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Aug 21, 2015
Quartz and Marketplace look at Donald Trump's immigration reform plan and Turkish whistling.

Holiday drinks: A mix of science and clever marketing

Nov 26, 2014
Here's why you crave that pumpkin spice latte and other "holidays in a glass."
Shoppers wait in line at Starbucks while shopping at a Black Friday event.
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How do you perceive time? Jump off a building and see

Oct 3, 2014
To understand our economic choices, scientist Dave Eagleman says we should look at how our brains process time and information.

Get out of my head, man!: Scientist controls colleague's finger with mind

Aug 29, 2013
A researcher at the University of Washington sent a brain signal through the internet to move another man's finger.

Better, stronger, faster: How close are we to becoming cyborgs?

Mar 15, 2013
Science fiction loves the merger of the human body and machine. In mid-March 2013, what's the status of the merger? Will Oremus, a writer for Slate who has been working on a series about using tech to build better people,…

Telepathic rats communicate via computer

Mar 1, 2013
A lab at Duke University has taken us one step closer to mind-melding, using rats.

The Human Brain Project and Recruiting More Cyberwarriors

Jan 29, 2013
The European Commission is giving $1 billion to the Human Brain Project, an effort to build a computer model of the human brain. The Pentagon wants to nearly quintuple the size of its cyber command. Experts acknowledge the seriousness of…

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Always on (the Internet) in 2013, and controlling a robotic arm with a brain implant

Dec 30, 2012
Molly Wood of CNET gives her tech predictions for 2013, and Professor Andrew Schwartz describes research that helped a paraplegic woman control a robot arm with a brain implant.

'Chipping' our kids: Can we fight truancy with technology?

Jun 1, 2012
Can technology keep kids from skipping school? In San Antonio, they're going to track children with the same microchips used for cattle, or boxes in a Walmart warehouse. Plus: Are you ready for some "backyard" neuroscience?