Posts tagged human
Could human memories be uploaded and stored — just like data — in a computer? Scientists say not now, but in the coming decades it’s likely we’ll be able to store our memories in a way that allows us to retrieve them later. Long the stuff of science fiction novels, this kind of merger between computer technology and the human brain is being pushed by new findings in neuroscience, as well as advances in computer science and artificial intelligence. Read more
Need a morning “boost”? Then this might be the cereal for you!
From oysters and the gonads of hermaphroditic sea urchins, to Viagra and the Horny Goat Weed supplements at your local gas station, there seem to be no shortages of food and pills purported to boost the sex drive. However, you may be surprised where the latest libido booster is popping up: your cereal bowl.
These 10 people didn’t have greatness thrust upon them. They weren’t born great. They faced challenges and prejudices and misconceptions. And despite it all, they chose to stretch the limits of what they could do, and in the process, they became truly exceptional.
Do we REALLY need bras? Yes and no (more no, but there’s no harm in yes… I think I’ll hand over to Laci on this one).
A computer can predict what you’re dreaming about based on brain wave activity, new research suggests. By measuring people’s brain activity during waking moments, researchers were able to pick out the signatures of specific dream imagery — such as keys or a bed — while the dreamer was asleep. Read more.
Echoing with joyful song and with a congregation bent on leading better lives, this London church is like any other — except there’s no mention of God.
I’ve often pondered this. As a kid, I went to church. I hated the “worship” part, but really enjoyed the socializing. As an atheist adult, I’ve wondered about the appeal of an “atheist church” — it sounds more like a social club for non-believers and, possibly, a pretty good idea. Thoughts? ~Ian
By making his historic announcement in Latin, Pope Benedict XVI breathed new life into the so-called dead language. In fact, a knowledge of the ancient tongue and the ability to understand Benedict’s XVI whispered farewell speech, allowed Italian journalist Giovanna Chirri to get the world scoop. Read more
North Korea staged an apparent nuclear test of six to seven kilotons in a striking act of defiance that if confirmed is sure to trigger global condemnation from enemies and allies alike. Read more