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Alexander Vilenkin – What is the Far Far Future of Humans in the Universe?

Consider humanity’s astounding progress in science during the past three hundred years. Now take a deep breath and project forward three billion years. Assuming humans survive, can we even conceive of what our progeny might be like? Will we colonize … Continue reading

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That little voice in your head — if you have it — may be aligning your thoughts | ScienceBlog.com

It’s not uncommon these days to have some time alone with your thoughts. But what does that sound like, if it sounds like anything at all? Many people feel their thoughts take the form of an inner voice, a sort of … Continue reading

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What if cracks in concrete could fix themselves? – Congrui Jin

View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-if-cr… Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. It can be found in swathes of city pavements, bridges that span vast rivers and the tallest skyscrapers on earth. But it does have a … Continue reading

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Our Brains’ Information Processing Capacity Is Constrained by a Constant but Limited Energy Supply

Our brains have an upper limit on how much they can process at once due to a constant but limited energy supply, according to a new UCL study using a brain imaging method that measures cellular metabolism. The study, published in … Continue reading

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New Quantum Approach for Sharing Secrets Sets a Record With 11 Dimensions

An artistic impression sharing a secret using structured light. Credit: Wits University Wits Researchers have demonstrated a new quantum approach for sharing a secret amongst many parties, setting a new record for the highest dimensions and parties to date. Researchers … Continue reading

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Immunology Is Where Intuition Goes to Die

Which is too bad because we really need to understand how the immune system reacts to the coronavirus.   Updated at 10:36 a.m. ET on August 5, 2020. There’s a joke about immunology, which Jessica Metcalf of Princeton recently told … Continue reading

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There Are More Than Two Human Sexes

In high school biology, we learn that humans are born with either XX or XY chromosomes, and that a person’s internal and external sex organs match those chromosomes. It turns out, however, that sex isn’t that straightforward. Hosted by: Hank … Continue reading

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Half the universe was missing… until now

Half of the ordinary baryonic matter has been tough to find but Fast Radio Bursts made it possible to detect the WHIM. Thanks to Kiwico for sponsoring this video! For 20% off go to https://kiwico.com/veritasium or use code VERITASIUM at … Continue reading

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Study reveals exciting speech processing similarities between humans and dogs

Dog brains, just as human brains, process speech hierarchically: intonations at lower, word meanings at higher stages. Human brains process lexical meaning separately from the emotional prosody of speech at higher levels of the processing hierarchy. Dog brains can also … Continue reading

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Running Backwards, Doing Laundry and Other Unusual Hobbies

Gardening, cooking, knitting, reading. We all have hobbies. But some people pursue more unique pastimes. Like what? Well, some win more claw machine prizes than they know what to do with, set world records for running backwards and travel great … Continue reading

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