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New Device Brings Computers a Step Closer to Mind-Reading

While we’re not quite to the point where machines can read our thoughts (despite what the conspiracy theorists claim), this new development suggests the technology is getting closer to reality. Currently under development at University of California San Francisco, a device known as a “neuroprosthesis” can actually recognize electrical impulses generated by the brain when […]

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Scientists May Have Discovered the Virus That Makes Us Human

During one of the most intense flu seasons in recent years, it might seem hard to accept the possibility that a virus of any kind might have a beneficial impact… but according to a newly-published pair of scientific papers, it’s possible a prehistoric virus may have played a critical part in the evolution of the […]

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Doctors in India Remove a LIVE Cockroach From a Woman’s Skull

If you’re not already squirming from that headline, you’re obviously made of stronger stuff… but I haven’t even laid out the grisly details yet. So you might want to put down your lunch, or make sure you don’t feel tiny little insectoid feet brushing against the back of your neck… New Indian Express reported that […]

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Suspect Allegedly Used Human Brains to Achieve the Ultimate High

This story started out weird, and it’s just getting twistier by the minute as the details continue to trickle in (so to speak). It reached a horrific climax last Friday, when a preserved human brain was discovered in a plastic shopping bag under the front porch of a vacant trailer in Penn Township, Pennsylvania. The brain was discovered […]

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This Start-Up Company is Working on a Way to Resurrect the Dead

Yes, you read that right. But if you’re already seeing visions of Herbert West running rampant with his glowing syringe, creating armies of rowdy, murderous zombies, you might need to dial your fears (or fantasies?) down a few clicks, because artificial intelligence entrepreneur Josh Bocanegra has something else in mind… pardon the pun. Bocanegra has […]