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The season you're born in affects your moodiness, study says

Hungarian research suggests that those born in the summer are moodier adults than those born in the winter.

By October 19, 2014


The future of 'microimplants' in your body: Wireless charging

Stanford researchers find a new way to safely charge tiny devices embedded inside the body. Cyberization, here we come.

By May 19, 2014


Lights! Neurons! Action! Binge-drinking lab rats go cold turkey

A new study using light to target and stimulate specific neurons in lab rats trained to drink much the way human binge-drinkers do finds the rodents "flat out stopped drinking."

By January 6, 2014


Professor to 'hack' into Stephen Hawking's brain

Scientists at Stanford University have created the iBrain, something that will help them translate brain waves onto a computer. As Stephen Hawking's body fades, they are hoping to "hack" his brain directly.

By June 24, 2012


Scientists help paralyzed rats walk by 'waking up' spinal cords

A five-year study out of the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology demonstrates that a simple chemical cocktail can revive the "innate intelligence" of the spinal column in rats.

By June 4, 2012


Antidepressants don't work for you? This could be why

What causes depression has been oversimplified, resulting in drugs that treat stress but not necessarily depression, according to new research out of Northwestern University.

By October 27, 2009


Q&A: Kurzweil on tech as a double-edged sword

Ray Kurzweil, inventor and futurist, discusses the Turing Test, human vs. machine intelligence, and the dangers of advanced technologies.

By November 19, 2008


Of mice and megabytes

Bloggers respond to the BBC's report on a supercomputer that simulates half of a mouse's brain.

By May 1, 2007