers believe just one ayahuasca experience may be enough to have a lasting effect on the brain.

Aerospace
Scientists Find a New Way to Detect Space Junk Orbiting Earth
Space Junk
Aerospace
Scientists Find a New Way to Detect Space Junk Orbiting Earth
A new technique for tracking space junk with lasers works during daylight hours — making previously “invisible” space debris visible.
August 11, 2020

A new technique for tracking space junk with lasers works during daylight hours — making previously “invisible” space debris visible.

Hacking for Good
DEF CON Hackers Compete to Hijack a Satellite in Orbit
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Hacking for Good
DEF CON Hackers Compete to Hijack a Satellite in Orbit
DEF CON’s Space Security Challenge 2020 tasked teams with hacking satellites. The grand prize? Nothing less than the moon.
August 10, 2020

DEF CON’s Space Security Challenge 2020 tasked teams with hacking satellites. The grand prize? Nothing less than the moon.

Neuroscience
Nerve-Stimulating Earbud Could Accelerate Language Learning
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Device
Neuroscience
Nerve-Stimulating Earbud Could Accelerate Language Learning
A non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation device can make language learning easier — and it might help with other types of learning, too.
August 10, 2020

A non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation device can make language learning easier — and it might help with other types of learning, too.

Digital Detectives
An Invite to Hack Voting Machines
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Digital Detectives
An Invite to Hack Voting Machines
Voting machines may have security vulnerabilities, so the largest supplier is inviting pro hackers to find them.
August 9, 2020

Voting machines may have security vulnerabilities, so the largest supplier is inviting pro hackers to find them.

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Biohackers
Biohackers
Meet the bio-renegades who are modifying their bodies and even hijacking their own genomes in the name of discovery.

Meet the bio-renegades who are modifying their bodies and even hijacking their own genomes in the name of discovery.

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Dope Science
Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing.

Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing.

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Wrong
Wrong
Bad predictions made by some of our brightest minds

Bad predictions made by some of our brightest minds