Who — or what — really controls your mind?
June 19, 2023
Carl Sagan famously said, “Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a Universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.” Our crossword today features the latest theories from top physicists about the Universe.
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New research shows that the transition from general to specific memories involves the maturation of inhibitory neurons in the hippocampus.
Nobody actually knows what will come of AI. But we can console ourselves with the knowledge that nobody has ever really known anything about the future.
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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline relaunched last year with a new number, yet few Americans are aware of the helpline and its purpose.
There may be more energy in methane hydrates than in all the world’s oil, coal, and gas combined. It could be the perfect "bridge fuel" to a clean energy future.
The brightest gamma-ray burst ever observed, GRB 221009A behaved in unexpected ways that might help us understand how they occur.
Descartes broke from the European philosophers who preceded him and devised a new way of considering humanity and the world.
A study found that older adults who cannot balance on one foot for ten seconds have an 84% higher risk of death than those who can.