articles tagged: scientific research
why humans and machines may have no choice but to merge
# tech

why humans and machines may have no choice but to merge

With so many imagining a future where machines exist not just by our side but as parts of us, we may have made sure that we have no choice but to become part robot.

why do less clothing and more cosmetics make people see you as less human?
# science

why do less clothing and more cosmetics make people see you as less human?

Researchers keep confirming that revealing more flesh and using more makeup can dehumanize you, but they haven't figured out exactly why.

want to look competent? wear expensive clothes.
# science

want to look competent? wear expensive clothes.

It turns out that clothes have an amazing effect on how we're perceived by others, even at first glance.

social media propagandists aren’t changing minds, and that’s terrible news
# politics

social media propagandists aren’t changing minds, and that’s terrible news

The good news is that foreign disinformation trolls aren't changing people's minds. The bad news is that, as it turns out, they don't have to…

has anyone ever been killed by dark matter?
# science

has anyone ever been killed by dark matter?

When you think about just how much dark matter there is in the universe, it would be pretty strange if it never harmed anyone or anything…

world of weird things podcast: why everything we know is a theory
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: why everything we know is a theory

This one is for every scientist and science writer who've been told that something is "just a theory" in response to an article.

why so much fitness and diet advice is wrong
# health

why so much fitness and diet advice is wrong

Getting fit is a massive industry which claims to have the latest science behind it. But as more people are taking their advice, the world's obesity epidemic is spreading. How is that possible?

world of weird things podcast: the white truffle walkers of the aporkalypse
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: the white truffle walkers of the aporkalypse

Dive into the shocking experiment that came eerily close to reanimating zombie pig brains and consider the exciting and terrifying consequences of the discovery it made.

what pig brains kept alive in a machine are teaching us about cheating death
# science

what pig brains kept alive in a machine are teaching us about cheating death

A new experiment on recently slaughtered pigs shows us that brains may be intact for a while after death, and we might have the technology to bring them back to life. Now what?

trump threatens american science to give “very fine people” new platforms
# science

trump threatens american science to give “very fine people” new platforms

The right manufactured a free speech crisis on college campuses and President Trump may be giving them a tool to hold the nation’s R&D labs hostage while demanding the spotlight.

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