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    The Implant That Can Control Your Brain

    This nanoscale device meshes seamlessly with your neurons.

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    Reason Won’t Save Us

    It’s time to accept the limits of how we think.

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    Physicists Say Google’s Quantum Computer Is Still Far From Practical

    Google and company claim that their quantum computer can do in 200 seconds what it would take a supercomputer 10,000 years to do.Illustration by plotplot / Shutterstock News on the quantum physics grapevine, Frankfurt Institute theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder tells me, is that Google will announce something special next week: Their paper on achieving quantum […]

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    The Problem with the Frozen Poop Knife Study

    In an experiment designed to test whether a tool forged by the cold from human waste could be used to kill a dog, surely the frozen implements created in the lab ought to have been tested on the skin of a dog.Photograph by K.H.Trudeau / Shutterstock When, some weeks ago, I was first contacted by […]

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    Why We’re Drawn Into Darkness

    Author Robert MacFarlane on the awe and horror of subterranean places.

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    Is the Search for Dark Matter an Act of Faith?

    In an underground laboratory, the talk turns to religion.

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    Through Fortitude or Stupidity, Lee Berger Is Rewriting Human History

    The paleoanthropologist makes no apologies for going his own way.

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    The Dreams of the Man Who Discovered Neurons

    Santiago Ramón y Cajal recorded his dreams to prove Freud wrong.

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    Why You Keep Dreaming About Being Naked

    Are the common elements in our dreams the result of basic biology, or something deeper?

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    The Necessity of Musical Hallucinations

    That song stuck in your head is your brain doing its work.