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    A Quiet Path Out of the Coronavirus Shadow

    Mindfulness helped this ER doctor through a dark time. It can help us through these times.

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    I Am Not a Machine. Yes You Are.

    Debating the impact of machine-created art.

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    The Trouble with Brain Scans

    An aspiring cognitive scientist faces the sketchy truth about fMRI.

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    Here’s How We’ll Know an AI Is Conscious

    Zombies are supposed to be capable of asking any question about the nature of experience. It’s worth wondering, though, how a person or machine devoid of experience could reflect on experience it doesn’t have.Photograph by Ars Electronica / Flickr The Australian philosopher David Chalmers famously asked whether “philosophical zombies” are conceivable—people who behave like you […]

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    I Have Come to Bury Ayn Rand

    A prominent evolutionary biologist slays the beast of Individualism.

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    This Tenet Shows Time Travel May Be Possible

    Director Christopher Nolan could take a tip from new research into “closed timelike curves.”

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    Blackout in the Brain Lab

    What will happen to the organoids? A work of fiction.

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    Life Beyond Human Has to Play by the Rules

    A zoologist explains why complex life anywhere depends on natural selection.

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    How Intelligent Could Life Be Without Natural Selection?

    Don’t be surprised if alien life forms are a lot like us.

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    The Charmed Life of Frank Wilczek

    A novelist gets a physicist to explain his scientific breakthroughs.