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Your brain transmits information about your current location and memories of past locations over the same neural pathways using different frequencies of a rhythmic electrical activity called gamma...
A new University of Toronto study has found that by two years of age, children are remarkably good at comprehending speakers who talk with regional accents the toddlers have never heard before. Even...
Employees who pursue creative activities outside of work may find that these activities boost their performance on the job, according to a new study by San Francisco State University organizational...
Maintaining an interest in the goals you pursue can improve your work and reduce burnout, according to research from Duke University. "Our research shows that interest is important in the process of...
Synapses are the points of contact at which information is transmitted between neurons. Without them, we would not be able to form thoughts or remember things. For memories to endure, synapses...
Lower levels of blood sugar may make married people angrier at their spouses and even more likely to lash out aggressively, new research reveals. In a 21-day study, researchers found that levels of...
Like rings of a tree, hair can reveal a lot of information about the past. It can tell if a person recently used drugs or an athlete was doping. It can provide information about hormones and expose...
Congratulations! It’s a baby… moon? A bright clump spotted orbiting Saturn at the outermost edge of its A ring may be a brand new moon in the process of being born, according to research recently...
In “Transcendence” — out Friday and directed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight”) — Johnny Depp plays Dr. Will Caster, an artificial-intelligence researcher...
After decades of start-and-stop, artificial intelligence is being advanced by major computing firms from Facebook and Google to IBM. In the left-hand input box, type, "The spirit is willing, but the...

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