The Implant That Can Control Your Brain
This nanoscale device meshes seamlessly with your neurons.
Reason Won’t Save Us
It’s time to accept the limits of how we think.
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 […]
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 […]
Why We’re Drawn Into Darkness
Author Robert MacFarlane on the awe and horror of subterranean places.
Is the Search for Dark Matter an Act of Faith?
In an underground laboratory, the talk turns to religion.
Through Fortitude or Stupidity, Lee Berger Is Rewriting Human History
The paleoanthropologist makes no apologies for going his own way.
The Dreams of the Man Who Discovered Neurons
Santiago Ramón y Cajal recorded his dreams to prove Freud wrong.
Why You Keep Dreaming About Being Naked
Are the common elements in our dreams the result of basic biology, or something deeper?
The Necessity of Musical Hallucinations
That song stuck in your head is your brain doing its work.